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24 Useful Gifts For Older Parents: Ideas They Will Love And Use

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

DBPOWER 3000A/80.66Wh Portable Car Jump Starter (UP to 10.0L Gas/8.0L Diesel Engines) 12V Auto Lithium-Ion Battery Booster with Smart Clamp Cables, Quick Charge, and LED
  • 【SUPER POWERFUL & PORTABLE】3000A PEAK OUTPUT JUMP STARTER-This compact (7.5*3.4*1.4-inch) & lightweight (1.35pounds) G16 jump starter has no problem starting most vehicles with gas engines up to 10.0L or diesels engines up to 8.0L.

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 3- year warranty, plus a built in LED flashlight which can convert into a strobe light and more.

For The Fishermen In Your Life

Aertiavty Compact Fishing Tackle Bag, Fishing Bag with Tackle Box and Rod Holder Outdoor Sport Fishing Backpack
  • [Comfortable and Flexible] This tackle bag backpack has an excellent shoulder strap. It is an ergonomic design that ensures your shoulders are less tired. Also, the cushion is breathable. When you sweat, the sweat will soon evaporate, and there is no odor smell.

For Book Lovers

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (16 GB) – Now with a larger display, adjustable warm light, increased battery life, and faster page turns – Black
  • Kindle Paperwhite – Now with a 6.8” display and thinner borders, adjustable warm light, up to 10 weeks of battery life, and 20% faster page turns.

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!

Large Print Password Logbook

In today’s world, we have so many passwords to keep track of! If your older parents are online, they will love this large print password book to organize their login information.

This book features one page per password, with room for updates. Parents can also record security / challenge questions and updates and locate everything easily via the alphabetized tabs.

There are several covers to choose from, as well as several Spanish versions.

For Those Who Love To Tinker

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A Gift Of Comfort

SteadStyle Blanket Gifts for Women or Men – Get Well Blanket, Inspirational Gifts for Her Him, Feel Better After Surgery Gifts, Thinking of You Gifts for Mom Friend Sister Coworker
  • 【Get Well Soon Gift for Women or Men】 – If you have a friend or family member who is going through a bad day of illness, share this blanket with her or him to express your miss and care about.

For Survivalists

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Survival kits are an extremely useful gift for Dads (and Moms too) who love to live the adventurous life outdoors.

Lift Chairs and More

Living Room Power Lift Massage Recliner Chair for Elderly Heated Ergonomic Lounge Fabric Vibratory Massage Chair with Cup Holders/Heating/Remote Control Grey
  • Massage and Power Lift Assistance: This recliner chair comes with 8 vibrating points, 4 massage areas, 5 massage modes and 2 intensity levels, reclines up to 150°which meets all your demands and give you the best massage and luxurious comfort. With our powerful silent lift motor, our lift chair can pushes the entire chair up to help the senior stand up easily without adding stress to back or knees.

Lift chairs can be a wonderful gift for someone who may be having trouble getting up from a chair.

Alexa Speakers For So Many Useful Purposes

Echo (3rd Gen)- Smart speaker with Alexa- Charcoal
  • Meet Echo – Echo (3rd Gen) has new premium speakers powered by Dolby to play 360° audio with crisp vocals and dynamic bass response.

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

Echo Show (2nd Gen) | Premium 10.1” HD smart display with Alexa – stay connected with video calling – Charcoal
  • Premium speakers with Dolby processing let you stream music and books in crisp, stereo sound. With a vibrant 10.1″ HD screen for watching videos, movies, and TV shows in a new fabric design.

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.

For Exercise Enthusiasts

Healthy Seniors Chair Exercises for Seniors – Two Resistance Bands, Handles, and Printed Exercise Guide. Adjustable Fitness Equipment for Seniors, Elderly Home. Occupational & Physical Therapy Aids
  • Physical therapy at home: the box contains a printed 18 pages exercise guide with detailed instructions, developed by a physical therapist specifically for the needs of the elderly. This means that all the exercises are low impact and safe to do even for absolute beginners.

For The Forgetful Folks

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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

Atatat 10 inch Digital Picture Frame 1920×1080 Brightness Adjustable IPS Screen Digital Photo Frame with Timing Switch, Background Music Playing, 1080P Video Playback, Easy Plug and Play for All Ages
  • ❀【178 Degree Wide Viewing Angle & Brightness Adjustable IPS Screen】With an IPS screen of 1920×1080 resolution and 178 degree wide viewing angle, users can fully enjoy high-definition photos from all angles. Photos read in the photo frame will restore the true color scene and the brightness of the photo frame can be manually adjusted according to different lighting environments.
  • ❀【Plug and Play & Best Surprise for Mother’s Day】The setting of the photo frame facilitates the customer to the greatest extent. Just turn on the power, insert the SD card or USB drive (not included), your vivid photos/1080p videos will automatically play in the photo frame. Whether it is through the menu button of the photo frame, or the remote control with 2.4G signal covering the entire sector area, the photo frame operation can be performed. Users of all ages can get used to it in minutes, making it an ideal Mother’s Day gift.

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

These days, it may be a bit cheaper to eat out than to eat in, at least at some places.

So why not gift your parents the gift of eating out once in a while at some great places like Cracker Barrel or Panera Bread or Chipotle’s!

gifts cards for elderly parents

For The Men Who Have Everything

9 in 1 Multitool Pen Set – Christmas Gifts for Men, Stocking Stuffers for Dad, Boyfriend, Husband from Daughter – Cool Gadgets for Men Who Have Everything
  • GIFTS FOR HIM: This is one of the must-have stocking stuffers for men! These 9 in 1 Multi-Tool pen set cool gadgets is the perfect mens gifts for Christmas gifts for men who have everything, gifts for dad gifts for husband, gifts for boyfriend unique men Christmas gifts for dad who wants nothing who have everything!

Fun and Entertainment

GoSports 3 x 2 ft Classic Cornhole Set – Includes 8 Bean Bags, Travel Case and Game Rules – Rustic
  • COMPLETE CORNHOLE SET: Tailgate Size 3 ft x 2 ft Cornhole Boards with 8 All-Weather Bean Bags, Carrying Case and Rules

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.

Emergency Kits

Rescue Guard 72 Hour Bug Out Bag Emergency Kit for 4 – Hurricane and Earthquake Survival Backpack (6 Days for 2, 72 Hours for 4)
  • FULLY PACKED SURVIVAL BACKPACK: Every basic survival kit contains water and food rations that can last up to 12 days for a single user. The backpack may look small, but inside are necessities to help you survive emergencies. First aid supplies, safety protection gear, squeeze power light, and more are included.

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.

You can find out more about emergency kits at

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?

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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 optionally 911) and provide them with your GPS location.

I wear mine whenever I go out and I love the security it gives me.

For Healthier Meals

Chefman TurboFry® Touch Air Fryer, XL 8-Qt Family Size, One-Touch Digital Control Presets, French Fries, Chicken, Meat, Fish, Nonstick Dishwasher-Safe Parts, Automatic Shutoff, Stainless Steel
  • CRISPY & HEALTHY: Dive into the world of our Digital Air Fryer Oven. Relish crispy delights with 98% less oil. Ideal for veggies, pizza, frozen foods, and more. A healthier choice every time.

A Smart Television Set

INSIGNIA NS-50DF710NA21 50-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV, Released 2020
  • Voice remote with Alexa: Use your voice to watch live TV, launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more.

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.

Here’s more information about how you can use Fire TV

We hope that you found one or two wonderful, useful gifts in our list for your senior loved ones!

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