If you are stumped for a present for your Mother or someone dear to you, think about Right-Sizing Your Home by Gale Steves (www.right-sizing.com). This book plus the promise of a few hours of your personal time to help her clear out a closet or clean out a drawer or maybe even move some furniture around is a true gift of love.
Everyone needs a little right-sizing in her or his life, and what an appropriate gesture to help them make their home work better. The book itself is a great way to get started in reinventing their home. However, the promise of some personal time together makes it all the more unforgettable.
This can be a great connector between generations: the stories that will retold, the pictures that will be rediscovered, and the memories of the visit that rekindled good feelings.