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Kobo Clara HD eReader
$118 from Walmart
Kindle isn't the only game in town when it comes to e-readers. This Kobo has a high-def display with a glare-free surface so you can read outdoors in sunny weather, and its 8 GB of memory can store a whopping 6,000 texts, which ought to keep even the most determined of bookworms satisfied.
Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine
$350 from Amazon
The Bartesian Keurig-like machine for your home bar was one of Oprah’s favorite things last year, and this year it has another reason to be the favorite of many: The pandemic has kept many people away from bars and restaurants.
Philips Somneo Wake-Up Light Therapy Lamp
$180 from Amazon
The ultimate gift for your favorite morning grump, the Philips Somneo helps make waking up easier with a simulated sunrise. There's also a sunset mode for relaxing, plenty of soothing nature sounds, and music options, and several light settings including nightlight and reading modes.
$150 from Best Buy
Jitterbug phones are designed expressly for older people who want their phones to be smart, yet simple to use. Their latest model comes with optional urgent-care monitoring that can help summon assistance in the event of a personal emergency.
TRX Strong System Suspension Trainer
$150 from Best Buy
The great thing about a TRX workout is that you can do push-ups, pull-ups, and other core body-weight exercises while feeling supported and in control. Online training is also available to take your fitness to the next level. Note: A mounting plate (sold separately) is also required.
$50/month from MedMinder
Seniors with medications to manage every day will appreciate MedMinder's reminders of when to open a pill compartment. The device's built-in cell service connects to a monitoring station, so no phone or wireless network is needed. You can also buy refill trays that can be swapped in and out as needed.
Price varies from Amazon
If you can't travel to your dream destination, why not travel there virtually instead? Amazon Explore connects you with travel guides the world over, cooking instructors, even local creatives and business owners for journeys of discovery — all from the comfort of your home.
Cooyoo Touchscreen Gloves
$11 from Amazon
Especially for people who live in colder climates, touchscreen gloves can lend a helping hand, and with these you can get one or two pairs of these highly rated bestsellers. These have thumb and index finger functionality, come in 13 color combos, and, with a wool exterior and fleece lining, provide warmth as well as easy device handling. A perfect stocking stuffer for under $20.
Big Red Rooster 6-Sound White Noise Machine
$20 from Amazon
Nothing promotes self-care more than a sound night's sleep, and this well-rated sound machine can help make that happen. It includes six sounds: rain, brook, thunder, white noise, ocean, and summer night. Can be powered by an included AC adapter or batteries and also features an auto-off timer function.
Fitbit Charge 5
Joy for All Companion Pet Cat
$125 from Best Buy
Who doesn't love petting something soft? Robotic pet companions like this one are designed to help soothe adults with emotional or memory issues when they're feeling anxious or lonely. This furry cat (a dog is also available) is super-soft and responds to touch and sound.
$3/month and up from LastPass
One big challenge for seniors (and the rest of us, honestly) is keeping track of passwords. With LastPass, there's only one master password to remember. LastPass takes care of the rest — password generation as well as automatically logging in. LastPass is available for smartphones and tablets as well as PCs, for protection regardless of the device being used.
Garmin DriveSmart 65
$180 from Amazon
Let's face it: The navigation systems in some vehicles are just too darn hard to figure out. And not everyone wants to fuss with a smartphone while driving. Enter the Garmin, a dedicated GPS navigator that can be controlled with your voice so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
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Mighty Bliss Large Electric Heating Pad
$33 from Amazon
Sometimes muscle aches come along with age, and this soft heating pad will help ease some of that discomfort. Offers three heat setting, a soft micro-plush cover, and an extra large size.
Mighty Bliss Deep Tissue Massager
$70 from Amazon
This cordless handheld massager helps those with pain in their back, shoulders, neck, and more. Comes with six different massage heads and a lifetime warranty. Offers two hours of massage time on a single charge and can be recharged in around 60 minutes.
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
$11 from Amazon
Sometimes the most popular gifts are the ones that are actually useful, and this coffee warmer will keep any work-from-homer fueled throughout the day.
Westinghouse Electric Blanket
$110 from Amazon
An electric blanket makes a great gift for anyone who gets cold easily or likes to snuggle in a warm, toasty bed. This blanket does that and more, with two thermostats so no one has to argue over the temperature setting. Available in five colors and three sizes
Cooluli 20L Mini Fridge
$150 from Amazon
A mini fridge like this one would make a great addition to the bedroom or bath, where it can be used to store everything from late-night beverages to perishable medications and delicate cosmetics.
$20/month from MobileHelp
Seniors can send an alert for help with the press of a button from a base station, wrist button, or neck pendant with MobileHelp. The base station includes a speaker and mic to communicate with company professionals when needed. No landline, network, or cell contract is required. An optional fall detection system is $10 per month.
Eufy RoboVac 11S
$199 from Amazon
This slender robotic vacuum cleans for up to 100 minutes and is equipped with technology that automatically boosts suction in particularly grimy areas. It includes infrared obstacle and drop sensors, too.
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000
$40 from Microsoft
Video chatting is a convenient way to catch up with the grandkids, or far-flung friends. This super cheap webcam has high-definition video quality and is easy to use, with no drivers to install. It works easily with a number of applications, including Skype.