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Snowbird grandparents head south for the winter. Most of them head for Florida, which is where you’ll find thousands of retirees with summer homes. When the holiday season comes around, you have to buy things for the summer not the winter. Christmas may be all about snow for most of us, but not for Floridians!
Remember, your grandparents came to Florida to get away from the winter blues. So here are 20 gift ideas for your snowbird grandparents this year.
If your grandparents have moved on to become nursing home residents, we have you covered there as well. Take a look at this list of 20 gift ideas for nursing home residents.
1. Floating Beach Lounge
Let them get started in the best possible way with retired life with this floating beach lounge. Now they can enjoy a drink and a good book whilst relaxing not in the pool but ON the pool.
2. Inflatable Pool Bar
Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a young person’s gift. Inflatable pool bars are all the rage down south. Now you’ll never have to leave the warmth of the winter sun again.
3. Food Carrier
What do you do when you attend pot luck?
Bring along a casserole or some other tasty dish using this food carrier. Keep the food warm and be everybody’s favorite chef.
4. Wine Carrier
From keeping things warm to keeping things chilled, wine doesn’t taste good when it’s warmed up. This wine carrier will help your snowbird grandparents get their alcohol to the party safely and ready to serve.
5. Reader’s Journal
If you love reading, it’s time to join a book club and share your passion with others. This reader’s journal is the perfect beginning to any book club. Round it off with an Amazon gift card and let them start their library off, your treat.
6. Kindle Fire
Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you’re backwards. Show off how ‘hip’ you are with the new Kindle Fire. You won’t have to carry around 101 paperbacks any longer, plus you’ll wow your friends with your mad tech skills.
7. Golf Rack
Fooooour! We don’t know what that means, but go down to Florida and you’ll hear retirees yelling this on a regular basis. Get your grandparents this dedicated organizer to help them store everything and keep things tight.
8. Golf Course Guide
Yes, we know we’re focusing on Florida, but it’s the heart of the snowbird community. This golf course guide is the perfect companion for the day trip lover in your family.
9. Picture Frames
Far away from home, it can be hard to be so far from loved ones. Help them keep you in their hearts by sending them a picture frame and a treasured family photo. Trust us, they’ll appreciate it.
10. Photo Printer
If you’re not wild about keeping all your photos on the computer, a photo printer is in order. Help them start their new photo album with this!
11. Digital Photo Frame
What does this do?
It’s a way to present digital photos. Choose your photo and set the frame down. Now you can have a whole new family photo on your mantel each day.
12. Travel Guide
Florida is a diverse state with something for everyone. Help your snowbirds plan little excursions away from home with this full-color travel guide.
13. Map Heart Pillow
This customized map heart pillow places two destinations on each side of the heart. Put their new destination on one side and the old on another. It’s a creative gift that’s bound to put smiles on faces.
14. Smartphone Sanitizer
Let’s be honest, a lot of grandparents are obsessed by cleanliness. Smartphone sanitizer keeps their gadgets squeaky clean and will keep those medical bills down.
15. Ugg Suede Slipper
There’s nothing like putting your feet up with one of these slippers. Made from soft, silky suede, retirement has never felt so good.
16. USB Cufflinks
Blow grandpa’s mind with a pair of USB cufflinks. Yes, they really work. Now grandpa can get confused with these new-fangled gadgets outside of home as well. Sorry grandma!
17. Multi-Tiered Serving Platters
Entertaining guests has never been easier with multi-tiered serving platters. It’s usable with cakes as well as general food. We’re sure you’ll find it easy to cook up a storm with these.
18. Graphic Image Travel Journal
Make a travel journal and a family heirloom in one. World travellers will love being able to record all their adventures with this graphic image travel journal.
19. Sipping Stones
Get drunk with class. These sipping stones will keep your drink chilled and ready to drink at all times.
20. Leather Tech Gloves
It even gets cold in Florida sometimes.
These leather tech gloves allow you to keep your hands warm, whilst being able to use all your mobile devices. Now grandma’s hands can remain safely attached to her body.