Living with chronic pain is without a doubt one of the hardest things many people have to do. Until I suffered from a chronic nerve pain condition I didn’t realize how distracting and horrible it can be to live with chronic pain without relief. Luckily I found medication to offer relief but not everyone is so lucky.
If you know someone living in chronic pain we hope you reach out and give a gift that can offer relief. Whether that means time together as a distraction or one of the gifts listed below, it means a lot to someone in chronic pain to know that others care.
Gift Ideas For People With Chronic Pain
The following gift ideas are meant to be given to someone that is dealing with chronic pain. Some links include affiliate links and we hope this list gives you plenty of ideas!
Heating pads are essential well-being tools for people in pain, especially any type of muscle pain. The heat from a heating pad can penetrate sore muscles and offers a soothing feeling.
There are regular electric options but if you know someone with chronic pain that is sensitive to EMF you can also consider giving a FIR (far infrared) heating pad.
Similar to a heating pad, these microwaveable wraps offer warmth and comfort to those in chronic pain. They are great for wrapping around a neck with painful muscles but can be used with various areas for pain relief.
If you know the gift recipient is sensitive to smells, make sure you give a non-scented wrap as a gift. There are several great unscented microwaveable wrap options available on the market and giving a gift that won’t trigger discomfort is very thoughtful.
Almost everyone loves a comfy pair of slippers to wear around the house and those in chronic pain are no exception.
These can come in very handy on those days where the pain is too great to even leave the house.
Relaxation CDs and Videos
These gifts might seem silly to some but can be helpful tools in managing pain and the depression that comes with suffering from chronic pain.
Treat Yourself Gift Cards
Often those suffering from a chronic painful condition do not have extra room in their financial budget. Money is spent covering treatments and doctor visits instead of spending money on luxuries and treats.
Giving a gift card for a massage or a hair and nail session can be a fantastic gift. Since it’s often not high on the priority list for chronic pain sufferers any gift card they can use to treat themselves will be much appreciated.
As we said in the beginning, sometimes the best gift you can give someone with chronic pain is your time. That might mean spending more time with that person and offering lots of hugs. It might mean acts of service like helping run errands and complete household tasks they can’t handle. It might mean things like preparing meals, babysitting, cleaning, or more. Or it simply might mean sending a card once in a while to let them know they are cared for and being prayed over.
More Gift Ideas
Depending on the specific type of pain you might consider a more tailored gift idea. Below are a few links to our more popular gift guides:
- Gift Ideas For People With Back Pain
- Gift Ideas for People With Neck Pain
- Gift Ideas For People With Foot Pain
- Gift Ideas for People With Wrist Pain
- Gift Ideas for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
- Gift Ideas For People With Migraines
- Alternative Pain Relief Gift Ideas