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Birthday present for MIL?

I'm racking my brain trying to come up with something inexpensive ($25) for my MIL who is turning 70 on Friday. She loves gardening, so her yard is full of plants and flowers. My first thought was a gardening pad for her to kneel on, but she has one. Any ideas?
PS - I love her!


Asked by missanc at 3:46 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Holidays

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  • My dd made stepping stones once from a kit at Michaels craft store. Could you or your kids make something for her garden?

    Answer by ria7 at 3:50 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • a nice planter, wind chimes, a decorative thermometer/ or birdfeeder - honestly Lowes or homedepot have great choices... most the time that i dont know what to get for my mom - who also gardens - i just go wander around those stores until i see something that matches her garden/ yard decor in some way. also you have have kids make garden stones - they sell kids at craft stores... gmas like that... you can do handprints or older kids can make designs.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 4:33 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • a handmade stone for the garden would be really cute from the kids.
    i would say something to make gardening easier like a new tool or something...

    Answer by john2007 at 6:22 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • What about a nice bird feeder for her garden? Gift card to menards or lowes?

    A nice hanging basket?

    Answer by ria7 at 3:49 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Only thing i can think of (and i suck at picking out gifts) is a candle or a picture frame.

    Answer by Cherries12 at 3:48 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • gift cards are the easy way to go. maybe you could buy her some stepping stones with words on them? or some new gardening tools. maybe a nice patio chair. sprinklers? a hose and a nice sprayer? heck, maybe even some pots and plants and potting soil? or some round up spray to get rid of weeds?

    Answer by febmom007 at 3:49 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Does she have nice gardening gloves? They are always a nice gift, I think.

    Answer by elizabr at 3:51 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Mine crochets, so I might get her some patterns or materials that she wants.

    Other than that, anything from the kids is a safe bet. LOL. I've gotten her candles that have "grandma" themes, hand molds, etc. Usually if it is something from the kids I throw a gift certificate for the arts and crafts store and new pics of the kids in the card.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 4:32 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 7:52 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Gardening gloves,shovels,trowel,a special type of plant,gazing globe,garden statue,

    Answer by liss05 at 11:22 PM on Apr. 18, 2011