Many times, our elderly loved ones are unsure of what they want, or they already have items that we’d like to purchase for them. However, there are a few things they may need that would make beautiful presents. Here are six great gifts to give to an elderly parent for a birthday, holiday, or just because!
Sleep Noise Machine
Seniors typically have a hard time falling or staying asleep. A noise machine can remove external sounds to help them sleep more soundly.
Many sound machines provide soothing music, white noise, or environmental sounds, like a waterfall or a soft thunderstorm. Your elderly parent will feel calmer and more relaxed.
Non-slip socks are a gift that any senior would love! They’re comfortable, soft, and safe to wear, especially on surfaces like tile or hardwood.
The rubber grips on the sock can assist your parent as they walk and prevent injuries while keeping their toes nice and toasty.
Homemade Gift Basket
Many people appreciate homemade gifts! Try building a homemade gift basket for your parent filled with things they love or hobbies they’d like to try.
For example, if your parent wants to learn to knit, fill the basket with everything related to knitting, like yarn, needles, instructional books/audio, and more! Your parent will love the sentimental gift for any occasion!
Framed Pictures of Family
Grandparents typically have many grandchildren, but it may be hard for them to remember names and faces. Try buying picture frames and place pictures of their family members in them so they can proudly display your beautiful family around their home!
You can use individual picture frames or a large frame that holds multiple pictures to save space in their house.
Specific muscles and joints begin to ache as we age, but we don’t always have the funds to head to the spa for a massage.
Bring the spa to your parents by gifting them with a massage pillow that provides gentle yet firm pressure to their sore muscles.
If your parent enjoys reading, they might enjoy a puzzle book that contains different brain-stimulating games like crossword, sudoku, and word search. It’s a great way to keep elderly parents busy at home and helps their minds stay sharp!
Hopefully, these six great gifts to give to an elderly parent have inspired you. Be sure to cater your gift to your parent and help them feel special while providing them with something they need!
Christopher holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Duquesne University and has been acting and writing for over 20 years. His articles have appeared in many publications including Advantage, American Builders Quarterly, Anchorage Daily News, Canadian Builders Quarterly, Canadian Executive Quarterly, Chartiers Valley Magazine, Cranberry Magazine, Energy International Quarterly, Focus Magazine, Green Business Quarterly, Hispanic Executive Quarterly, Northern Connection Magazine, North Hills Monthly Magazine, Observer-Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Profile, Recovery Solutions, Standard-Speaker, The Strip Magazine, and Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News.