My Mom turned 90 in April. It was really hard to think of gifts she wanted (and needed) to buy for her. What do you get a 90 year old? When I went to visit her earlier in the year, she handed me a Miles Kimball catalog and had picked out three things she wanted. She said my two sisters and I should each buy her one of those things. Normally that would be okay but each of the items she picked were under $15.00. Actually, one was $14.99 and the other two were under $10. Now I know Mom doesn’t like us spending too much money on her but $10? I don’t think so! I ended up buying her all three items myself. My sisters were on their own!
I also made her a set of these cards so she could use them as thank you cards for any gifts she got from friends. Turned out I should have made a lot more than I did. She had three birthday parties and lots of gifts! The problem is she thinks the cards I made are way to nice to use! Sigh.