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44 Frugal & Useful Gift Ideas For Senior/Elderly Men OR Women

Seniors are another tough group to buy for...and the more senior they are, the tougher it gets! The most important thing to keep in mind when buying for a Senior is not to buy knick-knacks or something they have to keep up to enjoy. Most Seniors have spent a lifetime collecting "stuff" and generally don't want more clutter. Stick to "useful, practical and consumable" items. Seniors also appreciate "comfort." Anything to make them more comfortable is a definite winner! Below are some simple, frugal and thoughtful ideas for Senior men OR women! This list is also great for Senior basket ideas!

 * Large Print Playing Cards (Walmart) or Easy-Read Dice
* Christmas Classics CD
* Hot Cocoa w/ Peppermint Sticks
* Fleece Throw Blanket
* Warm Gloves
* DVD (It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, ect.)
* Homemade Cookies
* Lip Balm
*Lotion
* Comfy, Warm Socks
* Large Print Crossword or Word Search Puzzles (Dollar Tree has them!)
* Puzzle (Larger Pieces.) 
* Puzzle Glue
*Pocket Tissues
* Peppermint Tea
* Nail Files
*Pre-Threaded Sewing Needles~ Stick in cork or tomato pin cushion for safety
*Magnifying Glass (Dollar Tree has them!)
* Book Light
* Armchair Remote Caddy
*Relaxing music CD (Mendelssohn is one of my favorites!)
*Glow in the Dark Reflector tape (To mark the telephone, steps, light switch, etc.)
*Microwavable Rice Bag for Aches and Pains.
*Easy Grip Pens

*Jigsaw Puzzle w/ Bottle of Puzzle Glue (Dollar Tree carries both!)
*Night Light
 * Small Set of Stick-On Lights
*Extra Large Calculator (Dollar Tree has HUGE ones!)
*Craft Kit (Depending on interest.)
*Walker Bag (See easy instructions on the net.)
*Easy Grip Flashlight
*Candle Lighter (saves burnt finger tips from matches!) (Walmart)
*Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth (Dollar Tree has these!)
*Seeds for indoor plants, such as herbs.
*Hand and Foot Warmer Packets (Dollar Bin at Target.)
*Book of Postage Stamps 
*Jar of Really Good Jam or Preserves
*Homemade Baked Goods
*Homemade Meals/Soups in Individual Small Portion Freezer Containers

*Gift Card to Favorite Ice Cream Shop, Such as Cold Stone or Dairy Queen
*Nice Letter Opener
*Frame an old, forgotten family photo as a surprise
*Book on Tape/DVD
*A Pound of Good Coffee
*A Nice Set of Four Soup Spoons w/ 2 Soup Mugs
* Large, Over Stuffed Pillow to lean their back against.
*Soft Lap Throw Blanket

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