It’s that time of year again! Time to dust of the box of holiday decoration, bake your favorite goodies, and check of your shopping list! If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the older adults in your life, you are not alone!
Between birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries, older adults have received a lifetime of presents. Which means finding the perfect gift can be a challenge. Whether you want to give something thoughtful, meaningful, practical or all of the above, we’ve rounded up some great holiday gift ideas for the seniors in your life. So without further ado, here is your 2017 Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Seniors…
While trinkets can be fun to put on display, many older adults prefer practical gifts. However, practical doesn’t need to be boring. Shutterfly offers a variety of custom gifts that are both sentimental and useful, like photo puzzles, tea towels, blankets, reusable shopping bags, calendars, and more. Personal Creations also offers a variety of custom gift ideas for Grandma & Grandpa that they will cherish for years to come.
Echo Dot – This hands-free, voice-controlled device uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more. It’s practical and easy-to-setup, making it the perfect option for older adults. Also consider an entertainment subscription like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
From museums to musicals, sightseeing to eating, there is lots to do in and around Chicago. If your loved one has mobility issues, they may enjoy a dining cruise, wine & painting night, or visiting one of these must-see Chicago destinations, perfect for seniors and those who want to see the sites without excessive walking.
Health & Wellness
Maintaining independence is a concern for all older adults. Why not give a gift that supports their health and independent living? Belle + is a mobile personal emergency response system with fall detection, giving older adults protection and peace of mind. If your loved one could use some additional assistance with cleaning, meal preparation, transportation or personal care, consider giving the gift of care this holiday season with a gift certificate for home care services.
Do you know an older adult on the go? Help them make the most of their active lifestyle with restaurant gift cards, movie theater gift cards, or pampering services. Silver Sneakers also offers a variety of classes designed for older adults, including: cardiofit, yoga, water aerobics, and more. Classes are offered at gyms & locations throughout Chicagoland. See site to find the one nearest to you!
Tasty treats are always a welcome gift when you're shopping for the foodies in your life! Give the gift of a delicious meal from Honeybaked Ham or Omaha Steaks. Tastes of Chicago also ships Windy City favorites like Lou Malnati's Portillos, and Eli's Cheesecake. Does your favorite senior have a sweet tooth? Woops! macaroons are as beautiful as they are delicious! Older adults who like to cook, may enjoy a meal subscription from Blue Apron or Hello Fresh.
All of us at LifeStyle Options Wish You and Yours a Happy Holidays!
About LifeStyle Options
Founded in 1989, LifeStyle Options is one of the largest private duty home care agencies in Illinois. With over 300 highly experienced and trained homecare professionals, CNAs, and RNs on staff, they have earned a reputation for providing exceptional service to clients throughout the Greater Chicagoland area, enabling older adults to safely remain in the comfort of their own home.