Senior Citizen Gift Ideas

Family/ Parenting - Caregiving
By: ListMaker    
15-Apr-2013

Introduction:It's sometimes difficult to come up with good senior citizen gift ideas - I know as I cared for my elderly Mom, Gertie, for the 5 years prior to her death in Feb, 2012. During that time, we received (and gave away) a lot of items that folks thought we needed but either 1) already had or 2) really had no use for.

The items in this article are the best selling items from my accompanying Squidoo article 'Senior Citizen Gift Ideas - From One Who Knows.' You'll find a link to that article in the 'supporting links' area below along with a few of my other Squidoo articles.

  • 01

    Day Clocks

    When I was caring for Mom, she usually didn't have any idea what day of the week it was.... and neither did I! A day clock not only shows the time of day but the day of the week - brilliant! This is the perfect gift for anyone, not just a senior citizen and, they're not very expensive at right around $45 each.

  • 02

    Magazines For Senior Citizens

    Giving a senior citizen a magazine subscription means that they'll think of you at least once a month! There are some really good magazines on the market specifically geared toward the elderly such as 'Good Old Days,' 'Reminisce,' and 'History.'

    Look for more 'Good magazines for senior citizens' in my Squidoo article o the same name in the supporting links area below.

  • 03

    Memory Books

    This was one of my favorite gifts for Mom. A memory book is basically a blank book with leading questions that will, hopefully, provoke a memory and the subsequent writing of such. You'll find questions such as 'what was your favorite subject in school,' or 'what was your favorite meal that your Mom cooked.'

    There's more information in my Squidoo article 'How to make a memory book' in the supporting links area below.

  • 04

    Swivel Seats For Cars

    Every senior citizen should have an easy way to get in and out of a car, and that's where swivel seats come in. You just place this seat right on the car seat; it allows a senior citizen to just twist a bit to swing their legs into or out of a car - much easier than scooting in.

    There's more information on swivel seats in my 'Good gifts for senior citizens' article.

  • 05

    Photo Phones

    Instead of having to remember that her daughter was #1 on the speed dial phone, Mom just had to look at the phone and push the button with my picture on it - another brilliant gift for senior citizens. Photo phones may hold up to 20 pictures, and can be programmed quite easily, and usually allow for louder settings than regular phones so it's easier for those with diminished hearing to hear you.




Final Thoughts

Most of our elderly loved ones have collected the items they need and don't need a lot of new stuff. Never underestimate the value that a surprise visit or a chat over a cup of coffee can mean to them. Quality time is what matters the most to our senior citizens.


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