14 Awesome Gifts for Seniors Who Have Everything!

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It can sometimes be intimidating when trying to get gifts for seniors who have everything. As such, a brand new car, cash, or new clothes and shoes may not leave a lasting impression. They already have these things and adding more is just crowding their space. Although they will appreciate the effort, they might end up not using the gift or worse still, give it away. The best, well thought out, gifts for seniors are those that make their everyday lives better. As they grow old, mobility, memory, energy, and speed fail. Here are a few ideas. 

Carpet Cleaning Machine

iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair,...

As I have realized with my aging grandparents, cleaning the house is a tedious activity they would rather not get into, and if they do, they do not have the energy to give it the thoroughness it deserves. The iRobot Roomba 690 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner   is a perfect gift because the only thing they will need to do is set it to do the cleaning at a particular time. The robot can clean any floor type and can even clean under the seats and other furniture. Check out my post on lightweight vacuum cleaners for more suggestions.

A Coffee Brewer

Keurig K475 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker with 12oz Brew Size, Strength Control, and...

One thing that keeps seniors going is a cup of coffee. The Keurig Elite Brewing System Coffee Maker   makes things easier for them because it brews a perfect cup of coffee anytime they need it. Even when they have visitors, they do not have to worry about going to the kitchen to make coffee for them. The machine automatically brews. You can include a pack of their favorite coffee with the brewer. Read about some simple coffee makers for elderly people here.

A Key Finder

Key Finder Pair, Indisputably the Loudest, Long Life Replaceable Battery, High-Impact Polycarbonate...

One of the things that can mess up a senior’s day is misplacing their keys, and this doesn’t just happen to the seniors but almost everyone. Imagine the energy and time it requires you to locate the keys. Getting a key finder which is normally attached to the set of keys and the alarm activated by just pressing the button can be a thoughtful idea. The KeyRinger Key Finder  is an ideal choice. It can locate the keys even as far as 300 feet away.

A Journey Through Time

Pioneer Collage Frame Embossed'Family' Sewn Leatherette Cover 300 Pocket Photo Album, Black

As parents and grandparents get old, one thing that keeps lighting their hearts is the memories they have made through life. Because they cannot remember everything, a picture gallery that tells a story right from when they were born to where they are can speak volumes. You can ask family members, friends and even the seniors themselves to help you with photos that you can put together in an album. The Family Memories Photo Album   is an excellent piece that will help you put together the memories for the seniors to enjoy.

An Assistant

There are the errands that seniors would appreciate if someone took care of such as going for shopping, replying to emails, sending birthday cards and other simple tasks. The seniors can dictate what they want to be included in the cards or letters without having to go through the hassle of writing. Employing an assistant who drops in every few days can be a welcome gift because it gives them more time to relax.

A Body Warmer

Sunbeam Heated Throw Blanket | Reversible Sherpa/Royal Mink, 3 Heat Settings, Garnet

Sometimes it can get really cold and even the indoor heating system may not be enough for your grandmother. The warm and soft embrace of a Reversible Sherpa/Mink Heated Throw  can be soothing and comforting. The heat can be adjusted depending on individual needs with an automatic shut off after 3 hours. You can choose to go for a heavy or lightweight shawl depending on the weather conditions in the area. This throw is washable. You just need to unplug the code then wash it.

A Tooth Brushing Aid

Philips Sonicare HX9192/02 Platinum Connected Rechargeable Toothbrush

Oral health is essential now more than ever. Brushing the teeth and keeping the gums clean requires energy which some seniors may lack. Even if they do have the energy, regular brushing does not guarantee taking care of all the plaque and stains. The Philips Sonicare with a UV brush cleaner  is a perfect gift. The rechargeable toothbrush reaches hidden places in the mouth promising to remove 100% plaque. You can buy the brush with several heads of replaceable brushes which can be discarded every three months.

A Zipper Puller

Zip My Dress Premium Zipper Puller with Magenta Pink Ribbon

Some might even avoid dresses that have zips just because they may find it difficult to pull it up especially when there is no one else in the house to help them dress. A zipper puller may seem like an insignificant gift, but it is very thoughtful. Your grandmother or mum will silently bless you every time she uses it. You can go for the Premium Zipper Puller  which comes in three different colors. You can choose her favorite color.

A Three In One Tool Box

GTP Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief Products Kit Includes Lids Off Jar Opener, Button Hook Dressing...

It can be frustrating when your grandpa or dad is asked by your mum or grandma to open cans, jars or bottles but does not have the strength to do so. Buttoning up shirts may also be an uphill task many may try to avoid. The three-in-one tool kit   is a thoughtful gift that comes with tools that help open cans and jars automatically and also assist in buttoning up. Food cans and jars will no longer sit in the pantry waiting for someone to assist the seniors to open them.

Automated Candles

LED Lytes Flameless Candles Flickering - 2 Ivory Wax Amber Yellow Flame Pillars Battery Operated...

Candles are relaxing, and when aging parents or grandparents want to have a romantic dinner or just use the candlelight instead of the regular lighting, the Led Lyte Flameless Candles  are an excellent option. They come with a remote control that can switch the candles on and off whenever needed. Why should you opt for these candles? As seniors age, they may also start forgetting some things such as putting off the candles which can be quite risky. The Led Lyte Flameless Candles though made from real wax offer protection even when someone forgets to put them off.

Get Spring Cleaning Done for Them

One of the things that seniors find difficult to do is giving their home the attention it deserves. This means that they cannot clean the entire house efficiently. If your parents or grandparents used to be the extremely clean and organized type, not being able to clean the house themselves can be very depressing. Organizing for someone to be coming to do the cleaning every few days can be a welcome relief but make sure to pay for the services. Once in a while, the entire extended family can gang up and do spring cleaning. They will forever be grateful to you for the kind gesture.

Taking them Out for Dinner

family out for dinnerAnother thing that seniors find hard to do is moving about spontaneously. They do not have the energy to go out and dine as often as they used to when younger. When you make an effort to organize a dinner for them at their favorite place, they will be grateful. This should include someone to pick and drop them so that they do not worry about transport. Other than a dinner, you can plan for the whole extended family including the children to go out to the seniors’ place of choice for lunch or dinner. Having the family together once in a while is incomparable to any gift. Also, ordering food from their favorite restaurant can be very thoughtful.

Organize Vacation for Them

As intrusive and involving as it might seem, organizing for your parents or grandparents to take a vacation to your favorite destination can be very rewarding. Since they might need special care on the trip and in the new destination, you can tag along. If possible, the whole extended family can go together. The fun of being together on a vacation as a family is unforgettable. You need to plan for the trip carefully to ensure that they are comfortable and in case they need any medical attention; there is someone to take care of that.

Get them a Massage Pillow

Zyllion Shiatsu Back Neck Massager - Kneading Massage Pillow with Heat for Shoulders, Lower Back,...

When the seniors suffer from body aches and muscle soreness, a Zyllion Shiatsu Pillow Massager With Heat  can be the perfect gift. This pillow is fastened to a chair then put on to start the massaging. The warm effect soothes and relaxes the muscles as the kneading takes place. The massager automatically goes off after 20 minutes.

Offer Your Company

taking baby to visit grandparentsIt can get lonely staying in the house all day with nothing to do or people around to cheer the seniors up. Regular visits can be all they need. You and the entire extended family can organize to give them weekly visits in turn. You can organize that there will always be someone dropping some food, taking them out shopping or to the salon as need be. Having people around can light up dull days.

There are many gifts for seniors who have everything. The most important thing is that the gift idea should be practical and thoughtful. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money! This way they will appreciate your effort more. To the seniors, it is not about the amount you spend on the gift but your thoughts and considerations that matter.

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