Selecting just the right gift to mark a special occasion is often tricky, but the difficulty level skyrockets when you’re shopping for an older adult who already seems to have everything. It’s a situation that demands ingenuity or access to a thoughtful list of gift ideas for seniors who don’t need anything.
Gift Ideas for Seniors Who Don’t Need Anything
A long life offers plenty of opportunities to collect stuff along the way, so the best gift ideas for seniors who don’t need anything won’t focus on things. Instead, they’re about connections and showing that you care. There are countless possibilities.
Sharing stories has long been a favorite way of fostering human connections, and seniors often have an amazing array of tales to tell. You can opt for a memory journal filled with prompts; there are several on the market. For a more personal touch, pen a letter inviting your senior to write down their stories and tuck it inside a blank journal.
A Personalized Photo Calendar
Pictures of loved ones or favorite places are a great way to brighten a senior’s day. Compiling pictures to produce a personalized photo calendar creates a practical, useful gift that will bring joy as it’s used.
Digital Picture Frame
How do you eliminate clutter while still displaying all your favorite pictures? A digital picture frame makes it easy to share a ton of treasured images in a dynamic way without crowding a space with photo frames.
The Digitalization of Family Movies or Photo Albums
Are you searching for images for that digital picture frame? Give the gift of digitalization. With permission, gather up old photo albums and home movies and get them digitalized. This will breathe new life into these treasures and make them easily accessible. Plus, it will create a shareable archive for the entire family.
A Sound Machine
Many seniors find restful sleep elusive. A sound machine that plays various blends of white noise can make it easier for people to fall asleep and stay asleep until morning.
A Monthly Treat Delivery
Getting a surprise once is fun. Getting a surprise once a month multiplies the excitement. To offer repeated reminders that you care, consider the gift of a monthly treat subscription. What kind of treat is best? A monthly delivery of fresh fruit is a healthy choice. A delivery of cookies or chocolates will please those with a sweet tooth. Flowers or seeds will delight a gardener. Pet toys or treats are sure to make a loving pet owner smile. Meanwhile, puzzle enthusiasts will grin if each month brings a new challenge. To explore some options, check out Town & Country‘s list of the 20 best subscription boxes to gift in 2020.
Sometimes, the best gift isn’t a thing. It’s an experience. Spend time together doing something that you both enjoy. Go out for a meal. Get tickets to a show, spend an afternoon at a museum or the mall, or commit to weekly walks around the neighborhood or through the nearby park. Remember that it doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive to be fun.
Gift cards can be the perfect gift. Does your favorite senior have a go-to restaurant? Is a visit to the salon or spa a highlight for them? Would they enjoy spoiling their pet? Are they movie buffs or avid readers? Select gift cards that reflect their interests, and your gift is sure to be greeted with a delighted smile.
At Waterstone on Augusta, we believe that every day is a gift. That’s why we’re committed to providing a community that encourages our residents to embrace the possibilities that each day brings.
Are you looking for a premier assisted living and memory care community in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina? Come visit us at Waterstone on Augusta. Our community is both relaxing and elegant, and we strive to enhance the quality of life of the seniors we serve through teamwork and unity. To learn more about our amenities and to view our lovely community, please schedule a tour online or call us today at 864-605-7236.