Senior living communities cover a huge range of different facilities, housing residents with varying needs for help and assistance depending on the community and regardless of whether your loved one resides in independent or assisted living, it is still hard to find the perfect gift.
So, with this in mind, here are five types of ideal Christmas gifts for a loved one in senior living communities.
1. A Herb Garden
If one of the biggest things your loved one misses now that they live in a senior living community, even though they have access to a communal garden, is cultivating their own plants and flowers, then a green-fingered gift is a superb idea.
Regardless of the size of your loved one’s apartment, a windowsill herb garden will not only give them the chance to show off their gardening skills but will also fill the spaces with beautiful, fresh, and natural scents.
Instead of a herb garden, you could instead choose to treat them to a bird feeder that sits directly on the outside of the windowsill, which would be particularly enjoyable for birdwatchers.
2. An Electronic Tablet
Even though there are regular jokes ‘doing the rounds’ that if anyone is over the age of seventy, they have no clue when it comes to computers, the truth is that regardless of your loved one’s age, the world of the internet is relatively easy to understand.
Gifting your loved one an electronic tablet is a fantastic way of opening their world and helping them understand how it works and the endless associated possibilities is both a thoughtful and practical idea.
3. A Friends & Family Photo Album
Another fantastic idea for a present for your loved one, at Christmas time, on their birthday or even just ‘because’ would be.
Staff members working for reputable and thriving senior living in Atlanta will be more than happy to even arrange photographs of your loved one’s new friends who live alongside them, to make the album both reminiscent of the past and incite excitement and happiness in the present.
4. A Subscription to Their Favorite Magazine
For older relatives and friends who have a specific passion in life, regardless of whether this is relating to bunny rabbits, anime, modern art, or rock music, you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be a range of magazines on the subject.
A magazine or even a book subscription is, therefore, a great way to encourage them to reconnect to their passions in their senior living community and if you buy an annual subscription, it would truly be the gift that keeps on giving.
5. A Pamper Hamper
The fifth and final fantastic gift idea for your loved one who is happily residing in a senior living community is one that will allow them to relax and enjoy their own time and that is a pamper hamper.
Choose a beautifully woven wicker basket and personally fill the basket with what you know to be their favorite bathing products, luxury chocolates, and other treats to keep them occupied for weeks to come.