When our parents start to age, they tend to take great pride in their home. This is the place they have decided to settle down, and aside from a holiday home (or more properties if they are very lucky), it will be where they spend most of their days. There’s nothing more important than a secure home to call your own, and loved ones to share it with. So, what better gift for them than something relating to its design, decors, security or other features?
Let's consider what form these gifts might take:
Landscaping The Garden
Landscaping the garden, or implementing that feature they have wanted for some time, can be a wonderful thing. Imagine, after coming home from a vacation, if they return to that duck pond they have spoken of for some time, fresh artificial grass that requires much less maintenance (useful for their age), or even a koi pond they have been dreaming about. Refreshing the garden through landscaping (and leaving a little room for creativity if they have a green thumb) can often make the most difference in the end, potentially helping them see their home in a new light. It’s a perfect, often quite sentimental gift for them to receive. And every time they head into the garden to enjoy their green space, they will think of your caring and loving thoughts for them.
A Security System
While perhaps not as romantic as a lovely garden, it can be that helping them secure their home will help them feel much more secure in their neighborhood, even if they live in a very nice area. From an alarm system to a CCTV system, implementing this and then instructing them in its use can help them feel safe, secure and comfortable within their own property, something anyone deserves to feel in retirement.
A New Kitchen Environment
Having new kitchen cabinets installed or purchasing a new kitchen implement such as a beautiful new Aga oven could help them gain the kitchen they have wished for for some time, again upgrading the real heart of the home. Even in retirement, most people absolutely adore home cooking and the beautiful experience of enjoying this. If you are able to give them that, then you may provide them with something that can see them right for decades afterwards. Just be sure to help them with the large Christmas roast this year.
With this advice, you are certain to surprise your parents with some truly incredible, permanent home installations.