Holiday shopping for loved ones can be difficult, especially when it comes to older adults in your life. But the holidays are about thoughtfulness and a meaningful gift no matter how small, can make a big difference to them now more than ever.Feeling stuck on what to get? Use this gift guide to help you find the perfect present for that special someone.
Tech The Halls
Tablets. Fitness trackers. E-readers. With new tools and technology coming out daily, seniors and older adults have more access than ever to tools that can help make life a little easier and more enjoyable. And while Black Friday might boast some of the season’s best deals, more and more stores - online and off - are holding special sales at times you may not expect it. So keep a lookout for the gadgets on your loved one’s list because you’ll likely find something for everyone—and everything.
Plant Some Cheer
When it comes to places and spaces, a little green goes a long way. Aside from the air purifying properties plants provide, they are also proven in relieving stress and anxiety, which may be essential for seniors who are experiencing major transitions or changes in physical health. The best part is that they provide an easy and affordable way to spruce up any space. Not sure where to start? Try your local nursery or, if you’re looking for something to ship, try Amazon, which now carries a wide selection of house plants.
For seniors, the gift of a precious moment in time can make the best gift of all. Whether you’re looking to keep things simple with a photo and frame or thinking bigger with a canvas or personalized print, there are tons of apps and online shops that make photo gifting fast and easy. Thinking about getting more creative? Trigger some nostalgia with this Kodak Printomatic Instant Print Camera that allows you to snap and see without missing a moment.
Sign, Seal, Subscribe
A surprise in the mail makes anyone feel good. So if you’re feeling uninspired, consider a monthly subscription to something they’ll actually use, or really appreciate. From to beauty buys and books, there’s a subscription or delivery service for almost every taste and interest.
Stir Up A Treat
Bringing over a home-cooked meal, or inviting some guests to share a meal is always welcome. For older adults, healthy meals can play a vital role in maintaining their health. Since many older adults are homebound, or don't have transportation to a grocery store, they would be delighted to receive meals. In fact, when seniors return home from hospital, it may be difficult for them to prepare meals for themselves. You may want to remind them to check their health plan to see if they quality for a home-delivered meals program, or go here for more information!
This year, think beyond the pajama set and candles and consider what your senior loved ones need the most, even if it’s just a smile!