Gift Ideas for Caregivers

PERSONAL CARETAKERS ARE SOMETIMES FORGOTTEN ABOUT

They have a difficult job and deserve recognition

HERE ARE SOME GIFT IDEAS FOR CARETAKERS IN YOUR WORLD

Personal caretakers are those people who “take care” of others that can’t take care of themselves.  Caretaker burnout is real.  It is difficult to understand the day to day grind of care taking, unless you have been in that role.

It sometimes seems like a thankless job.

If there is a caretaker in your life, think about getting them a gift that meets these criteria:

1).  Therapeutic:  Sometimes a caretaker just needs a therapeutic release.  Something that they can relate to or vent with.

2).  Appreciative: A big thank you is always in order.

3).  Thoughtful: A gift that has specific meaning to a specific person.  If you are thinking about a gift card, give them a note that says “I know you have been saving up to buy ________, I hope this gets you there faster.”

4).  Distracting: Something that will for a moment that will distract them from their reality.  Take them to paradise, at least mentally.

HERE IS MY LIST OF THE BEST GIFTS FOR CARETAKERS

CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?

A MEMOIR

$16.00

A New York Times best selling book about one woman’s humorous and heart warming memoir of taking care of her own parents.  It is a great gift for a caretaker who will be able to relate to the struggles of connecting and relating to those who they are responsible for.

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FERRERO ROCHER HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE

$20.00

Nothing says you are appreciated more than a box of Hazelnut Chocolates

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STARBUCKS GIFT CARD

$25.00

Some people say that the best gift card is from Amazon, because the whole world of products is available to them.  I say, for a caretaker, that the best gift card is one that gets them out of the house and socializing with other people.  A starbucks gift card is perfect for this.

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WEE MINDFULNESS JOURNAL

$12.99

The wee mindfulness journal.  A place for a caretaker to record their thoughts about their life.

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INDOOR GARDEN WITH GOURMET HERB SEED KIT

$200.00

If you can afford to spend a little more money and if your caretaker spends a lot of time inside, you may think about this indoor garden/herb kit.  Bring the outdoors inside.

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WILLOW TREE JUST FOR YOU

$25.00

A simple yet touching gift.  Willow tree wooden carved figurines are just a really thoughtful way to say thank you.

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Any other ideas?