As young children, our grandparents were the ones who took care of us when our parents were busy with work or errands. And because of this, we have created a special bond with them. We love them dearly but as we grew older, we, too, became caught up with our own lives. September 11th is National Grandparents Day. An opportunity to say “no excuses” for a reason not to spend some time with the grandparents that you love so much.
Here are a few ideas for how you can shower your grandparents with affection on Grandparents Day.
• Plan a surprise party at home. You are likely not the only one that has become tied down with the hustle and bustle of life. Why not get everyone together and tell them “no excuses?” It’s time to show grandma and grandpa how much they’re appreciated. Get the whole crew together and plan a surprise party or family reunion with them as the guests of honor.
• Take them on a vacation. Hit the road with grandma and grandpa for a weekend “staycation” or catch a flight and visit their favorite destination. Whatever fits your time and budget, find a way to spend some quality time at a special place with grandma and grandpa.
• Pay for an activity or class. When people grow older, it is important to stay busy to keep their mind sharp and their body healthy. If you are looking for a special gift to give your grandparents, why not enroll them in a class or sign them up for an activity? From dancing classes to arts and craft workshops, the choices are seemingly endless these days. Make sure that the activity you choose will complement their preferences for them to fully enjoy the experience.
• Give them vitamins. Our bodies age and grow weaker over time. Natural vitamins and health supplements may support a healthy lifestyle for your grandparents. Take for example our Gaia Herbs Turmeric Supreme liquid phyto caps that help alleviate joint pain. Alternatively, choose from our line of memory boosters, which will help keep grandpa and grandma alert and sharp all the time.
Whatever you decide to gift them with, always remember that the best gift that you could give loved ones is your time. Set up more time to visit them and catch up. Because as we all know, the best gifts can never be bought.