Picking out gifts for elderly moms can be tricky. Most have downsized and have no need or desire for a lot of extra “stuff”. Those living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities have special requirements and needs. Here are a few gift suggestions for this special group of moms.
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Gifts for Elderly Moms
Gifts for Mom to Remind Her Of Family
Moms everywhere love family pictures. But when you get to the age where you have children, grandchildren and then great-grandchildren, there isn’t room for all those framed pictures. This digital photo frame holds lots of digital photos and videos. It also has a sensor that turns on and off when you enter and leave the room. Perfect for holding all the pictures of those they love!
Gifts for Elderly Moms to Help Carry Her Things
Tote for Walker or Scooter
It’s hard to carry a purse when you walk with a walker. The RMS Tote for Walker, Rollator or Scooter has outside storage pockets for a phone and water bottles. Inside, there is a spot for her key ring and credit cards/id. Velcro closure.
If you are in a wheelchair, you need a place for your stuff. A Wheelchair Back Bag is like a backpack for your wheelchair. Secure zipper closure and shoulder strap make it easy to transport to and from a wheelchair as needed.
Gifts for To Help Keep Her Mind Sharp
The Hog Wild Peeramid Bookrest makes reading in bed easy and comfortable. Rest your book on the ledge for hands-free reading at the perfect angle.
If mom has trouble sleeping, consider the Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine . Six natural and soothing sounds with on/off timer.
Fire HD Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free 10.1″ HD Display – When you get this for mom, she will have a huge selection of books, movies, and games. With Alexa voice commands, all she has to do is say what she wants and it’s there!
Amazon Echo is a great tool for seniors, especially those with dementia. The voice-activated Alexa answers questions like, what time is it, what’s the weather like and looks up information like “what’s on TV tonight”. Plays music and reads audible books. Tells fun jokes & riddles. Lots of features to keep the brain active. See the full review here on how Alexa is great for seniors.
Subscription to Audible to listen to audiobooks.
Large Print Playing Cards
Bicycle Large Print Playing Cards are easy to see and read. Playing cards – either solitaire or a game with others is one way to help keep the mind sharp.
Ableware 15″ Playing Card Holder for moms who have a hard time holding cards.
Gifts for Mom to Keep Her Warm
Collections Fleece Wrap Shawl is super soft and features two large front pockets.
Keep her feet warm with these Bed Buddy Warming Footies.
Gifts for Elderly Moms To Satisfy Her Sweet Tooth
Box of Good Quality Chocolates
Diet permitting, a box of good quality chocolates is always welcome! Godiva Chocolatier Classic Gold Ballotin, 19 Count, Net Wt 7.2 oz will do the trick. Just lift the lid – nothing to unwrap.
Gifts are great. A treat to show that you remembered your Mom. But the most important gift you can give is your time. Time to be together doing what mom wants to do. Listening to her stories (even the ones you’ve heard a million times), going through old photos together, enjoying her favorite meal. Treasure the time you have with your Mom now!
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