ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Fun and Unique Senior Gift Ideas for 2015

Updated on January 14, 2015

Seniors Can Be Difficult to Shop For

I love my parents but as they get older they get harder and harder to shop for. Across the board I think almost everyone I know has the same problem. So, instead of panicking like I normally do I thought I'd come up with a few great gift ideas not only for myself, but also to share with my readers.

In this post I'll give you 6 unique senior gift ideas for birthdays and anniversaries. Be sure to leave any ideas you may have in the open discussion area below.

Arm Rest Organizer
Arm Rest Organizer

6 Great Senior Gift Ideas for 2015

Smartworks 6 Pocket Arm Rest Organizer

Many older people watch a lot of television. How about you consider getting them a Smartworks 6 Pocket Arm Rest Organizer? This way, they will have everything they could possibly need right next to them, therefore eliminating the need to get up and down. This handy device comes with 6 compartments that can hold remote controls, glasses, books, TV guides and anything else they might desire to have close by.

The sturdy 16" table top is great for snacks or drinks as well. I did notice that it is a little small to hold much food and if there are heavy things on the top, it can slide a bit. It is fully adjustable to fit nearly any size chair or sofa. This is not recommended for leather recliners and some rocking recliners; it does have a tendency to slip off. An easy fix for this would be to attach some velcro to the chair to keep it in place.

DayClocks Classic Oak Day Clock
DayClocks Classic Oak Day Clock

A Senior Gift Idea to Help Them Remember the Day

Don't Let the Days Slip By Clock

It can be hard to remember things clearly as we get older, sometimes this isn't due to any disease of the mind, but a mind that might be a bit more forgetful because of all the things they've crammed into it over the years. Something unique to help your loved one remember what day of the week it is, is this DayClocks Classic Oak Day Clock. This clock is divided into seven equal sections for each day of the week.

The clock face is 7" in diameter and the whole thing measures 9.25". But this isn't just for older people, this could be used to help a child learn the days of the week, or for some plain fun in a silly home. Many mothers are also so scatterbrained with all that it takes to raise children and care for a household, that they might appreciate the quick reminder of what day it is. A great feature is that you can get this in different finishes to ensure that it matches with your d├ęcor.

Many aging people decide to become more fit so they feel healthier and have better quality of life as they get older.

Funny or Gag Gift Ideas for Seniors 2015

Seniors love to laugh. Below I've listed a few gag gifts that they'll never forget.

Stronger Seniors Workout Program
Stronger Seniors Workout Program

A Senior Health Gift Idea

Give the Gift of Health

This Stronger Seniors Exercise Program works on stretching, aerobics, balance, improved flexibility, muscle and bone strength, stability and many other things. There are parts to the video for chair exercises, so there is less risk of falling down.

The two DVD's should be used together for an all over fitness regimen. Something you should be aware of is that the DVD is about an hour long, it can get a bit boring, but once you've found the routine you like, you can shorten the workout or pick and choose what you would like to do within the workout.

Some find that the pace is too slow and others find that it is just right; this really is going to be a personal preference. Consider giving this as a gift to a senior that you know could benefit from better health.

Beautyrest Micro Mink Warming Throw
Beautyrest Micro Mink Warming Throw

A Throw Blanket for Additional Warmth

Beautyrest Micro Mink Warming Throw Blanket

Because of slower circulation, older people tend to get cold very easily. You will always find throws and blankets all over an elderly person's home, but consider giving this Beautyrest Micro Mink Warming Throw for added comfort. This blanket is very soft with the 100% poly micro mink fabric. The wires are flexible enough that they aren't lumpy or uncomfortable.

There are three different temperature settings for different degrees of warmth and the controller is easy to use. It will also shut itself off after 2 hours. I really like that this throw blanket is not too heavy since lots of warming/heating blankets are weighted down with the wires. If you are expecting a very hot blanket, this is not it. Those that want very high warming blankets need to consider an actual electric blanket. This is more of a throw, and the settings are very low for just that extra amount of warmth you might need while watching television or reading a book.

Standers Handybar
Standers Handybar

A Convenient Senior Gift Idea

Senior Standers Handybar

Senior citizens sometimes lose strength and mobility due to age, but also to surgery or injuries as well. Help them get around easier with this Standers Handybar.

This stainless steel bar with soft, non-slip hand grips will slide into a car door latch to give stable assistance to a senior getting in or out of a vehicle. It is basically a grab bar that can be easily installed instead of spending lots of money for adaptations to your car. It is very sturdily made and worked wonders for my handicapped brother-in-law.

There are also versions of this device with a seat belt cutter and a window breaker as well, if you're interested. Most people have found this to be a useful item, and others have not liked it, or it didn't fit for whatever reason. It would be worth finding out if it is a good tool for you to have since safety is always preferred when dealing with elders.

1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments
1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments

An Unforgettable Senior Gift Idea - Well Maybe Not

On the fun side, consider giving this book as a gift - 1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 246. Most people are afraid of aging, so adding some humor to the mix can really help.

This book celebrates history's biggest mental lapses by some very famous people like Jimmy Carter, Marilyn Monroe, popes, Lincoln and even Nobel Prize winners, to name a few. It is a very good book that highlights those moments we all have that can be embarrassing and inconvenient.

Reader Feedback and Commentary

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)