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Best Gifts for Older Grandparents that Cannot Have Pets

It doesn’t matter the season, reason, or holiday; our grandparents are always the hardest buy for. Especially now that they’ve gotten much older, they don’t want gadgets they won’t understand or anything that will clutter the house. But I just found the best gifts for older grandparents EVER.

This post was sponsored by Hasbro’s Joy For All brand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Older man with a dog stuffed toy by a Christmas tree.

Best Gifts for Older Grandparents

Our grandparents are in their 80’s and as the years pass it’s getting harder and harder for them to get around. Overall, they’re in great shape, but my gram is having a really hard time taking care of her animals. It’s only a matter of time before she won’t be able to have them at all. It’s just too much work and getting dangerous to keep having to go outside to care for them.

My stepdad is in his 70’s and is also an animal lover. He and my gram find such comfort in their animal friends it would be devastating to miss that companionship.

Companion Pets Golden Pup
$126.00
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01/16/2022 12:11 am GMT
Stuffed dog toy with a red bandana.

Companion Pets

Thanks to HASBRO’S JOY FOR ALL™ Companion Pets, anyone at any age can enjoy these animal friends that require virtually no care. They are super soft and surprisingly responsive. With sensors for light, sound, and touch they legitimately feel like a real pet.

Paws of a stuffed animal toy.

The fur is super soft, and when you pet the back of the animal, you even feel a heartbeat! When you rub his cheeks, he turns his head to nuzzle your hand all while making cute puppy sounds and wagging his tail. I gave the puppy to my stepdad, and he was blown away by how realistic and irresistible this little guy is.

Before long he was treating it just like a real pup. The unique two-way interaction can help bring joy, fun, and companionship to you and your aging loved ones ages 5 to 105.

Man holding a toy dog by a holiday tree.
Stuffed cat toy.
Companion Pets Cat
$112.49
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01/16/2022 06:14 pm GMT

Your little animal friend will fall asleep after a few minutes of being left alone. It can also be put on mute to deactivate the sounds but maintain the movement capabilities. It also comes with the required 4 C batteries.

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Karen Glatt

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

This is such a good idea to get a grandparent a pet like this and have a grandparent not be so lonely. I like how life like it looks.

Laura Tveras

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

This is one of those ideas that seems like it should be great, but could go horribly wrong. I actually got to see it in action with an elder, and I now believe it really IS a cool concept. That little dog's sweet face is mesmerizing and hard to resist. He stares at you until you respond! Good article. Thanks for bringing this new item to my attention. I had no idea something like this even existed!

Maryann D.

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

I think Companion Pets is a wonderful and thoughtful idea for a gift. I would want one of these myself.

Sarah L

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Those would be great for anyone who loves pets but for some reason can't have them where they live.

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