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Recommended Gifts for Seniors

Dec 6, 2023
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Our Top Vyta Staff Picks

Gifts for seniors or finding the right gift for our aging loved ones is sometimes not easy. Aging is something that happens to all of us, including our parents. We understand that as their children, you want the absolute best for them as they navigate this phase of life. Here at Vyta, our goal is to support seniors in every possible way, ensuring they can continue living in their own homes while enjoying a fulfilling and independent life. That’s why we’ve put together a special gift guide tailored to cater to their needs and preferences. Our team of experts and advisors has carefully curated this selection, keeping in mind the unique joys and challenges that come with aging, because we know how important it is to show your love and care through thoughtful and practical gifts.

Monica Reyes, Lifestyle Advisor, recommends a digital photo album

Monica Reyes, Vyta Lifestyle Advisor

Monica Reyes, a Lifestyle Advisor at Vyta, specializes in assisting seniors and their loved ones in finding the right services for a comfortable home-based aging experience. Her role involves listening to their daily challenges, addressing concerns, and providing straightforward solutions to support aging in place. Monica recommends a digital photo album as an ideal gift for seniors. This thoughtful item preserves cherished memories, allowing easy access to treasured photographs. Monica understands the significance of reminiscence and how it contributes to emotional well-being, making this digital album an excellent choice for a heartfelt present.

Click here to purchase Monica’s digital photo album for $89.99

Morgan Shortt, Lifestyle Advisor, recommends a cozy blanket

Morgan Shortt, Vyta Lifestyle Advisor

Morgan Shortt, another Lifestyle Advisor at Vyta, plays a crucial role in helping seniors find the services necessary to age comfortably at home. Like Monica, Morgan listens to the day-to-day challenges and fears faced by loved ones of seniors and devises solutions to make aging in place possible and simple. Morgan suggests the gift of comfort with a cozy blanket. The warmth and softness provide not just physical comfort but also a sense of coziness and security, perfect for relaxing evenings or chilly days.

Click here to purchase Morgan’s cozy blanket for $119 or a cheaper alternative here for $29.99

Laura Stewart, Director of Operations recommends a Kindle Paperwhite

Laura Stewart, Director of Operations

Laura Stewart, the Director of Operations at Vyta, oversees strategic operations and coordinates with various departments to improve service offerings for seniors and their families continually. Her passion lies in ensuring that seniors have the choice of spending their later years in their preferred environment. Laura recommends the Kindle Paperwhite as an exceptional gift for seniors who love reading. With its adjustable settings and senior-friendly features, such as waterproof and glare-free display, the Kindle Paperwhite provides convenience and enhances the reading experience for seniors.

Click here to purchase Laura’s Kindle Paperwhite for $159.99

Ashton Langdana, Team Lead recommends an Indoor Garden Kit

Ashton Langdana, Vyta Expert Team Lead

Ashton Langdana, Vyta’s Team Lead, is dedicated to overseeing comprehensive client care, ensuring that seniors receive the necessary services for a graceful aging-in-place experience. Ashton provides strategic guidance to the Advisor Team, ensuring that each team member dedicates the requisite time and effort to tailor solutions that align with the unique circumstances of their clients. Ashton recommends an indoor garden kit as a thoughtful gift for seniors who love gardening but may no longer be able to maintain their own outdoor gardens.

Click here to purchase Ashton’s indoor garden kit starting from $79.99

Barbara Schultz, Product Manager recommends Snow and Ice Cleat Boots

Barbara, Vyta Product Manager

Barbara Schultz, a Product Manager at Vyta, brings personal experience into her recommendations. After suffering multiple slip and fall accidents, Barbara understands the importance of preventing falls, particularly during snowy or icy weather conditions. She emphasizes the significance of enhancing safety and stability for seniors. Barbara suggests snow and ice cleat boots, which provide remarkable traction and support, reducing the risk of falls during inclement weather.

Click here to purchase Barb’s beloved boots for $225 or Barbs husband’s boots for $275

More gift ideas!


1. Spotify subscription

A Spotify subscription is a wonderful gift for aging parents, offering them access to a vast library of music, podcasts, and audiobooks that can uplift their mood and bring joy. Its user-friendly interface and personalized playlists cater to their preferences, providing mental stimulation and entertainment. This gift allows them to enjoy music anytime, anywhere, fostering connections to cherished memories and enhancing their overall well-being.

2. Books

Here are a few book recommendations across different genres that may appeal to your aging parents. Available at Indigo and Amazon.

  • Biographies and Memoirs:
    “Becoming” by Michelle Obama
    “Educated” by Tara Westover
    “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls
  • Historical Fiction:
    “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
    “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
    “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  • Classics:
    “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
    “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen“1984” by George Orwell
3. Hat, Scarf, and Gloves Set

Winter wear is a practical gift for seniors, providing essential warmth and protection during cold weather while showing care for their well-being. This functional gift not only ensures their comfort and safety outdoors but also demonstrates your thoughtful consideration for their needs.

Available in a variety of colours here

These carefully curated gift recommendations, tailored by our experienced team members, are aimed at enhancing comfort, safety, and enjoyment for your senior loved ones.

Additionally, you can ease your responsibilities this holiday season with the Gift of Vyta for your aging loved ones. Vyta is an all-in-one solution for all their aging in place needs, including seasonal and property maintenance services, home modifications, care services, and more – all under one roof and with one bill.

Remember, the best gifts are those that bring comfort, joy, and practicality, enriching the lives of those we care for as they age gracefully in their homes.