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Old 04-28-2008   #1
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Mother's Day

I know this is not about whitewater or anything related to it but, I spent most of my evening hunting aimlessly online for mothers day ideas. Thus, have not been able to get my normal fix of the buzz. So I figured I'd see if I could kill two birds with one stone here. Surf the buzz, and get mother's day ideas. I posted it here thinking more women would see it...

So yea, I am absolutely clueless on what to get my mom because she just goes out and pretty much buys whatever she needs.

In the past five years I've gotten her shoes, made her a sweet Grateful Dead CD (she is a recovering Dead Head), Gift certificates to nice restaurants, gift certificates to spas, and I'm sure there were some flowers mixed in there as well.

The catch is she is 2000 miles away. So I need something that I can get online and have delivered. All the "Gift" and flower websites blow. Everything is really cheesy (food baskets, engraved crap, jewelry boxes, frames of all shapes and sizes, lame family tree stuff, etc.)

My mom is young, she is only turning 40 this June. So all that crap seems inappropriate. I want something hip, cool, green/organic would be cool. This is also my first mom's day away from home. So I'd like it to be something pretty kick ass since I can't be there in person to give it to her.

I know we have a few ladies on here, and even a few moms. So please let me know if you have any ideas (guys your ideas are welcome too. what you getting your mom/wife).

Please help so I can get something delivered on time, and get back to day dreaming about kayaking! Thanks!

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Old 04-29-2008   #2
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The food baskets, etc. that you find most places are pretty lame but Omaha Steaks does some excellent packages. You can get some very high quality meals either pre-done with the whole kit'n'kaboodle or just good cuts of meat. You can do anything from one meal to a weeks worth and they deliver them timely and cold. They've got variety, too; from steaks to chicken, fish, and cheeses, etc. I thought it was taking the easy way out the first time round but not having to cook for a couple nights was REALLY appreciated and has been one of the better gifts we've given people.

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Old 04-29-2008   #3
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Make her a collage of pictures from your recent adventures- especially if she was involved in any of them. They make collage frames specifically for this. Write her a sonnet or even just a letter reminding her of at least one of your favorite memories with her and mail the whole thing yourself.
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Old 04-29-2008   #4
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Send her cash for a bag of greens. you cant get anymore green than that. or send her some boulder in some coffee grounds.
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Old 04-29-2008   #5
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I doubt a person can go wrong with flowers (My Mom and Wife don't even give the slightest indication of disappointment in them, a well thought out or made card helps), especially if she doesn't get them very often and seems to have everything else.

It may seem cliché, but I think the important part is sharing that you appreciate her. With my Mom I would send them to her office on Friday, that way she could enjoy them longer and take them home for the weekend if she liked.
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Old 04-29-2008   #6
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Dude, what's her address...I got you covered.
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Old 04-29-2008   #7
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Someone had to say it

Sounds like cougar season to me.
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Old 04-29-2008   #8
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haha, i knew it was only a matter of time before the cougar comments came out. i had to deal with stuff like that all through high school. sorta gotten over it at this point in my life. i'm just glad to know she is safely married 2000 miles away from you guys, haha.
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Old 05-08-2008   #9
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Well, Let's see, I'm 40 and a Mom (Although my kid paddles a Jackson Shooting Star) But if I were your Mom and 2,000 miles away from Colorado, a couple of tickets would be nice, like one for the lift and one for the plane?

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