Mummy never bought a gift on-the-run.
She selected gifts with the intense precision of a high-powered microscope. She often looked at merchandise in several stores before making the final cut decision.
Sometimes, when Mummy indicated she wanted somebody to go shopping with her, we'd all groan. Who would end up with that daunting task? Her shopping companion would just about keel over by the end of several hours of shopping while Mummy was able to practically shop til she dropped!