If you have ever cared for or help look after a senior, you know how hard it is for them to accept new things-especially gifts. The best gift you can give a senior is companionship and your time & focus.
So bring over the grandchildren and make lunch for them, play a board game or have a cookie baking day that you can have them participate in. This way they feel appreciated and though of, making memories is what Christmas is all about!
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Some senior citizens will enjoy a music-related gift for a Christmas present. For an active senior citizen, treat her to a Christmas musical. Your local community centre or playhouse likely hosts Christmas-related musicals. Offer to go with the person for company. Give a home bound senior two musical tapes so she can close their eyes and imagine they are at the theatre.
Give the senior citizen a comfortable bedroom gift. Throw blankets can help a senior experience warmth on a cool evening. When purchasing a throw blanket, avoid materials that would require a try to the dry cleaners. Another bedroom gift includes a nightstand table lamp. The table lamp acts as second bedroom light.
If you are unsure about the senior citizen's eating habits, give a food-related gift certificate. Ask about the nearby supermarkets. Some senior citizens do not drive, so make sure the certificate offers convenience. Supermarkets can offer more than food, such as flowers. See if the local bakery accepts gift certificates. This will allow the senior citizen to enjoy fresh breads.
A senior citizen who enjoys the backyard can appreciate a gift geared towards the space. A set of wind chimes offers a relaxing backyard gift. The chimes act as background noise when reading. You can bond with the senior citizen, plus get exercise while planting the flowers in the summer months. A knitting or wood working craft helps seniors keep busy in the winter months.
Offer a homemade gift to the senior citizen. You can make a homemade Christmas wreath for the front door. Other homemade gifts include baked goods like nut bread, apple-cinnamon cookies and fudge brownies. These homemade gifts can help make a senior feel appreciated.
Hello! As a caregiver, mother and social service worker I have learned many life lessons through hands on experience. My dream for you is to make your journey through caregiving a cherished one.