Anytime is a good time to give a gift, but it’s typically top-of-mind during the holiday season. Check out our list of gift ideas for all those in your life who might be touched by tube-feeding.
For the Adult Consumer: Meal delivery services are gaining popularity, so why not give the gift of convenient nutrition? For example, Real Food Blends is one company offering pre-blended meals for feeding tube users. The variety packs are great for those already using blended diets, while the gift card option might be best for someone who needs to consult with their doctor or dietitian before trying the whole food blended meals.
For the Little Tubie: This holiday, you could give your little loved one who has a feeding tube a Tubie Friend! Younger consumers will love to have a stuffed buddy that “looks” just like them. While you won’t be able to have your Tubie Friend in hand before the end of the holidays, you can make an event of placing your order, allowing your loved one to have a say in what their new friend will look like.
For the Caregiver: For all the hard work they do year-round, why not give the caregiver in your life a break from all things feeding tube related? You could treat them with a spa gift certificate or make them a coupon book with “offers” to redeem. Anything that will allow him/her the opportunity to relax or do something that they enjoy–uninterrupted–will be appreciated!
For Family & Friends: Want to give friends or family a gift with a subtle tie to tube feeding? Why not gift them a copy of the New York Times Bestseller, Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert? In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment resulted in the loss of Ebert’s ability to eat, drink, or speak. In this book, he tells the full, dramatic story of his life and career.
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