Gift Ideas for Caregivers

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It’s the holiday season, and almost time for a brand new year- and one of the most challenging aspects can often be what to give the important people on our list. The lack of easy movement and restrictions on in-store shopping compounds the difficulty this year to some degree. Here are a half dozen gift ideas for a caregiver — often one of the most vital people in a person’s life.

A Spa or Massage Visit: Caregivers spend so much of their time concerned with others’ well being, this gift would be a nice chance to let them be indulged and pampered a bit.

A Piece of Art: There are many places that create artists’ beautiful and unique works — whether it be jewelry, a painting, a photo, a piece of clothing, or a written verse. Better yet, if you have the time, talent, and inclination, a piece of art that you make for a caregiver may be the most cherished gift of all.

A Meal for Caregiver and Family: This can also fall in the Do It Yourself category — if you are good in the kitchen, it should be emphasized — or something from their favorite restaurant (even the best dine in restaurants have been adopting take out policies.) A great meal is something that many caregivers would appreciate. If they have a family, catering options are often available too.

Enrollment in an Online Class: One of the most popular activities people are engaging in these days is an online class. There are offerings on nearly any topic you can imagine, and most are reasonably priced. Let your caregiver pursue a passion with a master craftsperson, cook, artist, or other subject matter expert. This is a gift that can be life altering.

Add to Collection They Have:  Perhaps you know that your caregiver has a collection of some sort, porcelain or hand carved figures, literature, or sports memorabilia. Adding an item to this collection might be a beautiful way to tell your caregiver how much you care about them and their interests.

An Overnight or Weekend Getaway: This is a present from which so many caregivers could totally benefit. A bed and breakfast, an Air BnB, or an upscale hotel all provide your caregiver with the opportunity to relax and recharge — maybe just what they need!  

We hope one or two of these tips may have given you an idea of what you can do for your caregiver, people who often give so much of themselves through their service. Metro Trans is always ready to transport you — and your caregiver if necessary — to any appointments, errands, or daily living tasks you need to take care of. Happy Holidays from all of us. It is an honor and privilege to continue to serve you.