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By Ron Greenwald

2016 Gift Giving Guide for the Empty Nester

On 09, Nov 2016 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

The weather is cooling off and the holidays are drawing near, which means that many people are working on their shopping list for the holiday season. These gifts should be personalized and thoughtful, catering to the needs of each person.

Do you have a mature family member who seems to already have everything that they need? Finding the right gift for a beloved family member is the perfect way to show the person that you care. Here are a few ideas to help you choose a gift for this person:

  • Memories: It is fun to share the gift of memories with the people that you love. For example, you might have a coffee mug custom made with a photo of the grandkids. Or, talk to your local photo center about designing a photo calendar with pictures of the whole family. The gift receiver will love the photos and reminders around the house.
  • Technology: Seniors want to stay up-to-date with current technology. You can help with this effort by gifting technology items such as a tablet or a smartphone. These tools can be a great way to help them stay connected with family members.
  • Hobbies and Pastimes: How does the person enjoy spending their time? Look for hobby-focused products such as golf clubs, yarn, or a gift certificate to a local movie theater. Another option is something to keep the mind sharp. Today’s advice is to give a gift that will require new learning as opposed to game of recall, like learning a new language.
  • Personal Care Products: If a person is living in a retirement community, then they might be using some of the personal care products provided by the community. Consider giving the individual scented soap, hand cream, cologne, or other personal care products that they enjoy using.

When you are buying a gift for a mature adult, remember that these items can leave a long-lasting impression to show them that you care.

At Greenwald &Gerke Realtors, our team provides experienced real estate services for retired adults and their families. If you are interested in learning more about housing options in the later years of life, then we encourage you to contact us right away: (844) 782-9674

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