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The gift of laughter is one that is always welcome. We all need a good laugh now and then, but for those who are shut-in and spend their days alone, well…the gift of laughter might be the most precious gift they could receive on Christmas day. Here are 10 gift ideas to help you bring some happiness to your loved one this holiday season!
Home cooked meals delivered to their door
Home-cooked meals delivered to their door. Who wouldn’t love this gift for Christmas? This gift would be perfect for the senior who has been feeling cooped up and needs some food! Maybe they’re a vegetarian or just don’t have the energy to cook. Give them a gift that will get them out of their home – and get them some delicious food!
A monthly subscription of magazines or books
A monthly subscription of magazines or books. This gift is perfect for seniors who are home-bound and don’t have access to a library or bookstore. Get them a gift that will keep them entertained for months on end!
A home health care aide for a few hours each week
The gift of a home health care aide could be just what your elderly loved one needs this Christmas season! Home health care aides are available 24 hours every day of the year and can offer companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, and mobility assistance. A few hours a week would make such a big difference for many seniors!
A pet to keep them company
Whether you gift them a cat or dog, getting a pet to keep them company is one gift that will always be appreciated! This gift will bring countless hours of entertainment and joy to your loved pet-loving senior. Who wouldn’t want a gift like that?
Having a pet will help a lot with possible loneliness issues your gift recipient may be experiencing. Having a four-legged companion will help keep them active and alert, plus they’ll have someone to talk to throughout the day!
Personalized stationary or cards with pictures of family members and friends on it
Personalized stationery or cards with pictures of family members and friends on them. This gift is perfect for seniors who are shut-in and have been feeling lonely. Send a letter out to your gift recipient with a personalized note and picture – you’re gift will brighten their day!
Regular visits from friends and family who live nearby
Regular visits from friends and family who live nearby. This gift is a gift in itself because it reminds people how important they are to those around them, and it’s beneficial for the gift recipient as well. It can be difficult for seniors to keep regular contact with loved ones, so this gift will be a gift to themselves as well. Gifts like these are always the best!
A gift card for their favorite grocery store
A gift card for their favorite grocery store is a gift that is sure to please any gift recipient! Whether they enjoy shopping at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, gift cards offer the best gift-giving solution because it gives them the freedom to get what they want. The gift card for groceries is a gift that will be enjoyed by seniors who live alone. It’s a gift that will get them out of their home and to the store!
A set of new bath towels
A gift set of new bath towels is the gift that says, “I’m thinking about you.” It’s a gift for the elderly shut-in who has been feeling lonely and need to know someone was thinking of them. New bath towels will make the perfect gift for anyone who has had a long day and needs to take a hot bath. Bath towels are also practical because they’re something everyone uses!
A nice bed sheet set
A gift that is always appreciated, a gift of bedsheets will make any gift recipient’s day! Whether they’re an avid reader or enjoy sleeping at night, the gift of new bed sheets will brighten their day. Consider giving this gift to the senior in your life today!
They will appreciate the nice fresh feeling of a new bed sheet set and will remind them of how important they are!
The newest bestseller from their favorite author
The gift of a book is always appreciated and will make any gift recipient’s day. Whether they’re an avid reader or enjoy reading just for leisure, the gift of a new bestseller from their favorite author will brighten their day. Consider giving this gift to the senior in your life today!
An elderly person who has been feeling lonely and forgotten will appreciate any gift you give them, so don’t be afraid to slip a gift card for groceries or personalized stationery inside of their Christmas stocking. You can do your research on what the gift recipient enjoys doing in their spare time and get them something that reflects those hobbies. If they enjoy reading books by popular authors like John Grisham or Jodi Picoult, consider buying them one of these titles from Amazon. A nice set of bath towels would also make an excellent gift!