Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Aging Parents: Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day crept up on me this year.  Suddenly it's less than two weeks away...actually too late for one of the best Mother's Day gift ideas--but perhaps not too late if you're creative.
I've never seen this handbag in the East....maybe because it comes from California.  But I've seen it in the West and grandmothers who have it, love it.  They should because it's pricey. (Yet we all know--everything pricey isn't loved by everyone).  At least one grandmother says it's "a thrilling gift to receive...I don't think any mother or grandmother would appreciate anything more." She has the "Vanessa." What makes it so special?
It's a Brighton handbag, with a photo expertly reproduced on the back and front-- a wonderful conversation piece of excellent quality...."sturdy," I'm told.
If you want to get it for Mother's Day, I'd like to suggest downloading a picture of the handbag and putting it in a Mother's Day Card.  After all, looking forward to something is half the fun and the photo won't be revealed until the handbag is unwrapped. When several people go in on the gift, needless to say, it becomes more affordable.  Click the link. http://www.brightoncollections.com/products.php?CatID=1&TypeID=61.
There's a phone number to call for specifics. You'll learn how to send the photo (which needs to be 4x6 horizontal) and when the gift will arrive. While I love the handbag with the family dog, I'm guessing grandchildren usually win out.
The second pricey gift: the iPad.  An 88-year-old with macular degeneration received one as a birthday gift last weekend and says she loves it because she can enlarge the font to read books as well as the apps (some of which her children installed for her).  This makes reading a so much better for her. (I understand her kids went to the Apple store at 7:30 in the morning and there was already a long line.)
A less pricey gift: the Kindle.  Again the size of the font can be enlarged which helps people with macular degeneration as well as others. While the Kindle is not as versatile as the iPad since it's made for reading books, it does help many aging parents to enjoy reading once again.
I will update previous posts featuring Mother's Day gifts on Saturday.  In the meantime, feel free to search them on my blog.

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