Let’s face it, it is hard to imagine what it is like to live in chronic pain, and even harder to figure out the best gifts for someone with chronic pain. This person you want to buy a gift for is probably a loved one or a friend and it kills you that you can’t take some of their pain away. So, finding a gift that they will treasure AND that they really want is your mission. Well, this gift guide is here to help you accomplish that mission!
Keep in mind though, that when you live in chronic pain, a gift that helps relieve or cope with the pain is something we really get excited about instead of “cutsy” and frivolous gifts wrapped up in big bows. So, if some of these gift ideas don’t seem like something you would normally expect to be a gift, don’t be surprised. The health costs associated with our illness can empty our pockets fast so to receive a gift that is functional and thoughtful is highly desirable for people living with chronic pain.
This gift guide is intended to help you understand what people in chronic pain really want and value.
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Especially in cold winter months, a heated blanket is an absolute must have for anyone who lives with chronic pain. You will be amazed at the selections of electric blankets–the different fabrics, control settings, and sizes. Amazon has the best selection for these therapeutic blankets.
Unfortunately, acupuncture isn’t covered by most insurance plans. (If you do get coverage that’s amazing!) So a gift card to receive acupuncture sessions would be a highly sought after gift! Hint: *Just make sure it is with a reputable practitioner.
Aromatherapy has many uses and essential oils have become a mainstay in many people’s medicine cabinets. A diffuser makes it super easy to use the essential oils.
I have been putting off getting a weighted blanket. Since hearing so much about them and having several conditions that they help (like Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Back Pain, and Rheumatoid Arthritis), I have fallen in love with this one. When picking one out, remember to choose one that is 10-12% of the person’s body weight.
Amazon can connect you with local services for giving a gift card for a cleaning service for a loved one with chronic pain.
Wise Men Healing Balm with Frankincense & Myrrh
Bene Pad – Natural Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Neck Pain, Carpal Tunnel, Plantar Fascilitis
The Best Book on Habits for Chronic Illness Warriors
✅ Stocking Stuffer Gifts for People with Chronic Pain
Restaurant Gift Cards
Amazon offers a great selection of gift cards for different restaurants. ( ✅ See ALL Choices)
Massage Gift Certificates
Although most of us think of massages as a luxury, they really can be therapeutic. *A word of caution–make sure your loved one’s chronic pain condition is cleared for massages. For some medical conditions, a massage can do more harm than good. (✅ You can get these cute gift certificates ready to fill in the information for massage gift certificate you purchase locally.)
If you haven’t heard of essential oils, then you are probably living under a rock. The therapeutic benefits of essential oils has made them a go to for many aches, pains, ailments, and mental health conditions. (✅ Check out the therapeutic grade essential oils on Amazon)
You can’t escape the cozy feeling of lighting a candle in a dimly lit room. Think about what essential oil benefits would help your loved one most. Then choose an aromatherapy candle with that scent. (✅ Compare the top-rated aromatherapy candles.)
Subscription to PainPathways Magazine
This magazine is created my the PainPathways Organization and has the articles, information, and resources for the most cutting edge treatments and pain management therapies.
ThermaCare Heat Wraps
I have used these heat wraps since they first came out. It’s a wireless heating pad for when you have to be out and about. They are great for PMS cramping, neck pulled muscles, and back pain.
Wise Men Calm Balm: Natural Essential Oil Remedy for Stress Relief and Sleeping Aid
✅ Best Gifts for Chronic Back Pain
I have had my Theracane for more than 10 years and it is absolutely one of my favorite products to release muscle pain and tension. When you have chronic pain, your muscles react by tensing up. The Theracane allows you to target your pressure points (especially in areas you can’t reach) with more pressure than you can apply by yourself. So, having an item that can help release that tension on a moment’s notice and without having to go to a massage therapist every time is a lifesaver. (✅ Check out the Theracane Max)
Fanny Pack Shiatsu Heat and Massage Pad
It doesn’t matter if fanny packs are out of style, if helps back pain, then who cares about style. This Sunbeam brand product has 3-massage, 3- heat settings and automatic shut-off.
Wedge Pillow for Legs
We often don’t realize how our body positions and limbs can cause and exacerbate back pain. Wedge pillows are comfortable and help distribute the pressure of your body weight so your back doesn’t “take the heat.” (✅ See the top-rated wedge pillows)
Prevents and relieves chronic back and hip pain. (✅ Check out the full reviews)
✅ Gifts for Sciatica Sufferers
Contour Legacy Leg Pillow Support Wedge for Sciatica Nerve Pressure
Sciatica Pain Mangagement Books
Sciatica Pillow for Sitting
Low-Back Pain Relief Treatment Stretcher
Immediate Back Pain Relief Brace
✅ Gifts for Someone with Leg Pain
I wish I would have found this chair so much sooner! I can only stand or walk for a few minutes before the pain skyrockets. So, this is amazing to have with so many occasions where I can’t find a place to sit down. This is especially helpful when I go shopping or wait for my kids at the bus stop. Be sure to check the weight limits of these chairs. Some are sturdier than others.
Leg Massager for Calf Circulation
Natural Cannabis Hemp Cream
Orthopedic Knee Pillow
FIT KING Foot and Leg Massager for Circulation and Relaxation with Hand-held Controller
Neuropathy Pain Relief Cream for Leg, Hand, Foot, Toe
I don’t know anyone who would turn away the opportunity to get a foot massage. These washable insoles have 400 nodules that stimulate the pressure points on your feet and strategically place magnets that draw out inflammation and increase circulation. Just imagine, a foot massage when you walk! Yes, please! (✅ see reviews and price)
✅ Gifts for Shoulder Pain
The Stretch Out Strap
The Original Stretch Out Strap recommended by Physical Therapists for for shoulder pain, back pain, and leg pain. (Check Out All Reviews)
My Heating Pad Microwavable Set
Shiatsu Deep Tissue Trigger Point Shoulder and Neck Massager
Essential Oil for Deep Muscle Relief
Massage Heated Shoulder Wrap Brace
Penetrex Pain Relief Therapy
This cream has almost 30K reviews on Amazon! I don’t know if I have ever come across a product with that many reviews. (✅ Check them out here.)
Book: Shoulder Pain–The Solution & Prevention
Written by Dr. John M. Kirsch, this book has over 250 reviews and almost 5-STAAR ratings.
Memory Foam Pillow for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief
✅ Gifts for Neck Pain and Support
Inflatable Cervical Neck Pillow
Hammock for Neck Pain and Relief
✅ Fibromyalgia Gifts
Essential Oil Blends for Fibromyalgia
- Relaxing Massage Essential Oil Blend (Get Recipe)
- Soothing Sleep (Get Recipe)
- Healing Bath (Get Recipe)
- Special Fibromyalgia Blend (Get Recipe)
Best Essential Oils for F
According to Healthline, there are several essential oils that can reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia. This article cites several medical studies that are proving the benefits of the following essential oils.
- Peppermint (Increase cognitive function, relax muscles, migraine pain)
- Eucalyptus (lower pain and inflammation, reduce blood pressure)
- Ginger (block pain sensations, increase antioxidant activity in the body)
- Nutmeg (joint swelling, pain relief)
- Black Pepper
- Lavender (Pain Relieving, Sleep Aid)
- Juniper Berry
- Sandalwood (anti-inflammatory, sedative effect on the nervous system, increase non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM)
Fibromyalgia Awareness Clothing
Fibromyalgia Awareness Products
✅ Gifts for Chronic Migraine Sufferers
Theraspecs fl-41 Tinted Glasses
Migraine Essential Oil Roll-On Therapy
Migraine Relief Cap
Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow
✅ Products to Help Chronic Pain
Inversion Therapy Tables
These have been around for a while and lots of people say they get massive relief. (✅ Check out the full reviews here)
Books on Pain Relief Natural Remedies
Having to be on prescription pain meds for an extended period of time can lead to other issues and your body starts to need an increased dosage to get the same beneficial effects. Reading up on pain relief remedies that are natural will give you an idea for other options to relieve your pain. (✅ See more books on Pain Relief)
Icy Hot Smart Relief Tens Therapy Unit
Looks like the brand has extended beyond just cream. This tens unit is unique because it is Wire-Free and comes from a tried and true brand in pain relief management.
✅ Chronic Pain Gift Basket Ideas
Dinner Gift Basket
Dessert Gift Basket
Desserts, Sweets, Savory Snacks–You know your loved one best! (Compare dessert gift baskets)
Spa Day Gift Basket
Relaxing spa gift baskets are always appreciated. And sense chronic pain can make you tense up, having a spa-like experience (even in your own home) can be really restorative. (See more Spa Gift Baskets)
Best Gift for Chronic Pain
In one of my Chronic Pain Facebook Groups, I asked, “If money was no object, what pain-related product would you love to have?” Multiple people said an Oska. It uses electromagnetic pulse therapy to mitigate pain. (✅ See customer reviews)
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