HELP! Gift for my 91 year old BLIND amazing grandma?

posted 2 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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 # 4
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee

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
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Helper bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

bibilicious :  why does one of your comments appear to be in Russian or something? Lol

Post # 8
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Worker bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
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Helper bee

nykkee :  Haha, its Swedish, since OPs username is Swedishbee I thought it was safe to assume she would understand Swedish!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

bibilicious :  lol, very confusing for those of us with only one language. I wish I had additional languages 😟

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

Take her to a live concert!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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. 

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