Unfortunately, headaches are a daily occurrence for some people. I personally suffer from chronic headaches and have 1 or 2 headaches per week. While I am unable to get rid of my headaches entirely I do manage to make life tolerable with certain items that really help make life better.
Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors and often can’t be controlled. Things like bright sun light, lack of caffeine, stress, tension, illness, and more can cause headaches. When you suffer from headaches often you are always hoping something will come along to give you relief.
We write a lot about pain relief gifts here – from back pain gifts to wrist pain gifts and more – because giving a gift that helps relieve someone’s pain is the best kind of gift you can give.
So if you know someone who suffers from migraine headaches or has multiple headaches per week, consider giving one of these gifts to them.
Below we’ve rounded up our favorite gift ideas for people with chronic or frequent headaches based on our own experience and research:
Blocking light is a huge deal for anyone with a headache, especially if you suffer from migraines that make you sensitive to light. Eye masks can help block light and also offer soothing qualities making them an ideal gift. Many eye masks are made of breathable materials and some even create a gentle massaging effect. Buying an eye mask as a gift idea for headache sufferers is a great idea.
- IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow
- TheraPearl Eye-ssential Mask – Reusable Hot Cold Therapy Mask
- Luxury Hot Cold Eye Mask – Lavender Eye Pillow Relieves Headache
For many people with frequent headaches they are caused by tension. Tension in the neck can cause painful headaches and headaches can also cause necks to become tense and painful. Relieving some of the tension is important either way which is why a neck massager is a great gift idea. You can either purchase a neck massager they can use again and again that will come in handy when future headaches strike!
- Zyllion ZMA-13-BK Shiatsu Massage Pillow with Heat
- Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager with Heat
- Body Back Buddy Self-Massage Tool
A heating pad is very useful to deal with the pain and tension that occurs when someone has a headache. A heating pad can help relax the muscles in the neck relieving tension. This will allow relief for the sufferer as relaxing one area can help relax another.
- Dr. Bob’s – Neck Wrap Heating Pad
- Microwavable Corn Filled Heating Pad
- Kozy Collar Microwave Hot/cold Scented Sinus Pillow
Did you know that aromatherapy oils can help relieve headaches just like medicine for some people? While this won’t work for everyone, essential oils and aromatherapy oils can truly help many people who suffer from headaches. Many of my friends use essential oils rather than medication for headaches because it’s more gentle and works well. I’ve used peppermint oil successfully when I’ve had headaches in the past too. You might want to gift these oils in a set since certain oils will work better for some people than others.
Even better? This gift idea only costs between $5 and $20!
- Pure Body Naturals Undiluted Essential Peppermint Oil
- Head Ease Synergy Blend Essential Oil
- doTERRA PastTense Essential Oil Tension Blend Roll On
Many people with headaches love to make a cup of tea in order to relieve the pain in their heads. Giving someone a collection of herbal tea bags can be a great gift idea. It’s believed that herbal tea can help with migraine headaches along with other symptoms like nausea and tension.
- Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea Sample
- TranquilyTea Anti-stress Passion Flower Linden Pear Herbal Tea
This gift idea for people with headaches requires a bit of extra work but it can be life changing. Most people with headaches prefer to avoid light since it can make a headache worse. Blackout curtains can block light in a room and give the person a safe and dark environment to recover in. Include the installation with these curtains for an amazing gift that will truly help.
- Eclipse Fresno 52 by 84-Inch Blackout Window Curtain
- Best Home Fashion Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains
- Deconovo® Black Thermal Insulated Blackout Panel Curtains
Often when a headache strikes me I prefer to just lay down and do nothing. I know lots of others feel the same. Luckily many of these gift ideas help people do just that – lay down and relax! If you are someone who suffers from frequent headaches I hope you appreciate these gift ideas!