Gift Guide: 80th Birthday!

As my husband and I were brainstorming the perfect gift for his 80 year young grandmother, it dawned on me that this could be a helpful blog for the many others who struggle at coming up with unique gift ideas for their loved ones on such a significant birthday!

Many who are turning 80 have already been given everything they need/want.  So how to make this birthday special?

Here is a list of gifts that differ from the common gifts such as flowers, picture frames and other trinkets (I hope you find this as useful as I did!):

  1. New York Times “front page puzzles” (with date person was born) –  http://www.nytimes.com
  2. Personalized photo items such as a pillow, blanket, or placemats
  3. Homemade Scrapbook/Memory Box: include articles, pictures from their childhood years, recipes, and personal stories of your time of them
  4. Coupons!  examples: a coffee date, a dinner out, a movie night, to play bingo together on a Saturday night
  5. Gift Baskets:  of favourite food/snacks, entertainment (games, books, puzzles), a cozy night in (blanket, socks, movies, tea)
  6. Greeting Card Folder:  decorate a folder with pockets and fill with nice greeting cards (birthday, anniversary, get well, sympathy) and include some postage stamps
  7. Gift Cards for a service such as window cleaning, snow removal, or food delivery
  8. Ipad (with free Ipad lesson) to videochat with their children, grandchildren, friends etc.
  9. Subscription to favourite magazine or newspaper
  10. Personalized Christmas ornaments of family pictures

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