If you’re looking for creative gift ideas for elderly parents, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some unique gifts that any aging family member would love to receive. Each of these gift ideas is both fun and thoughtful, making them the perfect present for your parents or grandparents this holiday season! Happy shopping!
Relaxation can be hard to come by for some of us, but it’s an important part of a healthy lifestyle. A massage pillow allows your parent to enjoy relaxation at home. As a bonus, massaging can help keep them healthy and in shape! Look for one that comes with heat packs or other features as well. Pro Tip: Make sure your parent wants one before you buy them one—massage pillows aren’t for everyone!
If you cook most of your meals, you might consider making a few extra and delivering them to your parent’s home once a week. This will not only save them time and money, but it will also provide plenty of opportunities for some heart-to-heart talks over a delicious meal! If cooking isn’t your thing, there are services available in most major cities that deliver home-cooked meals to Golden-age adults all year round.
What better way to show your elderly parent that you love them than to gift them with a movie? A DVD player can be bought at most major electronics stores, but if you want to save some money, buy one at a thrift store or find someone who has one you can borrow. Purchase classic films and comedies made before 1965 (when color was introduced) and get ready for some fun memories. You might even catch something new.
Digital Photo Frames
It can be hard to keep in touch with elderly parents who may have a house far away. Make sure they don’t miss out on any of your family moments by gifting them a digital photo frame. This not only allows them to display their favorite photos but also keeps your family history alive for years to come.
One of the main ways to stimulate elderly minds is through games and activities. One example of such a game is Pictureka!, a trivia game that challenges players to match items on an oversized card with pictures on their cards (or vice versa). This keeps mental faculties sharp and provides enjoyment for those playing and their caregivers. Other examples include Trivial Pursuit, Mahjongg, or any other age-appropriate trivia games or puzzles.
Lawn care is one of those things we don’t always think to give our parents, especially when they are in their golden years. Maybe it’s because there isn’t much of a point (they won’t be out mowing), or maybe it doesn’t seem fun enough, but taking care of their lawn (if they have one) can make a huge difference in their lives.
Motion Activated Lighting
First, realize that the elderly do not necessarily mean old. Elderly simply means people whose physical ability is not what it used to be. The great thing about gifts for Golden-age adults is that they don’t have to be expensive and complicated; in fact, something as simple as a motion-activated light can make their life much easier.
Sleep is something most of us take for granted. Our grandparents, however, may have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep—but a good sleep machine can change that.