The Christmas holiday is coming and it’s time to shop for meaningful gifts for our loved ones! While Christmas gifts are the highlight of the season for the younger members of the family, it is just as important to show the older adults that they are loved. In fact, whether you choose to opt for a practical and functional gift or a more sentimental one, it will definitely make their day a little brighter and bring smiles to their faces.
However, it can be hard to think of what to get your parents or grandparents, especially if they are entering their golden years. Here are some practical Christmas gift ideas that can make their lives easier.
A robot vacuum is a great investment for any household, especially for older adults who are living alone. There are many different price ranges and models which have different remote controlling options. In fact, some can even mop the floors in addition to vacuuming up dirt and dust. Setting them on a scheduled cleaning time will help ensure that your living space remains fresh and clean.
However, it is important to note that robotic vacuums will work best in homes where the floor does not have clutter. It is therefore also worth considering your loved one’s home environment before making the purchase.
Light Therapy Lamps
Especially during the winter months, it is common that the reduced amount of sunlight can bring about seasonal affective disorder (SAD). For your loved ones that are dealing with mobility issues, this might be a continuous reality due to their inability to go outdoors often. By having a light therapy lamp that can mimic natural light, it can literally brighten up the recipient’s life.
When it comes to gifts, it is hard to go wrong with a beautiful gift basket. Many providers will have their own specially curated selections that are already designed to meet the needs of the audience that you are buying for as well as the holiday that you are purchasing for. This can come with items like wine, snacks, supplements, or even hobby supplies. Best of all, most of them will already come aesthetically wrapped for a beautiful presentation.
One of the best experiences you can have at the end of a long day is a warm massage. For days where you are unable to rub their back, a heated massage pillow can bring a lot of relief to sore muscles and aches.
Enjoy the Festive Season at GreenTree At Westwood
Many people have the misconception that moving into a senior living community means having to give up spending the holidays with your loved ones. However, this is definitely not the case! In fact, you can host Christmas gatherings for your family and friends at your independent living apartment! There are also many different festive activities and events that you can take part in. For more information about the senior living options and programs at GreenTree At Westwood, contact us today.