A majority of grandparents in the U.S. have no qualms spending money on their grandchildren. According to a survey of more than 1,904 American grandparents, it was found that 96% of respondents spent their money on their grandkids. The spending reaches a high point during the holidays as research revealed that while seniors will cut costs on party treats, they won’t stop indulging their grandchildren and giving them gifts. On the flipside, some kids will ask their grandparents what they want for Christmas, only to be told that they don’t want anything at all. This leaves adults scrambling for the perfect present to give their senior parents, only to wind up with something generic that will likely end up hidden in a closet or a junk drawer. If grandparents claim that they don’t want anything or that they already have everything they need this Christmas, here are a few brilliant gift ideas that are sure to wow your loved ones.
A food subscription box
When choosing an ideal gift for seniors, it’s a good idea to keep their interests and hobbies in mind. If you have no idea what they like to do during their spare time, then a food subscription box may be the perfect gift for grandparents. After all, who doesn’t like food? There are different food subscription boxes to choose from, so all you have to do is pick which box your senior loved one will appreciate the most. There are subscription boxes for tea, cheese, chocolates, pies, jerky, gluten-free snacks, ingredients for meals and the like, so do a little sleuthing and find out what type of food your senior loved one would love.
A handmade book containing the year’s most memorable moments
A good gift for grandparents that won’t cost a lot is a recap of the year’s most memorable moments in book form. You can make a mini book and fill it with pictures, milestones, and anything else that would remind your senior loved ones of happy moments with their grandchildren. If you’re not confident with your DIY skills, you can design, create, and have your book printed online.
Help grandparents make a memoir
If your grandparents are always talking about making their memoir, help their dreams become a reality by giving them software that can convert voice to text. This way, they won’t have to take pains typing their life story, and all you need to do is to edit the content for clarity. Help your elderly loved one convert the text into a soft or hard cover book or create an ebook online.
Gift certificates to a favorite coffee shop
Treat your grandparents to their beverage of choice by giving them gift certificates to their favorite coffee shop. It’s a good idea to give your elderly loved one 12 certificates this Christmas so he or she can have one free coffee every month next year.
A user-friendly e-reader preloaded with your loved one’s favorite ebooks
A shiny new gadget is a perfect gift for techy grandparents. Give your loved one a user-friendly e-reader that’s preloaded with his or her favorite books in ebook form. Include a few titles that you think he or she will enjoy and set the e-reader up before wrapping it so it’s ready to use.
This holiday season, show your grandparents that they are cherished and love. Consider any of these awesome gift ideas and watch your loved one’s face light up—even if they claim that they don’t want anything this Christmas.