The best types of Christmas gifts for caregivers are traditionally something that takes them away from the stress of their career, like a spa day or a nice meal out. Since we’re still in pandemic mode for Christmas in 2022, we’re focusing on caregiver gifts that will give caregivers some respite and relaxation, while keeping them safe.
Whether your caregiver is someone you hired, or a relative or a friend, you can thank them for all the work and sacrifices they go through to be a caregiver for yourself or a senior loved one. They will love one or more of the wonderful gift ideas we have listed below.
25 Best Holiday Gifts For Caregivers
We’ve assembled a list of 25 of the best holiday gifts for your caregiver.
These gifts were specifically chosen for this year, 2022, and are suitable for celebrating the holidays while we are all still fighting Covid-19 and the long lasting effects of it.
The Gift Of Time Away
Every caregiver needs a break and I would recommend regular breaks (i.e. every Tuesday and Friday from 2pm to 5pm). This can certainly help them to recoup their physical and mental strength to continue the very difficult task of caregiving.
Running Errands And Home Projects
TaskRabbit is a unique company that has an army of independent contractors who can provide a variety of services such as running errands, help with moving, assembling furniture, cleaning and much more. For older adults and their caregivers, this type of company could be a great and invaluable resource.
Ready Made or Ready To Cook Meals Delivery
There are many companies that provide ready made meals or kits with all the ingredients that you need to prepare a meal. In addition to Freshly, others include Silver Cuisine and Purple Carrot, just to name two of them.
Inspirational Insulated Tumbler
This beautiful 12 oz capacity insulated tumbler comes in five different colors and is a daily reminder of how wonderful caregivers are. The saying is, “Sometimes You Forget That You’re Awesome So This Is Your Reminder.” This gift also includes a key chain engraved with the same sentiment.
The tumbler is made of unbreakable stainless steel. It is BPA-free and can keep drinks warm or cold. (Hand wash only, not for microwave use.)
Along the same lines as the insulated tumbler, a Blankiegram “blankie” will give your favorite caregiver the warm fuzzies all year long. It comes in three colors and has various sayings on it, such as “You Are…Awesome”, “Adored”, “Spectacular”, and many more.
Made of super-soft and cozy fleece, each Blankie is machine washable.
To make you feel even better about giving this gift, Blankiegram gives back by donating blankets to those in need.
Morse Code Bracelet
This eco-friendly bracelet says what’s in your heart – but in Morse code! The bracelet looks like a slim beaded accessory, but it has a secret, coded message hidden among the beads. Each time your caregiver looks at it, they will be reminded of how much they mean to you.
Suitable for men or women, the bracelet is made of durable materials and is hypoallergenic and waterproof. It easily adjusts from 5″ to 8″.
Choose from two caregiver-related sayings:
Comfort Shoe Insoles
Caregivers are on their feet most of the day. Why not treat them to a soothing pair of insoles to make them more comfortable?
These triple density insoles provide arch support, cushioning and shock absorption. They are available in both men’s and women’s sizes.
Journaling is one tool that caregivers can use to help themselves to deal with the stress and frustrations that come with caregiving a senior loved one. This wonderful paperback journal has 100 pages that can be filled with thoughts and reflections on this time in their lives. I would recommend to buy 4 of them so that they will have a journal to write in for the entire year.
Another wonderful Christmas gift for caregivers that need a little de-stressing is a Yoga Kit! Couple it with a Yoga DVD or recommend any of the very many Yoga videos on Youtube that they can use and follow. When you can’t get out of the house – Yoga is a wonderful way to not only get physically fit but to spend some time on yourself!
Spa At Home
If you can’t go to a Spa because of Covid-19, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make your own Spa day at home. GourmetGiftsBaskets.com has some wonderful Spa Gift Baskets that can help to turn any quiet bath time into a relaxing spa moment.
These BodyRestore shower steamers come in the calming scent of eucalyptus that will help your caregiver relax and unwind after a long day of caring for others.
Infused with essential oils, this gift comes with 15 shower melts. Your caregiver places one on the floor of the shower, then steps into the wonderfully scented steam to relax and wash away the troubles of the day.
Vegan, paraben free, and long-lasting!
A Little Take Out
It’s always nice now and then to get out for a little meal and anyplace these days that can provide a drive through is perfect! A wonderful Christmas gift idea are gift cards for their favorite (or a few of their favorite) places to go grab a bite to eat. Click here to see all the great fast food gift cards that you can order online.
Delicious Tea Sampler
What better way to relax than with a warm cup of tea? These delicious teas are fresh from the tea plant. They are harvested, and then vacuum sealed and packed within 24 to 72 hours so the tea is a flavorful as possible.
This gift tea set comes with 40 individually wrapped tea bags in 8 different flavors and blends including darjeeling, earl grey, turmeric spiced, green tea, oolong and chamomile.
A Little Treat
Everyone deserves a little treat every now and then and what could be better than beautiful chocolate covered strawberries? Shari’s Berries has a nice large assortment of strawberries covered in different styles of chocolate. It’s a wonderful and indulgent treat for anyone.
Aromatherapy candles likes the ones above or maybe this Lavender one from Bed Bath & Beyond make for wonderful Christmas gifts for caregivers. Relaxing at the end of a long and arduous day with a scented candle can help to de-stress the body and the mind.
For The Pet Lovers
For those caregivers who love their faithful pet companions – it’s always fun to give a Christmas gift that they can use to care for and/or entertain their furry friend.
Busy, But Health Conscious
For the busy caregivers who are careful about their health, why not give a Christmas gift from Splendid Spoon! The vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free ready to eat meals that are delivered directly to your door. It’s a great way to help your caregiver to stay healthy while they work to keep you or your senior loved one healthy and safe too.
Bluetooth Beanie Hat
For those caregivers who have a hard time using Bluetooth devices in their ears, now they can get music via Bluetooth through this warm beanie hat!
The 5.0 Bluetooth provides a fast and stable connection with a max 33-65 feet transmission distance. It features a built-in 240mAh rechargeable battery and gets up to 10 hours playing time when fully charged.
The beanie comes in black and is made of 100% acrylic in a double knit. It is fully washable by hand or machine wash (before you wash it, you have to remove the speaker and the cord that connects them in side the lining of the beanie, but it is very easy to remove & put back in!).
These days a smartphone is a lifeline, a calendar, a computer and oh yeah – a phone! If your caregiver’s phone is on the fritz or is simply old and unable to do some of the wonderful things it can do to make life easier and safer – then gifting a new smartphone is a wonderful Christmas present!
Real flowers are lovely, but sometimes it’s nice to get something that’s both beautiful AND a delicious treat. With a fruit bouquet, your caregiver can indulge in guilt-free snacking! A gift of a fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements (click the button below) or Fruit Bouquets By 1800Flowers would make a wonderful thank you and Christmas gift for your caregiver.
Some Daily Inspiration
All caregivers can use some daily inspiration and what better way to do that than with inspirational words for caregivers? This great flip calendar is filled with scripture that can help encourage and inspire you as you care for others.
A subscription to a streaming service such as Hulu is another great idea to help a caregiver get some well deserved “time away” from their daily chores. This is especially helpful for those caregivers who can’t physically leave their senior loved ones and just need a little mental escape from the stress and strain of their duties.
A Cleaner Home
While your caregiver is helping you or a loved one with daily activities, they could be effortlessly cleaning their own home with the Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum. Imagine how relieved they will be when they come home to clean floors, free of debris and pet hair!
They can schedule cleaning times with the Roomba phone app or their own voice assistant app (such as Alexa).
The Roomba’s advanced sensors will allow it to get into corners and edges, and stop if from falling down stairs. What a great way to help the person who is helping you!
Shiatsu Heated Massager
This heated massager has 8 kneading settings to provide gentle, soothing relaxation to tired neck, shoulder, and back muscles. After a long day of helping you, your caregiver will feel their tension melt away with this gift.
This shiatsu massager has 3 speeds, direction control, and optional heat. It features an automatic 15-minute cut off timer, plus a home power adapter and a car charger. Your caregiver can take it everywhere!
Burt’s Bees Gift Set
This Burt’s Bees gift set comes with skin care products that will pamper your caregiver. It includes Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Hand Salve, Original Beeswax Lip Balm, Res-Q Ointment, Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream and Coconut Foot Cream.
These gentle, moisturizing products soothe chapped skin, making this a perfect gift for those dry, cold winter months
Another idea is to give your favorite caregiver some books that can help them do their job and care for themselves better. Click here for a list of the best books for caregivers!
Wrap It Up!
Any of these Christmas gifts for caregivers are a wonderful way to let him/her/them know how appreciated and loved they are.