Tis the season for a little magic and joy. So to help you get in the spirit – of giving and receiving, here’s the Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide for 2022 with gifts for all of the people in your life – elderly parents, someone living with dementia, kids, besties, partners, home health aides – even you!
Holiday Gift Guide
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For Working Daughters
Know another working daughter and want to tell her how special she is? Or better yet, need to tell Santa what you want this year? Check out these great suggestions!
Working Daughters will be more willing to accept help if they have these cheerful Kate Spade notecards ready to say thank you. From Amazon.
Give the gift of self-care with this Tea Gift Set from David’s Teas. Kit includes 3 loose leaf tea infusions, 10 drawstring filters, an eye mask and 16 oz. glass mug. From Amazon.
Give her the gift of a great night’s sleep! Silk pillowcases prevent bedhead and wrinkles while also controlling body temperature. And everyone says Blissy cases are the best! From Amazon.
Now in paperback, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living, is a roadmap for balancing, care, career and life. From Amazon.
The Working Daughter desk calendar offers 12 months of inspiration for family caregivers, or any busy woman. Each month features a new quote from a famous woman. Order here.
A membership to Working Daughter gives someone access to the emotional, tactical and strategic support they need to manage caregiving. Purchase here.
Help her relax, or calm down, or energize. These aromatherapy shower bombs come in a variety of scents designed to help with relaxation or rejuvenation. From Amazon.
The comfort and warmth of UGG in a pretty robe – who wouldn’t want to spend the day in this? From Amazon.
Candles can change a room, a mood, a moment. This one is made with 100% natural soy wax and vegetable oil, evenly burning and produces no black smoke. Plus the lavender scent is relaxing. From Amazon.
For The Man In Your Life
Husband? Brother (who helps care for your parents)? Handy man? Here are some great gift ideas for the man in your life.
Who wouldn’t want a professional cocktail maker on their kitchen counter? This model, from Bartesian, crafts a perfect cocktail in seconds. From Amazon.
This Ralph Lauren robe is luxury hotel quality cozy and will make everyday feel like a special one. From Amazon.
Men love power tools and women love men who clean the house. Gift him the drill brush power scrubber. It’s a win-win. From Amazon.
For An Older Mom
Look no further. We’ve got gift ideas for the mother you are now caring for.
Weighted blankets are designed to aid in sleep and reduce stress. And this one wins rave reviews. From Amazon.
If your mother loves reading, this book mark is a great inspirational stocking stuffer. From Amazon.
These fuzzy socks are warm, non-slip, with an elastic band that doesn’t cut into her ankles. From Amazon.
Who doesn’t want a warm cup of coffee in the morning? The single cup brewer from Keurig makes 3 cup sizes: 8, 10, or 12 ounces. And it takes up very little counter space. From Amazon.
Help Mom stay in touch with this 100-pack of all occasion greeting cards. The pack includes 12 Christmas Cards, 2 Friendship Cards, 10 Anniversary Cards, 14 Happy Birthday Cards, 2 Wedding Cards and more. From Amazon.
Keep her most precious memories front and center with this digital photo frame. The best part: family members can send pictures directly to the frame. From Amazon.
For An Older Dad
Keep Dad feeling loved and independent with these gift ideas.
Keep him busy and having fun with this large print deck of cards designed for older eyes. From Amazon.
Bidets help the elderly stay independent in the bathroom. This one comes highly recommended by caregivers. From Amazon.
My Dad loved a clean shave and with this Norelco razor, I never worried about knicks or cuts. From Amazon.
This one handed electric jar opener is designed for anyone with hand weakness or stiffness. A thoughtful, and useful gift. From Amazon.
This drink holder attaches to most walkers, rollators and wheelchairs. The unique design allows the cup holder to attach on a slanted tube keeping the cup holder straight and balanced. From Amazon.
Take the frustration out of compression socks with this ingenious pair that zips up the side. From Amazon.
For Someone with Dementia
Shopping for someone with cognitive decline? Look no further! These gifts are purrfect!
These stuffed animals are wonderful companions. Built in sensors allow the toys to respond to motion and touch like petting and hugging, much like real animals would. But they don’t require any care! From Amazon.
This fleece two-layer blanket attaches to a wheelchair with four hook and loop fastener straps. From Amazon.
These reusable water paints come with 5 vibrant images and are suitable for people with visual impairment. They also help stimulate memories and conversation. From Amazon.
For Your Bestie
We’ve got a range of gift ideas from inexpensive to over the top for the Gayle to your Oprah, the Thelma to your Louise, the Frankie to your Grace.
For a really great friend, or a sister who shares the care, these bath tablets from Chanel are the ultimate in self care luxury. From Amazon.
For a more affordable treat, a jade roller reduces facial puffiness and help skin look fresh; firm and dewy. From Amazon.
This beautifully designed wine chiller keeps wine cold for six hours. It also has a flexible design to fit different size bottles firmly in place while pouring. From Amazon.
Charlotte Tillbury knows lips, and, she knows more mature faces. Whether young, middle age, or older, this gift set is the perfect lip wardrobe. From Amazon.
Does she love to host? Gift her this fabulous bamboo charcuterie board with three ceramic bowls and a stainless steel cheese knife. From Amazon.
And here’s another great hostess gift: a four-pack of stainless steel, oven-friendly taco holders. No mess and no spilling! From Amazon.
For the Home Health Aide/Professional Caregiver
Show the person who cares for your family how much you care about them.
This hand sanitizer travel kit can create meditative moments via aromatherapy with safe, natural, organic, and sustainably-farmed ingredients. Plus, it has a beautiful lavender scent! From Amazon.
For someone who really goes above and beyond, this smart mug keeps tea and coffee warm throughout the day, so there is always a warm mugful waiting. From Amazon.
These colorful, durable pouches lay flat or expand to hold daily essentials. For someone who is on the go all day. From Amazon.
For Bigger Kids
Buying for teens or young adults? We know what they’ll love this year.
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport right now. Get them in the game with this set that comes with a 10 foot net, 4 regulation size outdoor pickleballs, a 4-pack of wood paddles, and a carry bag. From Amazon.
This moon lamp is one of the hottest gifts topping every teen’s list this year. You can’t go wrong with this lamp designed with 16 colors, that can flash, fade and strobe. From Amazon.
This knot pillow is soft and plush and dresses up a bedroom, dorm room or first apartment. Stylish and fun. From Amazon.
They’ve gotta have backup! Give those digital natives the gift of juice – for their phones, of course, with this Anker PowerCore 10000 portable charger. From Amazon.
One of the hottest items this Christmas: the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones. The Rose Gold versions are especially cool, but they might be sold out. In any color, this gift will be a hit. From Amazon.
And in keeping with the tech theme, this Sony Wireless Bluetooth portable compact travel speaker is portable, waterproof and has a battery that lasts for 16 hours. From Amazon.
For Littler Kids
And finally, some gift options for the little ones on your list.
Some of my favorite memories are watching my mom and my kids play dinosaur bingo together. This set comes with 24 bingo game playing cards. From Amazon.
Keep your kids busy, indulge their creativity and teach them kindness. They can paint rocks and hide them to spread cheer in the neighborhood. Kit from Amazon.
Remember the thrill of a Polaroid? The Fuji Instax instant camera is just as fun and comes in fun colors. From Amazon.
And for more of your shopping needs, visit the Working Daughter store. Every item has been recommended by another working daughter.