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Christmas Present Ideas for Older People


This is the time of year when many people are scratching their heads trying to think of present ideas for older relatives and friends.

This is especially difficult if the older person is living in a care home.
Here are some ideas that we at Able Community Care hope will help:

• A box of mixed cards (birthday, new home, birth congratulations, get well, etc) and a book of stamps.
• A subscription to a magazine for a year.
• A card inviting the person out to lunch on a specific day in the coming year.
• A pack of pretty/interesting wrapping paper for all occasions.
• A non-slip lap tray for those cups of tea and snacks while watching television.
• A microwaveable wheat bag, perhaps with lavender, to soothe aching joints.
• A necklace with a magnetic clasp.
• CD’s of their favourite era or audio books with a CD player.
• Taxi Vouchers.
• A postal, small cake delivery or a bunch of flowers once a month.
• A newspaper of the year they were born.
• Look for large print books in their favourite theme format.


By:  Angela E Gifford
Posted:  12 Dec 2018


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