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Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For The Elderly

Updated on December 15, 2013

Getting a unique Christmas gift for our elderly ones can sometimes take a substantial amount of our time especially if we want to get the best Christmas gift for them. Sometime we may not know exactly what the old people really want as a Christmas gift from us, but the truth remains that if you really care enough as to buy a Christmas gift for your loved elderly ones, then you would take all the time to shop for them.

Suggested Gift Ideas For The Elderly

Healthcare insurance card: This would be a number one on my list of Christmas gift for the elderly/old people as this is one of the best Christmas gifts you can give to an elderly man or woman. The health care insurance card helps to cover for all their health bills which they would need quite often due to their age, which requires more medical attention. Every country has the way they run their own health care insurance, so find out how it works in your country and make the old people happy this Christmas.

Walking sticks: Due to the ailing nature of the old people some of them would need a walking stick to support their walking ability and mobility. Though this is not attributed to all the old people, but you know the fitness of the person you want to offer this gift to, if he or she needs a mobility aid or not. There are fanciful kinds of walking sticks that you can make selections from, it don’t have to be the conventional kind of walking sticks that is used in everyday life.

Hire a maid: One of the things you can do for the elderly one this Christmas is to hire a maid to look after them, this maybe for a short while but it would surely mean a lot to them, and in the case where you can afford it why not engage the services of a nurse to cater to the old one, especially this period of Christmas celebration. There are maids you can hire for few days just to look after your old ones.

Spend some time: Spending some time with the old ones could mean a lot to them especially when it’s coming at this season when every one would want to be having fun. You could take out few hours to be with them as your own unique Christmas gift this year. Sometimes the things we neglect are the things that matters most to people, so I recommend that you give it a try to see how it would come out, but I promise you that this would really mean a lot to them. Last year when I went to spend some time with my grand parents, I noticed the youthfulness that was in their eyes when I was leaving, and I believed that my visit could have prompted that.

Old school CD’s: You know the old people likes to be reminded of their youthful years and the music that lifted their spirits then could mean a lot to them. There are websites that you can get any old school music of your choice, as long as you know the year the song was released and the title. The saying the music has a spiritual effect of healing can be true especially if it touches ones life in a special way and the old people is not exempted.

Interactive games: There are games that keep them busy like an interactive game, which can be played by one person if there is no one to play with. Like the video game, puzzle game and the rest, just make a research on the kind of game he or she would love most. Most of these interactive games could be played without the assistance of someone else, so even the person has been depending on other people to do things, these games can be played without any help from someone else.

Massaging machine: This is to help in their blood circulation and to keep them fit and healthy at all times. Though this kind of gift would gulp a substantial amount of money from your account, but at the end of the day you would realise that you have done the right thing. This would be one of the best and the most unique Christmas gift you can give to an elderly person no matter the age, be it a person on his or her 50th birthday, 60th birthday,70th birthday or even 80th birthday, it cuts across all age bracket for someone who can use a massager.

Memorable picture frame: all you do is dig for an old picture of the family together when the person is still younger, probably a photo shot on a Christmas Eve of longer years back, put it in a picture frame and have it sent to the elderly person. I tell you this would really bring the forgotten memory coming back like flood.

Family re-union: This could be one of the least on many peoples list of Christmas gift ideas, but it sure do have its own impact on the live of the old people. You can start by sending out some invitation cards inviting the family member for a re-union on Christmas Eve.

Be the chef for a day: U Can volunteer to do the cooking and serving the foods and beverages for just a day in order to be make the Christmas a lovely one. Just make them feel at home that you are in control of the kitchen.

Kindle reading device: The reading kindle may not be a new product in the market but it sure do have new and exciting ways of using them, so why not include them in that your list of a special Christmas gift for your lovely old man or woman.

Other Suggested Christmas Gift Ideas

I won’t end this article without including other things I think the elderly ones would find interesting during the Christmas season. Here are some other items I think would be of great value to your old ones.

Christmas tree: The old person could use the Christmas tree in the decoration of the house, street and surrounding.

Christmas tree mug holder: This could be used for hanging mugs, it’s in the form of a Christmas tree and that is why it is called a Christmas tree mug holder. It comes in various shapes of Christmas tree designs.

Microwave oven: In order to help the old ones always make their food warm, this could be included in your list of Christmas gift to the elderly. The elder person needs to have his or her food warm at all time, and the microwave would aid the fastness of doing this.

Refrigerator: This is if you have some money to throw around, then you can include this to be sent to the elderly one to store their foods.

Pack of Christmas greeting cards: The elderly ones have friends too that they want to reach out to, so a pack of greeting cards could help ease their stress of thinking up what they would give to their friend or family member.

Last Word

In conclusion, remember that our old ones are once young people like you and I, so care must be taken when making decisions on the appropriate gift to send to them this Christmas, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas ahead as you shop a unique Christmas gift for your elderly ones.


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      Bitten Once 4 years ago

      Thank you all for the lovely comment, I believe that Christmas can not be complete saying that in all the Christmas gift that matters the most is the one you give with your whole heart.

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      bobo 4 years ago

      Christmas is a great time especially for our elderly ones, I like your write-ups and the Christmas gift suggestion u've outline for our old one, guess I will go for the Christmas tree mug holder, thank you for this great piece.

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      colleen jochum 5 years ago

      I do "Meal in a Minute". When I make a dinner I freeze a meal size portion in a container. When Christmas comes I make a card telling them about their gift and deliver 10 frozen meals that they can thaw and heat up at their convenience. They are THRILLED!

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      Great list! I really like the idea of hiring a maid or you could clean their house for them.

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      Leo 7 years ago

      I think the Just5 phone is the best Christmas gift you can ever give a senior. Last year, I gave my grandpa one. From then, he always has peace of mind every day because of the phone's PERS features. Plus, I have never seen him so confident about using a phone as using Just5. Check this phone here: