‘Tis the season to be thinking of a caring gift for your senior family members or friends. But, you may be scratching your head as to the perfect gift that will put a warm smile on his or her face. Whether searching for a gift that’s practical, or one that’s comfy or enjoyable, we understand the gifts seniors love and have got you covered! Check out our holiday gift guide for seniors below that will help make your loved one feel special and appreciated.
Cozy throw blanket
Who doesn’t love snuggling up in a warm blanket? A nice throw blanket is a perfect gift for a senior, especially in the winter. Studies show older adults are more likely to have a colder body temperature due to metabolic changes—which often makes them feel chillier. So not only will this help ensure your loved one or friend is nice and warm, but it can be a fun décor item too.
Not only are slippers comfortable, but they’re easy for seniors to slip on and off. Choose from a variety of fun styles or colors to fit who you’re buying them for. Just be sure to choose a slipper with a good grip on the bottom to prevent slipping and falling.
Fuzzy Bath Robe
Another cozy but useful item, bath robes are perfect whether relaxing after a shower or enjoying a morning beverage. It makes morning routines all the more pleasant!
Journaling is enjoyable and provides a routine, but for seniors, there are also many benefits. It can help preserve memories, improve memory skills, relieve stress, improve coordination skills and it keeps the brain sharp. It’s a great way to keep the mind active while also delaying the symptoms of dementia.
Memorable Photo Book
Put together a book with family photos from over the years. A handmade, personal gift will be sure to make a senior feel loved and appreciated.
Connection is important to seniors and can help them feel less lonely. Stationery paper is perfect for seniors who love sending and receiving handwritten letters to friends and family. In fact, a study from Kent State University finds the habit of writing thoughtful letters makes people happier and more satisfied—especially those suffering from depressive symptoms.
For seniors, the holiday can be particularly difficult. Many seniors have had loved ones pass away, or don’t have family to celebrate with, and the loneliness and grief can be hard to bear. This year, Shannondale of Knoxville created the opportunity for anyone in the community to show love and support to seniors through a gift registry. This will not only streamline our donation process but also ensures each senior receives a gift or he or she will love. On Amazon, you can purchase an item from the registry, and it will be mailed to Shannondale on your behalf. With your help, we can make sure each resident at Shannondale feels appreciated and gets a gift they will love this holiday season.
A link to the gift registry can be found here.
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