Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Holiday Gifts for Aging Fathers and Grandfathers--1 (updated)

More gifts ideas for aging fathers and grandfathers--than I think a man could possibly want--filled my May 2011 Father's Day gifts posts: 7 categories, arranged alphabetically, from "Accessories and Clothing" to "Vision." I reread them, remembering the time and outside-the-box thinking that went into compiling the list.

Not needing to reinvent the wheel, I've updated the list and a added a bit. I'll post it in 2 parts so it's not overwhelming and conclude Saturday. Hoping that your shopping is made easier and that the aging men in your life will have smiles on their faces as they open their presents.
1.  Accessories and Clothing:

--Cane (measured correctly) or walking stick
--Hat (to shade a bald/potentially balding head)
--Sport shirt. (Dad liked long sleeve ones to protect his arms from skin cancer--a definite concern as he aged.)
--Sleeveless cardigan sweater vest (not over the head). Easier to get off and on if buttons aren't a problem. Older people run cold. Dad wore it at home. It also looked good under a jacket when he went out. (This style is hard to find...know someone who knits?)
--An easy-to-use umbrella collapesable--opens and closes with the push of a button. (Totes makes a good one.)   

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2. Computers: 3. Entertainment:  4. Health/Hygiene:

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