Grandparents love spoiling their grandchildren. Moms might have stopped you from devouring an extra cookie or pakoda but grandmas and grandads always encourage you to satiate your heart’s desires. Therefore, it’s important to give them a nice birthday gift to show your appreciation for pampering you.
Here are some gift ideas:
1. Saregama Carvaan
Have you ever caught your grandma humming the lyrics of an old Bollywood song? Does your granddad absolutely adore songs from Sholay, Deewar, Pakeezah and Bobby? Then the Saregama Carvaan may be a wonderful gift. This lightweight portable music player contains 5,000 evergreen Bollywood songs sung by legends such as Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and many others.
Available in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil and in a range of appealing colors, this bluetooth music player will remind your grandparents of their younger days.
2. A birdhouse or bird feeder
Feedings birds is a great way to bond with nature. Some grandparents love to feed birds in the park or below their building. Even in the popular Hindi movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Simran’s father often feeds birds during his morning walk. Installing a birdhouse or bird feeder in the balcony of their home or in another convenient location may be the perfect gift for grandparents who love nature.
3. A knitting kit
Knitting sweaters and scarves are a favorite pastime of many grandmas who wish to create something special for their grandchildren. A knitting kit might help with this goal. You can easily find a slew of kits online or in stores. Knitting has proven to provide many benefits to senior citizens including reducing stress, improving mood, enhancing motor skills and slowing down cognitive decline.
4. Lavender bath salts, lotions and shower gel
Let’s face it: Many grandparents suffer from muscle aches, joint pain, arthritis, spasms and back pain. Why not help them soothe these daily discomforts with some lavender bath salts, luxurious lavender lotions and a eucalyptus essential oil infused shower gel? It may not completely remove the pain but it will ease some of their discomfort.
5. A Family Photo Album
Even though we are in the digital age, there is something to be said about holding a physical picture in your hand. Grandparents like looking at family photos – both old and new ones. Gift them a photo album book filled with pictures clicked recently or old pictures that you may have sourced from relatives and friends. They can flip through the photos and recall memorable moments of their life.
The next time you need to gift your grandparents, use this list to give them something special. You can even draw inspiration from some of the gifts ideas listed above to give them something personal.