Archive for November, 2011
As the weather turns cold and colder we all turn to that sock drawer more frequently.How do you like your socks? Long, short, wool, cotton, synthetic, dyed, knit… Or do you like your socks?
Comfort plays a big role in how long we keep a pair of socks and how many times they are worn. Bamboo is a relatively new sock material sprouting up everywhere in the clothing world and we are totally on trend for this growth.
We love our socks here at CareGifting and we know our Bamboo socks are the BEST! Really, we can say that and if you have received a pair of these socks you know exactly what we are talking about.
We like to keep it a close secret among friends because these socks are so divine if everyone knew about
them we would sell out and then would have to wait for more…and no one like’s to wait.
Our bamboo socks are made from viscose from bamboo, they are made right here in America, Certified Organically Grown Soft, absorbent, breathable and super comfortable, to keep your feet happy. Soft on you, easy on the earth!
Soft on you, easy on the earth.
November 30th, 2011
What’s the difference between a CareGifting Collection and a typical get well gift basket or flowers? Traditional get well gift baskets are almost solely focused on salty food with loads of carbs and sugar. People who are healing often can’t tolerate the carbohydrates, salt and artificial ingredients that are usually in these gift baskets. Flowers, also a traditional gift, aren’t proactive — the patient can’t actually use them to help the healing process. They can also set off allergic reactions. CareGifting is dedicated to providing a unique twist on the gift basket by offering gift bags and products that recipients can actually use to assist in comfort and healing such as:
• Natural balm for dry lips that often result from pain medications, chemotherapy and dehydration
• Water bottle with non-skid gripping band and built-in straw, to assist with hydration
• A journal and pen to take along to doctor’s appointments to take notes or track medication schedules
• Bamboo, soy and other innovative natural textiles that are pesticide-free
The products are pure, natural and when possible, organic. The collections are mindful of allopathic and naturopathic healing protocols, and food items are selected to be sensitive to the recipient’s dietary needs.
November 29th, 2011
Happy Cyber Monday, take 20% off your order between 12-3 PST use code “fb20″ at checkout. Have you all been shop, shop, shopping today?
In between orders, we’ve been catching up on some of our favourite blog’s. “My Darling Lemon Thyme” http://www.mydarlinglemonthyme.com has intrigued us the most today. Check out the smoothie recipe, what better way to get ready for the holiday season. Energy Up!
November 28th, 2011
Do you have a favourite gift to send someone who is in the hospital? What do you think of the hospital gift shop offerings? We think they need a makeover! Friends and loved one’s who are in the hospital or recovering from a surgery need healing and healthy items that will speed their recovery or make them feel super comfortable. Be an informed and smart gift giver…read ingredients, don’t give a gift with parabens, high-fructose corn syrup or preservative’s. Choose our “Recover” after surgery gift basket, we have done the homework for you and will ship it same day if your order is received by 3PM PST. Done and Done!
Perfect hospital gift
November 26th, 2011
Do you have a child, grand-child or friend who is going through a Tonsillectomy? CareGifting has the ideal after surgery gift for Tonsillectomy. Kittens, puppies, lions or piggies are available. Too bad we don’t have any “Muppets”, I am sure a Ms.Piggy or Kermet neck warmer would be a HUGE hit!
November 23rd, 2011
We get a lot of customers who inquire as to what is an appropriate gift for a cancer patient. Here are our Top Ten list of recommended cancer gifts:
1. Badger Sore Muscle Rub, cancer patients who have received this item have said this is one of their favorite comfort items because of its light ginger scent and warming feel.
2.Microbead Squish Pillow, very comforting for mastectomy patients as it is not over-filled and has just enough beads to offer a gentle amount of support.
3.Courage Journal, feed your hopes, not your fears. Treat all setbacks as temporary and always remember that you are never alone. Don’t just think it, ink it!
4.Badger Unscented Lip Balm, especially popular for cancer patients, whose lips tend to be very sensitive. Unscented lip balm will not contribute to nausea that is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments.
5.Ginger Candy or Ginger Beverage, Ginger helps relieve nausea chemotherapy and some medications.
6.Soybu Microchenille Throw, this ultra-soft and light throw is a customer favorite and has a blend of soy, bamboo and microchenille. Customers who have received this during a hospital stay have stated that it was their most favorite gift. The softness and light warmth of the throw provides much comfort in a sterile environment.
7.Hugo Naturals Unscented Shea Butter, cold-pressed shea butter provides super hydration to dry, cracked skin.
8.Bamboosa Bamboo Socks, these luxurious bamboo socks are similar to silk and cashmere. A luxurious and comforting gift for men and women of all ages.
9.Bucky’s Body Wrap, this microwaveable warming body wrap is a practical and much appreciated cancer gift, for anyone needing a little extra warmth relief for achy muscles.
10.Badger Sleep Balm, this dreamy night balm is rich with precious oils to calm, encourage, cheer and relax. It has a very light scent and a little on the temples and under the nose sets the mind at ease and encourages a deep, restful sleep.
If none of these items seem like the right thing to give, stop by CareGifting Cancer Gifts for complete gift basket ideas.
CareGifting Soak and Heal, perfect gift for a cancer patient
November 20th, 2011
One of our most popular items is the CareGifting Squish Pillow. We have received so many stories from customers about how they used their microbead pillows — here are a few:
- A customer who had a double mastectomy called to tell us how her two microbead pillows were a lifesaver after her surgery. She used them to help cushion her chest for more comfortable sleeping and resting.
-Another customer who had a mastectomy used the squish pillow in the car under her seat belt. The pillows are not over-filled like other microbead pillows so they have a little give to them and that makes them so versatile and comfortable.
- Several customers have ordered their squish pillows before hip replacement surgery so that they would be ready to help cushion underneath their hips after surgery
- One customer who is a nurse, wrote to tell us how great these microbead pillows are for helping reduce bed sores and pressure ulcers. She ordered several for her husband who was confined to bed while healing after surgery.
- A mom sent her daughter a pillow for her new college dorm room, for a little piece of home and something soft to hold onto at night in a new surrounding.
A perfect size for home or travel, “squish” pillows are a comforting and practical gift. A favorite of kids and adults alike.
A squish pillow here, a squish pillow there
November 18th, 2011
After Surgery Gift-Recover
Looking for an after surgery gift that really will make someone feel better… We’ve tested this one and it was a WINNER with all of the recipients. For the next few days you can get it with Free Ground Shipping. Enter “free-ship” at checkout.
November 16th, 2011
Do you have a very nice friend, husband, neighbour who has been raking a lot of those gorgeous fall leaves for you lately? Need a “thank you gift” that will show you care by soothing those tired and worn out back muscles?
Try our Sore Muscle Rub collection http://www.caregifting.com/55019.html. The Badger Balm Sore Muscle Rub contains Cayenne Pepper (capsicum frutescens) Certified Organic from India. According to traditional Greek medicine, Cayenne Pepper kindles the innate warmth of the vital spirits. Modern science shows that some of the chemical components have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally it has been used as a powerful healer for muscle and joints.
Perfect duo to soothe tired, stiff and sore muscles.
November 16th, 2011
It’s a cold and windy Veterans Day here at CareGifting. We are remembering and celebrating all those amazing Veterans who have helped our country and other countries to stay safe and remain strong. My grandfather was a veteran from WWII and he always had the most interesting stories to tell about being in the throws of battle. I feel the best gift to give a Veteran of any age is a listening ear. They have been threw so much and seen things that we could never imagine. Today is a day when they might like to talk about those times, good and bad. So today, I ask each of you who are reading this to take the time to listen to a Veteran. Re-live the moments that they hold so close in their memories and hearts. Cherish these brave people who have given so much of themselves for their country.
November 11th, 2011