Gifts for a Mom's 90th Birthday

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Gifts for a Mom's 90th Birthday
A 90th birthday is a major milestone. (Alistair Berg/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

If your mom is turning 90 and you don't know what to get her, consider gifts that have sentimental meaning. This eliminates the possibility that she will receive a duplicate gift while allowing you to give your mom something that will put a smile on her face. If a sentimental gift is not her style, you could always get creative with a homemade gift basket.

Photo Gifts

Many beautiful and sentimental gifts can be made using photos. For example, you could make your mother a scrapbook using special photos taken throughout the years and include little mementos, such as photocopies of awards or any other document that would be important to her. Another idea is creating a family tree using a picture for each family member. It may take some investigating but the end result will be well worth the effort. Photos can also be printed onto household items, such as blankets, pillows, serving trays and plates.

Nostalgic Gifts

Consider buying your mom a gift that will conjure up feelings of nostalgia. For example, you could purchase a vintage candy gift basket online full of candies she ate when she was younger. Another idea is a historical newspaper from a significant year in her life. Several online companies sell these and many come laminated. As an alternative, you could print historical newspaper articles online and bind them together. Other nostalgic gift ideas include music from her childhood or teen years or a vintage bottle of wine that has significance to her. You could even refurbish an old keepsake or heirloom.

Homemade Gift Baskets

There are many ways to put together a homemade gift basket. One idea is to think about something she loves and purchase a number of items that complement that passion. For example, if she loves to knit you could take a basket and fill it with yarn, needles and patterns. If she loves watching movies, you could use a large popcorn bowl in lieu of a basket and fill it with gourmet popcorn, a soft blanket and several movies.Or you could dedicate a basket to be filled with items you and your mother could use together. For example, a basket could include cookie cutters and ingredients for a day of baking together. Or you could create a basket full of games with a promise to have a weekly or monthly game night.

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