Gifts for Granny….or Grandad!

Downsizing our living space this year has led to a whole new way of thinking about gifts….it begs intentional thought both for receiving and giving! SoI have compiled a short list of suggestions with the hope you will add more! Aging helps define the joy of presence…a visit from a friend or family member is a gift that far outweighs anything new from a store! A handwritten note via snail mail changes the day! So here goes…..please feel free to add your ideas!

Your presence

A mailed handwritten note

A call!

Donations to favorite missions

Subscription for monthly Humphreys Street Coffee delivery (

Gift cards for Uber or Lyft

Lightweight blankets…..even nicer monogrammed!

Heated throws

Subscriptions to Hulu, Britbox, Acorn, PBS Masterpiece Prime Video, Netflix

Amazon Fire Stick

Amazon giftcard (Movies as well as merchandise)

Echo or Echo Dot….(set up free “Call My Buddy)

Planted amaryllis with care instructions (seasonal)

Voucher to help plant spring annuals

Custom photo book

Gift certificate for professional photographer to take photos of all generations of family

Framed family photo (

Cardigan, lightweight sweater (No pull overs!)

Cordless upright vacuum for light cleaning…(love the Dyson V7)

Cordless outdoor blower

Gift card car wash

Gift card movies

Voucher to clean dryer vents, change smoke alarm batteries, high light bulbs, change house filters…followed by lunch together!

Decorative box to hold TV remotes

Light weight dishes

Crock pot with recipes

Fruit of the month…small quantities

Michaels gift card

Voucher to clean kitchen cabinets once a year!

Voucher for fall yard work

And…..add your suggestions!

jackie shields


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