66 Useful Gifts for Grandparents: Holiday & Birthday Ideas
A toilet seat for Christmas? A set of weighted silverware for Hanukkah? A reacher for their birthday? If you’re looking for practical gifts that grandparents will actually use, you might like these ideas. While most grandparents appreciate any gift from there grandchild, there are only so many mugs that one grandma needs. Don’t let their bookshelf become a #1 Grandma mug display. From a phone that’s easier to use to fitness gifts, check out our ideas below!
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9 Fitness Gifts
Whether your grandparent works out regularly or needs to improve their balance when walking, these gifts will fit a variety of fitness levels. Help your grandparent stay active and in shape, so they can keep up with you!
TheraBand CLX Resistance Band
Available in a variety of resistances, this looped band is easy to hold and use for upper and lower body exercises. Find out more!
TheraBand Tubing with Handles
Soft handles make this tubing easier to use for people with arthritis, choose a resistance that works for your grandparent.
TheraBand Ankle & Wrist Weights
Weights that can be used on the wrist or ankle make it easy to add fitness to your everyday life while doing daily activities.
TheraBand Exercise Ball
Your grandparent can sit on a fitness ball to work on balance or while using dumbbells. Find the perfect size now!
TheraBand Stability Trainer
These trainers are great for grandparents who need a little balance practice to help them stay steady on their feet. Explore your options.
Does your grandparent love golf or tennis? This handy FlexBar works your forearm muscles and is great for relieving tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow pain.
Sammons Preston Therapy Putty
Therapy putty gives your hands a workout as you squeeze, twist, pull, and pinch it. Give your grandparent this useful and fun present!
TheraBand Hand Xtrainers
This Trainer exercises your fingers so you can hold a fork, push buttons on a remote, or just have a stronger grip.
TheraBand Hand Exerciser
Get a hand exerciser and stress ball in one with the TheraBand Hand Exerciser. Order one today!
Not what you had in mind? Check out more fitness equipment from resistance bands to aquatic tools to balance products and more!
15 Dining Aids
Gathering for meals is a major part of most holiday and birthday celebrations. Make sure your grandparents can be a part of these traditions with utensils that make it easier for them to eat dinner or help with prep work.
Utensils to Make Eating Easier
Sure Grip Weighted Utensils
Weighted utensils help reduce tremors making it easier for people with Parkinson’s disease to eat without spilling. Order a set now!
Sure Grip Bendable Utensils
Bendable utensils are great for helping food get into the mouths of people who have a limited range of motion. Buy a set as your holiday gift.
Maddak Redware Tableware
Redware is designed for people with Alzheimer’s disease to help encourage eating by supplying a color contrast between the food and the tableware. Learn more!
Deluxe Built Up Foam Utensils
Large foam handles are easier for people with arthritis to hold and lighter for those who lack strength. Could they help your grandparent enjoy their holiday meal?
Heavy Duty Utensil Holder
Need extra support? This holder holds your existing silverware and wraps around your hand for grip support when dining.
Obi Robotic Feeder
The Obi Robotic Feeder helps people with physical challenges eat independently by using a switch. Learn more about this unique aid!
Does your grandparent struggle with cutting? This knife has a large handle making it easier to hold and cuts by using a rocking motion. It’s perfect for those with a weak grip.
Aids for Cooking and Dining
Dycem Jar Openers
Stubborn jars or pill bottles are no match for the power of non-slip Dycem jar openers. You might just need to get an extra one for yourself too!
Homecraft Kitchen Workstation
Full of adaptive solutions, this Workstation can hold a jar, secure a vegetable for chopping, and more! It’s helpful after a stroke or for amputees who only have the use of one arm.
Plate with Inside Edge
Is scooping food becoming a challenge for your grandparent? This plate keeps food on the plate, thanks to its edge. Give your grandparents a solution to prevent spills with this plate!
Prevent spills with a Kennedy Cup! With an easy grip handle, a lid that screws on, and the ability to use it with any disposable straw, you can’t go wrong.
Reusable Drinking Straws
If your grandparent prefers drinking with a straw, give them a reusable one. Choose between rigid or flexible options. Cut down on waste with a dishwasher safe straw!
Weighted Cup with Lid
Tremors can lead to spilled drinks! Help your grandparent keep their drink in their cup and not their lap with this weighted option. Learn more!
Need more dining products? You’ve got it!
9 Bathing, Toileting, & Hygiene Aids
Help your grandparent look their best this holiday season and bathe independently afterwards with bathing and dressing aids.
Chrome Grab Bars
Grab bars help keep your grandparent safe when getting in and out of the shower or when sitting or standing from the toilet. These bars are textured for a non-slip grip.
Holdfast Grips can be added to existing bars to enhance grip for added stability and safety. Plus, they’re easy to stick in place!
Sliding Transfer Bench
Make getting in and out of the tub easier with a sliding transfer bench. Your grandparent can sit on the chair and slide along into the tub.
Bathmaster Sonaris 2 Bath Lift
Does your grandparent enjoy baths? It can be hard to sit and stand in the tub. Give them this bath lift to take the work out of baths!
Savanah Raised Toilet Seat
A raised toilet seat reduces the amount of bending needed to sit and stand from the toilet. Is this the useful gift you’ve been looking for?
Long Handle Toenail Clippers
These long clippers allow you to reach your toenails without bending over. The large trigger handle makes it easy to pull to clip your nails.
Sammons Preston Foam Tubing
Lightweight foam tubing increases the diameter of objects making them easier to hold. Use on toothbrushes, combs, silverware and more!
Find all our bathing products including shower chairs, bath benches, and more.
6 Dressing Aids
Bending over to put on socks, fastening buttons, and other steps that you need to do to get dressed, often become more difficult as you get older. Make sure your grandparent has the tools needed to dress independently!
Arthritis and other conditions that limit dexterity can make it hard to fasten buttons. A button hook is an easy solution.
Sock and Stocking Aid
If your grandparent finds it hard to bend over to put on socks or stockings, this aid can help. The base holds the sock open while the handles pull them up.
A dressing stick can be used to pull up pants or skirts or assist with putting on shirts. Learn more about this aid!
This long shoehorn keeps the backs of shoes from being crushed while the shoes are being slipped on.
Etac Long Handled Comb & Brushes
If arthritis or other conditions limit your grandparent’s range of motion, a long-handled comb or brush can help them style their hair for holidays and every day after!
Make shoes easier to put on with these elastic shoelaces. They don’t need to be unlaced before the shoes are slipped on!
6 Mobility Aids
Staying mobile is often one of the top goals for people as they age. It helps them stay independent and lets them do the activities they enjoy. Check out these mobility aids so your grandparents can keep up with you.
Days Collapsible Rollator
Keep your grandparent independent with this rollator! It collapses to take it in the car, fit in narrow spaces, or store.
A walker, a wheeled walker, a posture and gait trainer, and a stair assist? You get in all with the Roami Progressive Mobility aid, available in 5 attractive colors with retractable wheels.
Days Two Button Walker
Walkers offer stability while walking. Give your grandparent the gift of mobility this holiday season!
Days Standard Cane
If your grandparent just needs a little support while walking, give them an adjustable cane. It’s perfect for minimal support. Did you just find your holiday gift?
Days Bariatric Cane
This heavy-duty bariatric cane helps support users up to 700 pounds. Plus, the off-set handle reduces pressure on the wrist.
Drive Viper Wheelchair
This wheelchair has padded, flip-away arms, handles for pushing, large wheels for self-propelling, and foot or leg rests.
For more mobility options, including accessories like wheelchair cushions and walker bags!
3 Medication Organizers & More
If your grandparents need to take daily medication, these organizers and tools can help them remember to take their pills daily.
Talking Medication Organizer
This talking organizer can remind your grandparent to take their pills at different times up to 4 times a day. It has a box for each day with 4 compartments. Easy to set up and use, this this the solution you’ve been looking for?
Locking Pill Organizer
This pill organizer can be locked to ensure pills don’t get mixed up or moved. At the programmed time, the carousel rotates and the alarm beeps allowing the pills to be removed. It can be used once daily for 28 days to 6 times daily for 4 days. Learn more!
Durable Pill Splitter
If your grandparents need to divide their pills, it might be difficult for them to cut them in half. A pill splitter makes it easier to cut pills to the proper size. Pair it with a
weekly pill organizer for a gift that’s thoughtful and helpful.
Are your grandparents always out and about? These tools make it easier to get out of the car or even just get up from the couch.
Folding Shopping/Utility Cart
This shopping cart can hold everything you need when you’re out and about. It can hold groceries, laundry, and more!
Don’t slip when you’re on the move. Give your grandparent non-slip socks with treads on both sides this holiday season!
Homecraft Folding Walsall Cart
On-the-go from room to room? This folding cart has two trays to hold all your belongings including tissues, glasses, a remote, magazines, and more!
If your grandparent struggles to stand up from their couch, chair, or recliner, these cushioned handles can help!
Does your senior need support when getting out of the car? This handle is perfect for those with limited mobility when getting out from the driver or passenger side of the car.
EZ Swivel Seat
This swivel seat makes it easier for individuals with arthritis turn when getting in or out of the car. Use it in cars, trucks, vans, and more.
3 Pain Relief Solutions
Arthritis pain can take the fun out of daily activities, like making Christmas cookies. Help your grandparent stay pain free with these pain relief options.
Available in gel, spray, and roll-on form, Biofreeze provides cool pain relief from arthritis, sore muscles and joints, sprains, bruises, and more. Buy now!
TheraPearl Hot & Cold Packs
These color-changing packs are white when microwaved and purple when frozen. Available to fit a variety of body parts, these packs are great for cold or heat therapy for your senior!
gLOVE Treat with Paraffin Wax
These mittens, gloves, and boots can be heated in the microwave for soothing, hydrating, warm pain relief. Order a pair or two now!
9 More Practical Gifts
A photo phone? A talking watch? A reading magnifier? Check out all of our other practical gift ideas.
If your grandparent has trouble remembering phone numbers, this photo phone is the perfect solution. All they need to do is press a photo to call you or others.
Small watch numbers can be difficult to read for seniors. This talking watch will let them know the time. Plus, it’s water-resistant and has an alarm and snooze feature.
Clock With Large Numbers
The large numbers on this clock make it easy to see from across the room. It would be perfect in a kitchen, living room, or bedroom.
Folding 3x Magnifier
This magnifier makes it easier to see and read printed material. It has a strong LED light to make it easier to see as well.
Sammons Preston Reacher
This practical gift allows the user to reach items on high shelves or pick up objects from the ground without bending over. It’s the perfect gift!