The elderly parent Christmas present idea thread
I can’t be the only one with elderly father, who lives in small flat and has everything he wants…Posted 1 week ago
There’s only so many interesting books or M&S jumpers I can stand buying him.
Oh how I share your problem. Just been asking my own dad if there was anything he wanted. Nope. I really enjoy being able to get him nice things but as you said he has everything he wants and I hate buying things that will never be used by someone. Last year I got him a new electric razor and a Scottish history book. He said he fancied a new bedside clock this year so at least I have a starting point…… following with interestPosted 1 week ago
Make him up a hamper of quality local produce. Cheeses, preserves, chocolates, some nice ale if he drinks,Posted 1 week ago
Jigsaws for my dad.Posted 1 week ago
Books on hobbies
Books on old jobs/careers
How elderly?Posted 1 week ago
Mum and Dad from 65 on got food, drink, tickets to see stuff (when we’re allowed to again) taken out to do something they were interested in. Stopped buying them stuff and got them/us things to do
On a serious note we usually make up a little food hamper for my parents.Posted 1 week ago
Videos of you and your family doing random stuff.Posted 1 week ago
Just a few minutes a day, stick ’em all together and give him/her/them something to sit down and watch.
I get my parents a food hamper. As above, they don’t need any stuff that will just get stuffed in a cupboard.Posted 1 week ago
Or gin, my dad likes gin😃
I’m 54 and this would be my ideal Christmas pressie:
Posted 1 week ago
hamper of quality local produce. Cheeses, preserves, chocolates, some nice ale if he drinks,
My dad asks for a band saw blade or an Axminster tool/Screwfix voucher every year! 😄
This year we are going homemade. A couple of watercolour and ink drawings my wife did, a homemade Christmas wreath (wife), some homemade jam (wife), a chilli plant we’ve grown (well the wife did) in a hand painted pot. I painted the pot ☺️Posted 1 week ago
Everyone is getting one of these from me this year.Posted 1 week ago
I’m looking up some nice https://www.mrsbridges.co.uk/shop/ marmalade sets.
We’ve done hampers last year, rather challenging to do it this year with the local farm shop closed due to the Scottish lockdown…Posted 1 week ago
My son asked me if I wanted a ventilator for christmas! Something to look forward to I suppose. And stop saying 65 is old or I will bash you with my pension book.Posted 1 week ago
The best present we’ve got my Dad in recent years has been a Spitfire flight. Not sure if there’s anything like that up in Scotland. But generally, at his age, experiences are best. Mum always gets gardening gloves.Posted 1 week ago
The local historical society have just published a book about the village that my parents live in, dad is getting a copy for Christmas!Posted 1 week ago
Paint / draw / write him something.
It will come directly from you.
Have a look at some of what I do and if you want to know how to do it please just message me. NicksArtStuff.comPosted 1 week ago
When i asked my 84 yr old father what he would like, he told me he wanted a gas blowtorch!Posted 1 week ago
Lord only knows what he has planned for that. I may investigate those lovely sounding marmalades instead.
Japanese pull saw.
My dad loves his.Posted 1 week ago
Pull poppers that explode streamers.
If he has a bag of them by his chair and randomly surprises he can make any child smile from 4 – 40Posted 1 week ago
I didn’t know what a Japanese pull saw is… I do now… and now I want one!Posted 1 week ago
Some sort of experience that he would like. I got my dad a bird of prey experiencePosted 1 week ago
There is loads of different things he might enjoy
Buy them a PC.
That way you’ll get loads of quality phone time with your Dad thru the year 😉Posted 1 week ago
Does he like animals? Maybe sign up to adapt an animal, such as a nice little DOnkey at the sanctuary.Posted 1 week ago
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