thoughtful gifts to show appreciation to the caregivers in your life

How do you say thank you to the person who goes above and beyond? Honestly, there’s no way to express thanks for what they do through a gift.

The best way to thank a caregiver is with your time and appreciation.

  • Deliver a meal (or a bunch of frozen meals!)
  • Pick things up for them when you’re running your own errands
  • Shovel their walk or mow their lawn
  • Help them with babysitting or giving a ride
  • See if they need help researching something
  • Offer to help with sorting out medical bills
  • Sign them up for a meal delivery service
  • Get them a gift certificate for groceries, dry cleaning, or a hospital parking pass

Sometimes, though, we want a physical item to hand someone to show that we appreciate what they do. Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas:

A book of affirmations

A coloring book to calm them down and cheer them up

A daily reminder of how awesome they are

A reminder to take 5 minutes for themselves

A chance to deepen a relationship

A reminder of how you feel about them

A blanket to keep them cozy
Flowers to brighten their day

A reminder that you’re always thinking of them

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Written by Allison Powell
I live off of food from Trader Joe's. I spend my life in a cubicle, a la Office Space. I'm kind of obsessed with the internet. Confession: I take care of people but don't identify as a caregiver.

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  1. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful is to be human


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