While shopping for gifts for seniors, sometimes it can be puzzling as to what to get. Yet, it is certainly possible to buy gifts which they will use and like. Here are some of the gifts that my family, my friends or I have bought for seniors in India. Some of these items were special requests by parents or grandparents to bring from USA.
Pill planner/organizers are useful for people taking multiple pills every day and can help them to remember which medication and vitamins to take. If the pill is not there in the planner, then it means one has taken the pill and if the pill is there in the planner then it’s clear that the pill has not been taken yet. I took a pill organizer to India and once it was being used, it was very well liked. One great one is here and another one is here. Both of these have separate compartment for AM and PM pills. If you are looking for one to carry around, consider this one which is more compact in size.
Many people I know have taken reading glasses to India; you just need to know the magnification strength. Check these ultra compact reading glasses with a pocket case. It is available in several fun colors. Or check these folding reading glasses. These compact/folding ones are not easy to find in India.
Seniors generally like home slippers, for wearing during winter season or for everyday use. For fleece slippers, check these fleece slippers for men or these fleece slippers for women. We have bought these light weight slippers. We like them and every one in the home would want to use them. So we got another another pair of these.
Blood pressure monitors
Now a days, many senior citizens in India have high blood pressure. Having a blood pressure monitor makes it very convenient to check blood pressure at home and to do so as often as one wants. After buying this, no one can give a good excuse for not checking one’s blood pressure, can they? This pressure monitor is an upper arm monitor and has a large display for easy reading. So it is a great gift idea. It has capacity to store upto 100 separate readings for two different people. It is also designed to detect irregular heart beats. This blood pressure monitor is a wrist mounted monitor and can store total 100 readings. This one is also designed to detect irregular heartbeats.
Blood glucose monitors
If you know someone with the condition of diabetes in India, blood glucose monitors are a great option to give as gifts. This one is a complete blood glucose monitor kit. This one is a start kit with additional strips available. Along with this one can buy sugar free snacks like this one and this one.
A massager is great for the occasional aches and pains. Check this Shiatsu Pillow Massager with Heat.
Check this plaque, which says “Side by side or miles apart A GRANDPARENT is always close to the heart”, is very apt for grandparents in India.
Two Handle Mug
For the elderly person a two handle mug is one of the things which are useful and can be used on a daily basis.
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