Gifts for People Living in Retirements Homes (during COVID-19)


Ingooood- Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces for Adult- Fantasy Series- Age of Discovery_IG-0398 Entertainment Wooden Puzzles Toys

Puzzles! The classic family table activity. Our family always put together puzzles at the beach during the summer. It's been a while since I shopped for puzzles, but there are all kinds, and they range in price, but the one linked here seemed like the right mix of difficulty, time, and cool finishing project.

Adult Coloring Books

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72 Pack Easy Flowers Designs in Large Print : Coloring Book For Adults (The Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Pages)

I really did not know how popular something like this would be. When my wife brought this up, I didn't really know how it would go over or if it would be a valued gift. When this gift got there, my aunt sent me a picture. The picture was of my uncle diving into the coloring book as soon as it arrived. This was the perfect gift.

Colored Pencils

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72 Pack

You need colored pencils or crayons for your coloring book! This was another good compliment to these gifts. The link has options for all kinds of sizes and packs, depending on your budget. There is nothing better than some awesome colored pencils.


Tootsie Roll Original Chocolatey Twist Midgees, Resealable Stand-up Bag, 700-Count, Peanut Free, Gluten Free

My aunt is fond of Tootsie Rolls, so we tried to get those to her. If you know your family member's favorite candy, a bag can be a great gift idea. This was true for us when we were putting together a pack of gifts compared to one or two more significant gifts.


The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America

Need inspiration?Something off the bestsellers list would make a lovely gift. To know it is on the bestseller list also gives an additional connection to things outside of the retirement home living.

Games: Qwirkle

Mindware Qwirkle Board Game

The traditional games such as chess, checkers, and backgammon came to mind as something my aunt and uncle could play. Many different kinds of those can be found through Amazon. Here's a link to a three in one set.

Bird Feeder

Window Bird Feeder, Anti-shock Anti-pressure Very Strong, Rounded Corners Very Safe, Integral Moulding of PC Materials. Removable Tray with Drain Holes, 5 Suction Cups, Great Gift, Birdhouse Kits

Get your loved one a bird feeder that will allow them to see the neighborhood birds up close. Made of transparent acrylic, you can really get a good look at the birds that come by to nibble on a bite to eat. This feeder makes bird watching easy and fun. The best bit is you don't have to leave your home at all to enjoy bird watching. Bring the birds to you.

Folding Laptop Desk

Folding Lap Desk, laptop desk, Breakfast Table, Bed Table, Serving Tray - The lapdesk Contains Extra Storage space and dividers, & folds very easy,great for kids, adults, boys, girls

A folding laptop desk can be used for multiple purposes. Your elderly loved one can use it as a laptop stand, breakfast table, extra bed tray, bookstand, and so much more. Plus, to make things even better, there is a storage spot underneath the desktop. This is a perfect place to put those colored pens and pencils we talked about earlier.


BRIO Ergonomic Foot Rest Under Desk Adjustable Height - Comfy Yet Firm Foot Rest Cushion - Desk Foot Rest to Relieve Back, Hip, Knee, Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatic Pain, Foot Stool for Under Desk at Work

Getting your loved one in a retirement home footrest is a great idea. Footrests are high for reading, relaxing, and napping in your favorite chair. Footrests are known to be comfortable and practical. They have many uses. Give the gift of relaxation.

Organic Luxury Tea

Shangri-La Tea Company Organic Luxury Teabag Collection, 81 Hot Tea Bags, 9 Different Flavors, Custom Gift Box

If your loved one enjoys tea, chances are that getting them a luxury tea gift box will make them very happy. This box comes with 81 of the finest teas. It is the ultimate tea collection. We are going through rough times right now, and there's nothing like a good cup of tea to soothe your worries.

Notebook/To-Do list

Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook - Calendar, To-Do Lists, and Note Template Pages with 1 Pilot Frixion Pen & 1 Microfiber Cloth Included - Infinity Black Cover, Letter Size (8.5" x 11")

Sometimes it is hard to remember to do things. Especially for those living in a retirement home. I know my aunt loves to make lists so, I thought this notebook might be an excellent gift for her. That is why it is on this list. Sometimes, it's nice to have a place to jot all your thoughts, notes, messages, and to-do lists.

One Minute Gratitude Journal

Good Days Start With Gratitude: A 52 Week Guide To Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude: Gratitude Journal

The One Minute Gratitude Journal cultivates a healthy attitude of gratitude in just one minute a day. Right now, times are more than rough, and those living in retirement homes need gifts that will remind them they are loved. Having a sense of gratitude is proven to have excellent spiritual, mental, and physical benefits. Turn ordinary moments and things into blessings.


Living with the COVID-19 pandemic right now is not easy. That is why we hope this list of gifts for those in retirement homes helps you during this time. If you have a loved one in a retirement home, even if you cannot visit, you can let them know how much they mean to you with a gift that sparks some joy.

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