Get your elderly relative the best gift this Christmas
As the festive season gets into full swing there are 100 things on your to-do list and showing the elderly members of your family some love will be right up there.
Most elderly people have everything they could ever need and may even have too much stuff so it is more difficult to buy a gift and also to remember not to buy them the same thing twice!
The go to presents are usually some slippers or a scarf to keep them warm but you can give them the ultimate gift this christmas - your time.
Giving the gift of you & your time can be used in plenty of different ways, whether it's an activity or just simply spending a day together and reading that could make their Christmas. Some other activities you could are;
going shopping for new clothes or even Christmas present shopping for others
household cleaning and organising - something that they probably won’t have the strength, time or patience to do single-handedly.
Afternoon cream tea - who doesn't love tea!
There are also lots of material things you can get to show that you care, things like hampers with old fashioned sweets and favourite drinks in can be great, just make sure there’s not too much booze in there!
Beauty & pampering items like luxury soaps are very popular, sticking to classic scents like rose, lavender and Lillie tend to be more of a hit as they are the kind of scents they would have grown up with.
Experience days - for many older people experiences are much more valued than any material items. Doing something that they love like going to the theatre, going to a spa or spending some time in nature can mean the world to them. The real note to take in from this blog post is that it truly is the thought that counts, think about what your relative’s favourite past time is, what triggers their memories best and what they enjoy doing.