Gifts for Foster Parents
Are you shopping for gifts for foster parents? If so, this list is perfect for Christmas gifts, appreciation gifts and all occasions! You can also find lots of tips for foster parents that might give you additional ideas for blessing them with gifts.
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Gifts for Foster Parents
Foster parents are normal people and will enjoy gifts of all kinds. However, if you are looking for gifts uniquely for foster parents or gifts that will bless them in their foster care journey, these ideas will be perfect!
Home Safety Gifts for the Foster Home
Foster homes are required to maintain safety standards. You can see an example of a monthly home safety checklist here. Because of these standards, there are extra safety items needed in a foster home. The following is a list of amazon links to specific items that are needed,
- Medication Lock Box
- Fire Extinguisher
- Smoke Detectors
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Electrical Outlet Covers
- Door Alarms
- Video Baby Monitors
- Cabinet Locks
Foster Parent Gear
Keychains, mugs and the like are always a sweet gift idea. Encouraging items that acknowledge the foster care journey will make a foster parent feel special and acknowledge that the calling to foster a child is a worthy and life changing pursuit.
A Moment in our Home Keychain
This keychain is lovely and handmade. The foster parent can add charms for each foster child that comes through their home so they can remember them.
Be the Village laptop sticker
This is a sweet, durable, water proof decal for the laptop or other item to remind those around us to "be the village" for foster children.
Foster Care Christmas Ornament
This Christmas ornament is the perfect small gift for a foster family this Christmas. They really do hard things daily!
Foster Love Mug
Fill this cute mug with some candy or tuck in a gift card for a super sweet gift for a foster parent.
Foster Care Tumbler
This super fun tumbler can be filled with candy or other small items to make a great gift for any foster parent.
Household Item Gifts for Foster Homes
Before a license can be issued for a foster parent, the foster parents and their home must be put through an inspection process known as a home study. The foster care home study looks at not only the parents themselves, but also their home to determine if it would be a safe environment for a foster child. Sometimes there are extra items needed to equip a foster home like:
- Extra sheets for beds
- Extra towels
- Inflatable Mattress for emergency placements
- Storage Containers
Home Decor Gifts for Foster Parents
Some foster parents love to decorate their home with signs and pictures that express their passion for parenting children in need. Etsy offers lots of great decor options in many styles like these.
Because of our "yes" Sign
I love this sign! It perfectly expresses how a family is grown through foster care and adoption.
We Will Sign
The commitment a foster parent makes to a child. This is a beautiful reminder for all who come into a foster home.
Fostering In Love Sign
Perfect gift to decorate a foster care bedroom.
Foster to Adoption Days Sign
When the long wait of foster care is finally over and the adoption is final, this is perfect sign to commemorate the event.
Self Care Gifts for Foster Parents
Foster parents, especially those who foster special needs and medically fragile children. As you know, life can be absolutely exhausting when you are parenting children who have not been through trauma, but adding that element adds much anxiety and stress for many foster parents. Gifts that help them practice some self care are always a great idea!
Self care gifts could include gift certificates for a spa service like a manicure, pedicure or massage. You could also give a gift certificate for a meal at a restaurant.
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