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Christmas Gifts for the Elderly

Christmas Gifts for the Elderly

It’s that time of year again. The trees and tinsel are going up, the Mediworld shop window is looking festive and we’re ready to help our customers find a great gift for their loved ones this Christmas.

So, here’s our run down of the top five Mediworld gifts for the elderly or less mobile this Christmas 2021.

And please make sure you shop locally this Christmas to support small businesses like ours.

Recliner Chair

While it might seem like an expensive purchase, the benefits of a rise & recliner chair for an elderly person or someone with mobility issues will certainly outweigh the initial purchase price. If your loved one suffers from arthritis, has aching hips, knees or back and struggles to get in and out of a chair then a rise and recliner chair is a must-have item for their home.

Today, chairs are stylish and come in a range of colours and fabrics, meaning there is a chair to suit every home and budget. Prices range from £350 to £1400

Walking Stick

We all know the benefits of getting outside for a good walk. For those who need a little bit of extra support why not give them something from our range of walking sticks and walking aids?

Brighten up your loved one’s walks with one of these gorgeous patterned walking sticks.

Choose from fruit pattern, this lovely geometric stripe, or this stylish plain, folding aluminium stick.

Or how about a walking frame caddy for those who use a walking frame . The Caddy can be used to transport mugs, books, plates etc around the house, freeing up the users hands for proper support on the frame. 


Let’s face it, we all love a good pair of slippers for Christmas. When it comes to buying slippers for an elderly or less mobile person, you need to look for specially designed styles with a wider fit and easy, velcro fastenings to keep the slippers safely on the feet and help to prevent trips and falls while walking around the house.

We’re stockists of CosyFeet slippers, designed specifically with comfort and safety in mind. How about choosing from these lovely patterned Ladies Sally slippers, these flexible soled Richie slippers or these fuller booties like these, with gorgeously warm fleece-lined insoles.

All of the slippers are available in a variety of sizes and are machine washable too.

Stocking Fillers

Perhaps you’re looking to give a small gift, with practicality in mind. You’ve come to the right place! 

We have lots of great items in stock designed especially to help those who need assistance to dress or wash themselves, or for help with cooking, reading and relaxation.

We love this handy, foldaway magnifying glass for improving visibility when readying, writing, and crafting etc.

How about a super-comfy cervical orthopaedic pillow for the gift of a good night’s sleep.

Or for managing daily medication, how about a handy pill splitter or a pocket pill reminder with a built-in alarm to remind the user to take their medication when out and about. 

We also have handy elastic shoe laces and in-shower sponge washers and shower stools as well as lots of great accessories to make life a bit easier and keep the elderly or less mobile independent for longer.

Gift Voucher

And finally, if you’re not sure what to buy then why not gift your loved one a Mediworld Gift Certificate. Valid for 2 years, you can choose the exact amount you’d like to spend and we can even theme it with a Christmas message for you.

You can shop in-store or online with us here for delivery or local click and collect. Or you can call us on +44 (0) 20 8764 1806 to order.

Merry Christmas and do make sure you Shop Locally this Christmas to support small, independent businesses like ours.

Need more help with Christmas gift ideas? We're always here to help so get in touch today.

For all your Medical and Homecare supplies give us a call at Mediworld.

We have over 40 years experience in medical, surgical, mobility and home health supplies and we're always on hand to chat if you need support or advice - and don't forget to read our other great health blogs!

December 2021