You’ve already heard about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but did you know that there’s a day that celebrates both? Parents’ Day is a special occasion that falls on the last Sunday of July. It’s a day that gives you the opportunity to reconnect and express your love for your parents. Living in a condo allows you to enjoy different ways of celebrating Parents’ Day. From helping to redesign your parent’s condo space to cooking a delicious five-course meal for them, there are a lot of fun and unique ways to celebrate and express your love. Here are 13 more great ideas to make your parents feel special and spoiled on this day.
1. Restore and Print Old Photos
Add joy to your parents and have them rekindle treasured memories by reprinting old photos. Whether the old photos are printed or stored electronically, you can have them restored to enhance their look. Surprise them with this gift by not asking them about their favorite photos. You can create a memory box or album and give it as a gift set.
2. Prepare a Full Course Dinner
Cooking a five-course meal is one of the sweetest and most elegant gifts for parents. Make the dinner for two or invite other family members to celebrate Parents’ Day with delicious food. If you’re worried about your cooking skills, consider buying some of the food. Just make sure you re-plate them and the presentation doesn’t look like it was a takeout.
3. Add Freshness to their Condo with Potted Herbs
Potted fresh herbs make a terrific gift for your parents. Not only will they provide a naturally lush decor when celebrating Parents’ Day at the condo, but these can also provide a nice aroma and can come in handy for cooking. Stick to easy-to-care-for herbs such as basil and thyme. Your parents will likely enjoy this gift whether they are into gardening, cooking or just appreciative of natural beauty.
4. Protect their iPad with Personalized Cover
A personalized iPad case is a functional gift for parents who often use the gadget. Whether it’s playing games or checking Facebook, parents nowadays are much more techie. An iPad case will help protect their device, but personalizing can give it more appeal. Opt for covers that have a unique design or have your parent’s name embossed on it.
5. Create Better Dining Experiences with Stylish Tableware
Giving your parents a nice set of tableware is one more reason to spend extra time with them while enjoying good food. Tableware is both practical and decorative. A home with stylish tableware just feels more ready for fun parties. There are plenty of tableware that are reasonably-priced yet still have that stylish element your parents will love.
6. Give them Dream-Worthy Mattress and Sheets
Celebrating Parents’ Day should significantly be about making your folks feel loved and special. One of most practical yet luxurious gifts is a set of high-quality bed mattress and sheets. This gift can significantly contribute to improving your parents’ quality of sleep and overall health. The materials used to create these great mattresses and sheets are impressive, from hypoallergenic fabric to snore-reducing foam. You can purchase really good ones without breaking the bank.
7. Decorate Their Home with Personal Art
Make their condo feel like a home with personalized artwork. Whether it’s a painting of their pet or a place close to their heart, having something framed and displayed on their condo wall can bring more joy to the space. Not to mention that these look great and uber stylish! While personalized art can have a huge impact, they’re actually not that hard to make. Creating frames is a simple craft project that you can enjoy with them! Just make sure you use good quality frames and the image are special to them.
8. Tick Off a Travel Destination Off Their Bucket List
Being older doesn’t mean that your parents should forget about their travel bucket list. Travel is one of the best gifts to spoil parents with. Of course, your parents may not be able to travel the way they used to. You have to consider the safety and comfort of senior travelers. Consider getting them a travel package that addresses their needs, from accommodation to food.
9. Make Card Games Easier with an Automatic Card Shuffler
An automatic card shuffler is a great gift to your parents. Many elderly parents spend time playing card games because it’s an easy way to relax and interact. Choose the ones that are made of wood as these are usually quieter than those made of plastic.
10. Enroll Them in an Internet or Computer Class for Seniors
Learning doesn’t stop with old age. And with constant technological advances, you have to help your parents keep up. Enrolling them in a class about computers and the Internet can help them feel young, improve their memory, and stay in touch with technology. With these skills and knowledge, your parents can feel more comfortable using gadgets and the Internet to keep in touch with friends and family.
11. Arrange for a Monthly Flower Delivery
Sending them a flower bouquet every month is a sweet and beautiful gesture. It can remind them of your love and can literally inspire them to stop and smell the flowers. Make sure that the flowers are their favorites. Make an arrangement with a flower shop so these can be automatically delivered to your parents monthly.
12. Score Them Tickets to Their Favorite Show or Band
Giving them access to great entertainment is one of the most creative gestures for Parents’ Day. This gift is great if your parents are massive fans of a particular band or show. Remember that having them watch a good performance can be therapeutic for them. It can make them feel young and lively.
13. Help Them Write Their Memoir
Many elderly people dream of writing their life story. Help them realize this with a device that automatically converts their voice to text. This gift is fantastic for those who love to write but find typing difficult for their hands and eyes.
These 13 gift ideas are great ways to thank your parents and acknowledge all that they have done for you. If you come to think of it, these gift ideas are really just small tokens for their effort to give you the best life possible. How will you show your love to your parents on this special day?