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Holiday Gift Guide for the Modern Grandma, Traveler, Active Senior or Retiree, 2022

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

Who is the Modern Grandmother? We are at the age where our children are blessing us with grandchildren or simply an empty nest. We are enjoying the gift of time in retirement, or at least planning for it. What are the best gifts for this vibrant, active generation of women? Many of us want to see and experience the world. We love exploring the world as well as our local areas deeper. We believe firmly in the phase, "if you don't use it, you will lose it" both physically and mentally. We are staying physically active and exploring new hobbies. We love socializing with our family and friends. We want our homes to be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The Modern Grandma Gift Guide: a list full of fun, interactive and homey items that will delight the Modern Grandma, Traveler, Empty Nester, Active Senior or Retiree this holiday season and all year long.





Whether we are traveling afar or being a tourist in our own hometown, we love to learn from locals in the know. Here are some ideas for activities that a Modern Grandmother or any Travel Lover would enjoy. If your city is not listed, click on this link: Viator. Put your city in the search bar to see options for you locally.

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Active Lifestyle Gifts


Do you have Hikers on your Christmas Shopping List? This is my go-to hiking ensemble: Merrill Hiking Shoes, Smart Wool Socks ( they are so worth the money), IBKul Long Sleeve Shirt, Packable Wide Brim Hat and Columbia Hiking Shorts, Colorful Day Pack (it folds up for easy packing). For cooler hiking days, I add a Down Vest and Hiking Pants.

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I am obsessed with the IBKul brand. They provide sun protection clothing in styles that are appropriate for golf, tennis, hiking, boating and beach. They inserted mesh to the underside of their sleeves making them cool even in the hottest temperatures. They come in great colors and styles. My favorite golf outfit is a Lilly Pulitzer Baseball Hat, IBKul Long Sleeve Shirt, IBKul Skirt and Bomba Socks. In colder weather, I love these lightweight Joggers and this super soft Turtleneck. I add a Down Vest, if it is especially cold.

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At Home Luxury Gifts

Charcuterie Boards are a fun way upgrade your cheese and crackers. At our house we call that "Chip Time." I love this one because it has a place for everything and it is all stored together. Charcuterie Board. Sometimes it's fun to watch a movie or a football game and have snacks or homemade pizza for dinner. A fun way to elevate your cocktail game is to add some fun glasses to your crystal collection. I am loving the Coupe Glass and Champagne Flute right now. The cocktail picks add a touch of elegance to your at home cocktails. It's always fun to try a new cocktail. Captk has been whipping up some of the classics. My post Quarantine Cocktails. gives you recipes of some of our favorites including a White Christmas Martini. Drink them sparingly, they pack quite a punch.

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Self Care Gifts

Self care is such an important part of aging well. Whether it is snuggling up in a cozy blanket and reading a good book or taking a long shower or bath, before we can take care of others we have to take care of ourselves. Pictured are some of my favorite self care products:

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Travel Must Haves

Travel lovers will appreciate all of these gifts, including the beautifully scented hand sanitizer and the memory foam neck pillow for long flights.

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Books for Foodies and Travelers

Books are a way to travel without leaving your armchair. They allow us to explore new cultures and periods of time. Cookbooks allow us to taste new flavors and experience the rituals of daily life, in faraway places. These are books I absolutely love or ones I have in my Kindle queue.

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From my family to your family,

We wish you a joyous holiday season and a very happy 2023.

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