A 90th birthday is not a common milestone to achieve. Celebrate the 90th birthday of a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother or female friend or neighbour with presents that give a respectful nod to the birthday celebrant's age, commemorate some of her life's achievements or fulfil a long-held wish of hers.
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If the birthday celebrant still retains an air of elegance, she might appreciate a nice bottle of wine to celebrate her birthday. If such a present would not interfere with any dietary restrictions or medications, track down a bottle of wine dated the same year she was born. Include with this simple gift a card that reads, "This bottle of wine from 1924 has aged almost as well as you have." If time allows, sit with the birthday celebrant, enjoy the wine and allow her to reminisce. Especially if they live alone, the elderly often long for company, making the gift of your presence a wonderful birthday treat. Make the gift a lasting one by promising to return weekly or monthly throughout the year.
Family tree photo collage
Chances are, if a woman has reached 90 years of age, she has quite a number of descendants, including children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Commemorate this loving achievement with a personalised family photo tree. From scrapbook paper, cut a brown tree trunk and a green treetop. Then cut out large, red apples and hang them from the paper tree after gluing the photo of one descendant onto each apple and writing the first and last name, as well as date of birth, above or below each photo. If family pets are important, include photos of them, too. Take your creation to a craft shop to look into custom framing options.
Grant a wish
Pay attention to anything the birthday celebrant says in the months or weeks leading up to her 90th birthday. You may be able to garner a touching gift idea from a simple conversation. For example, if the woman says that she wishes she had family recipes organised to pass down to her granddaughters, you can gather the scattered recipes and present them in a recipe scrapbook, a three-ring binder filled with scrapbook sheets that feature crisp, new recipe cards, photos of the foods being cooked and photos from family holidays and dinners. The Life Tips website suggests using old postcards, wrapping paper or food-related tips from magazines, newspapers or food history articles to enhance the pages of your recipe scrapbook.
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