As a kid, you turned to grandma and grandpa when your parents said “no.” They always spoiled you with lots of good food and plenty of hugs and kisses. Now, as an adult, it’s your job to spoil your grandparents for a change. Whether it’s Grandparents’ Day or one of their birthdays, giving a thoughtful gift means a lot. Here are several gift ideas just right for letting grandma and grandpa know just how much you love and care for them:
Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Grandparents
1. A Better Quality of Life
The aging process isn’t always kind. Aches, pains, and stiff joints often keep a senior loved one from enjoying life to the fullest. You can give your grandparent a better quality of life by setting up aged care physiotherapy sessions. Physiotherapy, usually done in the comfort of a person’s home, can help them regain mobility, balance, strength, and independence.
2. A New Coffee Maker
If your grandparents love coffee, they will appreciate a new coffee maker, especially if it’s a new Keurig that brews single cups with the simple push of a button. What better way to wake Grandpa and Grandma up on a Saturday morning to watch the kids play baseball than with a fresh cup of Joe brewed to perfection?
3. Family Tree Picture Frame
Whether you are part of a small family or yours is so big your grandparents have trouble keeping you all straight, a family tree picture frame is the perfect gift. With several branches that hold a small picture frame for every member of the family, this gift is something they can enjoy looking at over and over as they remember each member of the family fondly.
4. The Gift of Warmth
As the body ages, it loses the ability to keep itself warm. You’ve probably seen your grandma put a sweater on in the midst of a summer heatwave or your grandfather turning the furnace on when it’s already 75 degrees in the house, but they can’t help it.
You can help them feel a little warmer, though, by giving each of them a heating blanket just the right size for keeping them warm as they sit and watch TV. You can even personalize it by getting one in their favorite color or sports team.
5. A Cruise
If you’re looking for something a little more extravagant for dear old grandma and grandpa, consider getting them tickets on the nearest ship out of port. A cruise is a great way to show you care for the couple, especially if you know they are unlikely to book the trip for themselves.
If you can, try to figure out what type of cruise the pair would enjoy most and surprise them with the gift for their anniversary or just because.
6. A Trip Out to Visit
If your grandparents live in another state, a thoughtful gift might be to pay for them to fly out for a visit. Most seniors live on a fixed income, so affording airfare is often out of the question. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen your grandma and grandpa, spring for a couple of seats aboard an airliner for them to visit you. You can really make this a special gift by upgrading their seats to first class.
Your grandparents are special people, and as such, they deserve thoughtful gifts. Consider the gift ideas listed above the next time you need to get Gma or Gpa something special.