52 Best Gifts for Seniors

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If you’ve asked your parents or grandparents what they would like for their next birthday or Christmas gift, chances are they may say they already have everything they need. And they may be right about that since we all accumulate more personal belongings as we get older. So, what can you do when you want to give them a gift they will use and enjoy?

 

We have created a curated list of what we think are the 52 best gifts for seniors. These products are from a variety of different retailers, and we do not have affiliate arrangements with any of them, so we do not receive any compensation if you make a purchase from any of these links other than our own.

 

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1. Audible

Best Subscription Gift for Seniors

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Seniors can listen to a variety of audiobooks with Audible, including new books, classics, and bestsellers. Monthly subscription is required, or you can get Audible content free with an Amazon Prime membership, which has an annual fee. Great for readers with vision challenges.

 

2. 10-in-1 Flip Pillow

Best Gift under $50

Star Rating: 5

SharperImage.com

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Use this pillow to sleep, read, or watch television by configuring it into a variety of positions. This versatile, two-piece folding pillow adjusts according to your needs. Available in standard or queen/king sizes. Includes removable, machine-washable cover.

 

3. Key Finder Locator

Best Gift for Seniors Who Misplace Their Keys

Star Rating: 4.6

Amazon.com

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Press a button and find your keys or other items. Just attach one of the eight receivers to keychains, handbags, remote controls, or even pets, to prevent losing them. Key tracker has a 50–115 ft. range and emits a sound of 75-85 decibels with a flashing LED.

 

4. Stainless Steel Panini Grill

Best Gift for Seniors Who Like to Cook

Star Rating: 5

Kohls.com

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This nonstick, stainless steel grill has a floating hinge to accommodate sandwiches of any thickness, and it cooks both sides at the same time for a quick meal. Hand wash for easy cleanup.

 

5. AncestryDNA Test

Best Gift for Seniors Who are Family History Buffs

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Ancestry.com

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Find out your family’s roots and connect with relatives with this gift. Great for seniors who are the family’s storytellers or historians. This test goes on sale multiple times throughout the year, so watch for sales for the best price.

 

6. AARP Large-Print Word Puzzle

Best Gift for Seniors with Dementia

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These large-print puzzles are easy to read and great for challenging the cognitive muscles. Contains more than 90 word puzzles for hours of fun without the eyestrain associated with traditional word puzzles.

 

7. Simple TV Remote for Seniors

Most Practical Gift for Seniors

Star Rating: 5

Alzstore.com

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This simplified TV remote features fewer buttons than a traditional remote. Includes five buttons for favorite channels and large buttons for volume and channel. Works with TVs, cable boxes, or satellite services that use standard IR remote control.

 

8. Google Nest Hello Smart Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

Best Gift for Peace of Mind

Star Rating: 4

Walmart.com

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This video doorbell will alert you when visitors come to your door and provide 24/7 streaming video recording.  Find out if packages have arrived, and see, hear, and talk to visitors even if they don’t ring the bell. Requires a wired doorbell with a chime and compatible transformer.

 

9. Aura Frames Digital Picture Frame

Best Gift to Instantly Share New Photos

Star Rating: 4.5

Amazon.com

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Use the Aura app to instantly share digital photos to friends or family members on this tabletop HD photo frame in their own homes. Save photos on your private network and make them accessible to whomever you choose. Includes unlimited digital cloud storage.

 

10. Aromatherapy Essential Oils and Diffuser

Best Gift for Seniors Who are New to Aromatherapy

Star Rating: 4.6

Amazon.com

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This is a great starter kit for those who want to try essential oils. Includes a portable, LED diffuser, a set of nine essential oils, and an ebook with ways to use different oils. Produces a fine mist at intervals for 10-12 hours or continuously for 5-6 hours.

 

11. Large Touch-Screen Captioned Telephone

Best Gift for Seniors with Hearing Loss

Star Rating: 4.3

Amazon.com

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This large, easy-to-read touch screen displays captions during phone calls. Great for those who have hearing loss. Built-in answering machine and caller-ID capable.

 

12. Natural White Noise Machine

Best Gift to Encourage Peaceful Sleep

Star Rating: 4.6

BedBathandBeyond.com

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Create a calm, soothing environment and mask noises that may disrupt sleep with this white noise machine. Convenient push-button operation and high-end design that fits with any décor.

 

13. Women’s Magnetic Top

Best Gift for Senior Women with Arthritis

Star Rating: 4.5

Silverts.com

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This top features magnetics strategically hidden behind decorative buttons. Features a two-pocket style, wrinkle-resistant fabric, and side slits. Great for those who have limited hand dexterity due to arthritis or other conditions.

 

14. Men’s Fleece Easy-Access Pants

Best Gift for Senior Men with Arthritis

Star Rating: 4.6

Silverts.com

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Comfortable fleece track pants with flap pockets and a fold-down panel. Elastic waist and adjustable “Easy Touch Closures” make dressing and undressing easier for those with limited hand dexterity due to arthritis or other conditions.

 

15. Fitbit Inspire HR

Best Fitness Tracker for Seniors

Star Rating: 4.5

BestBuy.com

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Track your fitness activity, including your steps, distance, and calories burned through a smartphone app. Also includes a 24/7 heart-rate monitor and sleep stages feature and is water-resistant up to 164 feet.

 

16. Balance & Stretch Exercise DVD for Seniors

Best Exercise DVD for Seniors

Star Rating: 4.8

Amazon.com

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This set of nine DVDs features a mix of exercises structured specifically for older adults. This includes modified yoga poses, tai chi movements, gentle stretches, and dance-based movements. Designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and balance, and improve cardiovascular fitness.

 

17. RMS Grabber Reacher

Most Useful Gift for Seniors

Star Rating: 4.4

Amazon.com

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Easily grab out-of-reach items with this lightweight aluminum, 26” long tool. Features a magnetic tip to pick up small metal objects. Attached clip secures the tool to wheelchairs, walkers, or canes.

 

18. Wicker Storage Stair Basket

Best Gift for Seniors with Multi-Level Homes

Star Rating: 4.8

Wayfair.com

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Reduce clutter and save trips up and down the stairs with this sturdy wicker storage basket. Convenient handles make it easy to carry upstairs when you are ready. Fits on any standard-width stairs.

19. Silver Cuisine Healthy Senior Meal Delivery

Best Meal Delivery Service Gift for Seniors

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Silver.bistroMD.com

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More than 150 rotating menu options designed for a variety of needs, including low sodium, gluten-free, and diabetic diets, delivered to your door by FedEx. The program is doctor-designed specifically for seniors. AARP members receive a discount of 10% off orders of $50 or more.

 

20. Mueller Barista Pro Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Best Gift for Seniors Who Live Alone

Star Rating: 4.7

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Brew the perfect cup of coffee in three minutes with this coffee maker’s easy, one-touch button operation. Features a 10-ounce water tank and fits all 1.0 and 2.0 single coffee capsules. Automatic shut-off prevents overheating.

 

21. Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls

Best Gift for Senior Golfers

Star Rating: 4.6

Amazon.com

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These super soft golf balls are designed to reach faster ball speeds and lower spin for longer shots. Premium aerodynamic surface helps reduce drag, and vibrant colors make them easier to see.

 

22. Stand-a-Roo Standing Aid

Best Gift for Seniors Who Have Difficulty Standing Up

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CaregiverProducts.com

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This aid provides extra support when standing up from a sofa or bed. Dual anodized aluminum handles with nonslip grip are fully adjustable. Can be used with furniture with removable cushions or beds with separate box spring.

 

23. Mcombo Electric Power Lift Recliner Chair

Best Furniture Gift for Seniors

Star Rating: 4.5

Amazon.com

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This chair’s counter-balanced mechanism lifts the chair up high enough for seniors to stand up easily. This durable, comfortable recliner includes USB charging ports and dual cup holders, as well as convenient side pockets. Reclines up to 140 degrees.

 

24. Jitterbug Smart 2 Cell Phone

Best Cell Phone for Seniors

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Greatcall.com

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This smartphone is specially designed for seniors. It has a simple menu, large screen, voice typing, front-facing speaker, a 13 MP camera, and 5 Star Urgent Response button to connect immediately with a response agent for help 24/7.

 

25. MedReady 1700 Automatic Pill Dispenser

Best Gift for Seniors Who Take Medication

Star Rating: 5

MedReadyinc.net

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This pill dispenser uses low-frequency alarms as reminders to take medication. It holds up to 28 doses and can emit reminder alarms from 1-4 times per day. Includes an A/C adapter, rechargeable battery, and a tamper-proof locking lid with two keys.

 

26. Schwinn Recumbent Bike

Best Gift for Seniors Who Enjoy Staying Fit

Star Rating: 4.1

Amazon.com

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Choose from 29 programs and 25 resistance levels for a variety of workout options with this recumbent bike. Bluetooth syncs with Schwinn Trainer app and other apps. Features duel blue backlit LCD displays, heart rate monitor, media shelf, USB port, and fan.

 

27. Fiskars Deluxe Stand-Up Weeder

Best Gift for Seniors Who Love Gardening

Star Rating: 4.4

Walmart.com

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Remove weeds and their roots from your yard or garden without stooping, kneeling, or bending, and without using chemical weed killers. This long-handled tool has four stainless-steel claws that pierce the ground and remove weeds. An eject mechanism clears the weeds from the tool without removing them by hand.

 

28. Bracelet Buddy

Best Gift for Seniors Who Love Jewelry

Star Rating: 4.8

QVC.com

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The Bracelet Buddy makes it easy to wear your favorite bracelets by holding one end of the bracelet while you secure the clasp. This tool is great for those with dexterity issues or those who want to wear bracelets without needing someone to help fasten them.

 

29. Promoted To Grandma Socks

Best Gift for Keeping Grandma’s Feet Warm

Star Rating: 5

Amazon.com

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These comfy crew socks are great for new or seasoned grandmas. You can customize the message to say Nana Life, Blessed Nana, Grandma Life, Blessed Grandma and more.

30. Neater Feeder Elevated Dog Bowls

Best Gift for Seniors Who Love Dogs

Star Rating: 5

Chewy.com

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No one likes cleaning up after someone else, even if that someone else is a very loveable pup. These dog bowls minimize the mess meaning less bending over and scrubbing floors.

 

31. Hickory Farms Give Back Gift Box

Best Gift For Seniors Who Like To Host

Star Rating: 4.7

HickoryFarms.com

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This gift box is full of shareable foods, such as summer sausage, smoked gouda cheese, honey pineapple mustard, and classic nut mix. Great for Christmas gifts or family get-togethers.

 

32. Gorilla Grip Original Bath, Shower, Tub Mat

Best Gift under $25

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Cover slippery bathtub surfaces with this antibacterial, mildew-resistant, latex-free, non-toxic, 35” x 16” bathmat. This durable mat has 324 suction cups, comes in a variety of colors, and is machine washable.

 

33. Amazon Echo Dot

Best Gift for Tech-Savvy Seniors

Star Rating: 4.6

Amazon.com

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The Echo Dot is an affordable option for voice control devices. Seniors can control music, listen to audiobooks, get answers to questions, set alarms, check the weather, and control smart home devices, such as thermostats and lights. Built-in privacy controls can disconnect the microphone.

 

34. Electric Blanket Heated Throw

Best Gift under $75

Star Rating: 4.2

Amazon.com

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This soft flannel heated blanket throw has three heating levels to keep you warm on chilly nights. An eight-hour auto-off feature provides added safety. Machine washable with detachable controller.

 

35. Ninja Nutri Personal Blender

Best Gift under $100

Star Rating: 4.6

Amazon.com

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Make nutritious beverages with this personal blender. Powerful, 1,000 watt motor crushes through whole vegetables and fruits, and extractor blades turn them into smoothies, purees, or great-tasting juices without sacrificing nutrients. Includes two Nutri Ninja cups, lids, and instruction book with recipes.

 

36. Shutterfly Photo Book

Most Personalized Gift for Seniors

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Shutterfly.com

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Design your own photo book as a gift for your senior loved ones. Select your own favorite photos, choose your layouts and backgrounds, and add embellishments for a customized photo book they will treasure.

 

37. Grandparents House Doormat

Best Gift for Grandparents

Star Rating: 4.7

PersonalCreations.com

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Personalize the perfect doormat for your grandparents. These easy-clean polyester mats are available in 17” x 27” and 24” x 26” sizes and can be personalized with any two-line message.

 

38. Formed Sock Aids

Best Gift for Seniors Who Need Assistance Dressing

Star Rating: 5

Amazon.com

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Put on socks from a sitting position without bending or reaching down. Great for those who have mobility issues or difficulty with dressing.

 

39. Kindle Paperwhite

Best Gift for Avid Readers

Star Rating: 4.3

Amazon.com

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This lightweight Kindle reader has a glare-free display that is readable in the dark as well as in bright sunlight. Font size can be enlarged as needed for those with low vision. Pair it with Bluetooth headphones to use Audible audiobooks.

 

40. MagniPros 3x Magnifying Glass

Best Gift for Seniors with Low Vision

Star Rating: 4.5

Amazon.com

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This magnifier has a rectangular, clear, acrylic lens that measures 4.35” x 2.7” and magnifies up to 300% without distortion. Great for reading books, newspapers, pill bottles, and maps. The dimmer adjusts brightness of the LEDs to reduce eyestrain.

 

41. Mel Brooks Movie Collection

Best Gift for Seniors Who Love Classic Comedies

Star Rating: 4.8

Amazon.com

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This eight-disc set is full of timeless and classic Mel Brooks comedies, such as Blazing Saddles, History of the World Part 1, Robin Hood Men in Tights, and Young Frankenstein. Features Hollywood comedy legends, including Gene Wilder, Dom DeLuise, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman.

 

42. Custom Birthday Book

Most Thoughtful Gift for Seniors

Star Rating: 5

Store.nytimes.com

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Bring back nostalgic memories with this 12” x 15” coffee table book that shows the front page of the New York Times as it appeared on your senior’s birthday, followed by every one of their other birthdays after that. Features a leatherette or linen cover, ribbon bookmark, and magnifier.

 

43. TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller

Best Gift for Seniors Who Want to Relax

Star Rating: 4.7

Amazon.com

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Relax and massage feet on these wooden rollers to help alleviate stress and reduce pain. Can be used by those with heel spurs, neuropathy, and plantar fasciitis. Lightweight, portable device comes with a reflexology chart.

 

44. Bob Ross Heat Changing Mug

Best Gift for Seniors Who are Art Lovers

Star Rating: 4

Amazon.com

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Pour a hot beverage into this mug and watch as a painting by the iconic Bob Ross appears right before your eyes. This ceramic mug, available in white, black, or multi-color, is microwave safe. Hand wash only.

 

45. Whiskey Stones Gift Set

Cool Gift for Grandpa

Star Rating: 4.6

Amazon.com

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Grandpa can chill his drink without diluting it with traditional ice cubes. This set includes two crystal glasses, natural granite coasters, tongs, and eight stainless steel whiskey stones with a velvet bag in a decorative pine box.

 

46. Infinity Travel Scarf with Hidden Pocket

Cool Gift for Grandma

Star Rating: 4.6

Amazon.com

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This beautiful but durable infinity scarf features a hidden zipper pocket for Grandma to store her phone, passport keys, money, or other small objects while traveling or running errands. This high-quality scarf comes in more than 30 colors and patterns.

 

47. Collapsible Beach Chair

Best Gift for Seniors Who Love the Beach

Star Rating: 4.8

Amazon.com

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This beach chair has splayed legs for added stability in the sand. Features mesh ventilation panels and attached cup holder. At just 3.3 pounds, this chair is light enough for anyone to carry when collapsed and stored in its carry sack.

 

48. Picnic Set

Best Gift for Seniors Who Love the Outdoors

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HarryandDavid.com

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This set includes everything you need for a picnic for four people, including melamine plates, fabric napkins, acrylic wine glasses, silverware, salt and pepper shakers, corkscrew, wooden cutting board, and insulated cooler.

 

49. Garmin DriveSmart GPS with Bluetooth

Best Gift for Seniors Who Love to Travel

Star Rating: 4.6

BestBuy.com

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The large, 6.95” color touch screen makes it easy to read and enter destination information. Voice prompts and large, colorful arrows simplify navigation. Pair with compatible devices for hands-free calling with Bluetooth technology. Features real-time traffic and map updates through USB interface.

 

50. Personal Space Heater

Best Gift for Seniors to Keep Warm

Star Rating: 5

Amazon.com

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Stay warm and cozy with this ceramic personal space heater designed to heat personal space rather than the whole room. Safety features include a cool-to-touch housing and tip-over protection. Mini size is 4.3” x 4.13” x 6.69.”

 

51. Hearing Aids

Best Gift for Those with Hearing Loss

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Eargo.com

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Enjoy high-quality, crisp sound with rechargeable, invisible, comfortable, state-of-the-art hearing aids. Plans start at around $54 per month. Includes licensed, professional, lifetime support. Great for mild to severe hearing loss.

 

52. Our Moments Generations: Conversation Starters Game

Most Fun Gift for Seniors

Star Rating: 4.7

Amazon.com

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This thought-provoking game includes 100 questions that encourage grandparents to share their stories and memories with their grandchildren. Great for family gatherings, camping trips, and road trips.

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