If time is running out and your gift list just seems to grow longer every day, we've got some quick suggestions for thanking a special caregiver. A thoughtful gift can go a long way and we have three simple but meaningful ideas for spreading joy to your home aide this winter holiday season.
While families typically pay a holiday bonus to caretakers who help their loved ones, it is also nice to include an item that will be remembered for years to come.
Check out these easy last-minute ideas:
- Picture Me Anywhere -- Take photos of your loved one with his or her favorite caregivers and send them off to become a personalized photo mug, photo stainless steel water bottle, photo tree ornament, or even photo pot holders and ceramic photo coasters. They'll never forget you with this long-lasting memory.
- A Few of Their Favorite Things — This is something we can’t define for you, but you’ll know it if you think about! Does your caregiver love sweets? Put together a “tower” of chocolates and cakes. Is he a stamp collector? Does she cherish porcelain dolls? Does he have a favorite sports team? Is she a fan of black-and-white movies? Whatever it is, find a way to use your inside knowledge to give a specially tailored gift.
- The Gift of You -- What special talent can you gift to your caregiver? Some ideas: Knit your caregiver a scarf, prepare your caregiver’s taxes, give him guitar lessons, be a handyman for a day at her house, tutor his child, or teach her how to paint. Be creative — you’re sure to have something great to offer!
It's always the thought that counts -- but thoughtful gifts are always well thought of.