In a previous post, I talked about how Christmas is the time that we, grandchildren, can give back to our grandparents and shared 4 gift ideas that will make them happy. Here are other fantastic options that will make their Christmas one they will always remember.
A Trip to the Salon
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Who says primping is only for the young? For me, grandparents will always be young at heart and will also want to look their best during the holiday getÂ together with family and friends.Â Pamper your grandparents with a trip to the salon where your Grandpa can look dapper with a new haircut. Perhaps your Grandma would like to get a perm or a new hair color to update her look. She may want to get a manicure and pedicure instead.
Elder people have special needs and these needs often affect their choices in food, clothing and even furniture. Those with bad backs require a special bed so that it won’t aggravate their back pain. If you want to buy them a couch or a sofa set, there are some important factors that you need to consider first. To help guide you on your furniture purchase, you can look over this checklist. It would be great if you can surprise your grandparents with new furniture, but letting them tag along while shopping will help you narrow the choices on what they want for their livingÂ room.
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Grandparents love to reminisce about the past and what better way to let them relive their experiences than to compile them in a scrapbook. Restore old black and white photos, blow them up and have them framed. Another option is to create a storybook style scrapbook that will chronicle how your grandparents met and their lives throughout the years. This visual guide would make recalling their past experiences more enjoyable as they tell their curious grandchildren about their story. If you have an artist friend, commission a painting or a charcoal sketch of your grandparents and have it framed so they can display it on their wall. You can also choose to create a collage of pictures collected over the years and have it framed. If you find scrapbooking tedious, you can make a video using the pictures you have gathered and scanned.
Elder people often have trouble with appliances especially if they have complicated functions and buttons. An automated vacuum cleaner will make an excellent gift as it will help them clean without the hassle. Purchase one that is easy to use with just one click of the button. Choose the kind that will not require your grandparents to bend over as they try to clean hard-to-reach corners. At their age, they have weak backs, so bending over too much will cause backache.
Whatever gift you choose for your grandparents, always remember that it’s the thought that counts. You don’t have to spend on outrageously expensive gifts. In addition to material things, spend quality time with them. The knowledge that they are loved is sure to make their Christmas even more special.
Based in San Diego, California, Tiffany Matthews is a professional writer and a social media contributor for Neato Robotics. When not writing, she likes to shop, travel and watch movies with friends.