Gifts for the Aging: Blanket Throws
Throws are probably my favorite gift for the aging senior. I’ve surely bought plenty of them! Mom’s favorite thing is to be wrapped snuggly in a soft blanket. Sitting in the living area in a rocker or on the couch, mom–and most of the other residents, get chilly. Even on a warm day any draft can make them feel cold. Bring out a throw, tuck it around them, and you get a smile of contentment and a thank you.
For Mom, after lunch especially, she will head for her recliner (with assistance of course). Feet up, wrapped up, she drifts off for her afternoon nap.
If the gift is going to someone in a faciility, the more throws the better. If someone’s blanket is on the couch, anyone might use it if they get cold. It might end up in another room temporarily. It will need to laundered often. For that reason more is better! You might even want to buy a few extras to gift to the facility.
You will see here a few of my favorites, but any kind is welcomed and loved. These super soft, slightly heavier examples suit the residents where Mom lives, but even the thinner, lightweight fleece is often enough for warmth.
I love this one because of its size. While most throws are 50″ x 60,” this one is 63″ x 87.” That allows for shoulder to toe coverage, which means extra warmth and comfort. Love the soft, durable thickness too.
There is a huge variety. You can get them in all cotton which is great for breathability. Some have sheepskin (or the look) on one side. Some are super lightweight, some are that delicious superset heavier material.
Don’t forget to be sure they are washable. For that reason, you may want to avoid any with fringe that would tangle in the washer. Most wash beautifully and still look like new after washing.
This one too is oversized, measuring 50″ x 70,” also enough for full coverage. The pattern is this one makes it another top choice for me. The chevron is interesting without being too busy.