Post # 1
I am in the thick of Christmas shopping and had nearly gotten something for everyone but my own mom. My parents are currently about to list their house for sale and they’ve been getting rid of a lot of things so it feels silly to get her a “thing” but I can’t show up without something I feel like. They live about 2 hours away from me so I only see her maybe every other month or so. So I was thinking, would it be silly to give her a card and have a “coupon” for a lunch and shopping date for a date of her choosing to come and visit me? I live in a big city so it’s fun for her to come and visit for the day usually.
Is that a weird present for an adult kid to give their mom? She also knows we are a little tight on money this year and is already giving me some extra money to help pay some unexpected medical bills I incurred, so giving something expensive isn’t an option and would seem strange. (I’m getting my dad $25 golf balls for reference lol!)
thanks in advance bees bees and I hope you all have lovely holidays!
Post # 2
I am a 26 year old grown woman, and my parents still request “spend time with me” as birthday and Christmas gifts…so if your mom is anything like mine, that is genuinely what she would want.
Some people would find that super weird. But the older I get, the more I understand why and honestly the more I just want to spend quality time with my parents. Stuff is replaceable and they can get anything themselves. Time spent and memories made with you can’t be replaced.
Alright, I’m off my sappy soapbox now lol. I say go for it, I think she would love that.
Post # 3
Actually, I’ve gotten to a point at which I find the MOST amazing Christmas gifts are the gift of “experiences” together. I’ve given my mom gift cards for us to do a Paint and Wine place, a paint-your-own-pottery place (we like crafting and such!); I’ve given my husband a gift card to ride-along with a professional driver in one of those fancy, expensive cars… I give museum and nature place memberships (which have ALWAYS been used and enjoyed, and EVERYONE has ended up getting their own membership the following year).
So, yeah, I think giving any kind of gift that allows for experiences together is welcome. 🙂 Museums, a day of horseback-riding (check if the facility treats their animals with care), paint and wine, nature preserves, light shows, dinner-and-a-show packages, thrill adventures (zip lining or white water rafting, etc.), whatever makes sense in your situation.
Post # 4
I think it’s a great idea. I know my mom would love a gift like that.
Post # 5
See if you can find a postcard from the city you live in and write it on that. It will be super cute.