10 pressies for the older people in your life

From a spin in a helicopter simulator to a tactile Twiddle Muff, Kya deLongchamps suggests something suitable for the long-lived elders in your life

This year Winnie-the-Pooh and Queen Elizabeth II of England share a very special birthday. Whatever about the introspective bear of Hundred Acre Wood, Her majesty can probably count on a diamond-encrusted corgi collar.

So, what about the royal stars in your life who have achieved the heady status of the big 9-0? Style, spirit, and a sense of humour are timeless qualities and, at 90, you or yours are entitled to feel positively superior.

Buying gifts for the elders of your family and friends can be tricky, but chances are your loved one is probably a lot more self realised and happily relishing the moment than you can manage in your relative youth. Concentrate on what they can do, rather than what you may have just decided they cannot, and throw away shallow preconceptions that will dampen the celebration of a lifetime that’s still in full flow.

 Any veteran who relishes the spirit of the turf, willenjoy watching the action with their favourite tipplechilling in this luxurious nickel-plated polo helmet.€199.65, annabeljames.co.uk
Any veteran who relishes the spirit of the turf, will enjoy watching the action with their favourite tipple chilling in this luxurious nickel-plated polo helmet.

€199.65, annabeljames.co.uk

 Wooden spoons have had a lively history in manyhouseholds. Stir up a sweet treat with the little oneswith a personalised wooden spoon from Auntie Mims.€8.47, notonthehighstreet.com
Wooden spoons have had a lively history in many households. Stir up a sweet treat with the little ones with a personalised wooden spoon from Auntie Mims.

€8.47, notonthehighstreet.com

 Let the World know they really are thatvery limited edition with this soft cottonhoodie c.1926. €36, teeheeheeshirt@etsy.com
Let the World know they really are that very limited edition with this soft cotton

hoodie c.1926. €36, teeheeheeshirt @etsy.com

Conquer the galaxy, chase thecat and astonish those kids under85, all prone in a chair, with thisindefatigable, inflatable remotecontrol RC BB-8 from the latestStar Wars movie. Feel the force for€74.99, Argos
Conquer the galaxy, chase the cat and astonish those kids under 85, all prone in a chair, with this indefatigable, inflatable remote control RC BB-8 from the latest Star Wars movie. Feel the force for €74.99, Argos

 We have all thetime in the world atCastlemartyr Resort.Unwind and dine witha 50-minute ESPAmassage, 50-minuteESPA facial, followedby a lip - lickingthree-course mealat the fine Franchini’sRestaurant.From €272 per night,castlemartyrresort.ie
We have all the time in the world at Castlemartyr Resort. Unwind and dine with a 50-minute ESPA massage, 50-minute ESPA facial, followed by a lip - licking three-course meal at the fine Franchini’s Restaurant. From €272 per night, castlemartyrresort.ie

 Put them behind the controls of a Robinson 44 helicopter for a breathtakingflight over Paris, New York, or the Alps, in a state-of-the-art simulatorwith SkyWest Helicopters, Weston Airport, Co Kildare. €99, allgifts.ie
Put them behind the controls of a Robinson 44 helicopter for a breathtaking

flight over Paris, New York, or the Alps, in a state-of-the-art simulator with SkyWest Helicopters, Weston Airport, Co Kildare. €99, allgifts.ie

 Somatic Yoga is suited to all age groups with any degree of mobility.Thomas Hanna’s book shows his gentle, lifelong programme to maintain the pleasures of a supple, healthy bodyindefinitely, with a five-minute routine oncea day. €17.99, Easons.
Somatic Yoga is suited to all age groups with any degree of mobility.

Thomas Hanna’s book shows his gentle, lifelong programme to  maintain the pleasures of a supple, healthy body indefinitely, with a five-minute routine once

a day. €17.99, Easons.

 Loosen up the inheritance and give them (and possibly you) what’s really wanted: Some classic wheels to ride out the warm summer days. Try the Classic Car section at carzone.ie
Loosen up the inheritance and give them (and possibly you) what’s really wanted: Some classic wheels to ride out the warm summer days. Try the Classic Car section at carzone.ie

 Conquer the galaxy, chase the cat and astonish those kids under 85, all prone in a chair, with thisindefatigable, inflatable remote control RC BB-8 from the latest Star Wars movie. Feel the force for€74.99, Argos
Conquer the galaxy, chase the cat and astonish those kids under 85, all prone in a chair, with this indefatigable, inflatable remote control RC BB-8 from the latest Star Wars movie. Feel the force for €74.99, Argos

 People with Alzheimer’s and dementia find enormouscomfort in repetitive sensory stimulation. The differenttactile materials in a Twiddle Muff provides endless entertainmentfor restless hands. €50.33, alzproducts.co.uk.
People with Alzheimer’s and dementia find enormous

comfort in repetitive sensory stimulation. The different

tactile materials in a Twiddle Muff provides endless entertainment

for restless hands. €50.33, alzproducts.co.uk.


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