Celebrating an elderly person’s birthday is a special occasion that allows us to show them how much we care for them with a great gift. Make a sensible gift that will make them feel unique and not old, because just because they are elderly doesn’t mean they won’t enjoy hiking, playing sports and so on. The best thing to keep in mind is that your present should pertain to something they like or something sentimental.
A great and simple birthday gift for elderly who have tons of photos is helping organize them. Grandparents usually have a drawer filled with photos from when they where young to nowadays. Surprise them on their birthday and get some nice photo albums and spend the afternoon organizing the photos together. This gift is so great because it not only helps out round the house, leaves behind a beautiful collection of albums but also because it will give them a great opportunity to reminisce.
Another great birthday gift for elderly people will pertain to their hobby. Get a set of new fishing rods for your father who loves fishing. Get a set cute gardening tools for your granny who loves her flowers. If your grandfather loves to solve crossword puzzles get him a subscription a magazine he likes; accompany the gift with a set of pens and a box of snacks he likes like cookies or assorted nuts. If they love to make puzzles turn a family photo into a puzzle and make a fun and sentimental gift.
Entertainment will always be appreciated by elderly people especially if it’s something they love. You could get a book collection from their favorite author or if their vision is fading you could get them a simple mp3 player and fill it with audio books. Get them a collection of records they love or a great wooden record player. Get them a movie they like or even better go together to see a movie at your local cinema.
Celebrate their history and with a family tree, you could make it yourself or personalize one engraved on a plaque. To go even deeper you could get them a Family history gift box. This will allow them to find out the history of their surname; after they register they will be provided with the information printed out on an illustrative certificate. This is a great gift especially for someone who is curious about their past and about the family history.
Elderly people will always enjoy spending time with their loved ones. Take an afternoon off and spend it with your grandma doing whatever she wants. Organize a big family gathering on their birthday and have big party in their honor. Or you could plan an intimate tea party just for them and their close friends. A picnic, a dinner to a nice restaurant or a even a nice walk in the park together will all make great birthday gifts for elderly people.11
Birthday photo gifts are a unique and heartwarming presents that will appreciated by the loved ones in your life. You have so many options when it comes to photo related presents that it may be hard just to choose one. Before you decide o the type of present be sure to think of the person you are getting the gift for and that you have the photo you have on hand.
Jewelry and accessories are a beautiful and elegant gift and become even more sentimental when you incorporate a photo into the present. You could for instance get your best friend a necklace with a photo locket that keeps a picture of the two of you together. Turn a wooden box into something out of the ordinary by customizing it with a picture turning it into a keepsake jewelry box. Personalize a pair of cuff-links for your father with a photo of the two of you. Make your grandma a special gift with a family tree sculpture with photo frames.
Albums and scrapbooks capture precious memories and at the same imply your thoughtfulness and effort to put them together. Get a beautiful leather bound photo album and organize all your mother’s photos in chronological order. Make an album for your partner with the pictures of all the trips you took together. Make a family scrapbook for your parents and get them a tag voice recorder; when you make the scrapbook you can tag each picture and record the story behind it so that your parents can listen to it while looking through the scrapbook.
Turn photo into something more with a little talent or some resources. Turn a photo into a painting, you could do this yourself or commission it online. You can choose from many different painting styles and you can find something to please any tastes. For a fun birthday photo gift you could order a caricature made after a picture of your friend. Make a kid happy and put them on a poster together with their favorite star or make a teen happy by customizing a magazine cover with their photo.
You might be surprised but there are a lot of home related accessories you can personalize with pictures that are dear to you and your family. You could for instance a reading lamp with customized with your pictures; there are also pillows, quilts, blankets and plates. Add a personal touch with a photo to a set of glasses, a mug or a mouse pad. For a unique gift you could get a life sized wall decal of their favorite picture.
For your high-tech boyfriend you could get a digital photo frame or a key chain with a digital frame. Make your mother happy with a calendar and each month has a photo of a different family member. For your grandparents you could turn pictures of your family into postcards.11
Giving a unique homemade birthday gift is a personal and thoughtful present you can give to those that are especially close to you. They are extremely suitable for people who already have everything and are impossible to gift and if you are short on cash. Use your creativity and imagination and make a beautiful and heartwarming gift.
A few things to take into consideration; think ahead and make a budget and the necessary shopping, plan according to your skills and lastly but not least think about the person you are giving the gift to, about what they mean to you, your memories together and their likes and passions. Food related gifts are delicious and caring and will make anybody happy. If you are a skilled cook or baker there is no limit to what you can cook up. Make for instance cake lollypops for children; bake a simple cake, crumble it and shape it into balls and then dip them in chocolate or any other frosting. You could make funny faces on them or any other shapes and make a child giggle with joy as they eat these tasty treats.
With a treat in a jar you can give a really unique homemade birthday gift. Put all the necessary dry ingredients into a beautiful jar. Close it with a lid and put a bow around it and attach a printed recipe to be used for making the dish. You could make a mix for spicy mocha, chocolate chip cookies, muffins or herbed rice.
Make a special birthday gift to a family member or to a close friend with a scrapbook. You could buy or make a photo album and then start adding pictures, trinkets, ticket stubs and any kind of decorations you want to make it beautiful. You could add a tagging voice recorder and record a short story for each photo or item you added to the scrapbook.
For a new mother you could make a clay baby foot imprint and frame it. You could also make a fleece blanket for the baby. If you know to sow and knit there is a variety of things you could make like finger puppets, baby boots, quilts, mittens, throw pillows or hats. Add a funny print to a throw pillow and make a unique gift for your best friend.
There are a variety of kits that will help you make homemade jewelry. You could for instance make earrings or brooches from shrink plastic, which will give you the possibility to make it into vibrant colors and unique and fun shapes. You could also make paper and felt jewelry like origami crane earrings or beautiful and elegant flower boutonnieres.
Make a unique memory box by getting a plain wooden box and decorating it; you could paint it or glue small decorative items or memory related trinkets. You could make a jewelry box out of an egg carton with a little paint and some glitter.11
A perfect birthday present will make the recipient feel special and one of a kind. Be thoughtful and creative and get your friend, mother, wife or girlfriend a unique birthday gift that will show her how much you care for her. There is a large variety of unique presents and experiences to choose from and if you look around you will be able to match it to your needs as well as your budget. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and know that imaginative and thoughtful gifts will make any woman happy.
Photos are always a unique birthday gift for women; be it a special photo they hold dear framed and dedicated or a collage of their latest holiday. You could also order a caricature made after a photo of her or you could print a special photo on canvas turning it into a beautiful wall decoration. With a little time and perseverance you could put together a truly unique birthday gift for her. Get a classy photo album and ask all her friends and family members to fill one page with photos and memories. At the end you’ll have an extraordinary gift that will impress her for sure.
Honest gifts that come from the heart like a poem, song, letter or painting are not only unique but also a proof of your affection for her. If you have no artistic skills but you still want to create such a present, do not despair. You could make her a movie, put together a sequence of pictures from her life and accompany them with narration and music. You can find software that will help you do that all over the internet. It is a great gift to play at a birthday party that will surely have her hold back the tears.
Personalize and customize a magazine or a newspaper for her. Put a picture of her on the cover and write the headlines, also write articles and stories about her and ask family members to also make a contribution. You could also get her a session at a professional photographer for artsy and beautiful pictures or you could plan a photo shoot for a family portrait.
Let her know that she is the light of your life and name a star after her. Accompany the certificate of the star with a telescope so that each night she can look at it and think of you and your affection. You could also personalize a set of post stamps with her picture, get her one share of a famous company or you could buy her a small piece of land in Ireland, to be more specific a one square foot plot of land in the Irish country side.
Make a unique gift by putting her mind to work for the present. Plan and organize a treasure hunt, leaving clues all over the city. You could hide the present in a park and wait for her with a picnic or you could hide it at a friend’s house and wait for with a surprise party.11