5 Things To Gift Your Elder This Christmas

5 Things To Gift Your Elder This Christmas

It can be hard shopping for a senior loved one because you don’t know what to get them. What could be so special to someone who has had a lifetime of the gifts? And how do you know if they will like yours? If you were in such a dilemma, here is some help with that. Following is a list of things to gift your senior this Christmas.

  • Blankets or throws: These may seem plain, but at least you can’t go wrong with them. Make sure what you get them is cozy; you could try quilting something at home or customize a photo throw at one of those gift stores online.
  • Personalized gift baskets are a great way to give your elder practical products like lotions, bath soaps, cologne or perfume. Better yet, arrange a food basket and fit in your favorite meats, chocolates, and sauces. This would surely to go down well.
  • Tablets and iPads are a good way to pass the time, so why not gift them one. The latest devices have elder-friendly options like large print and touchscreen technology, and a quick tutorial can bring them up to speed on the best ways to make use of the thing. There are lots of possibilities open to them after that: entertainment, medication management, brain-teasing fun, and staying in touch with the family are just a few of those. If they are okay with you showing them the workings of the gadget, stick around and do that.
  • Kitchen and bath towels are something everyone can use. These are everyday items, so you know they won’t be useless. For a personalized touch, you can throw in monogrammed initials or patterns to match the senior’s apartment. At the very least, it will be endearing, and if not, they have at least one less supply to shop for later.
  • Gift certificates to grocery stores and dining venues are the perfect present for the senior who values their independence. This is a way for them to cut expenses while letting them go once in a while. Also, it protects them from malnutrition, a commonly overlooked condition among seniors these days.

These are just a few of the ideas you can use. There are plenty of other items that your senior may be needing and have put off getting. Make sure they are fine with accepting whatever gifts you choose. Remember this is about them happy on Christmas, and not just one of the items on your to-do list.

Brooke Sutton, President, RN

Brooke Sutton, owner of Sutton Home Care and a Springfield native, is a fully licensed Registered Nurse with over ten years experience in the healthcare field.

Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.

Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.
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