The holidays are a beautiful time for fellowship and gift-giving; however, hospice patients are not always able to experience this season in it’s fullness. Although nothing can beat the gift of love and companionship, receiving a physical gift could raise a hospice patient’s spirits instantly. Here are a few ideas of thoughtful and practical gifts for someone away from home this holiday season.
This soft blanket is warm and comforting, while still leaving arms and hands free to read, drink, etc.
Personalized Teddy Bear
This tiny bear is soft and just the right size. With personalization options such as photos or embroidered messages and scripture this bear is the perfect gift of comfort to a family member when they are lonely.
These flameless candles are a great way to bring a soothing mood to any room. Electronically powered and equipped with a remote control, dimmer and timer, these candles won’t burn out and are practical to use.
Looking through pictures is a great way to reflect on the past, and keep up with the present. Put together an album for your loved one with their favorite pictures from their past times, as well as current pictures of family members/outings they might have missed out on.
The options for this are endless; it all depends on what your loved one enjoys to do most. From card games to books to movies, there are a bounty of choices. Giving them something fun to do during the holidays is a great way to get their mind off of their state and simply make them happy.
The holidays should be a time of joy for everyone, and these gifts are simple ways to bring a smile to your loved one’s face.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13