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We’re a small family-owned business in Minnesota that creates innovative products that bring independence and confidence to people’s lives.

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Donate To: “Gifts For Seniors”

Your donation will make a real difference in the lives of isolated seniors.

  • $37,000.00 Raised
    of $75,000.00

Check is written out to: Gifts For Seniors c/o Lil Nipper

Mail to: Gifts for Seniors  2300 Kennedy Street NE,  Suite 40 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Gifts for Seniors is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. If you send donation via check, please include name and email for your Donor Acknowledgement (receipt).

Give the gift of connection & independent self-care

Donations go towards:

  • An in-person social visit to isolated seniors
  • The visitor will bring companionship, joy, and a gift of a Lil Nipper Automatic Nail Clipper for Adults
  • A “how to” demonstration and conversation educating the senior about the Lil Nipper’s features and the benefits of their new gift
  • Assisting Gifts for Seniors to be able to serve more & more seniors every year

Join us, in helping to make a social connection with seniors at risk of loneliness and depression. And in doing so, share the gift of independent nail grooming. Connection and Independence, a true gift!!

It’s that simple when you believe in a world where each day means a new opportunity to manufacture joy–collecting smiles with every clip.

Help us make an impact in the lives of isolated seniors living in Minnesota.

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.” —Mother Teresa

About Gifts For Seniors

You can touch a senior’s heart!

With the critical support of donors, Gifts for Seniors coordinates social visits for more than 7,000 older adults throughout the year. Your gift alleviates loneliness by letting them know they are loved, valued, and they are not forgotten…and bringing them joy a neat, unique gift! Please join us in bringing smiles and human connection to our senior friends here in Minnesota!

The connection:

Tom McMullen, Creator of ClipDifferent/Lil Nipper, is a senior himself at 79 years strong. He was born and raised in Minnesota and has lived here his entire life. He and his late wife and three children lived in Bloomington and Eden Prairie. Tom’s current wife, Pat, is very involved doing one-to-one visits with seniors who have physical and mental health issues. Tom met Carolyn, Gifts for Seniors Director, four years ago and was inspired by her dedication to helping seniors. Carolyn was inspired to join Gifts for Seniors after being a caregiver for her grandmother, Glenda.

Health Risks of Loneliness

There is strong evidence that many adults aged 50 and older are socially isolated or lonely in ways that put their health at risk. Recent studies found that:

  • Social isolation significantly increased a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.
  • Social isolation was associated with about a 50% percent increased risk of dementia.
  • Poor social relationships (characterized by social isolation or loneliness) was associated with a 29% increased risk of heart disease and a 32% increased risk of stroke.
  • Loneliness was associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide.
  • Loneliness among heart failure patients was associated with a nearly 4 times increased risk of death, 68% increased risk of hospitalization, and 57% increased risk of emergency department visits.



Social Mission

Gifts for Seniors strives to alleviate the loss of connection to community and the devastating spiral into loneliness that negatively impacts one’s health and wellbeing.  Although we are often providing much needed resources for older adults on fixed incomes, the true gift is the life-affirming personal contact.  Social visits are also crucial for identifying unfortunate instances of abuse, self-neglect, and exploitation.

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Customer Reviews

Verified Lil Nipper OwnerVerified Lil Nipper Owner

Shipped on time, very easy to use. My husband's arthritis is no longer a problem when cutting his nails.

6 days ago
Jon Newman
Verified Lil Nipper OwnerVerified Lil Nipper Owner

This is simply the best thing I have done for myself in a long while. I have a pretty significant tremor in both arms and hands and the use of regular clipper, while almost impossible, I always felt I was about to cut off the end of my finger. This simple little tool has save me that risk and I now have nice evenly cut nails that I am proud of. Now if they would only make one for toe nails.

2 weeks ago
Jon Newman
Verified Lil Nipper OwnerVerified Lil Nipper Owner

I love this little device. I am elderly and have a tremor bad enough that using regular clippers I risk cutting on my finger tip. This lilNIPPER does the job and does it fast and painless. Now I have perfectly trimmed finger nails. Only wish they would invent one for toe nails also.

3 weeks ago
Verified Lil Nipper OwnerVerified Lil Nipper Owner

It is an amazing device. For the first time in my life I can be independent in cutting my nails. This device is life changing! The price is a little high… Once I saved up enough I got it. It was worth it! I can only use one hand, the clip different pro is the perfect tool for me. I can’t wait to use it again!

4 weeks ago
Matt McCormick
Verified Lil Nipper OwnerVerified Lil Nipper Owner

From a person with hand deficits, the Little Nipper was a game changer!

I lived 55 years as a fiercely independent person running businesses, doing things myself and making things happen. It all changed in a blink of an eye.

Slowly, painstaking slowly, with the help of my amazing wife and children, incredible friends, and a tireless team of medical professionals, I'm gaining back my independence. Clip Different, and the Little Nipper, has provided another layer of independence that has boosted my attitude and self-esteem.

I'm so glad I found this product. Even more grateful I've had the opportunity to meet the creator of this product and understand the story behind his creation. It is a reminder that...We Never Walk Alone!

2 months ago
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Allison A.

Hands down a product that every household needs!!! Lil Nipper is the safest and easiest way to trim our kid’s nails. We use them on our baby all the way up to our 9 year old. The child size has provided independence to our 5 year old, who thinks it is a fun, self-sufficient activity! We feel safe letting her use it on her own with our supervision! This product is SOLID GOLD!!! I have recommended this whole product line to all of my family and friends!

2 months ago

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