Mother's Day is just around the corner, which means that it's time to pick out a nice gift for your mum once again. Shopping for older people can be difficult and many people don't even know where to begin.
It's important to buy something because you know they'll love it, rather than just for the sake of it. It's also nice to change things up again, don't just go for the same gifts as you do every year. Think about their hobbies and interests, as well as their well-being.
To help you this Mother's Day, we've put together out top 5 gift ideas.
5. Virgin Experience Days
If you're looking for something extra special this Mother's Day, we suggest taking a look at some Virgin Experience Days. There are so many unique and special gifts available on their website, you're bound to find something that your mother will love.
The bonus with most experience days is that they are usually for two people. This means that you can either treat your father at the same time, or you can go on the experience day as well and spend more time with your mum. We're confident that your mum will love spending time with you!
Some of the experience days that stood out to us include:
- A visit to Kew Gardens and Palace for two people.
- Afternoon tea for two at Lumley Castle, Country Durham.
- Call the Midwife Tour at the Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent.
- City of York Floodlit Evening River Cruise with Prosecco, for two people.
- B Bakery Vintage Afternoon Tea bus tour for two.
Every loves chocolate and there are plenty to choose from as we head towards Mother's Day. One of our favourite places to go for chocolate is Thortons, who have a special selection for this event. Some tasty options which stood out to us included:
- Continental Specialist Selection - A box of 50 chocolates, inspired from every corner of Europe.
- Signature Flavours Chocolate Hamper - Featuring the Vanilla Fudge gift box, Original Special Toffee Box and many more.
- Milk Chocolate Hamper - Featuring individual bags of milk chocolate Strawberry Dream and Honeycomb.
Of course, you don't have to go for these pricey chocolates. Perhaps you could go for some everyday classics such as Galaxy or Dairy Milk.
Flowers make for great gifts, as they can hold a great sentimental value to somebody. Flowers carry an intangible message when they’re sent as a gift; they tell the receiver that someone cares about them.
Not only that, but recent studies have indicated that flowers can benefit a person's mental health. Flowers will bring a smile to your mother's face this Mother's Day, and there are plenty of options to choose from.
Some of the nicest flowers that we've seen include:
- The Sweet Pastels bouquet.
- Shades of Pink Lantern bouquet with chocolates.
2. Comfy Clothes for around the Home
It's important for older people to be as comfortable as possible whilst they're at home, especially is they suffer from any long-term medical conditions such as arthritis, hypertension or diabetes. Therefore, we would suggest buying your mum some comfy lounge wear this Mother's Day.
We're thinking some soft, warm slippers for when they're walking around their home or relaxing on the sofa. Perhaps a nice set of pyjamas for those early mornings and in the evening, or perhaps a comfy pair of joggers.
There are plenty of online retailers that offer these kinds of clothes, and you will be able to tailor your decision based on your mother's style. Of course, you can always keep the receipt and exchange if the item of clothing isn't to their liking.
1. Personal Alarm
As an alternative to regular Mother's Day presents, why not give the gift of safety to your mum this year. Our system has been designed specifically for older people, especially those who live alone at home.
The older we get, the more likely we are to suffer a fall at home. If there is nobody there with you, and you can't get back up, it may be that you're unable to call for help. This could mean several uncomfortable hours before somebody pops round to visit.
It is this fear that causes many older people, and their loved ones, to worry about their well-being. Being in your own home should not fill you with worry, it should a place where you feel safe, secure and confident. Having an alarm does just that.
With a personal alarm, all your mother would need to do in an emergency situation is press one button on a pendant around her neck or wrist. This send an alert through to our Response Team, who work all day, everyday to ensure that help is always available. A team member will respond over a loudspeaker on the alarm's base unit, and speak with your mother to see what the problem is and if she is okay.
The Response Team will then contact your mother's emergency contacts, a list of family members, friends and neighbours, to let them know what has happened and that they need to attend immediately. The emergency services will also be called if they are required at the scene.
With a few short moments your mother will have help on the way to her.
Personal Alarm Information
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Remember to use the discount code BLOG2018 when you order one a personal alarm on a Monthly or Annual Plan to receive £10 off.