I recently read the book "Don't Toss My Memories in the Trash - A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize and Move" by Vickie Dellaquila. She has some great tips for what to buy senior citizens for gifts (birthday, holiday, Mother's Day, etc.). I would like to quote some of those here as I believe they are great ideas for Mother's Day which is coming up this Sunday, May 10th.
Buy gift cards for a restaurant, coffee house, spa or beauty parlor, afternoon tea, taxi ride, errand or cleaning service, car wash or oil change;
Pay for an hour or two of a professional organizer's time;
Give tickets to the theatre, a sporting event or lecture or tickets to the movies with friends;
Pay the registration fees for a class at a senior center or community college;
Buy stamps, soap or stationery; or
Pay for cleaning or cooking services.
Thank you Vickie for this great book which has helped me immensely when dealing with senior clients and with my own parents.