Let’s face it: Mother’s Day has been hijacked by young mothers. You know, the good-looking twenty-somethings who spend their days posting perfect pictures of their babies on Facebook. But as soon as Junior is sick and dad is out of town on business, those moms call in the real guns, Grandma. Grandmas are the behind-the-Instagram supporters of those moms who get all the credit. This Mother’s Day, let's give those hardworking ladies some respect and treat them to a sassy Mother’s Day!
Here is one that is a win-win for everyone. You are tired of receiving all of grandma’s handmade gifts, and she needs to feel like she is part of your era. Why not get her set up with her own Etsy.com store to showcase her amazing work?
You could get her a gift card to the yarn store, or get her something she secretly wants: some ink! Use this grandma-gone-wild as inspiration to treat yours to a permanent reminder of how much she means to you. If you are the tattoo type, get her initials somewhere to honor her.
No matter her age, all women want to be at their most beautiful. Why not offer grandma a mini-makeover to make her feel young again? Take her to a trendy salon to change that poodle style into something a little more Victoria Beckham.
To show grandma a really good time this Mother’s Day, take her with you to your next Botox appointment. Get her a free consult for a liquid facelift to give her a little oomph. Just because she is aging doesn’t mean she wants to look it!
Look, just this one time, resist the overwhelming compulsion to call her to come rescue you from the most recent kidtastrophy. Let the poor woman take a break from the madness and give her a call when everyone is happy and healthy instead.
Grandma may be gray, but she hasn’t lost her spunk! Surprise her with a night out with her friends. Ditch the Bunko and get them reservations at the piano bar instead. Order a few bottles of wine ahead of time and watch those grandmas let their hair down.
Make granny feel 20 years younger — gift her a boudoir photo session. She doesn’t need to try to replicate a Victoria’s Secret spread. Keep it tasteful and shop for some vintage items to make her feel sexy. Sessions typically come with hair and makeup. She is never too old to feel young!
A fabulous way to show grandma a good time is to take her to an amusement park! Get her laughing as she takes her first roller coaster ride since her youth. Get her the big ice cream cone and cotton candy and let her spend a day in childlike bliss! She deserves it!
If grandma is still only using her landline, bring her up to speed with her very own (and easy-to-operate) smartphone. Try one of these senior-friendly smartphones out for size. All brag of large, easy-to-read screens and simple interfaces to bring grandma comfortably into this decade.
If Grandma is single, hook her up with an online dating profile on one of these dating sites for seniors. Help her upload a profile and tutor her on how to chat with someone online. Even if she doesn’t find "the one" it will open up her social life to meeting new friends!
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