Grandmother… This word is always associated with warmth, love, delicious food, interesting stories, fairy tales and a cozy atmosphere. And when the grandmother turns 70, the household should try to give her a meaningful and worthy gift, thereby expressing their care and gratitude. But the choice of a presentation is not an easy task, so it is important to approach this with all responsibility. What can you give your grandmother for 70 years?
Before you go shopping in search of a present, it is worth considering the following factors.
- Budget limitation. It is important to start from your own means and set limits. It’s good when the salary allows you to expand the choice, but with a small budget, do not despair – you can pick up an inexpensive, but cute and touching gift.
- Birthday party hobbies. Given the hobby, the gift is guaranteed to please the hero of the day. Maybe Grandma likes to knit, then it would be useful to look into the needlework store. Perhaps she is an avid gardener, then she will definitely be delighted with presentations on this topic. And if the grandmother is a collector, then it is worth giving her something that will replenish her collection.
- Health status. 70 years is an impressive date, unfortunately, at this age, older people often suffer from certain diseases. Therefore, choosing a gift for a grandmother, you need to take into account her physical condition. For example, a walking tour will be inappropriate if the grandmother’s legs hurt, but the rocking chair will come in handy.
- birthday girl needs. Perhaps the grandmother needs new kitchen utensils or has been wearing an old bathrobe or slippers for many years. Why not give her what she really needs? This option is doomed to success.
Relevant and practical ideas
There is always a list of relevant and versatile ideas, among which you can choose something suitable.
- gardening kits. Many grandmothers like to visit the country house or grow houseplants. Therefore, gifts that are useful for the garden will become real treasures. But if relatives are not particularly versed in seeds, fertilizers or the necessary tools, then you can limit yourself to a gift certificate to the appropriate store. If the budget allows, you can even present a team of craftsmen as a gift to help with weeding, harvesting and other hard work.
In the end, there is always a gift option – a beautiful live flower or a small tree in a pot.
- Kitchenware. Often older people, and especially those already at the age of 70, cook “the old fashioned way”, without using modern appliances in the kitchen. It is difficult to argue with the culinary skills of grandmothers, they can make the best dish using only one frying pan and a saucepan. But why not please the birthday girl with the wonders of technology, with the help of which the process of cooking will become easier and more exciting. You can give an electric meat grinder, juicer, slow cooker, bread machine, vegetable cutter, toaster. But it’s still worth making allowances for age and not acquiring a device that is too sophisticated, which will be difficult to figure out even for young people. It is better to rewrite the instructions yourself, so that it would be easier for the grandmother to deal with all the subtleties.
- health care. Perhaps this kind of gifts will not be the most festive, but they will definitely testify to care and love. You can please the birthday girl with an orthopedic mattress or insoles, various kinds of massagers, a cane or walkers, a hearing aid, a blood pressure monitor, a heating pad. Do not be afraid to give a certificate to a pharmacy, medicines are always needed, especially at that age. You can personally buy grandmother vitamins and nutritional supplements aimed at strengthening immunity.
- Decorations. Even at 70, a woman remains a woman, she wants to dress up. Why not give a beautiful necklace, gemstone earrings or bracelet as a gift. If a grandmother wears jewelry, then she will certainly be happy with such a surprise.
- Care cosmetics. Even in old age, it is necessary and important to take care of the skin, so various kinds of creams and other face and body care products will be an excellent birthday present. It is better to choose high-quality natural cosmetics from trusted manufacturers.
- Everything related to art. Such gifts will be relevant at any age. You can please your grandmother with a gift edition of a good book (from a collection of culinary recipes to Shakespeare’s plays). A set of discs with films will also be relevant if the grandmother has a DVD player. This topic also includes a ticket to an exhibition, a museum or a theater performance.
Of course, all grandmothers are different, it is worth considering the individual characteristics of the birthday girl, her character, hobbies, etc.
If the budget allows
If funds allow, then on the anniversary of the grandmother, you can present a truly expensive and solid gift.
- Ticket to the sanatorium. Such a surprise will come in handy on the 70th anniversary. In this case, it is worth starting from the physical condition of the grandmother – will she be able to go to a sanatorium? It is better that she was accompanied by some family member, together not only calmer, but also more fun.
- Repair work. Many grandmothers have not updated the situation in their apartment for years, why not please the birthday girl with a repair on the balcony, a new plastic window or wallpaper? You can order a modern kitchen set for her to make grandmother’s time cooking even more interesting.
- Massage chair. Any person will be happy with such a gift, even at a young age, and even more so in the elderly. The chair will allow the grandmother to relax and rest. Who would refuse a pleasant therapeutic massage?
- Television. Grandmothers like to watch the news or TV series. Why not please her with a new large plasma TV? The image on it will be bright, any pensioner will be delighted with such a present.
List of inexpensive gifts
If there is not much money in your wallet, this does not mean that you cannot buy a good gift for your beloved grandmother. Here are interesting ideas at a more affordable cost.
- Boxes or baskets for storing the necessary things. For example, a grandmother can store jewelry or handicrafts there.
- Tea or coffee set. Worthy and nice gift. Specialty stores offer a wide variety of teas in beautiful packages. In addition, you can attach a box of chocolates and cookies.
- Mug with a family photo. Giving an ordinary cup will not be so interesting, but the image of children and grandchildren printed on it will be a sincere and warm present for any grandmother. You can present a photo frame or a whole collage by inserting family photos there.
- Festive cake. And let the birthday girl herself or a general family photo be captured on it. In special stores, you can order a cake with any image. And if the grandmother has a good sense of humor, then you can even buy funny non-blown candles to cheer you up.
- Cozy gifts. Grandma will be happy with new soft slippers, woolen socks or a warm blanket.
Original do-it-yourself gifts
Older people tend to be very sentimental, therefore, they will definitely like touching gifts from children and grandchildren, which they will make with their own hands.
- Card. Instead of buying it in a store with a ready-made text, you can watch video tutorials on the Internet and make a postcard yourself by writing, for example, poems of your own composition on it. Grandma will like such an original present even more than expensive kitchen utensils.
- Self made cake. It will be more interesting to blow out the candles on the birthday cake, which was prepared with love by family members.
- Knitted things. If one of the relatives is engaged in needlework, then you can give your grandmother a knitted tablecloth, blanket or shawl.
- Edited film. If you have accumulated a collection of common family photos and videos, then why not make a touching video out of them with a melody and kind words? Such a gift can move the birthday girl to tears.
- Surprise party. You can organize a real holiday for your beloved grandmother by inflating a lot of balloons, gathering relatives and even thinking through scenarios with the performance of children and grandchildren.
Grandmother at any age remains a woman, so flowers will be useful.
And the material value of the gift is far from the main thing. It is important that it is made with love and care.
See the top 10 original gifts that are sure to please your grandmother on her birthday.