The older I get, the more practical I am. So here are 5 inexpensive gift ideas for older adults that might help make everyday life a little easier.
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RoboTwist Automatic Jar Opener
We continue our search for the best jar opener to ease our aging hands. Our current favorite is the RoboTwist Automatic Jar Opener, a hands-free, battery-operated automatic jar opener. Simply add batteries, set the RoboTwist on top of the jar, and press the On button. The RoboTwist does all the work.
DASH Mini Waffle Maker
We picked up this DASH Mini Waffle Maker a couple of weeks ago and have used it almost every day since. Dash also makes this in a griddle, grill, and several other styles, including heart shapes and animals. Pictured below is the grill style. If you get the waffle maker, definitely check out the DASH Wonderful Mini Waffles Recipe Book (included with some models, but not all). I’ve made several of the book’s recipes and all have been a hit.
Slip Resistant Bath Rug
I changed over to rubbery-backed, slip resistant bath rugs a few years ago and consider them one more tool in our aging toolbox. I was surprised to find out many friends and relatives still use regular bath rugs outside their showers/tubs, even though most do have a slip resistant mat inside their tub. Slip and skid resistance is so important as we get older!
Comfi Life Seat Cushion
The ComfiLife Seat Cushion is a gel-topped memory foam seat cushion for office chairs. But I found this comfy cushion can be used for almost any seat where a little extra cushion would help. I use mine in my recliner, and it’s light enough to carry with me to other chairs in my home, as well.
Easy to Fasten Watch Bands
If you have a regular watch or a smart watch or a Fitbit, you have a good chance to find a compatible easy-to-fasten band that’s works with your wrist-based timekeepers.
If the older adult in your life has a Fitbit, consider these amazing lightweight Youkex Nylon Watch Bands. They are easy to use with my Fitbit Charge 3 because they have no fiddly buckles.
Be sure to check the exact device model to get the correct band. Find out more here: Easy Fasten Bands with No Fiddly Buckles
1 Extra Gift Idea: Reacher Grabbers
A list of inexpensive gift ideas for older adults would not be complete without these handy reacher grabbers. I’ve posted how much reacher grabbers help make my life easier, and I still use mine every day.
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