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Unique Gift Ideas for Senior Citizens

Kashmira Lad Sep 29, 2018
While buying gifts for senior citizens, one should always consider the utility factor. It could be for a loving, elderly neighbor or your grandparents; gifts for senior citizens should have a practical side.
Seniors would love to have something meaningful and personalized. Begin with a list of their hobbies and interests; gardening being the most common. List the things they might need but don't have. Make a list of items that would be useful and matter the most.
Many senior citizens face financial problems. Watching a movie , having dinner at a hotel, beauty salon treatment, etc., might not be affordable for some. So, giving them the gift cards will surely bring a smile on their face. In short, gift them what they may have not done for years.
Health is of prime concern for the elderly. Opt for gifts that can help them in an emergency particularly if they stay alone. Many gadgets and services can help them to monitor their health. A pillbox can be useful for those who find it hard to remember the medications prescribed.
Gift baskets prove to be useful to make a collection of various gifts. The items can be as per your choice. Fruits are a healthy option. Add seasonal fruits along with some exotic varieties in a beautiful basket with some ribbons.
Books can be the next option for book lovers. Make a collection of bestsellers and add bookmarks.
Seniors who love to potter in the garden can be given a gift basket that contains items related to their hobby. Small clay pots, seeds, gloves, gardening tools, potted plants, etc. are some things you can include in the basket.
Homemade gifts will delight seniors who love personalized gifts. Opt for photo gifts, linen with embroidery (you can stitch their name), silk flower arrangements, scrapbooks, fish bowls, lampshades, etc.
No matter what kind of gifts you plan, it's the thought that counts. Your gift need not be the lavish kind; rather, it should be meaningful. It is best to stick to gifts that will be of use to them so that they can remember your effort and love.