Your older loved ones can be difficult to buy for, particularly if they are curtailing or have minimized certain activities due to restricted mobility or health reasons. This Black Friday you can choose some amazing and useful gifts to convey your love and appreciation for your senior loved ones.
Here are a few Black Friday gift ideas worth considering for your senior loved one:
Regular Use Items
Recollect all the items of regular utility to your senior loved one. Gifting such simple yet utilitarian things like tissues napkins, small carry bag, favorite lotion, and soaps etc. can be useful and gratifying to them. Especially, if a loved one lives in an assisted living care, these modest items can actually seem valuable.
Medical tools like pill cutters and medical bottle openers are quite invaluable for seniors who have arthritis problem. Also, your senior loved one will be able to save themselves from the struggle of splitting a pill in half, as per the doctor prescription because a pill splitter is a really practical tool.
For a reminiscence of the good olden days, you can order Tiffany-style lamps that are an inexpensive, aesthetic, and practical gifting item. Your senior loved one will also adore the beautiful lilies or stained glass with intricate designs that will remind them of the Victorian era. Even the much sought after board games like Monopoly and Scrabble can be an ideal choice.
Warmth and Comfort
During old age, it’s difficult to have a properly regulated body temperature to stay warm. To help keep your senior loved one warm and cozy, get quality gloves and mufflers for them. Orthopedic pillows that relieve neck and back pain and assists in promoting sleep is another good gifting example.
Based on your senior loved one’s preferences for collectibles you can arrange for some unique collectibles like porcelain angels, Disney snow globes, shot glasses from across the globe or even coffee mugs. Some of these items can be procured while you are traveling around the year.
Sweet treat options such as the delectably sinful cheesecakes and desserts, brownie pops, or decorative cookie arrangements are pleasing, affordable for the last minute shoppers. For yummy treat choices to suit a health-conscious senior’s need, you can select a dishy healthy fruit bouquet.
A Memory Book
Many seniors may have framed or unframed photos of their family members around their homes. Over time, those frames collect dust and get cluttered. A great gift idea is to use all of these photos to create a memory book. Memory books are bound books that contain your photos. They can be created and customized through photo book companies found online. You can even place a handwritten note or include your senior loved one’s name inside to display your love and affection.
A Day Out on the Town
A senior loved one would perhaps appreciate it if you took them out for a lunch or dinner at a favorite restaurant. A movie or live performance can also be a perfect idea to spend time with an elderly adult. Time is one of the greatest gifts you can give, especially around the holidays. These are fantastic memories that can be captured and added to future memory books.
A Music Compilation
Your senior loved one may have some favorite tunes that can spark cherished memories. Use music to introduce them to new technologies. Collect their old music albums and tapes and convert them to CDs or digital audio files that can be handy for them to play on their headphones or other electronic devices. If necessary, take some time to show them how to use these new devices, that way they can enjoy their music in a whole new way.
A Hobby Basket
If your senior loved one finds pleasure in attending local arts and crafts events offered in their communities on a regular basis, prepare a basket of supplies for them to bring and show off. You can include anything they may need for the event. It can be a very enriching experience for your loved one to show their creative side.
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