Elderly loved ones isolated during coronavirus? Here are some gift ideas


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As everyone hunkers down to obey stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus, people are looking for ways to pass the time and stay connected.

Particularly for older adults, the directives to stay home can leave them feeling isolated and lonely. If you have friends or family in your life who could use a pick-me-up during these trying times, check out these 10 gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on their faces.

Nekteck Foot Massager with Heat

This heated foot massager has six massage heads and 18 rotating massage nodes.

URBNFit Exercise Ball

Just because they can’t hit the gym right now doesn’t mean they can’t stay in shape. This exercise ball comes with a workout guide and pump, too.

Stability Wobble Cushion

This stability disc is another great way to keep up with a fitness routine at home. It improves ab strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief 3-Wick Candle

This spearmint and eucalyptus-scented candle will help set the mood for relaxation.

Zone Perfect Macros Protein Bars

These nutrition bars are available in three fun flavors: Fruity Cereal, Birthday Cake and White Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Smartfood Popcorn Variety Pack

Snack healthy with this Smartfood Popcorn variety pack that includes White Cheddar, Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn and Movie Theater Butter flavors.

Underdog Games Trekking the National Parks: The Family Board Game

This National Parks-themed game is fun for the whole family and will give you a chance to experience nature vicariously while you’re stuck inside.

Roku Streaming Stick+

This is the perfect time to catch up on content on Netflix, Hulu and all your favorite streaming services. This Roku Streaming Stick+ is super-easy to set up.

The Original BUDDHA Board

Find your zen with The Original BUDDHA Board, which allows you to draw, paint and write with a bamboo brush. When the water evaporates, your creation slowly fades away.

Bonsai Starter Kit

Gardening is a great stress reliever, and this bonsai start kit is the perfect vehicle for beginners.

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