My past two posts offering suggestions on potential Christmas gifts for boomers brought a cry of "We want more!" So, if you still have a boomer (or even a senior) to shop for, here are some suggestions for last-minute gifts. (And for the record, Edelman does not represent any of these companies/products.)
> Check out BeeWellWishes, a site that offers gifts designed to bring comfort to someone you're thinking of. Read the story behind how the company came to be. It's heartwarming and inspirational. The items they offer are beautifully packaged and a great way to surprise someone who is far away, perhaps serving in the military. The site owner has offered a free t-shirt to the first reader of this blog to post a comment saying "I want a Bee-shirt!"
> Dry skin is the curse of many boomer and senior women. And there are a slew of products that claim to solve the problem. Here's one you may want to consider because it's not only uniquely packaged for gift-giving, but it's made of premium shea butter. Neroli Rose has an entire line of skin care products that are hand-made in the Sudan and contain no alcohol. Since it acts as a natural sunscreen, it's the perfect lotion to use in warm, sunny climates. So if mom's is retired in Florida, this the the skin care line for her!
> Are you concerned about a senior - or even a grandchild - possibly suffering an injury when an electrical item suddenly comes back on after a power outage, circuit breaker trip or an accidental unplugging from the wall? Here's a solution: Security Gate . It's a small lock that stays on the appliance all the time, but can be removed if you want to replace the item. These inexpensive locks make great stocking stuffers.
> Everybody knows someone (maybe it's you!) who wants to know more about how to eat better, but they don't want to spend hours studying nutrition or trying to decide what's good for them. I liked this new book, Nutrition At Your Fingertips by Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. She offers tips on food allergies, vitamins,burning calories, portions, and balancing food and fitness.
> Dog lovers will appreciate the new Top Dogs and Their Pets, a coffee table book that features famous people and their pets (mostly dogs). In addition to the outstanding photos, you'll learn the story of the special relationship between the owner and animal. The cover features the granddaddy of all dog lovers, Ceasar Milan. This is a hot item, so it may take a little hunting to find, but it's worth it!
> How about a free gift? Try PropProfs, a site that lets you boost your brainpower through over 4,000 brain games and puzzles. But the fun part comes in here - you can actually create your own games, upload them and share them across the web. What a fun way to challenge your long-distance parents and grandchildren!
What ideas for last-minute gifts would you like to share with readers? Post them here!