Sunnyside’s Senior Living Tips: 10 Great Holiday Gifts For Seniors
What’s the perfect gift for the senior who has everything? We have the answer! Whether you’re shopping for senior family or friends, these gifts are sure to make their season bright (and your holiday shopping easier).
1. Photo Gifts
Look to online sources like Shutterfly or Snapfish for creative photo gifts such as calendars, ornaments, and even jewelry featuring your family’s images.
2. “Grandparent Talk”
Get grandparents and grandkids talking with a set of fun conversation cards. “Grandparent Talk” cards are designed to connect families across the generations. Kids pick a question to ask grandparents, sparking family stories and great conversations.
3. Framed Artwork From The Kids
Artwork from grandkids and great-grandkids makes a heartfelt and inexpensive gift! Include a card from the artist for an extra personal touch.
For The Tech Savvy
4. Fitness Tracker
Fitness trackers like FitBit help seniors track their activity. Seniors can view the number of steps they’ve taken each day and even their heart rate. Bracelet style trackers with a digital display are the most senior-friendly option.
A tablet or iPad opens the door to video chats with family, browsing the Internet, reading the news, and playing games online. Those who haven’t used a tablet before will need help getting started (which we offer in our digital den!), but many catch on quickly to the intuitive design of modern tablets.
An e-reader, such as a Kindle, is another great gift for the tech-savvy senior. E-readers offer a nearly unlimited library, sure to please the most avid bookworm. Plus, e-readers make it easy to adjust print size and viewing options.
7. Large Print Games, Cards, and Puzzles
Games and puzzles provide entertainment and keep seniors sharp. Large print versions of playing cards, crossword puzzles, and Sudoku are fun, inexpensive gifts or stocking stuffers.
8. iPod/MP3 player Loaded with Music
An iPod loaded with your loved one’s favorite music provides personalized entertainment at any time.
9. Delicious Treats
Give your loved ones the gift of great taste! Whether your loved one is partial to chocolates, bread from their favorite bakery, or a glass of good wine, treat them to their favorite things.
And the best gift of all…
Take a break from the shopping and decorating to connect with your senior loved ones during the holiday season. Whether you call, visit, or run some holiday errands together, there is no better gift than the gift of your time and attention. Feeling loved and special is the best gift that anyone can receive!
All of us at Sunnyside Manor wish you and your family a warm and bright holiday season.
The all new Sunnyside Manor, located in Wall NJ, is the area’s premier senior living community. It features three distinctive neighborhoods: Independence ‘Plus’ Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing.