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Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Depressed

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickenfeathers, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Depressed

    There are many things we'd like to have--lasting happiness, peace on Earth and a cure for cancer--but when it comes to material needs these are some gifts which would really lift our spirits.

    1. Cash

    One of the ways that depression hits hardest is financially. Between the medical bills and the loss of work days, it can be hard to just keep up. Offer to pay some bills, give a gift certificate or phone card or give them the cash to spend as needed.
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    2. A Day of Pampering

    Some of the great products out there include spa gift certificates and luxurious kits for do-it-yourself spa days at home. There's nothing like a little pampering to make a person feel special.

    3. A Good Book

    When you just feel like snuggling up in some comfy pajamas and hiding from the world there's nothing like a good book to keep you company.

    4. A Nice Journal

    Writing one's thoughts and feelings in a journal can be very therapeutic. Many blank books available have beautiful covers and inspirational quotes throughout.

    5. Relaxation CD

    Stress and anxiety are often problems faced by the depressed. Soothing music can be very helpful.

    6. Nighttime Comfort

    Does your loved one have trouble with sleep? How about a gift to make bedtime more comfortable?

    7. The Gift of Music

    Music has the amazing gift of conveying emotion without saying word. It has the power to express how we are feeling when we aren't able.

    8. Maid Service

    Having a clean living environment can make a person feel so much better, but when even getting out of bed is a chore housework may get neglected.

    9. Send Flowers

    Your best choice is a live plant. There's nothing more depressing than dead flowers and a live plant will give your loved one something to care for and nurture. Have them delivered to their workplace if possible. It's a real boost for your co-workers to see that someone cares about you.

    10. A Pet

    It goes without saying that you should be certain this is something your loved one would want before making the purchase, but a pet can a lifesaver for the lonely. Animals love us unconditionally and give us a reason to go on living.

  2. hoosierhen

    hoosierhen Songster

    Sep 26, 2007
    Those are all wonderful gifts. To all my girls, I started the tradition several years ago of giving each one of them pajamas, a book, and a fragrance. It is fun to shop for these things, and the girls really enjoy them.
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    10. A Pet - specifically a Chicken -

    It goes without saying that you should be certain this is something your loved one would want before making the purchase, but a pet can a lifesaver for the lonely, and in this casem provide you with entertainment, interesting noises, and of course, eggs. Animals love us unconditionally, even with the ocassional peck on the leg or tug at our shirt sleeve and give us a reason to go on living so that we can provide more treats wehn we visit their coop.

    Didn't mean to diminish the nature of the post from Chicken feathers but it seemed to lack something chicken to me, sorry if I'm being too "fowl" here, weird sense of humor I guess, Darlene

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