There are many wonderful ways that we can help our older parents (and ourselves as adult children) to make their lives and our lives easier and safer. And one of those ways is by giving your parents useful gifts that can enhance their lives.
Whether it’s for their birthday, or an anniversary or just because – giving a gift can be a wonderful way to say I Love You!
Gifts For Older Parents They Can Use
Portable Car Battery Charger
This is one of the best gifts to give anyone (in my opinion). It’s a portable charger for car batteries, cell phones, laptops, etc. It also includes a compass, a built in LED flashlight which can convert into a strobe light and more.
For Outdoor Hobbyists
For fathers who have outdoor hobbies – give them a gift from the ultimate outdoor shop – Bass Pro Shops!
Meal Delivery Service
If your parents find it difficult to cook for themselves or are living alone then why not gift them with prepared meals delivered right to their door? And better yet, ones that are specifically prepared for older adults.
For Book Lovers
If your Mom or Dad love to read – then what could be more useful than a Kindle? So many books available in one waterproof tablet that he can read indoors or outdoors!
For Those Who Love To Tinker
If your Dad still enjoys puttering around the house and working on home projects – that’s wonderful! Give him the gift that all handymen love, something from Home Depot!
A Gift Of Comfort
Crocs are some of the most comfortable shoes available today and if your parents enjoy working in their garden then a pair of Crocs may be a wonderful, useful and very practical gift for them.
Survival kits are an extremely useful gift for Dads (and Moms too) who love to live the adventurous life outdoors.
Lift Chairs and More
La-Z-Boy has some wonderful seating (including lift chairs) that can be a wonderful gift for older adults who may have problems getting up and down from a chair.
Alexa Speakers For So Many Useful Purposes
Alexa Smart Speakers are a wonderful, extremely useful gift for older adults – there are 26 Great Skills that can make Alexa an invaluable tool in any home with seniors.
Echo Show – Taking Alexa To The Next Level Up
The Echo Show is an Alexa device that is a step up from the Smart Speaker mentioned above. It does everything the Smart Speaker does plus it can work as a video monitoring device, a video communication device, and more.
So Many Useful Products At Best Buy
Older parents who may be techies or just love gadgets, music and more – well Best Buy is a great place to shop!
For The Forgetful Folks
All of us are forgetful at times, but as we get older, that can turn into a frequent event. So, why not gift your older parents with a little piece of mind with these Tile Essentials. Put and/or stick them on anything you might lose (cell phone, umbrella, wallet, etc.) and you can use them to locate your missing items.
Bringing Memories To Life
Electronic photo frames are an excellent way of keeping your older parents up to date with photos of the grandkids. Especially if they live far away and do not get to see those kids as often as they probably would like to.
For The Simple Foodies
It seems most every Chick-Fil-A I pass by almost always has a long line at the drive through! Their popularity (and delicious food) may be something that your parents love to indulge in every now and then – so why not help them out? Fill out their survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card!
For The Men Who Have Everything
Your Father may be a long time user of Gillette products and if so – then why not give him a gift that he knows, loves and will use.
Fun and Entertainment
Staying active is important – especially for men since as they get older, they tend to become couch potatoes! (We all know a few of those!) So help them to stay active in their own backyards with a Cornhole game.
For Golf Lovers
Or, if being outdoors simply isn’t an option and your parents are golfers – well – there’s nothing more useful to a golfer than a golf set they can use indoors to practice their swing.
I know that it may not be a cute or typical kind of gift but for many individuals, having an emergency kit in the home can end up being a lifesafer but the truth is, not many of us have one. So why not gift this to your loved one?
You can find out more about emergency kits at CrisisEquipped.com
Home Delivery Services
If your Mom and Dad have problems getting to the store (or they are being cautious and safe from exposure to Covid-19) then getting groceries can be difficult. So why not gift them the service of having someone else do the shopping for them?
Apple Watch with Fall Detection Feature
The Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 both have the fall detection feature built in which is an amazing service for older adults. Basically, if the watch detects that the wearer falls it will sound an alarm. If the wearer does not respond the watch will automatically contact 911. Note that the wearer must have their cell phone nearby for this to work.
A Wearable Panic Button Device
Another stylish wearable that acts as a protective device is the Invisawear Smart Jewelry. This great piece of jewelry can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet or can also be used as a charm on a key chain works as a “panic button”. You can list up to 5 contacts on your list and when you double press the charm – it will contact those 5 people plus 911 and provide them with your GPS location. I wear mine whenever I go out and I love the security it gives me.
Amazon Subscription Service
One of the best services that Amazon offers are it’s subscription service. I love it! It’s something that your older parents can set up, or you can set up for them. They can have items automatically delivered to their home without having to go out or remember to refill them. Things from toilet paper to paper towels, vitamins and supplements, hair products, makeup and lotion and so much more. It makes life so much easier! So, give a gift of an Amazon card to help them get the necessities they need easily.
We hope that you found one or two wonderful, useful gifts in our list for your senior loved ones!
A Smart Television Set
If your parents are having trouble using the remote – no matter how big a remote you get them – then maybe it’s time to switch them over to a television that they can control with their voice!
You can do this with Alexa and Fire TV.