Here are some gift ideas I found online for your favorite diabetic.
1) insulated case for traveling with diabetic supplies. Insulin will be protected for up to 12 hours, taking the worry out of summer trips, delays on hot airplanes, and travel anywhere your tickets take you. New ones do not need to have a freezer available, merely an ice bucket that's easily obtainable in any motel or hotel room.
2) If your loved one doesn't have a medical bracelet or necklace, try a gold or silver one, both of which are available at most jewelry stores. We've seen them in from 14 karat to base metal in many shapes and sizes. This truly is a gift that shows that you care.
3) Sugar-free treats make wonderful stocking stuffers. Many fine candy stores stock sugar free chocolate and no-sugar candy canes.
4) A foot and nail care kit that is safe for diabetics is a good gift. These battery powered tools can file nails and reduce overly thick ones, but are safe to use.
5) Give a membership to your favorite diabetes association so that an informative magazine arrives monthly.
6) Donate to a charity in your loved one's name. What a joy to know that you care that much about their health.
7) Give a membership to a health club, gym, or exercise facility. You will be providing fun and good health for the year.
8) Buy a new healthy cookbook, preferable ours (see the Book Store), but any good one will do. This way you know both of you will be eating well and healthy.
9) Invest in the very best nonstick pots and pans you can afford. You'll be amazed at the positive response you will get from this gift. We know how long it took us to put out the money for ours, and we also know what a major difference they have made in our cooking.
10) Send Fruit or Vegetable of the month — a good message about your support of the diabetic's nutritional needs.
11) For the diabetic who cooks, here's some great stocking stuffers: a small package of dried morels or shiitake mushrooms, a small bottle of aged (12 years of more) balsamic vinegar, a crockery jar of herbes de provence, a tube of imported tomato paste, a glass container of premium Spanish saffron, a box of his/her favorite herbal tea (or try something new and exotic), a beautiful bottle of herb vinegar, a pound of an exotic coffee, a package of dried chiles from New Mexico, or small pots of fresh herbs to set in the kitchen window sill.
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