December is always a very high volume month when it comes to buying, thanks to the holidays and festive mood of the month.
So, here is a compilation of the most popular products that our readers purchased for themselves and/or for their senior loved ones this month.
Our List Of The Top Selling Items Our Readers Bought In December 2021
Zyllion Shiatsu Back & Neck Massager
Wow, this was a very popular item for December! It’s a kneading massage pillow that also provides heat and can be used on shoulders, calf, legs, feet, hands. You can put it on the sofa, a chair, your car and get some much needed relief for your sore muscles.
Klikel Family Tree Picture Frame
I have given this gift myself to several friends and they love it! What a beautiful way to display your photos of family and friends. I’m so happy that so many of our readers loved it too.
Pipishell Day Clock
A great gift for older seniors and for anyone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. This large display clock not only gives you the time but it also gives you the time of day (morning, afternoon, evening) as well as the date.
Vansky Motion Activated Bed Light
A good way to display a nightlight that is unobtrusive. Equipped with an automatic shut off timer.
3x Large Magnifying Glass
What a great gift for most seniors – a magnifying glass with a light!
Brightech LightView Pro Flex Magnifying Glass
Another great magnifying glass that sits on your tabletop. Perfect for crafts, reading, painting, sewing and much more.
Scented Candles Set
Along with many useful and pragmatic products, every once in a while it’s nice to get a product that is beautiful and soothing. I would not recommend candles for seniors with cognitive decline issues but for others, this may be a wonderful gift.
Fleece and Couch Throw Blanket
A thermal coil warm body heat insulating blanket! Perfect for seniors who live in colder weather and need that extra warmth.
Anti Slip Transparent Tape
A clear anti slip tape that can be used around tubs, boats, stairs, etc. A great way to create an anti slip area to keep seniors safe.
The Boyfriend Pillow
A fun pillow to cuddle with. Perfect for anyone who sleeps alone and simply enjoys having a fun pillow.
The Birthday Chronicle
A parchment newspaper with headlines from the month and year of when you were born.
Story Of My Life
This was a very HOT product in December and it makes sense. A wonderful workbook to record your life stories and as the description says “preserve your legacy.”
Large Print Word Search Puzzles
Large print word search puzzles are a great gift for many older adults.
Coloring Book For Adults
Another great book for adults to spend their time coloring! Perfect for seniors of all levels.
A great way to keep your passwords organized! It’s also in large print!
Able Life Tray Table
A product I’ve recommended several times because it’s just so useful. Helps to keep seniors safe and provides a great little table to eat from, do crafts on, read, etc.
Medline Bed Assist Bar
A popular product I think every single month! An easy bed rail to add to your bed to help anyone get in and out of bed safely.
Another Hand Held Magnifying Glass
Another type of magnifying glass that many readers bought in December! It has 12 anti-glare dimmable LEDs so you can customized it to your visual needs.
Neck and Back Massager
This massager is larger than the one mentioned above and can be used for other parts of your body but it’s mainly constructed for your neck and upper back.
Drive Medical Bathroom Bench
This adjustable bench has a back and arms and can be used anywhere that an older adult needs to work or perform tasks. Perfect for the bathroom, kitchen, garage, workshop, etc.
HoMedics White Noise Sound Machine
For anyone who has trouble sleeping, the use of a sound machine can bring some great relief. This slick little machine offers 6 relaxing sounds to fall asleep to.
Able Life Auto Cane
We have been recommending auto canes on our site for quite some time and we even have a video reviewing one. All in all, everyone we know who is using this tool loves it and has found it to be indispensable!
Mighty Bliss Large Electric Heating Pad
I love curling up on the sofa on a cold day with my heating pad on me. It just gives me a great sense of comfort! This extra large sized one (12″ x 24″) can help to provide some comfort and pain relief to most anyone.
Electric Jar Opener
Electric jar openers are perfect for many seniors, especially ones who have arthritis.
A Little Funny Mug
This great little funny mug was quite popular this month and why not? It’s funny!
Get To Know Your Grandparents Cards
A fun way for grandkids (and adult children) to learn about their grandparents and parents. The box is filled with 200 questions and prompts to ask and learn!
Another Grandparent Game
Another game filled with questions that grandkids can ask their grandparents to learn more about the lives that they’ve led and about the family too.
Men’s Slim Wallet
Slim wallets are perfect for men. Some men can get a back ache from sitting unevenly due to their fat wallets so this slim one can be a perfect gift for them.
A Great T-Shirt for 80 Year Olds
A fun t-shirt for 80-year olds! Gifts for seniors don’t always have to be useful and practical – although those are very nice. A fun gift every now and then is appreciated too.
Smartphone Screen Magnifier
I have given screen magnifiers to friends and they love them! A great way to increase the size of the screen of your cell phone.
Tile Pro Tracker
Perfect for so many of us who are misplacing things like our keys, etc. Place this tile on the object you misplace often, and you’ll be able to track and find it!
Bone Lanyard Phone Tie
A great lanyard for your cell phone to keep it on you, hands free.
Bamboo Charging Station
This bamboo charging station can charge your phone, cell phone, tablet and more. A perfect way to organize all your products.
Kidde Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Detector
Another product that our readers seem to purchase most every single month! And it makes sense. It’s so very important to protect yourself, your family and your home from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Bluetooth Speaker and Dimmable Night Light
This table top dimmable light can be used to play music and can help you to sleep at night.
The toilet light is another great way to keep safe at night. So many seniors have multiple trips to the bathroom during the night so this nightlight can help to keep them safe.
Electronic Passwords Tool
Another great way to keep passwords safe and at your fingertips.
Healthy Seniors Chair Exercise Program
This booklet with therapy bands make for some wonderful sit down exercises that many seniors can work on. I remember doing many of these with my patients in Occupational Therapy treatment sessions.
LED Magnetic Pickup Tool
A flashlight tool that is magnetic so you can pick up small items like nails, screws, etc.
Digital frames are a great way to display family photos and to keep up with them! Simply email photos to the frame and the recipient gets to see new photos as they are updated.
Blurams Indoor Security Camera
An indoor security camera is a great way to monitor your senior loved ones. This particular one is quite popular amongst our readers.
Big Button TV Remote
Is your senior loved one having trouble using their remote control? Well this big button remote may be a good gift for them.
A good way to keep seniors safe outdoors, especially in the winter, is to install stair treads on any outdoor steps. These aluminum, non-slip treads would be perfect for that.
Fun Classic Movies
A great way to spend time indoors is to re-watch old classic movies!
Lifestyles Safe-er-Grip Bath & Shower Handle
A suction grab bar that can help someone to balance themselves getting in and out of a shower or bathtub. Note that you should NOT use this as a permanent grab bar solution. It’s not intended to hold your full weight.
The Echo Show
Another very popular item that our readers purchase often is the Echo Show (or any of the Alexa devices). With so many wonderful features, it just makes sense that this product keeps coming up on our list of popular items.
We hope that you’ve found these products useful or at the very least, inspirational for your next gift or project to help make your home safer.