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Gift Sets For Senior Citizens

Updated on December 15, 2014

Gift Sets For Senior Citizens Make Buying The Right Gift Easy!

As one who used to struggle to find just the right present for my elderly mother and father, I spent a lot of time perusing the internet in my quest. Sometimes, finding the perfect gift for a senior citizen can take a long, long time. That's why I created this Squidoo article to help you find just the right present for an elderly loved one.

Depending on your senior citizen friend's lifestyle and hobbies, there's sure to be a great gift set to delight them on their birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Christmas.

You will find more good gift ideas (like day clocks) for senior citizens on my own website In fact, right on the front page, there are some 'gift of the month' sets that are a great idea for a senior citizen friend.

And, for even MORE ideas, check out my other website where you'll find all kinds of good gifts for the menopausal woman (from one who knows....sigh):

Photo credit: All pictures on Gift Sets For Senior Citizens are my own photos. In fact, that one above is of my gorgeous parents. Mom was 88 and Dad was 87 there. They're both gone now, but they had a beautiful 65 year marriage and wonderful lives. They're both well missed.

Give the gift of a tea set and cookie gift set to your elderly loved one

One of my Mom's and my favorite routines was to sit down in the afternoon and have a cup of coffee and tea and whatever cookie we had in the house, usually homemade oatmeal raisin - those were her favorite, or another favorite, mandel bread.

This time we spent together led to many wonderful memories which I cherish to this day. Why not build your own memory with your senior citizen friend and pick up a tea set and cookie gift set?

The tea set to the right is very nice - it comes with the glass teapot and blooming teas. My Mom used to love to watch the flowering tea 'bloom' in the bottom of the pot.

And, the cookie gift set I've selected has old fashioned cookies like ruggelach and crumbcakes which are sure to delight your senior citizen friend's senses and memory.

Old Fashioned Candy Gift Sets Are A Fun Way To Evoke Old Memories In A Senior Citizen

I wandered upon a store in Frederick, MD one day that was comprised strictly of old fashioned candy like Mary Janes, Necco wafers, Cherry Bombs, and Bomino Turkish Taffy. The store was organized by era which I though was brilliant. I went right to the 1920s section and selected about $40 worth of candy from Mom's childhood. She had tears in her eyes when I presented each type to her. How sweet - literally and figuratively.

Here's a few selection of candies of yore. Note: make sure you senior citizen friend has no dietary restrictions before putting this candy gift basket in front of them.

Here's More Of My Articles About Good Gifts For Senior Citizens

I cared for my Mom, Gertie, for 5 years after Dad's death in 2007 until her own passing in 2012. During those years as her caregiver, I had some down time during which I found Squidoo and started writing up a lot of articles about what it felt like to be a caregiver. I also wrote up a slew of articles about good gifts for senior citizens mostly to help those frequent visitor's to the house who wanted to bring along a small gift for Mom. Here's some of my favorite gift ideas for the elderly:

Senior Citizen Gift Ideas - from one who knows!
Over the past 4 1/2 years that I've had my now 95 year old mother living with me and I've become a full time caregiver, I've scratched my head many times to come up with gift ideas for a senior citizen. And, every time Valentine's Day,...

See More Wonderful Gifts For the Elderly At My Own Website

During the years I cared for my parents, I found some very unique gifts like day clocks (clocks that have the day of the week on them), or photo phones that allow the elderly to just push the picture of the person they want to call.

Come visit me at to see more wonderful gifts for an elderly Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa.

Practical gifts for very elderly senior citizens - Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Birthday
Update: August 1, 2013: I apologize to my audience. Due to a change in Squidoo policy, there can only be 20 links on any Squidoo article now. This very comprehensive article of gifts for senior citizens was created to have all practical gifts for senior ci...

Gifts for an elderly woman
I know all about gifts for an elderly woman as I cared for my elderly mom, Gertie, for the last 5 years of her life. I used to kid mom that every day was Mother's Day around here (it was. ) but I also liked to surprise her with gifts on her special da...

For The Senior Citizen Cook, How About A Battery Operated Salt and Pepper Grinder Gift Set?

Arthritic hands might make it difficult to use a regular pepper grinder long before but the love of fresh ground pepper diminishes. I'm a huge fan of fresh pepper so I bought this battery operated salt and pepper grinder set. It's even got a light on it so it makes it easier to see how much seasoning is going onto the food.

Coloring fun for senior citizens
As the caregiver for my 94 year old Mom, Gertie, I'm always looking for fun crafts to keep us busy and coloring fun for senior citizens was just up our alley. Although her arthritic hands made holding the crayons difficult, I found some thick pencils...

Gifts for an elderly father
My Dad died in 2007 at 89 years of age so I got pretty good in finding gifts for an elderly father for Father's Day or any other day of the year. Father's Day presents for Dads or Grandfathers don't have to be expensive. In fact, in this Squ...

Magazines for Senior Citizens
I wandered upon some great magazines for senior citizens when updating another of my Squidoo articles Gifts for Senior Citizens and was immediately struck by what a great idea a magazine subscription would be for a favorite elderly loved one. I cared for m...

Here's Some Sugar-Free Gift Sets For Those Senior Citizens With Sugar Issues

No need for your favorite senior citizen to sit out on a sweet treat even though they're on a sugar-restricted diet. Here's a few gift sets which are sugar free and quite attractive.

The Cheeseman Sugar-Free Cookie collection is particularly good (I bought one for my Dad who was bordering diabetes).

Note: these cookie gift baskets are made with a sugar substitute that may cause stomach upset if more than 2 or 3 cookies. Also, the cookies in each selection may be slightly different than shown on

Here's A Great Gift Set For The Elderly Gardener

Surprisingly, my Mom spotted this same gift basket when we were in Brookstone's at the mall one day. She immediately whipped out MY wallet (in her later years, she didn't carry a purse) and bought me this set for my gardening needs (she paid me back!).

I still use this little gardening set 10 years later. Every time I pull it out, I remember that day when she 'bought' it for me.

This Game Gift Basket Would Be A Lot Of Fun For An Elderly Loved One

Mom and I would sometimes take out the old domino set she had from when she was a teen. It was always a special time when we'd spend an hour over the dining room table playing a rousing game of dominos. Somehow, she always won.

This gift basket has games like dominos, crazy eights, and checkers and the snacks to go along with it. And, don't underestimate the gift you'll be giving your elderly loved one when you sit a spell and play a game with them.

Games for senior citizens
Looking for some good old fashioned family fun to share on Valentine's Day or Christmas or, well, any day of the year? Dive into a few of these great games for senior citizens with the grandparents and you just might be surprised at what you'll l...

And, Here's Even More Of My Gift For Senior Citizen Articles

Here's a few more articles I wrote up that you might find helpful:

Gifts for menopausal women
First off, let me introduce myself and don't even think about interrupting; I am a 54 year old woman who is starting into menopause. How the heck did I get so old and still be just starting into menopause, you might ask? Beats me but it's where I...

Talking alarm clocks for the elderly
I was my elderly Mom's caregiver for the last 5 years of her life so I was her walking talking reminder alarm clock! Even though I was with her almost 24/7, one of these little alarm clocks would have been nice to have as a reminder for me! Whether yo...

Senior Citizen Crafts
As the caregiver to my 94 year old Mom, Gertie, I'm aware of the need to keep her mind active and, one way to do just that, is by offering some great senior citizen craft ideas. Now, granted, my Mom's arthritic hands keep us from doing a whole lo...

Gifts for the Elderly - Focus on Puzzles, Books, Television and Movies
The elderly mind needs stimulation just as we all do so giving the elderly gifts like puzzles, books, movies and fun TV shows is a great way to keep your favorite senior citizen's mind busy. While I was caring for my elderly Mom, I was frequently in a...

Beautiful Nightlights For The Elderly
I titled this Squidoo article Beautiful night lights for the elderly only because I own two of these lovely night lights that I bought for my elderly Mom, Gertie, when she lived with me. However, of course, these night lights would work for any room or any...

Pill Boxes - The Perfect Christmas Gift for Someone on the Go
When my Mom was living with me, I kept her pills in a plastic bag in my purse when we did outings. Without the use of a pillbox, she's sometimes have to sprinkle her crushed pills on some food to get them down. For some reason, I never even thought a...

Gifts for the senior citizen cook
Life becomes more difficult as we age - it's a fact of life. But, just because your favorite senior citizen is aging doesn't mean that he or she doesn't still like to cook. That's where I come in. I am going to show you some of the best...

Daily Living Aids for the Handicapped or Disabled
The inspiration for this Squidoo article daily living aids for the handicapped or disabled person is asleep in her nursing home rehabilitation room - and she's snoring. That's because she finished a grueling 1. 5 hours of physical therapy today o...

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      These are packaged so nicely. Great selection.


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