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Need ideas for a special gift

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2007: Need ideas for a special gift
By Colette on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 04:22 pm:

I am looking for a few ideas. My mother in law's very best friend really stepped up to the plate when she passed away last December. She came 3-4 days a week to just sit with my father in law and she took him to church every Saturday night, and when he started getting sicker, she continued her visits, even more often than before and really offered him (and us) a great deal of comfort. Now that things are starting to settle down after his death, I'd like to get her a very special thank you gift. My in-laws were great crafters and made many things out of wood - he would build them and she would paint them. Recently I found a whole stash of these really cute apple baskets that look about the size of a small magazine rack. I think they probably made them for a church sale. Anyways, I thought I would take one of those and put some things in it for her. She doesn't want anything from the house except a photograph of the two of them. So, I thought maybe that and a book dealing with death - something like Tuesday's w/Maury. Any suggestions - especially on an appropriate book. She lives in a tiny little house so I don't want to give her any knick knacks and she does not go out to eat much because her dh has his own health issues. TIA - I want this to be really special.

By Luv2fly on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 05:08 pm:

She sounds like a very attentive caregiver. What a blessing!

Does she send alot of correspondance? Some beautiful monogrammed stationary and pretty stamps..

Does she have other friends she helps with? Maybe a gift cert for pedicures for two somewhere nice..

They eat in a lot? Maybe some frozen meals or an automatic Monday (or first Tuesday of every month or every other Friday) night meal delivery brought over by you or someone in your family (this could be take-out or homemade) along with little calendar fo the dates so it's easy to remember..

Does she like nature? Could you give a tree, bench, brick, etc. in her name to a city park, zoo, her church, etc.

A note from you expressing how helpful she was and how gratful you are will go a long way too.

By Karen~admin on Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 09:17 am:

Luv2fly has wonderful ideas! I agree with her.

By Yjja123 on Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 11:47 am:

How about a scrapbook with photos of your in-laws and poems about how much she touched their lives (and yours).

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