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Creative Christmas gift ideas for seniors

Christmas is just around the corner, and it can be difficult to think of creative present ideas for the older people in your life, especially if they already have everything they need and insist you don’t get them anything!

The below suggestions range from unique to practical, and are most likely things your older loved ones wouldn’t have thought of but will absolutely love!


Photo albums are a special way to store your memories, the only problem being we rarely reach for them or properly appreciate them. Digital photo frames are the perfect way for your loved one to constantly display and enjoy their favourite memories. They are easy to install and allow you to change the photos as often as you’d like, meaning you can update them as you make new memories.

You can purchase these at Office Works or another option is Harvey Norman.


If your loved one loves to cook and spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this is the perfect gift for them. You could gift them a personalised cutting board or apron with either their name, a special message, or a meaningful recipe on it. This can also work for other items like a watering can or garden tools if they prefer to spend their time in the garden!

You can purchase these here or alternatively here.


Nutri bullets are amazing, affordable kitchen appliances that have the ability to transform your cooking! They are compact, work easily and quickly, and can be used to make smoothies, soups, juices, dressings, sauces, cocktails, and more. They make the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook, but also someone who doesn’t as they simplify the cooking process for so many recipes!

You can purchase it here and browse their hundreds of recipes here.


This may not be the world’s most exciting present, but the person who receives it will definitely be very grateful! These slippers are perfect for someone who suffers from foot or heel pain and tension due to arthritis, neuropathy, and other ailments. They help to provide relief for sore, achy feet by massaging the foot while walking. They also promote better blood flow to enhance overall health.

You can purchase them here:


Subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving, well after Christmas Day! Whether they’re a tea lover, a cheese fanatic, or an avid reader, there really is something out there for everyone. Subscription boxes mean your loved one has something exciting to look forward to every month.

Another more practical present idea is a subscription to a food delivery service like Hello Fresh or Marley Spoon, especially if they don’t like to spend much time in the kitchen!

Browse the link below to find the perfect subscription box for your loved one:

To find out more about Oak Tree Retirement Villages, call 1300 367 155.

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