(PRWEB) November 22, 2005
(PRWEB) November 20, 2005 Â Unsure about what to get Grandma Ellen or Grandpa Bob this holiday season? Need some gift ideas that are not the typical robe or book?
Seniorstore.com, an online store specializing in gifts for seniors, at the start of the holiday shopping season, announced five tips for choosing gifts for seniors. As the holiday season starts, gift givers struggle with what to buy an older adult.
ÂChoosing a holiday Christmas gift for a senior is more challenging than choosing a gift for a younger person, Â says Lisa Klima, founder of Seniorstore.com. ÂSeniors might say they donÂt need anything, but are delighted when presented with a thoughtful gift that is both practical and unique.Â
Seniorstore.com recommends answering the following questions to choose a gift:
1) What are the seniorsÂ special interests or hobbies?
Find the senior a Christmas gift related to their interest or hobby. For example, if the senior likes to fish, reserve an afternoon on a fishing charter or a nearby lake, or buy a fishing pole. If the senior loves genealogy, pay for a genealogy class.
2) Do the seniors have physical limitations such as low vision or arthritis?
As seniors age, they may struggle with low vision due to macular degeneration or glaucoma. Find a low vision gift such as a talking calculator, a talking indoor/outdoor thermometer or a large print calendar.
If the senior has arthritis, consider a product that is easy to handle, or assists with mobility. Examples include doorknobs for seniors, can and bottle openers for seniors, or lap desks.
3) Are the seniors grandparents?
Some seniors love a gift that acknowledges that they are special grandparents. Gifts like a ÂYou Put the Grand in GrandmotherÂ afghan, grandpa memory books, or a nana t-shirt will delight grandparents.
4) Is the senior citizen a fun-loving senior that likes to stay busy?
Think about a jigsaw puzzle with larger pieces, large print crosswords, or a trivia game.
5) Is the senior nostalgic, or do they enjoy history?
Consider a personalized anniversary print commemorating the year they were married, or a birthday newspaper that lists events from the month they were born.
Of course, the best gift for grandparents and seniors is to spend quality time. Make time through visits, phone calls and email. However, if time is short, holiday shoppers can find all these products at Senniorstore.comÂs website at http://www.seniorstore.com.
Seniorstore.com has been specializing in gifts for seniors since 1998. With over 100 products for seniors, Seniorstore.com offers fresh ideas for gift givers.