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Still looking for awesome Gifts for Old People who don’t need anything? Look no More! So, your grandma’s 92nd birthday is coming up – and you’re not sure what exactly to get her. Sure, she likes golden era Hollywood movies, and knitting – but you’re not really sure what to do with that. Who knows, you might get the wrong movie! Or God forbid, the wrong set of knitting utensils. Yes, shopping for the elderly can be a difficult needle to thread, but it’s OK, because we have created a useful list of gifts for the elderly that are guaranteed to be appreciated (or at least get a laugh!)
26 Useful and Funny Gifts for Old People
We’ve split this list into two sections, section one is gifts for old people that are primarily useful, and the second section is some old people gifts that are funny and entertaining. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Useful Gifts for Seniors
These gifts are super useful for seniors and will definitely be appreciated by the elderly – the perfect choice especially if you know of a specific problem that’s been bothering your elderly loved one or friend recently.
The elderly are well known for having some of the best and most sensitive eyesight on the planet, right? Just kidding – they really aren’t. Which is why this alarm clock is perfect for them – it has a high contrast, extra-large display – that says the day, morning or night, time and date. It’s perfect for those who don’t have the best eyesight, but still have an important schedule to keep.
This is such an ingenious contraption I wish I had come up with it myself – they’re a set of two clips that can attach to a pair of reading glasses, and they illuminate the page – whether it’s a book, pill bottle, or newspaper. It’s a great gift for people who need to shed a bit of extra light on the text to really be able to read it clearly.
There are a million places in the house that are difficult to reach, and you don’t realize it until your mobility goes down just a little bit. Remember how hard it was to manage your own house last time your back went out? This pick-up tool allows you to get to hard to reach places and grab things that might otherwise be out of reach, and it has a great rubber grip to prevent accidents.
It’s really important for older people to stay warm. As we all know, little things like a common cold can turn into dangerous pneumonia for the elderly, and so it becomes really critical to keep toasty in all situations – enter the car heated throw. It can plug into the car and give you a nice toasty blanket while your grandson runs into the grocery store.
This is a pretty nifty invention, it’s an umbrella that closes the reverse direction of what you might be used to. Because of this unique construction, you can open the umbrella in situations you otherwise couldn’t, and you won’t have to worry as much about bringing wet rain water into the car or house, which can make things get cold and nasty pretty quickly.
These memory foam slippers are awesome for older men who need a shoe that is easy to get in and out of and has a soft comfortable sole. The sole is both waterproof and slip resistant, so there great for both indoor and outdoor use – but you might want to get a size up for a more comfortable fit.
This toilet night light is shockingly useful for people of all ages, but especially the elderly. Its motion activated and will light up when someone approaches the toilet. And it can light with different colors! This can also be a great tool for training your teenage son not to pee all over the toilet seat.
Has anyone else noticed how TV remotes now seem to have 700 buttons on them? It’s getting to the point of absolute absurdity. And with that many buttons, all of the labels are super duper tiny and hard to press. This TV remote has a grand total of six buttons, the most important of which being mute. The buttons are large for easy reading and pushing.
This is a great set of super warm slippers to wear around the house – they have a fur lining and a rubber sole, so they’re both comfortable and good for indoor surfaces. There’s no reason to walk around the house in sneakers which you have to tie, or even bare feet! These slippers will do the trick nicely and are a breeze to put on and take off.
A lot of older people like to start using shoes that don’t require any tying, which can be a great benefit if you’re fingers aren’t quite as nimble as they used to be. The problem is these shoes can be quite difficult to slip on! In comes the shoehorn, which extends the length of your arm so you not only don’t have to reach down as far but can get some good leverage on the shoe so that it pops on easily.
There are some who would argue that if you haven’t gotten the whole posture thing correct by the time you’re 70, well, there’s not much hope for you. But they would be neglecting to take into account that a lot of the time bad posture develops with age, and you just need a little help to correct it. These posture correctors are the perfect gadget for the job.
These alarms are great for calling attention to yourself if you’re in trouble! They make a super loud siren sound that will help you get someone’s attention if you’ve fallen or if someone is giving you trouble. The best part, they come in a pack of 4 so you can put one in your purse and your jacket if needed. You can never be too safe!
For those who are keeping a close eye on their health, or who have recently gone through a medical emergency like a stroke, it can be very important to monitor blood oxygen. This handy-dandy blood oxygen finger monitor tells you your blood oxygen saturation levels as well as your pulse, which is important information to keep a close tab on your heart health.
This heating pad is just begging to be put on your favorite sofa or comfy chair, it’s great for relieving back pain when watching TV, or even around your legs to help with circulation. There’s also an auto shut off so you can make sure you don’t leave it on for too long if you fall asleep.
I’m sure many people have the same problem that I do – it’s absolutely impossible to fall asleep in perfect silence. There’s just too much to think about! This little device has six relaxing nature sounds to put on in the background as you fall asleep, or even just when you’re reading the newspaper. The auto-shut off means it won’t be playing all night!
This seat cushion is specially designed to protect your tailbone from getting that painful ache that inevitably happens when you sit for too long at the dinner table on Christmas day. Wooden chairs can be great for their back support, but the hard surface is unforgiving. Luckily, a cushion like this is perfect for solving the problem.
Again, sometimes a soft chair just isn’t going to cut it – think about it, when you’re reclining on your lazy boy, and you’re trying to get a good angle on the TV, you probably find that you need a pillow to prop your head up. But it never stays in place! This wrap around neck pillow will solve all of your neck support problems.
If you have back problems you may have noticed that it’s really a pain to stand, or sit, or lay for that matter, for too long in one position. AT that point, you probably want to invest in a back-support brace. This one comes with a bag that you can remove depending on your preference!
These gifts for old people will get a chuckle from your elderly friends or loved ones and are the perfect choice for a gift that should be a little more lighthearted than some of the previous ones. Let’s take a look!
At this point, everyone knows the endless abbreviations that have come from internet culture, but fewer know of the amazing set of specialized abbreviations that are only used by those who have spent many years on this Earth. This coffee mug has hilarious alterations to common internet sayings, like “IMHO” – Is my hearing-aid on? Hilarious gift for light-hearted, tech savvy seniors.
This bird feeder is really perfect for people who want to keep an eye out on the local bird species, as it’s perfectly clear and has suction cup attachments to grab onto a window. This way, you can get a full frontal shot of the birds who are visiting, rather than having them be blocked by the feeder. Let’s be honest though, you’re going to be doing a lot of squirrel watching.
It’s not fun to admit you’re getting old. It just kind of has the sound of impending doom nestled into it, doesn’t it? This funny shirt makes a joke out of the situation though – and says, “I’m not getting older, I’m becoming a classic.” They say one of the keys to longevity is humor, so here you go!
This is a book filled with moments that perhaps only seniors will remember – for example, can you remember the president who left nuclear launch codes in his pocket when he took his suit to the dry cleaners? Me neither – but it definitely happened back when the president took his own suits to get cleaned – a different era entirely.
This is a pretty cool little gadget and is great for older people who are – ahem – stuck in their ways. It plugs into your phone 3.5mm socket and is a traditional “old school” telephone. That way, your grandma can sit in her favorite chair and use the phone like she’s used to for the last 60 years, rather than having to balance this new iPhone gadget on her shoulder.
Let’s say your grandma wants to sit out in the backyard or take everyone to the park for a little picnic. Getting all that gear you will need together can be a real pain and would take time away from doing the best part of the whole thing – preparing the food. This picnic basket has everything you need to go have a great time in the garden sun.
This foot massager is no joke! It should be at the base of every lazy boy, so after a long day of walking here and there getting those pesky errands done, you can stick your feet in this thing and enjoy the professional level massaging action that it gives.
These walking sticks are an absolutely perfect gift for old people who have not given up on doing challenging walks around the local parks or neighborhood. There are multiple choices for base plate that will fit any walking surface perfectly!
You don’t need to worry about what kind of gifts for old people you can get for an elderly loved one or friend – because we’ve created this useful list of gifts for the elderly. We know it can be difficult to figure out what to get someone who may be from a different generation than you – and have different needs and interests. Maybe they like to get a creative retro gift or maybe they’re the funny type. If you’ve been getting nervous about having to get gifts for seniors and you’re not really sure what you’re doing, take another look at this list and rest assured that they’ll love what you choose.
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