Christmas is a time to show friends and family how much they mean to you. To help you with your holiday shopping, Ross & Shoalmire's Elder Law Attorneys have prepared this list of Christmas gift ideas that your favorite senior is sure to appreciate.
1. Stander Handy Bar
This handy gadget helps you get up and out of your vehicle with ease. It has a weight capacity of 350 lbs. and fits onto any vehicle's door handle with no modifications needed. As an added bonus, the device also has a built-in seatbelt cutter and windshield breaker for use in emergency situations.
2. Finishing Touch
Shaving tends to get more difficult with age, but the Flawless Legs Women's Hair Remover contours to every curve to ensure a smooth shave with no pain or irritation. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes this product perfect for travel.
3. Men’s Philips Norelco Shaver 4500
DualPrecision heads designed with slots and holes to quickly and comfortably shave both long and short hair make this electric shaver a wonderful gift for the older gentleman. It allows for a wet or dry shave without the use of cream or gel, which means it's easier for caregivers to provide assistance if needed.
With a 90-degree articulation head, the 32-Inch Grip'n Grab multi-purpose tool lets seniors easily pick up both high and low objects without bending or straining. It's suitable for indoor or outdoor use and can hold items that weigh up to 5 lbs.
A digital photo frame lets your favorite senior enjoy a rotating slideshow of photos of children, grandchildren, pets, or past travels. Clock and calendar functions add to the appeal of this thoughtful holiday gift. There's no complicated setup either; just insert an SD card or USB disk of images to get started.
6. Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets earn rave reviews from people of all ages as a way to cope with anxiety, insomnia, or restless legs syndrome. This one features cashmere-like softness and sensory-sensitive minky dot on one side and smooth texture on the other. Expect it to quickly become your senior's favorite bedroom must-have!
7. Dignity Mug
This uniquely designed mug features two handles for added support, which makes it easier for your favorite senior to enjoy a refreshing beverage. Pair the mug with a selection of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa for a thoughtful and much appreciated holiday gift.
8. Travelrest Ultimate Memory Foam Travel Pillow
Special thermo sensitive memory foam provides optimal neck, shoulder, and head support during both long and short trips. In addition to being helpful for seniors who frequently travel to see family, this pillow is also said to be great for wheelchair users and individuals who struggle with chronic pain due to arthritis or other related medical conditions.
9. Lightweight Wheelchair Blanket
This soft and warm 36-inch by 42-inch fleece blanket is perfect to use inside and out. There's a convenient front pocket to keep a senior's hands warm and a loop patch to secure the blanket behind the legs. Choose from Merlot or Wedgwood Blue.
10. Mr. Beams LED Nightlights
This set of 3 motion-sensing LED nightlights is suitable indoor or outdoor use and lets a senior make sure there's always a bright path to prevent tripping or falling. The lights can be stuck anywhere and only require 4 AA batteries to operate.
11. Vive Walker Bag
Fitting all walker styles, this handy bag is pretty and practical. Your favorite senior can use it to hold a purse, or wallet, change of clothes, snacks, or necessary medical supplies.
12. Drive Medical Universal Cup Holder
This universal cup holder easily attaches to wheeled walkers, rollators, or wheelchairs to ensure easy access to a senior's favorite beverage. It swivels as needed to keep contents level and reduce the risk of spills.
13. Otofonix Apex
For seniors with mild to moderate hearing loss, this device is a great alternative to expensive prescription hearing aids. It features noise-canceling, feedback suppression, and seven volume levels with three ear dome sizes to make it easier to find the perfect fit.
14. Sitting Tai Chi
Staying active is important at any age, but seniors often struggle to complete vigorous routines due to arthritis, joint pain, back pain, and decreased mobility. This sitting tai chi routine is an easy to follow introduction to the incredibly meditative and healing techniques of Tai Chi.
15. BONZY Lift Recliner
This comfortable and attractive recliner is an affordable lift chair for the senior who struggles to stand without assistance. The fabric is easy to clean, and the chair can hold adults up to 300 lbs.
16. Balios Grey Dining Eating Aid
Chunky, soft, and easy to grip handles allow users with a weak grip to continue to feed themselves independently. The set is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
17. Able Life Able Tray Table
This bamboo tray table provides a convenient surface for eating, reading, putting together puzzles, or engaging in other tabletop activities. An ergonomic safety handle capable of holding 250 lbs. of weight allows seniors to use it for balance and support while standing or sitting.
18. PAVILIA Premium Fleece Blanket
This lightweight wearable blanket with sleeves is ideal for keeping seniors warm and cozy while watching TV, lounging on sofa/bed, gaming, or reading a book. One size fits most adult men or women.
19. Deluxe Step Stool
This height-adjustable step stool lets seniors easily reach into high cabinets or shelves. It's also great for getting in and out of the shower or bath. Maximum weight capacity is 300 lbs.
20. Good Grips
The wire loop of this handy device pulls buttons through buttonholes without snagging. This allows seniors with arthritis, Parkinson's disease, or other conditions that affect their dexterity to continue to dress themselves without assistance.
21. Peace of Mind
Of course, the greatest gift of all is knowing that you'll be prepared for whatever the future holds and that your loved ones will be taken care of after your passing. For assistance with Estate Planning or Medicaid Planning needs, contact us today.