12 Gifts for elderly moms that they’ll actually use and enjoy

What do you give someone who has everything? We’ve drawn up a hand-picked list of fun and thoughtful gifts for the elderly women and grandparents in your life.

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1. DNA genetic and ancestry test kit

23andMe Ancestry + Traits

Discover what your DNA has to say about your well-being and how it can influence certain lifestyle choices.

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Want to find out about your family history? This DNA kit can be done from home and mailed straight to the lab, no contact necessary. You can discover other DNA relatives from around the world, share reports with family and friends, and learn more about your family history. This gift is especially great for older parents, as it can open up conversations and give them an opportunity to share memories and stories.

2. Bright light therapy floor lamp

Flamingo 10k Lux Light Therapy Floor Lamp

Offers 10,000 lux of diffuse light at up to 12 inches. Stands 4 feet tall fully assembled with a rotating head.

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An attractive and unique floor lamp that doubles as a light therapy device. This lamp is an ideal gift for an elderly woman that may not be able to get outside as much as she used to, or for those that experience seasonal affective disorder. This efficient lamp lights up the whole room and can be used at a desk, as a reading lamp, as a workout lamp, or to illuminate her crocheting (we bought one for our great-grandmother for this purpose). Reviewers rave about the positive benefits of this lamp’s light therapy, and we personally saw great success with our great-grandmother.

3. A classic red lipstick

Real Red Lipstick: True Red by ILIA

A richly pigmented vegan lipstick to be long-wearing, truly hydrating and provide full coverage in just one swipe. 

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Every woman needs a perfect red lip in her makeup bag, no matter what age. This Real Red lipstick is a timeless shade that flatters any skin tone. What’s great about this clean beauty brand is that its products are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan. This lipstick is made with apricot seed oil and mango seed butter, a luxurious and richly pigmented gift for your elderly mother that will surely inspire a smile.

4. Kitchen Aid Electric Kettle

KitchenAid 1.25-Liter Electric Kettle

Stainless steel design with a removable lid for easy filling, aluminum handle, rotating base and removable lime scale filter in pouring spout.

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We love this electric kettle. We have one. We even bought one for our mom. We think you should buy one for your mom, too (and yourself). Its simple design and pleasant color brighten up the kitchen, and it’s enjoyable to use. Any tea lover will agree, this is a thoughtful gift that she’ll get a lot of use out of.

5. Songbird eyeglasses holder

Does she keep misplacing her glasses? Help her remember to put them in their place with this adorable songbird glasses holder.

6. Lemon tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Your Improved Meyer Lemon tree will arrive 1-2 feet tall, it is not full grown or matured yet. You'll get fruit in 5 years.

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Brighten their spirit with this lovely Meyer Lemon Tree. This tree can be potted indoors or outdoors, making it easy to adapt to most spaces. She can whip up homegrown lemonade, a gin and tonic with a twist, or other yummy citrus treats. This tree has sweet-smelling, fragrant blooms each spring, a perfect gift for mother’s day or for elderly parents who have everything.

7. A box of chocolates

See's Candies Milk Chocolates (1 lb.)

Each of these candies is generously coated with their classic, irresistible pure milk chocolate goodness.

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Sometimes, keeping it to the gold standard is best. Receiving a box of See’s Candy is a special treat anytime, for anyone. We recommend the molasses chips and milk butterchews… And the apricot bonbons, of course. Delight your elderly grandparents with this crowd-pleasing gift.

8. Cozy heated blanked in cloud blue

Biddeford Blankets Comfort Knit Heated Blanket

Therapeutic warmth with 10 personal heat settings and 5-year warranty.

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This best-selling cozy electric blanket is great for warming up on chilly nights. It comes with 10 adjustable settings and is machine washable. This is a perfect gift for elderly moms that have trouble with the cold.

9. A shower cap with dignity

Ideal for showers or baths, this super-soft microfiber shower cap will keep her hair set and out of the humidity. Add a little flair to her routine with this piece, a great gift for anyone, including elderly women.

10. Soothing wake-up light alarm clock with sleeping sounds

Philips Sleep and Wake-Up Light

Clinically proven: this wake-up light is recommended by physicians and pharmacists for establishing a healthy sleep, more energetic wake-up and improve your mood in the morning.

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Sleep issues are common amongst elderly people, and this soothing alarm clock can help them get some quality sleep. This wake-up light alarm clock simulates sunrise and sunset and comes with relaxing sleep sounds. It’s clinically proven that wake-up lights help facilitate healthy sleep routines, and this clock allows you to personalize your routine however you’d like. Waking up with natural light increases energy and improves your mood, making it a great gift idea for your elderly parents.

11. Zip-up fleece robe for colder months

A warm and plush robe that will keep her warm on cold days. It comes in a variety of jewel tones, pick her favorite and she’ll feel like the queen of the house.

12. Lightweight robe for warmer months

National Plissé Robe

Zipper closure, woven cotton and polyester, ¾ sleeves and side-seam pockets.

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A soft and pretty lightweight robe for the breezy warmer months. Perfect gift for elderly women that want a layer of warmth before they start their day.

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