Shopping for the grandparents is not always easy. A lot of them don’t use much, they don’t love technology, and they really don’t like frivolous spending. Nevertheless, you can’t leave them out of the gift-giving seasons and your kids probably really look forward to buying something for them. So, whether it’s Christmas, birthdays, or other holidays, we’ve got a few special gifts that are sure to bring smiles to their faces.
What grandparent doesn’t love photos of their grandkids? And with canvas prints, you can give them attractive pieces of art that they can hang anywhere they wish. You can choose framed or even rolled canvas that you frame for them yourself. For an extra special and inexpensive gift, get the whole family together, or just all the grandkids, and have an artistic friend or relative shoot some pics in the park. They don’t have to be professional. In fact, some of the most-loved family photos can be candids of everyone laughing and enjoying themselves.
This may seem like something a little too high-tech for the older generation, but it’s perfect for anyone who has a little trouble hearing. Hearing loss is shown to increase significantly among many adults in their sixties. So, as your parents get older, they’ll need accommodations to help them enjoy the things they’re used to. A television soundbar is the perfect option.
Digital photo frames
Digital frames have come a long way and you don’t have to be too technically savvy to use them, at least not once they are set up. You can load your parents’ frame with all your best family snapshots and all they have to do is enjoy them. There are even frames available that you can sync to your smartphone and upload photos while you’re on the move. They’ll love being surprised with new photos after your vacations.
Learning new things is the best way to keep a person’s mind sharp. And a lot of communities and colleges offer continuing education classes geared toward seniors. Photography, cooking, scrapbooking, pottery, and painting are some examples of some classes you might find. You can sign them up for these classes just for them. Or you might even take one with them yourself or include your kids. They’ll love the family bonding time and you’ll be helping them stay sharp.
Nothing is more frustrating than losing your keys or your phone, but a digital key fob can fix all that. Most of these are connected to an app on a smartphone, but you can find some that don’t require any technology at all. For grandparents who aren’t too hip on technology, there are key finders that simply attach to two locations so you can press the button on one to locate the other. For example, you might attach one to both parents’ keyrings or simply hang one on a keyhook by the door.
Coffee subscriptions make perfect gifts for coffee lovers. If they love their caffeine, they are sure to love it even more when it shows up right at their doorstep every month. With a coffee club subscription, they’ll get to explore new, fresh flavors of coffee they’ve probably never tried. And they’ll enjoy sharing a cup with you the next time you go for a visit. One great thing about this is that your whole family can share in the theme. Your kids might pick out or make special coffee mugs for them. Your sister might buy them a grinder. And for the next holiday, you can buy them a new coffee maker.