Mothers Day Gifts

this image shows flowers and chocolates.

Mothers Day gift ideas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your elderly Mum? Here are a few suggestions which may be useful to you and also to her. With this being the last week before Mothers Day in the UK this might be just what you need to read.

Flowers and chocolates are always well received although tiny bit uninspiring!

this image shows a pair of beige socks that are ideal for wide feet and ankles

Socks, I sense your sigh. There are socks and then there are Coseyfeet socks which are wonderful for anyone with swollen feet and ankles. More expensive than conventional socks but definitely worth the money. They wash well and although not recommended, also do tumble dry.

 

this image shows an old style flip phone

This is a really simple phone for an elderly person. Available in white and grey and priced at £69.99 from www.bootshearingcareshop.com.

 

The phone houses everything required in a mobile for people with hearing difficulties and people who don’t want unnecessary technology and put it in one clamshell styled phone.  The bigger buttons, large fonts, loud sound and simple to operate are all that is needed for a lot of people. With an estimated 10 million people in the UK experiencing some type of hearing problems this phone is a winner.

this image shows the Ice ferrule from flexyfoot

 

As its cold and there is still a risk of ice and snow. Does Mum use a walking stick? If so, treat her to the ice safe walking stick ferrule from Flexyfoot. Not only will it keep her safe, the technology in the design allows for a more comfortable use of the walking stick as it means less “shock” goes through the body.

 

 

a coaster that glows in the dark

 

For a Mum who has sight loss either from Macular Degeneration of as a result of another condition then she will really appreciate the Glow mat from the RNIB. It means that there is a highly visible place to put things such as hearing aids and keys etc.

 

I am pretty hot on safety and work really hard to keep the elderly well and am a champion of fire alarms, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide monitors and high visibility vests for mobility scooters users. These are not exciting ideas but they may save Mums life.

 

this image shows the range of warmies available.Many elderly Mums still love a nice cuddly toy. I love these Warmies, bean filled soft cuddlies that are microwaveable wheat bags. They keep you warm and snuggly and look adorable too.

I think the gift of a day out or special meal is always nice and will give Mum something to look forward to.

Even just a card and a big hug will do and is probably the best gift ever.

Last but not least a FREE room thermometer will keep Mum well in the cold weather. Available from me via the form on the top right of this article. They come with the Age UK “Winter wrapped up guides” but they seem to forget to tell people they are available, hence the fact everyone comes to me!

Just a few ideas, a little random I know but useful never the less!

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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