Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 18th—and while you may know your dad or grandfather well, it can be difficult to buy gifts for seniors. This is especially true if they’ve told you they don’t want any more “stuff,” which rules out a lot of traditional gifts. So, where do you begin—something practical, something that entertains, or a sentimental offering that shows how much you care?
No matter what type of Father’s Day gift you’re looking for, we’ve got ideas. Thanks for reading and as always, please reach out to our team if you’d like to know more about in-home caregiver services in Toronto and the surrounding areas. We’d be pleased to answer your questions, share our recommendations and provide a personalized quote.
Practical gifts are an excellent choice for seniors, and they don’t have to be boring. In fact, a practical gift can be quite thoughtful—particularly if it improves your loved one’s quality of life or shows that you’re paying attention to their needs. Here are a few ideas:
- New pajamas, bed sheets or towels to replace old, worn out items in their home
- A collection of high quality personal care products (shaving cream, shampoo, body wash, etc) they can enjoy every day
- A cozy heated blanket or a wearable heated pad for shoulder and neck pain
- A new kettle or other small appliance that needs replacing
- An armchair caddy for their living room or a bedside pouch
- Some conveniently portioned home-cooked meals he can freeze and enjoy later
Seniors often have a lot of free time, so a gift that offers them entertainment is both fun and ultimately practical. Seniors want their days to be well spent, after all, and there are plenty of ways to help make that happen. A few suggestions:
- Tickets to an event you can attend together (an afternoon concert or theatre performance, for example)
- Tech that helps him connect and enjoy media, such as an iPad or other tablet
- A gift card to his favourite local restaurant so you can enjoy a meal together
- New books or a magazine subscription
- A radio that’s easy for seniors with dementia to use
Father’s Day gifts don’t need to be extravagant—they just have to show that you care. A simple but meaningful gift is often one of the best appreciated, so put some thought into what matters to your loved one and go from there. Here are a few ideas:
- A framed family photo or custom photo book
- A digital frame you can send photos to from your phone
- A photo mug, blanket or puzzle
- A custom mouse pad ot tote bag with his grandchild’s artwork printed on it
- A handmade gift basket that’s full of his favourite snacks and beverages
- A personalized playlist of songs he can listen to
- A donation to his favourite non-profit organization
We hope you found these Father’s Day gift ideas helpful—if you have anything to add, please let us know on Facebook! We’d be glad to hear your suggestions. Thanks for reading and as always, feel free to contact us if you’d like to know more about homecare services in Toronto.