We are always on the lookout for gadgets to make life easier. As we have gotten older, we have also found new uses for some older gadgets. Surprisingly, almost all of these gadgets were gifts from the kids. Most we didn’t even know we needed, but have made everyday life much easier for us.
(Always take into consideration the health and physical abilities of the gift recipient! Have them check with their doctor if you aren’t sure!)
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Pineapple Corer Tools
We love fresh pineapple, but gave it up once my hands started to have increasing difficulty using a knife. We are back eating fresh pineapple now, though, thanks to Pineapple Corer Tools.
Easy Garlic Mincer
We’ve loved our Magic Bullet for more than a decade for quick blending jobs. But once I realized How to Mince Garlic and Ginger the Easy Way with the Magic Bullet, I put my knife away and haven’t looked back.
Easy Garlic Peeler
Before mincing, roll the garlic cloves inside one of these Silicone Garlic Peelers for easy peeled garlic.
Even my dear hubby needs help these days to open jars. Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out all the features of these gadgets, like the 6-in-1 multi opener. I show how I use it here in Multi Opener Helps Hands Open Jars, Cans, Bottles and Bags.
Automatic Jar Opener
My favorite automatic (battery operated) jar opener is the RoboTwist Automatic Jar Opener, a handheld, battery-operated (2AA) automatic jar opener.
I love I love that I can juice fresh citrus without a hand reamer: Cuisinart Citrus Juicer Provides Relief for Aging Hands.
Professional Salad Shooter
The Presto Professional Salad Shooter makes vegetable prep easier. We keep finding new uses for it, like Slicing Sweet Potatoes and Making Cauliflower Rice.
Reacher Grabber Tools
Reacher Grabber Pick Up Tools make picking up and grabbing items much easier for us.
Clamp on Desk Lamp
Need a little extra light? This Gooseneck Desk Light Brightens Tasks and sheds more light just where we need it.
Hear the TV Better (for Two!)
Having trouble hearing an older TV that lacks Bluetooth? We don’t argue anymore about the TV volume since we learned how to Hear TV Better Without Disturbing Others (for Two!).
Fit Over 50?
We loved Nintendo’s Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit Plus exergames. Although Nintendo’s latest offering isn’t quite as senior friendly, if you’re still pretty fit and looking for some in-home exercise, check out Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch. (We set the Difficulty low and turned on Silent Mode to enable a smooth walk through the exercises instead of jogging.)
If you are looking for a more gentle exercise program, we like Lee Holden’s Qi Gong DVDs. And if you are looking to tone up your arms, this Mini Exercise Bike is for Upper Body Too.
Happy gifting! (Even for yourself!)