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14 hours ago, AmericanRam said:

I was in the same situation when i was in college and my mom turned 50.

I ended up cooking her something and taking some pictures I had of me and her to a local shop and had them make a framed collage out of it.

She loved it and I am sure whatever you give her she will love it too as it will come from the heart.ūüĎć

This.

You can do the collage for free online and Max Spielman print it off and throw in a frame for a tenner.

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Just a pointer.

It really, really ducks me off to open a present and it has someone elses face (that most of the time annoys me to look at), multiplied and given to me as a gift.

Like when my sister gives my Dad his Xmas present, and it's the school photgraphs of her kids. He says thanks, but he much prefers my Norwich away tickets.

Might be a woman thing.

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Invite her over to Manchester (you are there aren't you?) for "Mum's day of fun" and show her round. The Leonardo exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery is free, but bound to be interesting. Or if that's not her thing, maybe the science museum? 

The hot food counter at the Rivals Bar at the Royal Exchange Theatre does good jacket spuds - everyone loves those. Or if it's Sunday, the roast at Beastro is only 12 quid (it's your mum and it's once a year). And you must know a million good places. 

EDIT: And it's normally free to  be in the audience for a TV show, but often great fun. You could see what's on at MediaCity.

And just chat about stuff. Ask her questions about her life when she was your age. 

Take lots of pictures and follow up with some sort of hard copy photographic momento. 

Edited by Carl Sagan

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3 minutes ago, Carl Sagan said:

Invite her over to Manchester (you are there aren't you?) for "Mum's day of fun" and show her round. The Leonardo exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery is free, but bound to be interesting. Or if that's not her thing, maybe the science museum? 

The hot food counter at the Rivals Bar at the Royal Exchange Theatre does good jacket spuds - everyone loves those. Or if it's Sunday, the roast at Beastro is only 12 quid (it's your mum and it's once a year). And you must know a million good places. 

And just chat about stuff. Ask her questions about her life when she was your age. 

Take lots of pictures and follow up with some sort of hard copy photographic momento. 

All sounds very nice but you assume she likes him and wants to spend time with him. 

Might be glad to see the back of him and enjoying the peace.

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41 minutes ago, ilkleyram said:

Do you mean hang gliding lessons? 

Just asking for a friend

Yes inded, fat finger syndrome.

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On 10/02/2019 at 18:26, Phoenix said:

How about a course of hand-gliding lessons?

 

1 hour ago, ilkleyram said:

Do you mean hang gliding lessons? 

Just asking for a friend

 

23 minutes ago, Phoenix said:

Yes inded, fat finger syndrome.

 

That's a really, really, really fat finger... The D & G are two keys apart, with a bloody gret "F" in between!   

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On 10/02/2019 at 17:51, BurtonRam7 said:

Looking for advice on what to get my Mum for her birthday (28th Feb).

She's had a really tough year and I want to show her how much she means to me. As a student, I don't have much money and I'm also disgracefully bad at arty crafty things. So preferably something not too expensive that is still meaningful or something that I could put together without too much trouble. Any advice appreciated.

If you have android you can use this app to create your photo book for her. The book is free but has a £5.99 delivery fee. 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.planetart.wrendauk

 

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I think I've decided on what I'm going to do. @Parsnip has very kindly offered to make an oak bath caddy for her, which I think she'll like. 

The typical present that I get her for Mother's Day is flowers, although that may change based on some of the suggestions I've seen on this thread. I particularly like your idea, @Carl Sagan, so I may use that on 31 March.

She's also a huge fan of running. She does loads of 30+ mile off-road ultras but she also loves doing the London Marathon. She's always said that the one thing she wants to see us kids do before she dies is London, so I've decided to tell her that I'll be getting a charity place for next year's race. I think she'll be absolutely ecstatic (I won't be - I absolutely hate running). 

Thanks again for the suggestions guys. I really appreciate it. I'm sure it won't be long before I create a thread asking for charity donations!

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