We've gathered some creative ideas to help you celebrate Mom

Gifts of Time

Your mother might find that having an opportunity to spend a bit more time with you more valuable than anything you could purchase. These gift ideas don't cost you anything but time, and they provide you with ways to help our your loved one while also spending time with her.

Digitize Photos
Chances are mom has albums or drawers full of photographs she's collected over the years. You could offer to scan them into a computer and showing her how to view the digital images is a great gift idea. Assuming that you own a scanner, this won't cost you any money and will provide you with an opportunity to spend several memorable hours bonding with her over family memories. There are also companies that specialize in digitizing photos if you don'y have the ability to do it yourself.

Social Media Tutoring
Try helping your senior set up a Facebook profile and teaching her how to use it can also be a thoughtful (and free!) gift idea. This will provide her with an outlet to get - and stay - connected with loved ones and old friends. She'll even be able to put some of the photos you digitized for her to good use! Be sure, though, that the lessons you provide also include information on Internet safety and privacy.

Home Services
There are likely some regular chores that your mother would rather not have to do anymore; Caring For Aging Parents says that offering to help can be a great gift idea. Devote a certain amount of time each month to doing whatever tasks she'd like to delegate to you. Let her pick what you do each time - if she wants help with yard work, do that. If she's in need of help moving furniture around, changing light bulbs or cleaning out the attic, then do that.

Homemade Gifts
Homemade gifts can be more meaningful than items purchased in the store. Consider one of these simple and inexpensive ideas when you want to let ensure that your mother or grandmother feels extra-special on Mother's Day.

Memory Jar
Legacy Project suggests creating a memory jar. You'll just need a nice jar, several small pieces of paper and time to reflect. On each piece of paper, write down a different memory of a wonderful time that you have shared with the recipient. Fold the pieces of paper and place them in the jar so she can, as Legacy Project suggests, "'munch on them' over time". This is also a great idea if dementia is a factor but modify the gift and come up with the memories together. 

Photo Bouquet
Instead of giving a bouquet of flowers that will last only a few days, consider creating a bouquet of meaningful photographs. Legacy Project suggests cutting flower shapes from construction paper and gluing photo cut-outs in the center of each flower. Have color copies made of original photos if you're using images of childhood memories, or simply take and print new digital images.

Freezer Meals
If your mother is starting to think about downsizing her home or simplifying her surroundings, she might prefer not to receive trinkets as a gift. However, not all homemade gifts take up space on the shelves. Instead of making something for her to display, consider putting together a collection of freezer casseroles or other freezer-friendly meals for her. This will help her save time and money, as well as provide nutritious meals for days she doesn't have dinner plans or time to cook.

Gifts to Purchase
There are also plenty of great options you can buy that moms who are seniors are sure to appreciate greatly. Just be sure that you're considering what the recipient would really enjoy instead of your own preferences when shopping.

Meal Delivery Service
If you like the idea of providing meals as a Mother's Day gift but you don't like to cook or don't live close enough to drop off an array of casseroles, consider investing in a meal delivery service for your mother. There are a number of options with nationwide delivery. Examples include:

SendaMeal.com has a Meal-of-the-Month club that you can purchase for three months (around $235) , six months (around $450) or twelve months (around $800).

MagicKitchen.com offers options especially designed for the dietary needs of seniors. A seven-day package of 7 full meals costs between $80-$90. Individual meals costing around $12 each are available, as well as gift certificates.

Personalized Gifts
There are endless options of things you can personalize. Calendars, doormats, cookie jars, coffee mugs, really ANYTHING! Here's a link to site Gifts.com that features gift ideas tailored for the proud Grandma https://www.gifts.com/mothers-day/super-grandma/senior-woman/imxbdll3l. We've also included a link to Amazon below that has tons of great items you would never think of. 

Flower are a popular item but rather than a simple bouquet try a trip to the nursery to choose them together. Picking the planter, blooms and then potting them can be a great way to spend an afternoon together. 

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