Every Christmas we ponder the question of “What are some gift ideas for older adults” simply because we assume they have everything they want already. Well…the answer to your “gift ideas for the person with everything” woes are over! This year get out of the bathrobe and slippers section – older adults nowadays are more health conscious and tech-savvy than you may think. And these ideas will help them live healthy – naturally!
New products and gadgets are coming out every day…but the last person you may think of being able to use some of these are the older adults in your life. So, we decided to put together a realistic and useful list of 9 different products to give as gifts for your older parents or an older adult! You can click the links in the article if you want to learn more about them. If you want to get a head start on the shopping season and purchase them – go ahead! These fantastic finds are guaranteed to be the most popular gift an older adult can receive this Christmas – and earn you LOTs of “points” for being the most considerate child/grandchild/niece/nephew on the planet. Go ahead – check them out!
Oh – and you may find something you want for your own wishlist as well.
Dodow – Fall Asleep Faster Than Ever
As we age, sometimes falling asleep can become a nightly marathon. But it’s possible to obtain an excellent night’s rest with natural solutions: cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation, yoga, meditation, etc… The problem is that many older adults cannot afford to spend money or time on these options. This amazing gadget created waves in the market in early 2018 by helping millions fall asleep naturally, without having to resort to prescription meds & over-the-counter drugs! It’s called the Dodow (pronounced doe-doe…as in the French colloquial term for going to sleep!)
This totally unique gadget is an all-in-one sleeping solution combining the latest research in behavioral therapy with cutting-edge technology to retrain your brain to sleep naturally. In fact, the Dodow™ helps users fall asleep 2.5x faster!
It’s small, lightweight, totally portable…and, super simple to use! The Dodow™ improves sleep quality which is so important to living a healthy lifestyle.
There’s no downside to giving this gift – it has a 30-day money back guarantee. So when thinking about the best gifts for older adults this one is a winner. It will be used and appreciated – or – returned for full money back. How cool is that?
SensaCalm Weighted Blanket
According to the National Sleep Foundation, older adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night to remain healthy. Unfortunately, adults age 65 and older consistently report suffering higher rates of insomnia compared to younger people.
The reasons are varied. Some adults naturally experience a shift in their circadian rhythm as they age. However, illnesses and medical conditions can also make it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Additionally, a decline in physical activity leads to an overall less healthy lifestyle and certain prescription drugs have side effects that cause sleep disturbances.
A more natural route to assuring a good night’s rest is the use of a weighted blanket. Made with about 10 percent of a person’s body weight, they work by applying firm but gentle pressure to the body like a gentle, full body hug. By assuring adequate restful sleep, symptoms such as anxiety, stress, irritability, depression and even a higher risk of suffering a fall are diminished! They are even helpful for those suffering with menopause!
Additionally, uncomfortable feelings of restless leg syndrome which are often strongest just before bedtime are relieved by the gentle pressure of a weighted blanket. And, while there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, it is possible to manage the symptoms of anxiety, ease depression and improve sleep quality with the use of an appropriate weighted blanket.
Sensacalm, a US company, makes these wonderful blankets in three sizes – as a blanket, as a lap pad and as a weighted wrap. Plus you can choose your own cover design and fabric. Now that’s a gift for an older adult that just keeps on giving!
PhotoStick – Instantly Back Up All Your Videos & Photos
Has your mom or grandmother ever lamented over losing photos of the last Christmas you spent together – or heavens, your own birth or that of your precious child? Does she store those lovely images on her (probably outdated computer)? This cool gadget called the Photo Stick™ is currently one of the most popular products purchased worldwide and is one of the best gifts for older adults.
It is the ONLY product of its kind that makes saving up to 15,000 to 200,000 (depending on the number of GB you purchase) photos and videos painless, and completely hassle free! All mom does is insert a small thumb drive into her Mac or PC. Just open the program and click ‘GO’ and it’ll automatically find all her photos and videos and back them up to the Photo Stick™. That’s how simple it is…and how easy it is to set mom’s mind at ease. (Or your own!)
Amazing Compression Socks – End to Foot Pain!
It seems the closer to the time we reach age 50 and beyond (sometimes even sooner), aching feet become a major factor in living a healthy lifestyle. Because of pain, we tend to avoid adequate exercise or just walking. Hurting and swelling feet prevent us from being able to grocery shop, window shop at the mall, take walks with our grandchildren or attend events that require even minimal walking. A pain based lack of movement leads to a decline in heart health and affects even our daily outlook on life.
What would you give to be able to simply slip on a pair of socks that promotes circulation, reduces leg cramping, swelling and pain? There are specially designed compression socks that address problems caused by diabetes, obesity, and poor blood circulation plus helps to prevent plantar fasciitis!
These socks are so easy to put on and comfortable to wear – I can attest to that! They fit all sizes and you can wear them under regular socks. They are provide wonderful relief from various foot troubles and they’re certainly more affordable than medical bills!
your feet become less painful and swelling diminishes, you start feeling better all over, and living a healthier lifestyle becomes easier. That’s why compression socks are one of the best gifts for an older adult and you can give yourself. In fact, two pairs would be even better!
Peeps Eyeglasses Cleaner
Can I just say this is the bomb for cleaning glasses? I personally have 2 of these cleaners and plan to buy more. It is so annoying for those of us who wear glasses to constantly clean them – over and over. Then – there’s finding just the right cloth when you need to rub them so you don’t make the problem worse by smearing facial oils around that fog your vision.
I’m telling you it doesn’t have to be so difficult. Peeps™ are so small and smartly designed you can carry them in the palm of your hand. Peeps™ uses the latest glass cleaning technology with a unique carbon-cleaning solution (also used by NASA to clean glass in space!). Gone are foggy glasses! Peeps™ gives you crystal clear vision! It’s so amazing you don’t even feel like you’re wearing glasses.
Peeps™ makes a great gift for anyone who is wearing glasses. The unique, colorful design will have everyone asking – what is that? Everyone I’ve shown my Peeps™ has been amazed at how effectively they wipe any kind of glass. Hey – give a gift which is actually useful and makes life easier!
KeySmart – The Smartest Keychain
Does your dad carry so many keys on his keychain he’s beginning to look like a prison employee! If so, then you definitely want to look into KeySmart™ . This gadget has sold over 2 million times and holds all your keys, including your car key fob in one SMART device made of aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel hardware!
Regardless of the size or shape of the key, KeySmart can attach all your keys in less than a minute. With it, you can easily find the key you need. It’s smaller than a pack of gum, makes no noise, can fit into a wallet or pocket and weighs only 0.3oz. No more getting stuck in the leg with a key!
And if you a little tech savvy, you can configure it to hold additional accessories to make your life easier – like a bottle opener, a screwdriver, a folding knife and even a 16 GB USB thumb drive. Add this one to your list of gifts for older men!
Triple Bristle™- The Ultimate Tooth Brush
According to The National Institutes of Health… 92% of adults have tooth decay! Older adults are constantly battling a combination of dental practices from past years and the natural wearing away of the enamel that comes with age. But you say, “I brush my teeth twice a day!” Dr. Max Babiner has designed a breakthrough toothbrush that exceeds the effectiveness of a standard toothbrush.
Triple Bristle™, the WORLD’S FIRST 3-HEADED SONIC TOOTHBRUSH doesn’t wear away enamel in the same spot, while missing and leaving bacteria behind in other areas. Triple Bristle™ provides a thorough and even cleaning for your entire mouth! The triple heads sweep away bacteria, surface stains, tartar, and plaque. It’s perfect for people with dental work like veneers, implants, crowns and even braces!
You may think a toothbrush is not the ultimate gift but this one has a 30 day money back guarantee. For an older loved one suffering from dental loss and wanting to preserve their oral health, this would be a unique and thoughtful gift!
Fixd™ – And Save $1000s on Car Repairs
Fixd™ is a revolutionary device that instantly diagnoses 7000+ potential issues with just about any vehicle built after 1996 in real-time. Plus – it’s super easy to use. Just plug Fixd™ into your car’s OBD (on board diagnostics) port, sync it with a cell phone, and it will do the rest.
For an older adult who may or may not be familiar with the mechanics of a car, Fixd™ puts power back with the car owner. The severity of the car problem and why the “Check engine light” is on is explained in simple to understand terms right on your smartphone. FIXD will alert you whenever a problem with your vehicle is detected and keeps a running log of problems detected in your vehicle.
Now an unscrupulous mechanic can no longer take advantage of your lack of car maintenance knowledge. It is important to wisely manage retirement dollars, and this small gadget
can help save you $1000s of dollars in unnecessary and expensive care repairs.
Fixd™ also notifies you of oil change and maintenance reminders – so caring for your car is made easier!
Fixd™ is like having a car mechanic in your pocket – one that doesn’t rip you off! Wouldn’t this be a wonderful addition to your list of gifts for older women – or for a driver of any age?
XY™ Find It – Locate Lost Items With Your Smartphone
Okay – I admit it. I keep losing my glasses. My hubby keeps losing …well, almost everything. But that’s going to change. A little coin-sized device called XY™ Find It is the answer. When you attach this coin-size tracking device to an item and lose the item, the XY™ Find It app displays how far you are from your glasses, keys or wallet you’ve misplaced and it will sound an alarm to help you pinpoint its exact location.
In the event you realize you’ve left your item in another location, all other XY™ Find It users in the network are notified, and when one passes your missing article, you receive an update of its location on your phone.
But what if you can’t find your phone? Use XY™ Find It. The app will locate your phone, ring it (even if it’s on silent mode) and you’ll find your phone fast. What a wonderful gift for older parents!
XY™ Find It could be an invaluable tool to an older adult. It’ll even find your car in a parking lot! Maybe we could all use this little secret agent! Check it out!
Wrap Up that Gift!
There’s no doubt that finding really nice gift ideas for older adults can be a daunting task. But these gifts are wonderfully practical, affordable and provide valuable assistance for gifts for older parents. Whether it’s gift for older men or a gifts for older women – this list can provide you with valuable ideas!