Thanksgiving leftovers are gone, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are over, and sparkling colored lights have taken the place of mums and pumpkins on the porch.
Yes, December is here! The time for Christmas trees, carols, and selecting the perfect present for the loved ones on your list.
Festive Christmas stockings filled with goodies and useful items are a welcome surprise for elderly friends and relatives.
Let’s look at some of the best stocking stuffers for seniors, especially some unique stocking stuffers for grandparents.
The best stocking stuffers for grandma don’t have to cost a lot of money. Gather up the kids and get out the craft supplies for some chilly day fun.
The kids can make dough Christmas ornaments using 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of water. Cut out shapes with Christmas cookie cutters and bake at 170 degrees for 3 hours. When they cool, just add paint, glitter, and a pretty ribbon for hanging.
Your personalized ornaments will be one of the best stocking stuffer ideas for grandma, and they also make wonderful stocking stuffers for elderly people or neighbors on your Christmas list.
Cookies, fudge, and homemade candy are favorites at Christmas time. What better way to say “I love you” than to tuck little tins of tasty treats in grandma or grandpa’s stocking? Just be sure they don’t have any dietary restrictions before stuffing those stockings with sweets.
Homemade stocking stuffers for older women, men, and grandparents are fun and appreciated, but sometimes December is too busy to get around to homemade projects.
Here are some stocking stuffer ideas for the elderly woman or man on your Christmas list.
- Men’s thermal socks or women’s slipper socks
- A magnifying glass with and LED light for those times they need a closer look at something.
- Word search and crossword puzzle books
- Small motion sensor lights for bedrooms, bathrooms, and hallways
- A long handled back scratcher
- Lip balm for those chapped lips that occur in the winter
- A variety box of herbal teas
- Low vision playing cards (larger print)
- Miniature flashlight
- Hand sanitizer
- Warm gloves and a scarf
- Gift cards to favorite stores or restaurants
- Scented soaps or lotions
- Jar lid opener for seniors with arthritis or weak hands
These are just a few suggestions for some of the best stocking stuffers for seniors. You know your loved one best, and you know what makes him or her smile. Focus on the things that make him or her happy.
How about a small photo album filled with family photographs and memories?
An envelope full of coupons, redeemable throughout the year would be a wonderful, personalized stocking stuffer.
The coupons can be for a lunch date, a movie, a play, a concert, a shopping trip, a ride in the country, or a visit to the local ice cream shop.
Use your imagination to come up with ideas that your elderly loved one will enjoy and appreciate. Maybe help with cleaning out closets, straightening the garage, or cleaning gutters could be a redeemable coupon that would erase the burden of an overwhelming task.
Just be creative, and fill that stocking not only with material things, but with lots of love. It will be the stocking your elderly parent, grandparent or friend will remember as the best Christmas stocking ever!