Our 15 Favorite Gifts for Caregivers
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Give back to the caregiver in your life with a gift s/he can use and appreciate.

Love, time, help, and resources are all great gifts for caregivers, year-round. However, presents that bring a smile to your friend’s or family member’s face, are the perfect gifts for this holiday. These presents say “I’m thinking of you,”– encouragement that the caregiver in your life could really use.

Here are 15 of our favorites!

 A Year of Gratitude | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversBrighten a caregiver’s week for a year with these 52 thank you cards. You can live a life of abundance, independent of any material things, if your heart is always filled with a spirit of gratitude. This elegant box set contains all you need for a head start on such a gracious way of living.
 Links of Love Necklace | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversCelebrate and honor your relationship with the caregiver in your life with this beautiful necklace. The joined pieces are evocative of the infinite connection we possess with the special people in our lives and a reminder that they’re always there for us as we carry on through life’s struggles and successes.
 My Dad: His Story, His Words | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversGive some attention to your dad. This textured hardcover interview journal is a gift for caregiver fathers that will be handed down to future generations. Inside are questions to spark the memories of his life. “Dad, kind of house did you grow up in? What was your old neighborhood like? What was the best lesson your Mom and Dad ever taught you?” Get to know Dad. Laugh with him, hear his stories and memories, and celebrate his life by writing them down in this wonderful little book.
 Treasured Passages: Mother and Daughter Letter Book | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversIt is easy to underestimate the importance of family artifacts, until your opportunity to create them is gone. So create a keepsake that will last forever. Exchange the cards that are included and once answered tuck them back into the little nooks and crannies of the book creating an heirloom for generations to come. It is the perfect way to enrich your relationship. Created by a caregiver, it’s the perfect gift for your caregiving friend or family member.
 Treasured Passages: Connecting Hearts & Histories. A Letter Book for Couples | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversGenuine love is one of life’s greatest treasures. With the Couples Letter Book, you can record and reinforce the emotional connection you and your partner share for years to come and create meaningful, lasting memories for future generations. Tucked away in a pull out drawer are over 40 cards and envelopes with prompts for holidays and special occasions. With every new letter you write, your lives will unfold before you like the pages of this wonderful keepsake.
 Meditations to Change Your Brain | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversThe structure of your brain changes constantly, in a dynamic, unfolding process that you yourself can direct to create the life you want. Drawing on a vast body of research spanning more than 30 years, Meditations to Change Your Brain collects the best meditative and contemplative practices to help anyone increase their capacity for joy, love, and spiritual bliss. Listeners learn specific practices for making positive changes in their body and mind, plus four guided practices to strengthen their meditative abilities, and four guided meditations to heal and nourish their relationships.
 It's Gonna Be Okay Inner Truth Guided Journal | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversScience has proven that optimism is actually good for your heart, and this amusing writer’s journal affirms the notion that it s also good for your brain. With playful prompts and witty quotations, It’s Gonna Be Okay is smart yet comforting like a pair of horn-rimmed rose-colored glasses.
Featuring over 70 quotes of hopeful wit, encourage the caregiver in your life with this “It’s Gonna Be Okay Inner Truth Guided Journal”
 DIY photo pillows | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversA D.I.Y. project that’s both easy to do and priceless! Select some old family photos to create a lasting and decorative memory.
 Half-Full Optimist's Glass | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversIs your glass half full or half empty? If you’re like most people, you’re never quite sure. But this clever 7-ounce glass reminds the caregiver in your life that Half-Full is where s/he’ll always find refreshment.
 "This light is me saying a prayer for you" tea light holder | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for Caregivers“This light is me saying a prayer for you.” A beautiful, sentimental gift to remind your caregiving loved one that s/he is in your thoughts and prayers.
Mark My Words caregiver mug | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversSay thank you with this beautiful thought: “Caregivers are like angels without wings, helping us out with so many things.”
 Bag of Zen | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversIf the caregiver in your life is feeling less than centered or not so balanced let this little bag of zen get his/her mind and spirit back on the inner-peace track. This green nylon organza bags holds five gold-plated pewter tokens to help your loved one become more mindful. Personalize it by adding your own charms, like a piece of sea glass or a smooth pebble.

1,001 Ways to Relax | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for Caregivers

Best-selling author Mike George’s 1,001 Ways to Relax is a chunky, charmingly illustrated volume packed with quick fixes like visualization and aromatherapy, as well as big-picture solutions such as eliminating clutter, overcoming bad habits, and creating more harmonious relationships with family and friends. Circle a few ways to relax that you and your caregiving friend/family member could do together!
 Home plate doormat | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversThere’s no place like home is there?  This sweet and simple doormat brings home plate to you. Every guest and every return is a home run!
Quotable Magnet | Our 15 Favorite Gifts for CaregiversThese words are crucial to remember for almost any caregiver. Give the gift of a peace-of-mind reminder– this quotable magnet will do the trick!

Have suggestions for other gifts? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Holidays!

Written by Alexandra Axel
Alexandra Axel was the first founding staff member at The Caregiver Space. As a New York native, Allie grew up people-watching and story-collecting, eventually pursuing her undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey in sociology and creative writing. At The Caregiver Space, she worked with social media, graphic design, blogging, and program development to brand and grow an online community composed of, and focused on, caregivers. From the seedlings of an idea to the thriving community that it is today, Allie was there from the beginning to support the evolution of The Caregiver Space. Allie enjoys writing poetry and short fiction, devouring books, biking, crafting, urban agriculture and imperfectly cooking. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her pup, Hen.

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