Finding great gift ideas for seniors can be hard to do. Often they have everything they need, or they are in the process of downsizing and don’t need more ‘stuff’. So what do you get for the older adults in your life when you don’t know what to get?
I’ve put together a list of 3 types of gifts you can purchase for the older adult in your life.
5 Great Experience Gift Ideas for Seniors
1. Give the gift of a year membership to their favorite attraction or senior centre ($30+)
2. Give the gift of guest meal tickets at their residence or favorite restaurant gift cards so they can invite friends to dine with them for free. ($15+)
3. Give the gift of a class for art, yoga, or other special interest – and go with them
4. Give the gift of an outing or trip to enjoy with them
5. Give the gift of membership to a City of Edmonton recreation centre.
5 Great Helper Gift Ideas for Seniors
1. Give the gift of snow removal or yard management services : I have never had someone complain about these services being helped out with!
2. Give the gift of pre-cooked meals : You can prepare some meals, purchase Meals on Wheels or another home delivery service.
3. Give the gift of housekeeping services : Help out for a deep clean or weekly services
4. Give the gift of downsizing/organizing services : Need the basement decluttered or the house better oranized to age in place? A professional organizer can help get your loved one on the right track.
5. Give the gift of bus passes or taxi vouchers to make it easy for them to get to their favorite events
5 Great Electronic Gift Ideas for Seniors
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1. Apple Ipad : a great way to easily check email and keep connected with Facetime
2. Essential Oil Diffuser ($43+) : not only does the cool mist humidify a room but using essential oils can help with those having trouble sleeping or even anxiety.
3. Day Clock ($68+) : an easy way to keep track of date, day of week and time.
4. Alexa Echo Show : a fun way to play favorite music, video chat with grandkids and know the weather.
5. Serta Sherpa Heated Electric Blanket ($53+) : As we age, we aren’t able to regulate our temperature as well, so a heated blanket in the winter months is often well appreciated.
I hope this list can help to give you some great suggestions for gifting the older adults in your life. If you have some other great gift ideas for seniors – please share below in the comments section.