Forget Socks and Soap, GrandmasGifts.co.uk Has the Presents your Grandparents Really Want!
Posted May 06 2010 12:00am
06 May 2010:If you’re tired of buying talc and sick of sending socks and soap, the launch of www.grandmasgifts.co.uk could be the answer to your shopping prayers.
The site was created by Mark Readman and sells nostalgic, sentimental presents just for grandparents. Mark combined his passion for e-commerce with his own ‘what to buy’ dilemma and came up with a brilliant site that fills a gap in the market by offering really thoughtful presents grandparents will cherish.
Gifts include wartime scrap books that revive Britain's rich history, classic board games, jigsaw puzzles and retro sweets. Each and every gift is intended to increase the engagement between Grandchildren and their Grandparents through sparking memories and conversations about their lives.
Mark said, ‘I was saddened that grandparents are becoming the ‘Forgotten Generation of the 21st century’ simply because we often have no common ground or interests. The gifts on the site can bring generations together by allowing them to share their pasts and experiences”.
Interestingly the site is the only UK retailer to stock a complete range of products for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Mark’s grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2007 and the family did a lot of research into useful products for her. The best of the bunch are on www.grandmasgifts.co.uk and include photo dial phones, clocks that change the day and date automatically and large print labelled keyrings.
Mark added, “It’s very hard to watch my grandma live with Alzheimer’s, but giving her a present that triggers a memory and makes her smile is like getting a little part of her back again. That’s an amazing feeling and one I want to pass onto others.”
If you’re stuck in a grandparent present rut, and thinking of talc, socks or soaps - check out www.grandmasgifts.co.uk and find something that will bring you closer and make them smile!