Need help finding a gift that the senior in your life will actually use and enjoy? Carlton’s Senior Gift-Giving Guide includes our top ten favorites to help make the holiday season merry and bright for all:
10.) Customized Return Address Stamp
These customized return address stamps make it easy to keep up on correspondence and are available in a variety of designs from classic to whimsical, and everything in between. Starting at around $10, this practical gift is sure to be put to good use. Pair this with Gift #9 and a book of postage stamps for a thoughtful gift that will help the senior in your life stay connected. Available through Zazzle.
9.) Assorted Everyday Greeting Card Collection
Greeting cards are great to have on hand and your loved one will be stocked up for special celebrations and life events—birthdays, weddings, baby showers and more—throughout the year with this set of 24 handmade cards in a convenient organizer box. Pair this with Gift #10 and a book of postage stamps to create a gift collection that will help the senior in your life stay connected to their loved ones. Available through Hallmark.
8.) Goodie-Filled Christmas Stocking
Your loved one with delight in the novelty of receiving a goodie-filled Christmas stocking just like when they were a child. Add a peppermint stick, some hard candy, a piece of fruit and a vintage toy for a classic touch. A variety of personalized stockings are available through Pottery Barn.
7.) Cuddl Duds Cozy Soft Throw Blanket
A cozy throw blanket is a great way to warm up this holiday season. These machine-washable, ultra-plush throws are available in a variety of classic patterns and colors through Kohl’s.
6.) Tickets for Concert, Show or Sporting Event
Create new memories with the special person in your life by taking them to a concert, show or sporting event you know they will enjoy. Whether it be the Big Bang performance at the local theater, a major concert tour like Michael Buble or watching the Golden State Warriors in person, Ticketmaster has you covered.
5.) Offer a trip back in time with an “Images of America” book
“Images of America” offers a collection of chronicles that capture the essence of what gives each American small town, neighborhood, and downtown its unique flavor. With over 7,800 titles including Golden Memories of the San Francisco Bay Area, Postcard History Series: Oakland, Old Sacramento and Downtown and Port Chicago, each volume is like a dedicated time capsule just waiting to be explored. Check out more great titles
4.) Fan-Friendly Sports Apparel
Sports fans will love showing their team spirit with apparel from Fanatics. As an official partner of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR, this one-stop sports shop offers a huge selection of gifts for all of your favorite professional and college teams. Available through Fanatics.
3.) Personalized Photo Book
Give a book filled with memories. Easy to make within minutes, these personalized photo books start at around $16 and allow you to include up to 1,000 photos in a single book. Many other customizable gift items are also available including calendars, mugs, bags, blankets and more. Available through Shutterfly.
Tech Picks from Tuan Nguyen, Carlton’s Vice President of Technology
2.) Echo Spot Smart Display with Alexa
Echo Spot is designed to fit anywhere in the home and easily connects to Alexa by voice-command to play music, read the news, answer questions set music alarms, and more. Call almost anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends who also have an Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa app. Available today from Amazon for around $90 (regularly $129.99).
1.) All-new Echo Show with Premium Sound and Vibrant 10.1″ HD Screen
For those love to cook, read, or listen to music, Echo Show is the best. Seniors will enjoy a bigger screen versus the Echo Spot, Gift #2, which is more compact. Watch live TV, listen to music, make video calls and more with this smart device complete with Alexa voice-command. Available today from Amazon for around $180 (regularly $229.99).
Keep in mind the best gift can sometimes be the simplest to give – the gift of our presence and being reminded that we love them. Spending time with family and visiting senior loved ones offers huge benefits for their overall health and emotional well-being. Read Why Visiting Loved Ones Keeps Them Young and Happy