Buying presents for your parents or older loved ones can be tricky, but it’s guaranteed to make them happy. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about a great gift to make them feel loved and included this holiday season.

There’s a highly beneficial mood boost that comes with receiving a fantastic present. With many elderly loved ones residing in comfortable aged care homes, it’s more important than ever to think of them this Christmas in a way that doesn’t just include helping with aged care costs.

Read on to discover the ultimate guide to gift-giving for the older generation – there’s something for everyone!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas is a special time for family, whether that’s blood relatives or your chosen community. Making the festive season special for those living with an aged care provider only spreads the love and makes this time better, regardless if you’re buying for an energetic and independent oldie or a creature of comfort,

Buying the right gift for an older loved one can be difficult, simply because at this time in their lives they typically own everything they need and want! Don’t let this deter you, as everyone appreciates a thoughtful and considerate present.

Let’s make our elderly loved ones feel special

It’s important to give love and attention to older friends and family members, especially those residing in aged care homes. While moving to residential care can introduce your loved ones to a helpful and loving community, many people feel removed from their established friends and family around the holidays.

Start by narrowing down the interests, hobbies, and personal tastes of the loved one in question. Once you clarify the gift ‘type’ you wish to search for, you can begin to unearth a plethora of gift ideas your friend or family member will love. Categories might include:

  • Pampering or beauty
  • Technology
  • Fun and entertainment
  • Memories and keepsakes
  • Relaxation and self-care
  • Health and well-being
  • Food and beverages
  • Clothing and accessories
  • New experiences

Gift ideas for loved ones

The following gift guide outlines some fantastic present ideas in different categories to suit a wide range of tastes and needs:



  • Tickets to a musical or play
  • A special sit-down afternoon tea
  • A massage or facial treatment
  • Take a drive and have a picnic
  • An art class


  • A hamper of their favourite treats
  • New cushions or a throw
  • Dressing gown or slippers
  • Hang up fairy lights


A loving Christmas at Coolibah Care

Life at Coolibah Care’s aged care homes revolves around comfortable living. The helpful and experienced team understands this looks different for everyone, offering a flexible range of living situations, additional care services, and fun social opportunities (especially at Christmas!) to suit a wide range of preferences and requirements.

Contact Coolibah Care today to discuss accommodation availability, or for help delivering a special gift for your loved one this festive season that goes beyond paying for aged care costs.