Are you looking for a unique gift for your grandmother or great-grandmother? It can be difficult as she probably has everything she needs. Or, at least you think she does. You may think the gift is too simple or too complicated. Never underestimate older people. They are a lot smarter, a lot sharper than you think. And like anyone, they will appreciate the time and effort you went through to think about them.
So, what’s a good gift for, let’s say, an 80-year-old woman? You’d be amazed.
Keeping the dust off the floor can be a tough job for anyone. It’s a constant struggle, especially for those who have pets in the house. So, why not consider a robotic vacuum cleaner? With so many models to choose from, you can’t go wrong. She’ll be grateful to park the broom and dustpan while being able to focus on other things.
Aches and pains only seem to gather in intensity as the years go by. So, why not get her a portable massage seat she can use in her favorite chair? Today’s portable units offer a wide variety of features, including massage pads, rollers, and heating elements. They provide an excellent way for her to relieve stiffness while relaxing in front of her favorite television program or listening to music.
The next time she complains about itchy skin, a dry nose, and mouth, surprise her with a humidifier. It’s a common-sense gift she probably never thought of getting for herself, but she’ll feel much better after she starts using it.
While some parts of the country experience too much moisture, it could be that her area, or her home, in particular, is just too dry and needs more moisture to be comfortable.
There are various sizes and types of humidifiers to choose from, ranging from steam evaporators, which heat water to produce mist, or ultrasound humidifiers that create a cool mist with ultrasonic sound. Of course, there are simple evaporators that blow moisture through a filer. Regardless of the type, her dry skin will be supple again thanks to her new humidifier.
One is never too old to enjoy a spa day. Pamper her with a spa gift basket full of bath crystals, bubble bath, shower gel, body lotions, and oils that will transport her to the land of her dreams. After a good hot soak, she can enjoy one of the many fragranced lotions that will leave her feeling luxurious. Once she’s dried off, complete the package with a soft fleece robe that will carry that feeling of comfort and elegance throughout the rest of her evening.
If she’s a coffee drinker but doesn’t want to waste a whole pot for one cup of coffee, think about getting her a single-cup coffee maker. All she has to do is fill the water reservoir, then drop in a pad filled with her favorite coffee into the machine, press the button, and she’s got the perfect cup of coffee. The single-serve coffee makers also allow her to experiment with other coffee flavors she might enjoy later in the day.
For those cold nights when she wants to enjoy her couch but can’t get warm, get her a plush electric throw blanket she can snuggle under while reading, listening to music, or watching television. It’s the perfect way to stay warm.
A food saver is a suitable kitchen appliance for any age. In her case, it allows her to cook large portions then divvy them up into small meals she can put in storage bags for a later day. The vacuum seal allows food to be kept for weeks, if not months.
Help her avoid accidental burns in the kitchen by purchasing a pair of extra-long heat-resistant kitchen mitts, some of which can withstand up to 550 degrees without discomfort. You’ll never have to worry about her getting a baking dish out of the oven or taking a plate from the microwave
with a pair.
Finding those pesky keys or that slumbering wallet will be a thing of the past with a wireless tracking system. All she has to do is attach a tracking key to any device she has a hard time keeping up with. Then, when she misplaces one, all she has to do is to click the key finder remote and listen for the device to call out. Some units have a range of more than 100 feet. It’s the perfect way to keep up with those small items that always seem to disappear. All she needs to do then is to keep up with the key finder remote.
Flowers are a gift that she will enjoy year-round. To ensure her table is always bright, sign her up for a monthly flower subscription. Each month she’ll receive a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers, selected by you, delivered right to her doorstep.
Gardening is therapeutic at any age. But as we grow older, it can be more difficult, especially when we have to stoop over to pick weeds. If you are looking for gift ideas, there is no end to possibilities. You can get her a mobile tool storage caddy to easily roll out to her garden after loading up all of her tools. Easy spray water nozzles will make watering, well, easier. When she has to get down on the ground, she can do so comfortably with the deep seat garden kneeler or a garden wagon with a seat atop the wagon. She’ll also be delighted when you present her with any garden tool that makes garden work just a little bit easier.
It can get lonesome when you live alone. So consider several electronic devices she could use to be less so. The Echo Dot can provide her with music, give her the weather forecast or even tell her a joke. A Fire Stick will make it easier to find and change channels on her television without getting up. She merely has to ask Alexa. And, of course, you could get her a digital photo frame to share your pictures with her electronically or even to make video calls. It’s the perfect gift to stay in touch.
Whatever gift you choose, just know she will appreciate it.