Parents often talk about the good old days of their childhood. They frequently recall their school and college days with a tinge of nostalgia. Of course, we cannot go back in time but we can gift them something to remind them of their youth.
In particular, if your parents love music, then it may be a good idea to gift them something that feeds into their desire to hear exceptional music on their wedding anniversary, mother’s day, father’s day and birthday. Here are five ideas to get you started:
- Saregama Carvaan
The 1960s and 70s were dominated by songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and R.D. Burman. If your parents have a fondness for classic Bollywood songs, then a Bluetooth music player containing songs of these respected singers might be a good gift. The Saregama Carvaan, in particular, is the perfect gift for music lovers since it’s a portable music player that has a selection of 5,000 evergreen classic Hindi songs and even 50 years of Ameen Sayani’s Geetmala.
- A gramophone and vinyl records
An old-fashioned way of listening to classic songs is by putting a vinyl record on a gramophone. Besides playing music, gramophones and vinyl records are often regarded as vintage items that can enhance a house’s décor.
- Greatest Bollywood hits of the ‘70s
Some parents love music and others love Bollywood movies. Many online stores provide packs of the greatest Bollywood hits of each decade. Find out your parents’ favorite movies and gift it to them. They will no longer need to wait endlessly for their preferred movies to buffer on the internet.
- Mirza Ghalib’s Urdu poetry book
Bollywood, music and shayaris were quite popular a few decades ago. Mirza Ghalib, in particular, was a soulful lyricist and insightful writer. If your parents love hearing a good shayari, gift them a compilation of his greatest body of work on their birthday or wedding anniversary.
- Traditional Sufi Qawwalis
Qawwalis were once quite prevalent before being replaced by Bollywood songs. If your parents love qawwalis, buying them a CD filled with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s qawwalis or some other respected artist may be an ideal gift. There are several of such CDs of qawwalis singers available online at highly affordable prices.
Giving a good gift is as simple as knowing what someone wants and giving it to them. It doesn’t need to be expensive or grand – a simple present will do. Use the above five gift ideas to buy your parents something unique rather than conventional items. Most people appreciate the thought and effort behind a gift as much as the gift.