As the weather begins to turn and holiday decorations starting taking their place, the worry of what to get others—including the caregivers you know—begins. Finding a gift for a caregiver doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming, however. Here are a few ideas that might help you find the perfect caregiving gift.
The Gift of Rest and Relaxation
Sometimes those who provide care just need a day that is about rest and relaxation. Assembling a gift basket with some items focused on relaxation could be a great idea for some caregivers. Think about the things that help you relax—a good book, some magazines or a bag filled with delicious treats could all be great ideas to add to your gift list.
Think about putting together a gift basket. Or, if assembling something isn’t for you, a gift certificate for a massage or a manicure could be a good substitute.
The Gift of Good Food
Getting a hot meal on the table can be a stressor for those who provide care. Making meals for a week or coordinating an online meal calendar that everyone can participate in might be exactly what a caregiver needs during the holiday season.
Not a fan of cooking? Have food delivered from their favorite restaurant or giving them a certificate could be another welcome option.
The Crafty Gift
If you enjoy being creative, consider crafting a gift for the caregivers in your life. One incredibly simple creation requires only Sharpie marker and a plain ceramic mug.
With the permanent marker, write something on an ovenproof mug—an inspirational quote or a fun doodle—whatever you want. Then, follow the instructions below to make the writing permanent. You’ll have a personalized, home-crafted mug for that caregiver in your life. Every time they enjoy a hot beverage, they will be able to look at the mug you created and smile.
The Sharpie brand blog offers some tips and instructions on how you can create your own personalized mug.
The Easy Everything Gift
Not exactly sure what those caregivers in your life need or want? Gift cards and certificates are always a simple, good idea when it comes to gift giving. Grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants provide gift cards for purchasing. Add the certificate to a holiday card and you are ready to give it away.
Gifts from Your Heart
What do you give those in your life that provide care to others? Whether it is item you can purchase or something you created, we’d love to hear about the gifts you give to caregivers. Share it with us and this blogging community—we all need help finding out gifts for the holidays!