It’s no surprise that members of the baby boomer generation experience high levels of stress in their everyday lives. With the combination of raising children, working part or full-time, and caring for aging parents, boomers are often left emotionally and physically drained of energy.
This holiday, help out a loved one by getting them a gift that will have lasting benefits and help them remain healthy and strong as they age. The following gift guide offers some practical and creative ideas for gift giving this holiday season.
DIY Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
It’s clear that grapefruit is great for our digestive system, but have you ever thought of using it on your skin? This recipe shows how you can create a pretty and effective facial scrub using parts of the fruit you consider “trash”. The scrub not only smells great, but it has also been proven to help renew damaged skin and reduce the appearance of age spots. What’s not to love?
A Gym Membership
Boomers often forsake their own physical fitness in order to take care of others. A lack of exercise can not only lead to health issues and weight gain, but it can also dampen your mood and overall self-esteem. This year, get your boomer friend or relative a gym membership or sign them up for classes at a yoga studio. They’ll be so grateful for the chance to work on themselves, and the two of you can even attend an exercise class together!
A Health Food Cookbook
Apart from exercise, health is also directly correlated to the foods we put in our bodies. Do you know a boomer who is too busy to come up with dinner ideas for the whole family, and often settles for frozen or premade meals? Get them the Clean Slate cookbook, which emphasizes eating whole, unprocessed foods that help fuel the body. The book is stuffed with recipes from entrees to desserts that make cooking healthy a cinch. One of the main benefits of eating clean is higher energy levels throughout the day; so this gift will actually help improve your loved one’s quality of life!
A Box of Medicinal Teas
Green tea has been all over the news in recent years for the health benefits it can offer drinkers. But have you ever tried Chaga tea or Rooibos tea? These exotic teas can help lower cholesterol levels, ease digestive troubles, and even prevent more serious health issues further down the road. So as the weather gets colder, box up some of these specialty teas and wrap them beautifully for that special boomer in your life.
A Collection of Essential Oils
Essential oils have been proven to help relieve emotional distress and uplift the people who use them. They can be used to create anything from perfumes and beauty products to natural play dough and home cleaners. Use this guide to DIY Essential Oil gifts, and create the perfect personalized gift that can be used again and again.
If you want more ideas for gift giving this holiday season, Seniorly’s Pinterest page is chock full of resources for baby boomers and their loved ones. Check out our “Gift Guides” board and feel free to share our pins with friends!