It’s that time of year! The weather is getting cold(er) and families and friends are gathering to celebrate the holidays. If you have an older parent or grandparent, you may be having a tough time deciding on a gift that they will enjoy and use. If you’re stuck in a holiday shopping rut, read on for a few gift ideas for the senior in your life.
For Book Lovers
If your loved one enjoys reading, there are plenty of gift options! And those options go beyond another book off the shelf or specialty large-typeface books. An e-reader like a Kindle or Nook can make reading fun, and most have adjustable type size and lighting that is easy on the eyes. The best part, an e-reader puts a library of thousands of books right at their fingertips for instant (and easy) downloading. Or, if you know someone who loves literature, but wants something different, go for an audio book or audio book subscription service like Audible!
For Being Active
If you or your loved one is getting older, but loves being outdoors and remaining active, you can help them maintain that lifestyle. Golfing and gardening are popular hobbies among older, active adults, but arthritis and other joint pain can make those activities difficult. Bionic makes specialty gloves for those with arthritis pain who love to golf and garden. They will make a great gift for the active senior in your life.
Making a scrapbook of old photos or letters is a great gift for someone who enjoys looking back on the fun memories from their life. A unique idea is the LifeBio Memory Journal, which has hundreds of biography questions and space for writing answers. This form of journaling can get someone thinking about the memories they have made, and is a great outlet for those who love to write, but are not sure what to write about!
For Staying Warm
It’s getting cold outside, and for seniors, it may feel even colder! Warm-weather clothing, be it socks, a robe, gloves or mittens, are gifts that are sure to be put to good use. If you don’t want to guess or ask for someone’s clothes size, you could get him or her a warm blanket too! There are plenty of gifts out there to keep you or your loved one warm.
For Turning the Lost into the Found
It probably didn’t take long after the first time you drove a car to misplace your keys.. Getting older doesn’t make you exempt from losing track of household items once in a while. GPS trackers from Loc8tor can be used to find almost anything – keys, remotes, pets and even people! If we’re being honest, people of all ages could use one of these devices.
It’s just a start, but hopefully you have at least some idea of what gift to get for the senior in your life. At Professional Caretakers, our gift to seniors is quality in-home care, from reading to your loved one and finding misplaced items to taking care of the home and garden. Perhaps, most importantly, caregivers provide what may be the most important gift of all during the holidays: companionship.