Christmas Gifts for Old People? On the Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Seniors 2011 you are going to find a couple repeats from last year, some exciting new products and maybe even a few old people gifts that you never even thought that the old people in your life would need. Gifts that old people can use or that old people need are best, simply because old people don’t really need or want any more clutter. They’d much rather you take the time and think of something that they can really use to make life easier or to bring them some laughter.
(Miss the Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Old People 2010?)
We received a ton of feedback last year about our Top 10 list, mainly because of the #1 selling item. This year it takes its rightful spot as the top Christmas Gift for Seniors in 2011.
#1- MedCenter Monthly Medication System with Alarm.
The MedCenter Monthly Medication System was our top seller last year for one simple reason, it works and works well. From people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, to those on complicated medicine plans to those older folks that are absent minded or too busy to remember to take their medications, this medication reminder system is ideal for anyone that has concerns over missed medicine. How popular and useful is this product? On Amazon.com, it has an average of a 5-star rating, with 41 out of 48 people giving it 5 out of 5 stars. The other 7 people that bought it, gave it a 4. You won’t find a more recommended, more useful and reasonably priced gift that will give everyone piece of mind.
#2 The Amazon Kindle Fire
The Amazon Kindle Fire is the newest version of the very popular Kindle book reader. More than a book reader and designed to attract iPad users at a much more reasonable price, the Kindle Fire is everything you need in a tablet, and more. Some of the Fire’s features are
- Stunning Color Touchscreen
- Read magazines in rich color
- 100,000 movies and shows
- Great Apps and Games
- Millions of books
- Very fast web browser
- Easy to hold in one hand
The Fire is great for anyone that can’t sit for long periods at a computer desk, ideal for those seniors that enjoy reading in bed, fun for the movie buff and perfect for those that like to surf the web from anywhere. With a cost of only $199, it will be by far the biggest selling device this Christmas for old people. It is due to be released in less than two weeks, so make sure to preorder the Kindle Fire now, so that you aren’t left out!
Gift Cards are great for old people that are familiar and comfortable with shopping online. They can be used to buy items that require a little sensitivity and items that seniors aren’t comfortable asking for from family or friends. They can be used from the comfort of home without ever needing to get to the store or mall which can be difficult for old people. While some might say gift cards are impersonal, we think a gift that allows the recipient to buy whatever they choose is not only personal but quite practical for most older people.
#4 Apple iPad
While we believe the Kindle Fire is great value for the money and gives the iPad some stiff competition but let’s face it, there is only one iPad. The Apple iPad is perfect for so many different users. From wireless internet, to reading, games and apps, the iPad sets the standard that all other tablet computers try to meet. Old people love the iPad for the great Apps like FaceTime, allowing them to have video chats with relatives all over the world. They can play card games, learn things on the internet, draw, paint, watch movies and listen to music all from the comfort of their favorite chair or bed. The iPad isn’t cheap but in this case, you really do get what you pay for!
This 4 wheeled walker is perfect for old people with walking or balance challenges. Built to hold up to 350 lbs it weighs only 11 pounds, light enough for even weaker seniors to operate and store it. This walker is great for shopping and sightseeing trips with a comfortable padded seat for rest stops and a convenient carrying basket. Ideal for any old person that needs some stability when walking around.
Seniors love to travel. Perhaps it is because they finally have the time to actually use their passports or maybe because they are tired of being retired and bored and just want to see something new. Seniors enjoy cruises, trips to the Caribbean and other warm places and they love traveling to see grand kids and family. Unlike many gifts that seniors will get this year, a gift of travel will create memories that will last the rest of their lives.
A cold bed is never nice to climb in to, especially for older people who already have enough challenges regulating their body temperature and keeping warm. A heated mattress pad is perfect for keeping Grandma and Grandpa warm this winter. With dual climate controls, everyone will have control over their own side, ensuring a comfortable sleep. This heated mattress pad has an auto-shut off feature for safety, has multiple zones to keep feet warm, is machine washable and comes with a 5 year warranty. Give the gift of a good night’s sleep this year.
Sure the heated mattress pad above is fantastic for keeping old people warm at night but what about when they need to get up and walk around? Heated booties are the perfect gift for anyone with cold feed. These Earth Therapeutics Anti-Stress Microwaveable Comfort Booties are easy to warm up in the microwave, easy to clean in the washing machine and with the Lavender + Chamomile organic filling, these booties are easy on your stress levels!
A Reacher is a gift that is perfect for old people with recent medical procedures, hip, leg, knee or back issues or even those with problems grasping.
This 31″ Reacher is ultra light weight, durable, professional quality and unlike other Reachers, able to pick up cans of soup or vegetables with ease. Handy to have around the house or yard, Reachers make life easier for any old person that hand trouble bending over.
#10 Adult Pajamas
They have the heated mattress pad and the slippers but what about pajamas? Old people love pajamas for keeping warm and wandering around the house or even nursing home and hospital. Usually made of 100% brushed cotton and flannel. pj’s are very comfortable and warm. With all sorts of fun patterns and styles, why not make this a Christmas gift for the old people in your life?
We’re sure there is something in the Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Seniors 2011 that will appeal to most old people. There are practical and useful, fun and silly gifts that will be sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Thinking about Christmas gifts for old people but didn’t find something you like here? Check out the huge selection of Christmas Gift ideas over at Amazon.com