Tell Us: What Gifts Do You Want?


Tell Us: What Gifts Do You Want?

gift-1008890_640Sure, we all want gifts.

I think, though, the gifts we want change when we care for a family member or friend. We now see gifts in a new light.

So, I'd love to know: What gifts would you like to receive this holiday season? What gifts do you wish for others who care for a family member?

Share your thoughts about gifts in our comments section, below.

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I would love to gain the gift of happiness and inner peace again. I feel like I am a walking time bomb, so uptight, no fun, too serious that I forgot the feeling of being at peace, happy, & worry free


Now that I am no longer a caregiver and can actually do it, I asked for two gifts from my children this year. I asked my son for a gift of his time. Time to come and help me with whatever I need him for. He is great when I need to purge stuff - he is ruthless! \"Ma, you don't need to keep this!\" And out it goes! And, I asked my daughter for a gift of her time - to plan a weekend away, just the two of us. I think these gifts will be so much nicer than anything they could buy me at a store.


Gifts of services are priceless. Until I figure out how to a) clone myself; and/or b) squeeze more than 24 hours into a 24 hour day; and/or c) rig the lottery so that I win it, I rely on gifts of services to keep this caregiving situation afloat. I am deeply grateful to the friends and family who either perform services for us or pay others to provide them.


As someone else said ... time. But no one can give me that ... they can only gift me doing things FOR me, saving me time, or money to pay someone to DO those things. Having been gifted with money this holiday, I've realized that I need put some of it toward services, not goods.


I want the gift of peace within myself about the passing of my mother this year. I know I did the best I could, but I miss her so much. I wish this for all other caregivers too when their loved ones are gone.

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