Gift ideas senior citizens - products for seniors

Looking for Gift ideas senior citizens ? You are to be commended for researching the topic. Few adults really know what to buy for older relatives and friends. And even fewer take the time to try to find out what products for seniors might make a great gift for an older relative or friend.

So many people just buy some knickknack or a box of candy or cookies. But these are seldom used by the recipient ......and in the case of candy, it could be a health hazard.

As you scan this page you will see a number of Gift ideas senior citizens that most elders will appreciate. Read through the list of products for seniors. You are bound to find at several things that the older person in your life will really appreciate.

And again, thanks for researching Gift ideas senior citizens/.

If you want to get a 'perfect gift' you need to ask yourself a few questions before shopping.

  • Is the recipient 'well off' or is money a bit tight?
  • Does the recipient have a wide circle of friends or would it help to have more companionship?
  • Do they have any hobbies?
  • Do they get out much? If not, what keeps them from doing so?

These questions are important because Seniors are no different from other people. If you can find a Gift ideas senior citizens that meets a personal need or one that introduces the person to a interest, your gift will be much more 'on target' that something picked randomly from a list of Gift ideas senior citizens.

Here are some true stories: Gifts for senior citizens

Story #1. Elizabeth had always been the photographer of the family. Every family event found her there with her camera -an old Kodak received in the first years of her marriage. Late in her 60's, the children of a one of Elizabeth'sfriends asked if she would be companion to an old their mother for a trip if they paid for it.

Besides her ticket, those children gave her 'spending money' and to everyone's surprise Elizabeth bought a brand new, upscale camera. No one had realized that she had long wanted a modern camera with all its technical updates. But that camera and learning how to use it gave Elizabeth more pleasure than almost any gift in her adult life.

Sometimes great gifts are hidden right before our faces. Think about the senior in your life.

Is there something that they always do at family gatherings? Is there something they talk about a lot - like fishing or gardening or bowling? If so, go to a specialty shop and find an experienced sales person. Anyone selling to people for a long time is likely to offer insight into what someone might like as a gift. Describe the senior - age, interests, what they already have...why your think this might be a good area for a gift. And then listen to the suggestions.

Story #2. Sometimes giving a brand new experience becomes the best gift. Here is another true story about another woman - also named Elizabeth, (It is just coincidence that they both have the same first names. They were very different people from different areas of the country.)

Elizabeth Layton, discovered drawing in her older years and it transformed her life. It was such a simple thing, nothing elaborate. At the urging of a friend she took a single art class in which they did Contour drawing with a pencil. One lesson started her on a new and joyous path.

(Click here to read more Elizabeth Layton: the power of a single art lesson ).

So, think: What is something your senior enjoys? That can be the source of a great Gift for senior citizens. What is some activity your senior has NEVER done? That, too, can offer a great gift.

Really, there are hundreds products for Seniors that will be appreciated. If you want more ideas, go to: Gift ideas senior citizens on for more specific suggestions.