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#1 Night Elf

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:24 PM

Mom wants to have our Christmas celebration at her house on the 23rd and she lives with my grandmother so that means I have to bring something for her too. This woman has everything she needs. She wants for absolutely nothing. Every Christmas, birthday, and Mother's Day, both my mom and her sister struggle to come up with gift ideas. She doesn't even like plants and flowers.

 

Grandma loves cake. I'm thinking of buying her a special small bundt cake from a specialty store and having them wrap in cellophane with a ribbon. Would that be an okay gift? 


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#2 J-rap

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:26 PM

I think that's perfect!  Can you do it when all of you are there?  Then she can share it with everyone, which I'm sure will bring her the most happiness. 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:28 PM

It sounds perfect!

#4 happysmileylady

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

Yes, I think thats a fine gift



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

I think edible gifts are fabulous for that sort of person. We give my husband's grandmother an order of pears from Harry & David every year. She LOVES them...and tells everyone they are HERS and she will NOT be sharing!  :lol:


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#6 Carol in Cal.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:36 PM

That's a great gift unless she has blood sugar issues.

 



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:02 PM

FABULOUS gift. We recently had a small, specialty bundt store open near us and we're ALL wanting an excuse to try a cake or two! 



#8 Night Elf

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:23 PM

The store is called Nothing Bundt Cakes. What I was going to buy her was a bundlet which is a small cake. It's big enough for 4 people to have a small piece if you quarter it. I thought about bringing an 8" cake to her but then she would feel obligated to share and would it really seem like a personal gift? I am planning on bringing apple pie. I didn't want to buy her a small cake and then bring a larger one for the rest of us. That seems silly. I want the cake to be special for just her.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:28 PM

That sounds beautiful. And so appropriate. What a good idea!

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:50 PM

Awesome gift idea!!



#11 Annie G

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:02 PM

Bundlets are more like large individual servings.  For an older person, maybe three tiny pieces.  They are awesome! They sell them at our local hockey games and they come in a little plastic container so you can eat a few bites and put it back in the fridge. It's a GREAT gift for an elderly person! They freeze super well, too, in case you can't decide on just one flavor. 



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

Absolutely! Consumables are the best gift for everyone!!

#13 Night Elf

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:34 PM

Oh good. I worried it would be lame. Last year I gave her a rice pack that you heat up in the microwave and I don't think she understood what it was. There's no telling where it is. I doubt she ever used it.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:30 PM

I give my 95 yo mom a cake thing from Williams Sonoma every year.  I think it is the reason she keeps living...for one more Christmas and that yummy cake!

 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:21 PM

The store is called Nothing Bundt Cakes. What I was going to buy her was a bundlet which is a small cake. It's big enough for 4 people to have a small piece if you quarter it. I thought about bringing an 8" cake to her but then she would feel obligated to share and would it really seem like a personal gift? I am planning on bringing apple pie. I didn't want to buy her a small cake and then bring a larger one for the rest of us. That seems silly. I want the cake to be special for just her.

Oh HAPPY DAY! THAT is the new cake store which opened near us. Now that it's Hive recommended, I just MUST go! LOL! It sounds like a lovely gift. Hint, hint if any of my five daughters are reading here...I'll share...perhaps (YEAH, RIGHT). 



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

absolutely.  she's 95 - give her food if that's what she likes.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:32 PM

Sounds wonderful! What a great gift! :wub:

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:41 AM

Great gift!  



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:21 AM

Absolutely. We all switched to buying grandma sweets and flowers when she was around 85. She already had more nightgowns then she will ever use. She had already given us most of her jewelry so she could see us enjoying it. What was left?
She is 105 now and she still loves receiving her favorite donuts.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:56 AM

Sounds fabulous!