How To Find The Perfect Gift For Senior Family And Friends

Seniors are a discerning bunch; they have often lived rich lives, developed a wide range of hobbies, and probably have all the equipment they need at home and in the garage. This can make gift buying a challenge. How to ensure you don’t succumb to the typical present of perfume or socks this year? By thinking a little out of the box and getting them something they never expected – including art, fitness and experience based gifts!

Art is the Gift that Never Fades

The effect on art on the human psyche has long been studied, with recent studies showing that both contemplating and creating art, can help put us into a mindful mood, lower stress, and make us feel more positive. Imagine the face on your parent or grandparent when they realize that you have bought them a gift that will engross and entertain them for many years to come. Art has a wonderful ability to adapt to our frame of mind, and keen art lovers know that the way we view particular paintings or sculptures changes as time goes by.

Keeping them Fighting Fit

Doctors are constantly warning us of the dangers of the sedentary lifestyle; in seniors, it is particularly important to stay active, since strengthening muscles and bones will help them avoid falls and fractures, and a bit of daily cardio will ensure they keep obesity at bay. One cool gift mature persons love is a fitness tracker, which will indicate how many steps they have taken on a given day, and also track their heart rate and other statistics. Most trackers are lightweight and come in a number of colors, so finding the right model for your loved one will be easy.

Giving an Experience

Find out what items on your friend or family member’s bucket list they have yet to achieve. While buying them a ticket to the Maldives might be a little more than you bargained for, they may list down experiences that you can make possible – for instance, a soothing massage at a luxury spa, a lovely meal at a romantic restaurant, or a night at a hotel they have always dreamed of staying at. Another gift mature people love, is entertainment – tickets to the opera, perhaps, or to a classical music concert. Do they love a band they haven’t seen perform in ages? (e.g. the Rolling Stones or similar)? Nothing is quite as fun as watching one’s favorite band perform!

Gifts for seniors can be so much more exciting than unimaginable gifts such as ties, socks, or grooming products. Would you like to receive any of these gifts? Probably not. Give the mature person in your life something that will ignite their imagination or improve their health. If you can, surprise them with an experience that will provide them with a wonderful memory for many years to come.

Parents / Grandparents Interpretation Of Toddler Behaviors – Funny

1613905_10152340392557421_4421576604817365061_nThis is so true now that we have two grandchildren – Willow and Aurora more differently behaviors so muchora! We perceive their behaviors with the idea they can do no wrong because they are just perfect.

Halloween Necklace


  • Crayola® Model Magic® – White
  • Craft Twinkles® Glitter Paint – Multi Twinkles
  • Crayola® Washable No-Run School Glue
  • Crayola® Pointed Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Craft Sticks
  • Wood Rolling Pin
  • Crayola® Model Magic® – Orange
  1. Flatten and cut white Model Magic® Fusion® into the size and shape of a ghost pendant. To make a reclining figure like the one shown, create a long ghost with a bottom that comes to a gradual point. Roll this point around your finger so the necklace yarn can pass through the spiral.
  2. Bend the hands to hold the pumpkin and necklace.
  3. Shape and decorate a tiny pumpkin. Attach to the right hand of the ghost, as shown.
  4. Add ghost eyes and mouth with dots of glitter paint. When dry, brush a thin layer of glitter paint over the ghost. Let dry.
  5. Thread the yarn through the bottom of the ghost, around the back, and through the left arm. Reinforce any pieces with glue.

Halloween Scary Banner


  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet – Black
  • Foam Shapes – Ghosts
  • Foam Stickers – Alphabet
  • Magnetic Specialty, Inc® Craft Magnets
  • Crayola® Blunt Tip Scissors
  • Crayola® Markers
  1. Cut banner from black foam.
  2. Decorate ghosts with markers as desired.
  3. Glue the ghosts and letters to the banner.
  4. Adhere a magnet strip to the back of the banner.

Halloween Photo Holder


  • Creatology™ Wiggle Eyes
  • Sandpaper
  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • Craft Smart® Paint Brush
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint – Bright Blue
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint – Citron
  • Creatology™ Craft Boa
  • 3M® Blue Painter’s Tape
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet – White
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Crayola® Markers
  • Lara’s Crafts® Roundhead Plugs
  • Unfinished Wood Photo Stand


  1. Sand photo stand until smooth. Wipe dust off with damp paper towel.
  2. Cut two small pieces of painter’s tape and wrap around base of wire photo holders.
  3. Paint photo stand and two roundhead plugs with two coats of Bright Blue, allowing paint to dry between coats. Peel off painter’s tape.
  4. Tape off lines as shown and paint two coats of Citron Green, allowing paint to dry between coats. Remove tape.
  5. Glue wiggle eye to top portion of block. Glue roundhead plugs to sides of block.
  6. Draw a smile lightly with pencil. Trace over with black marker.
  7. Cut out small foam squares for teeth and attach to face.
  8. Cut a 3-inch length of green boa and attach around the bases of the wire photo holders with glue.