Salon's Celebrity Gift Guide: Betty White

From comedy books to exercise shoes -- what to buy the feisty, unstoppable grandmother in your life

Published November 27, 2010 12:01AM (EST)

Betty White
Betty White

Betty White is 88 years old, but don't tell her that. She's showing no sign of slowing down, and if anything, she's kicked it into a higher gear now that she knows not only what she wants, but how to get it. If she's strong-willed and not afraid to be a little raunchy -- and she never wants to get old -- indulge that adventurous grandma.

  • For the older folks in our lives, movement is important. Shoes like Skechers Shape-ups have a rounded bottom, designed to tone legs, strengthen the back and reduce pressure on knees and joints. The arm-thrusting power walk is a favorite of white-haired women everywhere, and stylish exercise shoes are a must-have accessory for the endless pursuit of youth.
  • Old people ache. The years of wear and tear, of birthing babies and manual labor and the occasional tackle football game, take a grim toll. For starters, spring for a SpaFinder gift certificate ($100) so they can find some blessed, if temporary relief. (Maybe spring for two or three.) Or, if you owe this old folk a lot -- like maybe your life -- consider investing in a more daily form of treatment with this state-of-the-art Sogno Dreamwave massage chair by Inada ($6,799). And if your Betty really just wants to kick back and remember her youth, uncork a 30-year-old Glenfiddich single malt. What better way to remember her wild 50s?

By Joe Coscarelli

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