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6 Great Gifts to Give Your Single Parent Friend

>> Nov 3, 2011

Being a parent is a really hard job and being a single parent is twice the work. Often people become single parents because of things like domestic violence, death of a partner or a difficult divorce, so any support they can get is always appreciated. Single parents often have to go without so that they can provide better for their family, so here are a few things you could consider doing to support your single parent friend to help them feel more in control.

Gift Baskets
It’s a small gesture, but giving a gift basket is a nice way of showing your single parent friend that you care. You can put anything inside such as candles, relaxing teas, calming lotions, bath products or whatever else you think they would like.

Family FunFamily outings are a luxury that some single parents can’t afford. Buying them a family pass to things like the zoo, science center, museum or aquarium, will give them an excuse to take a day off and spend some quality time with their children.

A Night Out
Single parents often don’t ever get the chance to take a night off just for them. Organize a day for your friend that includes your babysitting services and movie passes for them so they can get out and feel like a regular adult. This will give them a chance to catch up with other friends or maybe even meet a special someone.

Tasty MealsSingle parents generally spend a lot of time working to support their family. When they are not working, they have to take care of other duties such as bills, errands and shopping that seriously limits the amount of time left for their family. To give them a little bit more time in the day, cook something for them in advance such as a casserole or lasagne so that all they have to do is heat and serve. Better yet, invite them and their children over to your house once in a while for a home-cooked meal. Even if you only have the chance to do it once in a while, they will really appreciate the effort.

Hire a House Cleaner
If you can afford it, hire a house cleaner to come in and do a deep clean in your friend’s house. This is a super useful gift that will not only free up some time to spend with their kids, but it will also help them feel more in control.

Gift CertificatesUnfortunately, many things that are necessary in life are also very expensive these days. Get your friend a gift certificate for something that they really need such as groceries, petrol or household items. Nothing is worse than feeling like you can’t afford the necessities in life.

Being a single parent is super hard these days, so if you have a single parent friend, it’s important to be aware of their situation. Through everyday conversation, you can often get a hint as to what they need, even if it’s something as simple as offering a ride, they will really appreciate your help and friendship.

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