Easy and Inexpensive Christmas Gifts For Seniors

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Christmas always seems as if it is quickly approaching and being a caregiver, elderly, a parent, or anyone alive, it often means that you’re giving gifts not only to family members, extended family members but also those who are close to you. It sometimes can be hard to get around to shopping for everyone not to mention the expensive.

I personally have a very small family and not very many people to shop for, however my favorite gifts I have received throughout the years are always the ones from my grandparents.  They’re not financial generous gifts by any means however they are extremely thoughtful.  Being a writer, my favorite gift from my grandmother has always been a beautiful pen personalized with my first and last name, that gift was given to me decades ago and I still have it and use the pen often, I will have this gift for many more decades.  I always think to myself, those are the kinds of gifts that I want to give, those that are in the heart and mind.

It may be easy to buy gift cards for everyone in the family but with slightly more effort, you will be able to achieve Christmas greatness. Make a list of those you need to gift for, including mail personnel, other service workers, church friends, close and distant loved ones. Below are some inexpensive and easy to make Christmas Gift Ideas and links:

Cookies: Everyone loves baked goods.


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Fun gift for a younger female child. Find the instructions at Aura Treasury

Sweater Boots:

recycled sweater boots-1

Fun thrift store or up cycling project, great for guys or gals. Find the instructions at Ette Studios

Liquid Soap:


Fun gift to make for everyone. Find the instructions at The Burlap Bag

Sugar Scrub:


Find instructions at We Use Coupons



Fun for both men and women, can personalize with favorite sports team colors or pretty buttons. Find instructions at Craft Loving

Accessory Organizer:


Seriously? Who doesn’t need at least one of these! Find instructions at Neat Nest Organizing

Crochet Dish Scrubby:


My grandma gave me one and I love it, everyone I know who has one loves them! Find instructions at Thrifty Fun

Bowl Wraps:


Find instructions at Goddess Hobbies

Strawberry Honey Butter:


Find instructions at Half Baked

Sidewalk Chalk:


Great for younger children. Find instructions at OH My! Homemade Goodness

Apple Jellies:


Find instructions at Lottie + Doof

Bath Fizzies:


Find instructions at SoapyHollow


Find instructions at Martha Stewart

Tea Cup Candles:


Fun if you have mismatched cups, if not you can purchase at the thrift store. Find instructions at Martha Stewart

Monogram Mugs:


Find instructions at Design Mom

Cake/ Cupcake Stand:


Find instructions at Once Wed

Monogram Cuff Links:


Find instructions at The Purl Bee

Tie Headband:


Find instructions at Sea lo que sea


Find instructions at Life In Mod

Tie Necklace:

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Find instructions at Laura Valuta

Men’s Skinny Tie


Find instructions at A Beautiful Mess

Printed Candles:


Picture by Suzannamarchphotography.com Find instructions at Sparkle and Hay

Chalkboard Coasters:


Find instructions at Crazy Wonderful

Envelope Clutch:


Find instructions at Swell Mayde

Beaded Bracelet:


Find instructions at Blog A La Cart

Woven Rug:


Find instructions at Craft Passion

Stuffed Fabric Turtles:


Find instructions at Make It & Love It

Cloth Keychains:


Find instructions at Living With Punks

Ruffled Knapsack:


Find Instructions at Not Very Domestic

Coin Purse:


Find instructions at Meijo’s Joy



Find instructions at Skip To My Lou

Superman/ girl Capes:


Find instructions at Serving Pink Lemonade

Personal Clock


Find instructions at Rosy Red Buttons

Braided Headbands:


Find instructions at Skip To My Lou

Time for Tea Soap:


Find instructions at Cucumbersome

Dog Treats:


Find instructions at Come On, Ilene!

Solid Perfume Pocket Watch:


Find instructions at Design Sponge

Of course, the holidays can be stressful on everyone, especially Caregivers, I found an article about Tips to Ease Stress on Caregivers for the Holidays, please read this article by Clicking here.

Written by Valerie Michel Buck

About National Care Planning Council

The National Care Planning Council and its affiliated members are dedicated to helping families recognize the need for long term care planning. We are committed to raising awareness and providing information on common eldercare issues. Integrity, honesty, and a genuine concern for the elderly and their families are at the heart of our services.

Posted on November 18, 2013, in Senior Lifestyle and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thank you for including my tie headband! Cheers.

  2. Beautiful gifts! Please check out my blog: https://caregivercurio.wordpress.com/which includes a gift shop especially for caregivers: http://www.cafepress.com/caregivercurio

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