Did you see the moving Remembrance Sunday service and the concert at the Royal Albert Hall on TV a few weeks ago? The coverage and experiences we see in the Remembrance events, each November, remind us of the lives our more elderly loved ones have lived and the sacrifices they’ve often made for us. So, come December it’s really enjoyable to treat them to some special gifts that we think they’ll be able to use easily and get great enjoyment out of. Here a few of our ideas for Grandma and Grandpa and other more mature relatives and friends this Christmas.
Knowing your loved ones are safe and sound
Do you still have trouble getting hold of your mum, dad or grandparents by phone? Have they still not moved on to mobile phones or not really like using them as they can’t really get their heads (and eyes) round them properly? Denver have tackled this problem for us with their range of mobile phones specifically for the senior market.
The Denver GSP-110 big button, bluetooth, senior mobile phone is on offer at £22.99, is easy to use and gives all the basic functionality needed from a mobile phone for a senior citizen, including standard voice calls, SMS texts and speed dial numbers for easy dialling.
With numbers read out as they are dialled via built in speaker, mis-dialling will become a thing of the past. Big button mobile phones have become a very popular option for the senior population, as they are extremely easy to use and make dialling substantially easier than a standard mobile phone for the less dexterous or for those with reduced eye sight. The phone comes unlocked (except for the Three network) and with a built in torch, bluetooth to connect to the car’s handsfree or headset, FM radio, alarm clock, calculator, micro SD for photos and rubberised grip for ease of use. It's not all just fun and games, the GSP-110 also has a serious side too; with a discreet SOS emergency button, your loved one will always be one press away from help.
The Denver GSP-120 big button senior mobile phone below, comes with the same great features as the GSP-110, except for bluetooth connectivity and comes in at a cheaper price of £18.99. So it just depends if your loved one will need to use a handsfree or headset or not.
The Denver GSP-130 big button, bluetooth, senior mobile flip phone might be the choice for those more style conscious relatives as it’s sleek, stylish and comes in black or red colour options. At £29.99, the key benefits over the other models is that it also has a 0.3 megapixel camera and a larger display screen, at 2.4 inches over 1.77 inches in the other models.
See Grandma or Grandpa doing the jive or a disco dance this Xmas
There's such a renaissance right now for vinyl records and all things retro with the style and fashion conscious amongst us. Let's not forget about our lovely relatives who were actually there at the time and are real-life 'mid-century' additions to our lives! Do you remember seeing them jiving around the living room to their rock and roll records, or maybe you're a bit younger and it was all about those 80's hair-dos, shoulder pads and pop records?
Take them back to the good old days with a retro Denver VPL-120 portable turntable, with built-in speakers and recording function. At only £37.99, see them get lots of joy this Christmas playing their old favourite records and having a sing-song and a dance. There's nothing like music to stoke those happy memories of times gone by and the VPL-120 can play their 45, 33.33 and even their 78 rpm records. You can even choose the right colour for their living room as it comes in black, light blue, red or traditional brown to suit every taste. The headphone jack, PC connection and recording to MP3 and WAV files unctions make it suitable for those more techy loved ones too.
We hope you like our latest gift ideas, do let us know if you need any more information.
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