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If you want to take your kid’s birthday party from fun to fantastic, the secret ingredient is creative party favors for kids that won’t get tossed aside. Whether your little one digs sports, crafts or princesses, there’s a party favor just right for your celebration. We’ve found 20 amazing birthday party favors sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces. These affordable ideas include easy DIY options and a few that even double as party activities. Just add a birthday cake, and you’ll be ready to party in no time!

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Bubble Gum Dispensers

Bubble gum lovers will pop over these mini bubble gum dispensers. The tiny treat holders add a bright touch to any festivities and can be customized with gumballs that match your party decorations. Minted Julep will tell you how to make your own sweet rainbow-colored favors.

 

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Snack Bag

Complete your camping party with a to-go bag of s'mores ingredients, like mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and graham crackers. Spotted at Catch My Party, this delicious snack bag adds a yummy touch to post-party goodbyes. Plus, snack bags like these make for an affordable kids' party favor option.

photo: Hello Wonderful

DIY Cup & Ball Game

We love party favors that double as a party activity—and they're even better when they rely on stuff that you already have around the house. These affordable, fun cup and ball game party favors use paper towel rolls or toilet paper tubes that can be customized by your party guests. Check out all the step-by-step directions at Hello Wonderful.

photo: Amy Perotti via Etsy

Sweet Party Favor Box

You'll win big points with this printable party favor box. Perfect for sports-loving kids, this treat box can be customized with your favorite take-home treat. Just add candy, gum, or bouncy balls. She shoots she scores!

Available from Etsy seller Amy Perotti, $3.

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Tattoo Soap Bar

Pass out a squeaky clean favor with these DIY Tattoo Soap Bars that are a solid choice for good, clean fun. This easy party favor can be customized with your kids' favorite temporary tattoos. Slide over to Gluesticks to learn how you can make your own.

photo: Kathleen Ballas for Minted Julep

Mouse Candy Holder

Nothing could be sweeter than a pastel mouse filled with your guests' favorite candies. These adorable felt mice are perfect take-home gifts for an animal lovers party. Find out all the DIY tips at Minted Julep.

photo: Catch My Party

Candy Kabobs

Send your guests home with a stack of sweets. These eye-catching candy kabobs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Head on over to Catch My Party to find out how to make your own, and don't miss the money-saving DIY tips! Bonus: there might be a little candy leftover to satisfy your sweet tooth.

 

 

 

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Minifig Snowglobe

These LEGO Minifig snowglobes from Mini Eco are double the fun. They're a party activity and favor in one! Your master builders can put together a tiny scene with a few bricks and a Minifigure. Then you can follow Minieco's instructions and turn their creations into a winter wonderland.

 

 

 

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Ballerina Bubbles

Guests will burst with excitement over these bubbly favors. Upcycled baby food jars topped with figurines that reflect the party theme make this idea easy and customizable. Pop over to A Bubbly Life for the how-to and a bubble solution recipe.

 

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Edible Play Dough

This favor from Momtastic breaks the mold. Packaged in personalized containers, this edible play dough is super easy to make and fun to play with. What a delicious idea! Find the recipe here.

photo: Catch My Party

Party Playlist

Get ready to boogie with a mix of your tiny dancer’s favorite tunes. Choose a selection of kid-friendly hits and create your own labels for a playlist guests will be listening to on repeat. Head over to Catch My Party to see all the celebratory details.

photo: Maison de Pax

Personalized Chalkboards

Earning an A for creativity, Rachel at Maison de Pax created personalized chalkboards for each guest at her son’s birthday party using pre-cut letters and chalkboard paint. Colorful chalk wrapped in twine were the perfect finishing touch. Check out the how-to here.

 

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Superhero Capes

Custom capes are a super favor idea! Plan a little extra crafting time, and find instructions to make a custom set for your superheroes-in-training here. Psst! It’s not as hard as you think to make a few capes for your superhero and her sidekicks.

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Wonderful Wands

Cast a spell on your party princesses with these affordable wands. We love that Aesthetic Nest's wands are both easy to make and full of magic. They make the perfect finishing touch for Frozen superfans. Find all the how-to here.

—Oz Spies with Lauren Hill

 

Feature photo: iStock

 

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Science Goodie Bag

Stimulate your budding Marie and Pierre Curies with this tribute to all things STEM. It'll look extra cute if you fill those beakers with candy — or include instructions for easy-to-do science experiments at home.

  1. Science Party Frosted Lollipops, $6 per dozen, orientaltrading.com
  2. Scientist Favor Bags, $2.50 each, etsy.com
  3. Test Tube Bubbles, $7 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Science Party Cups With Loopy Straws, $30 for 16 beakers, amazon.com
  5. Safety Glasses, $12 per dozen, amazon.com

Art Goodie Bag

The other parents will thank you for bolstering the art-supply bin with items that will keep their little ones' hands busy.

  1. Art Party Favor Bags, $14 for 6 bags, etsy.com
  2. Star Pastel Crayons, $13 for a dozen sets of four crayons, etsy.com
  3. Crayola Notepads, $8 for 24, orientaltrading.com
  4. Children's Fabric Aprons, $8 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Mini Paint Can Puzzles, $20 per dozen, amazon.com

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Explorer Goodie Bag

Nurture kids' curiosity about the outdoors with these kits — and make sure you throw in some plastic bugs or animals for them to "observe," since it might not be appreciated if they come home bearing real, live bugs.

  1. Plastic Magnifying Glasses, $9 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. "Just Buggy" Bugs, $9 for 96 pieces, orientaltrading.com
  3. Kids' Binoculars, $19 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Butterflies, $13 for 24 pieces, amazon.com
  5. Bug Catcher Kit With Net, Tweezers, and Bug Jar, $6 each, amazon.com

Summer Fun Goodie Bag

Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, and beach balls — this favor bag has all of the retro pleasures of your favorite childhood summers. Time to pass them on to your kids.

  1. Bubble Wands, $13 for 40, amazon.com
  2. 5" Mini Beach Balls, $10 for 25, orientaltrading.com
  3. Neon Sunglasses, $16 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Rainbow Jump Ropes, $20 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Sidewalk Chalk, $20 for 30 packs of three, amazon.com

Camp Goodie Bag

Fill a baggie with some marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers for a take-home, DIY s'mores kit. (But be sure to buy enough for yourself, too — no one will be able to resist snacking on one.)

  1. Flashlight Key Chains, $9 for $12, amazon.com
  2. Color Your Own Iron-On Camp Patches, $9, orientaltrading.com
  3. Nabisco Honey Maid Crackers, $5 for family-sized box, walmart.com
  4. Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, $9 for four 16 oz bags, walmart.com
  5. Hershey's Chocolate Candy Bars, $30 for pack of 36, walmart.com

Unicorn Goodie Bag

The mystical, magical rainbow unicorn trend will never go away, and with favors this cute, we wouldn't want it to.

  1. Unicorn Poop Marshmallows, $17 for 24 bags, amazon.com
  2. Unicorn Favor Boxes, $25 for 10, etsy.com
  3. Iridescent Glitter Putty Eggs, $10 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Rainbow Unicorn Slap Bracelets, $6 per dozen, orientaltrading.com
  5. Unicorn Headbands, $12 for 18, amazon.com

Sports Goodie Bag

Athletes and fans alike can get behind these fun favors, which are sure to score points among sports fans. The water bottle can even be used as the container to carry it all home in!

  1. Neon Sport Water Bottles, $22 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. Sports Wristbands, $12 for 24, amazon.com
  3. Plastic Neon Necklace Whistles, $9 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Mini Foam Fingers, $5 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Mini Sports Balls, $8 per dozen, amazon.com

Circus Goodie Bag

Because life is a circus! Let the kids bring some of the best parts of the Big Top home with them.

  1. Circus Party Bags, $13 for 10, amazon.com
  2. Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy, $22 for 12 1-oz packages, amazon.com
  3. Red Clown Noses, $7 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Circus Temporary Tattoos, $17 for 25, amazon.com
  5. Barnum's Animal Crackers, $20 per dozen, amazon.com

Superhero Goodie Bag

Pow! These super-themed treats are all action.

  1. Superhero Favor Bags, $18 for 16, amazon.com
  2. Comic Stampers, $9 for 24, amazon.com
  3. Superhero Masks, $10 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Reversible Capes, $18 for eight, amazon.com
  5. Superhero Stickers, $4 for 100 stickers, amazon.com

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Donut Goodie Bag

Is there a tastier looking goodie bag? These party favors have all of the sweetness of our favorite treats, without any sugar!

  1. Plush Donuts, $15 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. Sprinkles Rubber Bracelets, 7 per dozen, amazon.com
  3. Donut Notepads, $13 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Donut Yo-Yos, $14 for 12, amazon.com
  5. Donut Rings, $7 per dozen, amazon.com

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After a year of unprecedented change and instability, most of us are ready for the holidays, especially all the traditions, rituals, and comfort food they come with. That also means you've already been spending quality time with your immediate or found family, maybe a cousin or two you haven’t seen in forever, drinking one too many mugs of mulled wine, and preparing to participate in a family-wide gift exchange. *Cue flashbacks to running through the mall the day before last year's big family gathering.*

If you decide to splurge on one present the whole family will like instead of individual gifts (a more time-consuming option, for sure), it’s understandable if you've been feeling stumped. From kids to grandparents, your holidays are likely spent with a mixed bag of generations, personalities, and interests, which can make finding gifts for the entire family pretty difficult. You don’t want to pick something that feels too boring or general. You also don't want to get too specific and risk making someone unhappy.

Luckily, this list has a ton of crowd-pleasing options for you to choose from or to find inspiration. There are family gifts that encourage quality time like conversation starter games or a cool birdhouse making kit. If the family shows love through food, opt for a quality waffle iron or pizza oven and a gift box of ingredients. There are also personalized gifts for sentimental families, like custom art prints and adorable pet coasters.

Whatever you choose, know you can’t go wrong with a gift that helps the family reconnect, bond, or simply enjoy each other’s company during the holidays and beyond.

Here are 45 family gift ideas to celebrate your loved ones in 2021.

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1

Best For Avoiding Chores

Robot Mop

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This robot vacuum is for the fam who's always arguing about chores. 

Here's one less task to worry about. The iRobot Braava will tackle spills and dirty floors using its mopping or sweeping pads—plus, it's super fun to watch as you relax with your feet up. 

2

Best For The Camping Family

Indoor S'mores Maker
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$56.99

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No need to plan a whole weekend camping trip to indulge in some s'mores. With this electric s'mores maker, you can forget the hassle of collecting wood to start a fire because this electric heater will get your marshmallows toasty without a flame. 

3

Best Personalized Individual Gift

Personalized Family Mugs
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If  you're having trouble finding a gift the entire fam will love, go for these personalized mugs. Each family member will get their own and it's literally designed with a mirror image of them, so what's not to love?

4

Best Ice Breaker

Questions to Start Great Conversations
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$25.00

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These cards will come in handy when those cousins you barely spend time with come over. Avoid the awkward silence with these conversation starters.  

5

Best For Movie Night

Mini Projector

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They're probably the first people you ever did a movie night with, so why not up the ante with this mini projector? 

It can connect to different devices, so you don't have to limit watching TV to your living room. You can even venture outdoors for a fireside backyard movie night.

6

Best For The Next Family BBQ

Giant Inflatable Bowling Set

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You probably can't install an entire bowling alley at home, so why not opt for the next best thing? This inflatable bowling set will have your siblings bragging about finally hitting a strike. 

7

Best For Family Game Night

Custom Matte Photo Puzzles
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$34.99

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No more excuses—family game night is happening, starting with this colorful 1,000 piece puzzle of a custom photo of your choosing. It's the perfect time to pull out that hilarious family photo you all laugh at together.

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Best For Keeping Family Recipes Alive

Handwritten Recipe Cutting Board
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$64.00

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Immortalize the recipe that's been in the family for generations on this engraved cutting board made of oak and walnut finished with mineral oil. 

9

Best For The Family Who Loves Spice

Sichuan Sauce Gift Set
FLYBYJINGamazon.com

$45.00

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Ready to turn up the heat? This gift set includes hard-to-find ingredients and is perfect for the fam to spice up their meals according to their preferred heat levels. 

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Best Way To Show Off The Whole Family

Letterboard Photo Collage
MELANNCOamazon.com

$14.99

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This six-piece set is the perfect way to display all of the photos from your best family memories with a cute quote in the middle. 

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Best For The Bakers

Bread Guide
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Bread baker Bryan Ford guides you through sourdough starters, baking techniques, and recipes inspired by his Honduran roots and New Orleans upbringing. Do I sense a new family tradition? 

12

Best For Cooking Family-Style Meals

Dutch Oven
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$69.99

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Even if there's only one chef in the household, the whole family will enjoy the warm, hearty meals that come out of this.

The Ayesha Curry-designed dutch oven has hundreds of glowing five-star reviews from home chefs.

13

Best Kitchen Appliance

Fro-Yo and Ice Cream Maker
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$89.99

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This is probably the most fun appliance you can add to any dessert lover's kitchen. Frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream on demand?

Sounds like a sure way to a sweet tooth's heart. 

14

Best For The Fit Family

Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
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$549.00

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The whole family can get a sweat sesh in with this exercise bike—no gym required. Track your workouts, take classes with top trainers, and more. 

15

Best Self Care Treat

Massage Recliner Chair
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$175.88

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Have fun trying to wrestle the remote out of dad's hand when he's lounging in this chair in front of the living room TV. 

In addition to being a recliner, the chair also features eight massage modes. Plus, think of how much fun they'll have unwrapping this big package!

16

Best New Gift

Tabletop Fireplace
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This is a portable fireplace—yep, portable. You can set it up on a table to set aflame while you roast marshmallows over it—perfect for a family movie night if you live in an especially cold climate.

The fire pit runs on rubbing alcohol and is just as easy to light as it is to extinguish. 

17

Best For Family Celebrations

Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine
Hawaiian Shaved Iceamazon.com

$69.99

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The kids are going to go crazy for this one, but don't be fooled—the adults might surprise ya. 

This snow cone machine comes with everything you need to build the frosty speciality at home, including a variety of tasty flavors. 

18

Best For Techies

Foldable Drone

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Your family photos and videos just got next-level impressive. 

This drone can literally fit in the palm of your hands. It also comes with a 4K camera that can shoot pictures and videos you can post on the gram.

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Best For Family Bonding

Ice Cream Mixing Set
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Eating ice cream out of the tub is fun and all, but this is even more fun. 

Ice cream nights just got a lot better, now that you can mix in your own toppings right at home. 

You'll be ready to open up your very own Ben & Jerry's in no time. Just make sure you've got your family's favorite candy on hand. 

20

Best Gift To Make Everyone Laugh

Karaoke Microphone

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If you don't mind enabling your siblings' questionable karaoke skills, here's a gift the whole fam can use the next time you're all together (or just to annoy the 'rents).

21

Best For Coffee Snobs

Coffee and Espresso Maker
Nestle Nespressoamazon.com

$227.99

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Save up some counter space by getting your fam this brewing machine that comes with its own milk frother. It can serve up coffee and espresso (homemade PSL lattes!), but the best part? 

Nespresso's earth-friendly recycling program makes returning and recycling their pods super easy.

22

Best Boredom Buster

Personalized Tic-Tac-Toe

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Here's some fun coffee table decor you can actually use when you're bored. This tic-tac-toe board is a great conversation starter for shy guests or you're struggling with what to say across the table.

23

Best Gift Everyone Can Use

Cozy Throw
Johanna Howardamazon.com

$160.00

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Family movie night isn't complete without a wool throw for everyone to tuck their feet into, and you can purchase it in a ton of colors so it won't ruin your fam's decor vibe. 

24

Best For Staying Connected

Echo Show 10 Third Gen
Amazonamazon.com

$264.98

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A family must-have, the Echo Show will make family bonding time that much easier. You can use it to video chat with family members who have compatible devices, as a speaker to fill the house with music, or to watch YouTube tutorials for your next family dinner.

Plus, it can be used to control smart devices, like lighting and even vacuums, too. 

25

Best For Starting A New Tradition

Pizza Oven
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$399.99

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No more greasy takeout. Treat the fam to this sleek pizza oven, which is specially designed to mimic a wood-fired brick oven for a perfectly crisp crust. 

Pair with some of this vegan, gluten-free baking mix to make your own homemade crust, too.

26

Best For The Outdoorsy Family

Bluetooth Speaker
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$149.95

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Liven up the next family gathering with this portable wireless speaker. Now you just have to agree on whose Spotify playlist should be queued up next.

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Best For Family Vacation

Tic Tac Toe and Giant Checkers
Small Fishamazon.com

$16.95

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This "rug" doubles up as a giant checkers board game, and is super easy to travel with since it's so lightweight.

It's perfect for the next family beach or camping getaway.  

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Best For The Family Who Loves To Host

16-Piece Dinnerware Set
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$119.99

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This beautiful porcelain set is full of everything you need for those elegant dinner parties your family loves to throw, from different sized plates to bowls and mugs for post-dinner coffee. 

It already comes in an elegant gift box, so no need to worry about wrapping it. 

29

Best To Squash The Sibling Rivalry

Split Pie Pan
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$16.09

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There's no need to flip a coin anymore. Now mom can make both of her infamous pies with this pan that's split right down the middle. 

30

Best Way To Match With The Fam

Plaid Slippers
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$25.53

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Just think about how cute you'll all look in your family photos with these matching memory foam slippers on. The Brady Bunch has nothing on your fam. 

31

Best DIY Gift

DIY Candle Kit

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Bump up the home's ambiance with this DIY candle-making set.

This deluxe kit includes all of the essentials to create artisanal wax and candle wicks. Using all-natural ingredients and a whole lotta creativity, the fam is definitely going to have fun with this one.  

32

Best For The Family Pet

Pet Coasters
Counterartamazon.com

$9.99

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These tile drink coasters are adorned with adorable animal faces on top. They'll def be a conversation starter the next time you all have guests over.

33

Best For The Breakfast Lovers

Waffle Maker
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$119.95

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What's better than a fresh batch of tasty waffles in the morning? Even better, the iron has a nonstick coating, so cleanup is beyond easy. 

34

Best Daily Reminder

Inspiring Quote Wall Decor
Yellowbird Art & Designamazon.com

$12.95

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If you've been feeling a little sappy lately, here's a thoughtful gift to let your family know you're so grateful for the many chances they've given you.

them.Plus, they will adore the added home decor. 

35

Best For The Stylish Home

Linen Throw Pillow
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Kids parties have become major events. What used to be a pizza and pinata in the park now is now a huge affair with a theme, full decor, activities and goodie bags. Pulling inspiration from Pinterest, Moms have thrown some amazing parties. Which honestly, leaves me wondering, “is all this necessary?” And more specificially, “Are Goodie Bags really Necessary for Kids’ Parties?”

After much consideration, here’s where we land on the hot topic of Goodie Bags for kids parties.

I.Hate. Goodie Bags.

There I said it.

Controversial? Sure. But true. SO FREAKING TRUE. I just want them gone. But as I stare at an ominous October calendar that has a giant star on October 8, my youngest daughter’s first birthday party, I start to waver in my conviction. Because as much as I don’t want to make them, I know there will be kids that expect them. Hell, there will be parents that expect them.

I’ve given into the Goodie Bag monster before. At my sons second birthday I made little canvas bags, complete with each child’s name on them. A dinosaur themed event, each kid got “fossil dig” brushes – each with painstakingly Cricut-ed labels – and of course, the homemade salt dough fossils to go with them. There were bubble wants and homemade crayons in the shape of dinosaurs. And I’m not gonna lie, it was ADORABLE. But looking back, Good God was it a lot of work!

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By the time I got to my second child’s first birthday party at the end of December, each kid got one coloring calendar. Because easy.

Three days away from the seventh birthday party in my resume, and I’m ready to throw in the towel and say eff it. I’m afraid I’m not going to get my dream of saying goodbye to the goodie bags, so here are a few Do’s and Don’ts for putting the GOOD back in Goodie Bag!

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DON’T get stuff just to have stuff.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s a huge part of me that knows I could drive to the nearest party store, buy every piece of plastic in the place, fill cheap plastic bags with it, and look like we have a beautiful bulging goodie bag.

I also know it’s a bag of stuff I’d want to steal from my kids and hide forever before I spend the next 9 years trying to sneak throw it away. Everything either makes noise or breaks in days. God forbid there’s a little plastic egg with cheap mystery goop inside. Nothing in that goodie bag aisle is anything my kids actually NEED.

And, I hate to get all environmental killjoy, but it’s such an awful waste of cheap plastic. So whatever you do, don’t fill goodie bags with useless plastic toys.

DO Give consumables.

This is a great route to take if you feel like a goodie bag is a “must-have.” I get it. In the formula for “how to have a birthday party” (especially in the 2020’s) gift bags are going to be a part of that equation. You’ve decided against cheap plastic (good for you!) but want to give SOMETHING.

Consider giving something that kids can either use once – or eat – and be done with it! I love getting something that’s a one and done. An activity kit I can take to a restaurant. A homemade treat my kids will eat and I won’t have to store anywhere. Basically anything that will take up very little space in my house for a very short period of time and that I can throw away is A-okay with me.

DON’T kill yourself crafting.

We get it, it’s easy to fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole of all the things you CAN do to make your kids’ party amazing. We have a never-ending supply of adorable ideas at our fingertips. And everything you need to make them is just a click on Amazon away. And then you can share your perfect creations to your Instagram account! It all makes sense!

Except you really, really, don’t have to. There is zero shame in saying no to a Pinterest Perfect Party.

Unless you’re into that sort of thing – and then you do you. But if it helps – my kids have never once, not ever said, “Mama, look at the craftsmanship my friend’s Mommy put into this homemade item I’m going to play with in the dirt later!”

Like these tags I put on all these fossil brushes? WHAT was I thinking??? There was zero need for me to stay up all night gluing tiny little shovels together. ZERO. So if you go this route, I will applaud you, but I will NEVER fault you for not crafting either.

DO give one item.

Sometimes I add up how much all the tchotchkes would cost and see if I can do ONE item for each kid at the same price.

One of our favorite single items to give is a cute tumbler with each kids’ name on it. They can take it home, have a water bottle around, it’s actually useful – win, win, win!

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For a full tutorial on how to make these DIY tumblers, find instructions here!

DON’T feel like you have to keep up with the Joneses.

My son’s birthday is in June, and in our friend group, he’s sort of at the end of what we affectionately call “Birthday Season.” You know, the time of year where you’re at a birthday party every weekend – sometimes two.

So I see all the goodie bags before I’ve finalized my plan. Some are super cute. Some are super creative. And, frankly, some are just more expensive than what I can in good conscious spend on a goodie bag. It can be overwhelming to want to keep up. DON’T. It’s a kids birthday party. It just. Doesn’t. matter. Let go of the pressure and have fun.

And if you think some of the Moms of kids that are coming are going to judge you for not going all out on goodie bags? Those probably aren’t the kind of Mom friends you need anyway (she said after learning the hard way!)

DO give to others.

Because I REALLY don’t want to do Goodie Bags at all, and also don’t want to look like a cheapskate, we’ve talked about banning the bags at my son’s next birthday party, and instead making a donation to a charity of his choice. He loves animals, so maybe to our local no-kill shelter. We love the YMCA and would love to help provide subsidies to other families, so perhaps we’ll donate there. Whatever is chosen, he’ll be in on making that decision. It’s a great chance for him to pick something that is valuable to him, and learn that birthday’s are about more than getting “stuff.”

Might kids be disappointed they’re walking away with nothing? (I mean, except for an afternoon of fun, maybe some crafts, pizza, cake – you know a full party experience). Sure, they might be. But it’s also a good opportunity to teach the value of enjoying the little things and giving to others. We’ll let folks know that instead of giving them more stuff, we’re giving to someone else instead.

In the end, do what makes YOU happy! Because years from now, our kids won’t remember the goodie bags, they’ll just remember that you worked hard to make their birthday good.

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Birthday Goodie Bag Ideas for Preschoolers

If your preschooler's birthday is coming up, you know you have a lot to think about and to do. From actually planning a party to finding a great gift for your little one, you want to make sure that your preschooler's special day is really special and memorable.

For a lot of parents, creating the perfect goodie bag is a big part of their preschooler's birthday party celebration, whether it is something you hand out in class or at an actual party with friends and family (or both).

Be sure to get the teacher's permission before handing out anything in your child's classroom. They can tell you if any children have allergies, which is especially important if the goodie bags contain food. Also, keep in mind that small toys and candies can pose a choking hazard for children under 3. 

Goodie bags can be simple or elaborate. They can reflect the theme of your child's birthday or just be a fun collection of treats to share. Whatever you choose, here are some ideas for themes.

1

Beach Pail Goodie Bag

Beach pails and shovels can be found at dollar-type stores and are great not only as a treat itself, but, to fill with things as well. If you live near the water (or are doing a beach or fish-themed party) consider following through with the treats you hand out including items such as beach balls, bubbles, sunglasses, bags of Goldfish crackers, or Swedish Fish.

2

Artsy Goodie Bag

Encourage kids to get in touch with their artistic side with things like a box of crayons or markers, small note pad, stickers, decorative pencils, and a small container of Play-Doh. Most of these items can be bought in bulk inexpensively or at a dollar-type store.

3

Movie-Themed Goodie Bag

If your child is having a movie party, or if the party theme reflects a popular movie or television character, try choosing goodie bag items to match. Include disposable 3D glasses, a bag of microwave popcorn, and something related to the character. Put it all in a popcorn box.

4

Animal-Themed Goodie Bag

Animal-themed goodie bags are always cute. You can include all sorts of animal-focused items such as stickers, pencils and erasers, balls, and tattoos. Finish the bag off with a small, plush doll.

5

Sports-Themed Goodie Bag

If you've got a sports nut at home, consider goodie bags that embrace their love of all things athletic. Fill a plastic molded baseball cap (often available at dollar-type stores or online) with a pack of trading cards, a whistle, a small ball, and sports-themed pencils and erasers.

6

Summer Fun Goodie Bag

Take advantage if your preschooler has a birthday during months of good weather. Fill a bag or again, a pail and shovel, with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, a small ball, a foam glider, and a pair of sunglasses.

7

School-Themed Goodie Bag

Handing out the goodie bags in school? Give each child treats that make them remember how much fun school is. Consider including a pencil, shaped erasers, a notepad, chalk, stickers, and a bookmark.

8

Single-Item Goodie Bag

If you would rather spend your money on a single item rather than a whole goodie bag, consider some of these slightly larger ideas. Yes, they are more expensive as a whole, but buying one per child might be less expensive than putting together individual goodie bags.

  • Baseball cap
  • Coloring book and crayons
  • Frisbee
  • Gift card to a local ice cream parlor
  • Large ball
  • Large cupcake or cookie
  • Molded chocolate lollipop
  • Movie-sized box of candy
  • Play-Doh (one big container or a couple of little ones)
  • Reading book
  • Reusable plastic cup with a crazy straw
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Science Goodie Bag

Stimulate your budding Marie and Pierre Curies with this tribute to all things STEM. It'll look extra cute if you fill those beakers with candy — or include instructions for easy-to-do science experiments at home.

  1. Science Party Frosted Lollipops, $6 per dozen, orientaltrading.com
  2. Scientist Favor Bags, $2.50 each, etsy.com
  3. Test Tube Bubbles, $7 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Science Party Cups With Loopy Straws, $30 for 16 beakers, amazon.com
  5. Safety Glasses, $12 per dozen, amazon.com

Art Goodie Bag

The other parents will thank you for bolstering the art-supply bin with items that will keep their little ones' hands busy.

  1. Art Party Favor Bags, $14 for 6 bags, etsy.com
  2. Star Pastel Crayons, $13 for a dozen sets of four crayons, etsy.com
  3. Crayola Notepads, $8 for 24, orientaltrading.com
  4. Children's Fabric Aprons, $8 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Mini Paint Can Puzzles, $20 per dozen, amazon.com

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Explorer Goodie Bag

Nurture kids' curiosity about the outdoors with these kits — and make sure you throw in some plastic bugs or animals for them to "observe," since gift bag ideas for 1st birthday party might not be appreciated if they come home bearing real, live bugs.

  1. Plastic Magnifying Glasses, $9 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. "Just Buggy" Bugs, $9 for 96 pieces, orientaltrading.com
  3. Kids' Binoculars, $19 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Butterflies, $13 for 24 pieces, amazon.com
  5. Bug Catcher Kit With Net, Tweezers, and Bug Jar, $6 each, amazon.com

Summer Fun Goodie Bag

Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, and beach balls — this favor bag has all of the retro pleasures of your favorite childhood summers. Time to pass them on to your kids.

  1. Bubble Wands, $13 for 40, amazon.com
  2. 5" Mini Beach Balls, $10 for 25, orientaltrading.com
  3. Neon Sunglasses, $16 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Rainbow Jump Ropes, $20 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Sidewalk Chalk, $20 for 30 packs of three, amazon.com

Camp Goodie Bag

Fill a baggie with some marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers for a take-home, DIY s'mores kit. (But be sure to buy enough for yourself, too first federal community bank in paris tx no one will be able to resist snacking on one.)

  1. Flashlight Key Chains, $9 for $12, amazon.com
  2. Color Your Own Iron-On Camp Patches, $9, orientaltrading.com
  3. Nabisco Honey Maid Crackers, $5 for family-sized box, walmart.com
  4. Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, $9 for four 16 oz bags, walmart.com
  5. Hershey's Chocolate Candy Bars, $30 for pack of 36, walmart.com

Unicorn Goodie Bag

The mystical, magical rainbow unicorn trend will never go away, and with favors this cute, we wouldn't want it to.

  1. Unicorn Poop Marshmallows, $17 for 24 bags, amazon.com
  2. Unicorn Favor Boxes, $25 for 10, etsy.com
  3. Iridescent Glitter Putty Eggs, $10 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Rainbow Unicorn Slap Bracelets, $6 per dozen, orientaltrading.com
  5. Unicorn Headbands, $12 for 18, amazon.com

Sports Goodie Bag

Athletes and fans alike can get behind these fun favors, which are sure to score points among sports fans. The water bottle can even be used as the container to carry it all home in!

  1. Neon Sport Water Bottles, $22 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. Sports Wristbands, $12 for 24, amazon.com
  3. Plastic Neon Necklace Whistles, $9 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Mini Foam Fingers, $5 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Mini Sports Balls, $8 per dozen, amazon.com

Circus Goodie Bag

Because life is a circus! Let the kids bring some of the best parts of the Big Top home with them.

  1. Circus Party Bags, $13 for 10, amazon.com
  2. Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy, $22 for 12 1-oz packages, amazon.com
  3. Red Clown Noses, $7 assistant food service leader kwik trip dozen, amazon.com
  4. Circus Temporary Tattoos, $17 for 25, amazon.com
  5. Barnum's Animal Crackers, $20 per dozen, amazon.com

Superhero Goodie Bag

Pow! These super-themed treats are all action.

  1. Superhero Favor Bags, $18 for 16, amazon.com
  2. Comic Stampers, $9 for 24, amazon.com
  3. Superhero Masks, $10 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Reversible Capes, $18 for eight, amazon.com
  5. Superhero Stickers, bb chord guitar finger position for 100 stickers, amazon.com

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Donut Goodie Bag

Is there a tastier looking goodie bag? These party favors have all of the sweetness of our favorite treats, without any sugar!

  1. Plush Donuts, $15 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. Sprinkles Rubber Bracelets, 7 per dozen, amazon.com
  3. Donut Notepads, $13 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Donut Yo-Yos, $14 for 12, amazon.com
  5. Donut Rings, $7 per dozen, amazon.com

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Date published: 2021-11-09

50 fantastic holiday gifts for seniors

If you’re looking for a wonderful gift that your older adult will use and enjoy, we’ve got you covered.

We rounded up 50 of our favorite gift ideas, ranging from products for independent older adults to gifts for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia or greater care needs.

These gifts are thoughtful, helpful, entertaining, comforting, and can improve your older adult’s quality of life.

You’re sure to find something they’ll be thrilled to receive.

 

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To make it easier to browse these gift ideas for seniors, click these links below to jump directly to one of the categories on this page or keep scrolling to browse the full list.

 

Senior-friendly technology gifts keep seniors connected and entertained

11 technology gifts keep seniors connected, safe, and entertained

After 18+ months of pandemic life, we now rely on technology more than ever to stay connected.

These 11 tech gifts help us stay connected and also help keep seniors safer when we aren’t able to be there in person.

1) ViewClix Smart Frame, from $200
These smart picture frames display digital photos in a 10-inch screen size ($200) or 15-inch screen size ($300).

Both sizes have video calling with an auto-answer mode. When auto-answer is set up, the older adult doesn’t need to do anything to receive a video call.

This is especially helpful for making video calls to someone with dementia or who isn’t able to physically answer a call.

Tip: When choosing a screen size, think about your family member’s vision: is it poor or starting to decline? If so, go with the largest screen size that your budget allows.

We discuss the ViewClix Smart Frame in greater detail here.

2) Amazon Echo Show “Alexa” voice assistant with video calling
The Amazon Echo Show is an Alexa personal voice assistant with a video screen. It’s similar to the Echo or Echo Dot, with the addition of a video screen.

To make video calls without your older adult needing to take action to accept the call, use the Echo’s “drop in” feature.

There are several types of these devices at different price points based on screen size, camera quality, and release date:

3) Amazon Echo (4th Gen) “Alexa” voice assistant with voice calling, $100
This hands-free, voice-controlled device makes voice calls, plays music, gives weather reports, reads the news, answers questions, tells jokes, reads audiobooks, checks sports scores, and more.

Set up the “drop in” feature to make voice calls to people who aren’t able to actively answer a call. Or, find out more about how Echo can help people with dementia.

4) Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)“Alexa” voice assistant with voice calling, $35
The Echo Dot is the smaller size, more affordable “little sibling” to the Amazon Echo.

It can do everything the Echo does, but has less powerful speakers and microphones.

Set up the “drop in” feature to make voice calls to people who aren’t able to actively answer a call. Or, find out more about how Echo can help people with dementia.

5) Lively Easy-To-Use Mobile Phones
These easy-to-use mobile phones are designed especially with seniors in mind.

The phones have large screens, big buttons, loud speakers and have additional health and safety features like app link for families, 5Star Urgent Response, Urgent Care doctors and nurses, live Personal Operators, and connection to Lyft.

  • Lively Jitterbug Flip2, $60 (sale price) + monthly phone service – flip-style phone with big, bright buttons, powerful speaker, simple menus, Amazon Alexa, and more.
  • Lively Jitterbug Smart3, $150 + monthly phone service – the simple smartphone with large screen, voice typing, powerful speaker, simple menus, mobile internet, camera, and more.

6) Lively Mobile+ Medical Alert Device, $50 + monthly service
This mobile medical clinic of north texas arlington medical alert device has an 80-hour battery and doesn’t need additional equipment or a base station.

Plus, it has fast call response time, reliable coverage, and enhanced GPS for precise location.

Seniors can go anywhere and just press the button to reach a certified Urgent Response Agent anytime – not just while they’re inside the house.

Plus, built-in fall detection sensors means the device can automatically call for help if your older adult falls and isn’t able to press the button.

7) RAZ Memory Cell Phone, $309 + monthly service
This dementia-friendly mobile phone is a cell phone that someone with cognitive impairment can actually use.

It has a single screen that never turns off, calling by picture, and emergency services.

It also has an optional alternative service that gift bag ideas for 1st birthday party emergency calls if someone with midland states bank business login frequently makes unwanted 911 calls.

8) GrandPad Simple and Safe Tablet, from $58/month
This simple, secure tablet is perfect for seniors who want to video call with family and friends, safely browse the internet, view photos, listen to music, and more.

Top features include:

  • Accessible apps comcast cable pay my bill calls, emails, photos, music, news, and games
  • No spam, robocalls, scams, or other unwanted email messages
  • Easy to use with simple navigation, colorful buttons, and large fonts
  • Live support 24/7 to answer questions

9) Claris Companion tablet, from $299 + $29/month
With this simplified tablet, seniors can enjoy one-touch video chat, see photos, browse the internet, use email, play games, check weather, and more. 

Their average user age is 86, so you know this is a senior-friendly product! Plus, the Claris Companion works right out of the box – no setup required.

If you already have an Android tablet that your older adult is able to use, you can just buy the Claris Companion app for $29/month to get all the features.

10) Celery 2-way computerless email system, from $14/month
This low-tech system lets seniors send and receive email without having to own or use a computer. They don’t even need internet access!

Celery is a simple system that allows non-computer users to connect with family and friends through email. 

The Celery device and service automatically prints their incoming emails on paper and instantly sends their outgoing pen-and-paper messages as email to others.

11) Telikin Computer, from $999
Telikin is a simple and easy to use family computer that combines video chat, photo sharing, email, and many more popular features into a sleek touchscreen device.

These computers are designed to have the easiest and most intuitive user experience possible. They’re simplified, but have all the benefits of a full computer. 

And their excellent technical support team is available to help if any problems come up.

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Seniors enjoy special photos that capture wonderful moments with family and friends

5 keepsake gifts celebrate special memories

1) Custom photo album
Showcase special photos or events so your older adult can reminisce anytime. 

For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, create a custom book they’ll love to read by adding simple text to photos or images they enjoy.

2) Custom photo calendar
Help your older adult keep track of days, months, and appointments while seeing smiling family faces.

3) Custom photo blanket
Keep your older adult warm and cozy with familiar faces all around. These photo blankets are especially nice for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

4) Custom photo puzzle
Use family photos or pictures of places with special meaning to create a fun puzzle your older adult can put together again and again.

  • Walmart – from $12, from 252 pieces and up
  • Shutterfly – from $33, variety of photo layouts
  • Portrait Puzzles – from $35, comes in a variety of sizes & number of pieces

5) Digital photo frames
A digital photo frame is a wonderful way for older adults to easily view family photos. Some even allow you to add photos via email or through a mobile app.

  • $37 Aluratek 7 Inch LCD Digital Photo Frame – supports 32GB USB flash drive/SD card
  • $80 BSIMB Digital Photo Frame Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch – 1024 x 600 IPS screen, has music and video playback, supports 32GB USB flash drive/SD card, and comes with a clock, reminder calendar functions, remote control (no WiFi)
  • $100 10 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame with HD Touch Screen – 1080p high-resolution IPS screen, email photos for instant display
  • $180 Nixplay WiFi Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch – 1280 x 800 HD IPS display, create a secure photo-sharing network for your family to share photos and short videos from their smartphone or by email
  • $179Aura Carver Luxe HD Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch – 1920 x 1200 Full HD display, unlimited cloud storage holds 10,000+ photos, safely add photos through the secure mobile app

Note: Check the product description to see if the digital photo frame requires a separate, low cost USB stick flash drive or SD memory card to store the photos.

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Music is a wonderful gift that entertains and engages seniors

7 gifts that entertain and engage

1) Favorite songs and albums
Add to a music lover’s song collection or bring old favorites back into your older adult’s life.

2) Portable cassette/CD music player boombox
A simple portable boombox is a great way for your older adult’s to enjoy music or news. These play cassette tapes and have AM/FM radio too.

Pro tip: To simplify the controls, put colored stickers on important buttons like Play and Stop

3) Beautiful coloring books, from $4
These coloring books have beautiful, frame-worthy images and provide hours of relaxing fun.

4) Jigsaw puzzles

5) Large-print or jumbo playing cards
Use these easy-to-see cards to play a variety of fun card games.

6) Regal Games Deluxe Bingo Game Set, $25
This tabletop bingo game set is perfect for multiple players and can also be played solo.

The set includes a rotary bingo cage, bingo board, bingo balls, 50 large-print bingo cards, and bingo chips.

7) Coogam Wooden Hexagon Puzzle, $10
This colorful puzzle appeals to people of all ages and cognitive abilities. Complete the 60 included brain teaser challenges or simply make your own patterns.

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Gift seniors with a wonderful meal together or enjoying an experience together

3 wonderful experiences

Many older adults enjoy experiences more than material things. Consider giving a gift certificate for something they’ll enjoy or taking them out for a meal or activity.

Note: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, these might not be the safest gifts to give this year, but are great ideas for the future.

1. Gift certificate for a favorite restaurant
They can enjoy a wonderful meal from you, or if you’re in the area, set a date where you’ll go out for a special meal together.

2. Gift certificate for personal services like hair styling, manicure, pedicure, or massage

  • If you’re in the area, set a date where you’ll accompany them to their appointment
  • Some spas even offer special geriatric massage!

3. SilverRide door-through-door assisted ride service

  • This unique service offers a variety of services – regular transportation, accompanied activities, medical pickups, etc.
  • If you live far away, this is a wonderful way to treat your older adult to a special outing to a favorite museum, library, park, or anywhere! A companion will take them there and accompany them during the activity.

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Weighted and heated blankets are extra relaxing gifts for seniors

4 gifts that reduce anxiety and promote calm and relaxation

1) Weighted blankets
Weighted blankets have been scientifically proven to relieve distress and anxiety.

They’re especially helpful for people with dementia and also great for anyone who has trouble sleeping, feels anxious, or would just enjoy feeling more relaxed (you might want one for yourself too).

Note: We’ve also got DIY weighted blanket instructions here.

2) $58 Sunbeam Heated Blanket with 10 Heat Settings and Quilted Fleece
This heated blanket keeps seniors toasty warm and eases aches and pains. Plus, it has a 10-hour auto shut-off function for peace of mind.

3) $30 Granny Jo Products Heavyweight Wheelchair Blanket
This cozy blanket has a top layer of ultra-soft mink fleece and a bottom layer of soft plush fleece.

It keeps wheelchair users warm and cozy and won’t slip off because it conveniently attaches to the wheelchair.

4) $80 Nekteck Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Soothing Heat, Deep Kneading Therapy, Air Compression
This foot massager combines heat, compression, and kneading massage action to bring relief to tired, aching feet.

Note: Check with a doctor to make sure this is safe for your older adult to use.

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Adaptive clothing and footwear gifts for seniors improve comfort and quality of life

3 senior-friendly clothing and footwear gifts

1) Adaptive Clothing
Specialized clothing makes life easier for someone with arthritis, limited mobility, incontinence, or other special needs.

2) House Slippers for Women and Men
These slippers have safe non-skid soles and are adjustable, breathable, and comfortable for wearing around the house.

3) Compression Socks
Compression socks improve circulation and reduce swelling from health conditions like congestive heart failure. Many new brands offer stylish and fun patterns.

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Give gifts that make daily life easier, healthier, and more comfortable for seniors

9 gifts that make daily life easier, healthier, and more comfortable

1) $16 AMIR motion-activated stick anywhere LED lights (3 pack)
These are great for automatically lighting dark corners, closets, or cabinets. They reduce fall risk by illuminating places where you aren’t able to add a lamp.

2) $16 NOVA cup holder for rollator or wheelchair
Help your older adult stay hydrated by making it easy to keep their cup or water bottle within reach.

3) $18 Vive walker caddy / tote bag
A stylish and convenient way to carry essentials while using a walker, available in 3 colors/patterns.

4) $22 Electric Jar Opener
Open any jar without needing a strong gift bag ideas for 1st birthday party, no matter how large it is.

5) $32 Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener
There’s no need to struggle with a manual can opener any longer. This automatic one doesn’t require any finger or hand strength.

6) $40 Oral-B Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush
Make brushing easier to improve dental health, eliminates strain on hands, wrists, and arms.

7) $42 ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
This gel and memory foam cushion makes it more comfortable to sit for long periods of time and can reduce the risk of pressure sores.

8) $80 Philips Norelco Shaver 3800
Get a comfortable, safe, and clean shave anywhere with a high-quality cordless rechargeable wet/dry electric shaver.

9) $85 Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light
Help older adults wake up more naturally with an alarm clock that simulates the sunrise. This innovative alarm clock is especially useful on dark winter mornings.

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Gifts that help seniors get around more easily help them enjoy the world

8 mobility and transportation gifts

1) $5 Drive Medical Walker Ski Glides
This great stocking stuffer makes it easier to use a walker, no more catching back legs on carpet.

2) $25 Stander HandyBar Portable Vehicle Support Grab Bar
This simple tool helps seniors get into and out of the car with ease.

3) $27 Hugo Mobility Quadpod Offset Cane
This cane increases stability and reduces fall risk.

4) $67 Drive Medical Four Wheel Rollator Walker with Fold Up Removable Back Support
This rollator walker is easy to maneuver, lightweight, and has a handy seat and backrest for rest breaks.

5) $164 Stander Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar “No-install” Tension Pole
This sturdy tension pole and grab bar can be installed anywhere to give extra help when getting up from the couch, recliner, or toilet.

6) Lyft or Uber gift card
On-demand rides are a safe and convenient way for older adults to get to medical appointments, run errands, and visit family and friends.

7. GoGoGrandparent gift card
This is an on-demand ride service that’s perfect for seniors who don’t use smartphones. No mobile apps are needed and a live person is always available to help.

8. $649 Carbon Ultralight Rolling Walker
This innovative, super-light rolling walker is an investment, but it’s a new, cool design that seniors will be proud to use. Read a caregiver’s review here.

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With all the stress of planning your child’s party, it’s easy to overlook the party favors and goody bags — but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to last-minute junk. To help decide what to put in goodie bags, Cherie Lowe, author of the money-saving blog Queen of Free, does what she calls “The Step Test.” Before you buy that trinket to put in goodie bags for kids, imagine stepping on it in the middle of the night. If you wince in pain, put it back. No parent wants toys that end up smashed in the trash. “Even if you spend a bit more, it’s wiser to purchase an item that will go the distance,” she says.

Here are 14 creative and smart goody bag ideas that will wow all of your party guests (and their parents):

1. Pack up some snacks

From small bags of flavored popcorn to individually wrapped candies or packs of gum, the options are limitless. However, watch out for allergies. “Before you load the bags up with Twinkies and candy bars,” says Lowe, “ask if any of your guests have food allergies, and be mindful of that.”

2. Make them laugh

Cindy Smith, a party planner with Party Cheap, recommends something as silly — and timeless — as a whoopee cushion. The kids will get a kick out of playing pranks on each other (and on you)! Joke gifts keep the kids laughing and entertained long after the party has ended.

3. Book it

For a goody bag that will keep kids and parents happy, pick up a few copies of your child’s favorite books or choose ones that match your party theme. You can snag inexpensive books at your local discount or dollar store.

4. Be practical

Get some toothbrushes, bubble bath and other practical personal care items with your tot’s favorite characters. Lowe says, “You might be able to even match a character up with the theme of the party.”

5. Give dress-up supplies

Give them the right tools and kids will entertain themselves. Smith recommends giving packages of eye patches, plastic tiaras, stick-on mustaches or temporary tattoos and letting your guests pretend to be princesses or pirates.

6. Decorate a water bottle

“My daughter recently received a teeny bottle of water with a special heart wrapper as a party gift,” says Lowe. “She loved it, and it was water — simple, healthy and fun.” Simply wrap colorful paper around the label of a mini bottle of water for a pint-size present.

7. Let it grow

Nurture your guests green thumbs. Give the kids a packet of flower or vegetable seeds with instructions, so they can plant something special at home and watch it grow throughout the year.

8. Make bracelets

Gather colorful beads or teach kids to braid embroidery thread before letting them make a special bracelet of their own design. “You provide the materials, space and oversight,” says Lowe. “The kids provide the creative power.”

9. Prolong the fun

Consider handing out gift cards in a small amount to be used at a later date, such as ones for a local ice cream shop, arcade or toy store. “You can quickly spend $5 per kid on goody bags without realizing it,” says Lowe. “Make one simple purchase, decorate the envelopes with your theme, and you’re good to go.”

10. Get artsy

Small coloring books, pencils, sidewalk chalk, stickers and erasers encourage creativity — and won’t take up space once they’re used up.

11. Play stylist

Let the kids’ style shine through. Colorful hair clips, head bands, slap-on bracelets and inexpensive plastic sunglasses are sure to get a lot of use.

12. Rock out

Make CDs for each guest with of some of your kid’s favorite kid-friendly songs. Have your child decorate the CDs for each guest and include a playlist. This is a great way for your little one to say thank you to her guests.

13. Stay seasonal

Offer goodies you know will get a lot of use right away. Buy colorful swim goggles for a summer party, or gift hot cocoa mix and marshmallows for a winter affair.

14. Mix it up

With a little prep from you, you can send your guests home with a treat they can make themselves. Package up the dry mix for your favorite cookie recipe for the little chefs to make later (just be sure to include directions for how they can bake the cookies at home).

Источник: https://www.care.com/c/14-cheap-ways-to-stuff-a-goodie-bag

Birthday Goodie Bag Ideas for Preschoolers

If your preschooler's birthday is coming up, you know you have a lot to think about and to do. From actually planning a party to finding a great gift for your little one, you want to make sure that your preschooler's special day is really special and memorable.

For a lot of parents, creating the perfect goodie bag is a big part of their preschooler's birthday party celebration, whether it is something you hand out in class or at an actual party with friends and family (or both).

Be sure to get the teacher's permission before handing out anything in your child's classroom. They can tell you if any children have allergies, which is especially important if the goodie bags contain food. Also, keep in mind that small toys and candies can pose a choking hazard for children under 3. 

Goodie bags can be simple or elaborate. They can reflect the theme of your child's birthday or just be a fun collection of treats to share. Whatever you choose, here are some ideas for themes.

1

Beach Pail Goodie Bag

Beach pails and shovels can be found at dollar-type stores and are great not only as a treat itself, but, to fill with things as well. If you live near the water (or are doing a beach or fish-themed party) consider following through with the treats you hand out including items such as beach balls, bubbles, sunglasses, bags of Goldfish crackers, or Swedish Fish.

2

Artsy Goodie Bag

Encourage kids to get in touch with their artistic side with things like a box of crayons or markers, small note pad, stickers, decorative pencils, and a small container of Play-Doh. Most of these items gift bag ideas for 1st birthday party be bought in bulk inexpensively or at a dollar-type store.

3

Movie-Themed Goodie Bag

If your child is having a movie party, or if the party theme reflects a popular movie or television character, try choosing goodie bag items to match. Include disposable 3D glasses, a bag of microwave popcorn, and something related to the character. Put it all in a popcorn box.

4

Animal-Themed Goodie Bag

Animal-themed goodie bags are always cute. You can include all sorts of animal-focused items such as stickers, pencils and erasers, balls, and tattoos. Finish the bag off with a small, plush doll.

5

Sports-Themed Goodie Bag

If you've gift bag ideas for 1st birthday party a sports nut at home, consider goodie bags that embrace their love of all things athletic. Fill a plastic molded baseball cap (often available at dollar-type stores or online) with a pack of trading cards, a whistle, a small ball, and sports-themed pencils and erasers.

6

Summer Fun Goodie Bag

Take advantage if your preschooler has a birthday during months of good weather. Fill a bag or again, a pail and shovel, with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, a small ball, a foam glider, and a pair of sunglasses.

7

School-Themed Goodie Bag

Handing out the goodie bags in school? Give each child treats that make them remember how much fun school is. Consider including a pencil, shaped erasers, a notepad, chalk, stickers, and a bookmark.

8

Single-Item Goodie Bag

If you would rather spend your money on a single item rather than a whole goodie bag, consider some of these slightly larger ideas. Yes, they are more expensive as a whole, but buying one per child might be less expensive than putting together individual goodie bags.

  • Baseball cap
  • Coloring book and crayons
  • Frisbee
  • Gift card to a local ice cream parlor
  • Large ball
  • Large cupcake or cookie
  • Molded chocolate lollipop
  • Movie-sized box of candy
  • Play-Doh (one big container or a couple of little ones)
  • Reading book
  • Reusable plastic cup with a crazy straw
Источник: https://www.verywellfamily.com/birthday-goodie-bag-ideas-for-preschoolers-2764683

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If you want to take your kid’s birthday party from fun to fantastic, the secret ingredient is creative party favors for kids that won’t get tossed aside. Whether your little one digs sports, crafts or princesses, there’s a party favor just right for your celebration. We’ve found 20 amazing birthday party favors sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces. These affordable ideas include easy DIY options and a few that even double as party activities. Just add a birthday cake, and you’ll be ready to party in no time!

photo: Kelli Hall for Minted Julep

Bubble Gum Dispensers

Bubble gum lovers will pop over these mini bubble gum dispensers. The tiny treat holders add a bright touch to any festivities and can be customized with gumballs that match your party decorations. Minted Julep will tell you how to make your own sweet rainbow-colored favors.

 

photo: Catch My Party

Snack Bag

Complete your camping party with a to-go bag of s'mores ingredients, like mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and graham crackers. Spotted at Catch My Party, this delicious snack bag adds a yummy touch to post-party goodbyes. Plus, snack bags like these make for an affordable kids' party favor option.

photo: Hello Wonderful

DIY Cup & Ball Game

We love party favors that double as a party activity—and they're even better when they rely on stuff that you already have around the house. These affordable, fun cup and ball game party favors use paper towel rolls or toilet paper tubes that can be customized by your party guests. Check out all the step-by-step directions at Hello Wonderful.

photo: Amy Perotti via Etsy

Sweet Party Favor Box

You'll win big points with this printable party favor box. Perfect for sports-loving kids, this treat box can be customized with your favorite take-home treat. Just add candy, gum, or bouncy balls. She shoots she scores!

Available from Etsy seller Amy Perotti, $3.

photo: Gluesticks

Tattoo Soap Bar

Pass out a squeaky clean favor with these DIY Tattoo Soap Bars that are a solid choice for good, clean fun. This easy party favor can be customized with your kids' favorite temporary tattoos. Slide over to Gluesticks to learn how you can make your own.

photo: Kathleen Ballas for Minted Julep

Mouse Candy Holder

Nothing could be sweeter than a pastel mouse filled with your guests' favorite candies. These adorable felt mice are perfect take-home gifts for an animal lovers party. Find out all the DIY tips at Minted Julep.

photo: Catch My Party

Candy Kabobs

Send your guests home with a stack of sweets. These eye-catching candy kabobs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Head on over to Catch My Party to find out how to make your own, and don't miss the money-saving DIY tips! Bonus: there might be a little candy leftover to satisfy your sweet tooth.

 

 

 

photo: Mini Eco

Minifig Snowglobe

These LEGO Minifig snowglobes from Mini Eco are double the fun. They're a party activity and favor in one! Your master builders can put together a tiny scene with a few bricks and a Minifigure. Then you can follow Minieco's instructions and turn their creations into a winter wonderland.

 

 

 

photo: A Bubbly Life

Ballerina Bubbles

Guests will burst with excitement over these bubbly favors. Upcycled baby food jars topped with figurines that reflect the party theme make this idea easy and customizable. Pop over to A Bubbly Life for the how-to and a bubble solution recipe.

 

photo: Momtastic

Edible Play Dough

This favor from Momtastic breaks the mold. Packaged in personalized containers, this edible play dough is super easy to make and fun to play with. What a delicious idea! Find the recipe here.

photo: Catch My Party

Party Playlist

Get ready to boogie with a mix of your tiny dancer’s favorite tunes. Choose a selection of kid-friendly hits and create your own labels for a playlist guests will be listening to on repeat. Head over to Catch My Party to see all the celebratory details.

photo: Maison de Pax

Personalized Chalkboards

Earning an A for creativity, Rachel at Maison de Pax created personalized chalkboards for each guest at her son’s birthday party using pre-cut letters and chalkboard paint. Colorful chalk wrapped in twine were the perfect finishing touch. Check out the how-to here.

 

photo: Susie Here Only

Superhero Capes

Custom capes are a super favor idea! Plan a little extra crafting time, and find instructions to make a custom set for your superheroes-in-training here. Psst! It’s not as hard as you think to make a few capes for your superhero and her sidekicks.

photo: Aesthetic Nest

Wonderful Wands

Cast a spell on your party princesses with these affordable wands. We love that Aesthetic Nest's wands are both easy to make and full of magic. They make the perfect finishing touch for Frozen superfans. Find all the how-to here.

—Oz Spies with Lauren Hill

 

Feature photo: iStock

 

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After a year of unprecedented change and instability, most of us are ready for the holidays, especially all the traditions, rituals, and comfort food they come with. That also means you've already been spending quality time with your immediate or found family, maybe a cousin or two you haven’t seen in forever, drinking one too many mugs of mulled wine, and preparing to participate in a family-wide gift exchange. *Cue flashbacks to running through the mall the day before last year's big family gathering.*

If you decide to splurge on one present the whole family will like instead of individual gifts (a more time-consuming option, for sure), it’s understandable if you've been feeling stumped. From kids to grandparents, your holidays are likely spent with a mixed bag of generations, personalities, and interests, which can make finding gifts for the entire family pretty difficult. You don’t want to pick something that feels too boring or general. You also don't want to get too specific and risk making someone unhappy.

Luckily, this list has a ton of crowd-pleasing options for you to choose from or to find inspiration. There are family gifts that encourage quality time like conversation starter games or a cool birdhouse making kit. If the family shows love through food, opt for a quality waffle iron or pizza oven and a gift box of ingredients. There are also personalized gifts for sentimental families, like custom art prints and adorable pet coasters.

Whatever you choose, know you can’t go wrong with a gift that helps the family reconnect, bond, or simply enjoy each other’s company during the holidays and beyond.

Here are 45 family gift ideas to celebrate your loved ones in 2021.

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Best For Avoiding Chores

Robot Mop

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Here's one less task to worry about. The iRobot Braava will tackle spills and dirty floors using its mopping or sweeping pads—plus, it's super fun to watch as you relax with your feet up. 

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Best For The Camping Family

Indoor S'mores Maker
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$56.99

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No need to plan a whole weekend camping trip to indulge in some s'mores. With this electric s'mores maker, you can forget the hassle of collecting wood to start a fire because this electric heater will get your marshmallows toasty without a flame. 

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Best Personalized Individual Gift

Personalized Family Mugs
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If  you're having trouble finding a gift the entire fam will love, go for these personalized mugs. Each family member will get their own and it's literally designed with a mirror image of them, so what's not to love?

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Best Ice Breaker

Questions to Start Great Conversations
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$25.00

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These cards will come in handy when those cousins you barely spend time with come over. Avoid the awkward silence with these conversation starters.  

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Best For Movie Night

Mini Projector

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They're probably the first people you ever did a movie night with, so why not up the ante with this mini projector? 

It can connect to different devices, so you don't have to limit watching TV to your living room. You can even venture outdoors for a fireside backyard movie night.

6

Best For The Next Family BBQ

Giant Inflatable Bowling Set

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You probably can't install an entire bowling alley at home, so why not opt for the next best thing? This inflatable bowling set will have your siblings bragging about finally hitting a strike. 

7

Best For Family Game Night

Custom Matte Photo Puzzles
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$34.99

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No more excuses—family game night is happening, starting with this colorful 1,000 piece puzzle of a custom photo of your choosing. It's the perfect time to pull out that hilarious family photo you all laugh at together.

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Best For Keeping Family Recipes Alive

Handwritten Recipe Cutting Board
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$64.00

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Immortalize the recipe that's been in the family for generations on this engraved cutting board made of oak and walnut finished with mineral oil. 

9

Best For The Family Who Loves Spice

Sichuan Sauce Gift Set
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$45.00

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Ready to turn up the heat? This gift set includes hard-to-find ingredients and is perfect for the fam to spice up their meals according to their preferred heat levels. 

10

Best Way To Show Off The Whole Family

Letterboard Photo Collage
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$14.99

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This six-piece set is the perfect way to display all of the photos from your best family memories with a cute quote in the middle. 

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Best For The Bakers

Bread Guide
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12

Best For Cooking Family-Style Meals

Dutch Oven
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$69.99

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Even if there's only one chef in the household, the whole family will enjoy the warm, hearty meals that come out of this.

The Ayesha Curry-designed dutch oven has hundreds of glowing five-star reviews from home chefs.

13

Best Kitchen Appliance

Fro-Yo and Ice Cream Maker
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$89.99

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This is probably the most fun appliance you can add to any dessert lover's kitchen. Frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream on demand?

Sounds like a sure way to a sweet tooth's heart. 

14

Best For The Fit Family

Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
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The whole family can get a sweat sesh in with this exercise bike—no gym required. Track your workouts, take classes with top trainers, and more. 

15

Best Self Care Treat

Massage Recliner Chair
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$175.88

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Have fun trying to wrestle the remote out of dad's hand when he's lounging in this chair in front of the living room TV. 

In addition to being a recliner, the chair also features eight massage modes. Plus, think of how much fun they'll have unwrapping this big package!

16

Best New Gift

Tabletop Fireplace
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This is a portable fireplace—yep, portable. You can set it up on a table to set aflame while you roast marshmallows over it—perfect for a family movie night if you live in an especially cold climate.

The fire pit runs on rubbing alcohol and is just as easy to light as it is to extinguish. 

17

Best For Family Celebrations

Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine
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$69.99

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The kids are going to go crazy for this one, but don't be fooled—the adults might surprise ya. 

This snow cone machine comes with everything you need to build the frosty speciality at home, including a variety of tasty flavors. 

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Best For Techies

Foldable Drone

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Your family photos and videos just got next-level impressive. 

This drone can literally fit in the palm of your hands. It also comes with a 4K camera that can shoot pictures and videos you can post on the gram.

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Best For Family Bonding

Ice Cream Mixing Set
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Eating ice cream out of the tub is fun and all, but this is even more fun. 

Ice cream nights just got a lot better, now that you can mix in your own toppings right at home. 

You'll be ready to open up your very own Ben & Jerry's in no time. Just make sure you've got your family's favorite candy on hand. 

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Best Gift To Make Everyone Laugh

Karaoke Microphone

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If you don't mind enabling your siblings' questionable karaoke skills, here's a gift the whole fam can use the next time you're all together (or just to annoy the 'rents).

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Best For Coffee Snobs

Coffee and Espresso Maker
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Save up some counter space by getting your fam this brewing machine that comes with its own milk frother. It can serve up coffee and espresso (homemade PSL lattes!), but the best part? 

Nespresso's earth-friendly recycling program makes returning and recycling their pods super easy.

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Best Boredom Buster

Personalized Tic-Tac-Toe

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Here's some fun coffee table decor you can actually use when you're bored. This tic-tac-toe board is a great conversation starter for shy guests or you're struggling with what to say across the table.

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Best Gift Everyone Can Use

Cozy Throw
Johanna Howardamazon.com

$160.00

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Family movie night isn't complete without a wool throw for everyone to tuck their feet into, and you can purchase it in a ton of colors so it won't ruin your fam's decor vibe. 

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Best For Staying Connected

Echo Show 10 Third Gen
Amazonamazon.com

$264.98

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A family must-have, the Echo Show will make family bonding time that much easier. You can use it to video chat with family members who have compatible devices, as a speaker to fill the house with music, or to watch YouTube tutorials for your next family dinner.

Plus, it can be used to control smart devices, like lighting and even vacuums, too. 

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Best For Starting A New Tradition

Pizza Oven
Camp Chefamazon.com

$399.99

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No more greasy takeout. Treat the fam to this sleek pizza oven, which is specially designed to mimic a wood-fired brick oven for a perfectly crisp crust. 

Pair with some of this vegan, gluten-free baking mix to make your own homemade crust, too.

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Best For The Outdoorsy Family

Bluetooth Speaker
JBLamazon.com
$149.95

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Liven up the next family gathering with this portable wireless speaker. Now you just have to agree on whose Spotify playlist should be queued up next.

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Best For Family Vacation

Tic Tac Toe and Giant Checkers
Small Fishamazon.com

$16.95

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This "rug" doubles up as a giant checkers board game, and is super easy to travel with since it's so lightweight.

It's perfect for the next family beach or camping getaway.  

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Best For The Family Who Loves To Host

16-Piece Dinnerware Set
Stone Lainamazon.com

$119.99

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This beautiful porcelain set is full of everything you need for those elegant dinner parties your family loves to throw, from different sized plates to bowls and mugs for post-dinner coffee. 

It already comes in an elegant gift box, so no need to worry about wrapping it. 

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Best To Squash The Sibling Rivalry

Split Pie Pan
Chicago Metallicamazon.com

$16.09

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There's no need to flip a coin anymore. Now mom can make both of her infamous pies with this pan that's split right down the middle. 

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Best Way To Match With The Fam

Plaid Slippers
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$25.53

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Just think about how cute you'll all look in your family photos with these matching memory foam slippers on. The Brady Bunch has nothing on your fam. 

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Best DIY Gift

DIY Candle Kit

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Bump up the home's ambiance with this DIY candle-making set.

This deluxe kit includes all of the essentials to create artisanal wax and candle wicks. Using all-natural ingredients and a whole lotta creativity, the fam is definitely going to have fun with this one.  

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Best For The Family Pet

Pet Coasters
Counterartamazon.com

$9.99

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These tile drink coasters are adorned with adorable animal faces on top. They'll def be a conversation starter the next time you all have guests over.

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Best For The Breakfast Lovers

Waffle Maker
Cuisinartamazon.com

$119.95

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What's better than a fresh batch of tasty waffles in the morning? Even better, the iron has a nonstick coating, so cleanup is beyond easy. 

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Best Daily Reminder

Inspiring Quote Wall Decor
Yellowbird Art & Designamazon.com

$12.95

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If you've been feeling a little sappy lately, here's a thoughtful gift to let your family know you're so grateful for the many chances they've given you.

them.Plus, they will adore the added home decor. 

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Best For The Stylish Home

Linen Throw Pillow
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Science Goodie Bag

Stimulate your budding Marie and Pierre Curies with this tribute to all things STEM. It'll look extra cute if you fill those beakers with candy — or include instructions for easy-to-do science experiments at home.

  1. Science Party Frosted Lollipops, $6 per dozen, orientaltrading.com
  2. Scientist Favor Bags, $2.50 each, etsy.com
  3. Test Tube Bubbles, $7 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Science Party Cups With Loopy Straws, $30 for 16 beakers, amazon.com
  5. Safety Glasses, $12 per dozen, amazon.com

Art Goodie Bag

The other parents will thank you for bolstering the art-supply bin with items that will keep their little ones' hands busy.

  1. Art Party Favor Bags, $14 for 6 bags, etsy.com
  2. Star Pastel Crayons, $13 for a dozen sets of four crayons, etsy.com
  3. Crayola Notepads, $8 for 24, orientaltrading.com
  4. Children's Fabric Aprons, $8 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Mini Paint Can Puzzles, $20 per dozen, amazon.com

RELATED: 18 Mesmerizing Number Cakes We Wish We Could Eat Right Now

Explorer Goodie Bag

Nurture kids' curiosity about the outdoors with these kits — and make sure you throw in some plastic bugs or animals for them to "observe," since it might not be appreciated if they come home bearing real, live bugs.

  1. Plastic Magnifying Glasses, $9 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. "Just Buggy" Bugs, $9 for 96 pieces, orientaltrading.com
  3. Kids' Binoculars, $19 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Butterflies, $13 for 24 pieces, amazon.com
  5. Bug Catcher Kit With Net, Tweezers, and Bug Jar, $6 each, amazon.com

Summer Fun Goodie Bag

Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, and beach balls — this favor bag has all of the retro pleasures of your favorite childhood summers. Time to pass them on to your kids.

  1. Bubble Wands, $13 for 40, amazon.com
  2. 5" Mini Beach Balls, $10 for 25, orientaltrading.com
  3. Neon Sunglasses, $16 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Rainbow Jump Ropes, $20 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Sidewalk Chalk, $20 for 30 packs of three, amazon.com

Camp Goodie Bag

Fill a baggie with some marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers for a take-home, DIY s'mores kit. (But be sure to buy enough for yourself, too — no one will be able to resist snacking on one.)

  1. Flashlight Key Chains, $9 for $12, amazon.com
  2. Color Your Own Iron-On Camp Patches, $9, orientaltrading.com
  3. Nabisco Honey Maid Crackers, $5 for family-sized box, walmart.com
  4. Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, $9 for four 16 oz bags, walmart.com
  5. Hershey's Chocolate Candy Bars, $30 for pack of 36, walmart.com

Unicorn Goodie Bag

The mystical, magical rainbow unicorn trend will never go away, and with favors this cute, we wouldn't want it to.

  1. Unicorn Poop Marshmallows, $17 for 24 bags, amazon.com
  2. Unicorn Favor Boxes, $25 for 10, etsy.com
  3. Iridescent Glitter Putty Eggs, $10 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Rainbow Unicorn Slap Bracelets, $6 per dozen, orientaltrading.com
  5. Unicorn Headbands, $12 for 18, amazon.com

Sports Goodie Bag

Athletes and fans alike can get behind these fun favors, which are sure to score points among sports fans. The water bottle can even be used as the container to carry it all home in!

  1. Neon Sport Water Bottles, $22 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. Sports Wristbands, $12 for 24, amazon.com
  3. Plastic Neon Necklace Whistles, $9 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Mini Foam Fingers, $5 per dozen, amazon.com
  5. Mini Sports Balls, $8 per dozen, amazon.com

Circus Goodie Bag

Because life is a circus! Let the kids bring some of the best parts of the Big Top home with them.

  1. Circus Party Bags, $13 for 10, amazon.com
  2. Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy, $22 for 12 1-oz packages, amazon.com
  3. Red Clown Noses, $7 per dozen, amazon.com
  4. Circus Temporary Tattoos, $17 for 25, amazon.com
  5. Barnum's Animal Crackers, $20 per dozen, amazon.com

Superhero Goodie Bag

Pow! These super-themed treats are all action.

  1. Superhero Favor Bags, $18 for 16, amazon.com
  2. Comic Stampers, $9 for 24, amazon.com
  3. Superhero Masks, $10 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Reversible Capes, $18 for eight, amazon.com
  5. Superhero Stickers, $4 for 100 stickers, amazon.com

RELATED: Why Fiver Parties Are Better for Kids, According to Developmental Experts

Donut Goodie Bag

Is there a tastier looking goodie bag? These party favors have all of the sweetness of our favorite treats, without any sugar!

  1. Plush Donuts, $15 per dozen, amazon.com
  2. Sprinkles Rubber Bracelets, 7 per dozen, amazon.com
  3. Donut Notepads, $13 for 24, amazon.com
  4. Donut Yo-Yos, $14 for 12, amazon.com
  5. Donut Rings, $7 per dozen, amazon.com

Marisa LaScalaParenting & Relationships EditorMarisa LaScala covers all things parenting, from the postpartum period through empty nests, for GoodHousekeeping.com; she previously wrote about motherhood for Parents and Working Mother.

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Date published: 2021-11-09

50 fantastic holiday gifts for seniors

If you’re looking for a wonderful gift that your older adult will use and enjoy, we’ve got you covered.

We rounded up 50 of our favorite gift ideas, ranging from products for independent older adults to gifts for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia or greater care needs.

These gifts are thoughtful, helpful, entertaining, comforting, and can improve your older adult’s quality of life.

You’re sure to find something they’ll be thrilled to receive.

 

Browse 8 categories of thoughtful gift ideas for seniors

To make it easier to browse these gift ideas for seniors, click these links below to jump directly to one of the categories on this page or keep scrolling to browse the full list.

 

Senior-friendly technology gifts keep seniors connected and entertained

11 technology gifts keep seniors connected, safe, and entertained

After 18+ months of pandemic life, we now rely on technology more than ever to stay connected.

These 11 tech gifts help us stay connected and also help keep seniors safer when we aren’t able to be there in person.

1) ViewClix Smart Frame, from $200
These smart picture frames display digital photos in a 10-inch screen size ($200) or 15-inch screen size ($300).

Both sizes have video calling with an auto-answer mode. When auto-answer is set up, the older adult doesn’t need to do anything to receive a video call.

This is especially helpful for making video calls to someone with dementia or who isn’t able to physically answer a call.

Tip: When choosing a screen size, think about your family member’s vision: is it poor or starting to decline? If so, go with the largest screen size that your budget allows.

We discuss the ViewClix Smart Frame in greater detail here.

2) Amazon Echo Show “Alexa” voice assistant with video calling
The Amazon Echo Show is an Alexa personal voice assistant with a video screen. It’s similar to the Echo or Echo Dot, with the addition of a video screen.

To make video calls without your older adult needing to take action to accept the call, use the Echo’s “drop in” feature.

There are several types of these devices at different price points based on screen size, camera quality, and release date:

3) Amazon Echo (4th Gen) “Alexa” voice assistant with voice calling, $100
This hands-free, voice-controlled device makes voice calls, plays music, gives weather reports, reads the news, answers questions, tells jokes, reads audiobooks, checks sports scores, and more.

Set up the “drop in” feature to make voice calls to people who aren’t able to actively answer a call. Or, find out more about how Echo can help people with dementia.

4) Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)“Alexa” voice assistant with voice calling, $35
The Echo Dot is the smaller size, more affordable “little sibling” to the Amazon Echo.

It can do everything the Echo does, but has less powerful speakers and microphones.

Set up the “drop in” feature to make voice calls to people who aren’t able to actively answer a call. Or, find out more about how Echo can help people with dementia.

5) Lively Easy-To-Use Mobile Phones
These easy-to-use mobile phones are designed especially with seniors in mind.

The phones have large screens, big buttons, loud speakers and have additional health and safety features like app link for families, 5Star Urgent Response, Urgent Care doctors and nurses, live Personal Operators, and connection to Lyft.

  • Lively Jitterbug Flip2, $60 (sale price) + monthly phone service – flip-style phone with big, bright buttons, powerful speaker, simple menus, Amazon Alexa, and more.
  • Lively Jitterbug Smart3, $150 + monthly phone service – the simple smartphone with large screen, voice typing, powerful speaker, simple menus, mobile internet, camera, and more.

6) Lively Mobile+ Medical Alert Device, $50 + monthly service
This mobile all-in-one medical alert device has an 80-hour battery and doesn’t need additional equipment or a base station.

Plus, it has fast call response time, reliable coverage, and enhanced GPS for precise location.

Seniors can go anywhere and just press the button to reach a certified Urgent Response Agent anytime – not just while they’re inside the house.

Plus, built-in fall detection sensors means the device can automatically call for help if your older adult falls and isn’t able to press the button.

7) RAZ Memory Cell Phone, $309 + monthly service
This dementia-friendly mobile phone is a cell phone that someone with cognitive impairment can actually use.

It has a single screen that never turns off, calling by picture, and emergency services.

It also has an optional alternative service that answers emergency calls if someone with dementia frequently makes unwanted 911 calls.

8) GrandPad Simple and Safe Tablet, from $58/month
This simple, secure tablet is perfect for seniors who want to video call with family and friends, safely browse the internet, view photos, listen to music, and more.

Top features include:

  • Accessible apps for calls, emails, photos, music, news, and games
  • No spam, robocalls, scams, or other unwanted email messages
  • Easy to use with simple navigation, colorful buttons, and large fonts
  • Live support 24/7 to answer questions

9) Claris Companion tablet, from $299 + $29/month
With this simplified tablet, seniors can enjoy one-touch video chat, see photos, browse the internet, use email, play games, check weather, and more. 

Their average user age is 86, so you know this is a senior-friendly product! Plus, the Claris Companion works right out of the box – no setup required.

If you already have an Android tablet that your older adult is able to use, you can just buy the Claris Companion app for $29/month to get all the features.

10) Celery 2-way computerless email system, from $14/month
This low-tech system lets seniors send and receive email without having to own or use a computer. They don’t even need internet access!

Celery is a simple system that allows non-computer users to connect with family and friends through email. 

The Celery device and service automatically prints their incoming emails on paper and instantly sends their outgoing pen-and-paper messages as email to others.

11) Telikin Computer, from $999
Telikin is a simple and easy to use family computer that combines video chat, photo sharing, email, and many more popular features into a sleek touchscreen device.

These computers are designed to have the easiest and most intuitive user experience possible. They’re simplified, but have all the benefits of a full computer. 

And their excellent technical support team is available to help if any problems come up.

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Seniors enjoy special photos that capture wonderful moments with family and friends

5 keepsake gifts celebrate special memories

1) Custom photo album
Showcase special photos or events so your older adult can reminisce anytime. 

For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, create a custom book they’ll love to read by adding simple text to photos or images they enjoy.

2) Custom photo calendar
Help your older adult keep track of days, months, and appointments while seeing smiling family faces.

3) Custom photo blanket
Keep your older adult warm and cozy with familiar faces all around. These photo blankets are especially nice for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

4) Custom photo puzzle
Use family photos or pictures of places with special meaning to create a fun puzzle your older adult can put together again and again.

  • Walmart – from $12, from 252 pieces and up
  • Shutterfly – from $33, variety of photo layouts
  • Portrait Puzzles – from $35, comes in a variety of sizes & number of pieces

5) Digital photo frames
A digital photo frame is a wonderful way for older adults to easily view family photos. Some even allow you to add photos via email or through a mobile app.

  • $37 Aluratek 7 Inch LCD Digital Photo Frame – supports 32GB USB flash drive/SD card
  • $80 BSIMB Digital Photo Frame Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch – 1024 x 600 IPS screen, has music and video playback, supports 32GB USB flash drive/SD card, and comes with a clock, reminder calendar functions, remote control (no WiFi)
  • $100 10 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame with HD Touch Screen – 1080p high-resolution IPS screen, email photos for instant display
  • $180 Nixplay WiFi Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch – 1280 x 800 HD IPS display, create a secure photo-sharing network for your family to share photos and short videos from their smartphone or by email
  • $179Aura Carver Luxe HD Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch – 1920 x 1200 Full HD display, unlimited cloud storage holds 10,000+ photos, safely add photos through the secure mobile app

Note: Check the product description to see if the digital photo frame requires a separate, low cost USB stick flash drive or SD memory card to store the photos.

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Music is a wonderful gift that entertains and engages seniors

7 gifts that entertain and engage

1) Favorite songs and albums
Add to a music lover’s song collection or bring old favorites back into your older adult’s life.

2) Portable cassette/CD music player boombox
A simple portable boombox is a great way for your older adult’s to enjoy music or news. These play cassette tapes and have AM/FM radio too.

Pro tip: To simplify the controls, put colored stickers on important buttons like Play and Stop

3) Beautiful coloring books, from $4
These coloring books have beautiful, frame-worthy images and provide hours of relaxing fun.

4) Jigsaw puzzles

5) Large-print or jumbo playing cards
Use these easy-to-see cards to play a variety of fun card games.

6) Regal Games Deluxe Bingo Game Set, $25
This tabletop bingo game set is perfect for multiple players and can also be played solo.

The set includes a rotary bingo cage, bingo board, bingo balls, 50 large-print bingo cards, and bingo chips.

7) Coogam Wooden Hexagon Puzzle, $10
This colorful puzzle appeals to people of all ages and cognitive abilities. Complete the 60 included brain teaser challenges or simply make your own patterns.

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Gift seniors with a wonderful meal together or enjoying an experience together

3 wonderful experiences

Many older adults enjoy experiences more than material things. Consider giving a gift certificate for something they’ll enjoy or taking them out for a meal or activity.

Note: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, these might not be the safest gifts to give this year, but are great ideas for the future.

1. Gift certificate for a favorite restaurant
They can enjoy a wonderful meal from you, or if you’re in the area, set a date where you’ll go out for a special meal together.

2. Gift certificate for personal services like hair styling, manicure, pedicure, or massage

  • If you’re in the area, set a date where you’ll accompany them to their appointment
  • Some spas even offer special geriatric massage!

3. SilverRide door-through-door assisted ride service

  • This unique service offers a variety of services – regular transportation, accompanied activities, medical pickups, etc.
  • If you live far away, this is a wonderful way to treat your older adult to a special outing to a favorite museum, library, park, or anywhere! A companion will take them there and accompany them during the activity.

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Weighted and heated blankets are extra relaxing gifts for seniors

4 gifts that reduce anxiety and promote calm and relaxation

1) Weighted blankets
Weighted blankets have been scientifically proven to relieve distress and anxiety.

They’re especially helpful for people with dementia and also great for anyone who has trouble sleeping, feels anxious, or would just enjoy feeling more relaxed (you might want one for yourself too).

Note: We’ve also got DIY weighted blanket instructions here.

2) $58 Sunbeam Heated Blanket with 10 Heat Settings and Quilted Fleece
This heated blanket keeps seniors toasty warm and eases aches and pains. Plus, it has a 10-hour auto shut-off function for peace of mind.

3) $30 Granny Jo Products Heavyweight Wheelchair Blanket
This cozy blanket has a top layer of ultra-soft mink fleece and a bottom layer of soft plush fleece.

It keeps wheelchair users warm and cozy and won’t slip off because it conveniently attaches to the wheelchair.

4) $80 Nekteck Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Soothing Heat, Deep Kneading Therapy, Air Compression
This foot massager combines heat, compression, and kneading massage action to bring relief to tired, aching feet.

Note: Check with a doctor to make sure this is safe for your older adult to use.

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Adaptive clothing and footwear gifts for seniors improve comfort and quality of life

3 senior-friendly clothing and footwear gifts

1) Adaptive Clothing
Specialized clothing makes life easier for someone with arthritis, limited mobility, incontinence, or other special needs.

2) House Slippers for Women and Men
These slippers have safe non-skid soles and are adjustable, breathable, and comfortable for wearing around the house.

3) Compression Socks
Compression socks improve circulation and reduce swelling from health conditions like congestive heart failure. Many new brands offer stylish and fun patterns.

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Give gifts that make daily life easier, healthier, and more comfortable for seniors

9 gifts that make daily life easier, healthier, and more comfortable

1) $16 AMIR motion-activated stick anywhere LED lights (3 pack)
These are great for automatically lighting dark corners, closets, or cabinets. They reduce fall risk by illuminating places where you aren’t able to add a lamp.

2) $16 NOVA cup holder for rollator or wheelchair
Help your older adult stay hydrated by making it easy to keep their cup or water bottle within reach.

3) $18 Vive walker caddy / tote bag
A stylish and convenient way to carry essentials while using a walker, available in 3 colors/patterns.

4) $22 Electric Jar Opener
Open any jar without needing a strong grip, no matter how large it is.

5) $32 Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Can Opener
There’s no need to struggle with a manual can opener any longer. This automatic one doesn’t require any finger or hand strength.

6) $40 Oral-B Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush
Make brushing easier to improve dental health, eliminates strain on hands, wrists, and arms.

7) $42 ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
This gel and memory foam cushion makes it more comfortable to sit for long periods of time and can reduce the risk of pressure sores.

8) $80 Philips Norelco Shaver 3800
Get a comfortable, safe, and clean shave anywhere with a high-quality cordless rechargeable wet/dry electric shaver.

9) $85 Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light
Help older adults wake up more naturally with an alarm clock that simulates the sunrise. This innovative alarm clock is especially useful on dark winter mornings.

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Gifts that help seniors get around more easily help them enjoy the world

8 mobility and transportation gifts

1) $5 Drive Medical Walker Ski Glides
This great stocking stuffer makes it easier to use a walker, no more catching back legs on carpet.

2) $25 Stander HandyBar Portable Vehicle Support Grab Bar
This simple tool helps seniors get into and out of the car with ease.

3) $27 Hugo Mobility Quadpod Offset Cane
This cane increases stability and reduces fall risk.

4) $67 Drive Medical Four Wheel Rollator Walker with Fold Up Removable Back Support
This rollator walker is easy to maneuver, lightweight, and has a handy seat and backrest for rest breaks.

5) $164 Stander Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar “No-install” Tension Pole
This sturdy tension pole and grab bar can be installed anywhere to give extra help when getting up from the couch, recliner, or toilet.

6) Lyft or Uber gift card
On-demand rides are a safe and convenient way for older adults to get to medical appointments, run errands, and visit family and friends.

7. GoGoGrandparent gift card
This is an on-demand ride service that’s perfect for seniors who don’t use smartphones. No mobile apps are needed and a live person is always available to help.

8. $649 Carbon Ultralight Rolling Walker
This innovative, super-light rolling walker is an investment, but it’s a new, cool design that seniors will be proud to use. Read a caregiver’s review here.

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Kids parties have become major events. What used to be a pizza and pinata in the park now is now a huge affair with a theme, full decor, activities and goodie bags. Pulling inspiration from Pinterest, Moms have thrown some amazing parties. Which honestly, leaves me wondering, “is all this necessary?” And more specificially, “Are Goodie Bags really Necessary for Kids’ Parties?”

After much consideration, here’s where we land on the hot topic of Goodie Bags for kids parties.

I.Hate. Goodie Bags.

There I said it.

Controversial? Sure. But true. SO FREAKING TRUE. I just want them gone. But as I stare at an ominous October calendar that has a giant star on October 8, my youngest daughter’s first birthday party, I start to waver in my conviction. Because as much as I don’t want to make them, I know there will be kids that expect them. Hell, there will be parents that expect them.

I’ve given into the Goodie Bag monster before. At my sons second birthday I made little canvas bags, complete with each child’s name on them. A dinosaur themed event, each kid got “fossil dig” brushes – each with painstakingly Cricut-ed labels – and of course, the homemade salt dough fossils to go with them. There were bubble wants and homemade crayons in the shape of dinosaurs. And I’m not gonna lie, it was ADORABLE. But looking back, Good God was it a lot of work!

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By the time I got to my second child’s first birthday party at the end of December, each kid got one coloring calendar. Because easy.

Three days away from the seventh birthday party in my resume, and I’m ready to throw in the towel and say eff it. I’m afraid I’m not going to get my dream of saying goodbye to the goodie bags, so here are a few Do’s and Don’ts for putting the GOOD back in Goodie Bag!

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DON’T get stuff just to have stuff.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s a huge part of me that knows I could drive to the nearest party store, buy every piece of plastic in the place, fill cheap plastic bags with it, and look like we have a beautiful bulging goodie bag.

I also know it’s a bag of stuff I’d want to steal from my kids and hide forever before I spend the next 9 years trying to sneak throw it away. Everything either makes noise or breaks in days. God forbid there’s a little plastic egg with cheap mystery goop inside. Nothing in that goodie bag aisle is anything my kids actually NEED.

And, I hate to get all environmental killjoy, but it’s such an awful waste of cheap plastic. So whatever you do, don’t fill goodie bags with useless plastic toys.

DO Give consumables.

This is a great route to take if you feel like a goodie bag is a “must-have.” I get it. In the formula for “how to have a birthday party” (especially in the 2020’s) gift bags are going to be a part of that equation. You’ve decided against cheap plastic (good for you!) but want to give SOMETHING.

Consider giving something that kids can either use once – or eat – and be done with it! I love getting something that’s a one and done. An activity kit I can take to a restaurant. A homemade treat my kids will eat and I won’t have to store anywhere. Basically anything that will take up very little space in my house for a very short period of time and that I can throw away is A-okay with me.

DON’T kill yourself crafting.

We get it, it’s easy to fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole of all the things you CAN do to make your kids’ party amazing. We have a never-ending supply of adorable ideas at our fingertips. And everything you need to make them is just a click on Amazon away. And then you can share your perfect creations to your Instagram account! It all makes sense!

Except you really, really, don’t have to. There is zero shame in saying no to a Pinterest Perfect Party.

Unless you’re into that sort of thing – and then you do you. But if it helps – my kids have never once, not ever said, “Mama, look at the craftsmanship my friend’s Mommy put into this homemade item I’m going to play with in the dirt later!”

Like these tags I put on all these fossil brushes? WHAT was I thinking??? There was zero need for me to stay up all night gluing tiny little shovels together. ZERO. So if you go this route, I will applaud you, but I will NEVER fault you for not crafting either.

DO give one item.

Sometimes I add up how much all the tchotchkes would cost and see if I can do ONE item for each kid at the same price.

One of our favorite single items to give is a cute tumbler with each kids’ name on it. They can take it home, have a water bottle around, it’s actually useful – win, win, win!

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For a full tutorial on how to make these DIY tumblers, find instructions here!

DON’T feel like you have to keep up with the Joneses.

My son’s birthday is in June, and in our friend group, he’s sort of at the end of what we affectionately call “Birthday Season.” You know, the time of year where you’re at a birthday party every weekend – sometimes two.

So I see all the goodie bags before I’ve finalized my plan. Some are super cute. Some are super creative. And, frankly, some are just more expensive than what I can in good conscious spend on a goodie bag. It can be overwhelming to want to keep up. DON’T. It’s a kids birthday party. It just. Doesn’t. matter. Let go of the pressure and have fun.

And if you think some of the Moms of kids that are coming are going to judge you for not going all out on goodie bags? Those probably aren’t the kind of Mom friends you need anyway (she said after learning the hard way!)

DO give to others.

Because I REALLY don’t want to do Goodie Bags at all, and also don’t want to look like a cheapskate, we’ve talked about banning the bags at my son’s next birthday party, and instead making a donation to a charity of his choice. He loves animals, so maybe to our local no-kill shelter. We love the YMCA and would love to help provide subsidies to other families, so perhaps we’ll donate there. Whatever is chosen, he’ll be in on making that decision. It’s a great chance for him to pick something that is valuable to him, and learn that birthday’s are about more than getting “stuff.”

Might kids be disappointed they’re walking away with nothing? (I mean, except for an afternoon of fun, maybe some crafts, pizza, cake – you know a full party experience). Sure, they might be. But it’s also a good opportunity to teach the value of enjoying the little things and giving to others. We’ll let folks know that instead of giving them more stuff, we’re giving to someone else instead.

In the end, do what makes YOU happy! Because years from now, our kids won’t remember the goodie bags, they’ll just remember that you worked hard to make their birthday good.

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1 Replies to “Gift bag ideas for 1st birthday party”

  1. You had a descent score and they denied you? Smh what u need a 800 for their cards, no thank🥴

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