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66 Useful Gifts for Grandparents: Holiday & Birthday Ideas

66 Useful Gifts for Grandparents: Holiday & Birthday Ideas

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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Find the perfect presents for your grandma or grandpa! You can click on the product name to learn more and decide if it’s the right gift for your senior.


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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

theraband loops

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

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

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

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

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.

TheraBand FlexBar

flexbar

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

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

stability trainer

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

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

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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

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.

Sure Hand Bendable & Weighted Utensil

weighted and bendable utensils

Combine the benefits of weighted and bendable silverware into one utensil for your grandparent.

Stainless Steel Weighed Utensils

steel utensils

If your grandparent would prefer utensils that look more like typical silverware, this weighted set is perfect!

Maddak Redware Tableware

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

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

utensil holder

Need extra support? This holder holds your existing silverware and wraps around your hand for grip support when dining.

Obi Robotic Feeder

robotic feeder

The Obi Robotic Feeder helps people with physical challenges eat independently by using a switch. Learn more about this unique aid!

Rocker Knife

rocker knife

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

jar opener

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

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

weighted and bendable utensils

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!

Kennedy Cup

kennedy cup

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

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

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

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

Holdfast Grips

Holdfast Grips can be added to existing bars to enhance grip for added stability and safety. Plus, they’re easy to stick in place!

Homecraft Heavy Duty Steel Commode

Homecraft Heavy Duty Steel Commode

This 3-in-1 aid can be used as a raised toilet seat and/or safety frame or the toilet or as a commode. Learn more!

Sliding Transfer Bench

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

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

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?

Sammons Preston Bendable Sponges

Sammons Preston Bendable Sponges

Long sponges make it easier to clean your back or feet. This sponge is bendable so it can be at the perfect angle every time!

Long Handle Toenail Clippers

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

Sammons Preston Foam Tubing

Lightweight foam tubing increases the diameter of objects making them easier to hold. Use on toothbrushes, combs, silverware and more!

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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!

Button Hook

button hook

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

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.

Dressing Stick

Dressing Stick

A dressing stick can be used to pull up pants or skirts or assist with putting on shirts. Learn more about this aid!

Shoehorn

Shoehorn

This long shoehorn keeps the backs of shoes from being crushed while the shoes are being slipped on.

Etac Long Handled Comb & Brushes

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!

Tylastic Shoelaces

Savanah Raised Toilet Seat

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

Days Collapsible Rollator

Keep your grandparent independent with this rollator! It collapses to take it in the car, fit in narrow spaces, or store.

Roami Walker

Roami Walker

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

Days Two Button Walker

Walkers offer stability while walking. Give your grandparent the gift of mobility this holiday season!

Days Standard Cane

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

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

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

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

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

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.

6 On-The-Go Tools & Gifts

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

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!

Double-Tread Slippers

Double-Tread Slippers

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

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!

EZ Stand-N-Go

EZ Stand-N-Go

If your grandparent struggles to stand up from their couch, chair, or recliner, these cushioned handles can help!

Handy Bar

Handy Bar

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

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.

Biofreeze

Biofreeze

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

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

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.

Photo Phone

Photo Phone

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.

Talking Watch

Talking Watch

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

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

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

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!

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