Christmas Gift Guide: what to buy someone with a chronic illness
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We are almost half-way through November and this means that Christmas will soon be upon us. The chronic illness Christmas gift guide I wrote last year was well received, so I thought I’d give it a go again this year (p.s. check out last year’s post for even more ideas). Whether you are looking to treat yourself or a friend/loved one with a chronic illness, I’ve got you covered.

As it was appreciated last year, I have created a UK and US gift guide. I hope that you get some good ideas from this list and it takes a little bit of stress out of your Christmas shopping. If you would like to skip straight to the US list, click here.

UK Christmas Gift Guide

I'm tired mug
1. ‘I’m Tired’ Mug
With this mug, there’s no need to tell people how you are feeling; it says it all. The ‘I’m Tired’ mug is enamel with the slogan printed on both sides, making it perfect for left and right-handed people. It costs £11.00, plus £3.00 shipping.

 

Need sleep jumper
2. ‘Need More Sleep’ Sweatshirt
This sweatshirt has the slogan “Need More Sleep” and sums up how we feel with chronic fatigue. It’s available in grey or black and in sizes XS to XL. Although it ships from the UK, the sizes are US. So, keep that in mind when ordering. This sweatshirt is £18.00, plus £2.00 shipping.

 

Essential Oil Necklace diffuser
3. Essential Oils Diffuser Locket
This beautiful necklace is available in gold, silver or rose gold and features a tree of life design. The necklace allows you to add your favourite essential oils, that will diffuse throughout the day as you are wearing it. Price: £22.16, plus £3.96 shipping.

 

Super Sloth coaster4. Super Sloth Coaster
This is a fun, cute coaster that has a cartoon drawing of a ‘super sloth’ on it with the writing, “I will rescue you at my own pace”. It makes a great gift for anyone who suffers from chronic fatigue. They cost £3.50 each and shipping costs £1.

 

Echo Dot5. Amazon Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo Dot can be so helpful to those with a chronic illness. From setting medication reminders to playing music to even helping you with your shopping, the Echo Dot is a handy tool! It costs £49.99 and is eligible for Prime.

 

Unlocking Lyme6. Unlocking Lyme by Dr Bill Rawls
This is one of the best books I have read about Lyme Disease. It is easy to understand and packed full of helpful information. A must-read for anyone who suffers from Lyme! It also contains information about treatments that are helpful for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. The paperback book costs £11.04 and is eligible for Prime.

 

iTens7. The Body Clock iTens
The iTens is a portable TENS machine that offers pain relief. You can read my full review of this device here. It treats both acute and chronic pain and is controlled via an app on your phone. It’s wire-free and discreet, making it superior to other TENS machines. It costs £99.95 or £83.20 with VAT relief, plus free UK delivery.

 

Let Go8. ‘Let Go’ print by Maggs London
‘Let Go’ is a mantra that I personally really like and it is one that is so helpful to those of us who live with chronic illness. This print is a daily reminder to let go of the guilt and stress that we can feel as a result of our illness. It is an A3 print with the letters embossed and foiled in rose gold. The print costs £19.99, plus £3.95 shipping.

US Christmas Gift Guide

Amethyst necklace1. Raw Crystal Amethyst Necklace
Amethyst isn’t just beautiful, it also a calming crystal that promotes balance, calm and peace. Choose from a sterling silver, 14k gold or 14k rose gold chain (various lengths available). It costs $36.00, plus $4.95 shipping.

 

I Can't Even Mug2. ‘I Can’t Even’ MugThis mug says it all some days! With a cute design and the slogan, “I Can’t Even”, it makes the perfect gift for someone who suffers from chronic fatigue. It costs $10.95 for an 11-ounce mug or $13.05 for a 15-ounce mug. Shipping is $7.95.

 

Just Breathe T-shirt3. ‘Just Breathe’ Tee

This t-shirt has a great mantra written on it. It reads, “Inhale. Exhale”, and is designed by a fellow Lyme warrior. It’s available as a short-sleeved v-neck for $25 or as a long-sleeved tee for $33.00. Shipping is from $2.99.

 

Echo Dot4. Amazon Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo Dot can be so helpful to those with a chronic illness so it is making the US list too. From setting medication reminders to playing music to even helping you with your shopping, the Echo Dot is a handy tool! It costs $49.99 and is eligible for Prime.

 

The Life-Changing magic of not giving a F**k5. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k
This book is not for those easily offended by swearing! However, it is a short, helpful read that will help you to stop worrying so much about what people think of you. It brings a refreshing perspective. The hardback version costs $10.44.

 

Oska Pulse6. The Oska Pulse
The Oska Pulse is a high-end gift that is potentially life-changing for people with chronic pain. You can read my full review of this device here. The device retails for $399.99 and you can get $55 off by using the coupon FEBRUARYSTARS at checkout.

 

5 minute journal7. The Five Minute Journal
Journalling is a powerful tool and one I personally use. This journal makes it simple to fill out little details about your day in a helpful and positive way. The hardcover cost starts at $19.16.

 

Essential Oil Diffuser8. Essential Oil Diffuser
This diffuser, with a colourful LED lamp, uses Ultrasonic waves to instantly vaporize water and essential oil in the tank, to produce a cool, dry fragrant mist. It costs $16.95.

 


I hope that you enjoyed my chronic illness Christmas gift guide and found it helpful. What are your favourites on the list? Let me know in the comments below.

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5 Comments

  1. Great list, I have the Google Alexa which is a similar product, I set reminders on it for medication etc.

    • Hey Emma,

      Thank you. They are such handy devices, aren’t they? There is so much that you can use them for 🙂

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