Five Great Gifts for Seniors

The holidays are upon us, but these gifts are a great idea for seniors at any time of the year. Be it for a family member, friend, or a special gift for yourself, check out our top gifts for seniors below.

1) Large Print Reading Materials. As we age, it becomes harder to read the small print found in many books and magazines, and this can be especially hard for the book lovers among us. So consider giving a large print edition of a favorite book. Amazon has nearly 250,000 Large Print Books in stock, so you are likely to find one there online, but you also might want to check out the selections at your local books store. Another good option is also considering purchasing an audio version of a favorite book, so they can listen to it instead of reading it.

2) The Gift of Warmth. Seniors are also particularly susceptible to the cold, and gifts that warm the body such as electric blankets, slipper socks and snuggies will help them keep warm and will be much appreciated.

3) Gift Certificates. As many seniors live on a budget, a gift certificate to a favorite store or restaurant is often a great idea. Although gift certificates may seem impersonal to some, they are often really appreciated and useful as well.


4) Independent Living Aids. Help make your senior’s life easier with one of the many independent living products designed for today’s modern seniors. These can be anything from magnifiers or talking calculators to senior friendly mobile phones, scooters and much more.

5) A Hobby Gift Basket. Does your loved one have a special hobby they enjoy to do? If so, consider creating a gift basked full of small gifts related to that interest. For example, do they love to knit or crochet? If so, fill a basket with yarn, knitting needles and patterns. Are they a gardener? How about a basket full of seeds, gardening tools and small clay pots.

With a little thought and a lot of love, you can easily come up with a great gift for the favorite senior in your life!

About Susan Day

Susan Day is a mother to two beautiful daughters and a grandmother to one adorable five year old boy. She is determined to live an active, happy life well beyond here current 70 years of age!