MY SON APPROACHED ME THE OTHER NIGHT, ASKING TO FIND A GIFT FOR HIS GRANDMA.SO WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD GIVE?
Finding a gift for grandparents is hard because most of them have everything they want in life. Moreover, you just can’t hand them a new gadget because let’s face it, grandparents are not the most tech-savvy people.
And I don’t want my son to give another mug or shirt that her grandmother won’t likely use. In choosing a gift, I considered the following:
2). Size– so that it would be easy to wrap
3). Purpose/use– must be interesting and useful for the elderly
Here are my choices so far:
NIX ADVANCE 8 INCH DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME
Although it is not really that cheap, I’m thinking of upgrading my mom’s photo album with this digital photo frame from Nix Advance. This 8-inch model can display photos from a USB or SD card. It is smart enough to determine if there are people around the house. And when it detects no movement, it would automatically turn off.
KITCHENAID KEK1222HT ELECTRIC KETTLE
I think this will be a good addition to her countertop. It’s small and compact. It can heat a pot full of water in less than 5 minutes, which is quite impressive. The handle is curved and thick. And the design will make it look good wherever it may be.
HOMEDICS SHIATSU AIR PRO FOOT MASSAGER
I am pretty confident my mom would find this gift very useful. It’s quite expensive but should help her soothe those tired muscles after a long day. It offers different levels of massage and soothing heating feature to penetrate tired muscles and make the massage even more relaxing.
GRANDMA’S BOOK OF CROSSWORDS (PAPERBACK)
STARTS AT $2
Here’s a cheap, useful, and easy to pack present which my mom should appreciate. With more than 100 crosswords, this book should keep her busy and her brain razor sharp.
EYE PILLOW LAVENDER
This gift idea fits all the criteria I’ve set— it is affordable, it is small and compact, and it is very useful. It can help grandmoms relax and sleep faster because it blocks out the light. The lavender and flaxseed provide aromatherapy. And it also works as a hot therapy pad for minimizing tightness in the shoulders and neck.