Its tough to find something for my mother in law for her birthday. But last time I was down in Florida at her house I noticed her coffee maker must be at least ten years old. Its not really looking that well even though she took good care of it. I decided to get her some of the English coffee that she likes along with a new bunn coffeemaker. Now knowing mom she'll probably keep on using her old one until it breaks and only break out the new one for special occasions.