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4 Great Gift Ideas For Seniors This Christmas

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Choosing the right gift for seniors amid the upcoming holiday season can be challenging. Here are 4 great gift ideas for seniors this Christmas. 

Shopping and purchasing Christmas gifts for seniors (whether it’s mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, friend) can be a challenging obstacle, especially if you are unaware of any hobbies that they may have. According to a recent study, the average cost of a Christmas gift in the United States ranges from $50 to $100. It is important to remember that you can still provide a gift that seniors will love without spending a lot of money or any money at all. 

Below are just 4 great gift ideas for seniors this Christmas. Have an idea that is not on our list? Make sure you provide your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below. 

Coloring Books

Coloring books are not just for kids, they also make great gifts for seniors and other adults. Some of the benefits of coloring books for seniors include help with dexterity, problem-solving skills, concentration, and overall engagement. Over the last few years, adult coloring books have become extremely popular. In fact, in 2015 alone, approximately 12 million adult coloring books sold creating a global colored-pencil shortage

One of the best benefits is coloring books can be found for everyone, regardless of skill level.  

Gift Certificates/ Cards 

Sometimes the best and most appropriate Christmas gift for seniors (and other adults) is gift certificates and gift cards. Why? Because gift certificates and cards can be purchased for just about any brand, good, or service available today. For seniors, some of the best gift cards include those that provide a service, such as driving solutions for example Uber, grocery delivery, and housekeeping services.

Here are some additional tips on finding the best gift certificate or gift cards for seniors

Virtual Assistants 

Technology is becoming an integral part of the average adult’s life, and this includes seniors. A study, performed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), over 55% of seniors are active online and this number continues to grow. For seniors that enjoy technology a virtual assistant, such as GrandPad, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomePod. With more virtual assistants coming on the market, the price to own has become more attainable. 

Here are some tips on finding the best smart home devices for seniors

Safety Choice Technology

According to research, most seniors would prefer to age in the comfort of their own homes. In fact, 76% of seniors want to age in place according to AARP. At Comfort Keepers, we provide some of the leading senior safety products on the market, as well as industry-leading in-home care services. Comfort Keepers SafetyChoice® products include home monitoring systems, medication safety management, personal emergency response systems, and safety accessories. 

The holiday season is right around the corner and finding the perfect gift for seniors can be challenging. Our suggestions include coloring books, gift cards, virtual assistants, and safety choice products. Now it is your turn! What are the best gifts you have given your senior loved ones?