December 9, 2020
Grandparents can be tough to shop for. While some grandparents have embraced iPhones, others still prefer using landlines. It can be tough to decide on a gift. So this holiday season, why not give your grandparents the gift of comfort? Shopping at Calgary Co-op Home Health, or even your local Co-op grocery store can provide some convenient and enjoyable gift ideas and form the basis for much appreciated gift baskets you can easily pull together yourself.
An Essential Oil Kit and a Diffuser
Indoor winter air can be stale and dry. A nice gift idea is a small essential oil diffuser and an oil kit. The atomized air adds humidity to the room, while the natural scents lend a freshness. Choose festive oils like clove or orange, or ones that promote easy breathing like eucalyptus or tea tree.
A Bedside Organizer
Everyone likes to organized and when it comes to cozying up at night it’s no fun having to get out of those warm covers if you forgot something. A bedside organizer makes for a very thoughtful present. It keeps go-to essentials nearby and can hang on either a bed or off a sofa, making things like water bottles, TV remotes, a phone, or even medication within easy reach.
They say getting old is no fun and a frequent complaint is sore muscles and stiffness. A heating/cooling pad can be a sweet gift on your part. It can keep muscle aches at bay but it can also serve as comfort on cold days.
Speaking of those sore muscles a massage pad can be another great and welcome gift idea. With differing options for heating, cooling, and massage or vibration, these highly portable massage pads can make any seat more comfortable.
Heart Rate Monitors
We’re all keeping a closer eye on our health and the older folks in our lives are no different. For those who need to keep tabs on health metrics like blood pressure and heart rate, getting a compact blood pressure monitor would be a welcome gift. Co-op Home Health Care staff can walk you through the options for your needs.
A Sanitizer Basket
With the global pandemic top of mind, sometimes giving the gift of peace of mind can be most welcome. A COVID care package is a nice and practical way to show you care. Shop your local Co-op grocery store and the natural choice section to build a simple basket with essentials such as face masks, hand sanitizers, zinc and calcium tablets, a thermometer, and niceties like Cal & Gary’s hand soaps and even add in some nice festive hand towels.
Now is the time to get started with preparing that perfect gift. We hope the ideas mentioned above are able to give you some sort of creative inspiration to get started. If you shop at Co-op Home Health Care, we’ll deliver most orders over $25 for free, and can even set up automatic recurring orders. Check in with the team at one of our locations today to see about the gift that can keep on giving!
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