5 Perfect Gifts for Seniors Living Alone

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Coming up with the perfect gift for elderly family members can be a challenge, to say the least. Do you opt for a practical gift? Go down the more sentimental route? Or play it safe with a gift certificate? 

Although there is no right answer to this question, there are a few gifts that are guaranteed to make your loved one feel special and cared for. From a digital photo frame that showcases their grandkids to a voice activation device that offers fun and functionality, keep reading to discover the top five gifts for seniors living alone that are guaranteed to put a smile on your relative’s face. 

1) An Amazon Echo 

If you feel like pushing the boat out when it comes to a gift for your elderly loved one, then you can’t go wrong with a smart speaker such as an Amazon Echo. Ideal for those who live in their own home or in an assisted living facility, this type of device will make their life easier and bring enjoyment to their later years. 

2) Gift Card for Their Favorite Restaurant

Who doesn’t love going out to eat at their favorite restaurant once in a while? Whether your senior living alone loves Italian food, can’t get enough of a Chinese takeaway, or prefers some good old-fashioned American fare, a gift card for their favorite restaurant is always sure to go down as a treat. 

3) Home Safety Device

A more practical type of gift, if your elderly relative is living alone for the first time or they are starting to struggle with living alone, a home safety device could be a welcome surprise. From an automatic sliding door that allows older adults to walk freely and, most importantly, safely around their home, to a medical alert device that will inform a medical professional if your relative has a fall or needs help, gifts for seniors living alone do not have to be exciting to be a good idea. 

4) Digital Photo Frame

A one-of-a-kind holiday gift that your elderly loved one will treasure for many years to come, a digital photo frame is a great option for those who struggle to access photos on their mobile phone or other devices. 

Offering you the chance to add hundreds, and in some cases thousands of family pictures, this is the ideal choice for older adults who are not able to see their extended family on a regular basis or those who suffer from memory loss or dementia. 

5) Pill Organizer with Reminder Alarms

Another more practical gift, if your senior living alone has trouble remembering to take their medications, a pill organizer makes a great gift. With options including vibrating watches, automatic pill dispensers for people with dementia and for those with Parkinson’s, you will be able to find the right organizer for your loved one. You can even find ones made out of bamboo for those who favor a more sustainable way of living. 

These five gift ideas could put a smile on your loved one’s face, but as many of them also come with a practical purpose, it allows you to help keep them safe even when they live alone.