Buying gifts for seniors is not easy
December 1, 2017 6:58pm CST
As some of you know I am throwing a Christmas party for seniors from an old age home close by. While it was an enjoyable experience buying gifts for kids for the parties I have been throwing for them each year buying gifts for seniors has been quite a trying experience (lol) There will be goodies boxes that will contain no sugary stuff, toys are out and so are pencils and erasers.I need to buy everything in bulk and that is a difficult task. So far I managed to pick up face towels, squeeze balls and pens. Still scratching my head. i need something more. May be a Vaseline bottle that has aloevera in it? What say? You are right. I have a small budget as there will be snacks and food too.
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• United States
Hmm I have no idea what things you could buy in bulk for them but while I am out shopping tomorow if I see anything that I think might work I will let you know. I remember my boss (when I worked in the elderly home) bought all the residents presents for Christmas. She went to the dollar store and got them shampoo but I don't remember what else. By the way I remembered the artists house yours reminded me of... Monet when he painted pictures of his home and gardens in Giverny.
We have a seniors care home and we have the same thoughts during Christmas days. The seniors get new 'dhoti' and 'Punjabi' (shirt to go with dhoti). Usually, some generous persons from the town give them special lunch these days. What they specially need is that people spend some time with them.
I have my doubts really as even I have forgotten how to write letters by hand (lol) In the meantime I took @sharon6345 's suggestion and ordered for candles. They are not scented as I am not sure if scents go well with seniors. I have posted an image in her box.
• Bunbury, Australia
@allknowing I'll check out the candles. That's a good idea. I have resorted to printing in my Christmas cards as opposed to cursive (running) writing. I can barely read my hand-writing and keep skipping letters. It's a bit better if I print.