Need a gift for a family member or friend who is older? You're in the right spot! You might want to give them a fancy box of sweets or a nice bottle of wine, but they might want something a little more personal that makes them feel at ease at home or when they're out and about. There are 10 gift ideas in this guide for seniors that will make their lives easier. These include a seat walking stick, a warm blanket, an e-reader, a tea or coffee subscription box, and more.
Walking stick with a seat
Perhaps a seat walking stick would be a great gift for an old friend or family member who likes to walk. The walking stick and seat together give them the freedom to go inside or outside without having to worry about where to sit. They can just hold the seat and go.
There are many types of seat walking sticks, but it's important to pick the one that meets your needs for safety and ease of use.
It's getting colder, so what could be better than curling up under a warm blanket? There are different heat sets on heated blankets, and they can help relax muscles to ease aches and pains, boost circulation, and keep your old friend or family member warm in the winter. You can buy different kinds of heated blankets, such as electric over blankets, heated throws, under blankets, washable heated blankets, and more.
If you have an old friend or family member who likes to read, why not make their day by giving them an e-reader? They can read as many books as they want without making their house more crowded. Reading is not only fun, but it also keeps your brain busy, which can help with stress and worry.
The sad light
The short days of winter can make us feel down. It can help our health, though, to sit in front of a SAD lamp for just 30 minutes every day. If you think a senior friend or family member is having a hard time with the shorter days, a SAD light could help them.
Indoor plants are a great, maybe surprising, gift to give an old friend or family member to make them feel better. It has been found that trees are good for both our
health, both physical and social. They make us feel better, less stressed, and less stressed generally. There are a lot of different flowers to choose from. Some are easy to take care of, like Swiss cheese plants, snake plants, and devil's ivy. Others, like peace lilies, calatheas, and zebra plants, need more attention.
Extra mattress cover
A good night's sleep is important for health. A mattress topper is a great gift for an old friend or family member who wants to get a good night's sleep. Mattress toppers add extra support and help keep your body at the right temperature without having to buy a whole new mattress, which we all know is pricey.
A box of tea or coffee every month
They will love getting a tea or coffee subscription box every month if they like those things. A subscription box will let your old friend or family member enjoy teas from around the world from the comfort of their own home. Prices range from £6 to £20 a month.
Slippers that won't slip
Everyone likes having warm feet in the winter, so slippers make a great gift. But slippers that don't slip are a must for older people. The slip-resistant bottoms make it less likely that the old will fall, which can be very dangerous, and the soft inside gives them much-needed comfort.
Gown for dressing
This year, give the gift of high-class comfort in the form of a dressing gown. Dressing gowns are not only cosy and warm, but based on the style you choose, they can also make you feel luxurious. You can get dressing gowns made of fleece, satin, cotton, kimono, flannel, and microfiber, among other materials and styles. Each one will keep you warmer and more comfortable in different ways.
Beds with good quality
Finally, buy good bedding for your senior friend or family member to make sure they have a good night's sleep. Before you buy anything, make sure you ask them if they need hypoallergenic bedding and what kind of pillows they like based on how they like to sleep. As an example, people who sleep on their sides tend to like softer pillows than people who sleep on their backs or stomachs.
We're sure that the old person in your life will love the gift you choose, whether it's a seat walking stick, a fancy dressing gown, or a ticket to tea and coffee. What could be better than a gift that makes someone feel better for a long time?