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Re: Birthday Gifts for grown children

@esme My son is a total electronics geek, so whenever he upgrades his phone, earphones, iPad, etc....he passes them on to me....which I love and appreciate very much. He wants his old mom to be current with technology...and with how un-techy I am....I think sometimes he regrets that decision....LOL....😊😊because he has to teach me how to use them all.😉😉😉

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@haddon9 My son truly loves the care packages....I always include treats and goodies he might not buy himself....the one I sent him for Christmas had some kitchen gadgets that he really needed....silicone pot holders, kitchen towels, a couple of scrub daddy’s. I also make his favorite Monster Cookie Bars and Banana Bread. Even a box of microwave popcorn is fun....so many fun ideas...I’ll be anxious to hear what you included in your sons care package.

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For my daughter's birthdays, I take her out for lunch and then shopping so that she can pick out a gift for herself.


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Our daughter will be 36 in a couple of weeks.  We generally give her money, and she and I have a girl’s lunch out.....while my husband watches the grandkids.  We give our SIL money also. 

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Eight grandchildren.  Amazon cards and let them pick out what they want.  

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Our family has wish lists on Amazon. So it is easy to buy a gift that you know they want.

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That works.  You know your son so you know what pleases him.  My girls are in their early 30's and now that they each have a child and husband of their own,  we don't give them serious birthday gifts.  A pair of silver earrings, a bottle of their favorite cologne, a restaurant gift card, a bottle of wine.  Something I know they will like and appreciate.  I don't give my girls or their  husband's gift cards, other than to a restaurant, because it's like giving cash and they don't need cash.  Also, I like wrapping gifts.  

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I realize I am an Odd-ball when it comes to gifts.  As a 40 something adult, I don't need anything for my birthday.  All I need from my parents is a simple Happy Birthday, nothing else.  If someone asked me what I wanted I am really sincere when I say nothing.  If I need something I will buy it for myself.

 

DH and I don't exchange gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, valentine's day or x-mas.  For birthdays we go out to dinner as a family but that's as far as it goes.  

 

 

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   I give my son a generous gift card or check & DH & I take him & his girlfriend out to dinner.

  During the year if I see something  I know he would like I get it for him too.I call it “a just because gift”.

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@Nicksmom I also get my son just because gifts. It’s always fun to surprise him....he is always so appreciative.😊