Birthdays call for celebration and special birthdays call for special celebrations. Turning 65 is one of those special birthdays. This birthday represents a transition to the golden years complete with senior discounts and early bird specials. Use this guide to find that perfect gift to ease mom into a great new chapter of her life.
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Don't limit the celebration to your mom's special day; extend it to her special year. Purchase a framed collage of the most noteworthy headlines of her birth year from a compilation of news sources. Further personalise the gift and find the front page of the newspaper from the day she was born or even her birth announcement and frame it. Visit the local library or rummage through your mom's old keepsakes to find the newsprint and take it to your local craft store for framing.
Give your mom a sentimental gift to celebrate her milestone birthday: a piece of birthstone jewellery. This is a particular nice gift for a daughter to give to her mother. If she has a granddaughter, it's even better. A necklace, bracelet or ring with three birthstone gems -- yours, your daughters and your mothers -- makes a generational piece sure to bring your mom to tears.
Create a unique experience for your mother on her 65th birthday. Show her she's a star in your eyes by naming a star in her honour. The International Star Registry offers different packages at various price points. All packages include a certificate consisting of star name, date and coordinates. Also included in is a chart containing the name, date, constellation and location of your mother's star.
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Donate to your mom's favourite charity in her honour as a special gift. Some organisations even offer a token of appreciation such as a plaque or card thanking you for your contributions. If so, present the gift to your mother on her birthday. If you can't afford to donate much cash, offer your time to volunteer at a clothes drive, shelter or other organisation dear to your mom's heart.
Become the director of a feature film dedicated to your mom. Enlist the help of friends and family and create a video log of 65 memories or 65 things you love about her. The technical savvy can search through old home videos and photos and digitally add them to the video as a supplement to the personal clips.
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