11 Practical Valentine's Day Gifts for Seniors

January 30, 2024 at 12:00 a.m.

...by Jean Chen Smith

Valentine’s Day is just weeks away… why not forgo the pricey flowers and get your loved one something they’ll actually use and perhaps keep using for years to come? After many years of extravagant presents and expensive dinners to express love, nothing brings my husband and myself more joy than gifting and getting practical objects to show adoration. If you’re in the same boat, then read on…

1. This heated underblanket from Beurer ($69) will keep your sweetheart warm and comfortable during the winter months. The pad is soft and luxurious, with eight temperature settings. Best of all, it’s machine washable and provides maximum safety with automatic shutoff capabilities. 

2. Your loved one will be able to do an at-home treatment with this Microdermabrasion wand ($59), which allows you to exfoliate and maximize the skin’s circulation with the gentle, yet effective, vacuum massage. There are two intensity levels to choose from, so you can adjust accordingly if you have sensitive skin.

3. Everyone will love Riley Home’s cotton cashmere sheet set (starting at $100), which are crafted from 93% premium cotton and 7% luxe cashmere. Free from harsh chemicals and substances, the set includes a fitted sheet and two pillowcases, with an option to add a flat sheet.

4. He’ll be comfortable and stylish in Royal Robbins Westlands Flannel ($115), which offers a trim fit with a hint of stretch for versatility. Made of polyester, the shirt is breathable and wrinkle resistant, making it the perfect wardrobe staple. The women’s Westlands Pullover ($77) offers understated elegance in the form of merino wool and  OysterYarn™. The classic fair isle design pairs well with denim, slacks, and skirts. 

5. Extraordinary Art Experiences in America ($26.94) by Founder and CEO of Art Privée, Linda Fischbach, introduces readers to some of the finest art museums in the U.S. With beautiful pictures and insider details, Ms. Fischbach offers up a world of knowledge and interesting facts. 

6. Moms will love Social Goods I Love Moms  sweatshirt ($95), which benefits the nonprofit Every Mother Counts, founded by supermodel Christy Turlington, in an effort to raise awareness of the maternal health crisis around the world. The cotton blend sweatshirt is thick and comfortable, with the inside back reading, "Every Mother Counts / Most maternal deaths are preventable."

7. ANDI's Small ($138) is a great everyday bag. She’ll love its functional appeal, along with how stylish it is. Water-resistant and machine-washable, it can be carried as a tote or used as a messenger bag. With several interior pockets, along with a cute wristlet, this is a bag she’ll use for years to come. For those who are looking for more space, the ANDI also comes in a larger version.

8. You’ve never had truffles like these. Esther Bain started Bite Me Foods LLC in an effort to provide delicious, yet healthy, treats to her community. Free of artificial sugars and ingredients, Bite Me Foods’ truffles are simple, yet absolutely decadent. Her truffles are all handmade, gluten-free, and contain no added sugar. The sweetness you taste is from the semi sweet and dark chocolate.

9. Athletic Greens are one of the most useful gifts to give. We’re all probably not getting enough greens on a daily basis. That’s why consuming AG1, which includes vitamins, probiotics, and other nutrients, is not only beneficial for our gut health, but it also purports to boost the immune system. 

10. SoulKu’s Herkimer Gold Hoop Earrings ($38) offer feminine elegance with dangling quartz crystals. These gems are over five hundred million years old and are meant to facilitate tranquility. Found in Herkimer, New York, the geometric shape occurs naturally, allowing light to filter through 18 faceted shapes and two points.

11. Pamper your loved one with ekuBOX’s With Love assortment ($45). The unisex bundle includes a heart-shaped Spongelle bodywash-infused buffer, a rich milk chocolate heart with peanut butter in the center, along with a Red Wine face mask.  

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