Christmas Ideas for Grandma?

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  1. skoker macrumors 68000

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    I need something for my single, housebound, 80 year old grandma. Any idea? Something not too expensive, like around $15~ish.

    If I can get it at Amazon, big plus (I've got Prime!)


    NO BOOKS- reading makes her dizzy!

    Thanks!
     
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    I'm intrigued to know.:p
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Both of my grandmas have always appreciated custom calendars created using family pictures. In the past, I've always used Shutterfly.com, but this year I'll probably try the iPhoto calendars. At $19.99, it's a little above your price range, but you'll get big props from grandma for this one.
     
  5. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    I'm in the same boat. She's one of the tougher people to buy for. Especially because she returns (or trys to) just about anything I get her, even Gift Cards. Sometimes I get luckly with a nice sweater or slippers. And this might sound stupid but what about a basket of toiletries or similar items. It'll save her a trip to the drug store. My grandmother likes when I do silly things like that.
     
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    That's actually a great idea! I think I'll do the same. Thanks!
     
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    No you don't. His answer is simply too dirty for the average mind.
     
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    Take her out to Starbucks. (Bring it to her?)
     
  10. rdowns Suspended

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    Grandmas need Lube™ too. Probably more than most. :eek:
     
  11. rstorm macrumors regular

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    Try buying her a album/cassette/cd of her favorite singer/group.
     
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    You'd probably need to do a bit of dusting too. Otherwise, the dust will just stick to the sides.
     
  14. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    She actually has a large bottle of KY under her sink- it's not for sexual purposes, but as some sort of arthritic rub- HOW- I do not want to know

    Would grandma like a year of my spotting pictures and the girls I went to Flor-e-duh with? I think not (sadly)

    a) No starbucks near her
    b) She can't have coffee

    She doesn't have/believe in CD players or tapes

    Get your own catch-phrase, alright? I don't know who you are trying to impress, but you REALLY p*** me off sometimes.

    God.
     
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    Buy her a dvd. Find a year that was special to her, her 21st birthday or when she got married. Then choose a film that was one of the oscar winners that year, try to see if one of them has her favourite actor or actress in it.
     
  17. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    I think the family calendar idea is a good one. It's too late for some to do perhaps, but it's very practical and personable.
     
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    Special edition dvd of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) available from amazon.com for $14.99.
     
  19. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For the record:

    SHE HAS NO TECHNOLOGY!

    NO Computer, NO CD player, NO DVD player, nothing fancy-pants like that.
     
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    Does she sew or knit? You get her some kind of sewing/knitting pattern along with threads/wool etc.
     
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    I second the idea of a photo album.

    It would also be nice (and free) to make a commitment to spend more time with her. I bet she'd love to just see you more and talk with you about whatever crosses your mind. Grandparents don't live forever, and before you know it, they've passed on. I wish I'd spent more time with mine before they were gone.
     
  23. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    One word: candles.

    Most people love 'em and it makes their house smell good (or at least better).
     
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    Thanks for this idea. I read this thread last week and I made a calendar for my grandma, complete with everyone's birthday and large numbers. I ordered it on Saturday and I had it in my hands on Wednesday. They really are high quality and they come in a neat little box. She's going to love it :D
     

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