Flowers are always welcome. Candy, not so much. I like white spider-mums myself. ASK her what she wants for a gift. Then get it, NOT something "better".
Hey, Candy is dandy, Kathy! ;-)That's good advice, though. Ask her what she wants. Some people love a surprise, but speaking for myself, I'd much rather get something I really want than something I have to pretend to like.As a single mom who'd just bought an older home, every year when my aunt would ask me what I wanted for Xmas I would say, "A drill! I really need a drill." Every year she'd chuckle when I said that, and come Xmas day, I'd unfold the wrapping to find a new sweater and a bottle of cologne. I never did get that drill. I finally bought a cheap one that never worked well. They spent more on the sweater and cologne than a drill would have cost. I guess my aunt, who never had to do anything like that around the house, couldn't imagine that I would really want a drill more than an admittedly lovely sweater and nice cologne. I did like the gift, but when you try to hang a picture with a glass bottle of J'adore, it doesn't work that well.
I think the trick is to use the cologne to persuade an available handyman to hang the picture for you.At least I seem to fall for that.
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