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Play Santa for your grandparents with these thoughtful Christmas gifts

From wellness to home decor and winter gear, here are a host of options to indulge the grandfolks this festive season

Vedant Karia | Published 05.12.23, 03:32 PM
Spread the merriment of the season and share the joy with your grandparents

Spread the merriment of the season and share the joy with your grandparents

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They’re old, cuddly and cute. Sometimes annoying, but mostly adorable. This Christmas, make your grandparents smile by playing Santa! If you’re shopping for gifts for the wise, old folks at home, My Kolkata has a curated list of thoughtful options.

Travel comfort 

Do your grandparents love to travel? But complain about neck pain after trying to nod off on flights or longer drives? Make transit time cosy for them with a comfortable neck pillow, preferably something with memory foam.

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Check out this Contour Shaped Premium Memory Foam Neck Pillow from Sleepyhead for Rs 1,199.

For the gardening lovers

Are they gardening enthusiasts? Make their space greener with a low-maintenance indoor plant that will not need a lot of attention to thrive. This Jade plant that comes with a self-watering pot from Kyari can be stored in bright indoor or shaded outdoor spaces, and only needs to be watered once in one-two weeks. Plus, it is said to bring good luck!

For Rs 699, this is an ideal decor option for every space!

Winter cosies

With the mercury dropping fast, cold floors can get especially uncomfortable for older people. Amala Earth has a good collection of indoor slippers that will feel like a warm hug for the feet, and they are eco-friendly! Pick an open-toe or closed-toe option, which start from Rs 199.

Musical nostalgia

Do your grandparents perpetually reminisce about music from the good old days? Do their evenings begin with Kishore Kumar, and end with Lata Mangeshkar? This Christmas might be a great opportunity to gift them a dose of musical nostalgia with the Saregama Carvaan. Packed with 5,000 songs made over 50 years, Carvaan Hindi, priced at about Rs 6,490, is the ideal gift for someone who lives and breathes retro Bollywood. You can also check out the regional options or a Carvaan Mini.

For anytime relaxation

Navigating through joint pains and aches can be one of the most challenging things for elderly members of the house. A foot massager is a good idea so they can get some relief and relaxation whenever they want, right at home. This foot and calf massager from Carson, available on cult.sport might be on the higher side budget wise — at Rs 24,999 plus free perks — but if you are okay to splurge, this is a great option! With heat and vibration for added comfort, and customised massage options to relieve tension and improve blood circulation, this is a nifty find to help them massage away some age-related woes.

Winter cuppa goodness

Winter’s setting in and what better way to say good morning than with a steaming hot cuppa. If you have tea lovers at home, then anything tea-related can make a perfect gift. Get them a tea hamper, or even better find a subscription or membership that sends a supply of choicest brews to their doorstep. If your grandfolks are Darjeeling tea aficionados, then nothing is a better gift then a membership of Dorje’s Tea Club, which comes with fresh seasonal deliveries, directly from their Selim Hill Tea Garden. The Darjeeling Black Plan comprising the first, second, roasted and autumn flush variants, stars at Rs 1,266.

Some quality me-time

Me-time is not a familiar concept for the older generations, so why not introduce them to the joy of taking time out to relax and rejuvenate with a spa session! A session at a nearby spa or wellness centre can make for a good Yuletide surprise. Better yet, book them a session at hom so they are comfortable and being pampered in their own space. Try Urban Company’s exclusive Ayurvedic Spa Therapy. Our pick is the Abhyangam, which is a personalised full body stress relief massage therapy session with ayurvedic oils and products that helps improve sleep, and strengthens bones and joints. The 60-minute package is priced at Rs 1,299, while other sessions begin from Rs 899.

Note: Please consult a doctor in case of a prior medical condition before booking a session.

Last updated on 05.12.23, 03:34 PM
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