Top Holiday Gifts for Elderly Friends and Family

Top Holiday Gifts for Elderly Friends and Family

Sometimes it’s hard to choose the right gift for an aging parent, grandparent or loved one. Here are some great holiday gift suggestions for seniors to help you this season.

Blankets and Throws: While this may sound obvious, you can’t go wrong with a cozy blanket or throw — and there are so many custom options available these days! A specially made quilt or a customized heartfelt photo throw makes it one of a kind. This is a gift option that will warm the soul along with the aging body.

Fashionable Compression Socks: There are fun and fashionable compression socks and tights to help your loved one’s circulation, put a spring in their step, and a smile on their face.

Tablet/iPad: These all-in-one devices are in many ways tailored for seniors with their touch-screen technology and large print options. Social connection is important for seniors, and you might be surprised by how savvy your senior loved one can be with a quick tutorial. There are even simplified tablets likeGrandPad – an excellent option for your aging loved one.

Smartphones for Seniors: Phones are not only important for keeping connected socially, but are also crucial for senior safety. Many smartphones offer large buttons, simple menus, voice typing and safety features.

Audiobooks: Many seniors who have always enjoyed reading may struggle to read as they age. This might be because vision deteriorates or holding a book for a long period is difficult. Audiobooks are a great way to bring “reading” back into your loved one’s life.

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