4 Gift Ideas for Elderly Friends & Loved Ones

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gift ideas for elderly

We know, we’ve been there. Trying to find the perfect gift is a challenge for anyone. When it comes to the older adults in your life, it gets even more difficult!

There are plenty of ways you can make them feel special. For many seniors, the key elements of a gift are practicality and functionality. If you can come up with something that will make their lives easier, healthier, or more fun, its guaranteed to bring a smile to their faces. There is always that uncle or grandpa who loves practical jokes, so gag gifts are great too!

When shopping for an extraordinary gift that they will use and cherish though – gag gifts aside, pay attention to the recipient’s personality, interests, and health. After all, there’s nothing better than a gift that can be put to good use every day.

A thoughtful gift that simply shows your appreciation is more than enough to put a smile on their face or perhaps make their lives a little easier.

Spend some time and check out the gifts below, I am sure you’ll find some useful and practical ideas that you know would lend a hand one way or another!

Ergonomic Shape Water Glass with Pill Container

Now personally, speaking as someone who is easily distracted and can’t remember from one minute to the next if I took my morning medication – this water glass with pill container would be perfect for someone like me! My morning medications would already be in place, the glass could be filled with water and put in the fridge the night before. I love my water as cold as it can be first thing in the morning. As a mom, you know how it is, right? If you don’t steal a few moments for yourself before everyone else is awake (or even your husband) all order is destroyed and you don’t know if you are coming or going. This makes taking your medication easy and assures you have the proper hydration as some medications require.

Telescopic Long Handle Door Stopper

If you’re like me and suffer from back pain and limited mobility, you know how infuriating it is to prop the door open with something, go to the car to grab the bags, and come back hands full only to find the door shut. This handy telescopic long-handled door stopper is just what you need. It’s light and easy to move around yet sturdy and strong enough to hold the door open without having to bend down.

I remember growing up as a child, my grandparents had door stoppers like these (without the handle) at just about every door in the house. I know my nana would have loved this nifty little invention.

Medicine Bottle Opener with Magnifier and Light

We dedicated an entire post to this particular handy gadget! Not only can you open your medicine bottles literally with just two fingers, the top doubles as a magnifier and the red button emits light to help you read that tiny print on the bottle. Nothing more helpful than making sure your elderly relatives and friends can see the correct dose of their medications – definitely a handy gift that will be used daily!

Eye Drop Guide Aid

This – this right here is something anyone of any age needs who uses eye drops! Check out the video in the link above and see how simple this is to use. Fits most standard and oval size bottles, and the handy adapter at the end keeps your eyelid open so the drops go exactly where they need to and keeps everything clean and easy!

No matter who you are shopping for this holiday season – we’re sure that you are going to find one of these products that a member of your family or close friends can use every day and will enjoy the fact that one daily activity is a little bit easier to accomplish!

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