Working daughters, especially those balancing eldercare, career, and kids, need to be super efficient with their time. So if you’re going to savor any of the sweetness of this holiday season, you need your holiday shopping to go smoothly. We’ve got you covered this year with our 2018 Working Daughter Holiday Gift Guide. There are gift suggestions for everyone on your list, and, you can do all of your shopping online.
For your Mom:
Adult coloring books provide hours of entertainment and relaxation. Get your mother the large print addition so she won’t strain here eyes. $7.99 from Amazon
Stocking Stuffer: She needs to wear those dang compression socks, so she might as well have pretty ones. Sockwell stockings come in a variety of colors and patterns. $18.74 – $24.99 from Amazon
For your Dad:
Send him down memory lane with a customized New York Times Birthday Book. It’s filled with the headlines from his birthday for every year of his life. Starting at $99.95 from Uncommon Goods.
Stocking Stuffer: Give your father a few laughs, and some reassurance that it’s not just him, with Tom Friedman’s funny book, 1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 246, highlighting mental lapses of the rich and famous from Beethoven to Bono. $11.25 from Amazon
For someone with Dementia:
This talking photo album lets you record a memory on each page, letting the viewer know who is who in each picture. $39.95 from Amazon
Stocking Stuffer: Simplify their television viewing with a big button remote control designed specifically for seniors with large color-coded buttons and only 3 functions- On/Off, Channel, Volume/Mute. $29.95 from Amazon
For a home health aide:
It takes a special person to care for someone else, so treat the person who cares for your parents when you are at work to this pretty bangle inscribed with the words, “Heart of Gold.” $19.60 from Amazon
Stocking Stuffer: Spoil her with a luxurious rose scented candle from Diptyque. $63.70 from Amazon
For senior living staff:
Let the staff at the nursing home, memory care or assisted living facility know that they are appreciated. Gift them a basket of cookies to share with their coworkers, or their family, or to eat all by themselves! Try the 60 Nibblers Tin. $39.99 from Mrs. Fields.
Stocking Stuffer: Help them fight off germs with a grapefruit scented hand sanitizer. $5.95 from The Honest Company.
You can’t get them off of their phones, so don’t bother. Buy them Game of Phones, a card game that turns their phones into a scavenger hunt. $20 from Uncommon Goods.
Stocking Stuffer: Discourage them from putting their iPhones to0 close to the shower and let them rock out with a shower speaker instead. $22.99 from Amazon
Think about how many emotions you cycle through as a caregiver on any given day. Why not teach young kids to identify and appreciate their emotions with a copy of The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings? $17.95 from Amazon
Stocking Stuffer: No explanation needed: Glow in the Dark Unicorn Putty, just because. $10 from Uncommon Goods
For your husband:
He’s your right hand man helping you juggle kids, career, parents. Give him a break from all of that adult responsibility and indulge his inner-kid with a drone. $74.99 from Amazon
Stocking Stuffer: He say’s he doesn’t need one, but secretly he wants a remote car starter. $69.50 from Amazon
For your BFF:
Who cares what’s inside? This Goodie Goodie Gorgeous Face Set from Benefit is so damn cute, who wouldn’t want it? But in case you’re curious, it contains a trio of Benefit’s face, mascara, and bronzer bestsellers. $29 from Sephora.
Stocking Stuffer: Perfect for the over 40 crowd, this Straight Outta F*cks soy candle pretty much sums up how women are feeling these days. $17.77 from Amazon
For another Working Daughter:
You know better than anyone, that a family caregiver needs a hug most days. Treat her to a trendy teddy bear coat in pretty lavender or classic camel. Every time she runs an errand, she’ll be wrapped in comfort. $139 from Nordstrom
Stocking Stuffer: Treat her to some super hydrating Creme De Corps Body Moisturizer from Kiehl’s. $40.88 from Amazon
For your boss:
Don’t forget the boss this Christmas. Butter her up so you can keep that flexible schedule! How about this inspiring, “Make Things Happen” journal? $13.95 from Trendy Napkin Added bonus: $1 from every product made goes to help refugee women start their own business.
Stocking Stuffer: Give the boss a tube of high-end hand cream to keep at their desk so their handshake is not only impressive, it’s also smooth. $29 from Amazon
Yes you. You deserve a gift too. How about this golf set from Callaway? Striking those little white balls is a great stress buster. I know you’re thinking when would I have the time? Don’t worry about it. You’ll have this set for life. $172.99 from Amazon
Stocking Stuffer: Crystals will continue to be on-trend in 2019. Why not dress up your daily drudgery in these sparking statement earrings by Kate Spade? $56 from Amazon
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