Holiday Gift Guide: Seniors


The holidays are the best time of the year for kids…of all ages, that is. You don’t have to have a wish list comprised of toys, dolls, and games to get into the holiday spirit. Whether you’re a senior yourself or you’re shopping for another adult, you’ll want to add these items to your list.


1. Vintage Gay Rights Button
For the history buff on your list, this historical button will surely make their holidays jolly. From the 1970s, this NGIF comes from California before the rainbow flag was associated with gay rights. Full of history and full of pride.
On Etsy: SecondSymphony

2. LGBT Melted Crayon Art
This gift is perfect for a senior gay couple or your own significant other. Because this piece is reminiscent of wedding gifts, it can rekindle the spark that the two lovebirds felt on their wedding day, no matter how long ago that might have been. The bright colors are sure to add cheer to any space.
On Etsy: FemByDesign

3. Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
In this memoir, Paul Monette reflects on his life growing up in the 1950s, coming to the realization that he was gay, and dealing with the backlash of coming out to his friends and family in their small New England town. Historical and inspirational, this book tells the story many have lived but few have written about.

4. Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
This book is great for anyone particularly interested in gay rights, the history of the Stonewall riot, or perhaps someone who participated in them firsthand. Capturing the voices of those who participated in these New York history, this book allows you to take a walk through history to examine where the gay rights movement was and where it’s going now.

5. LGBT Adult Coloring Book
Coloring isn’t just for the kiddos anymore. Adult coloring books are becoming more and more popular for their therapeutic effects, and this LGBT coloring book will be perfect for any senior in your life looking for some downtime. All you need are some colored pencils or markers, and your colorful therapy session awaits.

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