The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start compiling gift ideas for everyone on your list. It can be challenging, especially when shopping for senior loved ones. What do you get someone who asks for nothing? Let me help! Below are six gifts perfect for senior loved ones.
Adult Coloring Books
Coloring books for adults have skyrocketed in popularity in the past twelve months. These books are a great way to relieve stress or anxiety and can benefit fine motor skills. They are great to do with a group of friends or alone. Pricing varies, but most books are $15 or less and can be purchased on Amazon.com. Throw in a pack of assorted colored pencils and you have a great gift under $35.
Favorite Team DVD sets
Is your senior a die-hard fan of a particular school or pro sports team? Then I recommend ordering a DVD or DVD series highlighting their favorite team’s greatest years, games, or players. My grandfather was a die-hard Nebraska Cornhusker football fan. As he got older and homebound, we ordered DVDs featuring Nebraska’s best football teams. They were a hit and totally unexpected! Depending on the school or team, the best place to purchase DVDs is on official team websites or by searching Amazon.com.
Keurig K10 MINI Plus Brewing System
The Keurig K10 model is easy to use and perfect for a one or two person household. If your senior is like me, a cup (or two) of coffee is a must in the morning. Keurig systems are great because they allow you to have your desired amount of cups without having to pour the remaining coffee down the drain. They are also incredibly versatile by allowing you to make a cup of cocoa, tea, and soup. It can be purchased at Keurig.com and costs $99.99.
Framed Family Picture
When was the last time you had a professional photographer take a picture of your family? Maybe now is the time?!?! I can still remember the time we surprised my grandmother with framed pictures of her kids and the grandchildren. This gift idea may seem simple, but it’s a guaranteed win! There is nothing grandparents enjoy more than talking about their family to others and a picture provides this opportunity when they have visitors.
For many seniors, a walk is part of their daily routine. A fitbit is a great present for walkers because it allows them to track steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes effortlessly. It’s also a great gift for seniors who need to be more active. It allows them to set daily goals and notifies them when they have been achieved. They can clip it to a pocket or belt so it can be as discreet or visible as they desire. The Zip costs $59.95 and can be purchased at Fitbit.com.
Senior Care Box
Senior Care Boxes are monthly care packages specifically for senior loved ones. The packages contain five or more thoughtfully selected products. Examples include puzzles, home decor, old-fashioned candy, skin care products, and tea bags. Also, each package includes a postcard size historic picture and a return postcard with postage. Your senior loved one is encouraged to send Senior Care Box memories relating to the picture to be shared on their Reminisce Blog and in next month’s box with other submitted stories from around the country. Monthly subscriptions start as low as $25.