Skip to comments.Some simple gift suggestions for Christmas
Posted on 11/27/2012 11:59:04 AM PST by trussell
Some simple gift suggestions for Christmas
Posted by Bob Rogers .
Copyright 2012 by Bob Rogers
A lady didnt have time to purchase gifts for her circle of friends, so she rushed to the store and bought a box of pretty Christmas cards, and mailed them without even reading the message inside. When she finally had time to relax on New Years, she picked up one of the unused cards and to her horror she read the message she had sent: This Christmas card is just to say, a little gift is on the way!
In all of our rushing around this Christmas season, lets not forget the little gift, the baby Jesus, whom God sent to become the big gift for our eternal life. And lets ask ourselves what gifts we are giving this Christmas. May I suggest a few?
The gift of time. Spend time doing things that matter with your family, in worship, and in personal reflection.
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I have to get him something.
And before you say it; I do spend time with him and do all I can for him.
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When my grandmother was in her 80s, she said she could always use postage stamps - she had mobility issues and could not just pop out to the Post Office to get them. She also went through bottle after bottle of body lotion - dry skin is a big issue.
Just a thought from someone whom discovered that little bit of humanity almost too late to mean anything to a dear one, now gone.
Does he live on his own? If so, maybe some boxed fruit from one of the vendors like Harry & David or Indian River? New sheets, rug or something that seems to be worn out. If not on his own, maybe a food treat he enjoys like special candy, cashews, along that line. Subscription to a magazine... ?
Re gift for 89-year-old grandfather...
Get family and friends to write and email you remembrances about your grandfather, then put them in a little scrapbook. Or put them on cards folded up and put into a jar - then when your grandfather’s having a “down” day, he can pull one out to read.
If living alone, preparing some home-cooked meals in individual serving size to put in the freezer.
Is there some treat he likes but wouldn’t buy for himself (e.g., does he drink the cheapo wine but prefers something nicer)?
Depending on the family situation, just about anything to remind him of family and to make them feel closer, whether it be a DVD of old home movies, scrapbooked pictures of the family highlights for the year-could cover the extended family if need be. Or a group picture in a nice frame.
If he goes out with friends to the coffeeshop or local restaurant, a gift card.
Make some homemade gift certificates for things, even if it might be things you would do for him anyway....trip to the grocery, wash his car, do handy-type jobs around the place. That way he can redeem them and not feel like he’s imposing on you.
My siblings all have everything they need, so I was always struggling with what to get them..... especially since we didn’t have a lot of money to throw around. I started making things for Christmas. One year it was a fun jam, another cookie boxes (the box is the cookie.... decorated beautifully) filled with lovely chocolates. Another year I made spiced and candied nuts of various sorts.
After many years of this, my sister told me she was making something for everyone.... since I always had such cool gifts. Boy was I surprised!
This year? Spiced blueberry maple pecan conserve.
“The Gift of Song”
Oh man, I think it’s a blessing for my family if I DON’T sing, ha.
Mighty Mites have an inspirational story wrapped around high school football set in 1930s Texas.
How about books of stamps — if he writes letters or notes. Or anything he won’t have to search for, packs of pens, favorite candy, etc.
You could fix him up a gift basket with his favorite things inside....coffee, food, snacks, etc....maybe include a personalized coffee mug. You can go to a Michael’s store and get a basket, ribbon, and shrink wrap.
If it’s any comfort, I have a tough one, too——my father-in-law (hubby’s stepfather). He’s a type A personality, a business owner, and he has only two interests: work, and working out. Nothing else, period. No movies, books, or anything else need apply. Sheesh.
I’ve been doing that. That’s worn thin.
‘I don’t snack like I used to’ (groan)
Good idea but he lives with the family.
All he has to do when he wants a stamp or anything is, ‘bring me’.
Does he love snacks? Most 89 year olds do. Get a basket with nuts, small snacks he loves, few fruits etc. My 83yo loves that gift.
We like to tease him with, 'It's good be the king'. LOL
Top shelf bourbon.
a transistor radio.
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