I think we can all agree that we enjoy receiving thoughtful gifts–but sometimes not as much as we enjoy giving them! At the same time, it can seem challenging to figure out what to give your loved one. Getting more general ideas from an outsider can make the process easier. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of wonderful gifts to share with you and make your holiday shopping easier. We also encourage you to shop local as much as possible; our community members need our support now more than ever. Plus, you can find more unique items at locally-owned shops! Here are some gift ideas from Copper Canyon, a top assisted living, transitional assisted living, and memory care community in Tucson:
Everyone loves a warm, cozy blanket during the winter, especially when it’s a thoughtful gift from a loved one! So consider giving your senior loved one a new blanket this year. To make it more personal, find one that is their favorite color or a pattern they like, and maybe even have it monogrammed with their initials. Make sure you know what type they prefer, whether it’s wool, fleece, weighted, cotton, sherpa, quilt, or something else.
Birdwatching can be a relaxing yet exciting activity for seniors–why not enhance the activity by giving your loved one a bird feeder? Not only will this attract beautiful birds outside their window, but it will also give your loved one a sense of purpose, being proud that they are providing food to the local birds. You can find bird feeders locally, such as from the Tucson Audubon Society.
Remind your loved one of memories and people by gifting them framed photos–or even artwork from family members! By displaying it in their living space, they’ll have a reminder of those who love them and have something nice to look at. There are many local framing stores nearby, such as the Arizona Picture & Frame Gallery, Mo’s Gallery & Fine Framing, and Barb’s Frame of Mind. At these places, you can customize the perfect frame.
Is your loved one a superfan of a sports team? If so, they would love team merchandise! Consider a coffee mug, t-shirt, jersey, flag, hat, sweatshirt, or whatever else they would often use. If they’re fans of local teams such as the Tucson Roadrunners, Arizona Wildcats, or Sugar Skulls, you can use merchandise store locators online to find a local shop to support them.
Self-care is of high importance for everyone. So why not find some new products to step up your loved one’s self-care routine? From scented, natural soaps to candles to fancy toothpaste, there are so many great products out there to try. Head to the Rustic Candle Company to find their new favorite scents, or try the Old Pueblo Soapery or Artemisia for some homemade soap. There are so many great local spots to find grooming products!
If your loved one is a bookworm or loves to stay up to date with the news, give them a year-long print subscription. You can have their favorite magazine sent to them all year, or you can subscribe them to a local publication; The Tucson Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Lifestyle, and BizTUCSON are a few local options to choose from.
These are just a few of Copper Canyon’s holiday gift ideas for your loved one in assisted living or transitional assisted living. Other ideas include slippers, local gift cards, shared experiences, stuffed animals, and fashion accessories. At Copper Canyon, we love it when our residents’ families visit, send thoughtful gifts, and spend the holidays with us!
To learn more about Sunshine Retirement Living communities in Copper Canyon, contact our friendly team today.