Thursday, December 9, 2010

Idea #5: Gifts for the Elderly?

Often times I feel that it is quite difficult to choose out a gift for let's say... my grandparents.  It's tough since generally their way of thinking is behind one or two generations.  That being said, getting them a gift card won't do any good... you CAN give them money, but I think that is a bit odd.  Chances are they will just spend it back on you.

Electronics are also out of the question (most of the time), my grandparents have a tough enough time figure out how to navigate through a cell phone and stuff like that.  You probably don't want to get clothes either because it's definitely hard to find the right style.  Of course there are exceptions, I am just using my own experience as an example right now.

So is there anything that all of us can relate to?  Food? Maybe, but you're not going to wrap some food in a box right?

 Here you go Grandma, Merry Christmas!

Yeah that's awkward.

I think what I will buy is maybe like... a Christmas carol CD, or a cassette tape (lol), or maybe even a CD with some songs that they like.  Surely they have CD players, and they KNOW how to use that!  Of course there are different types of grandparents, different types of personalities, so do what you think is right!  Think about what they know and will enjoy, and try to suit their needs.  

Something like this maybe!

Either way, some people may like it, some people won't.  In my case, I am pretty sure it is appropriate.  Who knows, maybe for your grandparents they want a new fishing rod or something!  In any case, happy shopping! 

24 comments:

Copyboy said...

Personally you can't go wrong with old paul anka records.

honkhonkpt said...

Haha just buy them like fuzzy socks or something! Grandparents usually don't really care what you get them, it's more of the thought that counts, as cliche as that sounds.

mind said...

i bought a mosin nagant to my grand pa he add so much fun with it man like a kid i think its the nostalgia

Unablogger said...

My Grandma gave me a pack of hot dogs from her freezer to take home. I got it home, ready to stick it in my freezer, when I notice the expiration date--Aug 1988. No shit! i guess time really does speed up...

David Davidson said...

My grandmother always gives me sweaters

HSP said...

I think a gift hamper of edibles would be an appropriate way to give food as a present! My grandparents are overseas and don't celebrate Christmas so I've never had the experience of gifting the elderly before XD

The Champ said...

I wish I still had grandparents!
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Willow said...

WE get yelled at anytime we get our grandmother anything......You really don't want to piss off the little old lady from the old country! lol

Suciô Sanchez said...

Depends.

Smatchimo said...

i got my grandma a kindel. shes going to flip her shit, then be mildly confused and have me set it up, then show her how to use it.

Justsayin' said...

Gift cards always work then you can go back over there later and take them back cause they never remember they have them lol

NooG said...

the christmas album is a great idea. old folk love their christmas music. that was their led zeppelin back in the day

MikeyB said...

hows a bout a casket. that was mean.

paintchip said...

Get them a computer that they will never use and just use it for yourself

Mister Sharaf said...

great ideas

Monster Madness said...

Good stuff :P haha

Tal Zahn said...

I genereally don't give gifts to extended family such as grandparents. Usually, my grandmother just likes having company over, some my presence is my present.

Gurney said...

hard choice. some sort of cloths is always good

Butters said...

Haha, I don't give my grandma or grandpa gifts, and they don't expect me to XD

Mr Bouchard said...

"I swear to god the puppy was alive before I wrapped him inside the box!"

SpringyB said...

I always bought my grandmother ceramic things to put on her shelves.

April said...

I think we once got my grandparents smoked salmon and they loved it, because old people are weird.

kwile said...

That's a good idea...cd's n music. My grandma loves that stuff. Thanx.

Ryan said...

My grandma always liked stuffed animals or animal figurines. She couldn't get enough of that stuff!

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