Blankets or Throws — While this may sound obvious, you can’t go wrong with a cozy blanket or throw. There are so many custom options available these days! Whether you’re a talented quilter who can create a homemade masterpiece, or you prefer to customize with a heartfelt photo throw from Costco or Shutterfly—this is a gift option that will warm the soul along with the aging body.
Custom Gift Basket — Gift baskets add the personal touch to practical products. So whether you create a care basket that includes slippers with your loved ones’ favorite lotions, bath soaps, cologne or perfume, or you would rather create a custom food basket of your loved ones favorite meats, cheeses chocolates or sauces; a gift basket balances practicality with custom personality and love.
Tablets & iPads— These all-in-one devices are in many ways tailored for seniors with their touch-screen technology and large print options. The social connection is important for elders, and you might be surprised how savvy your senior can be with a quick tutorial on both Kindle Fire and customizable iPads. Good for entertainment, medication management and brain-exercising fun, this impressive technology is an excellent option for an aging loved one.
Flannel Sheets or Kitchen and Bath Towels — Everyone can use new kitchen and bath towels. They are such a necessity of the every day life, and they wear out. Flannel sheets are the perfect remedy for cold nights. Adding monogrammed initials or patterns that compliment the home or apartment will only enhance this gift.
Grocery Store or Favorite Dining Venue Gift Certificates— These gifts not only allow the senior to cut expenses grocery shopping, but also give them an entertaining lunch or evening out for a special dining experience. Gift certificates for meal services offered at Senior Communities are also a great way to keep on giving. This gift helps prevent senior malnutrition; an epidemic that many are unaware of in the aging population.
Smartphone — Phones are not only important for keeping the social connection—a necessary ingredient for quality of life—but also are crucial for senior safety. Many smartphones of today offer large buttons, photo speed dial, visual rings and more.
Salon Gift Certificates — Many seniors, especially the ladies, enjoy a trip to the salon for haircuts, perms, sets, manicures, and pedicures. However, you might be surprised just how much a hair cut, close shave or a pedicure might perk up one of your senior male friends or relatives. Having someone else shampoo your hair is like getting a massage!
Kitchens Essentials Set— For seniors who struggle with arthritis or limited hand strength, custom kitchen sets that cater to these conditions can make a perfect gift. OXO GOOD GRIPS Kitchen sets and Arthritis Supplies both offer excellent ergonomic options.
Photobooks, Scrapbooks, Calendars, and Videos— Compiling memory books, scrapbooks, calendars, or videos is a nostalgic gift option that is sure to please. By gathering cherished photos, newspaper clippings, travel souvenirs, and other mementos and compiling them into a chronological art form; the senior in your life will have a tangible piece of his or her own heritage to hold onto and savor. Videos are great because you can customize music with your seniors’ favorite tunes.
Health Management and Fitness Options— It’s important to stay fit in all seasons of life, but especially crucial for seniors to help prevent loss of balance and ambulation, stroke, heart conditions and other common ailments that come with age. Meeting with a nutritionist, dietitian or naturopathic physician who specializes in senior health is an excellent idea to customize your loved ones’ health, nutrition and fitness plan. Often times these experts have excellent ideas to make food more enjoyable for seniors, helping to keep them both healthy and happy.
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