5 gift ideas for your glam gran
It can be hard to buy a present for an elderly relative at the best of times, but what do you give your grandmother when she’s the kind of woman who could hold her own among the likes of these ladies? Not one for fusty old slippers or another knitting pattern, your glamorous gran doesn’t feel a smidgen over sixty and would prefer that you give her a gift worthy of Jane Fonda rather than Dot Branning… so if you’re feeling daunted by the task, here are five great gift ideas that are guaranteed not to cause offence!
1. High end beauty products
Youthful skin is a combination of great diet, good genetics and staying out of the sun, but even the luckiest woman is going to show their age at some point. It’s no bad thing and there’s a lot to be said for celebrating more wrinkles (after all, the more birthdays we have, the better!), but she’s probably going to appreciate a splurge on a high-end beauty product. Consider gifting her a set of creams or makeup items from the likes of Clinique, Clarins and Estee Lauder – they’re expensive but worth the hype.
2. A hotel spa stay
There’s nothing like a trip to the spa to make a women feel rejuvenated, so why not book her into somewhere special? Splash out on the most expensive spa retreat you can afford so that you can be sure she’ll receive the best quality treatments in the most luxurious environment possible. Better yet, book her in to stay overnight in the hotel so she can lounge around in comfort and get a good night’s rest.
3. A magazine subscription
A bit of ‘me’ time is important for everyone, but more so when you’re a busy older lady with family, friends and hobbies gobbling up all of your time. So, why not buy her a magazine subscription? There are plenty of different magazines on offer from women’s lifestyle to homes and interiors and she’s bound to like the fact that she’ll have a new issue to look read in peace every month.
4. Afternoon tea at the Ritz
If you really want to push the boat out, treat your grandmother to a glamorous high tea at the Ritz. It’s a quintessential British experience and her glamorous tendencies will be perfectly in tune with the silver service, pretty chinaware and immaculate environment. Pianists and harpists play throughout the meal, and you can choose whether to opt for a traditional afternoon tea (finely cut sandwiches with scones, cream, jams and pastries), or a champagne afternoon tea if she’ll enjoy the fizz!
5. A piece of jewellery
Jewellery can be a difficult thing to buy on behalf of someone else, so it might be worth treating her to a shopping trip and asking her to pick something for you to buy her. But, whatever you decide to do, rest assured that there’s bound to be a statement piece she falls in love with: whether it’s a watch, a ring, a necklace or a pair of earrings, a woman as glitzy as your grandmother will love the sparkle and shine…and a sentimental value of an item that reminds her of you!