19 Useful Gifts For Elderly Parents They Will Enjoy And Use

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Gifts For Elderly Parents They will use Even if They Don’t Want Anything or Seem to Have Everything.

It is difficult to hone in on gifts for elderly parents. Particularly, if they seem to have everything or say they just want hugs and visits.  

We believe that it is our obligation to take care of the silver haired generation to the best of our ability and at every opportunity we are given.

Any time you have an opportunity to help your elderly parent, why not provide gifts that they will enjoy and that will help improve the inevitably increasing difficulties they may face. 

As we age sight, hearing, mobility, and more tends to deteriorate.  We have acquired a list of gifts for elderly parents to keep them as active as possible and to help them when they can’t.

Don’t forget to check out our post on books about cities as gifts for parents who loved to travel but can only read about it not.


AccuVoice AV50 Noise Cancelling Headphones

The ZVOX AV50s noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones sound wonderful – immersive, realistic, high-fidelity sound including tight, accurate bass. 

When in Noise Cancelling mode, they reduce distracting sounds while providing a subtle boost to voices. 

You’ll hear every word clearly – even on old movies with poorly recorded soundtracks.

ZVOX AccuVoice technology gives a boost to voices while they reduce unwanted noise.

It also makes hands free phone calls clearer, so you hear the caller clearer, which is important when considering gifts for elderly parents.

The AV50s weigh under half a pound. Our ergonomic design and memory foam ear pads make them super-comfy. Plus, they fold flat for easy storage.

Recommended by Sarah @ trujillopr.com


Travis Touch Plus Smart Pocket Translator

Anybody who has ever had to direct a taxi driver in a language they don’t speak or tried to explain their symptoms to a doctor in another country know the undue stress that lack of fluency in the local language can add.

Travis Touch Plus works *online & offline*, you just need to press a button, start conversing, and your voice will be translated to any of the 105 supported languages.

Travis Touch Plus even has voice commands to make it easier.

Recommended by Kevin @travistranslator.com


UniKeep Retirement & Estate Planning Binder

Whether your retirement is years or months away, the UniKeep Retirement and Estate binder provides worksheets and lists to help you start estimating your retirement income and monthly budget, and organizing your personal affairs.

Included are pre-printed divider sheets for your social security, pension, health care, investments and home inventory, as well as 8 tabbed dividers, 5 pocket pages, and 10 page protectors to store important documents.

Recommended by Celeste @unikeep.com


Finders Key Purse

The Finders Key Purse® keychain provides a simple solution to an everyday problem.

Just attach your keys to the clasp and slip the Finders Key Purse® over the edge of your purse, backpack, gym bag, or brief case.

Unique and patented, Finders Key Purse is also a great practical gift with designs to suit any purse-onality.

No more digging in your bag for keys.

This purse key hook lives on your keys so you can hang them on a handbag in the best, easy-to-reach spot.

Now keys are made accessible on the inside of the bag, and all you see on the outside is the design of the hook. How easy is that? 

Check out their FindersKeyPurse Video

Recommended by Sandy @alexin.com

Finders Key Purse

$7.99 & up

Swinger Box Gift Box

No it’s not for THAT kind of swinger.  It’s more for the swinger looking to go under par on the Golf Course. 

Swinger Box is a full service subscription box that is perfect for golfers in search of unique monthly items throughout the year.

They offer both on-course and off-course products that are designed for our members only.

Founded in 2015, Swinger Box has been featured on Good House Keeping, Brad’s Deals, Esquire, and more as being perfect gift for golfers any time of year.

Recommended by Erik @swingerbox.com

Swinger Box Gift Box

Pricing Varies

Xpand Not Tie Shoelace System

Xpand is the original no-tie elastic shoelace system that allows you to turn any shoe, sneaker or boot into slip-ons.

Xpand ensures that you never have to tie your shoelaces ever again!

The Xpand Lacing System works on shoes for kids and adults (young and old) including sneakers, running shoes, boots, high-tops.

There are over 40 colors to choose from, including reflective laces and glow-in-the-dark.

Recommended by Gary @xpandlaces.com


What About The Dog? Everything You Need to Know About My Dog’s Care

This small, unique book makes an excellent gift for the dog lover in your life!

It’s part fill-in journal and part helpful tip guide for dog owners who may ever have to leave their furry family members with another caregiver for an extended period (temporarily or permanently.)

What About The Dog? makes for a thoughtful gift that is fun to fill out (it’s an activity grandparents can do with their granchildren).

It brings dog owners peace of mind that their dog will be taken care in a most similar fashion by a predetermined caregiver, AND it will keep more dogs OUT of animal shelters by prompting dialogue about pre-planning their beloved dog’s care!


BackEZ Back Saving Tool Handle Attachment

This secondary handle attaches to the shaft and improves ergonomics and lessens the risk of injury.

With this additional handle, the effort to shovel is more balanced between your two hands, greatly reducing the strain on your back and lowering overall exertion.

Simply put, it makes shoveling or gardening easier.

The BackEZ is made of durable plastic, and with the included hex wrench it’s easier to take on and off the shovel shaft (or to adjust it up and down the shovel shaft to fit different people).

Its wide opening is perfect for use with gloves in any weather.

Recommended by Jay @optonline.net


Personalized Family Cookbook Project Software

The make-a-cookbook software allows you to do it yourself or have others help! Invite family or friends to add recipes and photos for a finished product that’s truly unique!

Fill your cookbook with photos, stories and handwritten recipes for a gift that’s thoughtful and practical and makes a great gift.

With 100s of layout and cover options and easy to use tools, you don’t have to be an expert to create a cherished heirloom that will be passed down for generations.

Perfect for users of all ages, our software is highly intuitive and user-friendly as we automatically generate indexes, the table of contents and more.

Recommended by Bill @optonline.net


Boost Oxygen Clean Portable Can of Oxygen

Boost Oxygen is 95% pure Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen in a portable, easy to use can.

Boost is great for high altitude and when dealing with poor air quality, very fitting for snowbirds heading down south this winter!

Increased oxygen intake has been reported as the natural health and well-being aid that promotes energy, mental acuity, increased capacity for exercise (and quicker recovery), as well as boosting the immune system.

Unlike stimulants and energy drinks, which contain caffeine and sugars that can actually harm the body over time, Boost Oxygen provides pure oxygen in a convenient form

Recommended by Katie @boostoxygen.com


Dwarf Lemon Citrus Live Lemon Plant

If your parents enjoy cooking, a Meyer Dwarf lemon tree is a fun, useful, and unexpected holiday gift. Your parent can take care of their tree and pick their own ripe lemons for cooking.

The great thing about Meyer lemon trees is that they’re pretty low-maintenance and, as long as they’re placed by a window, grow very happily indoors.

Plus, they make great decorations. You can even personalize it with a fun pot to match their home!

As a potted plant, it can be kept to about 4 ft. to 6 ft. Either way, it will produce beautiful, sweetly scented white blossoms and tangy, juicy, edible fruit.

Recommended by John @mirrorcoop.com


Bee & You Natural Bee Products

Bee and You All Natural Bee products, such as Royal Jelly, Propolis and Pure Raw Honey are antiviral, antibacterial, and they are natural energy boosters. 

They support the immune system and prevent flu and cold naturally.

They make great gifts for elderly parents on the holidays or anytime of year! They are effective in fighting allergy (spring and fall) symptoms naturally.

They are 100% natural, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Pesticide Free, Free from additives, colorants, & preservatives.

Bee and you products have innovative taste options for kids and adults alike. The Company saves the *bees *by contracting directly with the the bee keepers!

Recommended by Mel @bee-and-you.com


Keyper Keychain Bracelet’s

2-in-1 clutch and key holder bracelet can hold up to 20 pounds.  The Clutch features two sleeves for credit cards, ID, and cash.
The key holder clutch combines the versatile bracelet with a small purse bag.
Use the bracelet separately to hold to your keys or pair with the clutch to carry your belongings.
The durable bag is designed with a tarnish-resistant metallic gold zipper and snap-hook, while the bracelet has a tarnish-resistant brass key ring and snap-hook.

Keyper Keychain Bracelet & Clutch

Several Color Options @TheGrommet.com

Simply Amazing Stories of Inspiration, Triumph over Tragedies, and Near Death Experiences

The Book of Unusual Knowledge is a mammoth 704-page padded hardcover book crammed with a cornucopia of information some useful, others not so much but all of it completely captivating.

It’s perfect for anyone with a curious mind and a passion for learning.

With quirky illustrations and a vast array of articles, anecdotes, lists, and games, this book will provide hours of fascinating reading.

It will also expand your knowledge on a range of topics, including the animal kingdom, art, sports, technology, history, politics, the universe, and much, much more.

Sample topics include:

  • Are plastic bags killing sacred cows in India?
  • Does NASCAR have roots in bootlegging moonshine?
  • Did Ronald Reagan see not one but two UFOs during his lifetime?

CushionLab Ergonomic Lumbar Support Pillow

Comfort is everything and a healthy and loose back is crucial to feeling food.

This lumbar pillow features patented multi-region back support to help prop up the back, improve sitting posture, and relieve lower back pressure, allowing your parents enjoy all day sitting comfort without back tension.

Let them know you’ve got their back!

You can also check out their Cervical Pillow For Neck Support. 

It is specially designed to enhance cervical alignment and provide neck relief

This pillow can help your parents stretch and relax their necks to regain the natural cervical curve to enjoy enhanced comfort and relaxed sleep.

Recommended by Mike @thecushionlab.com


Handmade Two Tier Bamboo Steamer

Heavy cookware should never be considered when looking for gifts for elderly parents.

With this handmade two tier bamboo steamer you can steam all types of food! Veggies, rice, dumplings, fish and meat!

This high quality, 100% bamboo cooker has an incredible two tiered design that allows you to cook multiple things at once!

Bamboo cookers are a rapidly growing alternative that allow for a lightweight and durable product!

These steaming baskets are an immediate upgrade to any set of kitchenware and will provide endless delicious meals!

Recommended by Steve @i-sysmation.com


Safety Shower Bath Mat

When it comes to gifts for elderly parents, one important consideration is their safety, especially if they live alone. 

Safety shower & bath mats are essential for showers and tubs. They typically contain a large amount of suction cups ensuring that it secures to their bathroom surface.

Bathing mats should have extra thick, soft and flexible, to provide the safest bathing experience.

It’s always a benefit  to have 100s of tiny fingers to massage the soles of your feet promoting good circulation, leaving them feeling invigorated.

A non-slip surface is ideal for giving back the dignity of independence to elderly parents who want to continue caring for themselves.

Recommended by Sonny @p1hardware.com


Workvie Hand Pain Relief Set

The Workvie Hand Pain Relief Set is a great gift for elderly parents who suffer pain from Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel, Wrist, Finger, and Hand Pain.

They can get rid of the numbness, tingling, prickling sensations by massaging with the Workvie Acupressure Finger Massager and Magnetic Roller Ball that improves blood circulation.

They can also do it before bed to help improve sleep.

The hand pain relief set can reduce inflammation, stiffness, aches, and help to improve Joint Mobility, with the Workvie Pain Relief Therapy Cream that contains Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM.

It is Paraben free, non-greasy, and has a vanishing scent.

Recommended by Annabel @workvie.com


Quilted Double Insulated In Wall AC Unit Cover

Are you looking for an air conditioner cover that is perfect for your window ac unit?

These Insulated ac covers for inside are available to accommodate most standard-sized AC window units.

Constructed from high quality Poly/cotton which can prevents dust, dirt, and other small debris from clogging up your A/C unit when it’s not in use.

Complete in one step. Take out the poly/cotton cover, cover it on your A/C Unit without any trouble.

Fitted elastic band helps keep the cover on tight, protect your A/C cover when it’s not in use.

This indoor cover allows you to leave your AC unit in the window all year long.

  • Cover the inside of the window A/C units.
  • Prevent heat loss in winter, keep out insets & debris.
  • Stop cold air drafts from entering your home.
  • Prevent dust & dirt from collecting in air conditioner.
  • Breezy Installation with elastic straps. No need vinyl tape.
  • Eliminates cold drafts. Prolong A/C life.

Recommended by Dakarai @gerrardlarriett.com

Hopefully, by now you have found some gifts for elderly parents that they will enjoy and be useful to them. 

It can be difficult finding the things they need or want mainly because they won’t ask and typically will not say of asked. 

But, since they took such good care of us, return the favor by getting them a gift they will love and use.

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