If you’re like me, I tend to leave the stocking stuffers to the last minute. And although I know better, I still find myself scrambling on Christmas Eve to gather up random socks, candy, trinkets and other items left on the shelves to fill everyone’s stockings.
That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite smaller gift items to fill your senior’s stocking ahead of the holiday rush. From the practical gifts to games and even self-care, you can treat your senior in so many ways this year.
There’s nothing worse in the winter than cold feet. Enter the Hello Mello super plush, cozy socks. Warm your loved one’s feet in soft, comfy style—available in white or gray cheetah print.
Apple AirTags make losing commonly used items a thing of the past. These small sticker devices adhere to almost any item but are best for things easily misplaced like keys, wallets and phones, and send signals back to your iPhone identifying their location.
For an Android-friendly finder of lost things, the Tile Pro can find and alert lost things within 400 feet. Attach Tiles to luggage, keys, bags, jackets and more through the small opening in its corner.
Great for cold weather, cold floors or cold toes (if your loved one is like me and suffers from circulation issues), these heated socks from Rabbitroom are battery-powered, rechargeable and machine-washable.
Doctors often recommend compression socks after surgery to reduce swelling and promote blood circulation. But instead of settling for something that looks bland or clinical, try the stylish polka dot knee-high option from Pear. Extremely soft and breathable, they’re made without chemicals and perfect for sensitive skin.
If heated socks are too much, these microwavable slippers are a nice alternative for cold feet in the winter. These 100%-cotton slippers are filled with specially treated millet grains and dried lavender flower, and can be quickly heated or even thrown in the freezer in a plastic bag for cold relief in the summer.
Winter months can wreak havoc on your skin, requiring extra moisture. The Attn: Grace Daily Renew Body Oil is a delightful blend of omega-rich, antioxidant-filled botanical oils that restore your skin from the inside out. This nongreasy formula of hazelnut, blue tansy flower, hemp, sunflower, coconut and jojoba oils absorbs fast and has a refreshing eucalyptus scent.
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From readers or blue light blockers to transitional and bifocals, eyeglasses can make great, practical and stylish stocking stuffers this holiday season. Stylish newcomer to the eyewear scene, Warby Parker offers fun, fashionable and functional options for all ages. For a look at other eyewear options, browse our favorites here.
If your loved one enjoys playing cards but struggles with poor vision, large-print playing cards put everyone on the same level. Give your senior the gift of game time with the whole family again with these easy-to-read Low-Vision Playing Cards.
For night-time readers, the Might Bright MiniFlex 2 light clips onto any book and gives off a soft light so as not to disturb sleeping partners. It also features a gooseneck arm and a 24-hour battery.
For the handy man in your life, the magnetic wristband from The Beinline Store makes keeping track of small, magnetic tools like screws, Allen wrenches, washers and more easy. This Velcro-and-magnetic wristband features 20 strong magnets embedded to hold almost any small tool for easy access.
To enjoy your favorite essential oils on the go, check out the Weljoy Wood Grain Portable Diffuser, which requires no water. Powered by a rechargeable battery, this diffuser delivers one to two and a half hours of run time for your favorite scents. Do your research or check out our guidance on how to choose the right essential oil for your needs.
Great for nursing homes, group homes, rehabilitation centers, memory care or those with Alzheimer’s disease, fidget quilts aim to entertain, engage and awaken the senses. These custom quilts from Restless Remedy are made of fleece-backed, 21 x 14-inch fabric combinations and ribbons, ropes, snap pockets, household items and various textures, colors and materials to keep seniors busy and comforted at home or on the go.