It isn’t easy to truly thank your mom for all that she’s done for you throughout your lifetime. She has taught you valuable life lessons, celebrated each milestone with you, and placed your needs above her own since the day you were born. If you’re caring for Mom now in her senior years, it may be even more difficult to find ways to let her know how much she means to you. While flowers, candy, and a card are always appreciated, consider these unique and creative senior gift ideas for Mom this Mother’s Day!
A Memory Jar
What could be better than taking a walk down memory lane with Mom and recalling the highlights you’ve shared together? Simply record your thoughts on small pieces of paper: fun family vacations, funny inside jokes, wisdom Mom has imparted to you that you appreciate, etc. Fold the papers and tuck into a pretty jar, decorate with a ribbon, and you’ve created a gift that she can enjoy for a lifetime.
Scrapbooking is a great way for Mom to express herself creatively. Pack a basket with a large scrapbook, stickers, photos, and an assortment of craft supplies: scissors, markers, glue, etc. To make it even more fun and memorable, plan a scrapbooking party for family members and close friends, so that each person can create their own book while sharing stories together.
A Beauty Box
Who doesn’t enjoy a day of pampering? Gather together a variety of colors of nail polish, along with hand lotion, makeup, hair products, costume jewelry, scarves, etc. and spend some time together creating a fresh, new look. Be sure to take pictures to remember the occasion too!
A Get Fit Kit
Whether Mom is a fitness fanatic or may just benefit from taking steps to become more active, this gift will give her incentive and motivation to improve her physical health. Include a fitness watch or some other tech tool to monitor her steps, heart rate, and calories burned, some small handheld weights, resistance bands, etc. You may even want to provide her with a gym membership – and one for yourself too, so you can exercise together!
The Chance to Tell Her Story
Storyworth provides a unique way for seniors to create and share their stories. Each week, they will receive a story prompt with a question to answer in as much or little details as they would like. After a year, a beautiful bound keepsake book is created that contains the senior’s story. Mom can decide if she wants to keep her story private, or share with friends and family.
At Nightingale Homecare, our aging care experts are happy to help implement any of these or other creative senior gift ideas to brighten Mother’s Day, or any day, for a senior you love! Call us at (602) 504-1555 to learn more and to see why we’ve earned the reputation as a top Phoenix home health agency.
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