Holiday Gift Guide for Older Loved Ones

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Here are some ideas for holiday gifts for the older person in your life.

  • Clothes-consider clothes that are easy to put on, such as shirts or blouses that open to the front. Sweaters are nice this time of year as well as a new coat. Put together an outfit that includes, top, bottom, scarf, etc…
  • Slippers or shoes that are not slick on the bottom. Also make sure slippers and shoes are not open-back as slipping and falling with this can be a problem.
  • Accessories such as purses, hats for women, scarves, gloves, hats for men with logos that mean something to them, wallets, etc…
  • Jewelry such as watches, earrings, and necklaces.
  • Gift cards to restaurants, stores, coffee shops, senior or recreation centers for classes, spas, nail boutiques, etc…
  • New set of dishes-plates, glasses, or silverware.
  • New tablecloth or table runner.
  • New throw blanket for a chair or couch; quilt for a bed; lap blanket for someone in a wheelchair.
  • Tech gifts such as computers, phones, tablets, book readers, etc…
  • Favorite books or subscription for a favorite magazine or newspaper.
  • Favorite music, musical instrument, or a music lessons for an instrument they might like to learn.
  • Food and snacks that are appropriate for their current diet.
  • Small kitchen appliances such as a coffee maker or yogurt maker.
  • Personalized gifts like small boxes or bags with names or meaningful words on them.
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Games such as cards, cribbage, checkers, etc…
  • Check out my Pinterest page “Gifts for Older Persons” for more ideas. See the Pinterest Link in the sidebar.

For more gift ideas check out Homemade gifts for older persons and the gift guide page.


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