Skip to comments.Freepers, help with gift ideas for a 93 year old grandmother
Posted on 12/20/2007 12:01:14 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan
I'm in desperate need of help. My husband's grandmother is 93, and we want to get her something nice for Christmas. She doesn't wear jewelry, or garden, or really do much of anything other than what my husband's aunt tells her to do. (Long story). We used to see her all the time when she lived with my husband's father, but after he passed, his sister/my husband's aunt moved Nana in with her and Christmas is the only time we're "invited" (thus permitted) to see her.
We want to get her something special and nice, but I have no idea what to get her. Last year we had a calender made of my father-in-law's pictures, and bought her an acre on the moon. For her birthday, we named a star after her. Now we are at a loss. I was going to do something nice with all the pictures she gave to us after my father-in-law's passing, but I know the aunt will throw them away.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
digital photo frame?
Beat me to it!
(What he said ya’ll)
My 2 cents: Lotion. My grandmother always asked for lotion - she said it was because as she aged her skin became drier, and she was always using lotion. She also asked for postage stamps and stationery - it was difficult for her to get out and about and get them. Neither of those are as cool as naming a star, but they are very practical.
My 80 something yr old Aunt has a favorite chair that she likes to sit in at the beach because because she loves the view. I took a picture of the view from her chair, blew it up and framed it. She now can look at it in the winter from her favorite chair at home.
Find something that gives her that kind of pleasure,or if she likes a certain snack, arrange to have it sent to her once a month. She gets a double kick...getting a package and enjoying the treat.
Name a star after her.
A pedicure! At a nice place. Brief them ahead of time so they handle her with kid gloves. And a manicure. Not that these are big things, but she might appreciate them.
The star idea was very nice.
Thank you guys.
I hadn’t even thought of lotion...and the digital photo frame is an excellant way to get her the pictures of her son.
That is a great idea too.
Everyone is so much more creative than I am.
I have to second the digital photo frame idea. It’s a photo album you don’t need to lug around - and at that age, taking a photo album down from a shelf and turning the pages can be a chore.
She already got one for her birthday.
Something she can consume immediately. Something the aunt won’t be able to throw away before granny manages to consume it. I got granpa Steve chocolate truffles for his 95th. He loved them. Maybe petit fours. Or a very tiny bottle of really good Bourbon. Fresh Sushi. Imagine granny telling aunty “go to hell” as she pops it in her mouth.
They are like “THE” gift in the nursing homes because the take up the space of one picture while storing 100’s.
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How about a warm and cozy quilt, pillows, high threadcount sheets and pillow shams?
My wife’s grandfather loves his. “Look, it’s everybody I want to see - not like that crap on TV!”
World of Warcraft.
Ok, fine, how about a couple of books on tape that she would enjoy?
You can never go wrong with photos.
How about a long, long vacation for the Aunt? ;)
*LOL* That’s our dream come true. I shouldn’t be cruel; the aunt isn’t a bad person, she just has a different perspective on life than we have, and my father-in-law had. His death sort of took the “gumption” out of Nana.
We usually get her Godiva chocolates as a side gift every year too. If we could get her to drink Christmas Eve would be interesting. :)