Are you having a hard time buying a gift for a senior loved one? Gifts are really hard to buy for people as they get older, but gifting a senior citizen doesn’t have to be hard, it just needs to come from the heart. The easiest way to gift a senior citizen is to give something that the senior citizen could not so easily buy. Here are ten gift ideas for your favorite senior citizen:
Homemade bread. A senior citizen often likes something sweet with coffee for afternoon snacks, so why not whip up a loaf of homemade banana bread or homemade apple bread for your favorite senior citizen? Wrap it in foil or plastic wrap and top it with a bow. This makes a perfect anytime gift for your favorite senior citizen.
Casserole. Cooking a meal is sometimes exhausting for a senior citizen, so why not bake a delicious one-meal casserole and deliver it up as a gift for your favorite senior citizen. You can leave the casserole dish as part of the gift, or you can offer ongoing refills on a weekly/monthly basis just for your favorite senior citizen returning the dish each time.
Lawn mowing. It’s a really tough job to mow the lawn in the heat, especially for a senior citizen. So, why not save your favorite senior citizen the trouble by gifting a lawn mowing? Not only will this serve as a helpful gift for your favorite senior citizen, it’ll make you feel better about yourself, and you might even get a glass of tea out of the deal.
Trip to the beauty/barber shop. Is your favorite senior citizen on a fixed income? If so, he/she might not be able to afford that special attention from a beauty shop/barber shop. So, why not take your favorite senior citizen for a haircut, hairstyle, or a permanent? You drive; you pay. This is one of the best senior citizen gifts.
A hand-delivered meal. A senior citizen often enjoys getting a home-cooked plate of food cooked by someone else, so why not dish out a plate for your favorite senior citizen when you cook your own family a meal? You might want to be careful with the spices. As a person ages, spices tend to agree less with the digestive system.
Outing to a senior dance. Give your favorite senior citizen the chance to mingle with people his/her own age by taking your favorite senior citizen to a senior citizen dance. You can dance, too. The evening will provide both of you some good exercise and some good company.
Night at bingo. A night at bingo can really pep up the spirits of your favorite senior citizen. Bingo helps with thinking/reaction skills, and the good news is that it doesn’t cost a lot to spend an afternoon at bingo. Play a card or two while you both sip on sodas, and your favorite senior citizen will walk away with a smile stretched across his/her face.
Visit to the senior citizen center. Many towns provide senior citizen centers, and these centers offer a variety of activities, so treat your senior citizen to a ride to your local senior citizen center. Your favorite senior citizen will have the chance to play dominoes, shuffle board, or other activities during the visit.
Dominoes. Want a fun time with your favorite senior citizen? Why not gift your favorite senior citizen with a nice set of dominoes and then set up a weekly domino night. You can bake a loaf of banana bread and run on over one night a week for some good clean fun with your favorite senior citizen.
Day of housecleaning. Even a senior citizen who lives in a small apartment might have a hard time keeping a clean house due to mobility/energy issues. So, why not share your abundant mobility/energy by helping out with some household chores. You don’t even have to completely clean house. Just do the dishes or vacuum the floors.