Giving Back: 20 Gifts for the Elderly Who Have Given You So Much
Choosing thoughtful presents for elderly family members can occasionally feel difficult because everyone has different likes, dislikes, and hobbies. A considerate present, on the other hand, shows them that you’re thinking of them and may even be capable of treating them to something they’d adore but wouldn’t buy for themselves.
Ask any elderly what they would like to receive as a gift and they would say that they don’t require anything. But there is a reason which demands you to be buying something for them. We’d be happy to provide you with some assistance in coming up with the ideal presents for senior parents, grandparents, or other older loved ones.
List of best 20 gifts for elderly
Here are a few good gifts for elderly people that might help you to surprise them with the best gift.
This is a gift which will make both the gift sender and the recipient nostalgic but it is also one of the cool gifts for the elderly. You can take photos of old albums and digitize them. The digital photo frame can be connected to an SD card or a USB flash drive for accessing and sharing photos. The true colour TFT LCD has a high resolution which displays high-quality images. Photos are displayed in a slideshow which can be configured for selecting the display and transition mode. When the frame is switched on, the photo slideshow begins automatically. This photo frame will help to rekindle all the wonderful memories that a senior has spent in their past. They can place the frame at any of their favourite corners of the house where they would love to look at the photos every day.
- Good image quality
- 17-inch screen
- Photo timer
This is a family tree photo album with a twist. It is a wall sticker which is very easy to apply but we suggest you decorate a wall and then call your senior to give them a big surprise. The self-adhesive vinyl sticker has a matte finish and it is very easy to apply. You just have to peel and stick just like any sticker. The stickers are made with premium water-proof material which can last from four to seven years. The sticker can be put on any kind of smooth surface – wall, plastic, tiles, glass or closet. The wallpaper will be packed in a hard paper tube to ensure it’s delivered in perfect condition. A DIY manual will also be sent. When the wall sticker will be stuck on the wall with photos of the family stuck in the rectangular frames, it will add to the ambience and mood of any room.
- Easy to apply and remove stickers
- Frames of different sizes
This is for the stargazers in your life. If you know an elderly person interested in astronomy or a lovely senior couple whose romance doesn’t seem to fade away, you can name a star for them. But ensure that they understand that it is a symbolic gift and they do not get actual ownership over any star. After you make the payment, you will be sent a link to the online form which will help to customize your gift. The registration certificate that will be sent will be printed on premium quality glossy photo paper and there will be a perspex silver frame.
This gift will be a lovely keepsake for the recipient who will cherish it for eternity. There will be a supplementary booklet for star lovers to know more about the stars and the universe and a CD having 3 home planetarium and stargazing software solutions.
- Contains membership letter
- A poster with a 3D image of the chosen star
- Named stars can be looked at online too
It is difficult to find any senior who doesn’t appreciate getting flowers. A fresh bouquet will be the ideal gift for many whatever the occasion. A delivery of fresh flowers is going to delight them and will not fail to make them smile. There will be no vase but the bouquet will be delivered in a decorative gift box. There will be 18 stems in the Charming Bouquet having a mix of Charmelia, Spray Roses, Alstroemeria, Poms, Dianthus and Foliage. The flowers are packed in the budding stage which blooms in 2 or 3 days so that the recipient gets to see a perfect bouquet and not wilting flowers.
- 18 stems of assorted flowers
- Hand-picked flowers directly from the farm
- Includes a small card
A tea gift is a simple but sophisticated gift. It is a thoughtful one for your senior tea-loving friend. You can arrange a tea party using this pack and celebrate a festival with them. There are 66 teabags in the pack consisting of 8 different blends of tea so it is a wonderful way to make someone try out different kinds of tea which they have not yet drank. There are tea bags of Earl Grey, Pure Camomile, English Breakfast, Green Tea Jasmine, Lemon Tea, Green Tea & Mint, Green Tea Lemon & Honey and Pure Green Tea. All the green tea sachets make it healthy and a great gift for the elders.
- Teas from all over the world
- 66 sachets
- Premium gift box
A portable folding picnic table is a great gift option for those old men and women who love picnics. It will also provide them with a stylish and easy way to arrange food and drinks. They can use the aluminium table when they want to have a small get-together with their friends and spend some quality time. Other than an outdoor picnic, this multipurpose table can be used as a study table, camping, family gatherings and barbecues. Aluminium alloy and MDF has been used to make this water-proof table which is also anti-mildew and anti-rust and provides resistance to corrosion and high temperature.
- Foldable into a suitcase style
- Easily portable
- 3 Adjustable heights
If you want a useful gift for somebody, the easiest one you can send is a gift card. This is a gift which is suited for every budget because you can send a card worth any amount you want. If you do not want to go for the ready-made with the 10, 25 or 50 dollars worth of gift cards, you have the option to enter the desired amount. There are also 6 envelope designs to choose from. One can scan the gift card with their mobile or tablet and redeem it via the Amazon app. The gift card will be fixed inside the mini envelope which opens up flat to show the card. It can be used to buy almost anything from the vast variety of things available on the website.
- No fees
- No expiration date
This is a beauty product which your loved ones will be really happy about once they have tried it. The special natural lotion provides intense moisturization. Though it is best for dry skin, it is also suitable for any skin type. As we age our skin ages too and becomes drier than earlier. So this body lotion will be beneficial for any senior person. Not only coffee and cocoa but this product has also been infused with the goodness of shea butter and olive oil. It is good for hot summers when the skin gets dehydrated and also cold winters when even oily skin becomes dry. It has been dermatologically tested and is free from sulfates, parabens, petroleum, SLS, colours and artificial preservatives.
- Natural ingredients
- No parabens or toxins
If you have been looking for a gift which will make an elderly person’s life more comfortable, you could give them this motion-activated night light which can be used anywhere. In places where a lamp doesn’t work, this light can be used for brightening those areas. It is a good way of minimizing the risk of falling. It can be used in the bathroom, corridor, kitchen, hallway, stairway or anywhere where some guide night light is required. The night light when plugged in automatically lights up when it detects any movement within a range of 3 meters and an angle of 120 degrees. When no more movement can be detected, it turns off after 30 seconds.
- Soft, glare-free light
- Safe way to find the way at night
- Less energy consumption
Another useful gift for elderly parents is this daily planner which is designed with a touch of humour. Whatever age you are, in all probability you forget things now and then as a result of leading a stressful life. For elderly parents, becoming forgetful is quite natural. If they live alone and you are continuously stressed about them missing out on things to be done by them, consider this gift. You can alleviate your stress and also make them plan their daily life better and also have a sense of satisfaction after completing all the things that needed to be done. They can write down their scheduled appointments, numbers to contact when necessary, what errands they have to do etc.
- Daily to-do pad
- With check-boxes
- Fun time-management tool to get things done
If you had DIY gifts for the elderly in mind then this oil painting kit is just perfect. The paint-by-number kit can be done by a beginner of any age, a child or a senior. Along with a big canvas and paint brushes, one set of eco-friendly acrylic colours is also included in the kit. Art is almost therapeutic and can relax the mind, so the recipient will feel calm while painting. The canvas is a pre-printed textured canvas which can be painted easily. If it is a gift for a retired person, it will give them something to do and maybe take painting up as a hobby which will productively occupy them. The non-toxic acrylic colours will not harm their skin and will make the canvas look bright with its superior pigmentation.
- No basic painting skills needed
- Eco-friendly non-toxic colours
- Relaxing and stress-relieving gift
If it is your parent’s anniversary and you want small gifts for the elderly because they like simple things, then this set of coffee mugs is a small and simple way of reminding them how special they are to you. Tell them how lucky you feel to have them as your parents through your gift. The mugs have been specially designed for parents. They are delivered in presentable boxes and safely packed with thermocol protection.
- 330 ml capacity
- Microwave safe
- Easy to wash
Another gift which can make the life of elders comfortable is a perfect cushion like this. Back pain is an unavoidable issue of old age and this cushion helps in reducing the ache. It can provide relief for anyone suffering from hip pain too. The cushion comes with a removable cover. Two layers of high-density orthopaedic foam and an inner layer of therapeutic comfort gel sets this apart from all other regular foam cushions. The special design keeps the hipbone away from the seat while providing a comfortable seat that provides a lot of relief.
- Easy to carry
- Triple-layer design
- Eases pressure on the tailbone
If you are keen on giving a technology gift but one for which you don’t have to spend a lot of money, then a headphone is a good bet because anyone can use an extra pair of headphones. Headphones are not only for listening to music but also to stay connected through calls. Elderly people generally do both, listening to music and calling to talk with people to spend their time. So a good pair of earphones will be very appreciated by them. The headphone has a built-in mic and passive noise isolation so that they face no difficulty in hearing during calls.
- Crystal clear sound with enhanced bass
- 3 pairs of ear tips of different sizes
- In-line remote
Another inevitable part of old age is having to consume pills, which is why this pill organizer is a small but thoughtful gift for any elderly person for whom it is a bit difficult to remember to take the required pills on time. There are 7 boxes, one for each day and each box has 3 compartments so that pills can be kept according to the time when they should be taken. The printings on the boxes have gone through rigorous testing to ensure they don’t get rubbed off, so the boxes can be used for a very long time.
- A great gift to give
- Magnetic button
- 7 colourful boxes with icons printed
A crafty gift can help a senior explore their creative side. A colouring book has been proven to be a source of relaxation for many elderly people. The drawings in the book are unique as they are not stock images but independent artists have designed them, especially for the book. The pages have printing on only one side so that once the colouring of a page is completed, it can be taken off and used for decoration or however the recipient wants to. The black page stops colours from bleeding through.
- Easy large prints
- Sweet Home theme
- For peace, relaxation and stress relief
One of the fun gifts for elderly people is an activity book like this which will be a little challenging but still easy for them. Books like this help to maintain memory and focus. It is specially made for seniors who are unfortunately facing cognitive decline. There are simple picture puzzles, colouring pages and word searches. There are 110 pages so the book can keep them engaged for days. The easy activities included in the book are spotting the odd one out, finding the stars, colouring pages, mazes, finding the difference and word searches. Some of the great features of the book are large prints, simple tips, simple answer sections, and good-quality paper.
- For people having cognitive decline
One of the top gifts for elderly parents or grandparents is a care package for seniors. All the products of this care package have been hand-picked. The carefully put-together things are traditional and aimed at removing boredom from their regular lives. The manufacturers wish to take the seniors back to the good old days with their care packages.
- Includes a ceramic mug
- Features many snacks
Looking for an appropriate gift for your still very stylish granny? This fleece cape is just the right gift for a fashionable woman like her. It is made with polyester and can be machine washed without any hassle. There is no closure system so she can wrap it around her easily in any style she wants to. The cape will look good with any kind of clothing and as it is made with super-soft fleece, it is perfect for all the seasons whenever it gets a little colder. It can be worn indoors or while stepping out. The Wedgwood blue fleece cape has hidden pockets on the inside where she can keep her keys, mobile or wallet or just use them to warm her hands.
- Luxurious mink fleece cape
- 100% polyester
- Hidden pockets
A useful gift for seniors is a clock with an extra large screen that shows the date, time etc. so that ones with weak or failing eyesight can see too. The mahogany colour looks very classy and will complement the decor of any room. The clock has a battery backup and 4 alarm options. It makes for a great gift for elderly people as any word related to memory loss has been carefully avoided but the clock will help them to remember whether it is daytime or not, along with which day it is and the time, and of course the date. No abbreviations have been used so that there is no confusion and the high resolution will display everything in large clear letters. The battery backup helps the clock automatically reset to the correct time and date when the power connection is resumed.
- Alarm function
- Multi-colour display option
- Large clear letters
We are sure the above-listed gifts are going to thrill any senior you intend to buy a gift for. These items make the perfect gift for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or just because you want to remind them that you love them a lot and care for them. All kinds of gift ideas have been included- from activity books to motion sensor lights, from tea gifts to picnic tables.
The gifts are also suitable for any budget. There are gifts which require a little splurging on your behalf to simple and sweet gifts which don’t require you to spend a lot but are meaningful. Our elderly loved ones will indeed be happy enough to just receive a greeting card but as we all are going through a difficult time, a gift can cheer their spirits up.
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