Gifts for Grandparents and Elderly Friends

Gifts for Grandparents and Elderly Friends

A grandfather opening up a present from his grandkids.

Well-being and comfort play a very important role especially amongst elderly loved ones, with older parents and grandparents just as happy to receive fitness gifts that improve health and mobility. In addition to natural remedies, teas, juices or herbal ointments, practical items are also very welcome. Ideally, find out beforehand about their individual needs so that it’s something they really need and will appreciate.

Gifts for Daily Relaxation & Well-being

An elderly couple wrapped in a warm blanket enjoying a hot drink.

Staying active is very important in older age, however, some elderly people may find it more difficult than others. For those with limited mobility, a nice gift idea could be a comfortable massage cushion for a bed or an armchair, which can be used at any time for pleasant relaxation. A cuddly blanket or a foot warmer also provide a pleasant feeling in the winter time. On the other hand, a ‘sofa butler’ with a shelf and pockets for glasses, magazines and other everyday objects will save them effort of having to get up for simple things. Any grandparent would be happy to receive these small but thoughtful gifts, that make everyday life easier and ensure a sense of well-being.

Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Homemade pumpkin soup topped with croutons and stored in a glass container.

Homemade gifts in the form of food such as organic fruit jam, Christmas cookies or deliciously sweet liqueurs which can be stored and presented in pretty gift tins, jars and bottles are the perfect gift for grandparents. Homemade compote or hearty soups and stews for emergencies and those rainy lazy days will also go down a treat. Or how about homemade crackers or croutons? Get inspired by our other ideas for homemade food gifts on our blog.

Personalised Canvas Prints of the Family

Young woman holding a canvas print of her family and their dog.

Grandparents love nothing more than personalised gifts that remind them of their loved ones. How about a beautiful photo canvas or self-designed photo albums with pictures of the whole family? Large photo canvases with family photos are a very special gift and will be an admired work of art in any grandparents' home. What’s great is that you can choose from various sizes, materials and price ranges.

Fitness and Exercise Equipment to Improve Mobility

VibroSlim vibration machine and accessories from Vitality 4 Life.

Sprightly elders who still enjoy a little exercise in the fresh air will love presents such as nordic walking poles, fishing or golf equipment. But, for those who prefer indoor workouts, an exercise mat and resistance band set is the perfect gift to improve mobility and overall strength. Vibration machines are gentle on joints and are intended to promote co-ordination, bone density and gentle muscle building. Offering a simple training solution which can be used standing or sitting, they are also great for improving blood circulation.

Spa Breaks and Pamper Weekends

Older couple enjoying a couples' massage treatment in a spa.

Give your grandparents a special treat with a luxurious break or weekend away to a boutique hotel, a delicious 3-course meal at their favourite restaurant or a pamper day at a spa.

Small practical gifts, such as a manicure set or shaving kit are also great present ideas that are well received year-on-year. Body care products are especially important for daily well-being in old age. Gifts, such as homemade soaps, natural body lotions or face creams should not be missing from the grandparents’ gift list. Put a smile on your grandfather’s and grandmother’s faces with their favourite aftershave or special perfume.

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Emma Penfold