Useful (Cheap) Gifts that Forgetful Seniors will Love

If you’re looking for an affordable gift for your forgetful senior, or if you are a senior suffering from some memory issues yourself, there are plenty of interesting ideas of very useful items that could be definitely helpful for someone who keeps forgetting things.

With this in mind, we’ve created a list of the most interesting (and creative!) items available on the market right now. And if you have a cool idea of different items to add, please, don’t hesitate to let us know by commenting at the end of this post! We will make sure to look for it and complete this list!

Useful (Cheap) Gifts for Forgetful Seniors

1. Sofa side pocket organizer to keep everything seniors need in the living room in one place.

Remote controls have a way of disappearing right when you need them the most. An organizer on the arm of their favorite chair or sofa will help your forgetful friend keep everything – in check and at arm’s reach.

This adjustable armset organizer can fit any size of armrests on couches and chairs. And it comes in different colors for you to choose from. You can put newspaper,magazines,books and iPad into the two largest pockets, eye-glasses,mobile phones,TV remote controls and other potable devices into the four smaller pockets, keep them handy when you need them.

Check this Amazon Choice item on Amazon for $20.

2. Remote security lock for all those “where the hell is the remote” moments of panic.

Another way of never losing the remote again is by having a security lock for it.

This comes in a pack of five locks to secure any kind of remote control you have around the house.

Check this item on Amazon for around $50.

3. Bluetooth finder for seniors’ most common lost items: keys!

Keys are repeatedly at the top of every ‘lost item’ list made, along with wallets, phones and glasses.

A smart key finder might be just what your forgetful friend needs to start their day stress-free. Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker is the all-purpose finder for a wide variety of items like keys and bags. The easy-to-use finder and free app work with most phones. You can use the Tile app to ring your Tile Mate when it’s within 200 ft. And when outside of Bluetooth range, use the Tile app to view your Tile’s most recent location or enlist the safe and anonymous help of the Tile Network.

Check this best seller item on Amazon for around $25.

4. Nose stands for seniors who spend forever looking for their eyeglasses.

This Nirvana-Class Home stand is perfect for your sunglasses or spectacles! It’s a great way to keep your spectacles safe, without resorting to poor quality cases. And aside of being functional, it’s also a decorative showpiece to compliment your bookshelves and desks.

Check this item on Amazon for less than $10.

5. Charging station that keeps seniors’ most losable gadgets in check.

With the Bamboo Charging Station Organizer for Multiple Devices, you will never lose your smartwatch, cell phone or tablet ever again. This bamboo-based charging station can accommodate eight devices, and its powerful storage capacity gives you the opportunity to organize your precious equipment.

Check this Amazon Choice item on Amazon for $30.

6. Wallet/phone case combo to keep seniors’ wallet and phone together.

This one’s a little dangerous since it keeps your wallet and your phone all in one place (what if they end up losing it?)

But the appeal of keeping your credit cards, ID, driver’s license, cash, and your phone all in one place all the time might be worth a little extra attention. It’s easier to keep an eye on one thing than two or three!

The Kickstand leather wallet/phone case combo with card holders and note holder provide you to put debit card, credit card, ID card, receipts or some change while on the go. It features an unique RFID Blocking Technique: Radio Frequency Identification technology, through radio signals to identify specific targets and to read and copy electronic data. Most Credit Cards, Debit Cards, ID Cards are set-in the RFID chip, the RFID reader can easily read the cards information within 10 feet(about 3m) without touching them. This case is designed to protect your cards information from stealing with blocking material of RFID shielding technology.

Kickstand function is also convenient for movie-watching or video-chatting. And it offers easy access to all ports and controls.

Check this item on Amazon for less than $10.

7. Phone cable keychain so seniors can charge their phones on the go.

How many times can you go through the day with only one phone charge? 

A phone cable that can fit in your pocket is a good gift even if you’re not a forgetful person, and if you are one, it’s almost priceless.

This keychain version is the best because your keys usually go where you go, so there’s almost no chance your forgetful friend won’t take it with them.

Check this item on Amazon.

8. Emergency cash keychain for seniors who never remember that they’re going to a cash-only place.

CashStash provides you with an emergency stash of cash on your key ring. It features a clever capsule that has a special cash clip inside designed to fit an one bill. And it’s waterproof, so it keeps contents nice and dry.

Check this item on Amazon for less than $10.

9. Doormat checklist

Nothing like a huge checklist at your feet every time you leave your house or come home. They make a good gift for literally everyone (who doesn’t have a door?) and won’t break the bank for you.

Easy to clean and high quality durable natural rubber bottom/composite superfine fiber surface with no hole to keep the toughness and the quality of a material, make this item an excellent choice.

Check this item on Amazon for less than $20.

10. Door knob organizer that is much more functional than a “do not disturb” sign.

Never forget your keys or phone again! You’re sure not to forget anything with this bright red door knob organizer that actually says “DO NOT FORGET!” on it.

The Doorknob Organizer fits on to your door handle and enables you to store all manner of things, so you never forget them or spend precious minutes searching for them when you’re on your way out of the house.

The Doorknob organizer stores keys, glasses, phones, iPods and much more. You can even store letters and newspapers into the strap on the reverse. 3 open pockets and clip on the front.

Check this item on Amazon for less than $10.

11. Grocery list notepad for seniors who neglect to buy eggs, milk, and pretty much every other important thing.

Premium paper organized by store section, making it easy to jot items down as well as find them. Besides, it’s a customizable list where each section has checkboxes and lines so you can fill in exactly what you need.

Check this item on Amazon for less than $10.

12. Timed outlet that will ease seniors’ worries about burning the house down.

An outlet timer is a simple piece of technology that will help you not burn down their house accidentally.

These are available in many different models, ranging from the simple analog ones that even your parents will know how to operate to complex ones that will also provide real-time readings about how much energy an appliance is using.

The BN-LINK BND-60/U47 Indoor Mini 24-Hour Mechanical Outlet Timer is super simple to use.Pins UP means timer is OFF. Pins DOWN means timer is ON. Please note that your timer’s pins will come pressed DOWN new of the box. Pull the pins UP to begin setting your timer. With this item, you turn on and off lamps, small appliances, Christmas trees, and other electrical devices with a handy timer. Each package includes 2 mini timers that can be used in 2 locations.

Check this best seller item on Amazon for $12.

13. bottle that tracks how much water seniors have drunk throughout the day.

I am ALWAYS forgetting of drinking enough water. To the point that at one point I even used to have reminders all over the house “drink more water!”. So if you are anything like me a bottle that tracks how much water you have drunk will surely be helpful.

With unique inspirational quote and time markers on it,this water bottle is great for measuring your daily intake of water,reminding you stay hydrated and drink enough water throughout the day.A must have for any fitness goals including weight loss,appetite control and overall health.

Check this Amazon Choice item on Amazon for less than $20. But if you want to have more options of different bottles and technology for reminding you of drinking enough water, read our post “Great Gadgets to Prevent Elderly Dehydration”.

14. Self-Watering pot that basically take care of seniors’ plants for them.

Forgetfulness usually equals plants that need to be watered. Luckily, there are a few easy solutions out there that will make sure your plants stay hydrated and healthy. 

Mkono (3 Pack) is a self watering planter that ensures the plants take enough water they need for days, and you don’t have to water frequently. Up to 10 days or more of watering per fill. This clever wick pots can help you to care your plants when you go outside a couple days or on business.

The decoractive plant pot is made of quality PP plastic material, light weight but very durable for indoor or outdoor use. Perfect for displaying African violets, herbs, golden devil’s ivy, ocean spider plants, etc. No plant includes in this item!

Check this Amazon Choice item on Amazon for $15.

15. Memory game that helps improve seniors’ memory and ability to recall information.

The Educational Insights BrainBolt Brain Teaser Memory Game is the mind-melting light-up memory game from the game experts at Educational Insights. With this game, you can challenge your brain by remembering the light sequence and following along for as long as you can without breaking the pattern. Sound easy? Not so fast! Take the challenge and see why Brainbolt is an addicting puzzle game to play until you win.

Check this Amazon Choice item on Amazon for less than $20. But if you want to have more options of memory games, read our post “(Cheap) Brain Games for Seniors that Really Worth It!”.

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