Gifts for seniors, parents, and grandparents is very difficult at times. Gifts for seniors is especially hard since they usually have everything that they need.
Let me assist you in finding some great gifts for seniors and the loved ones in your life.
Below are some suggestions to help you get on the right path. I used Amazon for all of my gift ideas. They usually have the best prices and the best selection.
I hope this is a useful post for you. I know how stressful it can be looking for gifts around the holidays and Black Friday.
Well-Being and Health
As we age it becomes more and more important to begin eating well. That’s why I recommend The Healthy Seniors Cookbook: Ideal Meals and Menus for People Over Sixty (or Any Age). You’ll find 190 great recipes that nutritious and healthy for seniors.
Another great cookbook for seniors is the The Senior Gourmet: 200 Easy to Make Recipes for the Senior Who Wants to Prepare Fresh and Healthy Meals. These two cookbooks will allow the grandparents and other seniors in your life to continue to eat healthy.
These are great gifts for seniors who are difficult to shop for during the holidays.
Elevating Mood and Over-All Health
The elderly, and people who are bed-ridden don’t always get enough natural light. The NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp helps to alleviate these issues.
This lamp will give seniors body’s the ability to produce vitamin D which will boost their well being. The lamp tricks the body into thinking that it’s outside in the sun. This is great for seniors that aren’t able to go outside on a regular basis.
Not all light therapy lamps are going to create vitamin D production. The NautreBright SunTouch Lamp does because it gives of 10,000 lux of light. This means that the lamp mimics the sun without having to be outside.
A overcast day gives off about 1,500 lux and a sunny day can give off up to 100,000 lux. This lamp gives off the perfect amount to help stimulate vitamin D.
I’ve been reading a lot about the mattresses that you can order online. I was skeptical at first but after visiting a friend that purchased one my opinion changed.
Seniors, like most of us spend a lot of time in bed. Why not get them the gift of a good nights sleep this holiday season. My top pick is the Casper Sleep Memory Foam Mattress .
It’s not the cheapest mattress you can buy online but it has the best ratings at 4.3 out of 5 stars. Casper also offers impecable customer service. If there are any issues with your mattress they will take care of it.
Remember, if you buy a mattress for a senior in your life know that you will probably need to help them. These mattresses are not light and they will need help placing them in their room.
The Casper mattress offers a 100 night trial so if they don’t like it, you can return it. If you worry about your loved ones sleep purchase one today!
I’ve written in length about walking canes that will help seniors get around. I’ll add the links to my articles in here.
If you haven’t read my reviews on these canes give them a look if you are thinking about purchasing one.
- This one is about the stylish Brazos Wooden cane that is durable and handcrafted.
- If you need a cane that is easily folded when needed I recommend this cane by Vive.
- Canes are not always able to handle uneven sidewalks. The Hugo Mobility Quadpod cane helps you get anywhere you need to go.
- This is another great cane by Vive. It’s a quad cane, so it’s very stable and is best for seniors with serious mobility issues. Check it out here.
- The Nova SurgarCane comes in a couple great colors that helps distinguish itself from others. If you want a stylish can check it out here.
- This is my favorite cane on my list. It’s the HurryCane, and has great reviews and after trying it out I agree. It has a T-handle and a 3 pod base that pivots as you walk. Check it out here.
Another great gift for seniors with mobility issues is the Drive Medical Scout Compact Travel Power Scooter.
This scooter can go up to 4.25 mph and run for up to 9 miles. If you want to give a great gift for someone that still wants to get out of the house then this is it!
It needs to be plugged in to charge after each use to keep it ready. You may have to build a walkway for your loved one. However, seeing a senior able to still get out of the house is worth it.
This purchase isn’t cheap but is cheaper than other scooters on the market. The Drive Medical Scout Scooter has a 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon!
You do have to assemble this scooter but you can assemble it as part of your gift. Think of it as 2 gifts in one! The good news is that this scooter is easily assembled and comes with a great instruction manual.
Fun & Entertainment
For the Curious Senior
A great gift idea for a senior who always love learning is the Amazon Echo. This device is perfect for answering questions like, what is the temperature outside?
I ask my Echo this exact question on a daily basis. If a loved one is lonely at home sometimes the Echo can be used to ask questions to simulate a conversation.
The Echo is easily installed by plugging it into an electrical outlet. You will need to download an application on your phone or your loved ones phone. Once that is done the set up is really easy.
The Echo can tell jokes or even set a timer for you. This is a great gift for seniors that get bored and want their questions answered immediately.
Get an Amazon Echo today if you know a senior that stays curious!
Another great idea for the curious one your list is the National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America. If they love to be outside this book could be the beginning of a great hobby.
A lot of elderly people fall in love with birding. It’s a low impact activity that can be done from their backyard. However, if they really enjoy looking at birds they can take a walk around the neighborhood with some binoculars.
Depending on where you live, you can find birds from many species on a daily basis. Add a bird feeder to their backyard to entice the birds to come in closer. Once they are close watch your loved one enjoy their company on a daily basis.
I’m going to attach some links below here to allow you to easily find all of the items I discussed above.
Leave a comment if you found this post useful. I plan on creating some other gift idea posts for the seniors in your life. Stay Tuned! Click on any of the above links to help you find this years perfect holiday gift.