7 Thoughtful Gifts For Someone With Chronic Pain
7 Thoughtful Gifts For Someone With Chronic Pain – Shopping for a loved one with a chronic illness or chronic pain can become a little challenging! Your gift can be a great way to show them how much you care. If you know someone who suffers with chronic pain or a chronic illness, these 7 thoughtful gifts will really show them you were thinking of them and that you truly do care about them and their illness.
7 Thoughtful Gifts For Someone With Chronic Pain:
Offer your services – Offer to do their grocery shopping, run errands, do their laundry or clean their house. Most of us chronic pain patients can do the small stuff, but things like deep cleaning our house is what gets us and can make our pain worse (ask to wash windows, mop, scrub toilets, sinks, tubs). Running to the grocery store or doing much-needed errands for us will help a ton! When we don’t feel good and pain is high, going out and facing the world is a very tough task and sometimes impossible. Yard work is also a huge help.
Make meals – Make ahead freezer meals, something simple and all we have to do is put it in the oven is a huge help. Make sure to include the directions, temperature, and cooking time on the meal. Try to find out what kind of meals the family likes and make sure your recipe is enough to feed the whole family.
Awareness items for both of you – Something that both of you can wear or have. It shows you care, support us, and that we are in this fight together. There are many options like bracelets, necklaces, and awareness clothing.
Babysit – If they have smaller kids offer to take them out, sometimes just having that quite break while the kids are gone can help us feel better. If you can’t babysit, making a basket for the kids (coloring books, craft stuff, puzzles, a new movie) to keep them occupied will help us too.
Make a donation in their name – Find a non-profit that associates with your loved ones chronic illness and make a small donation in their name. Sometimes the non-profit will even send something out like a certificate after a donation to your loved one.
Personalized gift – Anything from a coffee mug to a pictured blanket, there are so many options and you can personalize just about anything. My neighbor made my family pictured coasters and they turned out fantastic! It wasn’t very expensive, but they are probably one of the most thoughtful gifts my family has ever received and my kids love that their picture is on them.
Things to keep them comfortable – Things like a heated blanket, body pillow, fuzzy socks, soft music CD, neck pillow, soft blanket, comfortable robe or PJ’s, good smelling lotions and soaps (make sure nothing triggers headaches) are all great ideas.
These are just a few suggestions, get creative and see what the need is. Just remember thoughtful gifts come from the heart and not your wallet. 🙂
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