34 Gift Ideas for Elderly Mom & Dad

Updated on January 15th, 2021
By Kailey
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If you have elderly parents then buying them useful and fun gifts is not always that easy. They may have already collected most of the things that they need and so finding something that will work might be tricky. We have decided to help though, by putting together a list of things that we feel would be great for an elderly Mom and Dad. Hopefully, you will find it inspiring and it will give you some great ideas of things that you can buy them so that you can spoil them and show them how much you care about them.

34 Perfect Gifts for Your Elderly Parents

This is a special tray table with a safety handle on the top. It provides balance and support when suiting down or standing up with a handle that is 6 x 6 inches in size. It has a swivel table which can be moved around when the person is getting out of the chair and then once they are settled can be moved back. They can then use the built-in cup holder and use it for holding a laptop, book, remote control, plate of food etc.

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This is a cat that provides companionship as it can open and close its eyes, move its head and body, and makes noises. The fur can be brushed and it has sensors so responds to touch like a real cat. It comes in different colors and it even purrs and vibrates. It can help to provide companionship without the responsibility of having a real cat that needs feeding and cleaning up after.

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This is a leg massager. It has two leg wraps and a controller to reduce stress in the legs. There are airbags in the wraps so they will gently help swollen, aching, and painful legs. There are three intensity levels and there is a timer setting so it can automatically switch off. The leg wraps are adjusted to fit with Velcro and they can fit calves of up to 21 inches in diameter.

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This is an automatic jar opener that is made of stainless steel. It makes opening jars really easy. It just needs to be placed on the top of the jar and a button pressed and it will open jars of varying sizes. It is compact as well so easy to store in a cupboard or drawer. It is durable and built to last so it will last a long time and be able to open lots of drawers.

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This is a special clock designed for those that find it hard to see a convention clock or watch. It displays the day, time and date in large clear lettering on the 8-inch screen. It is possible to set up to 5 alarms per day with reminders for taking medication etc. It is mains powered but has a battery back up in case of a power outage. It comes in a selection of different colors.

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This is a blood pressure monitor. It comes with a cuff and monitoring machine. It takes systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as pulse rates. It will record up to 120 readings for two people so it is easy to keep track of what the readings are. The cuff is adjustable to fit an upper arm with a circumference of 8.7 – 15.7 inches. It is very easy to set up and use and comes with an instruction manual.

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This is a handy garden kneeler. It can be used as a kneeler with handles on each side or turned over where the handles become legs and it can be sat on. On the side it has handy tool pouches It is lightweight so easy to carry into the garden and also sturdy being able to support weights of up to 330lbs. It has a tough steel frame with EVA and is green in color.

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This is a vest which has an electric heater inside it. It is lightweight with thermal insulation in it and has no sleeves so it is easy to move around while wearing it. It has heating points front and back to keep the wearer really warm with three different temperature settings. It is long-lasting and charges using UB so can be charged on the go using a power bank.

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This is a lawn chair. It has a webbing design and comes in a big selection of different colors. There are different styles as well depending on whether you want a high or low seat and how tall or wide you need it to be. They fold up and therefore are easy to store and great for using in the garden or yard as well as out and about as they easily fit in the trunk of the car.

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This is a special device that helps you to find missing items. It is a transmitter on a keyring with four receivers. The receivers can be put on to items such as wallet, cell phone etc and if that item is lost the transmitter can be used to locate them. Each receiver has a different color on it, so just press the color of that receiver on the transmitter and it will give a sound and light so that you can easily find it.

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This is a folding lap desk. It can be used on a sofa, chair or in bed ad is very handy. It not only has a tray part which can be used for eating, doing craft activities, putting a laptop on or a book on to but there is a storage space. It means that items can be stored such as stationery, books, or even snacks. The legs will fold flat which means that it is portable as well. It measures 17.5 x 12 x 7.5 inches.

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This is a wireless pager. It is a set with two pagers and two receivers which allows a person to be left alone but have the capability of easily getting help when they need it. The push button is waterproof so can withstand a splashes of water, It is easy to carry and the button is really big so easy to push. It can be hung around the neck with a cord or fixed by the bed etc. There are different ring tones to pick from and the volume can be adjusted as well.

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This is an ornamental figurine of an elderly couple. It shows a man holding an umbrella over him and a lady who is holding a handbag. They both have gray hair and glasses. There are other designs available as well. They are made from resin and are 3.9 x 3.7 x 8.6 inches in size. The ornament shows the love between the couple so is a lovely gift to give to an elderly couple.

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This is an electric blanket which comes in twin, full, queen and king size. It comes in brick, chocolate, grey, linen or sage colors. It is made from 100% polyester and is really soft. It has a digital controller with an auto off setting and ten different heat settings. It is machine washable and can go in the tumble dryer. The twin and full size have one controller and the queen and king size have two controllers.

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This is a wireless box which is a speaker. It allows the television to be listened to anywhere as it transmits the sound via radio frequency. It provides clear stereo sound. It is rechargeable and can be used for up to eight hours on a full charge. It has its own sound controller so it can be adjusted so the sound can be heard without the need to turn the television up too loudly.

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This is a foot massager. It is designed so that two feet can be massaged at one by moving them over the wooden rollers. The rollers are textures to provide pressure on the feet even works for those with high arches. It can help reduce pain in the feet, improve blood flow and relax sore and tired feet. It comes with a foot chart and detailed instructions on how to use it.

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This is a special pair of toenail clippers. They are designed for thick nails and have a curved blade that avoids injury and pain. They are made from stainless steel so wear well and can open wide as well. They also have a long handle which means that it is not necessary to bend so far to cut the nails. They come with a case to put on the blade to protect it when not in use.

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This is a smart digital picture frame. It comes in different size options with different colors of frame so you can choose the appropriate one. It is easy to send photos to loved one’s frames and invite others to share your pictures. It can be easily managed using a phone if you download the app which is compatible with android and iOS. The frame is wall mountable and automatically adjusts to portrait or landscape view.

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These are adaptive eating utensils. It is a four piece set with a knife, fork and two spoons. They are stainless steel with black handles. Each has a weight support grip handles which makes it easier to hold them for those people that find it hard to grip. They are dishwasher safe and designed for easy cleaning and long term use. They come in a pretty box so would make a lovely gift.

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This is a 26-inch long reacher grabber. It is extremely useful to help people pick things up off the floor. Is useful for things like litter picking to save backache and so you do not have to touch dirty items. Also great for the elderly to be able to pick things up off the floor if they cannot easily bend or get down. It has an ergonomic handle and trigger so it is easy to use without slipping.

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This is a nuts and chocolate gift box. There is a mix of different treats which anyone would enjoy. They include pecan snappers, chocolate haystack, chocolate pretzel clouds, dark chocolate peanut clusters, milk chocolate almond clusters, butter pecan clusters, chocolate foiled caramel balls, chocolate and peanut butter mini pretzels, peanut brittle, turtle delight (pecans, cashews, chocolate and caramel nuts). Each section is individually wrapped so you can open one at a time. Comes in a pretty tin.

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This is a handheld magnifier. It magnifies by 5x so is really helpful when trying to read small print or do small and fiddly jobs. It has a 100mm quality glass lens which does not distort. The long rubber handle is non-slip to make it easier to use. The rubbery frame ensures that the lens will always stay in place. It has a shatterproof design and comes with a handy cleaning cloth to make sure that it always stays clean.

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This is a large button alarm clock. It is a talking clock for those that cannot see clearly. It is white and circular and has a large button to press. Once pressed the time will be read out and it will also say the day and date so can be used as a calendar as well. It has an alarm as well. The voice is a male with a North American accent who speaks in English. Requires two batteries.

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This is a reclining chair that can take weights up to 300lbs. It has a high-quality steel frame which will last a long time. There is a motor that can push up the entire chair to help the person easily lift out of it. It can be adjusted from 90 degrees to 150 degrees. It can recline completely flat so that it is possible to sleep in the chair. It measures 27.6 inches wide, 20.3 inches deep and 42 inches high.

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This is a heat-responsive memory foam cushion. It comes in gray or black and is designed to reduce back pain when sitting for long periods of time. It will not be too soft in the summer or too hard in the winter like other cushions but responds to the temperature to provide year-round support. It helps your tailbone stay in the right position to keep you in a good sitting position and prevent leg tightness and muscle fatigue.

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This is an adult bib that has a classy print on it. It comes in different designs which show suit and ties and things like that to look better than the usual plain bibs for adult men to make them feel better when they are wearing them. They are made from soft polyester material with an inner waterproof lining and an adjustable Velcro closure. They are much more dignified and still protect clothing.

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This is a shawl for women. It comes in a big selection of different colors and patterns. The shawl is 51.2 inches – 61 inches long (it is longer at the back than the front. It is one size and should fit most people. It is sleeveless and made from warm fabric that will keep the wearer warm when inside or outside. It can be worn as a pashmina or a poncho as well. Looks good enough to wear for all occasions.

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This is a special board which is a reminder of when birthdays are. It is a plaque which says ‘family’ on it and underneath are the months of the year. Under each month is a hoot and hearts can be hung underneath. The hearts can have names written on them so it is easy to see at a glance whose birthday is in which month. Has a jute twine to hang it up, comes with a wall hook and 25 wooden circles and 25 wooden hearts with 50 fasteners.

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This is a big button remote control. It just has an on/off switch, channel arrows and a volume up and down as well as a mute button. It is easy to see because the buttons are all large and bright colors. It takes two batteries and works with multiple devices. 25 favorite channels can be programmed in so that you do not have to flip through all of them to find the ones you like as there can be many channels that you never watch.

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This is a scented candle gift set. There are 4 candles in tins that come in a pretty gift box tied with a ribbon. There are different candle sets to choose from such as fruit or flower scents. The Classical set has spring, lavender, lemon and fig scents, the flower set has gardenia, lavender, jasmine and vanilla and the popular set has lavender, lemon fig and spring. They all come in a tin with a lid which has different but matching designs.

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This is a special toilet bowl night light. The idea is that it is motion activated and comes on when someone moves near it. It will then light up the bowl so that anyway he needs to go to the potty will be able to see where they are going and move around safely. It could be a gag gift for someone or might actually be something that will be useful for them to use. There are different colors of light to choose from.

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This is a bed rail. It is made from aluminum and is silver and black and measures 17 x 7 x 20 inches. The idea is that it prevents falls because it helps the person to get out of bed without hanging onto something unsafe such as a nightstand. It is non slip grips on it and can be adjusted to be the right height. It will fit with any bed and has an extendable bar that fits between the mattress and the box spring. It includes a strap to secure it in place

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This is a special portable vehicle support handle. The idea is that it is a grab bar to make it easier to get in and out of a car. It comes in blue, lavender or red and it is made of aluminum. It is compatible with most cars and fits into a door striker or latch to provide support for someone getting out of the car. It can easily be kept in the glove compartment when not in use and means that a person can manage by themselves to get in and out of a car.

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This is a special chair exercise program kit for seniors. It includes resistance bands and handles as well as instructions n how to use them. The 18 page exercise guide was developed by a physical therapist with the needs of the elderly in mine The exercises are low impact and safe even for beginners. They are easy to do and there is a link to video in the pack so that they can see demonstrations. It is possible to work at your own pace to get the right level of exercise.

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