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Over 20 brilliant Christmas gifts for the Retiree

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

Elderly people (aka retirees) 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, chocolates and books might seem like mundane gifts, but they can be perfect if you make them personal. Try finding their favorite boutique chocolates, a designer-scented candle or a hardcover classic novel.

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

Looking to buy gifts for someone else? See the rest of our guide to christmas gift ideas.

Our top gift picks for the elderly

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Hand and Body Lotions

A nourishing hand cream is a thoughtful and useful gift for an elder.

'Creme de Corps' Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter
'Creme de Corps' Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter

Nordstrom

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Chocolates

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

Green & Black's Chocolate Library Gift Set - Dark Collection
Green & Black's Chocolate Library Gift Set - Dark Collection

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Candles

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

White Wood Number One Flammable Scented Candle
White Wood Number One Flammable Scented Candle

Nordstrom

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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.

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Use the Force Puzzle
Star Wars 40th Anniversary Use the Force Puzzle

ThinkGeek

Aquarius Star Trek Federation Ships Puzzle (1500 Piece)
Aquarius Star Trek Federation Ships Puzzle (1500 Piece)

Amazon

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Whisky

These whisky themed items make for the perfect classy gift.

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All
The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All

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Cookbooks

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

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Golf Accessories

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

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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.

The Harper Lee Collection: To Kill a Mockingbird + Go Set a Watchman
The Harper Lee Collection: To Kill a Mockingbird + Go Set a Watchman

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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.

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