Christmas is an event that everybody looks forward to regardless of age; and the cohesiveness of this occasion is its most prominent feature. Though Christmas is special for everybody but for parents its really an important event. There could be religious reasons too but another obvious reason is the sense of unity that one has on Christmas.
Apart from Christmas cakes, trees, bells and cards; there are millions of things that can add value to your event. European regions are most famous for Christmas shopping and you can find special Christmas offers on the most of gift shops that lure the shoppers. You can find many gift ideas from these stores; all you need is some spare time and a good mood. If you are too lazy to go out in chilly December, just stay in your comforter and surf for the Christmas gifts for mom and dad online with a cup of cappuccino. Online stores are great until you know how to search for something the right way.
Some stores offer gift delivery service coupled with greeting cards or flowers. Sending your mother a nice shawl or a sweat shirt along with her favorite flowers is an unbeatable idea. Since, Christmas is always in winters, you can send your parcel a couple of days before the occasion and request your mom to wear her gift on Christmas. You can also get her a complete collection of short-stories and poems of her favorite author/poet. Shes going to enjoy it a lot!
In old age, some men are easier to please as compare to women. They remain more open to life than their counterparts and enjoy small things better than many women of the same age do. Sigh! You dont need to go through the complex psychological understanding like you probably have to for your mom. Your father will be cool with almost anything you give him. But stop for a moment and think! Is it fair to take him too easy because hes not going to create any nuisance for you? NO! You must find out the rock-star in him who used to bang his head in Black Zabeths open-air concerts. If he was one of that kind, give him the discographies of his favorite bands and musicians. He would love to revisit his youth days.
It is true to some extent that the men are easy to please and any gift can make them happy but a retired man becomes oversensitive sometimes. If this is the case with your dad, take the charge and put real efforts to make him feel good. You can buy a photo album and put all the photos of you two together in that album and write detailed notes as captions telling him how important that moment is in your life or how if he were not there things would have been. It will make him feel proud and will make him optimistic.
At old age, some men have very fine taste in drinks; you can buy a classy beer for him like Crown Ambassador Reserve etc. but if the doctor has prohibited him from drinking, dont buy him any alcoholic drink. You can also look up for some unique Christmas gifts for dad online; you need to know the interests and capabilities of your dad and make the right choice. I presented a marble chessboard to my father last year which he liked a lot but I know hes too old to play basketball, so Im never going to gift him a basketball.