Gift Ideas for Frail, Sensory-impaired Elderly Loved Ones
It's that time of year again and the regular present-buying pressure is mounting steadily. We have listed a few ideas for presents to help you out. Hopefully this may help you move on from feeling exhausted over what to give people with that "Oh no Christmas again!" feeling like this one...
to being much more ready to welcome in the holiday spirit just like this !
You are welcome!
Most of the ideas have hyperlinks to sites where you can purchase these items directly or visit the gallery at the bottom of the page to find out a little bit more.
A Homemade Gift – what could be better than knowing that in today’s busy world someone has taken time, care and attention to create something for you.
Homemade memory box
Homemade meals stocked into the freezer
Homemade Audiobook – admittedly there is a bit more than just reading a book aloud into your voice recorder on your phone and burning the file onto a disc, but look here for a starter for ten.
Help and Support – for when you can’t be there, make sure someone else can.
Purchase vouchers from AQS Homecare for domestic support, such as: cooking, cleaning or shopping.
Book a shopping trip and have a reputable local company escort you both to take care of personal needs.
Pay for the fridge and cupboards to be thoroughly cleaned and cleared by someone else!
Gadgets – a whole host of tech to keep the ones you love as comfortable as possible
Smart phone/ tablet with lessons how to use if you have the time and or apps if they already have the hardware.
Infrared headphones for TV/radio
Lighted alert systems for doorbells or smoke alarms
Amazon Dash Buttons with an Amazon Prime account
Fund a Compact Braille Translators on Kickstarter to create a legacy in their name
Practical Gifts – to show you are thinking of their well-being
Family-focussed Gifts - to make them think about family wherever they may be
Joke presents to share with the grandchildren or great-grandchildren i.e. Old Age Accessories
A new memory together – take them out somewhere nice then scrapbook it together
Preserves, jam or chutney from your very own garden
Companion Pups – battery-operated soft-toy dogs that simulate breathing specifically create to soothe
Gifts for a Hobby – a way to keep their passion alive
Terrariums with ferns or succulents for gardeners without a garden look on crocus.co.uk
iCan experiences where you can select activities by disability
A basket of expensive key cooking ingredients you know they will use in their own famous recipes.
Yarn Bowls on etsy.com
A Personalised Gift – a wonderful gift opportunity made even better when completed by a beautiful image of your loved ones.
Photo Book entitled Boasting Album
Personalised Printed jigsaw puzzle
Traditional gifts – when all else fails
Hampers or gift baskets with treats you have shared in the past including a tea basket
Fine Food/ Wine/ Chocolates
12 months of fresh flowers – set up a direct debit for 12 months with their local florist
Audio Books/ Books/ DVDs
Books to help them reminisce
A new ergonomic hairbrush or comb to help with bed-hair
Scent journeys – lavender pillows, lemon soaps,etc or purchase In The Garden scentscape
Bed Socks or a Fleecy cape
Clothes from the Able Label