Caregiver gift ideas that make life easier. If you're looking for meaningful gifts that inspire and motivate, look no further.
My dad has stacked appointments today, a 2-hour commute each way, and if I don’t time it perfectly we’ll spend hours stuck in traffic.
Which means we have to leave in 20 minutes and I can’t even get out of bed.
I’m not up for this today.
I’m exhausted. Seriously drained. I’m running on empty.
But it doesn’t matter.
No matter how you’re feeling…
You have to “roll with” everything that flies at you.
You have to keep going.
Being a caregiver is a tough gig.
If you are looking for caregiver gift ideas to inspire, uplift, and support the caregiver in your life, trust me, they could use it.
Because thoughtful, meaningful gifts that make life easier help tremendously on the days that suck (and there are a lot of days that suck).
We’ve put together a quick list to help you find comforting and soothing caregiver gift ideas that will help them stay strong and inspired.
The job of caregiving comes with a tremendous amount of stress, aches, and pains. These pillows are AMAZING…
They provide warm, moist heat for sore muscles and aching backs. Or you can throw them in the freezer to help with swelling. They’re made with cherry pits (so they don’t mold ever) and they’re 100% washable right in the machine.
As a happy bonus, they smell incredible! Like warm cherry pie. 🙂
For caregivers who don’t have the time to take care of themselves, this gift will feel like a desperately needed relaxing heat therapy!
Helping someone you love battle cancer can take you to some really dark places mentally. Anxiety, fear, and depression will wreak havoc on your mental health. The stress of this whole situation will eat you alive if you let it. This gift is about inspiring hope and strength by reminding them that they are FIERCE!
A bracelet to remind them every day that they are unstoppable and pop up cards (a new one every day) with quotes that remind them how incredible they are and that they can do this. A boost of confidence and inspirational reminders that you’ve got this is a precious gift during a battle of this magnitude. Especially on the days that suck. As a special bonus, this company beautifully gift boxes every purchase and includes a personalized note from you.
Yoga Download is a great way for the caregiver in your life to get a much-needed break from the insanity of being a caregiver. And they can do it when it’s convenient for them! This program is created for absolute beginners, no experience needed.
Yoga will help caregivers ease sore muscles, tackle their aches and pain, and lower their stress levels.
It’s a proven way to relax and helps you keep your body strong and flexible (benefits that caregivers desperately need). And as a bonus, this program includes a 15-minute meditation class which will do wonders for a caregiver’s mental strength.
One of our top caregiver gift ideas, this incredible diary helps your caregiver focus on their mental health and build strength and resilience for whatever life throws at them. Cancer battles wreak havoc on your mental health. The fear, the terror, the depression involved in a journey like this is beyond intense.
One minute everything is going fine and the next the whole world is falling down around you. It’s an insane roller coaster of feelings and emotions that you can’t get off of. You just have to roll with it. Having an easy activity that will help focus on your mental health will make you stronger and help you build coping skills to withstand the stress. Mental strength is paramount so you can keep fighting for the long haul.
Audio books mean you can lose yourself in someone else’s story and forget about your own for a while. Escape is a blessing for a caregiver. And because you can download these books right to your phone, you can “get lost” whenever you have the time.
Long car rides, endless waiting times, cooking dinner, trying to sleep but can’t… these books will help the caregiver in your life get a much needed retreat no matter where they are!
This prompted journal will help the caregiver you love take better care of themselves. A HUGE challenge for caregivers is finding the time to take care of your own needs, getting some of the stress and anxiety off your chest, and working through challenges that are flying at them constantly.
This journal includes short prompts that can be done in a matter of minutes over their morning coffee. But the benefits of journaling for a caregiver… Let’s put it this way… Journaling is the only way I can survive being a cancer caregiver. The stress and anxiety alone will eat you alive. Getting some of these feelings off your chest and onto paper is priceless.
Real talk––there’s nothing more frustrating than the feeling that you’re drowning when cancer explodes into your family. You’re already dealing with the stress, the emotions, the terror, and the uncertainty of the whole situation, and on top of that, you have to figure out how to handle everything else that comes with this disease.
The list is endless.
The last thing caregivers need is more chaos and craziness in their life. These weekly planning pages are built by and for caregivers. And they focus on three things. Where you need to be, what you need to do, and planning ahead so it all goes as smoothly as possible.
Looking at the whole picture every week and devising a plan helps to mentally prepare for what’s coming, identifies any challenges and obstacles so they can devise a plan, and allows them to tackle the week with as little extra drama as possible.
This gift of rest and relaxation must have been made for caregivers. A luxurious plush robe that promotes comfort, relaxation, and wellbeing. Also included are exfoliating sugar cubes that will nourish your whole body. Imagine what a warm relaxing bath could do for tired muscles and an aching back. Add a glass of wine and this is the ultimate hour of relaxation for a caregiver. As a special bonus, this company beautifully gift boxes every purchase and includes a personalized note from you.
If the caregiver in your life is trying to take care of their home, kids, husband, parents… they are juggling a lot of demands. The Hot Mess to Home Success is a course that helps you manage your home QUICKLY. Starting with the first lesson, this course actually SAVES YOU time.
This is one of the biggest struggles for caregivers… how do I provide the care my loved one needs and manage my life too? Hot Mess to Home Success is the answer and IT FREES UP YOUR TIME, rather than giving you more work. The course focuses on a bare minimum effort, so you know what’s important, you get it done and you move on.
Caregivers wash their hands a lot. The very nature of caregiving involves germs, bacteria, and body fluids. Hey, it’s what we do. Constant hand washing leads to dry, cracked, painful hands that not only hurt but leave open the possibility for infection. This 60-second hand fix helps soothe and heal cracked overused hands and works to repair the damage.
For the caregivers of faith, letting go of some of the stress and the pressure they’re feeling to “get this situation under control” would be INCREDIBLE. And that’s exactly the focus of this Bible Study. Caregiving situations are highly intense and stressful. Learning how to let some of this go, helps you stay mentally strong, so you can handle whatever is coming. Letting some of this go is the key so you can keep fighting for the long haul.
These fun healthy caregiver gift ideas will lift anyone’s spirits. Beautifully crafted fresh fruit designs, usually with a pop of chocolate. It’s pretty exciting when one of these arrangements gets sent to your door, and there is always plenty to share. As far as gifts go this one will be an absolute win every single time!
If your caregiver is a coffee drinker, this is a great gift. Caregivers run on faith and coffee. Faith to get through the emotional strain, and coffee to keep moving forward. When the day is full of stress, anxiety, and an insane schedule you have to find the little things to look forward to. A great cup of coffee is definitely one of those things.
This is another gift that saves a TON of time for caregivers and gives them something incredible to look forward to. You have to eat, every day. So why not eat well? Once you choose your meals, EVERY Ingredient you need is assembled for you and sent right to your door.
Hello Fresh comes with a recipe card (complete with pictures) that walks you step by step through how to create the meal and it’s literally foolproof. The best part, they’ll have an incredible gourmet meal to look forward to at the end of the day that can be made in about 30 minutes.
The meals are INCREDIBLE, quick, and easy. And the portion size for each person is really good.
If you want an even easier option, Freshly gourmet meals (which are amazing!) just have to be heated and served.
This is an easy way for caregivers to stay on track with their own health goals when they literally don’t have any time for themselves. The Fitbit does the work for you… it tracks your steps and exercise, monitors heart rate, and tracks your sleep.
All they have to do is download the app and put the Fitbit on. It’s an easy way for caregivers to make strides in their own life when they don’t even have 5 extra minutes.
Bonus: The Fitbit displays calls and texts right on the screen. #makinglifeeasier
As a caregiver, I feel like I spend half my life in the car. My husband bought me a pair of these for Christmas one year and they are awesome! If your caregiver doesn’t have heated seats, this is one of the GREATEST caregiver gift ideas. Let’s say you have appointments 3x a week and the office is 45 minutes away. If you add that up, it’s a good amount of time driving.
Heated seats add a soothing heat to aching backs and alleviate stiff muscles. For the caregiver who is constantly driving back and forth to appointments, treatments, and running around doing errands, this is an amazing gift. I don’t know how I ever drove without one.
This incredible gift basket gives caregivers the ability to relax and pamper themselves in their own home, when it’s convenient for them. Soothing scents and oils to soothe overworked skin, and ease sore muscles.
A few hours of incredible relaxation from the comfort of your own home, when you actually have some time to enjoy it. This is not just a spa kit, to a caregiver, this is a luxurious night of pampering that is long overdue.
This super cute water bottle will make sure the caregiver in your life stays well hydrated. With motivation and reminders to drink more water right on the bottle, this is an easy way to help your caregiver stay healthier in the midst of running around.
Comfortable clothing sets (that feel like pajamas), but look like regular clothing. Comfortable and pajama like are great caregiver gift ideas. These super comfortable outfits are perfect for long car rides, endless days in the doctor’s office, and the bad days when they’re not sure they can even get out of bed (but have to).
Incredible caregiver gift ideas are thoughtful, supportive and make life more comfortable. These shoes do all of the above. They are SOOOOO comfortable and they’re sturdy. Caregivers who spend a lot of time on their feet will appreciate the comfort and support that these shoes provide.
One of the most distressing parts of being a caregiver is the panic that things will never get better. Reminders that YOU CAN DO THIS are essential to the wellbeing of a caregiver. These gift ideas are a solid reminder that while life is not fair, you can tackle whatever the world throws at you.
There’s not much to look forward to during a cancer battle. You have to find ways to inspire and motivate yourself, which is impossible when everything is an emergency and you’re running all over the place.
When the caregiver in your life is running on empty, a gift that will make life easier can give you the energy you desperately need. These 21 caregiver gift ideas will show them you understand how challenging and exhausting it is to care for someone you love.
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