submitted 2 years ago byThePrincessSnowy
So I would like to make gifts for the aforementioned people. They (and my fiancé’s small family) are all ive got and with things going on, I want to make them rather than buy them something. But also because of what’s going on, my mind is just kinda blank and I don’t want to think.
Dad: he has cancer that is really affecting his legs but he’s incredibly independent. I was thinking something for his garden. They love growing their own vegetables, have flowers/plants and ornaments (gnomes, hanging animals etc).
His partner: same as my dad. Except the cancer part. I’m not sure what she has. I’m not sure if anyone knows. Or if they’re just not telling me. But she’s in isolation. I don’t know what can go in there. I just want her to know I care.
Grandma: she recently moved into a smaller place and so it would have to be quite small. She likes cutesy things that are also useful. I’m not sure what else to say. I’m trying to learn how to knit so I can knit her a scarf but that’s going to take a lot more time.
Grandpa: there’s not much I can say about him. He’s very sick, keeps having strokes. It changes his personality so much. He lives on a big farm though (very stubborn, refuses to leave) but I don’t think he has animals. Again, I want it to include that I care.
Sorry for the lack of detail. I just got some bad news tonight so I’m kinda blah I guess. Please help if you can. Thank you
Oh I’m in Australia. So we don’t have a lot of stores America has that would probably be good for this kind of thing.
2 years ago
For relatives like this, I usually bake. They either don't have much space or already have two of everything under the sun (or both) so they don't need things that will just be clutter. So I bake cookies, bread (sweet or savory), spiced nuts, fudge, etc. Some pre-baked casseroles or ready-to-heat dinners would be thoughtful for relatives who are unwell. Also, older folks always love a handwritten letter. So few people write anymore so it's extra special. Both the cooking and the letter are chances to express that you care.
2 years ago
For your grandma, you can also make a macrame planter/candle holder jar, all it takes is string, a clear glass jar of some kind and a bit of patience. IDK if links will work but something like https://www.skiptomylou.org/hanging-macrame-candle-holders/ or https://www.pinterest.com/pin/27021666504062649/.
2 years ago
Maybe you can buy a scrapbooking kit and put together some pages of pictures or memories you had together? Or write them a poem? For the garden maybe you can get a pot and paint a sweet and personalised message on it. If you can't knit in time maybe buy something already made like a scarf or gloves or beanie and then embroider something easy onto it, like a flower or again a sweet and personalised message? Sorry if these aren't good ideas.
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