Mother’s Day Unique Gifts for a Mom in a Nursing Home

Are you shopping for a Mother’s Day gift for someone who resides in a nursing home? If so, here are some ideas for thoughtful and practical gifts that are sure to please.

Subscriptions. No matter how often family and friends visit or how many activities are on the nursing home’s calendar, there is likely to be plenty of time for residents to fill. As a result, subscriptions can make ideal and much appreciated Mother’s Day gifts. Subscription choices are plentiful and can be tailored to the interests of the recipient.

While magazine subscriptions are an obvious choice, if you need a Mother’s Day gift for a book lover, perhaps you should consider a book club with a large catalog of books at discounted prices. One place to look for a wide selection of book clubs is www.offers.com. Mother can select the gifts from the website mentioned. The gifts should not be related to providing cna training online or offline to the members of the Nursing home.

As you will quickly discover, there are book clubs for everyone, from clubs that specialize in literary genres, such as romances, mysteries, and Christian literature, to those with a more comprehensive selection of best sellers, popular fiction, and non-fiction titles. Also, for those with vision limitations, you might consider a large-print book club (such as the one offered by Doubleday) or an audio book (books on compact discs or tape) rental service or download service (see http://www.offers.com/f/audio-books/ for some selections in this category). If you choose an audio book club, you might want to supplement your gift subscription with an easy-to-use CD player or other portable listening device.

Finally, if you are looking for a gift for a movie buff, a DVD rental subscription, such as Netflix (www.netflix.com), might be a good choice.

Personal Care Products and Services. Luxurious personal care products, such as fine body and bath lotions, hand creams, powder, and perfume, make great gifts Mother’s Day gifts for those unable to get out and shop for themselves. Another good choice is aromatherapy products, which are designed to sooth the senses as well as pamper the body. Bath and Body Works has a nice selection in a variety of categories such as Sleep and Stress Relief (www.bathandbodyworks.com). Personal services such as manicures and pedicures or a haircut, shampoo and style, also make special and very personal gifts.

Stationery and Cards. A lovely box of stationery (personalized is nice) or a box of special occasion cards (including a selection of birthday, anniversary, graduation, get well, and various holiday cards) is a useful and thoughtful gift for a nursing home resident, made even more so if you stamp the envelopes (be sure to use forever stamps) and include printed return address labels.

An Album or Scrapbook Filled with Family Memories. A nursing home can be a lonely place at times, and, as a result, an album of family pictures or a scrapbook filled with pictures and other family mementos is likely to be a treasured Mother’s Day gift. Personalize the album or scrapbook by carefully labeling and dating each picture or other item. Also, leave some pages at the end blank and promise to fill them in the future with current picture and mementos.