This holiday season, there are likely an endless number of people you have to buy gifts for. If there’s a caregiver in your life, however, that person likely tops your list and what better time to show your appreciation for such a special person than the holidays? If you’re buying a caregiver a gift this holiday season, there are endless options to choose from. Need ideas? Consider our picks!
1. Gifts perfect for pampering: Whether it’s a gift certificate to a spa for the special caregiver in your life or a bath set, aromatherapy candles or a cozy throw, if you want to make your caregiver feel extra special this holiday season, you’ll find plenty of options perfect for pampering. Consider what you know about the person to pick the perfect gift. Does he or she go to a particular spa or salon? Perhaps a gift certificate is the perfect option. If you’d rather select something more personal, a bath set or aromatherapy candles are perfect for the person who needs to de-stress this holiday season.
2. Books: If the person you’re buying for loves to read, consider getting him or her an e-reader, gift card to a local bookstore or pick a few popular titles you think the person will love and fill a basket with books, a bookmark or book light and flavored coffees or teas.
3. Events: Do you know his or her favorite restaurant? Does he or she have a favorite sports team? What are his or her hobbies? Consider getting a gift certificate to one of the person’s favorite restaurants, movie tickets for a relaxing afternoon or tickets to a sporting event. If the caregiver you know deserves a little “me time,” gift certificates or tickets for a day out are a great option.
4. Baskets: Giving a basket full of goodies is a great way to show your appreciation for the caregiver in your life. Make the basket have a theme to make it more fun. Ideas include kitchen gadgets, comfort food – like gourmet hot chocolate, coffee, tea, delicious cookies and cute mugs and even a spa basket filled with bath goodies. No matter what the person’s interests, there are many themes to choose from. Gift baskets are fun and unique gift for any caregiver.
5. Education: Give the caregiver in your life the gift of education! Books on brain injury and caregiving also make great gifts, especially for caregivers who are medical professionals or family members as well.
For more information about the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, support services and brain injury prevention and educational programs, go to www.biama.org.