27 Christmas gifts for the elderly in 2018

Here’s what to buy when it’s the thought that counts.

Elderly people have seen many Christmases and received many Christmas gifts. So how do you pick a present that stands out? Well, it really is the thought that counts. Candles, stationery and books might seem like mundane gifts, but they can be perfect if you make them personal. Try finding a designer-scented candle, golf accessory or a hardcover classic novel.

Here are some fantastically thoughtful presents for the retiree or grandparent in your life.


A nourishing moisturiser or cream is a thoughtful and useful gift for an elder. These products will have their skin feeling soft and supple in no time - a luxurious feeling!


Who doesn’t love chocolate, especially around the holidays?

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A beautiful scented candle is a great gift idea for the older, house-proud generation.

Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are a great activity when you have lots of free time. Plus, they are a great family activity for grandparents and grandkids.


A fine bottle of whisky makes for a classy gift.


Cookbooks make great gifts for elderly people who love socialising over food.

Golf Accessories

It’s no secret that retirees love to golf. These gifts are perfect for an avid golfer.

A Cruise

If you really want to splurge, a cruise is the way to go. This is a thoughtful gift that will forge lifelong memories.

Hardback Classics

Why not gift a hardcover copy of a well-loved classic? A beautifully designed hardcover book works as a decor accessory as well as a treasured read.

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Top retailers for elderly people


David Jones

Australia’s premiere department store, David Jones has a wide range of home, apparel and food products available conveniently through its online store.

  • Free delivery on orders over $100
  • Accepts returns
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Australian based retailer, Booktopia offers a huge range of titles and ships around the world.

  • Over four million titles
  • Competitive prices
  • International shipping

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The Book Depository

The Book Depository is a leading specialist bookstore. It has over 12 million titles and ships worldwide.

  • Free shipping
  • Huge range of titles
  • International shipping

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This UK-based retailer stocks the latest in gaming, gadgets and toys, across every genre and every platform.

  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • International shipping
  • Excellent customer service

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Mighty Ape

One of Australia’s favourite online shopping destinations, ASOS stocks everything from apparel and shoes to belts and wallets.

  • Free shipping
  • 28-day returns
  • Ethically sourced items

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Dan Murphy's

When it comes to wine, beer and spirits, look no further than Dan Murphy’s. One of the largest alcohol retailers in Australia, Dan Murphy’s has an enormous range of products to suit every customer. From $10 bottles of sparkling wine to $10,000 bottles of scotch whisky, Dan Murphy’s is the liquor store for everyone.

  • Enormous product range
  • Free shipping on orders over $300
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Rebel Sport

Rebel Sport is Australia’s leading sporting and leisure goods retailer. Rebel Sport’s huge product range means that everyone can find what they’re looking for, whether it be soccer shoes, pool toys or squash rackets.

  • Free shipping on orders over $100
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Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is the Editor of the Shopping section at finder. She has a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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