Hopefully, you have the holiday shopping for your children and spouse under control. (If not, here’s a time-saving link to Amazon.)
But what about your parents and grandparents?
They probably don’t even have a list!
Think about giving them a gift this Holiday Season to support their active lifestyle.
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Errands in Style
Make it easier for your parents to buy their groceries.
Offered by Sage Tip, this shopping cart has a high frame for the tall people with a contoured, double handle that is comfortable for anyone.
The classic neutral colors will suit both Dad and Mom.
It is lightweight and easy to lift into a car trunk or up a curb.
Great for mothers and fathers who love using coupons or shopping the specials at various grocery stores!
This garden green colored basket tote is a handy bag for daily living activities such as:
- Shopping at the local grocer,
- Collecting herbs, vegetables or flowers, or
- Planting a garden
The green basket has a handy inside zippered pocket for the grocery list or seed packages.
Also, the bag is foldable and takes very little space when stored. Perfect for downsizing!
Kitchens – The Heart of the Home
Have you looked in Grandma’s cupboard to check the quality of her pans?
We think this muffin and cupcake kit that includes a metal pan and 12 removable silicone cups is a smart match of tradition and new technology.
The pan is sturdy and eliminates the risk of spilling the contents when putting then into the oven. (Silicone pans are not sturdy, they can droop a lot. Batter is likely to land on the floor.)
The silicone cups are removable, nonstick and reusable. Moreover, they are dish-safe and come in exciting colors that she will love.
Kitchen gifts are wonderful for multiple generations. If you are buying gifts for your children on behalf of your parents, consider packing a kitchen item with favorite family recipes, such as those for Grandma’s muffins and cookies.
An oven mitt is a classic Holiday gift. Let us tell you why we think this set is better than most for Senior cooks like your Mom or Dad.
The 13-inch oven mitt is coated with Neoprene for safety, but quilted inside – just like the oven mitts Mom bought years ago. So, better protection in a familiar, comfortable feel.
The mitt extends past the wrist but not up to the elbow. So, it provides coverage but is easy to put on and take off.
The two silicone mats are multipurpose. The silicone grip is effective for opening jars – as well as a heat resistant trivet.
Encourage Social Activity
Craft circles are sprouting up all over the country. Here’s a gift to encourage your parents to get out with their crafts!
This rolling craft tote weighs just over a pound so, it is light! The front pocket is ideal for small items like crochet needles, keys, or a wallet. The main storage compartment is large enough to hold yarn, paints, quilting supplies, even a small canvas.
There are two wheels that are sturdy and easy to fold out so it can be used as a rolling tote. And, when it’s not in use, it folds up into a very small package that can simply be tucked into a drawer for storage.
The holiday break is a perfect time for marathon board games for the whole family.
Board games are a great way to get multi-generations playing together – and everyone away from their electronic devices for a while. What makes time together special is exactly that – spending time together!
Sometimes, though, it can be hard for older eyes to see the pips on dice. And, arthritic hands have difficulty picking up dice when they’re small.
These dice are roughly the size of a quarter. Perfect!
Sage Tip offers a package of 8 dice and 4 bags so that the dice can be safely stored if grandchildren are in the home. And, it means they are easier to store and find.
Really Practical Ideas
When our parents get older, they often downsize their living arrangements. If you’re helping your parents move into a smaller place, consider this compact flashlight and toolbox.
First, it’s a flashlight. It’s sturdily made with a large, easily gripped handle that’s specially made for folks who might have a bit of arthritis that makes holding things difficult.
Second, it’s a toolbox. There’s a large, brightly colored clasp on the side that unlocks to reveal a small set of tools that are commonly used in houses and apartments. Instead of a thin, hard to hold screwdriver end, this set offers an easy-to-hold knob.
If you are visiting your parent’s home when the topic of conversation turns to the small repairs that are needed, you’ll be glad you gave them this compact, but well stocked, toolkit.
It may be difficult to talk to your parents about health-related issues, like vision.
What about including a handy magnifying glass in their Christmas stocking?
Perhaps if Santa gives this “stocking stuffer” gift and you let the grandchildren play with it for awhile, there will be no need for awkward conversations!
We think this magnifier with LED lighting is great for the:
- Kitchen – to read ingredient labels and other small type
- Purse – illuminate a menu in a dark restaurant
- Bathroom – easily check medication instructions
Your parents likely want to stay in their home as long as possible. And, you are probably worried about their safety there. What can you do?
Start with something simple, like a welcome mat.
This is a very low profile mat – to reduce tripping. It is strong and durable for scraping boots on it.
If snow gets in their house, your parents’ are at risk of slipping and falling.
Better for them to have this classic style “Welcome Mat”.
If there are outdoor steps at your parent’s house, put some anti-slip tape on them. Available at your local hardware store. Anti-Slip tape takes only a few minutes to apply.
Inside the house, the next area to look at to help prevent falls is that bathroom.
We selected this bath mat because of the anti-slip suction cups on the bottom – and the cheerful rainbow pattern means that you can “sneak it in” as a gift.
Who wants a bland white bath mat as a gift? No one!
Shopping for everyone on the list can be very stressful.
Hopefully, these Sage Tip Gift ideas can help.
Once you are done – or maybe before! – check out the beautiful gift ideas on Amazon for yourself!
Happy Holidays from Sage Tip.