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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors

The holiday season is in full swing, and hopefully by now you’ve completed your shopping duties for everyone on your list. If you haven’t, not to worry – there is still time to finish any last-minute shopping. While the younger generation can be easier to shop far, sometimes it can be a challenge to determine what to get the elder members of your list. If you’re struggling to figure out what to get your elderly mother, father, grandmother or grandfather, the following list provides a few last-minute gift ideas.


While everyone needs clothes, many seniors have outdated wardrobes and are in dire need of a new look. Consider buying your special senior a new outfit or even better, a gift card to be used on a shopping trip with them (if feasible). During the wintertime, seniors often have trouble staying warm – pairing that sweater with a warm blanket can help them stay comfortable for months to come.

A Night Out

Despite the several activities that seniors can take part in at our three facilities, it’s always nice for them to get out once in a while. Treat your senior to a night out – perhaps a movie, show, or just dinner at their favorite restaurant.


Many seniors enjoy reminiscing about their younger days with photos and other keepsakes from the past. Moreover, due to physical and medical restrictions, seniors are often unable to attend their grandchild’s first baseball game or school play. Giving your senior an up-to-date photo album can help them feel connected to their loved ones and a reminder that they are an integral part of the family.

Books and Music

For all seniors, it’s important to keep active, especially mentally. Books and music (CDs or digital music) are great gifts for keeping seniors occupied throughout the year. If your senior needs assistance, consider paying them a visit to read to them or share their favorite music.

Whatever you choose to purchase for your senior, be sure to pay them a visit during the holidays and remind them how much they mean to you. Salter HealthCare would like to wish all of its seniors a safe and happy holiday season!

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