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Nan's/Grandma's what have you got yours?

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Karbea Sun 09-Dec-12 17:59:49

I'm stuck for what to get my 90 year old Nan... Inspiration please!!!!

thank you!

SantasNaughtySack Mon 10-Dec-12 14:12:15

I've got my nan (75) two jumpers and one of those beaded faux collar necklace things. My sister has got her a DVD set about Cliff Richard.

TheWombat Mon 10-Dec-12 14:07:08

My 86yo DGM is getting a turquoise wheeled suitcase, to use for her weekend trips to see family. I might put a few 'bits' inside. smile

Phoebe47 Mon 10-Dec-12 14:03:49

Great Grandma - a very pretty cardigan and a blouse - she still loves clothes - plus several packs of pop socks as she gets through loads and a bag to put her necklaces in - special request from her.

BiddyPop Mon 10-Dec-12 13:21:16

This year, the last Gran is getting a lovely cosy bed-jacket (half length dressing gown) from Marks (now bedbound).

I got her a pot of indoor roses for her birthday in August. My Dad got her lovely l'Occitane hand cream then.

Other presents that I know have gone down well (other Gran died this summer, elder Grandad died 2 years ago - all in 90s), were:
Promises of keeping the garden (mowing lawns and keeping the 2 small beds weeded, occasional bedding plants for colour)
Potted up "indoor gardens" of plant collections in a tub

Lap blankets - "Baby rug" from a good wool company (in not too babyish colours), and I sewed a pair from 2 different lovely Irish tweed materials backed with (flowery cotton for Gran and striped Irish linen for Grandad). All 3 have been well used just over knees while sitting at home in winter, the tweed ones travelled on summer holidays (somewhat windy destination - but after more than 40 years, they weren't going to stop), and all 3 have been used as extra covers and reminders of home for periods in hospital.

Promises of time.

Homemade goodies - as they don't get "proper" homebaking much anymore and were all gone beyond doing it themselves

tipp2chicago Mon 10-Dec-12 13:14:13

Money for heating oil. Pragmatic but she loves it. Then we usually get her a trinket as well. Mostly something edible- thinking of making her the white chocolate peppermint things from last week's observer.

DewDr0p Mon 10-Dec-12 13:08:08

I got my Grandma a knitted snood last year which she seemed a bit perplexed by initially but Mum says wore lots (indoors, she gets v cold) in the cold weather.

Really struggling for an idea this year. She is 97 and in a residential home and doesn't have much room for pictures etc. I'm not sure whether even biscuits would get eaten sad Any thoughts?

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Mon 10-Dec-12 12:53:47

My nan who is in her 60's - the broons annual or Oor Wullie can't remember which it was this year and some liqurice allsorts.

MIL who is in her 70's - calander with pictures of all her grandchildren, the great british bakeoff cook book and a new pair of gloves.

Family friend like another grandmother who is in her 90's - a tin of shortbread in a dog shaped tin and a fleece blanket

ZombieBellesZombieAllTheWay Mon 10-Dec-12 11:05:46

i bought my gran the orla keily scarf from the bargains thread! i think she'll love it

OComeAllYeFaithBaby Mon 10-Dec-12 09:03:43

Perfume for my Grandma - she's running low apparently!

For his Grandma, a hyacinth bulb. She luffa stuff like that and hates when we spend too much money on her!

glentherednosedbattleostrich Mon 10-Dec-12 06:30:59

photocalendar and an amazon voucher. She loves her kindle and reads huge amounts but can't really afford new books by her favorite authors so relies on the free books.

woopsidaisy Mon 10-Dec-12 06:08:38

My Great Aunty in-Law is getting Leonidas, face and handcream and cashmere bedsocks. I'll also do a shop in M and S for her.

MumofWombat Mon 10-Dec-12 01:27:05

A basket with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits, chocs and a photo of DS for his great gran. She is 90, doesn't need anything and doesn't have any more room for framed photos! But she gets visitors every day so she'll use all the items.

poncyettia Sun 09-Dec-12 22:54:43

Not gm but great aunt - shes getting these flowers and peppermint creams made by the dcs.

toomuch2young Sun 09-Dec-12 22:52:41

Some nice face cream
Scented talc which she loves
Downton abbey DVD
A snuggle hot water bottle

Anja1LikesChristmas Sun 09-Dec-12 22:51:54

My Gandmothers have all passed away now but when they were still around by past 90, a nice photo of our family was always a winner, and some small treat in a nice tin /porcelain container. Boring and predictable yes, more knick-knacks to clutter the place but they both seemed to be genuinely pleased. Anything made / drawn by the kids.

80sMum Sun 09-Dec-12 22:48:19

Something edible is good. In my experience, elderly folk don't tend to want 'stuff'. Go for consumables.

Raeray Sun 09-Dec-12 22:48:12

Bought my nan a slanket! You know one of those blankets with arms?! So she can snuggle on the sofa.grin

Skiffen Sun 09-Dec-12 22:46:24

Personalised apron
Photo book
Photo calender
DCs hand and foot imprints
Bird watching boat trip

(Various DGM, DGGM, DSGM)

OryxCrake Sun 09-Dec-12 22:42:37

Not a grandparent but my dad is 91 and doesn't sleep much at night any more so we've bought him adjustable comfy headphones so he can watch the telly with the volume loud whenever he likes (he's getting rather deaf). Plus chocs and other treats.

fuzzpig Sun 09-Dec-12 22:02:05

gentLy blush

fuzzpig Sun 09-Dec-12 22:01:43

Framed photo of DCs (it's a school photo but one of the modern type ones) and probably a plate, which I'm going to get DD to draw on with sharpies - apparently you can genty bake it to set the ink!

lifeintheolddogyet Sun 09-Dec-12 22:00:00

Posh shortbread biscuits and two massive photos of the DCs. She's going blind, is 95 and not really enjoying life much any more. Afternoon tea and the DGGCs are what keep her going. smile

TwistAndShout Sun 09-Dec-12 21:48:39

A magazine subscription, a wool blanket from the national trust shop (she can use it to keep warm on her mobility scooter!) and a bottle of elderberry liqueur.

TeeBee Sun 09-Dec-12 21:21:31

A new handbag

ellesabe Sun 09-Dec-12 20:16:51

I bought one of them a case for her new kindle and the other a fancy notebook and pen

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