Selecting Christmas gifts for grandparents can sometimes be a daunting task. Grandparents are special and certainly play an important role in who we eventually become in life. Therefore, it would only make sense that with the arrival of the holidays we would want to think of gift ideas that would make a difference in their lives as well. Whether your grandparent is still young at heart and active or more sedate, there are numerous gift options you can present them this holiday season that will be certain to please them.
• Legacy or History Writing
When it comes to gift ideas that are personally rewarding there are few ideas that can top this one. By writing down your grandparent’s life story you will give them the gift of being forever immortalized, not only for current family members but also for future generations as well. For generations to come, your family will have the benefit of knowing where they came from.
• Monthly Deliveries
What better gift than to remind your grandparent how special they are all year long? There are many different gifts you can choose from for monthly deliveries, including monthly flower bouquets for your sweet grandmother or a gourmet nut and dried fruit basket for your practical grandfather. You could also choose from many other options such as a monthly bottle of wine or some other type of gourmet food basket. Of course, as any grandparent will tell you, the best gift is the gift of time spent together so include a note with your gift promising to visit often to enjoy the basket with them!
• Annual Membership.
For active grandparents, there might be no better gift than the chance to visit fun places such as the zoo, museum or aquarium. The gift of an annual membership is a great way to encourage your family to spend time together and also for your grandparents to get out and enjoy life while staying active and fit.
• Tickets to concerts, sporting events, etc.
Want to make sure your grandparents stay young and lively? Consider giving them season tickets to the local sports team, symphony, ballet or opera. Make the gift even more special by offering to attend with them.
• Gift Cards.
Gift cards are an excellent choice for the practical grandparent. Good options include gift cards or gift certificates to beauty salons, restaurants, community centres, health spas, gas stations, continuing education classes and grocery stores.
• The gift of technology.
Do your grandparents find it difficult to stay in touch with the younger generation through email or social media? If so, consider giving them the gift of a class or a book about the Internet, social media and computers. This is a great way to connect them with everyone in the family and also to keep their brains young while improving their memory.
Remember, grandparents are special and deserve the same care and consideration in the selection of their gift that they have shown you throughout the years.
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