How to Pick a Great Gift for Your Grandparents

 

With the holiday season just around the corner, you need to start asking what kind of presents you’ll buy for the most important people in your life. And if you have also been blessed with grandparents, needless to say, you need to show them the same consideration and unconditional love they showed you while growing up.

So, if you’re running out of ideas on how to find a meaningful present for your grandma, here are some tips to consider.

Think about the season

Season gifts are the easiest to buy because, let’s face it, grandmothers will always appreciate the gesture, no matter their preferences. Nevertheless, you should put in some effort and buy your grandparents something useful and “seasony.” If you’re buying a Christmas present, it can be anything from a holiday-inspired mug or tea set to a tablecloth, Christmas tree ornaments or a new baking set.

The fashionable Christmas sweaters also made a huge comeback in the past few years, and they represent a fun way to help your grandparents feel younger by a decade. Whether they come in fun prints or animal prints, one thing is for sure – chances are you will get one in return from them as well.

 

Think about their hobbies

Another way to make a thoughtful gift to your grandparents is to take into account their preferences, hobbies, and personal interests. Whether we’re talking about a book club, a hunting game in the woods, gardening or knitting, considering your grandparents’ passions says a lot about you as a person as well.

If your grandmother loves cooking or baking, she will definitely appreciate a new kitchen apron, a nonstick frying pan or a fancy set of spices and herbs. A grooming set, a bottle of quality whiskey or some Cuban cigars will also put a smile on your grandfather’s face, especially if he appreciates the fine things in life.

Think about the utility of a gift

Last but not least, a gift should also be useful. And, since most grandparents aren’t tech-savvy, why not try to bring them into the 21st century with small steps?

Investing in some senior friendly cordless phones is the first step if you want to get them used to mobile phones later on. Similarly, a computer could prove hard to decipher, but a tablet is more user-friendly and intuitive if you want to keep in touch with your nana and grandpa via video calls.

You could also consider some cleaning tools and gadgets that will make their life easier, such as robot vacuums or self-cleaning litter boxes if they have pets. Other devices that operate via remotes and voice recognition may come in handy for seniors with reduced mobility too.

Finding a good mattress if you’re suffering from back pains

In current age of stress and hectic work schedules elderly as well as the young people suffer from back pain ranging from mild to severe. The reason can also be contributed to unhealthy lifestyle and sleeping on wrong type of mattress. Improper mattress cause strained muscles and spine resulting in wrong sleeping postures and lower back pain.

Looking back at the 20 years, several medical studies were conducted to make perfect mattress to relieve the back pain. The hard or firm mattress was the choice of many physicians. Later the myth that “harder the mattress, better it is for back” proved wrong.

 

 

By the year 2003, a new study was done on people with lower back pain. Some were given firm mattresses and few others were made to sleep on semi-firm mattresses. The study reported some shocking results contradicting the existing theories about mattresses. The patients who used medium-firm mattress felt better after few days and were more active during the day than those who slept on hard mattresses. They felt less pain while sleeping as well as after rising from the bed.

The health professionals thus came to conclusion that too-hard mattress would exert more pressure on the body parts since there is less contact of body with the mattress, thus causing pain. The medium mattress on the other hand distributes the pressure evenly on the body.

So, in order to have a sound sleep, relieving the pressure points was considered most important factor in lowering the back pain. So it is pertinent to consider change of mattress which has been in use for more than 7 years. It has been proved that people sleeping on new mattresses felt lesser pain than sleeping on old and deformed mattresses. Price is another factor. Medium to high priced mattress perform better than low cost mattresses.

Recent study has uncovered more facts about preferred mattresses for back pain. A mattress made with memory foam as the top most layer is the best to reduce the lower back pain significantly. The memory foam mattress minimizes stiffness in back and shoulders when you lie on the bed after a tough day at workplace. It molds taking the shape of body and creates maximum contact with the body, thus providing more comfort to you.

Wrapping up the article, it can be mentioned that the mattress that provides maximum comfort and does not cause any stiffness is the best for you and your back pain.