A Gift Guide for Chronically Ill Friends

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What do you buy someone who suffers with a chronic illness? It can often be hard to know what to buy. Fear not as this blog post is a gift guide which will help you choose a suitable gift. 

Neck Hot Water Bottle

Heat helps aching muscles and helps those suffering with a chronic illness relax. This hot water bottle that is shaped to go around your neck is a brilliant gift and it doesn’t break the bank either at just £7!

Neck Hot Water Bottle. 

The Fibro Manual

This is a book that I purchased a couple of months ago. It is written by a doctor who suffers with fibro. She offers advice through her 4 R’s approach on how to improve your fibro symptoms. I’m currently doing the first R which is rest. This book is a very interesting read and although it’s written by a US doctor  it is still relevant to the UK. 

The Fibro Manual by Dr Liptan. 

Magnesium Oil

Most people with fibro suffer from a magnesium deficiency. Whilst oral tablets help magnesium is absorbed much more quickly when applied directly onto the skin. This magnesium oil is a concentrate of 31% and for 100ml is £8.95.

Better You Magnesium Oil. 

Message Bracelet

These bracelets are handmade from stainless steel and each have a  message. The best bit about these is that they can be personalised. You could add your initials so that your friend remembers it’s from you or add your own quote. They start at just £12.49 for a message on the inside or outside. 

Message Bracelet. 

Epsom Bath Salts

Having a bath with Epsom salts helps to relieve muscle pain and also helps to relax you too. This bag weighs in at 5KG which means it’s great value at £7.49. 

Epsom Bath Salts.

Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets have long been said to help increase levels of serotonin and melatonin which a help with sleep. This is by far the cheapest weighted blanket that I have found as it is about half price to the majority of them. They start at £69 and have heavier and larger blankets available. 

YnM Weighted Blanket. 

Other gift ideas:

  • Gift vouchers – open ended presents are god so that your friend can choose something and use it at a time when they are well. 
  • A hamper – think of things that your  friend likes. It could be food items, some fluffy socks, a hot water bottle, hot chocolate, coffee, – anything!
  • A subscription – Netflix is a good subscription and means that your friend has something to watch when they aren’t well. Maybe your friend likes reading – try a Kindle subscription for free for the first 30 days by clicking the banner below.
  • Time – offer to help your friend by giving them vouchers. The vouchers could be personalised to things that your friend might need help with. It’s thoughtful and I’m sure it would be something your friend would appreciate too.

I hope that you enjoyed reading this blog. this blog post. If you receive any great gifts drop me a comment to let me know!

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