As the holiday season looms nearer, it stands to reason that you’d want to look for the best gifts to offer the seniors who enchant your life and who have been a part of your life since you were born. Whether you need to buy something classy for your grandma, or you want your dear old dad to feel special this Christmas, there are a lot of great ways to approach searching for and giving them your gifts:
A great tip is to avoid stereotypical gifts. Most of them – such as buying your grandfather a boring tie or getting your dad an old watch – will just make them feel old. Instead, consider thinking out of the box. Aim for something like a surprise trip, a unique memorabilia item that they never even knew they wanted, or a cute dress to make mom or grandma feel young and vibrant.
If your loved one lives in assisted living facilities in the Denver downtown area, consider looking for a wonderful activity to do together in the Denver area. A play at the DCPA, Botanic Gardens festival of lights, or special tea at the Brown Palace may be perfect!
Shop around. If you don’t find anything interesting locally, consider looking around on a few online stores and ordering your gift in advance. You’ll find it can make all the difference in the world.
Finally, make sure your gift actually counts, and it’s not just there for show. Adding sentimental value by engraving a piece of jewelry or asking your kids to draw a painting to go with your gift can often be what really makes your senior family members feel special.