Holiday shopping can be stressful when you don't know what to buy, especially when you want to give something thoughtful and useful. It gets even trickier when it comes to buying the perfect gift for someone who suffers from chronic pain. Instead of picking up a box of chocolates or bath products from your local drug store, check out some of these gift ideas that can help alleviate pain or lift their spirit.
A day at the spa
Whether you book a specific service like a massage, or give a gift card to a local spa, your loved one is sure to enjoy some pampering for the day. A massage can help with inflammation and provide some relief to the pain. At the very least, a visit to the spa will boost their mood.
A clean house
When you suffer from chronic pain, it is very difficult to perform many daily tasks. The strain and movement of cleaning can cause even more pain. To remove some of the burden, you can hire someone to clean their house or offer to do it yourself. It's a gift that is sure to be well-received.
A natural alternative to medication
If your loved one suffers from chronic pain, chances are, they've taken a variety of prescriptions and over the counter medications. Often times, medications can cause unpleasant side effects. This year, give your loved one Milkweed Balm to help soothe their muscles. Filled with Omega 7 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory agents, and antioxidants, Milkweed Balm may help promote bone, joint, and muscle health.
A delicious meal
Cooking can be challenging for those suffering from pain. Opening cans, standing for long periods of time, and bending over can exacerbate symptoms. Offer to come over and cook a meal or take your loved one out to a special dinner. You can also purchase some kitchen gadgets like tools with padded handles that will make cooking easier .
Perhaps, the best gift you can give your loved one this holiday season is time. Chronic pain patients often feel isolated and depressed which can lead to more pain. Spend time together sitting and talking, watching a movie, or going out to the store. Make visiting a regular occurrence throughout the year.