What are good Christmas gifts for an elderly person in a care home?
The best gift you can give an older adult is some minutes of your time and some company. Whether they have things to do or not, they’ll cheer up seeing you!
But choosing some appropriate gift for them may be a complex task. Older adults may tell you there’s nothing they need, but you have to imagine what an elderly needs in a small room at caring houses with a small drawer and a small closet. There are some valuable gifts you can consider.
Easy-to-wear clothing is lovely, like sweatshirts, cotton sucks, or slippers. If you know their taste in music, movies, and TV shows, you can buy CDs or DVDs. Books and audiobooks or adult painting books are excellent too. They love watching and listening to birds, so you can consider a bird feeder or the seed for refilling them.
Some older adults love crafting in their routine life. So buy them yarn and knitting supplies, coloured pencils, plastic scissors, or paint by number. Take some sweets there with yourself, like candies, milkshakes, homemade cakes, puddings, or snacks.
• A gift certificate for a hair salon would be lovely too.
• Even pens or tablets for notes are considerable.
• Buy games like Dominoes, puzzles, cards, Scrabble.
You can play with them in your time of visit too. They’ll love it. You don’t have to buy anything expensive if you are low on budget. There are various things you can do during your visit. You can offer to comb their hair, trim fingernails. Give them a massage, offer to write their letters for them and mail the letter. If they have trouble with their eyesight, you can read them a story or sing a song they love. Join them in their activities like Bingo games or exercises.