Shopping for the older generation can be extremely tricky. What do you get someone who basically has everything they need? Grandparents can be one of the most difficult people to shop for, especially as over the years they’ve accumulated many items. They might not be into new technology so that restricts what you can purchase them.
If you need some inspiration this post will certainly help, grandparents usually do not want you spending a fortune on them, but at the same time it’s likely that they will receive the same present from someone else in your family. Some of these gift ideas are timeless and simply perfect for Christmas, some are dependent on your grandparent’s persona.
The regular presents
These aren’t that inspiring, however if you are struggling finding the correct gift then going for something regular can always be the best plan of action. Some of these include:
- Nice bottle of port
- Gardening gifts
- Gift sets
- Box of chocolates
Though these aren’t very inspirational gifts, you can’t really go wrong investing in a few of these. A nice bottle of port can be drank on Christmas day or some gardening gifts are perfect for when the weather gets better.
A Christmas hamper is a traditional gift containing non-perishable foods. Christmas hampers do not cost a lot and are a great present for an older relative – especially your grandparents. M&S have a great Christmas hamper costing £75.00. It comes neatly packed in a wicker basket, with some festive classics.
Included in the M&S hamper is a bottle of clementine and cranberry bucks fizz, along with a Christmas pudding and some brandy butter. There are also some hand-cooked, turkey-flavoured crisps and milk chocolate-coated cinnamon sugar tortilla rolls. You can create your own personalised hamper if you know what your grandparents like simply by filling a basket with their favourites.
Photobook or photo album
If you want to give your grandparents something different this Christmas, why not get a photobook printed or a photo album. If you have a lot of photos that are collecting dust then purchasing a photo album and filling it with some of your happiest memories will always be appreciated. Giving someone a photo book really is a gift like no other. It’s one of the most personal presents you can give because it’s filled with photos of special moments that you’ve likely shared together. There are several online print shops that won’t cost you an arm or leg to have printed.
Personalised Christmas gifts such as a photobook can really tell a story and will be favoured.
If you fancy pushing the boat out, why not get a mobility scooter to help make your grandparents lives a lot easier. A mobility scooter is not something that you can pick up off the high street, but it is something that will be worth every penny. As your grandparents get older and they find it harder getting around then having a mobility scooter will really help them. Mobility scooters can range from a few hundred pounds to over a thousand, nonetheless they won’t be relying on you as much to help them shop.
Mobility scooters can improve your grandparent’s lifestyles, and they really do give the older generation the freedom to get around and get to places they couldn’t before. There are a range of scooters available, choosing the right one can be tricky but here are a few of the popular mobility scooters.
Thanks for reading!