Valentine’s Day comes along at just the right time. Winter’s chill and gloom may be giving your senior a case of the blues, and if it’s too cold to go out much, they may be feeling a little bored. A Valentine’s Day gift, along with a fun card, can go a long way to making your older adult feel special, and you’ll feel good showing them how much they mean to you.
The Amazon smart home products are a great addition to a senior’s home, but the Echo Dot is the best choice for first-time users. The Echo Dot can be used to control lights, heating, TVs and other electronics, and users can call others with Amazon smart home products with a voice command instead of using their cell phones. A few lessons and your loved one will be asking Alexa for music playlists, ordering groceries and otherwise enjoying this gift—and it may help make your job a little easier, too.
This delicious assortment of baked goods will make breakfast and afternoon snacks a sweet treat. Wolferman’s is famous for its English muffins!
The breakfast box includes:
- Cherry blossom super-thick English muffins, one package (4 muffins, 15 oz.)
- Blueberry traditional English muffins, one package (6 muffins, 12 oz.)
- Cranberry citrus mini English muffins, one package (12 muffins, 12 oz.)
- Two apple cranberry scones (3 oz. each)
- Cranberry orange loaf cake (6 oz.)
- Strawberry preserves (5 oz.)
- Tiffin blend ground coffee (2 oz.)
Take your loved one on a trip down memory lane with this gift box filled with candy from the 1950s. Whether they were high school students or still in elementary school during that time, they’ll get a kick out of old-time candies like Bonomo Turkish Taffy and Necco Wafers. Of course, make sure they don’t have any dietary restrictions before buying this fun package!
Candles add ambiance and soft lighting to any room, but for seniors, lit candles can be dangerous if they tend to doze off or are forgetful. These battery-operated flameless candles are the perfect alternative to traditional candles. Your older adult can put them in their bedroom as an alternative to a nightlight or in the living room for calming evening vibes.
“Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness,” Marygrace Berberian, a certified art therapist and the clinical assistant professor and program coordinator for the Graduate Art Therapy Program at NYU, told CNN.
It’s been proven that word games and crossword puzzles keep the mind sharp and slow the onset of dementia. But perhaps more important for your senior, they’re a lot of fun and can keep them engaged and entertained for hours. Word search and crossword puzzle books are available in regular print, too.
The aches and pains of aging can take their toll on the mental health of older adults. Stiffness due to arthritis or other muscular or skeletal problems can keep them from enjoying even the simplest activity like watching TV or reading a book. This neck massager can alleviate neck pain with eight different settings and even a heating mode.
Keeping your loved one safe is a big job for caregivers, and falling is one of the biggest worries when it comes to older adults. These machine-washable house shoes have a non-slip sole and a closed-back heel for maximum security, plus a cozy thick-pile insole for warmth and comfort.
This personalized tote bag is a fun gift if children and grandchildren don’t live nearby. You can choose two photos to add to this tote bag, and your senior will have their loved ones with them everywhere they go.
This will make a perfect gift if you care for a couple. This unisex luxury cotton bathrobe is 100% cotton, comfortable and easy to care for because it’s machine washable. These are similar to what you might find in luxury hotel rooms, so if your senior enjoyed traveling, this would make them feel like they’re on vacation every time they put it on. Cotton slippers are included!
Seniors are often colder than the rest of us due to health issues like low blood pressure or diabetes or because circulation slows as people age, and their hands and feet are particularly susceptible to chills. This electric blanket with an automatic shut-off and six heating levels for every kind of chill will keep your loved one warm and comfortable.
If your older adult can no longer soak in a bubble bath, they’ll love these aromatherapy shower steamers. Just toss one into the shower and the scent will envelop them as they scrub away. They may never want to come out and dry off! Scents include lavender, watermelon, grapefruit, eucalyptus, vanilla with sweet orange and peppermint.
For the literary-minded or history buff, this collection of essays, criticisms and commentary about the 1940s by some of the 20th century’s most influential writers will be pored over and read for weeks and months, and treasured for years to come.
When you can’t be there to take them on their errands, your senior will appreciate the convenience and ease of getting in an Uber.
Using a walker means your older adult has no hands free to carry things like a purse, a cell phone or a book. This storage bag that attaches to their walker is convenient, easy to use, and large enough to hold everything they need for shopping, eating at a restaurant, or visiting friends.