Advice 06 Dec
Chronic Illness Self Care Gift Guide ♡
The holidays are approaching fast and it’s that time of year when we start thinking about buying gifts for the ones we love. Sometimes the best thing to buy for our loved ones with chronic illnesses is items that will help with their self-care or make their days a little bit easier - like a hug on those days when distance separates us. This is my gift guide for people with chronic illness.
Image: Jack Dennis (2021)
Weighted Blanket II
Weighted blankets can be a lifesaver for those with chronic pain, sensory issues or anxiety, as the evenly spread weight applies Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS). I’ve spent many a bad pain day under my weighted blanket.
Weighted Sleep Mask
Whether it be from migraines, headaches, or just trying to take a nap during the day, a weighted sleep mask is always handy to have. The super-soft fabric and the even pressure helps with soothing tired eyes and drifting off to sleep.
Essensual Leaf Back Pyjama Dress - Ivory
Those of us with chronic illnesses know that there are times when our pain and/or fatigue greatly impact our mobility and movement. These times call for clothing that is as soft, accessible and comfortable as possible. Being free from zips, buttons and any hard trims, this pyjama dress features a leaf back design that allows it to be easily put on and taken off and maximum comfort.
Sensory Wellness Mat
Acupressure has been clinically proven to help relieve pain, and there are thousands of massage points on the Wellness Mat and Pillow. One of the most helpful things I have found during a pain flare and associated muscle tension (sore neck and back) is using one of these.
Cs Relaxing Pillow Mist 100ML
This Cocon de Sérénité Relaxing Pillow Mist only contains 100% natural scent and can be sprayed in your bedroom and on your pillow to create a calming atmosphere. There is nothing better than creating a comforting and calming place of rest, especially when people with chronic illnesses need it. There is also Braille labelling on the bottle to assist people with low or limited vision.
I hope that this gift guide helps you when finding that perfect gift for the ones you love (or for yourself).