5 Gift Ideas For Elderly Parents This Love Month
February is one of the anticipated months of the year and we even call it as the “love month”. Couples celebrate it by spending time with each other and by exchanging gifts. As we grow older, we tend to forget that Valentine’s gift is not just for couples, but for everybody regardless of age.
Can you still remember the last time you had given your mom and dad a present during this love month? Sometimes we are busy with our own life that we often forget our parents who love us unconditionally. As we age, I hope we do not take our elderly parents for granted, instead, we must cherish every single moment with them and show them how much we love them.
This month give them your precious time the best gift you can give, and a beautiful present to remember this day. Here are some of the gift ideas that you can give for them to feel loved and appreciated.
Cards / E-cards
Making DIY card for your elderly parents just like when you are a little kid will bring back good old memories and will also create a new one. If you do not have time to make your own card, why not go to the nearest bookstore or simply purchase it online. Then, you can put your own message inside and let your creativity begin. Sometimes the simplest gift can be the most memorable present.
Receiving flowers is one of the best feelings in the world. Your elderly parents will feel valued when you deliver flowers right on their doorstep. You can have a surprise visit with flowers ready and tag along your kids for a perfect bonding.
By giving your elderly parents a journal, you can motivate them to write each moment while improving their emotional and even physical well-being. In fact, according to studies, expressive writing has been linked to improving stress levels, mood, well-being and depressive symptoms as well as physical benefits like lowering blood pressure and improving lung and liver function. Giving them a journal is just a simple gift but it has a great help in keeping the mind and body healthy.
You can give your parents a set jewelry. One of the best pieces that you can give to your elderly mom is an engraved picture heart locket which has your family picture. This is a beautiful gift because she can carry her loved ones close to her heart.
Coffee / Tea Mugs
Having a personalized mug for your elderly parents is a cheap but great idea. Each time they sip a hot coffee or tea, it will bring a smile on their faces remembering that it was from you. It will be a daily reminder to them showing how much you cared for them even in their basic needs.
Giving presents to your elderly parents doesn’t need to be grand. Even a simple phone call to remind them how much you love and care for them will be truly appreciated. Each moment that you will be spending with them will be treasured forever. Let’s love our elderly parents as much as they loved us when we are young and even until now.