Gifts for elders are often times the last gifts to be presented to them. The reason for this is that many people think they are just going to die and so, no one has any reason to extend an extra special gift to their friends and family.
This does not mean that you should stop giving gifts to your loved ones when they pass away, it simply means that you have to decide whether or not you are going to make a last gift to the deceased. You can get creative and personal with the gifts that you give to your friends and family members to show them how much you care about them.
Beauty & Personal Care Gift
A family is forever and so, if your loved one has been ill for a long time, you may want to consider purchasing a gift certificate for a spa or a massage therapy appointment or just a massage chair. If your loved one has gone through treatments, such as laser hair removal, why not treat him or her to a relaxing, non-invasive massage? If you are thinking of gifting your friend or family member with an expensive, full body wax, then think again.
It is difficult to find a non-invasive way that does not cause any pain and damage to the skin, particularly if your friend or family member has sensitive skin.
Art & Creativity
If you have decided to honor the memory of your loved one by gifting them with something rather than presenting a box of flowers, it is time to start thinking outside the box. You could give the gift of art, with a great deal of creativity. After all, everyone loves to receive art, regardless of age. Art can not only beautify the deceased, but can provide a lasting memento of your loved one.
If you have never given someone else a gift of art, you may want to do so now. Artists often utilize watercolors, oil paintings, sculpture, mixed media, collage, or other types of painting or drawing techniques to create magnificent works of art that will be treasured forever. You may want to choose a larger gift in order to be able to put it somewhere safe and out of the way where it will not be disturbed.
You may even want to create a collage that combines art, such as your loved one’s work, with text, such as a poem, or a quote. The gift of art, along with other types of gifts, can be given to the family of the deceased so that they can provide solace to the departed.
A way to remember someone you love is to create a keepsake that they can enjoy for years to come. Creating a keepsake that they can enjoy is really the best way to do so. That is not to say that you should spend the same amount of money on something that would otherwise be a lasting purchase. A well thought out gift that people can enjoy is a beautiful piece of art. When combined with the text, it will be a source of comfort and perhaps a remembrance of a precious memory.
Another gift you can give to the family of the elderly is clothing. It is amazing what people wear and what they can still fit into. You may find yourself having a hard time finding clothing in smaller sizes because of the size range of the elderly. In this case, you can opt for a wool or linen blouse or coat for an outdoor day and a dress for a night on the town.
They may have bought themselves a large bag as well. This is a great gift that will be enjoyed by the elderly for years to come. It is also a good gift for the young, as many of the elderly might be having trouble remembering or understanding their younger children and grandchildren. Giving them a large sized tote to hold all their clothes and supplies will allow them to remember their young grandchildren or the history of their community.
Other gifts you could consider giving to the family of the elderly include paintings, puzzles, and collectibles. Collectible items are something that is going to be treasured forever, especially if it is a painting that the elderly have collected. They can also enjoy decorative items such as flowers, plants, roosters, and birds. These are all items that look good and are comfortable to use with gloves on and draw attention to the elderly.
The younger members of the family can be your inspiration in this regard. Gifts for elders should be geared towards the kids. These gifts do not have to be expensive. Some inexpensive gifts that would be suitable gifts for the deceased would be children’s bookmarks, personalized buttons, personalized door knobs, pom poms, or squishy balls. or customized picture frames for picture frames.