Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Seniors
Wondering what to get for the seniors who seem to have everything already? If you’re looking for gifts to delight the older people in your family, we’ve got suggestions that range from the thrilling to the cozy:
For Active Seniors
Experience Gifts are popular gifts for active older people, especially those with everything they need and limited place for new stuff. Treat them with a great day out, a fun adventure, or one of the following:
A wine tasting event
An Airbnb weekend: a stay, an experience, or an online experience
Restaurant Gift Cards to their favorite places
A Botanical gardens Membership
A Zoo Tour – get a look behind the scenes of the zoo and bring the grandkids!
A National Parks Membership
Concert or Symphony Tickets
A Masterclass Pass
Movie or Theater tickets
Golf or Driving Range Passes
Other Gifts for Active Seniors
Phone bandolier – a case that you can wear like a purse or a necklace to keep your phone right where you need it.
Digital Tiles – locate lost items using your tech.
Home state tote bag
Is your Senior more of a homebody? Give them something delicious, entertaining, or cozy. Or treat them to an outing custom-designed for them.
NY times remember the day/month customized book
Home-cooked delivery meals
Fun subscription boxes
Scented candle and flameless candle warmer
For seniors who are much less able to get out and about, lovely things to stimulate the senses can brighten the season.
Cozy heated massager
Soft animatronic companion pet
The Gift of Time
Your time and talents are a gift too! Make your senior something thoughtful or spend a little time together enjoying their favorite things.
Make a musical playlist of their favorites
Make photo albums with themes: Christmases over the years and such
Make a few dates to do things over the year – theater and such
Help during the holidays
A short video reminding them of 10 things you love about them.
A year of lunch dates
A box of fun memories you write out for them
A day of technology help or instruction
Customize their tech just for them.
A trip to the cat café, museum, or botanical garden
A trip to see Christmas lights or hear Christmas music
Afternoon tea at a place that serves high tea
The Gift of Giving
Make a donation in their honor to a favorite charity or cause. Many seniors are philanthropic around a personal passion. Maybe it's an organization that does supports a health cause that has meaning to them. Or it's an organization that does charity work important to them. If money is tight, volunteering hours for their favorite organization and bringing back photos of the work you did would be meaningful for both of you.