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OK folks I need some ideas, my mother has asked me to think of things I want for a rather large birthday I have coming up, she wants to spend somewhere in the region of 600 to 1200 (equivalent) on it, what on earth should I suggest? The only ideas I have though of are a trailer (top end of the amount) or a dehydrator (scraping in the bottom of the amount) I considered a cooker but since you can buy them second hand and get exactly the same thing for 1/10th of the price.. I can't suggest that.
I think she would be happiest with a single item that will last, but what item, that is the question.
 
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Good power tools are a great versatile, useful, and long lasting asset to have. Depending on your needs you may focus on what could be most useful. Cordless Makita are just great :)

A kit within the proposed budget like this has come really handy for me: https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Makita-XT612M-inal%C3%A1mbrico-Iones-escobillas/dp/B07HHW8B6J/ref=sr_1_21?dchild=1&keywords=makita%2Btools%2Bcombo%2Bkit&qid=1611496641&sr=8-21&th=1
 
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My wife and I keep a dream list.  Items that are on the fringe of our  needs and outside our current budget. I have no idea what your needs are, but to brainstorm:  Dehydrator, Kitchenaide mixer, Vitamix, quality cordless tools, sewing machine, or solar oven,
 
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I am not sure what is available in Denmark as far as a financial investment so I will suggest what is available in the US.

For a gift that is that large, I would ask for a CD which is a "Certificate of Deposit" as these earn interest. Or an IRA which is an "Individual Retirement Account" that does not earn interest but has tax advantages.

I know financial investments a rather dull so here is another suggestion:

Maybe a romantic getaway weekend for you and your spouse or maybe you and your mother could have a weekend getaway. I feel this might fall in that price range if traveling close to home and staying at Airbnb or an Vrbo.
 
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I'd go with a mini-backhoe attachment that hooks up to an ATV or small tractor. I've seen some for around $1000.

(I've been saving up for one myself. Hoping to get one in a month or so when the snow has started to melt.)
 
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Well.....
A Mossberg 6.5 PRC is a delight to shoot and accurate too!
Round out the spare change in ammo or optics....

I'd recommend travel but the plandemic is lousing that up!

A used four wheeler is a great helper around the farm.

A pile of miniature fruit trees, and berry canes.

A Kitchen Aid processor, a giant stainless mixing bowl and a sourdough starter.

Camping gear!
 
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Andrés Bernal wrote:Good power tools are a great versatile, useful, and long lasting asset to have. Depending on your needs you may focus on what could be most useful. Cordless Makita are just great :)


Excellent idea I think I will add their chainsaw and strimmer (together) to the list. Makita is the make we have anyway, (drill torch hedge cutter)

Anne Miller wrote:
I know financial investments a rather dull so here is another suggestion:



It's less a question of dull and more a question of negative rates at the moment, for the last 10 years here it has cost money to have money in the bank and I don't think she would want to buy shares.

Bill Haynes wrote:Well.....
A Mossberg 6.5 PRC is a delight to shoot and accurate too!
Round out the spare change in ammo or optics....
....

A used four wheeler is a great helper around the farm.
...

Camping gear!


She Spent 14 thousand on my stepdads shotgun.. but I don't have a gun license here and they take over two years to get  A garden tractor is an excellent idea as well. (ride on lawnmower) it would help with keeping our huge expanse of gravel gravel as well. As to camping gear, for my 16th birthday I got a tent, a bike, a ray meres survival book and a Swiss army knife, I have always wondered if that was a hint!



I think I am going to make a big list of ideas send it to her and since it will be me buying it I will tell her to call me on my birthday and tell me which idea/s to buy. I like surprises and if I give myself a couple of months to forget the list that should work!
 
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