One of the amazing http://www.caregifting.com products that have received rave reviews is the canvas messenger bag. Women and Men love it’s sturdy, durable construction and that it is truly a multi-use bag.
The canvas messenger bag is an attractive khaki canvas color and boasts substantial metal hardware for the clasps and snaps.
The bag measures 13″H x 13″W x 4″D.
Our messenger bag provides plenty of room with many useful pockets able to hold a cell phone, PDA and all of your personal belongings. Inside zippered pocket provides extra security. The perfect size for a laptop, files or a quick change of clothes for the gym or a hospital stay.
It’s on sale for less than $10. That’s an affordable gift idea that we can work with! Makes an excellent Graduation, Father’s Day or Birthday Gift as well. Add a few magazines, snacks a lotion or balm and you have a gift basket you can send to a friend or loved one that costs less than $50! Thank you CareGifting!
If a co-worker, friend or employee is out of office due to illness, injury or surgery you can send them a unique, comforting and humorous after surgery get well gift that shows just how much they are missed at the office.
- The Cubes, Joe’s Cube. This is Joe and everyday he goes to work and sits as a desk surrounded by four walls and works on his computer for 8 hours. It may not be the most exciting job, but Joe likes it just fine. You control Joe and his office set up. Will you make his job satisfying, boring or unbearable. Will he be the office lackey, your fall guy or best pal. It’s all up to you becuase in this office your the boss! Great gift and conversation piece to set up at a work desk or home office.
- Non-slip grip beverage container.
- Badger Sore Muscle Rub cooling blend.
- Find a Word puzzle book for hours or relaxing word finds.
Ipad, eReader, Tablet, Kindle holder. Made from eco-friendly materials. Adjustable to any viewing angle and stable on all surfaces. Send for any occasion, great Mother’s Day gift idea!
•GOTS Certified 100% Organic Cotton Twill •Filled with natural buckwheat hulls •Eco-friendly, removable wooden insert that holds tablet: hand-sanded, locally obtained, repurposed wood, stained with a natural, non-toxic finish •Accessorize with a variety of interchangeable printed sleeves
“The Lap Log is our favorite iPad pillow by far. It is, in our opinion, the best iPad accessory money can buy … and the one iPad accessory that no iPad user can do without.” ~ ipadaccessories.com
“The Lap Log is perfect! It fits both my iPad and Nook with their cases. Used my lap log last night…..BRILLIANT solution to the aggravation of holding my Nook.” ~ Amy Anderson – Gastonia, N.C.
Washable If you happen to get a little dirt on your Lap Log when you’re at the park, simply remove the wooden insert, dump the natural buckwheat filling into a container, and put your Lap Log into the wash. A hidden zipper allows you to remove the eco-friendly buckwheat hulls to wash the cover.
Flexible The durable bean bag design lets you view your iPad®, Kindle®, Nook® or any tablet or eReader, at almost limitless viewing angles and the buckwheat hulls allow your Lap Log to conform to any surface. Remove the wooden insert, your Lap Log can be used as a comfy travel pillow!
Use your Lap Log in bed, on the couch, sitting at your desk or on the kitchen counter. No straps, Velcro, or clips and it easily adjusts to eliminate glare.
Travel Ready Weighing a little more than a pound, you’ll be able to take your Lap Log anywhere. Light enough to throw in your carry-on, it has the added bonus of doubling as a neck pillow! Going outdoors? Toss it in your backpack and have a convenient and stable stand for your device at the beach or on the trail.
USA Made Each Lap Log is made in America from sustainable materials. Each insert is shaped, sanded, and finished with a non-toxic and natural stain. Every bag is carefully sewn to assure long-lasting durability and filled with USA naturally grown buckwheat hulls.
Eco-Friendly We only use highly sustainable and environmentally sound materials. From the salvaged woods, to the 100% organic cotton fabric. From the eco-friendly buckwheat hull filling, to the 100% recycled shipping materials. We love the earth, and here is a product that will show you do too!
Machine wash, mild soap, cold water and tumble dry.
Have any of you used Moon Valley Organics products? CareGifting offers their Body Heal balm, Lip Treat Balm and this unique and totally adorable “Baby Bum” Bar. What a great Baby Shower gift idea!
The Baby Bum “Bear” Bar is for baby’s bottom. It is specially formulated for baby’s sensitive skin using only the purest and most nourishing ingredients available like organic red palm oil, which is high in antioxidants and pro-vitamins; chamomile essential oil for its soothing and calming qualities, St Johns Wort and Oregon grape root to provide a protective layer for baby’s tender bum.
There are small soft paper wipes in the cannister to rub the bear on and then you use the wipes on baby’s bottom. You could also rub onto your hands like other baby balm’s and then rub onto the skin. My daughter uses this on her feet, hands and areas that get chaffing. It really is great for kids and they love the bear!
We saw this unique gift in a Whole Foods market and had to get them in our CareGifting store.
Not only is it a great gift idea for everyone but it really works to reduce eye fatigue and puffiness. The eye pillow is filled with flax seeds and lavender flowers. It can be used to relieve headaches, puffiness, eye fatigue, sinus pressure and can help you fall asleep. We are using these every night and noticing the effects of the pillow immediately. Our eyes feel completely refreshed when the pillow is cooled in the freezer.
This pillow was sent to a grandmother when she was in the hospital having hip surgery. Hospitals are busy places and very light filled so having a little scented, snuggly eye pillow to place over the eyes during rest periods was so beneficial to her recovery. The bunny was always on her bedside table and was quite a conversation piece with visitors, doctors and nurses.
The pillow can also be warmed in the microwave to snuggle with at bed time or movie time. Kids love these a little toasty warm and left on the pillow right before they crawl into bed. Sweet Dreams!
Get Well Gifts are always cherished when received. At CareGifting our name says how we feel about the gifts we offer. We always look for quality items, organic, preservative free and we test products before we sell them to our customers.
Deep Steep products have been very well received with us. The first thing that you think when you try one of their products is how great the smell is. Fresh, but not overpowering. Unique scents that you don’t typically see combined and they just work together like a chorus to a love song!
Deep Steep lotions are creamy, not greasy and provide immediate hydration, vitamins and minerals to parched skin. The Bubble Bath in Honeydew Spearmint is our favorite. Rich, luxurious bubbles and the honeydew-spearmint scent is out of this world good. We’re not kidding, this scent is like sweet tropical air.
We won’t miss telling you about the Lavender and Chamomile lotion. Oh no, this one is also a favorite. We put it on our elbows, knees and tops of our hands and after a week there was a significant difference in the texture of the skin. In retrospect we should have done before and after pictures, next time! Our skin went from dry, wrinkly to soft and supple in just a few days. Applying right before bed was the ritual we preferred most, and luckily we were able to add in a Lavender and Chamomile Bubble Bath prior to it so we felt equally spoiled.
In our opinion this is one of the top spa/bath product line’s out there and we will continue to promote, sell and use these products. Deep Steep is here to stay! If you have used any of their products please comment on your fav’s and why. We love to hear from you.
I was reading an older article in Consumer Reports regarding what bugs Americans the most. What’s funny is that “not getting a human on the phone” was #2, after “Hidden fees” at number one.
I can totally relate to that non human voice on the other end of the phone. Automation has gone completely overboard if you ask me. Companies want to cut costs and the more things a machine can do the less you have to pay. Seems really easy to get caught up in new technology and making everything more simple with computers and machines to do everything for us.
CareGifting is a company that still does things the old fashioned way. When you call you get a real person. Sometimes the machine might answer but we call right back! We wrap all gifts by hand, items are tested by humans and not animals. Kids are often asked to sample foods and children’s items so we know if they would be good for others. One of our CareGifting Kids really loves Peter Rabbit Organics drinks so we stock those and they are very popular. We recently introduced Anna’s Ginger Thins as another kid pick item. Kids love these when they are sick. Very yummy for the tummy.
We get a lot of requests for after surgery gift baskets for children and teens. The typical gift basket doesn’t usually work for those under the age of 16. Sometimes they can’t eat the sweets or the gifts included in the gift basket really wouldn’t help the a youth with their individual recovery. We have compiled some suggestions that we feel work really well based on how many customers send these items to young people. Please feel free to comment if you have other ideas that worked for you.
These are the items that always get requested for children and teens in our after surgery and get well gift baskets. If you have items that you know are a hit with the kids when they are recovering from surgery or illness, send me an email email@example.com and I will add them to the list and will consider the item for our inventory.
It happens to each of us several times a year – a friend calls to talk about an upcoming surgery. It could be surgery for themselves, a friend you have in common or maybe a close relative. Whoever it is, we all wonder what we can do to help out. The best thing is to connect and show you care in some way. Studies have shown that people who feel they have support and a network of caring friends actually experience better health outcomes.
Obviously, different surgeries have very different recovery times. Regardless of the type of surgery or recovery time, there are some basic things you can do to help a friend that work for almost any situation.
First, focus on physical comfort. You can help a friend find items at home, or send them a comfort package with the basics included. Whether laying in bed or resting on the sofa, getting comfortable after surgery is always the challenge.
Soft pillows are a basic for helping to get “comfy” in different resting positions. Microbead squish pillows offer the perfect amount of support to help alleviate aches and pains. They conform and squish to help support arms, legs, neck, head, elbows, heels – virtually any body part. A cylindrical shape is a good choice for a pillow because it makes a nice neck roll or lower back support. Make sure to select a pillow that is filled with some sort of small polystyrene or buckwheat beads, so that the pillow will offer enough flexibility to really be comfortable.
Light yet warm blankets are also great. Try to choose a blanket made from natural fibers, that breathes and is very soft. Organic bamboo is one of the softest natural fibers available and is great because it breathes, is anti-microbial and is grown without the use of pesticides. Organic cotton is also very soft, breathable and offers a light covering without trapping too much heat.
Speaking of bamboo, bamboo socks are another nice comfort item for someone recuperating after surgery. Feet tend to get cold when a person is lying in bed or on the sofa for long periods, and a nice pair of soft, warm socks is always appreciated.
A good quality, no-spill water bottle with straw is another essential comfort item. Patients after surgery often have pain medications to take and need water, plus staying hydrated is recommended for most people because it is key to helping the body heal. Choose a water bottle that has a solid base, doesn’t tip easily, has a no-spill feature and a straw. Why are these features important? Have you ever felt so weak and sore that you didn’t even want to move to get a drink, much less reach for a water bottle that spills or has such a big opening that it spills on your face when you drink? A good water bottle is something that will be used long after surgical recovery is over.
A few other ideas include a box of soft facial tissues at the bedside; antibacterial wipes that can be used when a person doesn’t feel well enough to get to a sink to wash up, or when the immune system is compromised and fighting germs is vitally important; and a basic organic unscented lip balm to help keep the mouth hydrated and comfortable.
Small, healthy snack items are also good to have on hand. Small crackers, natural fruit chips, healthy nuts – all of these are health focused and offer some protein with minimal sugars. Avoid processed foods, foods high in salt or fat, which can be hard to digest and don’t offer much nutritional value to help the body heal.
You can also lend emotional support to a friend after surgery. Call regularly to check in, offer to sit with a friend if they are up to visitors, and just listen. You can also give a friend a journal, which is great for writing down medication schedules, notes from the doctor, or for journaling therapy. It has been shown in clinical studies that just 10 minutes of journaling a day for 4 consecutive days helps improve emotional health. If your friend enjoys music, give a new selection of music to listen to. You can also give a nice selection of current magazines, a new book or video.
The three key elements to a great gift basket idea are:
1. Find a gift that sends the right message. Books and Journals are always a good choice. CareGifting has a variety of books and Journals to choose from. We do our best to stock a wide variety of books but there are times when we might not have exactly what you are looking for. If there is a book that you want to send and we don’t have it, we will do our best to go out and locate the book at a local merchant and add it to your order. Please call customer service for assistance.
2. Find a gift that’s appropriate for the situation. If someone is recovering after surgery you should not send them candy or flowers. What they really need are comfort items that will assist them in healing, we recommend any of the gift baskets in our After Surgery Gift Baskets
3. Find a gift that fits your budget. Spend an appropriate amount based on your relationship with the recipient and your budget. Look for quality, re-usable items that the recipient will use and not re-gift. CareGifting offers you the ability to Create Your Own gift basket within your budget. Remember it’s not about buying the most expensive basket with the most items inside; it’s about giving something meaningful to the recipient that they can use.
For days and possibly weeks, your basket will be in the recipient’s home or office. Your gift message will be read over and over again and will be a symbol of your thoughtfulness. The right gift basket idea will make all the difference.
Gift Baskets Ideas For Kids You can do your best to get them outside and away from the TV, Computer, etc. But sometimes that’s just what they like and all that they have given the situation. Try one loaded with books, games or toys. There are kids’ gift baskets, birthday gift baskets, and even baskets tailored to cure boredom or stress relief for the traveler or college student.
Gift Basket Ideas for Someone you don’t know so well Sometimes we have to get a gift for someone we don’t know that well, a coworker, an employee, the postal man or maybe even your own relative. What you need to do is not select a gift that is too personalized. Socks, journals, crossword puzzle books, healthy snacks, pillows, blankets are all universal items that anyone of any age could enjoy.
Any gift basket idea is a good one! Gift baskets are great for any moment deserving of thanks-thanks for taking care of my cat, sympathy-sorry for your loss, or congratulations-welcome baby Jane! A new job, wedding gift, Easter basket, birthday, house warming,if it comes from you and it comes from the heart, gift baskets are always welcome and always remembered.