Holiday shopping in general can be tough, but finding the right gift for a senior can be even more challenging. Whether it’s space constraints in their home or having everything they need, an elderly relative can be the ultimate “hard to buy for” person on your list.
With the help of Redding.com, we here at Freedom Home Care have put together some helpful ideas to help you find the perfect gift:
1. Food. Who doesn’t love some delicious baked goods around the holidays? Think about making a “Snowy Day” basket, complete with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, a few different kinds of cookies, and a good book. If tea is more their thing, find or create an assortment of herbal teas and tuck them in a festive holiday mug. Just be aware of any dietary restrictions before you create your edible holiday gift.
2. Entertainment. Some people are very picky about what movies they like, so give them a choice. Order a subscription to Netflix or Redbox so that they can choose the movies that they want to see. If the senior prefers to read, think about getting some reading accessories. A book light, a journal of books, or an e-reader would all be excellent gifts for the senior bibliophile.
3. Games. Games can be the gift they can use for years to come. For the social senior, find some classics they don’t have such as Yahtzee or Clue, or introduce them to some more modern games, such as Catch Phrase or Apples to Apples. It will also give you another reason to visit again soon.
Freedom Home Care offers specialized services to seniors who would like to remain in the comfort of their own home instead of a nursing home or assisted living facility. If you think this could be a good solution for you or someone you know, view our website or give us a call.