Jingle All the Way: Gifts for Healthy Aging 2019

  • December 20, 2019
Jingle All the Way: Gifts for Healthy Aging 2019

Aging is unavoidable, but it can also be liberating. After all, with age comes wisdom, time to pursue your passions, and, of course, grandchildren. But there are also challenges that come with age, both physical and emotional. Luckily, thanks to a mix of technology and innovation, there are now plenty of items on the market that address these issues and make great gifts for seniors.

This holiday season, if you are shopping for gifts for elderly loved ones that promote a healthy lifestyle here’s what you should consider:

Healthy Meals From HelloFresh

HelloFresh makes life in the kitchen stress-free, simple, and delicious. As older adults often have difficulty with transportation and getting to the grocery store, this meal delivery service offers a variety of food options that are delivered right to your door. Easy-to-follow recipes are delivered weekly, resulting in a fun cooking experience for everyone who tries it.

Modern Medical Alert Device: Medical Guardian

Medical alert devices have come a long way over the years. As a leader in innovation, we are proud to announce the launch of our new Limitless Icons Collection. This new collection elevates the very practical matter of remaining connected in an emergency by merging it with high-quality, beautiful jewelry. Both stylish and discreet, it’s the ideal gift for a fashion-forward senior.

Additionally, the Freedom Guardian, is also a modern upgrade from the standard medical alert device. For those in the market for both tech-friendly and healthy lifestyle gifts, the Freedom Guardian smartwatch is the perfect solution. Freedom Guardian allows you to access a host of information — such as the day’s weather, your calendar, text messages, and more—from your wristwatch, while also connecting you directly to a Medical Guardian monitoring center should you experience and emergency.

A Better Bag For Older Hands: Baggu

For those with arthritis, or those who are simply environmentally conscious, Baggu is a wonderful holiday gift for seniors. These stylish and reusable bags are sturdier and more environmentally sound than plastic bags, and with their wide handles they can provide extra support to those who need it.

For Tea Lovers: Bodum Tea Infuser

Topping the list of our healthy lifestyle gifts is a Bodum Tea Infuser, which is a wonderful gift for the tea drinker in your life. The tea infuser allows you to steep and serve a single serving of loose-leaf tea in a double-walled insulated glass mug. As an added bonus, the lid can double as a trivet for the strainer once the tea is ready to drink. Consider throwing in a box of loose-leaf green tea, which has been shown to have heart-healthy benefits.

An Excuse To Socialize: Fujifilm Instax Mini

Although we talk mainly about the physical and cognitive aspects of aging healthfully, there is a big social component to aging well. If your loved one enjoys socializing, consider buying them a Fujifilm Instax Mini, which will surround your loved one with instant memories. Compact and fun, this tiny camera is capable of capturing many happy memories with friends and family.

The Sweet Gift of Sleep: Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao

Sleep, or lack thereof, affects many people as they age. If your loved one is struggling with sleep at night, consider buying them Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao, which pairs Organic Reishi mushroom powder with organic cacao powder for a soothing bedtime treat. The Reishi mushroom has been linked to aiding in sleep and stress relief, making it the perfect addition to a nightly cup of cocoa and one of our favorite healthy lifestyle gifts.

Keep Germs At Bay With Olika Hand Sanitizer

Olika Hand Sanitizer can make a great stocking stuffer, especially at the height of flu season. This sanitizer comes in chic packaging and is made with high grade essential oils, like spearmint, lemon, and bergamot, giving it a spa-like scent. Unlike other hand sanitizers on the market which can dry out hands with the alcohol content, Olika’s formula is also hydrating, and has been proven to improve skin hydration for up to 24 hours.

A Better Night’s Sleep: Casper Pillow

With sleep on the forefront of so many minds, having the right pillow can make a big difference. The Casper Pillow is hypoallergenic and was designed to improve neck alignment. The cover is 100% cotton and features a breathable percale weave which increases airflow and prevents overheating at night.

Warm, Cozy, And Compact: Uniqlo Jacket

If you have a loved one who often feels cold, purchasing them the Ultra Light Down Compact Jacket from Uniqlo will be an oft-used gift. Both warm and compact, this coat can actually be folded up into a small carrying pouch, making it easy to tote around in a purse or use for air travel. It is also durable, water-repellent, and has a lining that reduces static.

Healthy Lifestyle Gifts for Seniors

Buying gifts for seniors is not always easy, but as you can see, with a little bit of thought and creativity you can find ways to improve your loved one’s quality of life by improving their health and vitality. And those are the types of gifts that are truly priceless.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hilary Young is a health and wellness expert that specializes in both senior life and caregiving. She'd love to hear more about your thoughts on aging, healthy living, and caregiving, and you can find her on Twitter at @hyoungcreative to start the conversation.

KEYWORDS: Gifts for seniors, Gifts for elderly, Healthy lifestyle gifts

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