Gifts for Seniors: Holiday Shopping Locally in Mobile

Did you know that you can find unique gifts and experiences while supporting the Mobile community when you shop locally this holiday season?  When buying gifts for seniors, consider purchasing from local businesses that our in-home care clients have watched open, know the owner of, and even may have shopped at for years.

To make your Christmas shopping easier, Home Care Associates has compiled a list of our favorite local businesses in Mobile that are great destinations for holiday gifts. 

Holiday Markets

If you are searching for various local gifts, consider visiting a local holiday-themed market. Two of our favorites are Fall Market in the Park and The Mobile Flea Market. The best thing about local markets is that they are constantly changing. Each time you visit, you can find a hidden gem. Gifts for seniors at the market may include a custom art piece, a variety of baked goods, local craft work, or a hand-made sweater. If you are still indecisive, bring your loved one along with you so they can enjoy the holiday season shopping experience and make your gift list a little easier! 

Heritage Gift Shops

Although local markets can provide unique cultural gifts, not everyone can make it to the specific time frames they are open. Luckily, Mobile has local shops that support artists and craftspeople in the area year-round. 

For loved ones with a sweet tooth, check out Three Georges Candy Shop, a local Mobile shop that has been open since 1917. The company offers homemade chocolates, cakes, pies, and their famous pralines. Visit their website to explore the recipes they use and order your holiday gift baskets before they are sold out! 


Citrus and Cane is a home fragrance and body care specialty business that has a storefront in Mobile and offers monthly subscription services. The Scent of the Month subscription is $30 a month and sends the recipient a themed care package on the first of every month. The care packages often include wax melts, body wash, lotion, soap, and a candle. Our in-home care clients will love this gift because they receive a new present delivered straight to their door every month! 


Mobile is a historic city that offers an abundance of activities that are accessible to elderly groups of individuals. And as you know, the best gifts for in-home care clients and loved ones bring them joy and create new memories. For nature-loving elderly individuals, the Mobile Botanical Gardens offers the most extensive collection of plant life on the gulf coast. Plan a visit here with your loved one, or consider purchasing them a membership so they can view the gardens every season. The Gardens offer senior discounts on memberships and even have packages that allow each member to be accompanied by a friend (or a Home Care companion) during each visit! Memberships also include discounts that can be used at all plant sales. 

Another unique local experience that your senior may enjoy is a dinner cruise! The Perdido Queen offers dinner, comedy, and live music river cruises that can accommodate small groups and large parties. A nostalgic riverboat dinner allows elderly individuals to enjoy the cruising experience and return to the comfort of their homes the same evening! They offer online gift certificates for cruises that give your loved one a physical gift to open but leave the experience to be the best part! The gift certificates allow you to go ahead and purchase your cruise ticket but pick your scheduled date after you have more time to plan with those who will accompany you. Home Care Associates is excited to help your loved one plan for these experiences and can even have their caregiver tag along!

Giving Joy for the Holidays

Whether you are able to spend the season with your loved ones or plan to connect with them from a distance, Home Care Associates is excited to help your family spread cheer and joy to our in-home care clients. Our team values time spent in your home and appreciates you allowing us to be a part of your smiles this year! Happy Holidays from everyone at Home Care Associates. If you live in or around Mobile, AL, and are looking to hire an in-home caregiver, contact us at (205) 206-9594.

Still stumped on what to get your loved ones this holiday season?