The holidays are nearly here, and they are a key time to show your loved ones just how special they are to you. If your holiday celebrations include giving gifts, now is the time to start working on buying the gifts on your list (unless you’re one of those amazing people who has all the gifts set before Thanksgiving). Now, we don’t know about you, but finding the right gift for an elderly loved one can be challenging. Sometimes, it seems like parents have everything, and there’s nothing new to get them. Elderly people can be especially intimidating when it comes to gifts, because many of them have decades of gifts accumulated and really don’t want anything else. You want to do something, but what options do you have? In today’s blog, we want to discuss some of our favorite gift ideas.
Amazing Gift Ideas for an Elderly Loved One
You don’t want to give a gift that will end up on a shelf gathering dust. Here are a few gift possibilities for you to consider this year!
A fleece sweater, bathrobe, or slippers.
The cold affects seniors more than younger people. If your loved one lives in an area that gets cold in the winter, you can show your thoughtfulness by giving him or her something that will add warmth. You have a lot of options, including thick socks, slippers with non-skid soles, cozy sweaters, luxurious bathrobes, and blankets that are both warm and decorative at the same time. No matter what your loved one’s personality may be, you can find something to keep him or her a little cozier this winter.
If you have a loved one who enjoys reading, an e-reader can be an amazing gift! One of the things we love about electronic readers is how you can change the size of the font. As a result, seniors who have lost access to a lot of literature can enjoy it again at the exact size their vision needs. Another advantage of e-readers is how compact and convenient they are. Your loved one can access hundreds of books without needing tons of shelves. If you choose to give your loved one an e-reader, you can take the thoughtfulness of the gift to the next level by installing one of your loved one’s beloved stories on it before giving it!
Ensuring your loved one will feel close to you after the holidays is a great concept to use when choosing a gift. You can go old-school and give your loved one pictures of family members or special memories. You can also invest in an electronic frame that will cycle through multiple images, allowing you to get a lot more memories into your gift. These frames often allow you to update the images remotely from your computer or phone, which means you can change things up and keep the image selection fresh!
Invest in Peace of Mind This Holiday
At Joy in Service, we provide elderly home care in Elk Horn and can ensure that this holiday is safe, comfortable, and cozy for your loved one. Contact us today for a free assessment!