What should I buy?...
It is that time of the year again?
That went waaaay too quick!
Are you one of those people who have trouble buying for your loved one with a disability at Christmas?
Or worse, having to give suggestions to grandparents and others?
Here is a few tips:
Purchase gifts around what skills your loved one may be learning at the time, such as;
- Cook Books
- Cooking tools, such as; measuring cups, electric beaters, customised equipment for those with limited motor skills, baking tools, knife sets that are safe for learners
- Cooking kits; groovy sets with all the ingredients to just put together, cup cake and slice mixes and decorations
- The list is endless.
NB: Give them their own cupboard for their equipment
- Gardening tools such as; rakes, shovels or basic equipment like gloves or a water can
- Easy growing plants such as; herbs or pot based vegetables.
Empower through experiences:
Either something they love doing like:
- A footie membership
- Train rides to country
- Going to live theatre
- Gold pass movie tickets
- Attending a chocolate cooking class ( or any other cooking class).
Or things they may never have experienced like:
- Yarra river boat cruise
- Hot air ballooning
- High tea.
- Make the most of the companion card (if they have one)
- Actively use your free rural/regional train travel with the pension card
- Sign up to Living Social or Scoopon Daily deals (there are many daily deals sites), these have great experiences at great prices
- Get a few people to go in for a bigger present.
Wishing everyone a wonderful and peaceful Christmas, from all at iDareU.