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30 Useful Gifts for Seniors They'll Actually Want

Celebrate the special senior in your life with a gift, whether it’s a birthday gift for grandma, a congratulations gift for new grandparents, a retirement present, or a surprise given out of the blue. These are the best gifts for seniors, compiled based on reviews and top-rated picks, so they are sure to love their present this year.

There are options for men and women that range from the most popular gifts of 2023 to cozy gift ideas. Whatever their hobbies or interests may be, there’s a gift on our list to fit. There may even be a few that you’ll want to add to your own wishlist, such as the trendy Mielle Organics hair and scalp serum or the temperature controlled Ember smart mug.

While we specify that these gifts are great for those ages 65 and up, that’s not a hard and fast rule. Most of them are fitting for adults of any age. So instead of searching for hours for the perfect gift, let us do the heavy lifting with these highly-rated and well-reviewed products for seniors.

1. Senior-Friendly Clothing Gift

Cozy Fleece Wrap Shawl With Large Front Pockets

Now 15% Off

For the senior who is always misplacing their phone, book, iPad, or glasses, this shawl will give them a way to keep the necessities accessible and close by, no matter where they're moving around the house.

2. Entertaining Gift for Seniors

'Murder Most Puzzling: 20 Mysterious Cases to Solve'

Now 15% Off

If they love mysteries, this is the perfect gift. Inside, they'll find 20 brain-twisting puzzles to solve, all related to a fictional murder mystery.

3. Make Their Life Easier

Sofa Armrest Organizer

Available in multiple colors, this non-slip armrest organizer has six compartments to store the essentials while they recline and watch TV. It's made from premium, durable fabric and is available in two size options. This caddy is inexpensive, practical, and will be used all the time.

4. Senior Gift That Celebrates Special Memories

My Life Story — So Far

$35 AT UNCOMMON GOODS Help your loved one create a lasting keepsake that can be handed down from one generation to the next. Filling out the book together will take your family on a journey through time. The book is divided into nine sections, starting with "The Early Years." Each page comes with a new thought-provoking prompt meant to spark colorful memories. 5. Senior-Friendly Footwear

Acupressure Slippers

Now 38% Off $25 AT AMAZON

These slippers feature massage buttons that act as pressure points to help improve blood circulation, nerve sensitivity, and general tension. Each set comes with replacement buttons, so there's no need to about wearing them out.

6. Assisted Living Friendly Bird Feeder

Window Bird Feeder

Now 31% Off

Perfect for bird watchers or nature enthusiasts, this bird feeder will provide your loved one with entertainment and joy all year 'round.

7. Popular Gift Idea for Seniors

Candle Warmer Lamp

Now 24% Off

This useful home decor item will soon become their new favorite gadget. Flip on the lamp and warm candles without the flame. This stunning and widely popular item is great for anyone who forgets to blow out their candle flame.

8. Senior Friendly Reading Light

LED Neck Reading Light

Now 34% Off

The perfect reading accessory, this neck reading light would be a practical and slightly unexpected gift for the senior bookworm in your life.

9. Retirement Gift for Seniors

Beat the Boredom Box

They can say goodbye to boredom with this gift box, packed with cards, crosswords, adult coloring books, and more. Perfect for passing time during their retirement!

10. For The Always Chilly Senior

Heated Socks with Rechargeable Electric Battery

Now 40% Off

Warm up their cold feet with a pair of rechargeable-battery, heated socks. They fit any adult sized foot and come with three adjustable heat settings. They can wear them as a replacement for slippers or as regular socks.

11. Back Massager with Heat

Now 27% Off

A massage is the epitome of luxurious pampering. However, they're often expensive and difficult to schedule. With this ergonomically designed back massager, your gift recipient will be able to relieve sore muscles and tension any day of the week from the comfort of their home. The Shiatsu pillow has three different speeds for optimal massaging and is made from soft, durable materials. 12. Tech Gift They'll Love

Distressed Wood Digital Photo Frame

Now 32% Off

Thanks to this WiFi-enabled smart frame, you can send them new photos to display right from your own smartphone.

13. A Way To Keep Busy

The Fun and Relaxing Adult Activity Book

For older adults who spend a lot of time indoors, this game of adult activities will keep them engaged and entertained for days. Pair it with some fun snacks and slippers for a nice gift basket.

14. Hydroponic Self-Watering Herb Garden Starter Kit

Perfect for cooks and gardeners alike, this kit comes with everything a budding green thumb needs to start their own organic herb garden. Choose from different herb trios, based on the spices they use most.

15. MSCHF The Two Million Dollar Puzzle

Now 22% Off

This is one game the whole family can enjoy. Once the puzzle is completed, a giant QR code is revealed that can be scanned via the camera app in their smartphone to find out how much money they've made, from $1 to $1 million!

16. Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Now 15% Off

These are basically bath bombs for the shower, which is great for anyone who doesn't have access to a bath or finds it easier to take a shower.

17. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

$149 AT AMAZON If the senior in your life always begins their morning with a piping hot cup of coffee, this mug will revolutionize their routine. Thanks to its extended battery life, the tech mug will now keep their coffee at the perfect temp for up to 80 minutes off the charging pad or all day while on. They can control the device with or without the accompanying app, and its auto sleep mode makes it easy to save battery life.

18. 2-in-1 Digital Tape Measure

$40 AT AMAZON Forget old-school tape measurers, and gift them this digital tape measure that has a LCD display screen. It boasts accurate measuring, US/metric conversation, and 16-feet of measuring tape.

19. 'The New York Times' Anniversary Book

$100 AT UNCOMMON GOODS Celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary with a trip through time. All you have to do is provide the date (and any customization wanted), and the creators will collect every front page of The New York Times, starting from the date of your choice.

20. Food Basket Under $100

Harry & David Deluxe Pears, Apples, and Cheese Gift

$75 AT HARRY & DAVID They can enjoy charcuterie plates for days with this collection of pears, apples, gouda, sharp white cheddar, and more.

21. My Thrill Club Monthly Book Subscription Box

Help them discover new books in their favorite genre by gifting them a book box subscription. My Thrill Club offers boxes for horror, mystery, thriller, and a special "surprise me" box. The monthly subscription includes two books and a secret gift.

22. Customizable Gift for Seniors

Personalized Book Nook Reading Valet

This book nook provides a home for all of their reading essentials: glasses, a mug, phone, and a book. So if they feel themselves dozing off with a book in hand, they can easily sling it over the nook and never lose their page. Oh, and did we mention the stand can also be personalized?

23. iPhone 14" Wallet Case

As a generation that's had to consciously incorporate technology into their lives, it's all too easy to forget their phone; while their wallet, on the other hand, is always top of mind. This 3-in-1 phone case, wallet, and phone stand consolidates the many things they carry day-to-day, making it easier to grab the necessities while on the go.

24. ASUTRA Pain Relief Cream

A pesky downside of aging is the added aches and pains. Help your loved one find relief with this magnesium, menthol, and arnica cream that specializes in soothing muscles and relieving swelling.

25. Senior Gift to Reduce Anxiety

Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set

Now 40% Off

$30 AT AMAZON $36 AT WALMART If they're wary about burning candles for fear of a fire, introduce them to an essential oil diffuser. This set comes with a diffuser and 10 essential oils, so their home can always smell spa-like and fresh — no flame needed.

26. Gift That Keeps Them Feeling Connected

Long Distance Friendship Lamp

$85 AT UNCOMMON GOODS This long distance friendship lamp lights up when both friends are near their lamp, helping you feel close, even if you are miles (or oceans) apart. A distant senior relative or friend may enjoy the feeling of connection, if you're not able to see each other often.

27. Practical and Unique Gift for Seniors

Owl Eyeglasses Holder

$28 AT UNCOMMON GOODS Fair trade artisans in India hand carve each owl on a single piece of sheesham wood, meaning every single glasses holder is unique. The holder doubles as home decor because of its incredible detailing and beautiful finish.

28. A Royally Good Gift

Fortnum & Mason Famous Tea Bag Assortment $49 AT WILLIAMS SONOMA They'll get six varieties of tea in this set, including a Royal Blend, Breakfast Blend, Afternoon Blend, Queen Anne Blend, Earl Grey Classic, and Smoky Earl Grey.

29. The Mental Wealth Box

The four-to-six item mental health and self-care box will help relieve feelings of uneasiness, worry, and unhappiness that can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed. The box often includes educational books, yoga techniques, essential oils, herbal tea blends, and journals. 30. Victrola 3-In-1 Bluetooth Record Player

Dust off those old vinyls and put them to use with this 3-in-1 bluetooth record player. The device plays music via vinyl, bluetooth, and FM radio. While dancing is not required, it is highly recommended!

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