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Holiday Shopping for Seniors

Sept22.Decatur.Blog-1 Holiday Shopping for Seniors

The Christmas season is truly one of the best times of the year. Decorations span as far as the eye can see, and the air is filled with joy. The entire month of December consists of cookie making, listening to Christmas music, and spending time with loved ones. Of course, we can't forget about the activity that people either love or avoid like the plague; Christmas shopping. It's daunting to purchase gifts, even for people we know well. This can be especially true when shopping for seniors. So we put together a list of must-haves for the seniors in your life – we hope it helps!


There are several reasons that a smartwatch can be a great practical gift for seniors. Most of these watches are compatible with phones so that users can receive/send messages and calls without grabbing their phones. Many of these watches offer voice commands, so if someone wearing one were to fall injure themselves, they'd be able to contact an emergency service by speaking into the watch.

Massage Gun

These are one of the hottest items on the self-care market. The truth is, they work wonders. Just a few minutes with one of these can decrease soreness. Seniors commonly feel soreness in their muscles which is why this could be perfect for your loved one this Christmas.

Family Portrait

For many of us, family comes first. Our families are our best friends and the people we revolve our lives around. When times are tough, simply being around your loved ones can boost your mood and put you in a better place. A nice family portrait can be a great gift as it's something that can take you to a happy place by just looking at it.


There's nothing like putting on a warm pair of slippers on a cold day. These can be a great gift for many reasons. The first and most obvious is that they're extremely comfortable and keep your feet toasty. Secondly, they offer extra grip to prevent slips. They can also help rest swollen feet by increasing blood flow throughout the body.

Puzzles/Board Games

Staying mentally stimulated is great for older adults. Puzzles and games are great practical gifts. They curb boredom and give people a fun activity to do on a slow day. They also highly stimulate the brain. You can never go wrong getting together with a friend to do either of these!

Evergreen Senior Living looks forward to the Christmas season each year. We make the joy felt around our community as we decorate the building and spread cheer. We also offer many fun activities for our residents to participate in as well. For more information about our community, visit our website today!

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