17 Christmas Gift Ideas For Someone With A Chronic Illness

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Finding a gift for someone with a chronic illness can be a somewhat of a challenge. Being asked what you’d like for Christmas can be a challenge as well.

christmas gift ideas for someone with a chronic illness

I’ve rounded up something for every budget – from free to luxury:

  • A freezer meal. Coming up with quick and healthy meals on our worst days is almost impossible. That leaves us all too often grabbing fast food or ordering pizza. Having a few freezer meals handy for those tough evenings is a great gift for us and our families! (Keep in mind any food allergies.)
  • Gift card to a restaurant that delivers. If you don’t want to make your own freezer meal this is the next best thing!
  • Festive paper plates, cups and silverware. The gift of easy clean up is always a welcome addition.
  • Aromafloria bath products. Relaxing in a hot bath is a simple luxury I allow myself almost nightly. Having amazing bath products to use makes it seem less like a medical treatment and more like pampering! I reviewed these bath products earlier this year – you can read my review HERE.

  • Bath pillow. Again, speaking of bubble baths – a bath pillow would make a long soak more comfortable!
  • Bathtub caddy. This is on my list this year! I love to read my Kindle in the tub but holding it for so long can make my fingers cramp up. This little baby would fix that problem for me!
  • Body pillow. My body pillow goes everywhere with me. I take it whenever I’m going to be sleeping away from home. I need it to help get in more comfortable positions for sleeping.
  • Full body pillow. I’ve never tried one of these but I have a friend that has one and she just loves it!

  • Coloring book. Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. It’s a great alternative to craft projects we may not be able to do anymore. I love these ones by Margaret Feinberg! Don’t forget the colored pencils too!

  • Heating blanket. Heat is my first defense against pain. I end up using my heating blanket all year long.
  • Heated throw. My daughter gave me this throw for Christmas last year. It’s a great size to keep in the living room without taking up too much space and fits in a suitcase easier than the larger blankets.

  • Heated throw for the car. My husband and I seem to operate on the opposite ends of the internal thermostat. He could have the air blasting snowballs through the vents and I’m more comfortable with heated seats and volcanic ash coming from the same vents. Needless to say this is on my Christmas list this year too!

  • Kindle. I love my Kindle. I use it for anything from Facebook to games to, oh yeah, reading. I love being able to read in bed with the screen black and letters white. On this setting it allows my husband to fall asleep while I read a chapter or two.
  • Quell. This devise has been a wonderful addition to my pain fighting arsenal. I wrote a review of this product earlier this year and you can read it HERE.

  • Mini bluetooth speaker. I love to listen to podcasts and music when I’m in the tub or working around the house. They’re easy to connect to a smartphone and small enough to carry around as you move room to room.
  • Digital picture frame. When you spend a lot of time in one room it can be monotonous. Having rotating pictures of those you love can make the room a bit more cheery.

  • Cute pajamas or loungewear. Who doesn’t like to get new pjs? Especially when you spend so much of your life in them!


So what’s on your Christmas list this year?


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