Grandma and Grandpa are one of the most difficult groups of people to buy gifts for. They probably have accumulated a fair amount of things and received many different gifts over the years. This makes it difficult to buy for them. With careful thought, we can still find some great and unexpected gifts that grandma and grandpa will still be pleasantly surprised to receive.
First, a spa or massage gift will be well appreciated. Elderly people are likely less worried about looks and appearances. Some may not have the stress of an office job if they are retired. However, this does not mean they would not appreciate a special treatment of a massage or a spa. This can be exhilarating and can make them feel young again.
Many people tend to buy gifts that consist of photographs of the grandchildren as this is something that grandparents love to receive. Why not be different, have a popart created of your grandparents. This is fun, different and unique. Different types of popart are available. The most popular is the Warholstyle which is a classic, original art inspired by the genius Andy Warhol. Others include Retropop, a combination of vintage, retro, antique and modern art; Lichstyle is a comic style portrait, in solid primary colors, just like the original Roy Lichtenstein modern portraits. Lastly, Silhouettes art is created following the vintage style that traces back to mid-18th century France, where this form of art was created.
One may not associate toys and games with the elderly but certain toys are great to buy for grandma or grandpa. They are fun and will bring out the youth in them. Grandpa would probably love something like a remote controlled helicopter. It requires some skills and technique in operating the helicopter. This is something grandpa can do with the grandson which makes it both fun and a challenge.
For grandma who likes a bit of mental stimulation, there are many great puzzles available. One unique puzzle that I like is the Nueve puzzle. There is no right answer or winning move, the Nueve is designed solely to artfully amuse and entertain. Unlike a traditional puzzle or game with only one solution or outcome, Nueve offers countless beginnings and endings. The Nueve will be appreciated by the curious and creatively spirited. Another fun puzzle that provides light entertainment is the 3D Magna Jigsaw Puzzle. The puzzle consists of 64 magnetic puzzles which can be solved on the fridge!
Studies have shown that laughing is a great recipe for living longer. Therefore, I would recommend a gag or novelty gift for grandma or grandpa. The Wind Up Racing Grannies and Fighting Grandads are extremely hilarious. Although some elderly may not appreciate the joke, if your grandma and grandpa have a sense of humor, they will appreciate the funny side of these toys.
Another unique gift is a Personal Newspaper Headlines. Nothing is more special and personal than a gift that is made especially for that person. You can make the headline as serious or as funny as you like.
Finally, this gift may not be unexpected but it is certainly unique and special. It is the New York Times Birthdate Yearbook. This is a genuine archive newspaper published on the precise day of someone's birth, wedding or other special occasion. It is truly the perfect way to commemorate the event. The book is beautifully gold embossed making it a unique and personal gift.
Alice Duong is the owner of MyRedPacket.com and writes articles on Gifts for all Occasions. MyRedPacket is a unique online Gift and Gadget shop with a good selection of Gifts For Grandma and Grandpa