It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and time to begin the search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Here are some great gift ideas for the seniors in your life to bring joy to their world.
Books and Journals
An autobiographical journal is the perfect present to preserve memories and learn more about your loved one. This gift can help remind them of wonderful past memories and relive experiences from their childhood years. It will also allow them to pass along the wisdom and lessons they’ve learned over the years—you may even be surprised what you learn!
Journals that guide your loved one through writing letters to family or friends are another great option to help them pass along their wisdom and well-wishes to the ones they love. Many seniors may want to do this, but are just unsure about how to start.
Finally, finding a book that’s written about a hobby or interest of theirs can be a great gift and a way for them to spend some cozy winter evenings curled up by the fireplace reading. You can even choose a book that the two of you can read together and talk about it after.
Arts & Crafts
Make your loved one’s Christmas merry and bright with supplies for their favorite hobby. Whether it’s a new set of paints, yarn for knitting, or a specialized tool that they could use for wood-working or baking, they’re sure to love it. Better yet, make it a part of your gift to spend time with them and learn about their hobby. The Christmas season is all about spending quality time with your loved ones, and you’ll be able to create treasured memories together.
Games & Puzzles
Gifts that promote quality time with family and friends will fa-la-la-light up your loved one’s face with joy! Board games are a great gift idea that engage parts of the brain that are good for critical thinking. A book of trivia or puzzles can help keep their brain sharp and improve memory skills. If your loved one has difficulty seeing, you can opt for games and puzzles that are created for seniors with larger print and pieces.
Technological gifts give your loved one the gift of convenience! An automatic neck and back massager relieves sore muscles and soothes painful, aching joints. Consider a portable one, so they can enjoy this anywhere on-the-go.
An item locator is another great idea that can help seniors to find items they often lose. There are many variations of this type of gift, and some that can even be connected wirelessly to their phone or other device to help find items.
Finally, help your loved one check something off of their cleaning “to-do” list by getting them an automatic vacuum system, like the Roomba, to make their daily cleaning tasks easier.
At Kaplan Development Group, we work hard to create and foster compassionate and loving communities for the individuals in our care. For more information on our assisted living homes, give us a call at (516) 496-1505 or contact us online.