It’s often nice to let a loved one know you’re thinking of them. For seniors, a phone call or visit can do just that while helping combat the feelings of loneliness and isolation that can take a toll on their health. If you’re not in the position to call or visit as much as you like, the next best way to brighten a senior’s day may be with a subscription box service.
Subscription boxes are monthly curated boxes of goodies sent straight to someone’s home. This can be especially helpful for seniors who aren’t able to get out of the house much. No matter what their interests are, there’s likely to be a subscription box service that caters to them. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or just want to give your favorite senior something exciting to look forward to each month, it might be time to check out some of the best subscription box services.
Below, see some of our top picks for every interest, from a subscription service that sends fresh flowers monthly to a box perfect for the senior who loves to travel.
For the Crafty Senior
Some seniors find painting to be therapeutic. Smart Art Box includes everything your loved one will need to create his or her masterpiece each month, including high-quality supplies and tutorials. There are three plan tiers and you can cancel at any time, subject to the cancellation policy.
For the Senior Who Loves the Farmer’s Market
It’s hard to reproduce the magic of a farmer’s market, but this subscription box gets it right. Misfits Market puts together a box of organic, non-GMO produce straight from farmers. Much like the farmer’s market experience, you never know what produce you’ll get or what they’ll look like — and that’s what makes it exciting! Imperfect Foods takes a similar approach, but offers a non-organic option as well.
For the Coffee Expert
Got a coffee aficionado on your hands? The Atlas Coffee Club will send them a new brew from around the world along with a history of the coffee, flavor notes, a postcard and brewing tips. You can select how much coffee, how often it’s shipped, roast preferences and grind type for a truly personalized experience starting at $9 a month.
For the Senior with a Green Thumb
Gardening is a popular pastime for many seniors. Whether your loved one is a seasoned gardener or just likes to see fresh greenery around, subscription box services like House Plant Box and Bloomsy Box are great gifts.
With House Plant Box, you can choose from options like their $12 Air Plant Box, $12 Succulent Plant Box or $30 Premium House Plant Box. Bloomsy Box sends fresh-from-farm bouquets with seasonal flowers starting at $39.99 a month.
For the Bookworm
Know a senior who’s a total bookworm? Book of the Month Club gives them the opportunity to catch up on the latest reads, and since it’s been around since 1926, there’s a time-tested stamp of approval. They’ll curate a series of books, your loved one chooses their favorite and it shows up at their doorstep. It’s $9.99 for the first month and $14.99 every month after — more affordable than buying a new book a la carte every month.
For the Senior Who Loves to Try New Recipes
Eating the same meals over and over again can be so boring. Spice up their life with a meal prep subscription box like Hello Fresh or Blue Apron. These both send a box of fresh groceries that correspond with a new, exciting recipe. You can customize meals according to dietary preferences, household size and frequency. These boxes can be an especially thoughtful gift for seniors who can’t make it out to get groceries often but still love to cook.
For the World Traveler
Traveling the world gives people the chance to experience new cultures. If this is something your favorite senior loved to do — or still loves to do! — the Try the World box is a clever way for them to get their monthly dose of international culture. This box curates foods and snacks from all over the world starting at just $19. It’s like gifting them an excursion right from the comfort of their home.
For the Pet-Loving Senior
For seniors with a cat or dog, Kit Nip Box and Bark Box can be a way to spread the love to them and their furry friends. Each box is filled with toys and treats for their pets to enjoy — which in turn they’ll enjoy!
Want more senior-friendly gift ideas? Take a look at our 10 Must-Have Gadgets for Seniors blog post, and give us a call at 844-337-6059 to learn more about Brookdale Senior Living.
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