15 Last Minute Gifts Seniors Will Love

last minute gifts

Get great gifts ASAP

The holidays are almost here and you don’t have a gift for your older adult yet. Don’t worry, there’s still time!

You don’t have to spend a lot of money or go to fancy stores to get them a thoughtful, nicely wrapped gift.

We found 15 excellent last-minute presents at stores like Walgreens, CVS, Target, and Walmart.


Why go to a drugstore or chain store?

Big chain drugstores or stores like Walmart or Target are great for last minute gifts because they’re open late or 24 hours a day. Plus, they’re one-stop shops for gifts, cards, and wrapping.

Here are 15 thoughtful gift ideas your senior will love. Even though every local store carries different items, you’ll be able to find something very similar to our suggestions.


15 last-minute gift ideas

9 gifts for anyone

  1. $8 Mini massager – for sore arthritis spots
  2. From $8 Throw blanket – a cozy lap blanket keeps knees warm
  3. $9 Stick anywhere light – great for added safety
  4. $9 Basic electric toothbrush – improve dental health
  5. $10 Copper Fit Energy knee high compression socks – improves circulation in legs
  6. $20 Comfy cushion – a nice addition to any seat
  7. $24 Motion-activated stick anywhere LED lights – great for added safety
  8. $40 Advanced electric toothbrush – really improve dental health
  9. $40 XL electric heating pad – soothing warmth eases sore joints and muscles


4 gifts for men

  1. From $14 Vest – to keep warm
  2. From $14 House slippers – non-skid sole, adjustable, breathable, comfortable
  3. $23 Mini electric shaver – get a clean shave anywhere
  4. $50 Philips Norelco shaver – high-quality cordless electric shaver


2 gifts for women

  1. $10 Luxurious lotion – moisturize fragile, dry skin
  2. From $13 House slippers – non-skid sole, adjustable, breathable, comfortable


Wrap it nicely

Another convenience these stores offer is nice holiday cards, gift bags, and tissue paper. For a quick, but beautiful gift presentation, you can’t beat a handwritten holiday card attached to a beautiful gift bag artfully overflowing with colorful tissue.


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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
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  • Reply December 15, 2014

    Mike Good

    This is a great list that can really help guide people to some simple but useful ideas. I might buy a couple of the items for myself. ; )

    • Reply December 15, 2014

      Connie Chow

      Thanks Mike! We’re so glad you found this useful 🙂 Happy holidays!

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