Often, people like to say that the best gifts one can present to the more elderly of your friends and family are the gift of family get-togethers and catch-up phone calls.
Now, obviously, these kinds of family gatherings are lovely experiences not just for your elderly relative but for every family member, but no matter how often grandma protests that she has everything she could possibly need’, this doesn’t account for the plethora of gifts she is entirely unaware exist in the first place.
1. Afternoon Tea Fit for A Queen
Treat your aging loved one to an afternoon tea at a beautiful café or restaurant and extra brownie points if you can book a table in an attractive space such as a walled garden. The tradition of afternoon tea dates back all the way to England in the 1840s and is essentially a meal of scones, finger sandwiches, and fruit juices, all washed down with an endless supply of English breakfast tea. Giving the gift of afternoon tea means you can spend quality time with your loved ones and treat them to a lunch they will never forget.
2. $100 To Spend on Online Shopping
This gift is two-fold. Your elderly relative will be treated to a wide range of unexpected treats, and simultaneously, you can show them different and innovative websites specializing in their particular passions and interests that they may not have previously been exposed to. Second, you can surf the internet together and go on an exploration with rewards aplenty for your loved one. Think of it like an internet-based treasure hunt!
3. Military Medals
Online armed forces superstores can personalize and supply an amazing variety of Military Medals & Ribbons and dog tags and other armed forces-connected products.
If your aging loved one was once a prestigious member of the US military or even simply has more than a vested interest in such memorabilia, a personalized medal or official ribbon is a beautiful, not to mention incredibly thoughtful, gift.
4. Brass Garden Pieces
If your senior loved one has a passion for gardening, what better gift than a beautiful, modern, and expertly designed brass centerpiece for their backyard. You could even personalize the feature with a sentimental quote or in-joke that you and your loved one share to create an incredibly special item that they will be reminded of every time they look out of the window.
Copernicus sundials, birdbaths, and even a water feature if you are feeling particularly flush are all fabulously ostentatious and stunning gifts that will make their birthday truly a memorable one.
5. Historical Newspapers
There is a plethora of beautifully created, custom-made newspaper products showcasing the original print from the date your loved one was born, and they make the most thoughtful and unique gifts for your aging loved one. Books and notebooks portraying authentic photographs and newspaper cuttings from their date of birth are available online, and gifts such as these really show just how much you care about and love them.