12 Days of Holiday Gift Guide for Elderly
Looking for the perfect gift for your aging loved one? Search no more!
We’ve compiled a list of holiday gifts for seniors with a play on the 12 days of Christmas. Our comprehensive list has gifts that are thoughtful, practical and will improve any older adult’s life.
Digital Photo Frame
Aluratek 10.1” Digital Photo Frame ($119.00 Best Buy)
This digital photo frame is perfect for family who live far from their aging loved one. Send photos to the frame directly from your phone!
A great way to share memories with your loved ones even if you’re living in a different state.
Micca 7” Digital Frame with High-Resolution LCD Screen ($54.99 Amazon)
If you’re looking for something slightly less expensive, you could go with this digital photo frame. However, you are not able to share photos over wifi or an app with this model. But there is a built-in calendar and clock display. Photos are uploaded from a SD card or USB.
Home Security Camera
Mini Wireless Home Camera Security ($32.88 Amazon)
A great way to keep an eye on elderly and make sure they’re safe while you’re away! This very affordable safety product is equipped with everything you need: adjustable motion detection, email alert, remote monitoring, night vision and 2-way audio.
Give the Gift of Love
The absolute Best Care (Priceless / In Home Care Solutions)
Don’t miss out on our holiday specials for your aging loved ones! Enjoy our holiday savings (Spend $500 and receive $50 free) or hire a holiday helper to make this holiday season the best one ever for a special elderly someone.
A Gift of Comfort & Warmth
Electric Heated Blanket ($46.80 Amazon)
Made from luxurious micro plush fabric so it’s incredibly soft and cozy… and machine washable! It automatically responds to body, bed, or room temperature changes.
Wheel Chair Lap Blanket ($19.99 Amazon)
A very practical gift for anyone in a wheelchair. This blanket is lightweight and straps securely to any chair.
Gift Certificate to a Salon or Favorite Restaurant
Geriatric Massage in Orange County (Prices Vary)
Give the gift of relaxation and treat them to a day at the spa, salon or their favorite restaurant. Not all massage therapists and spas advertise geriatric massages, but if you call ahead they might be able to accommodate your request.
Medication Management Devices
MedMinder (monthly subscription)
A digital pill dispenser. An adult child fills the medicine tray, then programs the schedule online, and can check whether Dad has complied. At pill time, the dispenser flashes — and a version that will unlock as well. Forget? The gadget beeps, and will be followed up by a prerecorded message in a family member’s voice; Still not taking them? They get a call and the child is notified.
Reminder Rosie ($99.95 Best Alzheimer’s Products)
Reminder Rosie offers up to 25 personalized spoken reminders from caregivers, loved ones & family members as a simple solution for improving task compliance in day-to-day living and assisting aging loved one.
Gifts for Elderly with Alzheimer’s: Aromatherapy & Essential Oils
Aroma Ace Aromatherapy Diffuser ($129 Best Products Alzheimer’s)
There is now considerable evidence that certain essential oils have a positive, therapeutic effect when used by people who have Alzheimer’s.
Gifts for loved ones with Arthritis
Arthritis Gift Guide (Prices Vary)
Most probably don’t think twice about, but many everyday activities can be incredibly painful for someone suffering from arthritis. The good news is! – There are several tools to ease pain and make life easier. We couldn’t choose just one so here’s a great gift guide for someone living with Arthritis.
This list covers everything– from gardening & cooking tools, audio books or an electric wine/bottle opener to gifts for him like a custom golf grip!
Practical Gifts & Stocking Stuffers
Grabber ($19.99 Bed Bath & Beyond)
Reading Magnify Glass ($13.99 Amazon)
Large Print Crossword Puzzle Books ($24 for 24 books Dollar Tree)
Beautiful Coloring Books ($10.39 Target)
Coloring is a creative outlet and way to relieve stress. We recommend Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer’s & People Who Love Them. This coloring book is an innovative book filled with both information and inspiration.
Give a (Toy) Pet Companion
Joy for All Pup ($113.99 / Best Alzheimer’s Products)
This golden retriever pup is bound to bring joy and companionship to those who encounter it. It looks, feels, and sounds like a real dog.
Give a Thoughtful/Useful Gift Basket
Gift Baskets (Prices Vary)
Lottery Scratch Offs or Casino Chips
These make for great stocking stuffers! I don’t know but many of my aging loved ones love to play the slot machines at the casino. And who doesn’t like to try their luck and maybe win some money on a scratch off ticket?!
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