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The 50 Useful and Unique Gifts for the Older Adults in Your Life

Holiday gift-giving can be quite a challenge, but it’s often even more challenging when you’re looking for the perfect gift for an aging loved one. Whether you’re in search of the perfect gift for an aging parent, grandparent, or another friend or loved one, it’s tough to buy something for a person who seemingly has everything or, more commonly, insists they don’t need anything.

We’re here to help make your 2017 holiday shopping experience a little less painstaking. We’ve rounded up 50 top-rated, unique, useful, and meaningful gift ideas for seniors. Whether your loved one is an avid reader, has a great sense of humor, or is committed to remaining independent as long as possible, we’re sure you’ll find a great gift idea on this list to show your aging loved one just how much you care this holiday season. We’ve listed our top 50 picks in alphabetical order below for easy reference. Ratings information is based on Amazon reviews and is current at the time of this writing.

1. 1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 246

Current Rating: 4.0

1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 246

A great gift for the senior with a sense of humor, 1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments is a hilarious compilation of some of the most memorable “senior moments,” from Jimmy Carter inadvertently leaving the nuclear launch codes in a suit pocket to Rod Stewart’s memory lapse in which he forgets the name of the woman who inspired one of his biggest hits, this book will leave seniors laughing while also letting them know that they’re certainly not the only one who has the occasional senior moment.

Key Features:

  • Available in hardcover or Kindle format
  • Celebrates history’s greatest mental lapses
  • In the format of Famous Last Words

2. 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

Current Rating: 4.5

399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

Solving brainteasers and word problems is a great way for older adults to gain a cognitive advantage. If your senior loved one enjoys a challenging mind-bender from time to time, this book makes an excellent holiday (or anytime) gift.

Key Features:

  • 399 games, puzzles, and challenges
  • Includes brainteasers and riddles
  • All activities vetted by a neuroscientist
  • 15 minutes a day to improve brain strength and flexibility

3. Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives

Current Rating: 5.0

Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives

Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom is the perfect gift for the powerful, independent senior woman. Authored by Dr. Lois Frankel, a New York Times bestselling author best known for Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, this book gives voice to the overlooked older women of society.

Key Features:

  • Stories and wisdom from women age 70 and older
  • Takeaways on lives well-lived
  • A treasure that can be passed down to younger generations

4. Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker

Current Rating: 4.1

Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker

Perfect for the older adult living alone – or one who happens to be the only coffee drinker in the household – this single-serve coffee maker means no more brewing a whole pot of coffee only to throw it out later. It’s also great for travel and is compatible with most single-serve pods, even K-cups.

Key Features:

  • Compatible with K-cups and other single-serve pods
  • Takes up minimal counter space
  • Easy to use
  • Removable drip tray to accommodate larger mugs

5. Apex Dexterity Kit

Current Rating: 3.8

Apex Dexterity Kit

If you have an aging loved one who suffers from arthritis or other issues that impact dexterity, this dexterity kit makes a great gift, making it easier to work with buttons and zippers and handle similar tasks.

Key Features:

  • Eliminates the frustration of getting zippers into position
  • Provides a secure grip for spoons and forks
  • Turn keys with minimal effort

6. Apple iPad Air

Current Rating: 4.5

Apple iPad Air

Whether your senior loved one is experienced with technology or a newbie, the Apple iPad Air proves an easy-to-use tablet for older adults.

Key Features:

  • 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB options
  • Black or white
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Weighs just one pound
  • 2048 x 1536 resolution

7. Around the Table Games Grandparent Talk

Current Rating: 4.4

Around the Table Games Grandparent Talk

A creative and engaging game that’s fun for the whole family, the multiple award-winning Grandparent Talk sparks discussions and encourages conversations that everyone will remember for years to come.

Key Features:

  • Travel-friendly game
  • Won Learning Magazine’s Teachers Choice award
  • National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • 100 thought-provoking and silly questions

8. Bedsure Sherpa Throw Luxury Blanket

Current Rating: 4.8

Bedsure Sherpa Throw Luxury Blanket

For the senior who lives in a cooler climate or is often cold, this throw blanket will wrap her in warmth and comfort.

Key Features:

  • Also available in Twin and Queen sizes
  • Throw is 50″ x 60″
  • 11 color options
  • Soft flannel face, plush Sherpa reverse
  • Wrinkle-resistant and lightweight

9. Cat is the Best Friend (Journal, Diary, Notebook for Cat Lover)

Current Rating: n/a

Cat is the best Friend (Journal, Diary, Notebook for Cat Lover)

If you know an older adult who happens to love cats, this adorable journal is the perfect gift. She can use it to document her memories, take notes, or even draw.

Key Features:

  • 6″ x 9″
  • 115 pages
  • Works as a sketch book, journal, or notebook

10. DayClox – The Original Memory Loss Digital Calendar Day Clock

Current Rating: 4.7

DayClox – The Original Memory Loss Digital Calendar Day Clock

For the senior with memory loss or impairment, the DayClox is the original memory loss digital calendar and day clock. Your loved one will never have to guess what day or time it is again with this easy-to-read clock.

Key Features:

  • Spells out day, date, and month in large font
  • Large, bright, and clear display
  • Set to 12-hour or 24-hour time
  • 8.5″ wide x 6.75″ high x 1″ deep
  • 8″ diagonal display screen

11. Echo Plus with built-in Hub

Current Rating: n/a

Echo Plus with built-in Hub

The latest version of the popular Amazon Echo, the Echo Plus with built-in Hub will be released at the end of October 2017. Your loved one can use this gadget to play music, make to-do lists and grocery lists, and call and message anyone completely hands-free.

Key Features:

  • Set timers and alarms
  • Ask questions, get weather reports, and more
  • 360° audio
  • 7 microphones and noise cancellation
  • Make hands-free calls and send messages

12. Echo Show

Current Rating: 4.0

Echo Show

Another iteration of the popular Amazon Echo, the Echo Show has one standout feature that’s especially useful for older adults: video! It makes a perfect gift for the senior loved one who lives a long distance from friends and family, enabling her to easily make video calls, watch weather reports, and more. It’s the next best thing to being there when there’s distance between you.

Key Features:

  • Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App
  • Make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot
  • Can monitor the front door or other areas of the home with compatible security cameras
  • 8 microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation

13. ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Current Rating: 4.4

ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

The aches and pains that may come with aging can make it difficult to take care of regular household tasks. Take the pain out of vacuuming by giving your loved one this robotic vacuum cleaner, which does the hard work so you don’t have to.

Key Features:

  • Control it from anywhere with the ECOVACS App
  • 1.7 hrs long-lasting cleaning
  • Brushless motor provides strong suction power
  • 3-in-1, V-shaped rolling brush
  • Can climb inclines, cross doorsills and recharge automatically
  • 1-year warranty

14. Esky Wireless RF Item Locator

Current Rating: 4.3

Esky Wireless RF Item Locator

This is the perfect gift for a senior loved one who often misplaces his wallet, keys, and other objects. With small receivers that can be attached to almost anything, your loved one will save hours of time they’d otherwise spend hunting for the remote control, car keys, and other easily-misplaced objects around the house.

Key Features:

  • Pack of 4 key finders
  • 82-foot range
  • Small receivers can be attached to almost anything
  • Loud sounds and LED lights to find lost objects

15. Ettore 49036 Grip’n Grab Reach Tool

Current Rating: 4.7

Ettore 49036 Grip'n Grab Reach Tool

This handy tool makes it easy for anyone to grab and retrieve hard-to-reach objects that sit higher on shelves or in other difficult-to-access spaces.

Key Features:

  • Multi-purpose pick up and clean tool
  • Rustproof
  • Lightweight aluminum and plastic construction
  • Articulation head turns 90 degrees
  • Comfortable grip

16. Excelvan USB Rechargeable Magnetic Wooden Folding LED Night Book Light

Current Rating: 4.3

Excelvan USB Rechargeable Magnetic Wooden Folding LED Night Book Light

The avid reader will love this night light, shaped like a book, which folds when not in use and opens to look like an open book when in use.

Key Features:

  • Made from environmental white maple
  • Casts light a full 360 degrees
  • USB rechargeable
  • Up to 8 hours of light per charge
  • 1-year warranty

17. Five Star FS8801 Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager

Current Rating: 4.3

Five Star FS8801 Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager

Sore, aching muscles are no match for the Five Star Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager, which makes it easy to massage sore muscles or a stiff neck or back without heading to the massage parlor.

Key Features:

  • 8 kneading rollers
  • Soothing heat
  • One button turns heat on or off
  • For neck, shoulder, back, waist, body, arms, legs and feet
  • Automatic shutdown in 15 minutes
  • Portable (both AC and car adapters included)

18. Gideon™ Shiatsu Deep Kneading Massage Pillow with Heat

Current Rating: 4.4

Gideon™ Shiatsu Deep Kneading Massage Pillow with Heat

This massage pillow with heat is the perfect companion for home, office, or the car. With four rotating massage nodes, it soothes sore, aching backs and loosens tight muscles to alleviate stress and pain.

Key Features:

  • Specially designed 3D counter-rotating balls
  • 4 rotating massage nodes
  • Relieves pain, aches, tension and knots
  • Calming and reinvigorating

19. Graham PORT Magnifying Glass Mini With LED Light

Current Rating: 5.0

Graham PORT Magnifying Glass Mini With LED Light

A great stocking stuffer, the Graham PORT Magnifying Glass Mini with LED Light is a portable, pocket- and purse-friendly tool that comes in handy when your loved one needs to read small print or gain visibility.

Key Features:

  • 3 color magnifying glasses, black, blue, and yellow
  • LED magnifier suitable for mini miniature font, night, or poor lighting conditions
  • Switch to turn lights on and off
  • Made of 100% recyclable plastic

20. Handy Laundry Folding Step Stool

Current Rating: 4.7

Handy Laundry Folding Step Stool

The Handy Laundry Folding Step Stool is a must-have for every older adult’s home, making it easy to access upper cabinets, shelves, or other areas that are out of reach.

Key Features:

  • Unique, grip-dot textured surface
  • Anti-skid foot-pads
  • Maximum standing height 9″
  • Opens easily with one flip of the hand

21. Kanaryware Window Bird Feeder

Current Rating: 4.6

Kanaryware Window Bird Feeder

If your aging loved one enjoys watching the birds, the Kanaryware Window Bird Feeder puts them up close and personal.

Key Features:

  • Makes viewing birds easy and comfortable from inside your home
  • Lightweight
  • Requires minimal maintenance
  • Sturdy and comfortable for birds
  • Clear material for better viewing
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

22. Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa

Current Rating: 4.3

Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa

A whole world of books, plus a whole lot more, is at your loved one’s fingertips with the Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablet.

Key Features:

  • 16GB or 32GB
  • Black, yellow, blue, or red
  • 12 hours of battery life
  • Vibrant 8″ display
  • microSD slot for expanding storage up to 256GB

23. LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine

Current Rating: 4.7

LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine

Sleep is crucial for health and well-being, yet many seniors struggle with sleeplessness or insomnia. The LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine is the perfect gift to help your loved one get the quality sleep she needs.

Key Features:

  • 10 sounds and 10 ambient noise variations
  • Helps mask disruptive environmental noises
  • Precise volume control
  • Powered by AC or USB

24. Letters to My Grandchild

Current Rating: 4.8

Letters to My Grandchild

A wonderful, heartfelt gift any grandparent will love, Letters to My Grandchild includes 12 prompted letters to guide grandparents in leaving a cherished memory for their grandchildren.

Key Features:

  • 12 prompted letters
  • Included stickers and postcards for future opening
  • Paper time capsule becomes a priceless heirloom

25. Lutron Maestro Sensor switch (2-Pack)

Current Rating: 4.4

Lutron Maestro Sensor switch (2-Pack)

Nothing makes life easier than sensor switches that turn the lights on when your loved one enters a room and turns them off when they exit. Not only are these switches convenient, but they can improve your loved one’s safety at home, too.

Key Features:

  • Convenient way to save energy and add automation to the home
  • Reliable on/off performance up to 30 ft
  • Programmable time-out of lights: 1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes
  • Works with all bulb types

26. Memories for My Grandchild: A Keepsake to Remember (Grandparent’s Memory Book)

Current Rating: 4.6

Memories for My Grandchild: A Keepsake to Remember (Grandparent's Memory Book)

Another ideal gift for a grandparent, this memory book serves as a keepsake for grandchildren to remember their grandparents by for decades to come.

Key Features:

  • Guided questions and prompts
  • Inside back cover pocket in which to store keepsakes, notes
  • 7-1/2” wide x 9-1/4” high
  • 96 pages

27. Mindful Mandalas: A Mandala Coloring Book

Current Rating: 4.7

Mindful Mandalas: A Mandala Coloring Book

Coloring has gained widespread popularity among adults for its stress-relieving benefits. This mandala coloring book is well-suited for adults who want to flex their creativity or occupy their hands, giving their minds time to wander freely.

Key Features:

  • Calming mandala designs & patterns
  • 37 mandala drawings
  • Printed single-sided on bright white paper
  • 8.5″ wide x 11.0″ tall pages

28. North Coast Medical Car Caddie Adjustable Strap

Current Rating: 4.1

North Coast Medical Car Caddie Adjustable Strap

If your senior loved one has difficulty getting out of a vehicle, this strap provides an ergonomic handle to make transitioning in and out of a car easier.

Key Features:

  • Non-slip car bar grip
  • Buckles around window frames in most cars, trucks, or vans
  • Nylon strap adjusts from 7″-16″
  • 5″ ergonomic handle
  • 250-lb weight capacity

29. PULL ME UP

Current Rating: 4.3

PULL ME UP

It’s not just getting out of a vehicle that can be challenging for older adults; getting up from a seated position may require assistance also. The PULL ME UP allows your loved one and a helper to use both hands for greater strength and easier transitions from seated to standing.

Key Features:

  • Non-slip grip pattern
  • Use two hands for better strength in transitioning
  • Weighs less than 10 ounces
  • Portable

30. PumpkinStore Jar, Bottle & Can Opener

Current Rating: 4.5

PumpkinStore Jar, Bottle & Can Opener

Arthritis and general weakness can make it difficult for older adults to open jars and cans as they age, but the PumpkinStore Jar, Bottle & Can Opener makes this everyday task simple once again.

Key Features:

  • Easily open vacuum-sealed jar lids
  • Works on a wide variety of jar sizes
  • Safe, non-slip grip
  • Rubber lining provides a firm grip on lids
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

31. RainBowl Motion Sensor Toilet Night Light

Current Rating: 4.6

RainBowl Motion Sensor Toilet Night Light

Most people are groggy when they wake up in the middle of the night and try to make their way to the bathroom. This motion sensor light illuminates the toilet, making the task of doing your business in the middle of the night a little easier.

Key Features:

  • Use the restroom without turning on bright lights
  • Stays on for 2 minutes after last detected movement
  • LED lamp encased in full ABS plastic
  • Lifetime warranty

32. Readaeer® BamBoo Reading Rest

Current Rating: 4.7

Readaeer® BamBoo Reading Rest

Whether your senior loved one enjoys cooking or reading, this bamboo reading rest will come in handy, propping up a cookbook to allow for easy reference. Or, she can read her favorite novel with ease.

Key Features:

  • Made of high-quality bamboo
  • Stable and rugged
  • 6 angle settings; easy to adjust
  • Folds down flat when not in use
  • Springed pegs for holding thicker books

33. Scribbles & Doodles: A Coloring Journal

Current Rating: 4.3

Scribbles & Doodles: A Coloring Journal

A unique book with space to scribble, doodle, draw, and create, this coloring journal is the perfect gift to help your loved one explore her creativity, practice mindfulness, and get in touch with herself through some inner reflection.

Key Features:

  • Single-sided printing
  • 8.5″ x 11.0″ pages
  • Quality 60# paper stock
  • Inspirational quotes to encourage reflection

34. Secura 8100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner

Current Rating: 4.3

Secura 8100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner

This energy-efficient induction cooktop is easy to use, safe, and easy to clean, making it an ideal gift for the senior who likes to prepare home-cooked meals but wants a simpler option or likes to entertain. It makes a great table centerpiece for serving fondue and other fun foods.

Key Features:

  • 10 power levels from 200-1800 watts
  • 10 temperature range from 140◦ F to 460◦ F
  • Compatible with induction ready cookware
  • Auto-pan detection shuts the unit off after 60 seconds
  • Lightweight and compact

35. Sheffield’s Seed Co., Inc. Natural Heat Thermal Wrap Pillow

Current Rating: n/a

Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc. Natural Heat Thermal Wrap Pillow

This thermal heat wrap pillow functions as a heating pad to relieve aches and pains. This set includes one neck pillow and one eye pillow for natural warmth and comfort.

Key Features:

  • Long-lasting heat
  • All natural
  • Handmade from upholstery fabric
  • Microwave instructions on the label of each pillow

36. SimpLi Tech Elastic No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults

Current Rating: 4.3

SimpLi Tech Elastic No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults

Bending down to tie shoelaces can be quite painful for older adults with back and joint issues. These no-tie shoelaces mean your loved one will never have to endure the pain of bending over to tie his shoes again.

Key Features:

  • 100% polyester
  • Quickly install in three simple steps
  • Conform to the foot for a perfect fit
  • 42 inches long; can stretch up to 64 inches

37. Simplified iPhone Manual: Understanding and maximizing the full functionality of iPhone

Current Rating: 3.8

Simplified iPhone Manual: Understanding and maximizing the full functionality of iPhone

This book is an ideal gift for the senior who is embracing technology for the first time, but it’s also a good gag gift for a senior with a sense of humor who already knows their way around an iPhone.

Key Features:

  • Tips, shortcuts, and workarounds
  • Get the most out of your iPhone
  • Learn to use third-party apps
  • Simple guide to maximize the functionality of an iPhone

38. SmartShopper Grocery List Organizer with Embedded Thermal Printer

Current Rating: 3.6

SmartShopper Grocery List Organizer with Embedded Thermal Printer

Simplify the task of making a grocery list for your loved one with the SmartShopper Grocery List Organizer. It has an embedded thermal printer, so your loved one can simply add items by voice and then print it when ready to head to the store.

Key Features:

  • State-of-the-art voice recognition
  • 2,500 pre-loaded items
  • Includes 3 paper rolls, wall mounting kit, item booklet, and instructions
  • Includes magnets to attach to the refrigerator
  • Built-in printer requires no ink cartridges

39. Smiles by Julie Senior Moments Quotations in a jar

Current Rating: n/a

Smiles by Julie Senior Moments Quotations in a jar

This adorable gift is the perfect source of inspiration for an aging loved one. It’s filled to the brim with kind and humorous quotations, giving your loved one an instant boost of happiness anytime it’s needed.

Key Features:

  • 31 colorful quotations
  • High-quality glass jar
  • Pick a quote at random each day of the month

40. SnapPower Guidelight

Current Rating: 4.5

SnapPower Guidelight

These simple outlet covers have built-in nightlights and are super easy to install, providing a safe and simple solution to the need for a household nightlight while freeing up outlets.

Key Features:

  • No brackets, batteries, mounts, or wires required
  • Just snap it on and go
  • Costs less than 10 cents per year to power
  • Doesn’t heat up; no open bulbs or glass

41. Stander HandyBar

Current Rating: 4.6

Stander HandyBar

The Stander HandyBar certainly lives up to its name: it’s an incredibly handy tool serving a variety of purposes. First, it’s a safety tool that will make it easier for your loved one to get in and out of the car, but it also has a built-in window breaker and seat belt cutter in case of emergency.

Key Features:

  • Automotive safety tool for assistance getting in and out of car
  • Built-in window breaker and seat belt cutter
  • Attaches to car door latch for optimal leverage
  • Ideal for anyone needing mobility assistance
  • 350-lb weight capacity

42. Store Indya Indian Wooden Hand Carved Nose Shaped Spectacle Stand

Current Rating: 4.2

Store Indya Indian Wooden Hand Carved Nose Shaped Spectacle Stand

What better place to store your glasses than on a nose? This wooden, hand-carved, nose-shaped spectacle stand has character and provides a safe and secure place to store her glasses. Not only will she always know where they are (hopefully), but she’ll avoid accidental scratches and damage that can come with laying them on a nightstand.

Key Features:

  • Imported
  • Made of hand-carved wood
  • 6 inches tall
  • Shaped like a nose

43. Sunbeam Microplush Throw Camelot Cuddler Electric Heated Warming Blanket

Current Rating: 4.1

Sunbeam Microplush Throw Camelot Cuddler Electric Heated Warming Blanket

This electric throw blanket is made from ultra-luxurious microplush, making it a comfortable cuddle blanket that will keep your loved one warm and cozy on cold winter nights.

Key Features:

  • 50″ x 60″
  • 19 colors and patterns available
  • 3 warming settings
  • 3-hour auto-off
  • Easy-grip PrimeStyle controller

44. The Book of Myself A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography In 201 Questions

Current Rating: 4.3

The Book of Myself A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography In 201 Questions

A heartfelt gift that will keep on giving for generations to come, this book guides your loved one through creating their autobiography. For the aging loved one who has lived a remarkable life, you can be sure their memories and achievements are memorialized forever.

Key Features:

  • Keepsake fill-in book
  • 200 prompts
  • 3 life phases: Early, Middle, and Later Years
  • 5 subject categories: Family, Friends, Education, Work/Responsibilities, and The World

45. The Book Seat – Book Holder and Travel Pillow

Current Rating: 4.4

The Book Seat - Book Holder and Travel Pillow

Whether your loved one is a frequent traveler or simply loves to read a good novel now and then, The Book Seat functions as a book holder and a travel pillow. Unlike most book holders, it doesn’t require a flat surface – so your loved one can use it anywhere.

Key Features:

  • Filled with Polystyrene beads that enable it to sit into any position
  • Clear perspex page holder for hands-free reading
  • Handy storage pocket for phone, reading glasses, etc.
  • Soft, stain-resistant 190gsm faux-suede

46. ThisWear Senior Texting Code Coffee Mug

Current Rating: 4.7

ThisWear Senior Texting Code Coffee Mug

For the senior who doesn’t get modern text-speak or has a great sense of humor, this mug makes the perfect gift and is sure to spark a laugh. Plus, it actually does serve as a useful reference when texting members of the younger generation.

Key Features:

  • 11-ounce white ceramic coffee mug
  • Large, easy to grip C-handle
  • Premium full color sublimation imprint
  • Microwave- and dishwasher-safe

47. Toro 38361 Power Shovel

Current Rating: 3.9

Toro 38361 Power Shovel

For the senior who doesn’t like to give up managing ordinary household responsibilities, this power shovel makes it easier to shovel the sidewalks following cold winter snowstorms. Because it’s lightweight, it’s easy for older adults to handle.

Key Features:

  • Clears 4 inches of snow off a 50-by-20-Foot driveway in just 20 minutes
  • Blows up to 20 feet
  • Lightweight at just 12-1/2 pounds
  • Cuts up to 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep in a single pass
  • 12-inch, 7.5 Amp: Est. $100
  • 15-inch, 12 Amp: Est. $200

48. URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser

Current Rating: 4.6

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser

Many people swear by essential oils for relieving stress, aiding in sleep, and even curing common ailments. If your senior loved one is interested in natural health or aromatherapy, this essential oil diffuser makes an excellent gift.

Key Features:

  • Adds moist, comfortable air to a room
  • 7 color changing lamps
  • Nightlight
  • Programmable on/off cycles
  • Auto shutoff
  • 2 mist settings
  • Whisper-quiet operation

49. Verilux HappyLight Liberty Personal, Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp

Current Rating: 4.3

Verilux HappyLight Liberty Personal, Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp

Many people feel less energetic during the winter months due to the shorter days, which mean less exposure to natural sunlight. The Verilux HappyLight provides safe, comfortable natural spectrum light to help boost your loved one’s mood and energy when the days are short and the skies gray.

Key Features:

  • 5,000 Lux moderate UV filtered output
  • Designed for extended daily use
  • Weighs just 1.5 pounds; portable
  • Helps to reset Circadian rhythm for better sleep

50. You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children

Current Rating: 4.6

You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children

Who says Dr. Seuss is just for kids? This book is an excellent gift for a former librarian, teacher, or any senior who grew up with Dr. Seuss. In typical Dr. Seuss fashion, this book is a hilarious look at the perils of growing older.

Key Features:

  • Classic picture-book ode to aging
  • Comical look at what it’s like to grow older
  • Ideal for Dr. Seuss fans of advanced years

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