With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to make a list and check off all your loved ones. When shopping for older family members, it can be hard to find the right gift for them. Below, we will discuss some gift ideas for older loved ones.

Keepsake Gifts

Keepsake gifts are great for loved ones who value family and the special memories you build together. Many of these can utilize pre-existing family photos. Photo blankets, digital picture frames, and photo albums are all great keepsakes. For a more festive gift, customizable family ornaments are a great alternative, with many budget-friendly options.

Puzzles and Crafts

Puzzles and crossword books are great gifts for older loved ones. These games are entertaining and help keep their brains strong. Crafts and craft supplies are also a great way to encourage your loved one’s hobbies. If they don’t have any hobbies, look for starter kits. Crochet kits, starter model kits, and more can make a great gift for beginner hobbyists. Be sure to look for all-inclusive kits that come with the tools and essentials they need.

Tablets and E-Readers

For your more tech-savvy grandparents, consider the gift of a tablet or E-reader. Tablets can help your loved ones connect with their families, play games, and more. E-readers are good for those who like to read but may find a full tablet overwhelming. For best results, set your loved one’s device up for them ahead of time, and download apps they may get a lot of use out of. For e-readers, try downloading a number of books they will enjoy. Be sure to help them learn to use the device themselves, but expect to answer a lot of questions to start.

Gift Certificates

You can’t go wrong with gift certificates. Consider buying one for their favorite restaurant, their hairdresser, or a local spa. Additionally, many grocery stores offer gift certificates as well. These can help lighten the load on their budget.

Gift Tickets to Shows and Sporting Events

If your family member loves to be out and about, consider taking them to a show, event, or game. Whether it’s a local baseball team or an off-broadway play, there are plenty of options here in New York to see. These gifts can be a special treat, as quality time with family is always a great idea. Be sure to factor in transportation needs and scheduling when budgeting for your gift.

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