Everyone is in present buying mode at this time of the year, and sometimes with all the pressure bad gift ideas for your grandparents can look like good ones. Here are the top 10 worst gift ideas for grandparents. In fact, these are probably just some of the top 10 worst gift ideas for anyone, never mind your grandparents.
10 – Something From CVS
Gifts from CVS are tempting ‘” whether because you want something medical or whether you simply forgot to buy something before you went over. Come on, plan ahead and don’t leave yourself the three blocks before their house to come up with an idea.
9 – Practical Joke Devices
Getting a Whoopee Cushion or Snake Nut Can is a terrible gift idea for grandparents. They already have enough embarrassing flatulence that a whoopee cushion is not likely to make them laugh and a can of snake nuts is more likely to surprise them into a heart attack than hysterics. We recommend you stay away.
8 – Eyeglass Cleaning Solution
You want something special for you grandparents, not something boring. You may think that this makes a nice gift for someone with constantly dirty eye glasses. You would be wrong. If you really want to get them eye glass cleaning solution then buy it and give it to them away from Christmas, it doesn’t count as a gift.
7 – A Pet
Don’t get your grandparents a pet. At this stage of life they don’t want to be cleaning up after it and they paid their nurturing dues with your parents and then with you so they have nothing left to prove. Also, what makes you think they want a gift that is likely to outlive them?
6 – Handheld Fishing Game
Even you can’t figure out how to work these things so what makes you think that your granddad can? If you’re going to go with something fun make sure they will actually be able to use it!
5 – A gift certificate to Cracker Barrel
While Cracker Barrel does have a few good dishes and a nice shop to look around while you wait for your table, it has become a place where people go to die. A gift certificate there is the paper equivalent of promising to pay funeral expenses. Avoid.
4 – Depends
While saying “I want you to pee yourself in public” could be considered a great sentiment, nothing says you’re getting old like the same phrase. Come on, get something to make them feel young.
3 – Underwear
Look, we know they give it to you, but really? There’s no need to get your own back. Even if they are big enough to fit your Depends.
2 – A Snuggie
We know the folks in the commercials are getting up there in years but your grandparents have enough experience to operate a blanket correctly. Believe me, nothing says a “I’m getting old” Like a Snuggie.
1 – A Promise to Pay Their Nursing Home Expenses
Most old folks know there is a chance they’ll end up in a home, but you don’t want it rubbed in their face. There is no faster way to ruin your relationship with your grandparents which is why this is the number 1 worst gift for grandparents.
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