Best Holidays Gifts for Baby Boomers
Best Holiday Gifts for Baby Boomers
Babyboomers.com Staff

The holidays are upon us yet again! While it can be the most joyous time of the year, it can also be stressful trying to find that perfect, unique gift. We've got you covered. Below you'll find our picks for unique, practical and fun gifts that we know baby boomers will love and appreciate.

For the Game Lovers

Boom Again is a pop-culture trivia game created especially for Baby Boomers.  In teams, players relive memories from “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and “I Love Lucy” mixed with school yard games, protests in the street, miniskirts and more.  Over 2200 questions cover everything from The Twist to Disco, Hula Hoops to The Pill, Doris Day to Janis Joplin, Bob Hope to Steve Martin.  It’s a nostalgic road trip through the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s with non-intimidating questions focused on advertising slogans, TV shows, rock and roll, movies, commercial jingles.

For the Music Buffs

Most baby boomers can appreciate the rich, warm sound of a vinyl record. It takes us back to our younger days. Retro looks combined with the convenience of modern technology makes the Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player with Built-in Speakers an affordable record player ideal for beginners & vintage enthusiasts. The portable design allows you to take your tunes anywhere and makes it a breeze to listen to your favorite music from decades ago.

For the Hobbyists

Most retirees look forward to picking up a hobby once they have more free time. Choose a gift based on what your family member or friend likes to do in spare time.

Puzzles are a go-to activity when free time opens up. And puzzles are great for keeping our brains healthy and sharp as we age. The White Mountain Baby Boomers Jigsaw Puzzle is a colorful collage of images that represent our generation. It includes references to Star Trek, Fritos, The Sound of Music, and the Vietnam War.

A popular activity among boomers and retirees is gardening. Pick up a gardening kneeler pad for the gardener in your life. They'll appreciate the comfort and support a kneeling pad offers and it can protect their clothing from becoming wet and dirty. We like this one because it's extra thick and larger than most kneeling pads out there. It's also water resistant and comes in a variety of colors.

For the Grandparents

For new grandparents, the How to Babysit a Grandma and a Grandpa boxed set is sure to please. Featuring the New York Times bestselling titles How to Babysit a Grandma and How to Babysit a Grandpa, this cheerful two-book set is the perfect gift from a grandkid to grandparent. Add grandchildren handprints or footprints in the book for a special touch!

Perhaps nothing makes grandparents happier than seeing the precious faces of their grandkids. The Skylight Digital Picture Frame allows family and friends to email photos to the frame, where they instantly load for viewing pleasure. For baby boomers who are not on social media, this product can be a life-changing new way to connect with family.

If you're looking for something fancy, Dalvey's customizable pocket watch is the one to get! It's a classic and time-honoured gift that you can engrave a heartfelt message or a particular date to make it more personal for your grandparents.

For the Coffee and Tea Lovers

This product may seem indulgent, but for those that enjoy their beverages hot, the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug is the perfect gift. The world's first temperate control mug keeps drinks hot at the exact preferred temperature for up to 1.5 hours, eliminating the need to take multiple trips to the microwave. The mug is controlled via smartphone and safe to hand wash.

For the Book Enthusiasts

For those that love to read, a book can be both a thoughtful and practical gift. Where to start though, right? We have a couple suggestions to consider.

How My Brain Works: A Guide to Understanding It Better and Keeping It Healthy is Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin's first book and it's already received 2 International Book Awards and 3 National Book Awards. Dr. Koltuska-Haskin offers a wealth of advice and tips on how to build and maintain optimum brain health, something that becomes more vital as we age.

If you're looking for a fun and nostalgic read, check out Barry Silverstein's Boomer Brands: Iconic Brands that Shaped Our Childhood or Boomer Brand Winners and Losers. Meant to be read by boomers and shared with boomers, both books offer a stroll down memory lane. Boomers will gain rare insight into how these iconic brands shaped their childhood and have had a lasting impact on their life.

The second half of life allows you to explore new beginnings and is an opportunity to see things in a new way. But taking the next step after the busy years of working, raising a family, or caregiving can lead to a somewhat uncertain state. This book is here to help with just that. Pack Lightly: Making Sense of the Second Half of Your Life, written by by Dr. Lisa Cowley and Victor Westgate, is a practical roadmap for anyone searching for purpose in the second half of life.

For the Body

It's no secret that as we age, our bodies can take longer to recover from physical strain. Aches and pains and sore muscles seem to happen more easily and more often. The Flyby F1Pro Massage Gun's 6 unique massage heads target key muscle groups to address therapeutic needs. By increasing blood circulation and eliminating lactic acid buildup, this massager can increase mobility and help relieve soreness for any part of the body.

Our hands can also get weaker as we get older and arthritis becomes more prevalent. This can make opening jars a struggle and downright uncomfortable. An electric jar opener solves this problem and can ensure your favorite boomer never has to quit on a jar of salsa that just won't open!

Stocking Stuffers

Featured on Shark Tank and QVC, the Click & Carry allows for equal weight distribution of bags (plastic, paper or canvas) and other heavy objects with comfortable gel padding to cushion your shoulders and hands. The Click & Carry is lightweight and small, and can be easily thrown in your purse, backpack, or the trunk of your car. It's made of smooth, colored plastic in your choice of blue, purple, green, pink or black. Say goodbye to awkward bag holding, sore fingers and arm muscles. Get one for yourself and throw into your favorite boomer's stocking.

For those looking to strengthen their brain power, Workman's Games & Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young Page-A-Day is the perfect stocking stuffer. As we know, learning new things and constantly challenging ourselves is vital for making the most of our brains. This desk calendar delivers a year of entertaining mental workouts that take just a few minutes each day—and that literally help regrow your brain cells. Each of these lively puzzles is designed to target vital cognitive functions through word games, logic conundrums, spatial challenges, trivia questions, and more. Apply your mind, have fun, and build up your gray matter—at any age.

The Luxury Buy

For those with a larger gift budget, consider a gift that will help clear clutter and eliminate sore muscles. Versa Lift™ is a powerful electric lift that takes your home organization and storage to the next level. You can send garage clutter to your attic and out of sight with push-button ease! Occasional use items like ice chests and luggage don't have to take up valuable floor space. You can send them away when not in use and get them back in seconds when you need them. Versa Lift™ is far more convenient than a mini-storage and eliminates monthly payments that continue to add up. You get convenient push-button access to hidden storage space that you already own... storage that is always within easy reach, anytime, day or night!

 





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