It is hard to decide what to get older seniors for their birthday or for Christmas. They usually have enough of everything and tell you, “Don’t get me anything. I don’t want anything! I don’t need anything.” Are these the lines you get from the old folks? It’s true, though, they generally don’t need anything.
If they are poor, pick up the phone and pay a utility bill for them or pick up a month’s rent. These people are proud, they don’t want handouts or money in general. If they are comfortable or well-off the best thing to get them are specialty foods. It is something they can share. If you know the person well, you’ll know what to get.
As a rule of thumb, chocolates, cookies, fruit spread, cheese, even a bottle of liquor (cream or fruit) will go a long way in their hearts. Cards are welcome and loving words bring blessings your way. There are other things like fancy tissues, a bottle of perfume or after shave, and if they read, a good book. (NO GIRLY MAGAZINES FOR THE OLD GEEZERS!) Put your thinking cap on. Don’t get them something they don’t need or have an abundance of and be careful not to hurt their pride.
Old people love getting a fluffy , fancy new bathrobe. Make sure they haven’t gotten one recently.