Jean's birthday is coming up at the end of November. I highly recommend that she requests nothing more than a big set of this Oscar de la Renta china. She's a big plant lover and I think she would like the "Costa Rican" flair of these designs.
Maybe not the full set, but I could definitely see her mixing and matching the dinner plate, salad plate and bowl with some other green dishes. This bright green set from Target might be a good match or this darker green set.