Getting a gift for your client is always a good idea.
Whether it’s for a birthday, a special festival, or an award ceremony, gifts make people feel loved and appreciated.
It tells them that you care about them genuinely and not merely because you are paid to do so.
This makes you stand out as a caregiver and will create a special bond between you and your client.
Gift-giving is simple enough.
You get a gift, wrap it (or not), and give it out with a few words of love. But finding the perfect gift is a whole different nightmare.
You want to give a gift that your client will appreciate but not think that you went over the board.
Something that your client needs and will appreciate even though they sometimes seem as though they don’t need anything.
Seriously, everyone needs something more. If only they know it.
Finding the perfect gift for your client as a caregiver will often mean finding something they need but may not be aware of or are too lazy to get for themselves.
This is what makes for a perfect gift.
But if you don’t know your client enough or are at a loss of what to give them, you are welcome to take a peek at some of my gift ideas you can give your clients as a caregiver.
Choose any of the gifts and it will be perfect for your client. Or use the list as a base to come up with something great for your clients.
Whichever way, you win.
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- 11 Thoughtful Caregiver Gift Ideas to Clients
11 Thoughtful Caregiver Gift Ideas to Clients
1. A journal
It is always a good idea to start your gift-giving ideas with basic ideas like a journal. Journals are great gifts for anyone even if they already have one.
If your client is the type that journals, they will always need another journal.
So, it’s always a great idea to browse through a nice collection of journals if you are looking for a gift for your client.
You don’t want to give them any kind of journal, though. A lot of times, people buy ruled books with hardcovers for their journals.
But there are also specific journal books, some with daily motivational quotes or developmental journeys.
You want to find one of such novel journals and give them to your clients if they are interested in keeping a book.
Also, if your client is on a healing journey, gifting them a journal to document their journey might not be such a bad idea.
2. Sunrise alarm clock
If you’re taking care of a client that has hearing problems or is deaf, a sunrise alarm clock might not be such a bad gift for them.
Sunrise alarm clocks are different from your regular alarm clocks.
Instead of using the time to wake your clients in the morning, the sunrise alarm clock will glow with an orange glow much like the light from the early morning sun.
This is a great gift idea that your client will love.
You can also give this to clients without hearing problems, as some use both sound and light alarms.
3. An adult activity book
Most of your clients are probably retired and often stay at home with very few activities to keep them busy.
Gifting such clients an activity book will earn you a good score with them.
After all, you have probably not only provided them with an activity to help them pass away time but also an opportunity to help them keep their minds sharp.
There are many interesting and challenging activity books out there. You can get adult coloring books, sudoku, jigsaw puzzle, or a mixture of everything for them.
With activity books, it’s often important to look before you leap. Find out if your client loves such games before you get one for them.
4. AM/FM Radio
Everyone seems to be on the internet today. As such, you might think radio might not be such a good gift for your clients.
A radio is a perfect gift idea and worth considering if you’re taking care of an older client.
Since they grew up with the radio as their major source of news and entertainment, having one by their side can help provide solace, entertainment, and a means of connecting with the outside world.
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5. Magnifying glass necklace
If your client has some difficulty with their sight and often finds it difficult to look at tiny letters or differentiate their post stamps, consider getting them a necklace with a magnifying glass as a gift.
These types of necklaces are beautifully designed and come with a little magnifying glass that your client can easily pull out to use whenever they need it.
6. Warm sweater
You can’t go wrong with a sweater as a gift. Well, unless it is not the season for it.
In cold weather, people will always appreciate a new sweater to help keep them warm.
You probably don’t want to go overboard when getting your client a sweater considering how expensive they can get.
But whatever sweater you are getting them, you might want to make sure it is 100% wool and color they will like.
7. Candies and cookies
Everyone loves some type of cookies and candies or another. You can make a package of your client’s favorite cookies and give them such.
You shouldn’t give cookies and candies to clients whose health has been made fragile because of sugar even if you believe they would love such gifts.
8. Weighted blanket
Weighted blankets are perfect gifts for elderly persons because they give you that same feeling you get from person-to-person touch on the bed.
This makes it such a great idea for elderly clients who tend to sleep alone at night.
9. Medication reminder
Taking care of people sometimes means being everything to them. You need to remind them to eat, rest, sleep, or play.
A lot of times, you need to remind them and even help them take their medications. But you cannot always be around them.
Getting them a good medication reminder can help to ease some of your worries and help them to continue taking their medication when you are away.
You’ve probably heard most of your older clients complaining about joint pains or pains around the ankle when they walk or stand for long.
Getting them a pair of slippers with memory foam can make it easier for them to move around with less pain and earn you a smile each time they use such a gift.
11. Step stool
Reaching for things on the shelf becomes harder for your clients as they get older. Getting them a step stool to make things easier for them will be much appreciated.