The holidays are coming and you may wonder what to to give a senior. There are people who want diamonds and expensive gifts. I know my grown kids can’t afford gifts that cost a bundle and that is not what Christmas is all about. I want more personalized gifts. I don’t want a talking thermometer or an onion chopper.
I have noticed that even wealthy seniors love the sweet little priceless gifts that grandchildren give them. A Christmas card the children make is always well appreciated. When Jessica and Jerry, my oldest grandchildren were small we made homemade cards with glitter and paste for their parents. It was so much fun for all of us. They turned out beautiful. Janice, my daughter-in-law passed away a few years ago and I wonder if Jessica and Jerry have any of the cards they made for her. That is a special memory.
I have three grandchildren in town, the rest live quite a distance. My little 2 year old Eme points to all the paintings she did for me that I have displayed proudly on the kitchen wall. Some of them are done in crayons , some watercolor and acrylic. Joseph and Alena also have paintings I cherish on the wall. My oldest granddaughter Jessica and Jerry who are parents now, did very sweet crayon drawings for me as a child. Jessica is an artist now and I cherish all of her art work. David painted a perfect truck for me at four years old, Selena, and Anthony also painted me masterpieces. Little John I haven’t seen in awhile. He is autistic and I bet he is doing lovey work for grandma. Maybe you can get your own idea as how to make something homemade with photos or crayon drawings on display. Most Seniors would cherish this gift.
Another great gift for most Seniors is a visit. Depending upon the health of the Senior you may to make it a short visit so they can rest. Today people can’t afford to do a lot of traveling. They can talk on the phone or send photos by phone if they can’t visit.
There are other options. Cherry Moon Farms have gift Baskets of fruit and dipped fancy berries. Godiva. com has the delicious candy. You can purchase it at Sam’s Club for a cheaper price. Hickory Farms. com has a great online store. Macy’s is great for fresh candy. Russel Stover chocolate dipped nuts is to die for.
Senior Store.com for 50 + has a lot of ideas you may want to look at. Seniors often have vision problems and need larger print to read. They have puzzles specifically for Seniors who need large print. They have a nice selection of gifts of games. Flowers have always been my favorite. I try to buy them for myself at Christmas. The flower shops have the best and most beautiful arrangements. I buy at Walmart because I buy them on sale and my budget can afford their price.
Walmart has a lot of gifts that are affordable for Seniors. You can buy fresh fruit and chocolate, a red and green bow and make a fruit basket a lot less expensive. I adore Whitman’s candy and it is always fresh at Walmart. Did I mention Dove and Lindt my most favorite chocolate. A gift card may be what a Senior needs the most. Dollar General and The Dollar Store also have reasonably priced gifts. I would not buy cheap brands of candy. They are not worth a penny. Please consider how far the Senior has to travel to spend the gift card. In my small town the Dollar Store and Walmart is the only discount store available. I am craving a bag of Lindt peanut butter balls.