Festive Gift Guide For Older People
We are at that festive time of the year again! While choosing gifts for loved ones is exciting, it can be hard to think of gift ideas for our parents, grandparents or older friends. Luckily we have recently launched our own online store full of products tailored to older people to help them live more comfortably, enjoyably and independently which would make perfect gifts.
While these might seem like boring presents, older people might not buy items to make their home more accesible for themselves out of embarrassment or denial that they need them. You could empower an older person in your life to get their independence back and make their daily living more comfortable. This pick up tool, a robotic vacuum cleaner, or a heated shoulder massager would make fantastic gifts.
It’s never too late to learn new skills, even if your older family members are resistant to learning to use new technology, there can be huge advantages. From protecting their home with cameras and Smart Doorbells, to helping them get fitter with a Smart Watch, to connecting with friends and family from across the world through Social Media.
Unfortunately loneliness is a massive issue among older people, so the greatest gift you can give is your time. Organising an activity that you can do together is a great idea, such as a meal out, trying a new hobby or a trip. If you’re not able to see your family members as often as you want, and they live in Glasgow, you could suggest they come along to one of our IT classes, to meet peers and learn skills that will help them keep in touch with you digitally.
Hopefully you’ve now got some ideas of what to give your older family members or friends this festive season. If you have any other ideas that we’ve missed, let us know in the comments.
From everyone at Won Connect, we hope you have a fantastic festive period and we wish you the best in the new year!