You're the first to admit it - shopping for a senior citizen on your holiday list can be tough. They either have more than they need or they have downsized and have no room at all.
It can be even more difficult for those who are in assisted living or nursing homes, where there is little space and not much privacy.
To make things easier, the U.S. Department on Aging offers these suggestions:
· Think of the person's lifestyle. What does he or she like to do? If the gift recipient is a reader, consider books or books on tape. A music lover? Consider CDs. Or maybe it's a hobby, like knitting or stamp collecting, where supplies would be appreciated.
· Consider their finances. If they are on a fixed income, gift certificates to grocery stores, hair salons or restaurants might be appreciated. You also might consider giving them the gift of cash to help with utility bills.