It’s that time of year again! The air is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and all of the world is searching for that perfect gift!
For many, it can be difficult finding the special something for loved ones this holiday season. This is especially true if you’re looking for something for an elderly friend or family member. Thus, if you are uncertain what to get your aging loved one, here are a few simple gift ideas!
In these times, you can never have too many masks! Whether your loved one is meeting with a home health aide, personal care physician, or beloved friend, they’re going to need some masks.
Look for a mask that will speak to your loved one’s sense of style. You can get one with a favorite artist, sports team, or beloved pet. You can even go the extra mile and monogram their mask with their initials!
Stay at Home in Comfort
If your loved one is currently sheltering at home, why not get them something to stay at home in style? Comfy indoor slippers are wonderful for aging feet.
When looking for slippers, make certain to look for shoes with a non-slip sole. It also helps to take into account your loved ones medical needs. They may need accommodations for a prescription, allergy, or even relief for an aching bunion. You can coordinate with their primary caregiver or home health aide to figure out what shoe would best fit their needs!
A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
Another great gift for a senior is anything that includes photos of loved ones. This could be a scrapbook, a professionally framed photo, or personalized fridge magnet! With a photo of you, your loved one can feel close to you even when you are far apart.
For those seniors living with Alzheimer’s, a photo book can double as a centering item as well as a thoughtful gift.
Something From the Heart
When gifting for the holiday season, nothing beats the joy of receiving a homemade gift. This is especially true when it comes from a beloved grandchild, niece, or nephew. If the grandchildren have spent the majority of the year distanced from grandma and grandpa, why not make a gift to make up for the distance?
Have your child craft something for grandpa, such as a handmade ornament or self-portrait. This will provide a fun activity for your child and a great gift for your aging loved one!
You can always reach out to a nursing agency to get more information.