It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go! Shelves are overflowing with the latest and greatest gifts of the season and stores are lit up and fancied up with Christmas lights and copious amounts of holiday decor. Holiday shopping is already in full swing and the Thanksgiving turkey has not even made its debut. If I’m honest, all the commercialization is a little overwhelming for my spirit. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all the feels, sights and sounds of the Christmas season! I just like to take one holiday at a time. But, just because I have yet to purchase my first Christmas gift, does not mean that I am not brainstorming and giving careful thought to what I want to give to the people in my life that mean the most. As a caregiver myself and the daughter of two people that gave care for more than half their lives, supporting caregivers in practical and thoughtful ways is near and dear to my heart. I thought I would put together a list of must have gifts for caregivers that would absolutely bless the caregiver in your life this Christmas!
Gifts for Caregivers with Practicality, Purpose & Meaning
I love that this stainless steel insulated bottle is not only practical but adorable! Pair with your favorite hot or cold beverage and you have a beautiful, very useful (and versatile) gift for yourself or someone on your gift giving list.
Just looking at this blanket gives me all the feels of love, encouragement and comfort. This cuddly blanket comes in various colors and sizes. If you are looking for additional gifts to bring someone you love warmth and comfort during a difficult time, consider gifting them with this awesome care package. Perfect for caregivers and patients alike. Complete comfort in one bundle.
This is a perfect gift for any caregiver in your life. It’s full of inspiration and God’s truth. Beautifully designed and guaranteed to touch the hearts of those you love.
This necklace is an incredibly meaningful gift for that special someone on your gift giving list. This silver starfish necklace makes for a unique gift with a profound meaning.
This powerful book of wisdom was written for the caregiver by a thirty year caregiver. The words on this page will encourage and inspire but more importantly remind the caregiver in your life of God’s faithfulness through every and all seasons.
This is an easy read with a profound message. This is a must have book for every caregiver you love in your life. This book will fill in the gaps when words escape you. It will help you express gratitude, thanksgiving and empathy.
This is a practical gift for the book loving caregiver in your life. Caregivers can benefit greatly from the convenience of this Kindle. Caregivers see the inside of numerous facilities where waiting for long periods of time is commonplace. This thoughtful gift will allow the caregiver to quietly entertain themselves and productively pass the time.
I love this reading light! Perfect for the bedroom or the hospital room. What a thoughtful gift for the special caregiver in your life.
Give the gift of wellness to that very special somebody in your life. As a caregiver, you devote your time and attention to caring for others. To properly care for others at your best, you must first care for yourself. This gift will positively impact mind, body and spirit.
This essential oil diffuser is a lovely and attractive addition to any room in the home. Diffuse your favorite essential oils for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Coloring is no longer just for children. This coloring book will allow your loved one’s creativity to run free while their mind and body relax while coloring these beautifully inspiring pages.
This ceramic mug is adorable! I love that it comes in four different colors with four different scripture verses! Pair this with a delicious hot beverage of your choosing! Makes a perfect gift for the caregiver in your life.
Delicious blend of organic chamomile tea that will promote sleep and help relieve stress.
This powerful devotional, written by Christine Caine, will provide refreshing truth for each day of the year.
Life of a caregiver is riddled with stress, fear and uncertainty. This guided meditation is the ultimate gift that will allow the caregiver to take some much needed time for themselves to rest, relax and recharge. This is a must have gift for the caregiver in your life.
The Echo with Alexa is perfect for the tech savvy caregiver in your life. This simple technology is incredibly versatile and can assist the caregiver in many practical ways. The capabilities are far reaching. The echo can help with scheduling, medication alarms, and even making grocery lists.
This instant pot is the perfect, practical gift for the time pressed, overwhelmed caregiver in your life. Make meal preparation and meal planning a cinch by gifting this to your favorite caregiver. They will be incredibly grateful when they see how much time it will save them in the kitchen!
Gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores, a meal planning service and gas stations are a very practical gift that every caregiver can appreciate. When caring full time for someone you love, time is one thing there is NEVER enough of and money always seems to be an overwhelming concern. Whether its putting gas in the car constantly to travel to and from doctors appointments or having extra mouths to feed on a daily basis…these are all part of a caregiver’s reality. Gift cards are perfect gifts for caregivers for every season and can truly alleviate some financial burden for the caregiver and their family.
Love, Time & Attention
The gifts of your love, time and attention are absolutely free and can sometimes be the most meaningful gifts for caregivers. Caregiving can be lonely and very isolating. During the chaos and busyness of the upcoming season, please take time to remember the caregiver in your life. Plan to spend some quality time visiting with them. If your schedule allows, consider taking them out for coffee, lunch, a movie, or even to see Christmas lights. This time of the year is busy for everyone but caregivers are often forgotten in the shuffle.
Give the gift of yourself this holiday season. Its free to give and priceless to receive!
How Will You Bless the Caregiver in Your Life?
I pray these ideas will get your creative juices flowing! Caregivers give so much of themselves to the people they care for everyday. Caregivers can benefit greatly from the most practical gifts for caregivers to those that really influence and inspire the heart. Give careful thought to the practical, spiritual and emotional needs of the caregivers in your life.
How can you bless them during this Christmas season? I would love to hear what are some of your favorite gifts for caregivers to give during the holidays! Please share in the comments below!