Are you shopping for gifts for a senior loved one? Whether you are a caregiver seeking advice from Caregiver Support Services on items your loved one might need, or you are simply browsing stores to find presents for your grandparents, you might want to shop with wellness in mind.

Giving your senior loved ones gifts that inspire them to work out, eat healthy, and stay fit, can improve their wellbeing in the long run. If you are not sure what to put on your shopping lists, these ideas might help you decide what to buy.

Collagen Supplements

Seniors looking to get fit often benefit from drinking healthy shakes and smoothies. Collagen powder is the perfect ingredient to add. For seniors, consuming collagen helps to combat aging and contributes to good health overall. Collagen shakes can also improve the appearance of skin, boost joint health, and even decrease joint pain. If you are choosing collagen powder, check out the ingredients and online reviews before making your final purchase.

Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers can be great tools for people of all ages who want to track their progress while working out. With so many trackers out on the market today, you may be wondering which one is right for your loved ones. Backcountry recommends looking at features like the GPS function, sleep tracking, and water resistance if they enjoy swimming or aquatic aerobics classes. You could also look for a tracker with safety features, so you have peace of mind while they work out. 

Exercise Machine

Maybe your loved one is not interested in joining a gym or running outdoors. If they’re a homebody, you might want to invest in an exercise machine. Gifting them an exercise machine that allows them to practice their favorite form of fitness at home is a great way to encourage them to work out more often. Exercise machines can be expensive, so look for deals online and at your local sporting goods stores.

Yoga Mat

If you are on a tight budget while shopping for seniors, consider buying a yoga mat. Even if they cannot do intense or high-impact exercise, they can practice gentle yoga to benefit their physical and mental health. Plus, you can do yoga together to relax and enjoy quality time, so purchasing a yoga mat can open new opportunities for bonding. Look for a mat within your price range that is made from a non-slippery material — this is especially important for seniors to avoid the risk of falling.

Meal Delivery Service

Paying for a meal delivery service for your senior loved one can help them save time in the kitchen. Meal delivery services allow seniors to eat healthy every day of the week with minimal effort. And if you’re a caregiver, having a meal delivery service bring food straight to their front door can help take some of the weight off of your shoulders.

Today, there are plenty of meal delivery options out there, so Food and Nutrition recommends narrowing down your selection by considering factors like price, potential allergens, and food preferences.

Many seniors find that they must modify their fitness routines over the years. But this does not mean that seniors have to stop exercising altogether. With the right equipment and tools, your senior loved ones can create wellness routines that work for them.

Are you caring for a senior loved one? Caregiver Support Services has all the helpful resources you need to give your loved one the support they need while caring for you. Call today at 866-201-6896 to learn more.