The anniversary date of a loved one is approaching, for whom it is not so easy to choose a gift. Asking directly is not interesting. And the grandmother will wave her hands, arguing that she does not need anything. Expensive presents will surely offend or lie idle, and a small sign of attention from a granddaughter or grandson will move you to tears.
What should be taken into account?
Choosing a gift for a grandmother should be based on her age, hobbies and lifestyle. Women 45–55 years old take care of their appearance, so an appropriate gift would be gift certificate to a spa or beauty salon. If the grandmother leads an active lifestyle, you can give subscription to the pool or fitness club.
For a needlewoman, you should look at an embroidery kit, beautiful fabric or unusual yarn.
Women aged 60–70 are actively engaged in gardening, are interested in new movies, and some willingly communicate via the Internet. Such pensioners will be delighted any garden/garden accessories, household appliances, or a ticket to a new movie premiere. For the elderly, the best gift option would be a collection of works by a favorite author, a field trip, home clothes, or simple household items like a kitchen set.
A believer will be delighted with the donated icon. If your grandmother has health problems, you can do a gift that will allow her to control her condition. It can be an automatic blood pressure monitor, a heated electric massager, a glucometer, a massage mat, an air ionizer, a home physiotherapy device, or an electric blanket.
Any gift should be complemented with a bouquet and a holiday card. Flors will sincerely please the grandmother, and the card will be kept for many years.
What should not be given?
Forbidden gifts include watches, pearls and mirrors. According to folk beliefs, these objects are harbingers of misfortune, and the elderly are prone to superstition. Stinging and cutting objects are considered not a very good gift — it is believed that they lead to quarrels. This sign can be neutralized — for this, the grandmother must give the donor any coin.
The gift must be. If grandma doesn’t have the urge to cook with trendy appliances, don’t buy a food processor, yogurt maker, or slow cooker. If the grandmother planned a trip to the country or signed up for an examination with various specialists, the excursion trip will definitely not please her.
In order not to get into trouble and give a really necessary thing, it is better to ask about plans in advance and pick up a present that meets the wishes of the future hero of the day.
The best gift has always been considered a thing made by oneself. It could be unrealistically beautiful postcard or scrapbooking photo album. In order not to get into trouble and give a really necessary thing, it is better to ask about plans in advance and pick up a present that meets the wishes of the future hero of the day. Knitted or sewn things will do. You can embroider an icon with beads or collect a so-called diamond mosaic for your grandmother. If you are going to give a picture embroidered with a cross or ribbons, you should look for a place for it in advance.
As a rule, grandmothers like to keep different boxes that they do not particularly need. You can discreetly take one of them and turn it into a very original decoupage chest.
This technique can be used to transform already familiar cups, saucers, plates or vases without a pattern or with an erased pattern.
Older people are kind to family photos, so you can compose and beautifully arrange genealogical tree. An interesting option would be a photo collage of pictures that will capture children and grandchildren. If your busy schedule does not allow you to mess around with collages, you can arrange an old family album or update some especially memorable photos for the hero of the day.
Will be a great gift homemade baked goods. Pies, cookies or cake will definitely be accepted with a bang. It is possible to pick up a basket made of natural vines and put pastries, a jar of your own jam, a package of delicious aromatic tea into it.
From little grandchildren
The most touching gifts are presented by grandchildren. Their cute crafts, drawings and applications are kept by grandmothers as a sacred relic. A lot of tenderness is caused by postcards signed in a clumsy children’s handwriting. If your child loves to do needlework, you should buy a set for making candles, soap or a stained glass picture. Surely the kid will like the result, and he will want to give this present to his beloved grandmother.
Children of senior preschool and school age will certainly support the idea of diversifying the script and preparing something special for their grandmother’s anniversary. It could be a learned poem, a song or a small scene from a favorite book. And you can choose a musical composition and stage an anniversary dance.
For staging, it is better to choose Russian folk motives or one of grandmother’s favorite songs.
Great choreographic talents are not required here — it is enough for mom or dad to watch the corresponding videos and prepare a surprise with the children. And so that the little participants in the home concert do not blabbed about it, it is worth explaining to them how surprised and delighted grandmother will be when she hears a familiar tune and sees how ll her beloved grandchildren dance.
You can give your grandmother a lot of different things for her birthday. But the most expensive gift will be the time spent with loved ones, gatherings at the festive table and heart-to-heart conversations. After all, this allows the grandmother to feel her need and desire to gather the whole family for as long as possible for such pleasant events as her next birthday.
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