The holidays are a perfect time to show caregivers how much you appreciate their help and support all year round. We’ve gathered together a list of gift ideas for these special people who support our community in achieving their goals of living fully with Parkinson’s disease.
1. Say bye-bye to dust-bunnies. With everything else going on, sometimes cleaning house can fall to the bottom of the priority list. Give your caregiver back some time and energy with a gift card for a house cleaning service.
2. Answer the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” question with a subscription to a meal service. Companies such as Sun Basket and Green Chef provide fresh, ready-to-cook meals that you can customize to your particular tastes and nutrition needs.
3. Got a slow drain? Furniture that needs to be assembled? New shelves to install? A gift card to a service company such as TaskRabbit can help knock those lingering household chores off your caregiver’s to-do list.
4. Massage has been proven to reduce stress and improve well-being. Give your caregiver an hour of bliss with a gift certificate from a massage therapist in your area.
5. Help caregivers put their best foot forward with a deluxe mani/pedi. Because fingers and toes need attention, too.
6. Wrap your caregiver in warmth with a quality shoulder and neck heating pad. This top-rated pad on Amazon Smile is microwaveable and lavender-scented for extra relaxation. (Choose Brian Grant Foundation as your charity on Amazon Smile and they’ll donate a portion of your purchase to support our programs!)
7. Who doesn’t love a little bit of luxury? Give your caregiver some affordable luxe with a pair of cashmere socks. Take it from us, they’re worth it.
8. Sometimes all it takes to unwind is a nice cup of tea. A subscription box from The Republic of Tea or a holiday set from Portland’s Stash Tea will ensure your caregiver is sipping pretty all year long.
9. Who doesn’t love a nice, thick robe? Upgrade your caregiver’s shower game with a fleece robe like this top-rated version on Amazon Smile. It’s like a hug you can wear all morning.
10. Let’s face it, being a caregiver can be hard work. Show how much you appreciate this person with a gift of your attention. Take your caregiver out to dinner or make a special meal at home and spend time listening. Time equals love and love is the greatest gift of all.
A donation to the Brian Grant Foundation in honor of your caregiver will help us give you – and many others – the gift of living well with Parkinson’s all year long.
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