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2 Ways You Can Spoil Your Elderly Parents While Working Abroad

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Many people have jobs that require a lot of travel. This is a fun way to see the world and everything it has to offer, but sometimes it can get tricky, especially when you’re not home for a loved one’s birthday. Technology has advanced in such a manner that you can talk to your parents or spouse on your computer in high definition as if you’re right there beside them, but sometimes you may want to send them something special to show them some love and appreciation. Since the start of the pandemic, many people haven’t been able to get back to each other, and nursing homes have been especially strict with their visiting policies due to the health risks the coronavirus poses to the elderly. That said, here are some ideas on how you can show your parents some love even when you can’t be there to see them physically.


A birthday never gets any less special, no matter how old you are, and your mum or dad deserves to feel loved on their special day. Think about what they might like for their birthday and what would be of high sentimental value to them; it may even be from a memory the two of you share. There are many online platforms you can go to in order to order a gift and have it shipped anywhere in the world. You just have to get your timing right to ensure it arrives on time. Whether you’re buying them a book, a watch, or something they need, they are sure to feel the effort you went through to get it to them. Granted, a gift isn’t the same as being there, but when being there is impossible, you can at least do everything in your power for them to feel your absence a little bit less.

Send flowers

Flowers are one of the most sentimental gifts you can send a person; they are a symbol of love and appreciation, and your mum will appreciate them dearly. There are a wide variety of flowers and bouquets you can choose from and don’t worry, these flower companies are experts and will ensure they get to your mum before even beginning to wilt. It also doesn’t matter where you are in the world or where your mum is located; you can even order flowers to Munich and have them arrive just in time for your mum’s birthday. Go the extra mile and attach a personalised card to the flowers with a note from you; you’ll be making her day and showing her all the love and support you want her to feel. After all, mums are what make the world go round and deserve to feel like queens!

Parents not only raised you, but they made you the person you are today and should therefore be honoured above all else. Show your mum and dad some love this year even if you’re not able to be there because, at the end of the day, you are their greatest accomplishment!

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