What should you get for a senior on their birthday?
As they enter the more mature stages of life, it’s important to consider what would make them happy and feel special. So here are some timeless gift ideas that can be given at any age — from grandparents to great-grandparents!
Gift them a Paid Massage or Spa Session
Your loved one is probably already experiencing aching joints, never-ending backaches, and general fatigue as an aging person. A relaxing spa session could be all they need to shed off all the anxious moments and stress. High-quality body care products are an excellent consideration after your loved one is done with the massage session. They are a great addition to their home care regimen.
Buy them an experience, like tickets to their favorite team’s game or concert
Everybody has an item on their bucket list yet to actualize. Could it be that your loved one has always wanted to watch their favorite football team play in the stadium or fancied attending a Tina Turner concert? The good thing about experiences is that they are heartfelt and your grandparent will always thank you for an unforgettable experience.
Get them some gifts that will help with day-to-day life
Old age comes with its share of problems. Body joints may become stiff and ache. Falls will easily fracture bones or lead to more serious injuries. Gifts like back support cushions and pillows, slippers, a soothing balm and reading glasses will go a long way to enhance their quality of life.
Get them a CD or playlist of songs from their era
Music has a way of bringing the best in us and taking us back to yesteryears to remind us of the good times. If you know your elderly loved one’s favorite musician or favorite songs, consider getting them the music as a birthday gift. You can make it even more memorable by dancing with your loved one or singing along.
Take them out for coffee or tea
Time flies and sooner or later, there is hardly any time to meet with family like in the past. You can take your beloved grandparent to a coffee house and enjoy some good coffee as you catch up on old times. Moreover, you can arrange for the staff at the café to sing “happy birthday” and prepare a cake. Most people will be glad to wish a senior citizen a happy birthday.
Make it personal by getting creative
You do not always have to go to the store to buy a gift for your loved one. If you are exceptional at a certain activity, consider using it to surprise your loved one. It can be anything from knitting a scarf to give as a gift, preparing their favorite dish in your kitchen and baking cookies shaped like numbers to represent the year they were born.
Remember that it may not always be about the item when you’re shopping for a birthday gift. It could also mean spending more time with someone and making memories. If your grandparents are looking for something new to enjoy or experience this year, consider these timeless gifts.