Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Aging Parents

OK~ Christmas is just a little over a week away and if you are like me, you still have some shopping to do. You know who you have to buy for, yet; you often have no clue what to buy that person. Some of the hardest people to buy for are your aging parents. Yes, I know. My 17 and 21 year old sons would probably place me into this category. BTW- these 40 something eyes can always use a new pair of reading glasses.

Christmas gift ideas for the aging parents in your life:

Technology is changing how we all interact. Chances are you have a parent that enjoys reading the local newspaper day in and day out. A year's subscription to the actual print newspaper is always appreciated. If your aging parents enjoy reading the newspapers online, give them a year's subscription to the online format.

Garden seeds would be a great gift for the aging parent that enjoys gardening. The Spring gardening season is just around the corner, well; kind of!  But, a bucket filled with garden seeds, a small spade, and garden gloves would be sure to please the garden lover in your life. Your local garden store could help organize the perfect bucket for Christmas.

The avid bird enthusiast would love a new set of binoculars and a bird watcher's guide.

Field Guide To Birds of North America- Available on

North America is a bird lover's paradise. The Field Guide To Birds of North America makes a great Christmas gift for the aging parent, as well as a birthday gift. If your aging parents are not bird lovers, why not introduce them to this relaxing, interesting hobby? Chances are they will embrace this hobby as soon as the package is open!

An iPad would bring your aging parents right into the 21st Century. With a little direction and patience on your part, your aging parents can have a wonderful experience with an iPad. Here's something to think about. Give your aging parents a crash course on how to use You Tube. This will provide hours of music, as well as information on how to repair anything around their home or apartment. And of course, social media outlets will allow your aging parents to stay in touch with relatives and friends all across the miles.

These are just a few suggestions to help you in completing your Christmas shopping list. You know your aging parents better than anyone, so base your shopping decisions on their unique personalities. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

*I did not receive any product or monetary compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's.

1 comment:

  1. I really love that you have both a tech and non-tech option here! My dad loves to read the "real" paper, but also loves technology. I hadn't thought of getting him a subscription for the newspaper, but now that he's retired, I'm sure it would help him out. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing them.


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