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What do you buy someone who has every knick knack under the sun?
Taking out for a meal/tea/experience is not an option.


Posted by mom160289, 2nd February 2020


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  • Bring a home made slice or cake that’s beautifully decorated


  • You could take some home made sweets. If she likes doing puzzles you could get one of the newer ones out now. A magazine subscription could also be a good option depending on her interests.


  • I always find an updated family photo is always a winner.


  • Visit and take some cakes and just spend some time with her or maybe a photo book of all her family.


  • Perhaps take a nice birthday cake, as not sure where she lives but saying not option on that you can’t take out I would say might be in a nursing home, so the birthday cake would be good to take. Just visiting them would be well enjoyed by her with a nice card. Now with the Covert 19 you might not be able to see her.


  • If you can’t take her out, bring the meal to get. If it’s a special occasion relive an old favourite time. Personally we do calendars of the great grandkids for Christmas every year and it’s well received.


  • Personal photo gifts like a blanket


  • Her favourite perfume.


  • handmade gifts are always loved, if you have a little one, drawings are great, or photos of yourself and family are wonderful


  • A professional family portrait or a family photo album.


  • Just bought my grandmother a great pair of non slip emu slippers or she raves about the heated throw rug we got her a few years ago


  • Try a Hand made card and written letter. Even write a short story or memory together. Gifts are about being personal at this age. And probably fine not to get the gift part if there’s nothing that you can think of. I make the assumption Stuff doesn’t matter so much when you’re older


  • It would depend what they are into. I think a personally made hamper of their favourite things would be nice or a “voucher” to do something together, perhaps high tea?


  • I think a family photo book makes a lovely gift, especially for elderly loved ones.


  • I suppose it also depends on where she is living – at home or in a nursing home. A potted plant if she likes gardening; maybe a knee rug for chilly mornings and evenings; a box of her favourite chocolates or sweets. Probably a visit would be appreciated with maybe a delicious afternoon tea organised for her. Company is always appreciated.


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