Grandma Doesn’t Want Anything to Dust

After years of enjoying and caring for loved and sentimental gifts, grandma is ready for relief. Consider giving her thoughtful, useable gifts that don’t require her to do any more work. Personal pampering items, jewelry, and travel aids, can delight her.

As we age and skin becomes drier, personal pampering products such as Merle Norman’s Anti-Aging Complex Body Lotion and Ultra Rich Hand Cream gives instant relief while also diminishing the appearance of aging. lotions and creams vary in effectiveness. Be sure that the ones you choose actually penetrate the top layer of the skin so the skin retains moisture. Give her a set of Zoya toxin-free fingernail polishes and then treat her to a manicure and pedicure. Choose feminine pinks or neutral nudes, or perhaps a bottle or two of wild and crazy colors.

Observe the types of jewelry she wears. What could you add to her collection that would complement her look? Perhaps a mini drop necklace would make a perfect layering piece, or a thin bangle bracelet could fit between two of her other bracelets to give an updated twist. Choose jewelry pieces that fit her lifestyle. Does she prefer a piece she can wear every day, or does she like to follow jewelry trends?

As travel restrictions lift, she may plan a few trips. Leather luggage tags, light weight cross-body handbags, travel raincoats, lightweight luggage are all thoughtful gifts. If you decide on luggage, be sure it has 360 degree wheels, which allow the luggage to move parallel with her instead of behind her, putting less stress on her shoulder.

Nancy Pride owns Morgan Fitzgerald’s and Merle Norman located at 3800 South Texas Avenue, one mile north of University Drive. 979 268 0608. www.fitzyou.com.