Gift ideas for elderly loved ones.

Have you ever been stuck with what to get someone for Christmas?


You don’t want to waste money on buying someone a present for the sake of it and want to get them a present they will appreciate. Searching for a present that will make their lives healthier, easier or more fun will definitely bring a smile to their face - even those hard-to-buy-for people who already have everything!


Don’t fear! We have 10 gift ideas below to help you find that perfect present and make them feel extra special.


1) Brain games—Puzzles and games that engage the brain offer numerous health benefits for elderly men and women. Crossword puzzles, word searches, and sudoku books make great gifts for seniors who enjoy a mental challenge. You could even include a personalized pencil for an extra special touch.
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2) Non-slip socks—How about a gift that combines fashion and function? Socks with rubber grips on the bottom can keep an older person's feet toasty warm while also preventing falls. You have your choice of a huge range of colours and styles, including some aimed at men.
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3) Boot jack—Anyone who trudges through muddy fields or putters in the garden (or anyone who struggles with bending over) may appreciate a boot jack that makes it easy to take off boots and other footwear when coming into the house.
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4) Big button universal remote—A channel changer with large, easy-to-find buttons that works with all major televisions and digital boxes. This could be one of the most useful gifts this year. You may want to go the extra mile and pre-program it to their system so that they can start using it right out of the box.
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5) Eyeglass holder—You can get practical eyeglass holders that are lined with plush to keep spectacles safe, or you can go for fun designs shaped like cats or owls. They're inexpensive enough that you could even buy a few different ones and place them in strategic locations around the house.
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6) Massage pillow—Nothing soothes an aching back or neck like a warm massage. A heated massage pillow that attaches to an armchair can bring welcome relief to an elderly family member or friend who experiences the normal aches and pains that come with getting older.
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7) Day clock—Having a clock that displays the date, day of the week, and time of day along with the hour can be a great way for seniors dealing with dementia or memory issues to orient themselves. Most so-called "Alzheimer's clock" models have extra large displays for easy viewing, and some also allow you to adjust the dimness level.
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8) Ancestry.com membership—Many elderly people are very interested in documenting their family histories. A membership to an online service like Ancestry.com can guide your gift recipient through their genealogy research and help them fill out the branches in their family tree.
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9) Light therapy lamp—The dark days of winter can be enough to drag anyone down, but a lamp that mimics natural outdoor light can help brighten your loved one's day. Light therapy lamps can also be ideal for mobility-challenged seniors who find it hard to get outdoors.
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10) Charitable donation in their name—For people who really don't need any more stuff, a donation in their name to a charity you know they support can be the most meaningful gift they receive. You could also donate your time to the charity instead of your money and tell the gift recipient that your labours were done in their honour.

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