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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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  • 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


  • Paying for a handyman service, something local or you can buy gift vouchers for Hire a Hubby. For all the jobs that need to be done around the house. Useful and practical.


  • talking books to listen to


  • Amazing ideas from the mum that posted before me! :-)
    It further depends on this woman. Does she still read, does she watch television, can she eat everything? I would probably go with a funny and sweet book, like “The last voyage of Mrs Henry Parker” by Joanna Nell. Or a nice dvd or a subscription for example to Netflix. Otherwise a box with different yummy products!


  • Your time! After being the daughter & daughter in law of ladies who were in nursing homes, and being a regular visitor, you would see so many receive visitors only at their birthdays & Christmas, and their dearest wish … was to “see” their relatives – so send a photo book of their grand & great grandchildren on larger paper, so they can “show” visitors or nursing staff. Photos of them when younger, let them “relive” their youth – it will give them a real boost. Apart from photo book, lovely smelling powder with puff, or “older lady perfume” violet or rose, a new nightly or a cardigan , they are all gifts which mean a lot to older ladies, be it mothers, grandmothers or aunties. BUT, be there … thats the most precious gift of all. X


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