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The 14 Best Gifts for Aging Parents Who Have Everything

Adult son giving dad a gift

Buying a good gift for a senior can be very difficult. Many older adults feel that they have too many things and would much rather give their possessions away than collect more.

You don’t want to give them something that will just gather dust, so check out this list of 14 great gifts that the senior in your life will surely want to keep.

Orchestra tickets

Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, and other great classical composers have produced countless works that inspire people to this day. An evening of live music played by a group of musicians or a full orchestra will give your loved one a chance to experience the pleasure of listening to beautiful music in the company of like-minded people.

Coming up with new and exciting dates can be tough for folks who have been married for decades, so this is an especially great gift for older couples.

Spa day

Nothing beats mud baths, body scrubs, and various massages all in one day. You senior loved one deserves a chance to chill out. A day at the spa will be a fun outing, and they’ll feel reinvigorated as they face the world with relaxed muscles, clear skin, and a radiant attitude.

Meal subscriptions

Everybody has to eat. However, shopping for ingredients and preparing meals can be quite a hassle. A meal kit delivery service will give a senior all the necessary ingredients in the right quantities to make a tasty meal.

Audiobooks

People with good eyesight take the ability to easily read a book for granted. However, reading isn’t easy for someone with deteriorating vision. A monthly audiobook subscription will allow your family member to choose the books they want and listen to them being read without having to strain their eyes.

Ergonomic garden tools

Sunshine and fresh air can work wonders for an elderly person’s mind and body. That’s why so many seniors like to garden on sunny days. Ergonomic garden tools can make gardening more enjoyable than ever for your loved one, and they’ll thank you for all of the time that they get to be outdoors puttering in the garden.

Custom puzzles

Puzzles can help seniors maintain their mental faculties while having fun in the process. The typical puzzles that you can buy at the store are fine, but a custom puzzle will be unforgettable. You can order a puzzle of your family, their favorite place, or a beloved pet to give your beloved senior a stimulating trip down memory lane.

Large tablet

Many people think that seniors and technology don’t mix, but this can’t be further from the truth. A large tablet will make it super easy for your loved one to read the news, listen to music, keep in touch with friends, and watch entertaining videos. Modern tablets have a ton of accessibility features that allow anyone to enjoy them without a hassle.

Comfortable recliner

Your favorite senior has worked hard for their entire life, and they deserve the pleasure of just sitting in their favorite chair. However, the wrong recliner may have long-term repercussions on their health and comfort.

Manufacturers make modern recliners with ergonomics in mind, so your family member can relax for as long as they want while maintaining good posture.

Robotic vacuum

Nobody likes vacuuming, and this everyday chore can be very taxing for an elderly person. All of the twists, turns, and bending over might not be feasible for someone who suffers from arthritis for example.

A robotic vacuum can take care of this everyday chore so that your loved one doesn’t have to break their back to enjoy a clean home.

Compact exercise bike

Cardiovascular health is especially important for senior citizens. However, getting to the gym might not be very convenient, and power walking by the roadside isn’t an option when the weather isn’t great. Your loved one can squeeze a good cardio workout into their busy schedule more conveniently than ever with a compact exercise bike.

Doorbell camera

With the help of a high-quality doorbell camera, your loved one can safely and easily check to see who’s ringing the bell without having to walk to the door to look through a narrow peephole.

Non-slip shower mat

A person’s bones become more fragile as they age. This is why slip and fall injuries can be more serious for senior citizens. A non-slip shower mat will make it safe for your loved one to step into the bath or shower without risking a dangerous fall. This gift will give them one less thing to worry about as they go through their morning routine.

Museum pass

Most towns and cities host a variety of exciting museums that contain a ton of interesting exhibits. You know your elderly loved one well, so you should get them a pass to a museum that caters to their unique interests.

Museums also provide relaxing tours that will keep your loved one engaged and give them some exercise without leaving them sore at the end of the day.

Restaurant gift cards

Many people want to go out to eat, but picking a restaurant to visit is often a very time-consuming process. A gift card to a high-quality restaurant will allow your loved one to enjoy a lovely meal at one of their favorite spots. They might even bring you along if you’re lucky!

Surprise your loved one with the perfect gift

You want nothing more than to see your favorite senior smile. While they’ll likely be happy with whatever you give them, it’s important to put thought into their gift.

After all, your elderly loved one has always been there for you, so they deserve something that will give them a new and exciting way to enjoy their golden years.

At our Life Plan Community in Monroe Township, NJ, it all comes down to living independently. Contact us to find out more about Monroe Village’s dream retirement lifestyle.