13. IT support
At the risk of sounding ageist, some parents may need a little IT support. Whether it’s figuring out a gadget or resizing the text on a mobile for legibility, providing an ‘IOU’ for any future tech struggles is a legitimate gift
14. Help KonMari their wardrobe/house
That is, help them organise and declutter their outfits or their entire home until all that’s left are items that spark joy. It’s always easier to do this for someone else than for yourself so BYO garbage bags and prepare to make a trip (or three) to the local Salvo’s donation bin.
15. A deep clean of their house
Glove up and get to work: this gift is best tackled with a great playlist and a commitment to move furniture, track down every last cobweb and spray and wipe the bejeezus out of every surface. Bonus points if you send your parent/s out for a nice lunch while you’re hard at it.
16. Donation to a charity close to their heart
This one technically isn’t a gift of time but we’re including in case you’d like to bolster a gift of your time and energy with a gift of funds too. Rather than spending money on things that your parents don’t necessarily need, you could pool some cash together as siblings and put it toward a charity or good cause that is meaningful to your parent/s (hot tip: this is easily done via Gravy).
Gravy is a one-of-a-kind group gifting platform allowing you to collect gift funds effortlessly and give or receive anything… including human time, skill and good deeds.
It’s 100% free to create a collection - for birthdays, for a wedding registry, for a baby shower or for whatever occasion you please. Get started here.