13 Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors

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Holiday shopping for seniors can be tough! Here are some of Amazon’s top-rated gifts – and ones we think sound pretty great, too! These all had an average of 4 stars or more based on at least 1,000 reviews.

Ready to Relax

It’s been a stressful year for everyone, and many of the top gifts are geared toward relieving anxiety. Here are some top picks for soothing jangled nerves:

  • Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Heat Massage Chair Pad – Kneading back massager includes intensity controls for softer or more intense massage; also includes spot massage for pin-point relaxation. $89.99
  • Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat Deep Kneading Massage for Neck, Back, Shoulder, Foot and Legs – Adjustable wrap style to focus on various parts of the body. High, medium, low speed; automatic shut off after 20 minutes. $55.99
  • Neck Massage Pillow with Heat – Powerful 3D rotating massage nodes deep-kneading shiatsu massage to relax overused and tight muscles; Gentle heating function soothes aching muscles and can be turned on & off with ease. $39.99
  • TheraFlow Foot Massage Roller – This acupressure tool helps with foot pain, plantar fasciitis, stress relief, and diabetic neuropathy. Easy to use on any flat surface. $9.95

Safety First

There are many great tools out there to make your senior care loved ones’ surroundings a little safer:

  • Adjustable Bamboo Swivel TV and Laptop Table with Safety Handle – This table works with most recliners and chairs, offering a convenient table for eating, writing, or working, and has a handle that supports up to 250 lbs to assist with standing. $159.00
  • Stander Security Pole – This floor-to-ceiling pole can be installed with ceilings up to 10 feet tall, and supports up to 300 lbs. A great addition for stepping over the bathtub ledge or assistance for getting in and out of bed. $145.00
  • LED Flashlight Night Light for Emergency Preparedness – Comes in a 3-pack so these can be stationed around the house. Turns on when it senses motion. Essential item for power outages. Light is detachable and can be used as a flashlight or reading light at night. $39.99

Comfort & Warmth

  • Fleece pajamas, flannel bed jackets, and wraps make great gifts – prices typically range from $20-$100, depending on brand and material used. Pajama Gram has many cozy pajama options with cute holiday designs for the whole family.
  • Rechargeable Hand Warmers – Double side heated with various heat settings. Many styles use a USB to recharge (similar to a phone charger) and can also be used as a back-up phone battery. $24.99
  • Burt’s Bees products are packaged in various sets for serious dry skin relief. Many neutral scents are available, making this a great gift for women or men. Typically priced in the $15-25 range.

Sharing Their Stories

This year especially, keeping family connections is so important. What better time for your senior loved one to share their story with the whole family?

  • Grandfather’s Journal – This guided keepsake journal helps grandfathers capture their life story, from childhood to the present day. $15.83
  • Grandmother’s Journal – Beautiful keepsake memory book is designed to capture and preserve grandmother’s unique memories, from the days of her own childhood through the precious moments she spends with her grandchild. $11.60
  • Letters to My Grandchild – A paper time capsule for future generations to cherish. $6.67

All of us at Assisting Hands Home Care serving Columbus, OH wish you and yours a happy holiday season!