Are you one of the lucky ducks that your grandma plays an important role in your life? Growing up, my grandma was the designated caregiver for my brother and my numerous cousins while the parents were at work. I don’t know how this woman did it, but she single-handedly took care of five kids at one time. According to my mom, grandma used to raise pigs with grandpa when she was young; hours were long and the work was tough. I suppose that really trained her to be the hardest working grandma for her grand kids. She is now the grandma of thirteen grandchildren, and is extremely influential in all our lives.
Do you have a super grandma? What Christmas gift ideas do you have for grandma? Or maybe you are thinking of gift ideas for your mom or mother-in-law on your kids’ behalf? Here are some gift ideas for her you can consider.
1. Gifts that promote a healthy lifestyle
I am not a supporter of giving something to grandma that reminds her of health problems or old age. However, at her age, the truth is that health is one of the most important things in life. I hope that your grandma is still healthy, active and independent. Instead of focusing on failing health, why not give her something that can enhance her healthy lifestyle? Anything that gets her out of the house, enjoy the outdoor, walk and socialize are good gifts. Some examples are a great pair of lightweight, shock-absorbing walking shoes, an herb garden kit for her garden or patio and a senior citizen yoga class in the nearby gym.
Aetrex Women’s Wide Athletic Walker, $105.26
2. Gifts that support her hobbies
Is grandma a knitter? A bird watcher? A cat lover? A sewing enthusiast? Then get her something that she will like for her hobbies. If she is into craft like knitting, you can also give her a class to the neighborhood yarn store. Yarn stores usually have very cozy environment where like-minded people get together to knit, chat and learn.
Gingher Seam Ripper, $17.21
3. Sentimental gifts
A sentimental gift is great to show grandma your love and respect for her. You can give her a beautiful figurine that reminds her the wonderful bond you have. Another option is to give her a customized ring that represents each grandchild she has. You can select birthstones for each grandchild as well as having their names carved on the ring.
Willow Tree Generations, $27.03
4. Gifts that provide her comfort
When we think about our grandmas, don’t we always thing about comfort? That’s why I think about clothing that keeps her warm and comfortable.
5. Technology gifts
You think grandma is a technophobe? But technology can indeed make her life a lot easier. It can keep her connected with her family and do some of the hard work for her. You may be surprised how much she will embrace a Kindle so she can bring her books with her whenever she goes. She would probably appreciate a robot that cleans for her.
6. Handmade gifts by grandchildren
Grandma would adore handmade items from her very own grandchildren. Not only are these great gifts, they are also a lot of fun for the creators!
Comments? What do you think about these gift ideas for grandma? Tell us your experience? Do share!