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Patricia Grace
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Senior Holiday Gift Ideas

Aging with Grace want you and your family to enjoy the holidays and make it a special time for our loved ones without feeling overwhelmed and drained. With this in mind, we are sharing our tried and true suggestions for great senior gifts this holiday season:

1. Senior Fast Food Holiday Basket which contains food items which are quick and easy for the senior and also fast and nutritious.

2. Health and Beauty Basket: an assortment of the vitamins that they may take on a regular basis, Tylenol, soaps, hand creams, shampoo, etc.

3. Pre-pay telephone and or cable bill for a few months. The payment will go as a credit on their bill.

4. Large face clocks or telephone with oversized keypads and adjustable volume (pre-programmed of course by a family member with all the most frequently called numbers.)

5. Gift certificates for the barber or hairdresser’s, neighborhood grocery store.

6. Memory Box filled with pictures and mementos of significant events in the senior’s life.

7. Home Safety Box with Batteries for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, night lights with built in sensors and don’t forget to include a supply of replacement bulbs.

8. Video tapes of old TV shows such as I Love Lucy, Carol Burnett, Golden Girls, Milton Berle or tapes of old movies. Lawrence Welk is always a big hit!

9. Dinner for One (or Two) Club: prepare several dinners complete with dessert, freeze and place in their freezer for their future use. Be sure to mark what is in each container.

10. Make a “Family Memory” video. This is a wonderful gift that reminds the receiver how much they mean to the family and a chance to thank them for all they have contributed over the years.

Of course the best gift we can give our loved ones (and ourselves) is meaningful time spent together. It only takes a moment to create a lasting memory.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, these are great suggestions. I wanted to share some brain healthy gift ideas for seniors- so you can give a gift that helps keep your loved one's mind sharp. http://www.positscience.com/blog/2009/11/20/brain-healthy-holiday-gift-guide/


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