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The Best Gifts for Seniors on Your Gift List

Best Gifts for SeniorsThe best gifts for seniors are sometimes the simplest things.  Would your senior enjoy some one-on-one time with you, an afternoon at the park, or lunch at a favorite restaurant?   Senior gifts, gifts for the elderly, or gifts for grandma can be a challenge. We want a gift that lets them know how much we love them, right?

Gift ideas for senior citizens range from the most practical to the silliest — you could even given them a bicycle built for 2  if they are very active senior citizens.  I hope our suggestions will spur your thinking as you search for the perfect gift.  Just click on any item for more information about the product. 

Senior Citizens Enjoy Digital Photo Frames

NIX 12 inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor & 4GB Memory (X12C)Digital photo frames are welcome in most hospitals and nursing facilities too. Ask someone on the staff before you buy, but people who are sick and healing are helped by family photographs.

Please be thoughtful. Fill your frame with family photos before you give it to your grandparents. And do take the time to patiently teach them how to see the photographs. Remember, some senior citizens are quite unfamiliar with new electronics and technology. Things that are very simple to you are a strange mystery for them.

Footstools Are Always Appreciated

Footstools add a touch of comfort and convenience to any home, as well as being decorative. Remind her that she needs to sit with her feet up on the footstool and take a break now and then.

Embroidered Leather Pouf in ChestnutCarrie Pouf – BlueBite of the Apple Stool in RedPunchy Footstool

The Best Gifts for Seniors Who Enjoy Writing

Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens, Black Ink, Medium Point, Pack of 3Note cards, stamps and a new pen create a fun package for the senior who enjoys handwriting notes. This Pilot Varsity pen is one of our favorites – it writes and feels like an old fashioned fountain pen, but it’s a disposable. The pen seems to float on the paper and words effortlessly fly from your brain to the paper.

Writing by hand is quickly becoming a lost art. Encourage your senior to enjoy his/her writing by supplying writing tools that make the process even more pleasurable. Add a box of monogrammed note cards and a roll of stamps for a gift he/she will treasure. Remember, many seniors would also enjoy a journal for writing their personal histories or memoirs.

Hamilton Beach Brewstation

best gifts for seniorsHamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee MakerWe love the Hamilton Beach Brewstation – no pouring required! Simply press your mug against the lever and receive a wonderful cup of hot coffee! The Hamilton Beach Brewstation is one of the most practical gifts for seniors.

No more broken glass coffee pots! Less spills! Even shaky hands can get a cup of coffee and not get burned. What a relief!

Note: my husband is legally blind and this coffee pot is such a convenience! It allows him to get his own cup of coffee! He loves it!

A Warm and Cozy Luxury Throw Blanket

best gifts for seniorsLavish Home Luxury Long Haired Faux Fur Throw Blanket, Beige

Luxury Blankets are a great idea. Keep the seniors in your life warm and cozy! As we age, we tend to get cold more easily than we did when we were younger. Give the gift of comfort and warmth. Even if you think grandma has plenty of blankets, think again. We all appreciate a fresh brand new luxury blanket. She will feel so special, especially if you write a note, telling her that the blanket wraps her in your love.

The Best Gifts for Seniors with A Huge Sense of Humor

If you are lucky enough to be purchasing the best gift for seniors who love to laugh, you have a huge selection to choose from. Consider funny tee shirts or hilarious signs for the wall. My husband enjoys all the singing toys, too. His friends love to give him the silliest singing toys, and he displays them with great pride. I think his favorite is the Caddyshack Gopher.

Gut Busters and Belly Laughs: Jokes for Seniors, Boomers, and Anyone Else Who Thinks 30-Somethings Are Just KidsDooni Designs Worlds Greatest Cartoons – Funny Worlds Greatest Senior Citizen Cartoon – Tiles – 6 Inch Ceramic TileXander funny quotes – I don’t want to, you cant make me, Im retired, – 12 Greeting Cards with envelopesXander birthday quotes – that makes me 80, blue lettering – 6 Greeting Cards with envelopesSENIOR CITIZEN: GIVE ME MY DARN DISCOUNT! White HatWe Don’t Skinny Dip We Chunky Dunk Funny Sign with Lake and Swimmers

Best Gifts for Seniors Who Enjoy Birdwatching

If your favorite senior citizens enjoy bird watching, your gift selections are simple. Add another bird feeder, bird bath or bird house to their collection. Spend some time with them the day you deliver your gift — and hang that bird feeder or bird house for them, please. It’s a good idea to add a bag of thistle to your gift. Gold Finches love the thistle.

See Through Bird House, Window Birdhouse – Easy Build Birdhouse – Bird Watching KitNational Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North AmericaPerky-Pet Panorama Bird FeederBirdscapes Clear Window FeederGlobe Style Bird Bath and WatererTiffany Hanging Bird Bath

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South Carolina grandmother who loves to write, dance, and visit with friends and family.
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