2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

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Tablet

The Amazon Fire HD 6

While a tablet will make a great gift for anyone on your list, it is an especially great idea for the modern senior. These lightweight, affordable, and easy to operate devices are the perfect tool to help you stay in touch with your loved ones. One of the biggest challenges our aging population faces is isolation. Feeling removed from the rest of the world can exacerbate existing health problems and contribute to an overall decline in health and well-being. Something as simple as a tablet can help families stay connected and keep an eye on elderly loved ones.

There are plenty of options on the market that start at around $100. The Amazon Fire HD 6 is a great value that also offers a reader friendly screen so that users can download and read books.

If money is no object and performance is your number one priority, then the Apple iPad Air 2 is by far your best option. It is thin, lightweight, fast, and easy to use. The large screen and icons make it a great choice for anyone with vision problems. For a retail price of $499.99, it might be a bit of an investment for some, but you definitely get your money’s worth.

Shutterfly

shutterfly

At Shutterfly, you can personalize practically anything with a picture of your family. From phone cases to coffee mugs, what proud grandparent wouldn’t love to have their grandkids photos on some of their favorite items that they use on a daily basis?

Advanced Style

advancedstyle

Is there a fashionista in your life? This book is truly inspirational on several levels. It will make you rethink clothing, aging, and your approach to living. You can also check out the documentary that was based on the book that was based on the original blog.  Here is a snippet from the book jacket:

“Advanced Style is Ari Seth Cohen’s blog-based ode to the confidence, beauty, and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamorously. It is a collection of street fashion unlike any seen before—focused on the over-60 set in the world’s most stylish locales. The (mostly) ladies of Advanced Style are enjoying their later years with grace and panache, marching to the beat of their own drummer. These timeless images and words of wisdom provide fashion inspiration for all ages and prove that age is nothing but a state of mind.”

My Grandbox

grandbox

When you subscribe to this service, your loved one will receive a monthly care package that contains fun food stuffs, healthy items, personalized gifts and photos and letters from you! Every package is personalized so that the recipient can enjoy some of their favorite things each month.

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