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For Christmas?! Do they need anything?


Posted anonymously, 16th December 2019


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  • A nice homemade small wool blanket to go over their knees, maybe even get a special quilt made up with family names embroidered into it.


  • Comfort items. My mum isn’t quite that old, but she is in a home and appreciates pampering items, family photos, socks and slippers, treats like biscuits and chocolates. They get meals, but they don’t get a lot of treats like that. If it’s a female family member like your grandma, maybe take her out to get her nails done or for high tea somewhere.


  • They probably don’t need anything but I’m sure a token gift would be lovely. Maybe a personalised gift like a calendar with family pictures on it?


  • Is it a family member?
    I work in an aged care home and most residents treasure photos of their family and friends the most. A 2020 calendar made with family pictures is a great idea.


  • If they still have their sight a photo book of loved ones.


  • Christmas gifts shouldn’t be about what they need! What would they want? Photos framed of the family.


  • Something hand made like pillow cover or blanket?


  • Just a lovely family get together or even spending a little time one on one time with them


  • Depends
    Is it a woman if so find a gentle spa getaway place for a day or 2 and maybe join them
    If that’s out of the budget maybe just a hair dresser appointment and make sure they get a good massage with it too, pick a place that would pamper her.

    If a man maybe just fishing trip
    Take lots of photos of the trip and enlarge the best ones


  • Very hard at that age. Is it a relation?
    A photo board with them and their family and friends would be nice. Or a homemade gift of bikkies.
    A food hamper with tea/treats…


  • I like the idea of booking a photo session with her. Maybe with the all family.
    Or maybe a voucher for a high tea. :-)


  • I think a gift of attention makes a lovely gift. A day out to their place of birth or any sentimental places, an extravagant lunch/brunch or something what they would love to do and never did before. Depends as well how this person lives, in a nursing home, flat or still their own home. A garden voucher can be nice or a voucher to go to the hair dressers, a dinner voucher or a voucher for a cleaner.


  • I would do something senimental.
    Restore a broken piece of heirloom jewellery, make a personalised gift, photobook, photo blanket, take her out to her favourite place with a picnic, get some photos done.
    Merry Christmas!


  • I love the bucket list idea! I’m going to use this for my grandma who would love it.


  • Get them to write a bucket list and make a commitment to them to fulfill that list


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