Holiday gifts for grandparents and elderly parents

+-

Hugs and homemade cards are great, but grandma, grandpa and good ol' mom and dad deserve a little something extra this holiday season.

To see more holiday gift guides, visit newsday.com/giftguides.

Villager Shoulder Bag

The Villager Shoulder Bag by Vera Bradley features
(Credit: verabradley.com)

The Villager Shoulder Bag by Vera Bradley features a roomy interior -- with six pockets -- and long handles, to sit comfortably on your shoulders. Available in 12 patterns. $68. More info: verabradley.com

Nora snoring device

Give the gift of a good night's sleep
(Credit: Smart Nora)

Give the gift of a good night's sleep with the Nora, a sleeping device that works in conjunction with a silent pump and pillow insert to detect snoring before it becomes too loud. $299; more info: smartnora.com

Personalized Cutting Board

Leave it on display, or tuck it away.
(Credit: UncommonGoods)

Leave it on display, or tuck it away. UncommonGoods' Personalized Cutting Board is as practical as it is stylish. $159-$166.75; more info: uncommongoods.com

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE

Grip ’n Grab

There's no job too tall -- or too
(Credit: Ettore Products Company)

There's no job too tall -- or too short -- with Ettore's Grip 'n Grab reaching tool. Available in a variety of sizes, the Grip 'n Grab is useable indoors and out, and due to its slender design, works in spaces that would otherwise strain your arm, legs or back, like behind furniture and appliances, and in crawl spaces. From $17.95; find the best price

SteeL Vacuum Wine Preserver

Whether it's homemade or store-bought, wine should never
(Credit: Courtesy of OXO)

Whether it's homemade or store-bought, wine should never go to waste, and with the SteeL Vacuum Wine Preserver, it won't. Perfect for the wine enthusiast on your list, this tool, which comes with two stoppers, helps keep the wine's flavor while keeping it fresher longer. $14.99; more info: oxo.com

Air Compression + Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat

HoMedics' Air Compression + Shiatsu Foot Massager relieves
(Credit: HoMedics)

HoMedics' Air Compression + Shiatsu Foot Massager relieves tired feet with its deep kneading of soles and arches achieved by a toe-touch control system, which combines with heat. $79.99; more info: homedics.com

Sound machine

Put your mind at ease and block out
(Credit: Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. )

Put your mind at ease and block out any background noise that might be stopping you from getting a good night's rest with this machine from Sound + Sleep, which features 10 built-in natural sounds, ranging from "rainfall" to "meadow," AC power, a speaker and a headphone jack. $99.95; more info: soundofsleep.com

Cortona Slip On

Comfort and style combine with these Dr. Scholl's
(Credit: Photographs courtesy of DrSchollsShoes)

Comfort and style combine with these Dr. Scholl's Cortona Slip On shoes, which feature a gel cushion insole and a durable traction sole while offering extra flexibility; $59.99. More info: drschollsshoes.com

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE

True HEPA Medium Room Air Purifier

The easy-to-use True HEPA Medium Room Air Purifier
(Credit: HoMedics)

The easy-to-use True HEPA Medium Room Air Purifier helps reduce airborne contaminants -- by up to 99.97 percent -- including pollen, dust, smoke, mold spores and more. $129.99; more info: homedics.com

Eye Glasses Holder

Never lose your glasses again with this hand-carved
(Credit: UncommonGoods)

Never lose your glasses again with this hand-carved wooden statuette Eye Glasses Holder. $18.00; more info: uncommongoods.com

Handy Man Gift Set Large

The Handy Man Gift Set (large) comes with
(Credit: kikkerlandstore.com)

The Handy Man Gift Set (large) comes with a hammer, pliers, notebook, pens and foldable ruler; gift set comes in reusable gift box. Available soon at kikkerland.com

Accuvoice AV200 TV Speaker with Hearing Aid Technology

The Accuvoice AV200 TV Speaker with Hearing Aid
(Credit: ZVOX)

The Accuvoice AV200 TV Speaker with Hearing Aid Technology creates surround sound by mimicking a hearing aid. It isolates voice frequencies to make speech stand out from background audio, analyzing a soundtrack with digital processing and allowing for sharp dialogue, even at low volumes. $249.99. More info: zvox.com

Lively Wearable

It doesn't matter what situation you find yourself
(Credit: GreatCall | PAN Communications)

It doesn't matter what situation you find yourself in -- if you're in need of assistance, the Lively Wearable makes it easier than ever to get help with the push of a button. It connects to a smartphone device and immediately alerts 5Star Agents who are ready to help. $49.99 (plus a $14.99 monthly plan and activation). More info: greatcall.com

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE

Preserve memories with LegacyBox

The LegacyBox digitizing company will copy your old
(Credit: LegacyBox)

The LegacyBox digitizing company will copy your old films, photos, tapes and audio recordings to a DVD (and an optional thumb drive) for easy, accessible walks down memory lane whenever you want. $74.95-$999.95. More info: legacybox.com

Membership to AARP

An AARP membership includes such benefits as information
(Credit: AARP)

An AARP membership includes such benefits as information on issues of concern to the senior community (like Medicare and social security), special discounts and a subscription to "AARP the Magazine." One year U.S. membership: $12 (three year U.S. membership: $43, five year U.S. membership: $63). More info: aarp.org

Assist-A-Tray

The Stander Assist-A-Tray is a couch-gripping handle that
(Credit: Stander)

The Stander Assist-A-Tray is a couch-gripping handle that not only makes standing easier, but it also features a swiveling multi-purpose tray, and it's designed to look like it's a furniture piece. Prices vary. More info: stander.com

Christmas Sweets Platter

This holiday-themed ceramic platter can be personalized with
(Credit: Personal Creations)

This holiday-themed ceramic platter can be personalized with any name, up to 20 characters across the top. You can include up to 18 cookies with names (up to nine characters each) in the center of each cookie. $34.99. More info: personalcreations.com

Tub grip

The Moen Home Care glacier tub grip can
(Credit: Moen)

The Moen Home Care glacier tub grip can be installed without the use of tools, complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications and can support up to 350 lbs. Prices vary. More info: www.moen.com

AncestryDNA

It started with family trees and historical records.
(Credit: ancestry.com)

It started with family trees and historical records. Now Ancestry.com can help loved ones uncover their ethnic mix, close or distant relatives and new details about family history, all with a simple saliva sample. Once the website receives the sample, it will be compared with others in the world's largest consumer genomics database to identify the people who share that DNA and the ancestor they likely share. $99. More info: ancestry.com

TV·Ears Digital

TV·Ears headphones allow its wearer the ability to
(Credit: TV·Ears)

TV·Ears headphones allow its wearer the ability to listen to the audio portion of a broadcast as loudly as they like, while the rest of the room hears programming at the set volume. The digital TV-Ears (pictured) is compatible with Dolby Digital, SRS, and PCM systems, and is guaranteed to work with any TV or home set-up. $229.95. More info: tvears.com

Portable shower bench

This portable shower bench from Carex Health Brands
(Credit: Carex Health Brands)

This portable shower bench from Carex Health Brands is contoured for comfortable seating, is a complete piece and adjusts to fit most bathtubs. $50.24. More info: carex.com

Automatic standby generator

An automatic standby generator can potentially be a
(Credit: Generac)

An automatic standby generator can potentially be a valuable asset, providing critical backup power in an emergency. The Generac brand Guardian Series kicks in automatically within seconds of sensing power loss, and can run until normal utility power is restored, powered by a home's existing natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas fuel supply. $2,259-$4,899. More info: generac.com

Tanger gift cards

Tanger gift cards are accepted at any of
(Credit: Tanger Outlets Riverhead)

Tanger gift cards are accepted at any of the stores at any Tanger Outlets location, do not expire, there are no maintenance fees on inactive cards and may be purchased in increments of $10 up to $500; available for purchase on-site at the Shopper Services counter of any Tanger shopping center location or at tangeroutlet.com

Charm necklaces

Nashelle Jewelry features a catalogue of ornaments, bracelets,
(Credit: Nashelle)

Nashelle Jewelry features a catalogue of ornaments, bracelets, rings, earrings, chokers and charms--as well as a selection of personalized items, such as the Identity Three Itty Bitty Coin Rose Gold Necklace (pictured; $120). More info: nashelle.com

Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

The First Alert Low Profile Combination Smoke and
(Credit: First Alert)

The First Alert Low Profile Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm has a voice location feature, a mute button, low battery signal and can be mounted on a ceiling or wall. $59.99. More info: firstalert.com

A gift card to their favorite restaurant

A gift card to a local restaurant can
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

A gift card to a local restaurant can be a welcome gift, whether the recipient already enjoys or has never tried (but should) a particular spot, or possibly as a break from paying for a meal that's ordinarily out-of-budget. Examples of large Long Island hospitality companies include the Bohlsen Restaurant Group (gift cards valid at Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Tellers: An American Chophouse, Verace: True Italian, H2O: Seafood Grill, Monsoon: Asian Kitchen and Lounge and Long Island's Beachtree), and Lessing's (gift cards redeemable at Library Cafe in Farmingdale, Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor (pictured), Finnegan's in Huntington, Post Office Cafe in Babylon, Maxwell's in Islip, Southside in Bay Shore, View in Oakdale, Mirabelle and Mirabelle Tavern in Stony Brook).

iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 has a diagonal 9.7
(Credit: Apple)

The iPad Air 2 has a diagonal 9.7" LED-backlit display, anti-reflective and fingerprint-resistant coating, 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution and built-in 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (good for up to 10 hours). Starting at $399. More info: apple.com

The Empire Passport

The Empire Passport provides year-round access to New
(Credit: Morgue File)

The Empire Passport provides year-round access to New York state parks, including unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of the facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Access is granted to all who arrive in the same car with the Passport. Annual passports are $80; three-year: $205; five-year: $320; lifetime: $750. More info: parks.ny.gov

Customized ceramic pottery

Instead of simply saving favorite photos, recipes, letters
(Credit: Prairie Hills Pottery)

Instead of simply saving favorite photos, recipes, letters and other notes in a box, Prairie Hills Pottery can permanently place those memories onto customized ceramic dishes and plates. $30-$95. More info: prairiehillspottery.com

Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox.

Sign up

By clicking Sign up, you agree to our privacy policy.

Related Media

This trio of make-up sticks is long-lasting, curated Gift ideas for moms, wives and sisters The Gentleman's Box subscription allows men to discover Gifts for husbands, brothers and fathers Find the best holiday gifts of 2015. Best holiday gifts of 2017

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy policy.

OK
Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE