19 Fantastic Gift Ideas For Your Elderly Loved One This Year

December 7, 2018 0

Need some gift ideas for your elderly loved ones this year?

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In today’s post, I’ll be sharing nineteen different gift ideas that are suitable for your elderly loved one this year.

19 Gift Ideas For Your Elderly Loved One This Year

Audio Books/Audio Book Subscription

Does your loved one like to read but perhaps it has become harder for them to see? Help them discover new worlds of books through an audio book subscription.


An iPad or any other brand of tablet are an invention that are not going away any time soon. The ability to load it with useful apps and use it as a communication device may be a good reason why this is a good gift idea for elders.

Emergency alert system

If your elderly loved one doesn’t have an emergency alert system (an example would be the Life Alert system), this is a great gift idea. This is helpful if you live far away from your loved one and would love them to be able to alert someone immediately if they fell down and couldn’t get to a phone.

Voice controlled smart devices

Amazon Alexa and Google Home are still great gift ideas this season. You are able to program different instructions into these devices. This will be helpful if your elderly loved one has limited mobility.

Heated foot massage

Give your elderly loved one an in-home spa treatment with a portable, heated foot massage. Please note that this type of gift may not be advisable for people who have diabetes.

Facebook Portal

Facebook recently debuted their Portal device which is a hand-free calling video calling device. Place portal anywhere around your house and chat with your loved ones without having to hold it or even turn it in a particular direction.

Smokeless indoor grill

Have a loved one who likes to grill? This might be a fast indoor solution for them. Please be safe with such a device so that it does not become a fire hazard.

Gratitude/Journal Books

Get your loved one talking about what they are grateful for. Writing in a journal can be therapeutic and can become a historical family keepsake.

Paid for trips

Pay for a trip for your elderly loved one!

Gift card to their favorite restaurant

Where do they like to eat? Get them a gift card to the place.

Hand cream

The winter months are notoriously drier. Rich hand cream that is on hand is the solution to keeping skin nicely hydrated no matter the season.

Board games

Games keep our brains active and are a great tool for socializing.

At-home spa set

Right from home your elderly loved one will be able to pamper him or herself.

Barbecue Sauce Bucket

If you have a loved one who loves to grill, this could be the perfect gift for them.

Digital camera

Help them capture all the moments of life they want to capture. Perhaps photography is even a new skill they can pick up and learn.

Comfortable shoes

Nothing beats a pair of comfy shoes. Comfortable sneakers for walking around the house or orthotic shoes that help with a person’s health are great gifts to consider.

Stainless steel straws

Our environment is being poisoned by tons of plastic every single minute. One of the biggest culprits are plastic straws. Stainless steel straws on the other hand are friendly to the environment and will generate less waste than plastic. If you have an elderly loved one who uses straws, this is a great gift idea for them.

Pet toys

While buying gifts for them, don’t forget their pets.

Online learning subscription

Is your elderly loved one an avid learner? An online gift card or subscription to websites like Udemy, Coursera and Skillshare are a gift to consider for your avid learner.

Did any of these spark any thoughts for you?

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