Seniors tend to appreciate gifts that are both thoughtful and practical. Seniors also tend to have needs that younger people do not. Considering these special needs will help steer you toward purchasing gifts for seniors that meet their needs and are useful. Elderly people do not tend to do much shopping, so while a new pair of slippers does not seem exciting to you, they can be an amazing gift for a senior who needs a pair or whose old slippers are not as comfortable anymore. Some of the seniors you know may not be familiar with new styles and fabrics, so new items can be both thoughtful and practical.