In my opinion, older people are often the hardest to buy gifts for. Most seniors are in that phase of life where they have the things that they want, are downsizing, or simply cannot think of a gift they would want (Or do not want to put you out by suggesting a gift).
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With that in mind, here are 10 helpful, useful gifts under $25 for the older persons in your life.
1. Large Print Address Book-This generation still enjoys writing to friends and family. Make it easy for them to find the addresses that they need with the The Big Print Address Book.
2. All Purpose First Aid Kit-This Johnson & Johnson Red Cross All Purpose First Aid Kit keeps all the supplies that a person would need for basic first aid in one easily stored case. No fumbling to find a band aid when a scrape happens.
3. Remote Control Light Switch-No need to get out of bed or a chair to turn on or off a light switch when you have a wireless controller. Check out the Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances.
4. Large Print Playing Cards or Oversized Card Deck
5. Comfort Grip Kitchen Tools. Hands down my favorite brand that I use nearly everyday in my kitchen is OXO. Handy to have, well-cushioned kitchen tools include OXO Good Grips Pro Swivel Peeler and OXO Good Grips Jar Opener.
6. Large Button TV Remote-Just check beforehand to see the type of TV that your gift recipient has so you can get a compatible remote. This Gmatrix u43 Big Button Universal Remote Control is easy to operate.
7. Long-handled Grabber/Picker-Great for picking up the newspaper off the driveway and getting cans down out of the pantry.
8. Easy Furniture Slider Discs- Make rearranging the furniture so much easier with Reusable Furniture Movers for All Floor Types, including both hard surfaces & carpet.
9. Key Turner Help Device- They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate dexterity challenges of various people.
10. Battery-Powered Lantern-Always handy to have in case of power loss. This Energizer LED Folding 360 Area Lantern with Light Fusion Technology is water resistant and has up to 100 hours of run time. It also folds up for easy storage.
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Renia Carsillo says
Great ideas all! I never know what to buy my Grandmother for her birthday and a few of these would be perfect. I’m thinking I need the remote control light switch for my own bedroom too!
P.S. Stopping over from SITS girls craft/recipe link up. Keep up the good work!
I am thinking about some of those remote lights myself. So nice aren’t they.
Julie V. says
Thanks for the ideas.
I think getting OXO things will be great in the future.
Many of my grandparents would also enjoy going to a restaurant. If you’re afraid they won’t want you to pick up the tab, you can just offer to bring in take out from a nicer place, and then you eat together. Most of the elderly people I know would really appreciate that and just want you to spend some time.
Really like the idea of bringing take out in.
Sinea Pies says
Great ideas. If they are wheelchair-bound a nice caddy for the side of their chair to keep magazines, eye glasses, the remote etc is a nice gift, too.
The pocket caddies are very handy.
Stephanie Daigneault says
Nice list of great ideas!
Thanks so much.
I can attest to the grabber – my step dad had one for years that he had duct taped and jimmy rigged numerous times. I got him an industrial strength one for christmas, and he was over the moon!
I would like to add PICTURES, PICTURE BOOKS, SCRAPBOOKS! They love reminiscing because a lot of them don’t get around like they used to, so they sit and look at pictures. My grandma used to LOVE getting new pictures of the kids and seeing them grow up! Great list, as always! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style!
Love those ideas, thanks for sharing with us at the countdown in style linky x
Courtney Conover says
This is awesome — and so very useful! — for multiple reasons…
For one, I agree with you that seniors can be quite difficult to buy for. And, second, as a Type A person who delights in doing all of her shopping – particularly Christmas shopping well in advance, I am filing this away for the fall, which is when I do my holiday shopping.
Thank you for this!
Stopping by from #CountdownInStyle
So glad I could help. Sending some Pinterest love your way.
GREAT gift ideas! Good thinking! Have a happy week!! 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words. Sending a G+ follow your way.
Marilyn Lesniak says
Marilyn from Merry Monday stopping by to say thanks for joining and hope to see you next week!
Look forward to seeing you again next week.
I was thinking if my grandparents would enjoy these. I think I can definitely get some of these for my grandfather. He really makes me chuckle. He’d probably get a kick out of the long grabber. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style!
My neighbor loves the long grabber to pick up her newspaper in the mornings and close her hinged garbage can lid.
Great ideas! It is so important to seek out meaningful and useful gifts, so I always like seeing other’s ideas. Thank you for sharing!
All great ideas, Sarah! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us!
Always enjoy linking up. Thanks so much.
Hi. I get things that are used up for my grandma like stamps, or her favorite foods. She’s from england so I get her favorite kind of tea, cookies, jam. Phone cards or giftcards to Walmart are nice too. Or her favorite restaurant with you.
Wonderful suggestions. Thanks so much for sharing what type of gifts that you get your grandma. She sounds like a very lucky lady to have you.
May I suggest yarn for a granny who loves to knit or crochet or crafting supplies.
For those who love to sew–a pretty sewing box, sewing machine needles, a good scissors, updated sewing tools, a new comfortable chair to sit and sew at the sewing machine.
For grannies who quilt, some nice cotton fabric is always welcome (such as fat quarters, charm squares, or jelly rolls), rotary cutter blades, a cutting mat, or a subscription to receive a fabric charm pack every month.
A box of assorted greeting cards with postage stamps are useful, and gift certificates for restaurants and stores are always appreciated.
Such wonderful suggestions to add to the list. Thanks so much for the additions.
Kristine Birkholz says
What we did one year was bought a recipe box and then had each of the grandchildren write down their memories of being at grandma and grandpa’s…funny things they did…special things they remember, etc. We had enough so that she could read one a day for a year. She LOVE it and still reads through them and this was 5 years ago.
This a absolutely fantastic idea. How wonderful.
Your list has some nice suggestions. As a senior who still thinks I’m middle aged here are a few additions. Mani-pedi certificate, gourmet grocer certificate, coffee house gift card, movie or stage theatre gift card.
Great suggestions. Thank you so much for sharing the ideas.
My in laws didn’t get out at all so I have a few suggestions that are great and they loved them and they had fits over them. They liked sweAters so I got them both a nice sweater with pockets. They really liked them and said they needed them. I also got them some nice warm house shoes that could be washed. They would get there’s so dirty from food, dust and etc so they had to be washable to be any good. They liked these also knowing they could be washed.They liked talking with each other so we got them some games to play together like checkers, cards, this didn’t last long before Dementia set in on my mother in law and then she couldn’t remember what to do so the games were out. She would get to upset if she forget how to play. Just remember they are getting old not dead have some patience with them like they did you when you were a young kid. It only takes a minute to stop and take a breath and be patient.
Thank you so much for taking the time to offer these suggestions for gifts for older persons. Such great ideas and appreciate your words of wisdom, as well.