The Perfect Gift Ideas for Seniors

If you are looking for some thoughtful gifts for the holidays this season, we’ve done some homework for you.  It’s important to think of what will improve their quality of life; whether that’s through pure enjoyment, something unique to their personality, or something that will help improve on their daily living. 

A quality gift will also help our senior loved ones feel special and included. Here are some great gift ideas:

  1. ViewClix is a 10”-15” digital picture frame that displays a photo slideshow, and live video streaming calls as well.  $199-$299
    • Family members use an app to add photos
    • Family members video call live, with automatic answer, no buttons to push!
    • Only those invited to use the app have access
  2. Adult Coloring Books with Markers/colored pencils
    • Good for mindfulness and relaxation.
    • Helps hand-eye coordination and cognition.
  3. Portable Elliptical Trainer about $120.
    • Low impact for joints.
    • Increases circulation and calorie burning.
  4. On-line Lifelong Leaning $120-$180 annual membership. Learn from masters of their trade.  Deepen your understanding or explore new and interesting subjects.
  5. Customizable Gifts
    • Many websites, like Shutterfly and Etsy, allow you to upload an image of your choice and make custom blankets, mugs, photo albums, sweaters, décor, jewelry, puzzles and so much more. These could be great gifts to get for senior loved ones who may not see extended family members often.
  6. Resistance Bands, Light Weights, etc.
    • These items will help to promote light exercise and stretching for senior loved ones that they can do in the comfort of their own home.

Check out our segment on FOX Rochester about gift ideas:

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We hope you find these gift ideas helpful and we wish you and your family a Happy Holiday season!