Best Father’s Day Gifts for Seniors
Father’s Day is the perfect time to show the father or grandfather you’re caring for some appreciation. And what better way to do it than by giving a gift?
Gifts don’t always have to come in colorful boxes and with brilliantly-colored bows. In fact, there are plenty of ways to give that don’t break the bank.
If you’re looking for the best gift to give to the senior father or grandfather in your care, look no further.
1) Give the Gift of your Time
When you’re caring for a senior, it’s hard to make quality time to be together. Even if you’re an amazing caretaker, you may be stressed juggling your personal life and your senior’s care.
But if you don’t want to give a physical object, give the gift of your time. This might mean setting aside your daily schedule and sitting quietly with them for a few hours, listening to their favorite music and stories or going to the park for a change of scenery.
Anything that introduces variety into your senior’s life and involves spending time with them is a suitable gift for father’s day.
2) Personalized Pillow
Surprise the loved one in your care with a personalized pillow! You can either take one of their past favorite shirts and sew stuffing inside of it or approach a screen-printing company about printing a picture of family members on a pillow.
Just be sure that the thread is secure and the material is tough so that the pillow can withstand regular wear and tear.
3) Comfort Picks
The senior in your care would appreciate some comfortable items, too. Pick out a plush robe that can keep them warm against drafts or choose a pair of comfortable, non-slip slipper socks for wearing around their place.
You can also choose gifts for them to enjoy at home. Think of novels or books on a topic they have always expressed interested in, audiobooks, history documentaries or movies that they may enjoy.
Seniors can also appreciate a heating pad for their neck and shoulders to aid against stiffness. Anything that makes everyday life more cozy — and is also safe for them — makes a great gift.
Choosing a gift for the father or grandfather in your care doesn’t have to be complicated. Just be sure to get something thoughtful that improves their quality of life and safe for use. We’re sure they will be grateful for it.