Care package ideas for the recently widowed.
March 8, 2005 11:57 AM Subscribe
My father passed away from a rare cancer last week. I'd like to send my mother regular "care packages" to ease her through this transition and let her know I'm thinking of her.
posted by Sangre Azul to shopping (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have many ideas to begin with that revolve around her interests (antiques, gardening, crafting, cats, learning more about computers & the internet). What I'd really like are some suggestions for gifts that pertain to being single for the first time -- my mom grew up in a large family and got married fresh out of college, so this is the first time she's really been on her own (she's 57, lives in Florida).
Cooking for one is a big issue -- she'd especially like to use this time to learn how to cook healthier food for herself. I'd also like some basic home/car repair ideas. Financial guides are less of a concern.
In all, I'm looking for books, magazines, kits, etc. Cost for all this is not an issue.
I live 15 minutes away, so nothing needs to be a sole guidebook for the rest of her life - she has tons of support. She isn't dumb and wasn't sheltered - my dad just happened to take care of so many things. So, I want to give my mom some tools to help her become more independant in this new life she's about to lead.