February 14th is around the corner, and finding a gift is for their loved ones is on everyone’s mind. So whether you’re a grandparent, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, or parent of a senior citizen, here are some great Valentine gift ideas for senior citizens that will make them smile this Valentine’s Day.
1. A Personalized Photo Frame
What better way to say “I love you” than with a personalized photo frame? Photo frames are a classic Valentine’s Day gift that never goes out of style.
2. A Jar of Love or Homemade Cookies
Nothing says “I love you” like cooking for your loved one (literally!). Homemade cookies or a jar of love are great Valentine’s Day gifts because they’re edible and inexpensive, too.
3. A Favorite Book
If your senior citizen loves reading, pick out their favorite book – hopefully not titled Fifty Shades of Grey – and read it right along with them.
4. A Watch
If your senior citizen is always late, give them a watch and set the time forward 10 minutes to remind them of how time flies. Older men especially love receiving a watch.
5. Framed Prints or Photography Book
If they love photography or nature, consider giving them prints or a new photography book as a Valentine’s Day gift.
6. A New Outfit
If your senior citizen has a special occasion coming up or loves dressing up, get them a new outfit for Valentine’s Day. If they’re not the best at picking out clothes, ask their opinion and help them pick something out that flatters their figure.
7. A Night Out
Plan a night out for Valentine’s if your senior citizen doesn’t get out of the house much or needs a little help socializing. If they’re not into going to bars and clubs, ask their opinion and come up with something they would enjoy – maybe an art gallery opening or tea party.
8. A Memory Book
If you’re feeling exceptionally sentimental, consider making a memory book of photos to remind them of their happy memories. Memory books are another great way to preserve history – something many younger generations take for granted.
9. DIY Spa Kit
If your senior citizen loves to pamper themselves, put together a DIY spa kit with all their favorite products. Consider adding in a massage cushion for an at-home spa day.
10. A Digital Photo Frame
If your senior citizen has a lot of photos on their phone or computer, consider buying them a digital photo frame so they can see these photos daily.
11. A Personalized Necklace
A beautiful piece of jewelry makes an excellent gift for any occasion, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. ShopBop has a gorgeous collection of personalized necklaces that are sure to make a lasting impression on family and friends.
12. A Singing Valentine’s Day Card
If you’re a talented singer or have a talented friend, look for a personal song for your senior citizen and record it on YouTube to send them as an upbeat digital Valentine’s Day card.
13. A Book of Love Notes
If you think writing love notes is a lost art, help preserve history by writing a note to your senior citizen every day for a year and compiling them all into one book. Writing notes is also an excellent activity for a couple or your children.
14. A Three-Month Membership
If you’re looking for something that keeps on giving, consider putting your senior citizen in touch with their roots and getting them a three-month membership to their country’s national museum or art gallery.
15. Themed Clothing
If your senior citizen has expressed interest in fashion, consider buying them themed clothing pieces like socks or ties with hearts on them for Valentine’s Day. Or even better, design something yourself and print it onto fabric!
16. Spa Gift Certificate
If your senior citizen loves to pamper themselves, a gift certificate for a massage or spa day would be greatly appreciated. And if you can’t afford that right now, maybe they could use some new bath salts.
17. A Valentine’s Day Card
You can’t go wrong with an old-fashioned Valentine’s card with a personal note, cartoon, or drawing.
18. A Monthly Care Package
Consider making your senior citizen a monthly care package filled with healthy snacks, the candy they can’t get where they live, or even coupons for free coffee!
19. DIY Mug
If your senior citizen is more of an arts and crafts type person, consider crafting them a mug with their favorite quote or saying on it.
You can even decorate it to look like your senior citizen – an ode to the selfie trend!
20. A Collection of Love Songs
If you’re not sure what track to send for Valentine’s Day, consider making a playlist of love songs that are personal to your senior citizen.
Listening to love songs is sure to get them in the spirit and make for a great conversation starter on Valentine’s Day.
Listen to the best songs of Valentine day below.
21. A Mix CD of Memories
If your senior citizen loves music, put together a CD of their favorite songs – prolonged jams for evening listening during candlelit dinners.
22. Valentine’s Day Dinner Outfit
If your senior citizen has expressed interest in fashion, consider buying them a special Valentine’s Day outfit to wear when you go out to dinner. If this is not possible, maybe they could use some new ties or slippers!
23. A Memory Book
If you’re feeling exceptionally sentimental, consider making a memory book of photos to remind your senior citizen of happier times.
24. A Pint of their Favorite Ice Cream
Or maybe you could take them out for their favorite ice cream treat! If you’re not able to take them out, consider printing off some coupons so they can buy them themselves – no expiration date required.
25. Valentine’s Day Crafts Ideas
If your senior citizen loves to be creative, help them make Valentine’s Day crafts like cards or tags with their friends. You could also make some cards together!
26. A Spa Gift Basket
If you’re looking for something more practical than jewelry, consider buying your senior citizen a spa gift basket filled with all of their favorite bath and beauty products.
27. Fruit and Nut Basket
If your senior citizen is on a restricted diet, consider buying them a fruit and nut basket. You can choose to make it yourself or buy one already made up!
28. A Coupon Booklet
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that let us give back to those we love.
For example, consider creating a booklet of coupons that your senior citizen can use to do chores or get free services for the year, like an oil change!
29. A Handwritten Letter
You can never go wrong with a handwritten letter telling them how much you appreciate all they’ve done throughout the years. Put some candy hearts on top and make it extra special.
30. Valentine’s Day Cake
If you’re looking for a great recipe to make your senior citizen this Valentine’s Day, consider baking them a cake filled with red bean paste or chocolate chips. They’ll love it!
31. A Coupon Booklet of Everyday Tasks Done for Them
Cleaning, cooking, and errands are not my favorite activities. So instead, consider making a coupon booklet of things you will do for them every day until Valentine’s Day.
And if you decide to make this gift yourself, make sure it has no expiration date.
32. A Treat Basket
Last but not least, consider buying your senior citizen their favorite treats. If you’re unsure, ask around and find out what they like – or buy a variety.
Valentine’s day is the perfect day to come together and show those we love appreciation for everything they’ve done and continue to do.
And remember: it isn’t about the gifts, it’s about the memories.
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your party!
One of the most important aspects that need to be considered when preparing a successful party is who will attend and what they enjoy doing at parties. Here are some tips on how you can plan an amazing senior citizen-friendly celebration this year with ideas such as Irish food, music, and games!
Find out how to have a St. Patrick’s day party that is perfect for the senior citizens in your life! Grab some green hats and wear them proudly, serve Irish food like corned beef and cabbage or shepherd’s pie