My mom's older sister is turning 70 next week, and my brother and I are looking for gift to send her. We could use a few ideas. I know you're all going to ask, "well, what does she like?" The truth is, I don't know. My aunt and I aren't super close, and we haven't had a face-to-face visit in several years (she lives several states away). Still, I think it would be nice to do something more than a phone call or a card to acknowledg her birthday. She's been going through a rough time; her husband passed away just about a year ago, and she recently had painful back surgery.
the thing is, I know my mom could give me a few suggestions, but I really don't want to ask her. She has a tendency to get over involved. I'd like her to butt out of my dealings with relatives, and I'm afraid if I ask her to help, I'll be sending mixed messages.
so, yeah, I need some ideas. I thought I'd come up with the perfect thing: an Edible Arrangement bouquet-but it turns out there's no store in my Aunt's area that would deliver to her. My brother suggested a picture frame or an album, but I don't think either of those is enough. I don't even have a picture of us I could include, and anyway, those things would cost a lot just to mail. A gift card to somewhere would be good...but I'm not sure to where.