Post # 1
Need a gift for 91 year old grandma. She is blind and has no sense of smell. Other than that she is healty, fun and energetic.
A little more story:
I’m going to visit my grandma next weekend. She lived right across the street from us when I grew up, so we are very close. She is the only babysitter I have ever had. About 10 years ago, I moved from town and so did she. But we moved to different cities so we don’t meet each other often, only once or twice per year
She is totally blind since almost 10 years. She lived on her own all this time, with some help from my cousins that lives in her town. All this time she cooked her own food, baked her own bread, washed her own clothes and cleaned her apartment. She is so amazing! I used to joke about not wanting to eat her bread since you have no idea what ended up in there 😀 A few months ago she finally decided to move to a elderly home. Now, she finally has people taking care of her, cooking food for her, etc. She didn’t wanted to move until now.
Even though she is 91 years old and blind, she is energetic and always in good spirits. She has a great sense of humour and has no problem laughing about herself.
I want to bring a gift to her. Does anyone have any good ideas? She has no sense of smell and is blind. It doesn’t need to be anything extraordinary, just something that a blind person can appreciate. She already has a talkning watch, a talking memory thing and a talking thing that can sense the colour from clothes. She already has a player for audio books and she regularly borrows audio books from the local library.
Post # 2
What about a softer-than-soft cashmere shawl, wrap or cardigan? A bit of real luxury that will feel wonderful against her cheek and under her hands, keep her warm, and help her look fabulous. Between her colour sense device and your descriptions and her sense of touch, she might get a lot out of it.
I’m not blind and I haven’t splashed out on cashmere yet, but I love my soft, grey, merino wool, long hooded cardigan.
Post # 3
Drizzle : That is actually a very good idea! Thank you!
Post # 4
My first thought when reading the title was to give her a massage treatment! Back massage or even scalp massage, foot massage etc. I am sure that you can hire a professional for a hour or so, to come over to the elderly home to take care of her! It will probably not just be a nice experience, it will probably do her body very good too!
She sounds so sweet she is lugly to have a caring grandchild like you ❤
Post # 5
How wonderful that you have each other to love and cherish.
Would she enjoy the gift of live music? If her residence is near a college with a music program you could probably find a student who would play a recital for about the price of a good scarf or sweater. You’d want to hire a student who would play selections that this lady would LOVE!
An “event” like this would be a fun way to treat her acquaintances at the same time.
Really, all of the suggestions you’ve received have been good ones!
Post # 6
Menar givetvis Lucky, inte lugly, min svenska autocorrect är inte alltid så medgörlig när jag försöker skriva på engelska! 😏
Ett annat alternativ kan ju vara en varm, mjuk filt, varma tofflor, en morgonrock i något härligt material, etc! Eller en CD-skiva om hon tycker om musik, ljudböcker etc! 🙂
Post # 7
bibilicious : why does one of your comments appear to be in Russian or something? Lol
Post # 8
If she likes music or books, could you take her to a concert she’d enjoy?(my grandma and Mom love straight no chaser/acapella music groups). Or maybe a book on tape if she enjoys reading.
Post # 9
My MIL is blind and i know she LOOOVES anything that ignites her other senses. Maybe a little zen water fountain that she can listen to trickling water? Or wonderful candles, I try to buy her ones with wood wicks so she can listen to the crackling too. Or recently she’s into bath bombs from Lush, because they make her skin super soft and smell great..
We also bought her an Amazon Alexa, but depending on how tech savy your grandma is, they are difficult to use. My MIL sometimes struggles..
Post # 10
nykkee : Haha, its Swedish, since OPs username is Swedishbee I thought it was safe to assume she would understand Swedish!
Post # 11
My grandma was blind. We always got her clothes or lotion. Not too exciting, but she really didn’t need anything….
My grandma was really into audiobooks too, but she got them through the society of the blind for free, so she didn’t really need anymore.
I like the shawl idea.
Post # 12
bibilicious : lol, very confusing for those of us with only one language. I wish I had additional languages 😟
Post # 13
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Take her to a live concert!
Post # 14
I love the cashmere shawl idea — to be wrapped in the softness of cashmere.
My grandma went blind in the last years of her life (rip amazing woman), and she had previously loved to quilt. So when I visited I would get out squares of fabric or big pieces and describe them and have her tell me how to cut them. She loved to feel them and place them in the design even though she couldn’t see to cut anymore. Not a gift per se, but I know it brought my grandma a lot of joy.