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.
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
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