Even when my mother was 91 years old, she still wanted me to bring her “Age Performing Cream and Night Repair Cream!” She also welcomed creamy nice smelling body lotion.

So maybe every six months, I put together a beauty basket for her. The basket contained such items as:

  • body lotion
  • chap stick
  • special moisturizers
  • perfume
  • a new nail polish color
  • a fragrant votive candle (if permitted)
  • a lavender-filled sachet to place over her eyes

Then to add to the gift, I used the lotion and massaged her hands and feet. Older individuals crave to be touched. So have some fun and put together a Beauty Basket.

Or if the person you are caring for is a male, you could create a Grooming Basket which could contain such items as:

  • chap stick
  • finger nail clippers
  • after shave lotion
  • hand lotion (my husband really likes, “Morning Mint Hand Cream” by Archipelago Botanicals. Order on Amazon.
  • body hydrating lotion (again try “Morning Mint Body Hydrating Lotion)
  • moist wet-wipes

Again add to the gift by massaging his hands, and if he is willing, massage his feet.

So add a little beauty, comfort, and refreshment to the person’s life by creating a beauty or grooming basket.

To download a free e-book on simple ways to care for the people in your life go to our post  titled 122+ Ways to Care Well.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.

1 Comment

  1. Joe Ordower

    As a man, with a very full, and bushy beard, and mustache, another thing that a man would like is what is called beard oil, and maybe even some mustache wax, to get that dapper look.

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