Doesn’t it feel wonderful to locate that perfect gift, the one that is guaranteed to make your loved one’s face brighten with joy? When it comes to the seniors we love, it’s even more rewarding, since it can be difficult to come up with new and creative ideas. Seniors have a lifetime of acquired treasures, and let’s face it: there is only so much delight to be experienced in getting a pair of socks or another tie.
This holiday season, why not think outside the box? The respite care Baltimore team at Home With You Senior Care has gathered the best winter gift ideas for older adults that can help brighten the day for the seniors you adore!
- Personalize a treasure. Turn treasured photographs into useful items that older adults can enjoy all through the year, such as photo blankets, puzzles, calendars, and many other options. A hardbound photo book can be especially nice for those with Alzheimer’s disease. Include images of family members with names to help the individual remember who’s who, or make a book with photos from his / her childhood for a lovely way to reminisce.
- Make a game plan. Put together a gift basket of classic games, incorporating large-print playing cards and any other family favorites. Coordinate in advance with local friends and relatives to designate a weekly or monthly game night which will, of course, also work with the senior’s schedule. Include a calendar in the basket with dates and times highlighted, and then enjoy a year of fun get-togethers!
- Go high tech. Technology is progressing every day, it appears, with plenty of gadgets intended to improve life for older adults. Choose from senior-friendly computers, tablets, and smartphones, a smart speaker to deliver news and entertainment, or a safety-enhancing medical alert system. Make certain to plan for plenty of time to help the senior figure out how to work this new tech tool, too!
- Give an experience. Many times, the gift most appreciated by senior loved ones is the gift of enjoying an experience with family and friends. A gift card to a local spa for group manicures, hair styling, and a massage is a great way to make new memories together; or keep it simple and choose a gift certificate to the senior’s favorite dining establishment. For a more cost-conscious idea, create a personalized booklet of coupons, redeemable when the senior chooses for services such as mowing the lawn, housecleaning, cooking, and others.
At Home With You Senior Care, nothing can make us happier than seeing the happiness in the seniors we serve! Call us at 410-756-0959 any time for more holiday gift ideas, including the gift of professional in-home care from our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate care team in Baltimore and the surrounding areas.