Caregivers have dedicated their lives and careers to caring for others, so this holiday season, let’s take some time to care for them in return. No matter what kind of caregiver you or someone you know has in their lives, they deserve something special.
Here are some gifts for caregivers that show your support and appreciation. From taking time for a little self-care to indulging in a nice meal with family, caregivers deserve the world this holiday season.
7 Gifts for Caregivers
These gifts for caregivers show you care and appreciate their support. This year, give the caregiver in your life something they’ll really love.
A Day of Pampering
Because caregivers spend so much time taking care of others, it’s rare that they find time to take care of themselves. This holiday season, give your caregiver a day of pampering. This could include a massage, manicure, or spa day. If they can’t take a day away to pamper themselves, recruit friends and family so they can manage the caregiving for a bit.
There are countless benefits of writing, from increased creativity to improved mood and focus. This year, consider giving a journal to a caregiver that you know. Not only is journaling therapeutic and beneficial, but it will also give the caregiver an opportunity to get away, even for a few minutes, and focus on themselves. Here are some ways that a caregiver can use their new journal for self-care. Encourage them to express gratitude, document their feelings and moods, and practice forgiveness.
A Neck Massager
While a professional massage might be a great gift for caregivers, this is only a one-time gift and it might not be possible for the caregiver to get away for a day. Another gift to consider is a back and neck massager that they can use any time! In fact, they could even use it at their caregiving job when they have a second to relax.
A Smart Assistant
There are a number of great smart assistants on the market that can help simplify countless tasks, from turning the lights on and off to playing music to making video and voice calls. These smart assistants, such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod are some of the best technology for seniors and would make great gifts for caregivers, as well.
A Walk-In Tub
While a walk-in tub would be a significant gift for a caregiver, it benefits both them and the older adult in their care. There are many walk-in tub benefits for caregivers, including safety features, customized installation, and peace of mind knowing that the person in their care is safer in the bathroom.
Like having a day to themselves full of pampering, the caregiver in your life would likely appreciate some delicious home-cooked meals. With so much to do, these selfless individuals often don’t have time to prepare healthy meals for themselves. Solve this problem by making some delicious meals that can be frozen for easy access in the future. If you’re not quite a chef yourself, you could gift them a meal subscription box like Home Chef, Blue Apron, Freshly, or HelloFresh. Here’s a list of some of the top options.
A Sherpa Throw Blanket
At the end of the day, everyone loves to curl up in front of the TV or with a good book, and a super soft sherpa throw blanket makes that indulgence even better. Pair it with some other goodies like the caregiver’s favorite coffee or tea, a new book, or some essential oils for a night-in gift basket.
The holidays are the perfect time to show the caregiver in your life some appreciation. Looking for more gift inspiration? Check out our infographic, The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors!