1) Gifts that pamper
Treat your grandmother to a day at the spa. She can enjoy a manicure, facial, pedicure, or even a new hairstyle. Even better? Create a spa day at home for all the females in the family to enjoy together. It can be a fun and inexpensive way to bond on Mother’s Day. You might want to purchase a foot spa, paraffin machine for manicures, and great-smelling soaps and lotions. Having a few bottles of brightly colored nail polish on hand is another fun idea.
2) Family photos
Dig out some of your favorite family photos and print or have copies made. Use them to create a few family scrapbooks your loved one can then keep to enjoy every day. It’s a great activity for several generations to participate in together on Mother’s Day.
3) Coupon book
Create a coupon book with helpful (and a few funny!) vouchers your grandmother can trade in all year long. It might be for help cleaning out her email inbox or an assistant to take her Christmas shopping and carry her packages. Think about what she needs help with and what her favorite hobbies are and create coupons unique to her.
4) Experience gifts
Plan a day devoted to all of the things your grandmother enjoys most. Take her out for breakfast at her favorite café and then head to the local mall for a little shopping. Watch a few old movies together. Round up all of the grandkids and schedule a game night. Most family elders say the gift of a loved one’s time is the best gift of all.
5) Forever favorites
A meaningful card with a handwritten note inside, a bouquet of fresh flowers, and a box of decadent candy never goes out of style. This is especially true for older adults on a limited budget that might not extend to these kinds of indulgences.
6) Tools that make life easier
Our final suggestion is to create a basket of items designed to make life easier for older adults. A jar opener designed for those with arthritis, a motion-sensing room light, and a long-handled shoe horn are just a few ideas to help you get your gift basket started.
We hope this guide gives you some great ideas for finding a meaningful gift for your grandmother this year!