This post is sponsored by Depend, Poise, Ensure, and Glucerna but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
How to Put together a Caregivers Gift Basket
There are always needs around us and if we get creative we can meet those needs for family, friends or neighbors. We are putting together a gift basket for our elderly neighbor who is homebound. As I began to brainstorm what we could include in her basket I quickly realized this would be a task. So as I learned a few things along the way of gathering items and prepping our gift basket I thought I’d share what I learned!
As I have seen my granddad be the sole caregiver to my now late grandmother…the burden that they carry is really beyond comprehension, I think until you are in their shoes. Giving a gift basket to encourage a caregiver or one that is being taken care of will certainly brighten their day, lift their spirits and bring encouragement to their lives.
1 – Create a List of Ideas for Items
This is where I initially got stumped until I got creative and began to think about items that our neighbor truly could use. I didn’t want to just fill the basket with random things that wouldn’t be used. So grab a pen and paper and begin to jot down ideas that come to mind that you can fill your caregivers basket with. Of course add some fun items in there too!
I found the SAM’s club family caregiving resource to be a great asset to me creating a list of items that would be used and needed. Items like their Depend, Poise, Glucerna and Ensure – while discreet shipping options and club pick-up are available to ease stress too! I am sure you can speak to the pharmacist at your local Sam’s Club for more insight as well.
2 – Do you have a budget?
As you know any gift basket can get overbearing to the pocket book so be sure to create a budget and stick to it. Creating a budget will help you know what items (step #1) you can maximize for your gift basket.
3 – Let the whole family get involved
What a better time than for our children to learn how to bless and give to others. Let the kids draw pictures or make cards for the gift basket. Let them help wrap the basket or items to make it cute and exciting.
4 – Involve others
If you feel your own personal budget is too small for the needs it never hurts to ask other family members, other neighbors or fellow friends to join in on this gift basket. The more the merrier – right? Including others can help all around while allowing your friends/family/neighbors to be a blessing as well.
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, as well as talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little three year old preschooler, Miss E, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure… we love to travel and love being involved in ministry opportunities at our church.