Posted on Dec 17, 2019 in Senior Living
With Christmas almost here once more, are you still struggling to think of suitable gifts for seniors in your life?
Well, we’ve done the hard work for you with a curated list of 10 presents ideal for your parents, grandparents, or any other elderly loved one.
We’ve included gifts at a range of price-points. From super-practical presents to more sentimental alternatives, get your creative juices going with these senior-friendly gifts for the holiday season…
If the seniors in your life are bookworms, why not gift them a subscription to Book of the Month Club?
Choose from a 3, 6, or 12-month package and enjoy a free month yourself as an added kicker.
If your elderly loved one is finding it tough to get out to the library or book store often enough, BOTM Club will sail to the rescue. All your loved one needs to do is choose from 5 top titles each month and the book will arrive at their door shortly after.
While we’re all accustomed to digital photos these days, there’s every chance your senior prefers physical photos. Shutterfly’s custom photo album allows you to harness the best of both worlds.
Choose from a done-for-you memory book or set the album out yourself if you’re creatively inclined.
The hardcover album will then perfectly showcase your senior’s most important memories and they won’t need to scroll through a phone to see them.
Amazon’s smaller smart display, Echo Show 8, would make the perfect kitchen or living room companion for an elderly loved one. The scaled-down dimensions of this 8-inch model means it also works well in the bedroom.
If your senior is receptive to learning new skills, Alexa brings a great deal of entertainment along with hands-free convenience. Teach your loved one how to put their new digital assistant to work and make their life easier.
From streaming music or video to getting help organizing their day, Echo Show 8 is the gift that will keep on giving and it’s very reasonably priced, too.
If your parents are no longer driving and finding it tough to get out as much as they’d like, treat them to a SilverRide chauffeur service.
Specializing in one-way, round-trip, and multi-stop assisted rides for seniors, just leave your credit card on file and you’ll be billed as your parents use the service.
If your parents need a little more assistance, you can increase the level of driver input to suit.
Give them their independence back again with this superb service for seniors.
Have you noticed your loved one feeling colder than usual even if the temperature seems moderate?
If so, why not treat them to the indulgence of a cashmere throw? This reversible two-tone blanket from Stone gives your loved one the chance to ring the changes while remaining toasty warm all year round.
While a thermostat might not seem like the obvious choice for a Christmas present, when you consider what Google Nest Learning can do, you might rethink that.
The classic Learning thermostat removes the need for scheduling. The intelligent thermostat accustoms itself to your loved one’s temperature preferences then optimizes climate control indoors accordingly.
The over sized display is senior-friendly and the thermostat couldn’t be easier to use. Your loved one can even take control hands-free if they have an Echo smart speaker or smart display.
Combine this gift with Echo Show 8 and you’ll make your loved one’s life more convenient and more comfortable while cutting down the amount of electricity they use.
If your parents or grandparents love to tell their life story, gift them this guided journal to help them do it.
The golden years are a time for reflection and compiling a photo-studded narrative is a great way to keep the mind active while producing a collection your elderly loved one can then hand on to their grand-kids.
This simple but effective medication organizer is a practical but thoughtful gift that will make your elderly relative’s life safer and more convenient year-round not just at Christmas.
Rather than bewildering them with tech, this analog organizer contains daily pill boxes so a monthly supply can be laid out eliminating the chance they’ll forget whether they’ve taken their medications or not.
Help your parents or grandparents stay on top of grocery shopping with the innovative SmartShopper.
All they need to do is push the large central Record button and add to their shopping list as they run out of items. There are 2500 pre-loaded groceries.
When it’s time for shopping, hit Print and the list is spewed out organized by category.
If your parents or grandparents still have a stash of vinyl, why not treat them to this self-contained turntable and speakers?
Available in an array of colors and capable of playing 33 ½ and 45 RPM records along with the even older 78’s.
A joy to use, give your elderly loved one a burst of nostalgia this Christmas and liven up their year ahead.
At Landmark Senior Living, we are always keeping busy around the holidays by caroling, watching christmas movies, making holiday angels, and even thinking of Christmas presents for the whole family. If your loved one needs more help than keeping busy during the holiday season, get in touch to request a brochure showcasing our five Landmark Senior Living communities. We can help you with much more than ideas for gifts for seniors so don’t hesitate to reach out.