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Grandma's Basket for Mother's Day?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: Grandma's Basket for Mother's Day?
By Reds9298 on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 01:25 pm:

I wasn't sure if I should stick this in with my post about the Mother's Day book, but...

Dh and I are having a hard time deciding about mom's day gifts for our moms. They both have everything, they are in their 60's, and we've pretty much "given it all" at some point or another.

Natalie is his mom's only grandchild, and the only grandchild under 6 in my family. Needless to say they like her because she's little! :) Anyway, we were thinking lastnight about maybe a large Grandma's basket....with things for Natalie and Grandma to do when she is visiting at their house. Is this a silly idea? Be honest. My mom has next to no toys at her house, and although his mom does have some nice things, they are all bigger things. Neither one of them has diapers, wipes, or really anything geared toward the care of little ones.

We were thinking:
-splitting a pack of diapers between them (we're going to start potty training soon!)
-wipes
-1-2 books
-crayons
-coloring book

That's not very much so far, but what else? Other ideas? Is this whole thing a dumb idea?

By Yjja123 on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 01:47 pm:

I think it is a cute idea. Make sure to include something personal like a picture of your daughter or something she colored. You can say how much your daughter enjoys seeing them and the basket is things they can do with her.

By Reds9298 on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 02:53 pm:

Okay...you're already helping! :) That's a very nice thing to say in the card, and I hadn't thought of a framed pic. Thanks Yvonne!

Kepp 'em comin' girls!

By Conni on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 02:58 pm:

movie

books- some to read to natalie and maybe one just for Grandma's reading pleasure.

hot tea or gourmet coffee

mug with Natalie's picture?

I made a calendar at Wal-Mart online with snapshots of my kids/family that hangs in my kitchen.

Lotions for Grandma or perfume

gift card for Grandma to rest. she likes

matching slippers for Grandma and Natalie?

CD

Game

You could do a Gardening basket with things they could plant together?

OK, some of these ideas arent that great! lol Sorry.

I can't think, Blake is babbling nonstop about me playing baseball with him!!! Guess I better get outside.

Have fun! I think I might make it a mixture of things to do with Natalie and things just for Grandma.

By Reds9298 on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 09:19 pm:

Thanks for the suggestions Conni! :)
Bump!

By Tink on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 09:42 pm:

GC for an ice cream treat for the two of them, photo album or scrapbook to use as a brag book, the small 2x3 or 3x5 gift books with quotes about grandmothers, ingredients for a batch of cookies to bake together, ceramic handprint plaque or kit to make it together, a picture frame that plays a recording of Natalie's voice saying "I love you, Nana"

We're doing something similar to this with a flower pot that the kids will paint with their hands. Thumbprint flowers around the top rim and handprint flowers on the main part of the pot. I think the grandmothers will love this, Deanna.

By Kittycat_26 on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 07:29 am:

Bubbles! We have them everywhere we go. They also work for a quick entertainment when waiting in the car.

By Reds9298 on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 08:22 am:

Great ideas ladies!!!! No brainer on the bubbles Amanda, I should have thought of that! We use those all the time at home, too. Thanks!
Tink - I love the baking cookies idea and the handprint flower pot that you're doing. I love all the ideas!
Now I have to get started getting this together. Thank you, thank you!!

By Vicki on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 09:21 am:

I would also be sure to throw some things in there that are just for grandma. If it is all stuff to care for dd, that should be stuff you take when you visit or if they watch her anyway. I think activities for them to do together is a great idea!


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