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Make It a Holiday to Remember with These Great Gifts for Seniors

Are you still trying to decide on the perfect gift for a beloved parent, grandparent or other senior adult? If so, we’re here to help you finish your shopping!

Sending holiday gifts is a great way to show loved ones that you care, even if you can’t celebrate in person. Many seniors appreciate practical items they can use every day as part of an active lifestyle. They may treasure sentimental mementoes that recall time-honored traditions. Others will be delighted to receive fun gifts related to a favorite pastime. 

Hobbies and Games

Is your loved one passionate about a favorite hobby or topic? If so, they will be excited to receive a special gift that reflects that interest. For those with a green thumb, look for seed packets, gardening kits or tools. Nature lovers will enjoy outdoor accessories such as hiking poles or binoculars for viewing wildlife. Cookbooks filled with delicious new recipes are perfect for those who love spending time in the kitchen. 

Does your loved one have a creative bent? Craft materials from crocheting to woodworking make great gifts. Puzzles and games offer hours of fun along with healthy cognitive engagement. 

Wellness and Self Care

Many seniors will appreciate gifts that support a healthy, active lifestyle. There are many great options for helping your loved one keep moving while also enjoying a little relaxation.

Do you know a senior who loves to exercise? They may like getting a handy set of dumbbells or resistance bands. A new pair of sneakers provides foot support for endurance activities. Hydration packs and water bottles are great for promoting healthy exercise. 

When it’s time for your loved one to unwind, there are many gifts that help with rest and relaxation. Look for aromatherapy candles, calming teas or manual massage tools relieve tension after a busy day. Many seniors also enjoy self-care items like skin care products, soaps or grooming kits. 

Fashion & Home Decor 

You may be wary of purchasing clothing or shoes for a loved one if you don’t know their size. If that’s the case, there are a number of fashionable accessories that make excellent gifts. Jewelry is a perennial favorite that almost any recipient will appreciate. Good options include an elegant necklace, bracelet, earrings or cufflinks. Tasteful scarves, hats and gloves will help your loved one make a style statement while keeping warm during the winter months.

Many seniors enjoy receiving decor items for their home or apartment. A unique wall print is perfect or adding a creative touch. Throw blankets or pillows help your loved one stay comfortable while enhancing the look and feel of their living room. Finally, if you’re not sure what to buy, a gift card to your recipient’s favorite store or fashion brand lets them experience the joy of picking out a special item for themselves. 

Subscription Boxes

Suscription boxes are a popular gift that will last long after the decorations have gone into storage. Each month, your loved one will receive a new set of special items reminding them that you care. You can find subscription boxes filled with a variety of options ranging from the practical to the whimsical.

  • Food and beverage gifts include one-of-a-kind snacks, candies, coffees, teas, beer, wine or cheeses. 
  • Comfort and self-care subscriptions might include luxury soaps and skin care products, hats, socks or gloves. 
  • Engage the mind with delightful new puzzles, games or crafts each month. For the avid reader on your list, consider book or magazine subscriptions. 

We hope these ideas will help you find the perfect gift for an older adult in your life this holiday season. Are you or a loved one looking for information on active senior living? Reach out to the Terrace Retirement Community for an information packet or to schedule a tour. 

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