Do you have a friend or a loved one with arthritis and you need to buy them a gift? When you don’t live with the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, it’s hard to imagine what kind of gift an arthritis sufferer would appreciate.
This ultimate gift guide is full of practical gift ideas for people with arthritis. Lots of products for cooking with arthritis and arthritis
This gift guide is intended to help you understand what people with arthritis really want and value.
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✅ Products for Cooking with Arthritis
Food prep and cooking can be a challenge when you have joint pain and stiffness. Arthritis can also weaken your grip and strength in hour hands, fingers, and joint. These kitchen gadgets for arthritis sufferers are perfect gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day.
One great brand that makes products for cooking with arthritis is Sammons Preston. ✅ See all product options
1. Sammons Rocker Knife for Rheumatoid Arthritis
(See Amazon’s Choice)
2. Best Food Processor for Arthritic H
The automatic jar opener that holds the jar and is completely hands-free is more expensive but worth it if you have a lot of joint problems with your hands, as many Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers do. But there are many other budget-friendly options of automatic can openers.
4. Best Potato Peeler for Arthritic Hands
5. Pizza Wheel
Who doesn’t love pizza? I am such a pizza lover, I just had to add the Pizza Wheel to this gift list. It even comes with a blade shield for when it’s not in use. That is an awesome benefit because I have “little hands” around the house that are sometimes too curious for their own good. 🙂
6. Wine Opener for People with A
7. Magic Opener P
lus Bottle Top Opener
The Magic Opener Plus works with 16 different sizes of plastic bottles, water bottle, and pull tab soup cans.
✅ Arthritis Blankets
8. Weighted Blanket for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Can weighted blankets help rheumatoid arthritis? Yes, they can! Here is how–weighted blankets help improve sleep. Research has shown that people feel more pain when they haven’t slept well. That’s why weighted blankets can be a great gift for arthritis sufferers.
This is Amazon’s Choice in weighted blankets and it comes in so many different colors and prints. More modern designs that I haven’t seen before.
9. Rheumatoid Arthritis Electric Blanket
Heat is a good friend to people who have arthritis, especially in the cold winter months. But sometimes you may just want to crawl under a warm blanket for a good nap or a cuddle.
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✅ Gifts for Driving with Arthritic Hands
There are many challenges when driving with arthritic hands. A good steering wheel grip is helpful when arthritis has weakened the strength in someone’s hands. The spinner knob is very helpful in make turns with ease. And orthopedic steering wheel covers provide cushion and insulation from having to touch a hot steering wheel during the summer or a cold steering wheel in the winter.
10. Steering Wheel Grip for Arthritis
11. Steering Wheel Spinner Knob
When someone in my Chronic Illness and Arthritis Facebook groups suggested this device, the Spinner Ball for your steering wheel, I had never heard of it. But it is awesome and helps when your hands are fatigued and losing strength. This particular brand has you specify the make and model of your car to get a custom fit for the steering wheel.
✅ Arthritis Heat or Cold Therapy
Both heat and cold therapy can help relieve the joint pain and stiffness that comes along with Rheumatoid Arthritis (and every other type of arthritis too!) When I have swelling and inflammation, I prefer to ice down my joints. But most people swear by heat therapy.
Rheumatoid Arthritis greatly affects the hand joints. This MyCare Heating Pad–Therapy Warming and Cooling Glove for Arthritis surrounds the hands. I think this is ingenious and a definite must-have for someone with arthritis.
Whether it’s my lower back pain from CRPS or my joint pain from my arthritis, I love the fact that this hot/cold therapy pad is wearable. I can still move around and get things done while benefitting from the hot or cold therapy. It can also be wrapped around other joints like shoulders.
There are so many styles and functions when choosing the best gloves for arthritis pain. Compression gloves for swelling, copper gloves stabilize the muscle tissue to reduce swelling and pain, and magnetic arthritis gloves provide magnetic therapy for hands, fingers, and joints.
16. Compression Gloves for Swelling
17. Best Copper Gloves for Arthritis
18. Magnetic Therapy Gloves for Arthritis
19. Hemp Gloves for Arthritis
✅ Arthritis Friendly Gardening Tools
How many people do you know who love gardening but arthritis keeps them from doing it? One of the arthritis pharmaceutical companies actually has a commercial with a woman in her garden. The key when looking for arthritis-friendly gardening tools is to find ones with gears and long handles to maximize leverage.
Radius Garden Root Slayer
✅ Gadgets for Arthritis Sufferers
Some of these gadgets for arthritis sufferers are so cool, you will want to pick one up for yourself. I personally love the Sammons Preston Easy Grip Hand in Mug!
25. Sammons Preston Easy Grip Hand in Mug
27. Book Holder for Arthritic Hands
28. iPad & Tablet Hands-Free Lap Holder
Since being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis I find that after I have been sitting a long time it is really hard to get up out of my chair. This Up Easy Lifting Cushion is very helpful. It comes in different options that support different amounts of weight.
I wish I would have found this chair so much sooner! With my CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) that mainly affects my lower back, 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 walk my kids to the bus stop and we have to wait for the bus to come. Amazon has many other similar chairs available too. (✅ See Amazon’s
Arthritis and joint pain/stiffness
Keep in mind though, that when you live with arthritis, 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. Know that to us, it is a phenomenal gift!
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