10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Caregivers
Posted on December 07, 2015
in Family Caregivers
Does your holiday shopping list include someone who caring
for an older adult at home? Or do you have your own caregiver you want to
appreciate this holiday season? Let her know you are thankful for all she does
with a considerate gift.
work hard to keep those around them safe and happy. They sacrifice luxuries
and work long hours. Caregivers are often underpaid for the work they do. If
they are family
caregivers they are not paid at all. Caregivers are selfless and put others’
needs before their own. This holiday season treat a caregiver you know to
Many caregivers can all agree there are three things they
need most: time, money and stress relief. If giving cash isn’t your style, try these
A Spa Day
A spa day can be the perfect gift for someone who is in need
of pampering. A gift certificate for a manicure, pedicure or a soul-soothing
massage is just what the doctor ordered. Make sure the spa is in a convenient
location and include the tip. You don’t
want your caregiver to worry about anything during her experience.
Or maybe the caregiver you want to spoil would prefer a spa
gift basket for a relaxing day in at home. A basket including bath bombs,
lotions, scented candles, and anything else that will help your caregiver get
some needed stress relief. Just make sure to give her some time off for an
opportunity to use it!
A Nice Dinner
Caregivers are always on the go. Cooking
meals and picking to-go food up for those they are caring for. Your
caregiver probably hasn’t been out to a nice restaurant in a while with her demanding
schedule. A gift certificate for dinner for two with bottle of wine can be the
perfect gift for a caregiver who needs a nice night out.
A Night Out
Have you heard your caregiver talking about any special
events? A pair of tickets to a movie, play, or concert can be a nice way to mix
it up and de-stress. For a caregiver who is always running around, a night out
of fun will be refreshing.
A Clean Home
As a caregiver, time for one’s own household
maintenance can often go overlooked. Caregivers spend so much time caring
for everyone but themselves. A one-time intensive clean by a local cleaning
company can help the caregiver you want to treat get back on track. After all,
who wants to spend their day off cleaning?
A Once-A-Month Treat
Reduce stress and brighten your caregiver’s day month after
month! An “of-the-month club” subscription offers a surprise that your
caregiver can look forward to repeatedly. These clubs offer monthly gifts of flowers,
fruit, baked goods, chocolate, cheese, beer, wine, or just about anything else
you can think of. Your caregiver will love this thoughtful gift that keeps on
A Gourmet Gift Basket
Who doesn’t love a basket of delicious food? Treat your
caregiver to something special that she can indulge in. A gift basket of
gourmet food that your caregiver wouldn’t normally buy herself can be an
exciting treat for some pampering.
Aromatherapy candles are the perfect way to relax after a
long day at work. Treat the caregiver in your life to some candles that help
create a pleasant atmosphere. Aromatic smells can help destress and rejuvenate
A Kindle™ or tablet with a book app or e-reader is a great
gift for a caregiver who is always on the go. Load the tablet with some books
or movies that she has been talking about if you want to make this gift extra
special. This is perfect if the caregiver in your life spends time waiting
while caring when they go to the doctor, dentist, or anywhere else she has to wait.
Winter is coming and your caregiver will be out in the cold
traveling to work. Treat her to something cozy this holiday season. A scarf,
sweater, or gloves are gifts that are personal as well as functional. If you have noticed her favorite color, now
is the perfect time to use that knowledge! When your caregiver is getting from
point A to B she will stay warm and cozy.
A Letter of
A letter of appreciation can be the most thoughtful gift
there is. This personal gift can tell the caregiver in your life how much you
appreciate her amazing skills. How her care and compassion brings a smile to
you or your loved one’s face. Add this along with any of the above gifts
mentioned to make the gift extra special.
A Medical Alert
alert system is a great investment that you and your caregiver will love. When
your caregiver is running an errand or enjoying one of your thoughtful gifts,
she will feel at ease knowing you are safe. Your caregiver will love enjoying
her time off with peace of mind.
No matter what gift you chose the caregiver you want to
treat will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Here at Alert1, we would like to acknowledge the
role that all types of caregivers play in people’s lives. Caregivers work hard
all year round to make those around them happy. Every caregiver deserves a
special thank you this holiday season.
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