Share the Best Gift You’ve Gifted to a Senior for the Holidays

Tell us what you’ve given to a senior that made an impact on them and left an even bigger impact on you.
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Whether it was extravagant or something as simple as a warm meal, there are few feelings more rewarding than gifting someone something they’ll cherish and remember forever. For seniors who tend to feel isolated during the holiday season, a thoughtful gift can mean the world to them.

We want to know the best gift you’ve given to an older loved one or friend during the holidays. Were they expecting it? What was their reaction? Big or small, tell us your gift-giving story in the comments and why you think it was the best.

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Elizabeth
2 Kind Acts Completed

Knowing Jesus as my Savers!!! PTL

Mary
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I took breakfast and ate with my lady two different times. Made me smile and her too!

Kim
14 Kind Acts Completed

The best gift I’ve given is my love and time . At my moms assisted living facility sometimes these are the two gifts people need the most .

Emily
27 Kind Acts Completed

I made a purple Duck tape rose for Ms. Liston because she loves purple.

Stephanie
4 Kind Acts Completed

I gave my grandma a collage book of her favorite place, a Catholic mission she was not longer able to visit due to her health issues. Some photos included were of her & my son, whom she loved so much. There were also quotes throughout the book about Heaven on Earth (she always would say the mission was Heaven on Earth). She treasured that book & looked at it quite often.

Mary
0 Kind Acts Completed

It has been a while but I gave someone my company flowers and dinner

Cassandra
1 Kind Act Completed

I fed and have mo ey to all the homeless people at the park.

Eppie
1 Kind Act Completed

Purchased dinner and delivered

Terris
2 Kind Acts Completed

Ok

Rowena
1 Kind Act Completed

Spending few minutes of your time talking and sharing stories with them is the best give you can ever give to a senior. Material things doesn’t matter anymore to them, what is important is to make them feel that they are not alone and worthless but loved and cared for.

Jennifer
8 Kind Acts Completed

I gave some winter boots that are easy to put on and take off.

Aline
1 Kind Act Completed

I just helped a senior carry her greceries and walked to her car while holding on to her so she would not fall on ice

Shelly
4 Kind Acts Completed

The greatest gift I have given to a Elder women; was a beautiful hand help mirror and hair brush to match.. She was so touched by that gift. On the card I said when you open this gift you will see one of the prettiest women l know.. She was so touched. Better yet, it put a smile on her face and warmth in her heart..

Jennifer
8 Kind Acts Completed

I had my 85 year old mom over for a ham dinner and gave her a new pair of winter boots that are easy to put on and take off.

Ramandeep kaur
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Hi good morning to everyone according to me give them warm meal , hugs,and should meet them with different people and i want meet them too
Thank you
English little bit😊

Marybeth
2 Kind Acts Completed

I would take Senior to shopping or Dr or just for drive

Shelly
4 Kind Acts Completed

The greatest gift I have given to a Elder women; was a beautiful hand help mirror and hair brush to match.. On the card I said,”when you open this gift you will see one of the prettiest women l know”.. She was so touched. She had the biggest smile on her face and I could feel the warmth in her heart..

Helen
9 Kind Acts Completed

I bought a box of Russell Stover candy to give my friend. I also made her some pumpkin bread .
I gave her a little Christmas tree that lights up and changes colors.
And made her a wreath to hang on her door to help her celebrate Christmas.
She is 93 years old and such a joy to be around.

Cheryl
1 Kind Act Completed

Sitting i room with Mom when she had alzheimers and just letting her talk. She loved to talk about things, and doing chair exercises with her….buying her a hamburger…she loved them.

Frances
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I would say that listening to them talk and go on and on about the news of their day. I feel blessed because by this little act, I can give someone a little happiness.

4 Kind Acts Completed

My favorite gift as a senior is when my caregivers take time to give me something like personal things I need shampoo conditioner body wash. Anything like that is very personal to me for them to do it.also a time for us to talk and has a wonderful day together.of course the most important thing s they give me is their time to listen to me talk about me as a young woman like they are

Pat
11 Kind Acts Completed

I gave a Senior a Christmas-wrapped box containing her favorite food items – in single serving sizes! Also included frozen meats & chicken, again, single serving packaged.

Marybeth
2 Kind Acts Completed

I would take Senior to shopping or Dr or just for drive I went to lady home ad she had no clean clothes she had action she mess here pants so I clean her up and wash her clothes and but new clothes on ad we washed ad she was so happy ad then we went out to lunch with her had good time

Wilford
0 Kind Acts Completed

I told them about Jesus read Romans 10 and 1 corinthians 15

LindaLee
1 Kind Act Completed

One year, I volunteered with the Volunteers of America to put together and deliver holiday baskets.
While the filling the baskets was fun and heart warming – so many volunteers ; it was delivering them that really hit home… many seniors lived in small, very old apartments in equally old buildings .
When you, as a 30 y.o, are exposed to poor seniors, it changes you – you realize tje work you’ve done is really appreciated , and that good feeling? Its having made a difference.
P.s I’m a low income senior and the CO. Gerontological Society delived a basket to me……

LindaLee
1 Kind Act Completed

As I am a senior, no family, friends passed , when Christmas hits, I:
-buy a pointsetta. Red is very uplifting.
– put up a lot of mini LED lights. ( I’m investing in batteries )
– bake non- high altitude cookies. My mom’s recipes demand it !
– grateful I’m celebrating

Heidi
10 Kind Acts Completed

A handmade Nativity from Lake Michigan rocks that collected together on one of our picnic days🙂

Debra
8 Kind Acts Completed

WELL MY GOD PARENTS BIRTHDAYS WERE ON THE 30th OF NOV AND 19th OF DEC ,SO I GOT THEM SOMETHING THEY REALLY LIKED AND WOULD ENJOY . I GOT MY MOM SHRIMP 🍤 AND FOR MY MY. DAD I GOT HIM LAMB. 🐑 CHOPS HE LOVES ❤ THEM SO THEY REALLY GOT TO ENJOY THEIR BIRTHDAY AND THEIR GIFTS I LOVE ❤ THEM SO MUCH FOR THE THINGS THEY DO FOR ME AND HOW THEY ENCOURAGE ME ALSO.

DONNA
2 Kind Acts Completed

MY TIME AND RAN A FEW ERRANDS FIR HER AND 2 MANGOES,HER FAVORITE FRUIT THAT SHE MEBTIONED DURING A CONVERSATION WE HAD.I SURPRISED HER WITH JT.SHE WAS HAPPY.

Sonia
0 Kind Acts Completed

Picture blankets of the family ❤️

Ronda
3 Kind Acts Completed

Trying to help a senior get his rights restored after being institutionalized By someone making false allegations and illegally pursuing guardianship without his permissions

Karla
2 Kind Acts Completed

Making them aware that they can get vaccines

Cassandra
1 Kind Act Completed

I have the homeless seniors food and gave them all some mo eye.

Tammy
6 Kind Acts Completed

When our beloved Grandma Betty was still with use, we purchased a digital photo album and filled it with photos from the entire family. She loved seeing her entire family in one single frame

A few weeks ago, we adopted a senior from a local adult day care. We were told she was the fashionista of the group and that she loved hats and red & brown lipstick, so we purchased a beautiful red velvet hat, along with a stylish warm beanie and matching gloves. I also found a lovely set of red lipsticks and threw in a few bags of sugar free candy.

Debra
1 Kind Act Completed

My time
And lots of love

Marie
2 Kind Acts Completed

I have made weekly visits with good conversation with my 91 year old friend, who is dying of cancer.

Karen
2 Kind Acts Completed

Warm pajamas and slippers. Seniors are always cold.

Suzanne Bryan
2 Kind Acts Completed

An impromptu visit this morning to my former Art teacher from high school, whom I had not seen or communicated with in 30 years. I let her know how much I enjoyed her jewelry/metal art class and what an inspiration she was to me. She remembered that I was a quiet student and she wasn’t sure if she was connecting with me. She taught me the beauty in creative expression through art, a true passion of mine. An unexpected and beautiful gift for each of us this holiday season. ❤️

Roni
1 Kind Act Completed

I am currently doing a Santa for seniors and have bought several gifts for seniors ..and I am making gift baskets for seniors

Evelyn Shaw
1 Kind Act Completed

1.Participated in a drive-by birthday parade for a 97 year old friend.
2.Sent “thinking of you, sympathy, and Christmas cards” to seniors
3.Sent gifts-socks, house shoes, & robe to Aunt in nursing home

Evelyn Shaw
1 Kind Act Completed

1. Sent cards-Christmas & thinking of you
2. Participated in drive-by birthday for 97 year old friend
3. Sent robe, house shoes, & socks sent to Aunt in nursing home

Ann
2 Kind Acts Completed

Yesterday(Dec, 20,2020). I gave twelve eggs to our old neighbor 214-8860No.1 Road. He is getting old , he almost 80 years old (a lump on his stomach last week, he went to Vancouver hospital for surgery.) He is alone (because his wife doesn’t like to care about him)

Ann
2 Kind Acts Completed

Yesterday(Dec, 20,2020). I gave twelve eggs to our old neighbor. He live in 214-8860 No.1 Road. He is getting old , he almost 80 years old (a lump on his stomach last week, he went to Vancouver hospital for surgery.) He is alone (because his wife doesn’t like to care about him)

BURNICE
7 Kind Acts Completed

I shared lunch,pizza&she loves Krispy cream Donuts,and zosh she also loves her Pepsi cola&hot Clam soup.
We always chat&laugh togeather,
Oh what a joyful time 🎄😍🙏.

Cindy
0 Kind Acts Completed

As a Caregiver I bought lunch and dinner for my elderly couple and did there laundry .It makes me happy to see them with a big smile .Bless there hearts

Cindy
0 Kind Acts Completed

I did this kind act and bought lunch and dinner for my elderly couple I care for.

Shirley
5 Kind Acts Completed

I will be happy to do that I am a missionary in my church and I do missionary work on my own helping others that cannot help themselves although I’m not that well myself but I have to do what God asked of me thank you and I appreciate it and I pray the Lord that this is my house for my life because it needs a big turnaround in Jesus name I pray amen I gave you my last that I had I pray that it make it it will work in my life Miss Shirley Henderson bless you amen

Shirley
5 Kind Acts Completed

My biggest passion is to put a smile on a child’s face and put a smile on a senior face that is my big passion I love little people and I love old people whatever I can do to put a smile on their face and and bring their hard to close I will do that in Jesus name that is why I am here to help my little people at all people may God continue to bless you keep you safe and sound I don’t like tears in their eyes and Sorrows I just like to see the eyes glow what happened in amen

Camille
0 Kind Acts Completed

I am a Senior.

Losa
1 Kind Act Completed

I cook for elderly individuals who live in a senior center. Since Covid-19 I haven’t been able to drop off food lately.
Instead I go shopping for someone unable to make it to the store.

Barbara
4 Kind Acts Completed

I took 2 pints of ice cream to a home bound senior. One to share and one for her freezer.
She enjoyed the company as we laughed and reminisced about earlier moments in our lives

Nina
1 Kind Act Completed

I am a senior who’s had no income since January, been hit and run, bad surgery, still trying to recover, going to food banks. Didn’t receive Stimulus cheque earlier this year. Why am I on this text list when I could use some help myself?

Nina
1 Kind Act Completed

Did you see my previous comment

Marcia
15 Kind Acts Completed

The biggest and best gift was the gifts of time and love.

Eliza
1 Kind Act Completed

💚💙💜
I made 8 hand-stamped metal washer bracelets (one for each night of Chanukah), that said “hero = essential =“ (in a circle). Each bracelet was in a small bag, with a card that said “thank you for being essential!” I sent them to my grandpa, for him to give to staff at his residential facility.

Kaitlyn
1 Kind Act Completed

I got my grandmother a custom blanket with pictures of her grandchildren, late husband, and her children. She was so happy.