What Baby Boomers Want for the Holidays


Saying that 2020 has been a crazy year would be the understatement of the decade, hands down. However, the holidays are upon us and as we all start making our lists and checking them twice, there are always a few folks on there that can be a little tricky to buy for.

Especially Grandma and Grandpa.

Whether they’re young at heart or are more of the trivia board games, Netflix, and chill types, this gift guide for Baby Boomers has them covered.

A Hot Item at the Top of Many Lists

With many families still spending more time at home than average, the board game industry has seen an unexpected rise in popularity. Old classics like Sorry!, Monopoly, and Scrabble are almost always decent gifts but this year there is a new game that Boomers are going to love!

Boom Again is a trivia game that will give them a blast from their pasts with questions on music, movies, culture, street slang, and oh-so-much more from the decades they love — the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. With game tokens that could have come from their own childhood bedrooms and thousands of questions, Boom Again will provide them with hours of entertainment.

A Couple Things Grandpa Wants

For many of those that grew up in the ‘50s, gadgets are almost always at the top of any wish list. For Grandpa, you might consider a remote control car or helicopter, both of which have some very affordable options, especially if he is more prone to hanging around inside.

However, for those that love the outdoors and enjoy new gadgets, prices have gotten incredibly reasonable for drones that are surprisingly easy to learn how to operate. While they are super fun in and of themselves, many affordable options are also equipped with high definition cameras that’ll give him hours and hours of fun checking out the world with a view from the sky.

For Lady Boomers

For Grandma and other female Baby Boomers on your shopping list, they have a few things at or near the top of their wish list that you may want to consider this year.

Whether you’ll be socially distancing this holiday season or she currently lives with you, you simply cannot go wrong with the gift of… warmth. Weighted blankets are super hot this year and with retailers offering a range of colors, styles, and sizes, you’re sure to find the right one for her.

These therapeutic blankets are available anywhere from 5 to 30 pounds and they’re so popular because the extra weight provides pressure that mimics deep pressure stimulation, a therapeutic technique that uses hands-on pressure to relax the nervous system. With a weighted blanket wrapped around her, she’ll get that same pressure and inherent benefits.

Using a weighted blanket can:

  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Relieve Pain
  • Elevate Mood

You can find them online and at many retail stores.

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