Chirstmas Gift Help

Every year I have given my husband's grandmother the same thing for chirstmas (pictures of the kids and nice frames) but this year I want to do something different. SInce she lives in an assisted living complex so - I thought about doing a giving basket filled with (25 -30 birthday cards - to

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  1. #1
    Stasia Renfrow
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    Every year I have given my husband's grandmother the same thing for chirstmas
    (pictures of the kids and nice frames) but this year I want to do something
    different. SInce she lives in an assisted living complex so - I thought about
    doing a giving basket filled with (25 -30 birthday cards - to give to her
    friends at the complex - decorative envelopes - a nice writing pen) the only
    problem is that I don't know what else to add to it - I try to stay under $15
    total for the gift. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance -
    Stasia


  2. #2
    Heidi
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    I did a basket for my MIL a couple of years ago for her birthday. It
    had a package of nice stationery, a nicer pen, a book of stamps, a
    phone card and a couple rolls of film. Maybe a disposable camera
    would be good, some return address labels (made on your computer),
    letter opener, a Christmas card holder that you hang onto the wall.

    I've been trying to give usable gifts more often. Things that they
    use up and it's gone from their lives. My MIL keeps everything so we
    don't want to give them more stuff to clutter up their house.

    Heidi


    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Stasia Renfrow" <famcentral@n...>
    wrote:
    > Every year I have given my husband's grandmother the same thing for
    chirstmas
    > (pictures of the kids and nice frames) but this year I want to do
    something
    > different. SInce she lives in an assisted living complex so - I
    thought about
    > doing a giving basket filled with (25 -30 birthday cards - to give
    to her
    > friends at the complex - decorative envelopes - a nice writing pen)
    the only
    > problem is that I don't know what else to add to it - I try to stay
    under $15
    > total for the gift. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks in advance -
    > Stasia


  3. #3
    Michelle Young
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    Stasia writes:

    > Every year I have given my husband's grandmother the same
    > thing for chirstmas (pictures of the kids and nice frames) but this
    > year I want to do something different. SInce she lives in an
    > assisted living complex so - I thought about doing a giving basket
    > filled with (25 -30 birthday cards - to give to her friends at the
    > complex - decorative envelopes - a nice writing pen) the only
    > problem is that I don't know what else to add to it - I try to stay
    > under $15 total for the gift. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Hi Stasia,

    I'd add some all occasion cards that include illness and sympathy
    *in addition to* a small address book that has a section for birthdays
    and anniversaries. Take time to make it extra special by adding in
    family birthdays and anniversaries you know. I'd also suggest adding
    a small calendar (I've found some really gorgeous ones at the dollar
    store!), and add special dates to that as well.


    Why don't you also add to it with a couple of small crafts the kids
    have made especially for her?

    In the midst of the giving thought, you might also consider baking
    some cookies and add those to the basket. Seniors appreciate
    true gifts of the heart, and this basket will be especially warm and
    wonderful if you take time to add of yourselves again too.

    Hope that helps.

    Warmly,
    Michelle


 

 

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