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Surprise Mom with a Sweet Mother’s Day Gift

By Kevin McClarren, 9:00 am on

Mother’s Day is only a few short weeks away. If you have an elderly mom, aunt, or grandma in your life, you may be struggling to come up with the perfect gift idea this year. Instead of purchasing the same bouquet of flowers or card, you may be looking for something unique this Mother’s Day. If this scenario sounds familiar, consider the following 5 great gifts for seniors, furnished by leading Warren senior care provider, Home Care Assistance.

1. Mother’s Ring

If your mom adores jewelry, a mother’s ring is a great option for Mother’s Day. This type of ring contains the birthstones of each child. If your mom has grandchildren, you can purchase a ring that includes their birthstones as well. You can also look into a bracelet or necklace instead if your mom doesn’t wear rings.

2. Decade Themed Activity Book

A themed book is a great option if your mom loves things like history, trivia, and crossword puzzles. The information required to complete the games pertains to a particular decade such as the 1940s, the 1950s, or the 1960s. These books also contain lists of important people and events that took place during a particular decade.

3. Family Video

Are the children and grandchildren scattered across the country? If your senior loved one doesn’t get to visit with relatives often, you may want to create a family video for her this Mother’s Day. On the video, all of mom’s loved ones can record a thoughtful message or do a short show-and-tell. You or your mom’s hourly caregiver in Warren can also schedule video calls with relatives who live far away.

4. Restored Photographs

Does you mom cherish her collection of family photographs? Perhaps, some of her older photographs are severely faded or otherwise damaged. If your mom enjoys looking at old pictures, she might appreciate having some of her favorite snapshots restored. You can often obtain this valuable service from a local photographer’s studio or a photo restoration expert.

5. Custom Picture Frame

Although it’s a little cliché, a photo in a nice frame is always a great gift. Instead of just picking a frame off the shelf, consider having one customized either locally or online. You could have a phrase or a few or her favorite literary lines engraved, the names of all the grandchildren (with a picture of them, of course), or have it adorned with something she loves, like seashells or thimbles.

For some children, shopping for the perfect gift for a senior mom on Mother’s Day is challenging. If you are searching for options this year, consider one or more of the aforementioned gifts. Your mom will be overjoyed, and she might be surprised at your creativeness!

Want to give your senior loved one a gift that keeps on giving? Consider a Warren caregiver from Home Care Assistance. We offer hourly and live-in care, including specialized Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and dementia care in Warren. Our caregivers are trained to assist with a wide range of daily responsibilities including running errands, cooking healthy meals, medication reminders, and transportation. Call a friendly Care Manager at 908.450.9400 to schedule your no-obligation consultation.