If you’re looking for a wonderful gift that your older adult will use and enjoy, we’ve got you covered.

We rounded up 42 of our favorite gift ideas, ranging from products for independent older adults to gifts for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia or greater care needs.

These gifts are thoughtful, helpful, and can improve your older adult’s quality of life. You’re sure to find something they’ll be thrilled to receive.

5 keepsake gifts that celebrate special memories

  1. Custom photo album
  2. Custom photo calendar
  3. Custom photo blanket
  4. Custom photo puzzle
  5. $40 DBPOWER HD Digital 7 inch Photo Frame

5 gifts that entertain and engage

  1. Favorite songs and albums
  2. $50 Music player boombox with CD, cassette tape, and AM/FM radio
  3. From $4 Beautiful coloring books – These coloring books have beautiful, frame-worthy images and can provide hours of relaxing fun.
  4. Jigsaw puzzles
  5. Large-print or jumbo playing cards – Use these easy-to-see cards to play a variety of fun card games.

3 wonderful experiences

Many older adults enjoy experiences more than material things. Consider giving a gift certificate for something they’ll enjoy or taking them out for a meal or activity.

  1. Gift certificate for a favorite resturant
  2. Gift certificate for personal services like hair styling, manicure, pedicure, or massage
  3. SilverRide door-through-door assisted ride service

3 gifts to reduce anxiety and promote calm and relaxation

  1. Weighted blankets - Weighted blankets have been scientifically proven to relieve distress and anxiety.
  2. $40 Heated throw blanket
  3. $25 Heavyweight wheelchair lap blanket

8 gifts that make daily life easier, healthier, and more comfortable

  1. $14 AMIR motion-activated stick anywhere LED lights (3 pack)
  2. $16 Cup holder for rollator or wheelchair
  3. $16 Walker caddy / tote bag
  4. $21 Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener
  5. $30 ComfiLife Gel & Memory Foam Seat Cushion
  6. $37 Hamilton Beach Automatic Jar Opener – Open any jar without needing a strong grip, no matter how large it is.
  7. $40 Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush
  8. $60 Philips Norelco Rechargeable Electric Shaver 4500

8 mobility, transportation, and activities gifts

  1. $5 Walker ski glides
  2. $27 Hugo Mobility Quadpod Offset Cane
  3. $29 HandyBar Auto Standing Aid
  4. $57 Drive Medical 4 wheel rollator walker
  5. $169 “No-install” grab bar and pole
  6. Lyft or Uber gift
  7. GoGoGrandparent gift card
  8. $504 Carbon Ultralight Rolling Walker

For more information about each gift listed in this article, and where to buy, please visit our article online (listed below). ■