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RivalOfTheRose
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This year is my wife's first Mother's Day as a mother. I am having trouble coming up with something special to give and/or do for her to make her first one memorable. Do you guys have any ideas that I can steal? I know it's kind lame, but I am racking my brain here and coming up nothing.

Thanks!

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Stephan
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I got my wife a family ring last year with all four of our birthstones on it. Only works if you are done having children though.

This year I am getting her a case of her favorite wine.

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Something with the baby's footprints or hand prints (or both)is always a cute idea.
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Were you in Utah, I'd suggest going down to a glass studio and make a glass flower. It's pretty, unique, hand-made, affordable, and it doesn't wilt.

They may have something similar wherever you live.

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DNA11 makes genetically unique art pieces, finger prints lips and of course the double helix. Right now the price for a desk portrait size is two hundred, there is a big canvas option starting at four hundred as well. The canvas can be shipped with a frame, ready to decorate the nursery.

It takes a little time to ship out the testing kit, send it back and then wait for the product to arrive.

I gave one to my mother of my dna, quite literally a picture of myself and none other. I don't see why any mother wouldn't love a portrait of their kids truly most unique aspect.

DNA11

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I got my mom a subscription to Arizona Highways magazine. Maybe there's a magazine that features photos and stories of your state.
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Does she garden? Mother's Day is the perfect holiday to give plants, because it's planting season (at least here). A rosebush or fruit tree, if you have a yard with room for one, would be a nice gift.
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You could always have a Cast made of your child's hand and/or foot. Something memorable that your wife will always love. You can generally find people who do it locally, or try your hand at doing it yourself with a kit. That's what i am trying this year.
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AH's post about DNA11 gave me an idea: take a closeup of each of our kids' eyes and arrange them in a framed portrait. I don't think it would look weird if I do it right. Maybe a little note about how she made all of these.
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AchillesHeel
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Oooh. Take a close high def picture of her eye, yours and the baby's.

Color each by birth stone and frame each, with the child between yours and hers.

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That's a great idea. That would look awesome. Maybe I'll have to rethink what I was envisioning.

I do have multiple kids and was thinking along the lines of photographing each kids' eyes, not just one eye but both at once. I actually photographed each kid last night, but I don't think I got great pictures. I don't have a very good camera. My two youngest were hard to photograph close-up as well. They both were a little too interested in the camera.

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On my wife's first mother's day I got a silver frame engraved with "First Mother's Day" and the date with a nice picture of her and my firstborn.
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Me: Hey mom.
Mom: Yeh.
Me: Yo so for mother's day this year I avoided becoming a meth addict. For you.
Mom: It's all we could have asked for.

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I ended up choosing:

writing and recording a song, and setting it to a photo montage of pictures of just them two.

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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
Me: Hey mom.
Mom: Yeh.
Me: Yo so for mother's day this year I avoided becoming a meth addict. For you.
Mom: It's all we could have asked for.

Your mom has a better sense of humor than mine.
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