I want to make her a stocking up. So far i have: A bottle of peach belling from lidl that she says she loves but can never find. A box of loose tea as she has started using that instead if teabags. An outlander calendar A personalised keyring
I bought tom hanks book thinking it sounds good and is a but different to what she would normally read but the story seemed good only to discover its a book of short stories and she prob wont like it. So need to change the book. What else can I put in? Will spend up to another £20 or £30
Are there any particular sweets or biscuits she likes? Maybe, I dunno, violet creams, shortbread (trying to think of edibles popular with the older generation!).
Would she wear a nice scarf or a warm pair of gloves? Though they're things that are probably gifted often to older people.
This will sound really random but in the past when I was buying for elderly relatives I found that gifts like a new bale of towels or a duvet set went down really well. Like I said random but a) quite a lot of that generation in my experience would see these as lovely gifts but wouldn't indulge themselves and b) these are bulky, awkward to carry items if a person is maybe less mobile. She could of course be as sprightly as a 25 year old but maybe something to think about.
A mug, or china cup and saucer. Probably fit in a stocking! A fancy tea strainer. I have bought DD a manatee one for her stocking, she has an Alice in Wonderland one at the moment, so loads of choice on design! Lip balm. A pretty coaster. A magazine, or crossword puzzle/word search book. A lottery ticket. Bed socks. Hand cream.
Does she go to the hairdresser? I know loads of elderly ladies who go and have their hair done for them as it's too much for them to manage on their own... so if so, what about a voucher to her hairdresser?
Or a voucher for a hairdresser to come to her home?
Lindt chocolate Santa, scented drawer liners, m&s jug with bulbs in, one of those tiny ‘music box’ type things from Hawkins Bazaar, joke tissues like £5 notes, small picture book about her local area years ago, posh scented hand creams, a gentle facepack, lightweight scarf...