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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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  • All they want is to spend sometime with there family and talking to them about memories of years gone by


  • a nice soft warm scarf, rug if at home to keep warm during the coming winter months.


  • If she is or was a gardener, you could get her an indoor plant or a special standard rose to grow:)


  • A subscription to something: a magazine, a streaming channel, a monthly gift box, audio books.


  • If Grandmother still lives at home independently maybe make her up a hamper of food treats she wouldn’t normally buy herself. I know a lady who does that for every special occasion. It takes the elderly lady awhile to eat it all and she always tells everybody the food. lollies etc she loves the most.


  • I would bake Grandma some tasty cookies yourself, or perhaps make her a pot of home jam or chutney. Personal gifts are so rare these days and I am sure she will appreciate the time and effort you have put into making her such a tasty gift. If you are time-poor, I always go to Charlesworth Nuts and purchase some glacĂ© fruit or a nice dried fruit and nut basket – it always seems to bring a smile. Hope this helps you and your lovely Grandma xx


  • My Nan always appreciates new slippers


  • We do red pockets with money in it


  • The elderly feel the cold more so maybe a beautiful pashmina or scarf!


  • I would think about a photobook to. When my grandmother became so old I gave her once a beautiful poncho from Lama wool, as she was often cold. Another year I gave her slippers you can heat. But when she literally has everything you could give her the gift of attention and visit her every week.


  • something perishable like a nice cake if they can eat it, a nice photo


  • If she uses any body or face products maybe do up a big basket of her favourite ones, even add in a few nice sweets or biscuits into it if she likes them.


  • A collection of photos made into a Calendar, a mug or a book would be nice to look at or use. A Collage Photo Framed of her memories. Her life in order… A large Canvas of her favourite photo.. maybe her Wedding day or all her kids and the whole family.. A family tree.. Showing her place within the family.


  • The idea of the audiobook is great. And you could choose an Italian book then.


  • I should add- she is an Italian woman speaks only a little English and lives with my father so doesn’t nwed anything extra done for her


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