Best Father’s Day Gifts for Your Elderly Parent

June 11, 2013 2 min read

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and instead of going with the typical tie or sweater vest, we’ve come up with a list of gifts that show your elderly parent just how much he means to you:

  • Short trip. One of the best gifts you can give anyone is your time. Gather the family and go on a fishing trip, to a sports game, or to the museum. This is a great way for you to spend quality time together, as well as provide a change of scenery for your dad.
  • Favorite memories book. Sentimental gifts are always better than store-bought gifts. Have the whole family (children, siblings, spouse, longtime caregivers, etc.) write out their favorite memory with your father. Find some old photos to complete the story, and then bind them all together into a memory book.
  • Pre-cooked meals. Who doesn’t love food? Prepare a whole week’s of food, making sure to have a variety of meals. If your father is still able to cook, get him a new grill instead. After all, it’s the season of BBQs and cookouts!
  • Fix up the house.Take some of the hard labor tasks off your dad’s hands. Mow the lawn, clean the gutters, tend to the garden, and wash his car. Also, be sure that the house is safe. Install grab bars and bed rails to reduce the risks of falling.
  • Provide entertainment. If your father is limited in mobility, it’s most likely that he gets bored during the day. Get him a subscription to his favorite magazine, or put his favorite tunes on an iPod or mp3 player.
  • Skin products. As your father ages, his skin gets more fragile and sensitive. The Aloe Vesta cleanser protects, soothes, and moisturizes without drying out the skin or leaving a sticky residue. The best part? There’s no need to rinse – just wipe on and off!
  • Independent living aids. Help your father maintain his independence as he ages. A watch with a large face, a stylish walking cane, or a pocket magnifying glass are all convenient gifts that your father can appreciate.

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