Many seniors remind their well-intentioned friends and family members that they no longer want gifts because they have all they need. This is especially true for seniors who have downsized and understand how much effort it takes to sort, discard, or find good homes for treasured items that they collected over the years.Specialty foods from catalogs and restaurant gift certificates are popular with several of our Team's older family members. These practical and delicious gifts are followed up with conversations about how the food tasted and what they liked or didn't like. The food reviews allow us to make better or different choices for future orders. It is not as good as taking your senior out to dinner, but if you live far away, it is the next best thing.What to buy for seniors It can be challenging to think of holiday gift ideas that older adults will enjoy. Here are two companies that offer custom gift boxes for seniors. They take the work out of giving thoughtful, beautifully-packaged gifts. Who would use these services? Some of the people who would like these gift services are those who:

  • Have no time for shopping.
  • Want to give a gift subscription so their senior will get gifts throughout the year.
  • Struggle to find gifts seniors will enjoy.
  • Dislike the thinking, shopping, wrapping, and sending involved in gift giving.
  • Aren’t closely involved with their older adult, but still want to give a thoughtful gift.

GrandBox After learning about your senior, GrandBox selects great gifts, healthy products, and things that will make them happy. These are packaged into a box that’s sent to your older adult. You can also send pictures and letters anytime and they’ll be included in the box. Buy one box or a monthly subscription. Cost for GrandBox gifts:

  • One box = $33
  • 3 months = $94.50
  • 6 months = $180

Gramsly Tell Gramsly about your older adult’s likes, dislikes, hobbies, food preferences or allergies, medical conditions, etc. They’ll do the research to find great gifts and put together a custom box. Cost for Gramsly gifts:

  • One time = $36
  • Quarterly subscription = $34 every 3 months
  • Monthly subscription = $32/month

Bottom line These services are great for people who love the idea of personalized gift boxes, can’t think of good gift ideas for seniors, or are crunched for time. If you already have a great gift in mind, share this article with family and friends to give them another option to consider! By Connie Chow, Contributing Writer and Founder of DailyCaringImage: Easy Living

October 31, 2021
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