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10 Useful and Small Gift Ideas Our Elder Family Members Will Enjoy

It's never the wrong time to give your parents and older family members practical gifts which make their lives easier and more accessible. Please take a look at ten small gift ideas to transform their lives.

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    It’s never the wrong time to give your parents and older family members practical gifts which make their lives easier and more accessible. Today’s article will provide you with ten handy, small gift ideas that your parents will enjoy and appreciate, from as simple as non-slip socks to as fancy as a robotic vacuum cleaner.

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    Transform The Life Of Your Seniors With 10 Useful And Small Gift Ideas

    Massage Pillow


    A pain relief massage pillow is a great gadget that helps your parents and other older family members alleviate and relieve various pains and cramps across their bodies, including lower back, upper back, legs, and neck. Moreover, massage pillows often come with adjustable straps, allowing your seniors to ease their physical discomfort almost at any time and anywhere.


    Weighted Blanket


    A good night’s sleep is essential for all ages, but many seniors have trouble sleeping. Fortunately, weighted blankets are a simple solution that promotes better sleep for your parents. In addition to improving sleep quality, weighted blankets also reduce stress and anxiety and help with the symptoms of neurological diseases. When buying blankets for your parents, look for breathable material to avoid overheating.


    Lyft or Uber Gift Card


    Another way to bring a little joy to your older family members is to make their outing experiences as smooth and pleasant as possible. Uber or Lyft gift cards are inexpensive, small gift ideas to ultimately allow your parents to get to medical appointments, visit family and friends, and run errands without a hassle.


    Robot Vacuum Cleaner


    An automatic vacuum is perhaps the most innovative investment you can make right now, especially if your older family members have limited mobility or arthritis. These robot vacuum cleaners can be programmed to clean floors every day with just a few clicks.


    Non-slip Socks


    Are you looking for fashionable yet functional small gift ideas for your seniors? Buy a pair of non-slip socks! The rubber grips on the bottom prevent falls and tripping while keeping your parents’ feet warm and cozy throughout the winter.


    Pill Organizer


    Tracking daily supplements can be increasingly tricky for seniors, but pill organizers can easily solve your parents’ small but crucial problem. Pill organizers are the smart way to arrange and keep track of daily, weekly, and monthly medications. Moreover, pill organizers with built-in automatic reminders also do a great job of notifying your parents when it is about time to take medicines and supplements since most of them may struggle to record their supplement routine.

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    Armchair Caddy


    With an armchair caddy, your parents will no longer have to endlessly search for the remote or their glasses because the caddy holds all of their favorite, useful items in one place, including glasses, pens, newspapers, and just about anything that can fit. Some armchair caddies even include a cup holder in the central part, allowing your parents to enjoy their morning coffee right in their armchair.


    Eyeglass Holder


    An eyeglass holder is another wonderful, small gift idea to give your seniors with impaired vision. Aside from buying regular eyeglass holders, you can add personal touches by having a personalized eyeglass holder engraved or printed with their names, nicknames, or special messages to make them feel appreciated and valued.


    Hand Warmer


    In later years, the fat layer under the skin dramatically thins out, making many seniors more vulnerable to the cold than younger people. Moreover, those with certain age-related diseases, such as diabetes or poor blood circulation, have an increased chance of having cold hands. A cordless hand warmer is an excellent gadget for keeping your older family members toasty warm during cold days. Each charge provides a 6-hour hand-warming session.


    Automatic Jar Opener


    Get an automatic jar opener to make a surprisingly significant transformation in your parents’ lives. We all know how difficult it is to open a jar, but the difficulty level is multiplied for seniors and those with weaker grips, arthritic hands, or movement limitations. An automatic jar opener helps your older family members open the most stubborn lids with just a single button push.


    If you have questions about small gift ideas or any conditions discussed here, connect with us and learn more. 

    At 12 Oaks, our team of caring professionals is dedicated to keeping residents safe, engaged, and connected to their families and friends while still leading fulfilling lives. There’s no better place to enjoy the encore season of life than at a 12 Oaks community. 

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