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10 great gifts for seniors

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If you're choosing gifts for the over-50 sets, you know it can be difficult to shop for those who often have all of the things they need.

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Whether you are looking for a Christmas giving tree gift for a senior or a gift for your parent or grandparent, you will find many gift ideas at

Look for items that are useful and that people don't always buy for themselves. Here are 10 inexpensive gift ideas for seniors that will help make your search easier.

Stamps can be used on letters, cards and bills. In addition to stamps with the American flag, there are lots of different varieties including new stamps featuring Harry Potter characters or the Medal of Honor.

Note cards come with many different themes. You can often find note cards in the dollar bins at various retail stores. Add a cute set of pens for the perfect gift.

Slippers or fuzzy socks will help keep feet toasty warm. Be sure to look for slippers or socks with non-skid patterns on the bottoms of them to keep safe from falls.

A robe can be worn over clothing to keep warm. Choose a favorite color or theme. Some robes are like blankets with sleeves. Robes can be found with sports team themes for your favorite fan.

Coffee, tea or cocoa make great stocking stuffers. Boxed sets also make good gifts. Choose an old favorite or try something new.

Restaurant or gas station gift cards are the perfect gift for a senior who has everything. Choose a favorite restaurant or splurge on an upscale spot. Gas gift cards are great gifts for any driver on your shopping list.

Puzzles and puzzle books keep the mind sharp and engaged. Puzzle books are portable and great for bringing to the doctor's office or other places with long wait times. Pair a puzzle with a roll-up puzzle mat for take-along fun.

A photo album filled with family photos is a great gift for a parent or grandparent. Go one step further by putting the photos into a scrapbook and writing about favorite memories.

Hobby items are great gifts that say you care. Whether the senior on your list is a golfer, train enthusiast, gardener, seamstress or vintage car buff, a hobby gift item reflects their unique personality.

Food basket gifts are perfect for any age. Choose local food items, add a bottle of wine and you're done. You can also find ready-made food baskets in many retail stores.

Instead of giving another shirt, tie, pair of pajamas or nightgown, choose a gift that will be useful. When you reflect the personality of the recipient, you put the merry in Christmas.



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