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    24 Things To Help You Be The Old Person You Truly Are

    When you're the youngest person in your knitting circle and you want to fit in.

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    1. A pair of slippers because comfort is key.

    Promising review: "They're perfect! Very comfortable and the sizing chart was spot on. I hope that these are kept in stock because I plan to purchase more when these wear out. They're super cute." —Terri H

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 15 styles).

    2. A unicorn knitting kit for a magical introduction to a new craft.

    The sack comes with acrylic yarn, wooden back board, knitting needles, and instructions.

    Get it from Firebox for $52.79.

    3. A lovely strawberry candy pin you can proudly display on your sweater or NPR tote bag.

    Get it from UnprivilegedTradeCo on Etsy for $10.

    4. An oversized v-neck sweater to cuddle up with. / Via

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79 (available in sizes XS–L).

    5. A pair of Mahjong socks you'll want to show off to all your friends.

    Promising review: "A friend pointed these out to me as a gift that she purchased for her mom and I followed suit. My 93-year-old mother, who plays Mahjong three times a week, loves them. She thinks it's especially fun when she visits a friend to play where they have the tradition of taking shoes off at the front door." —Deb_Shopper

    Get them from Amazon for $7+ (available in sizes 9-11 or medium).

    6. A pair of Scrabble earrings to wear when you want to remind your family that you're still the reigning champ.

    You can pick any two letters.

    Get it from LettersByLilly on Etsy for $12.

    7. A place to put your glasses because you're always losing those darn things.

    "What do you mean they're on my head?"

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A fig newton catnip toy so you and your feline friend can enjoy a snack together.

    Get it from FidoTheCat on Etsy for $6.75.

    9. A pair of big glasses to better help you see your latest embroidery project.

    Get them from Warby Parker for $145+ (available in two colors).

    10. A little pigeon necklace so you can feel close to your feathery friends even when you're not at the park feeding them.

    Get it from CakeForCorvids on Etsy for $13.65 (available in four chain colors).

    11. A bag of loose English Breakfast tea to start your mornings right.

    The 16 ounce bag makes about 200 cups of coffee.

    Promising review: "This is excellent. I finally have a tea that has a flavor to it! Usually, I have to use several scoops of a loose tea before I can get a good taste. This is strong, bold, and is a great black tea to sip!" —Marie Morrison

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. And an adorable tea infuser to use when you want to steep some of that loose tea. Your imaginary grandkids will love it.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30.

    13. A chunky, cable-knit cardigan that would make Macklemore green with envy.,

    Promising review: "This is a very cute and comfortable cardigan. It is well made and very soft, the color is very nice (I chose gray). It is perfect for a lazy day around the house and would even be comfortable enough to sleep in. It will be perfect for fall when we build a fire in the backyard, or to sit by the fire on chilly evenings." —Jessica Hurtado

    Get it from Amazon for $5.54+ (available in sizes S–XXXL and 22 colors).

    14. A two-pack of Werther's Originals to noisily unwrap in a movie theater.

    Promising review: "Like the taste of Coke or M&M's, Werther's Original hard caramel candies are classic, evergreen, and pretty much everyone has tried one sometime. So if you haven't tried one, walk into a convenience store and grab a pack — they're delicious! Its perfect crunchy caramel taste makes for a great treat anytime." —Karina

    Get two packs from Amazon for $14.80.

    15. And, when the candies aren't in your bag, a fancy dish so you can show them off to your guests.

    A scalloped candy dish that says "sweet stuff" is just the thing you need to display your candy.

    Promising review: "This candy dish is adorable! I use it at work and get so many compliments. The little scoop is cute and helps avoid hands going into the dish and touching all of the candy!" —LEWK91209

    Get it from Amazon for $17.46.

    16. A telephone handset that connects to your cellphone via the auxiliary cord so you can feel like you're talking on a landline.

    Promising review: "It's a cute conversation piece. I bought it because my daughter had trouble hearing me when I spoke into my iPhone when it was flat against my face. It has a volume control so it's nice to have." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four colors).

    17. A classic ceramic bird you can count on to achieve perfectly cooked pies with no spillage.

    Promising review: "Amazing what difference this bird can make to your pie! I definitely baked the best apple pie I've ever made with this little device. For the first time ever, my pie did not spill out juices onto the pan below or into the stove, and the crust was flaky and crisper than it has ever been. I really cannot speak high enough of how well this pie bird worked. If you make pies you need one of these!" —Happylakedreamer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in five colors).

    18. A foot bath to soak your yapping dogs in.

    Promising review: "My dad (who works retail and is on his feet all day) loves this thing. I bought it for his birthday and he's always telling me I should try it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $74.98.

    19. A book of crafts you can make using your beloved cat's extra fur.,

    Get it on Amazon for $13.46.

    20. An amusing mug that tells people you need coffee by whatever beans necessary.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my mother who works at a hospital and she loves this mug. The size is spot on for the amount of coffee and creamer she puts in a typical mug. The price is another plus and the packaging was secure when it arrived. I would definitely recommend this product." —Courtney M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A pack of illustrated North American bird flashcards to help you study up before you venture into the world of bird watching.,

    Promising review: "My dad recently purchased a ton of bird feeders after he noticed the many different types of birds in his backyard and was curious what they would bring. Well, they brought a lot and we didn't know what half of them were. These flashcards certainly helped and had every kind of bird we've seen so far, and with accurate information too. We kind of made a game out of it. Every time we see a new bird, we search really fast for the flashcard that matches it." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    22. A potent portables pin for people who love to get drunk and watch Jeopardy!

    Get it from PandCpoolside on Etsy for $9.

    23. A subscription to Audible so you can listen to mystery novels while taking care of chores or running errands.

    Penguin Books, Doubleday

    You can try some page-turners like In the Woods or The Origin.

    Get your first story free on Audible.

    24. A rotary phone because sometimes you gotta bring back the classics. The '50s called and they said "great phone!"

    Get it from Lord & Taylor for $59.95.

    Looking good, kid!


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