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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Chronic Illness Patients

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With Hanukkah starting early next week and Christmas only a few weeks away, we’re officially in the thick of the holiday season. If you’re shopping for someone who has a chronic illness or condition, they might have some special gifts on their list that you wouldn’t think about. Never fear, the resident chronic illness patient is here! These gifts include those that can help patients, entertain/distract them, and more.

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With how many chronically ill people there are in the world, chances are you're shopping for one. This chronic illness patient shares what she suggests you buy the chronic illness or chronic pain patient on your list.

Gifts for Chronic Illness Patients: Tools

These are gifts that are helpful and can/will improve the patient’s life. They might not have these things or they might want better quality ones. Either way, these are things that people will use.

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CMFRT Weighted Blanket ($75-125 depending how much weight) | Not pictured: Sharper Image® Calming Comfort 10 lb. Weighted Blanket ($100) | AUVON iMedassist Portable Daily Pill Organizer ($10) | Conair Moist Heating Pad ($25) | CryoMax Reusable 8 Hour Medium Cold Pack ($15)
| INVODA Pill Box ($9) | Sunbeam Electric Heating Pad ($20) | TheraPearl Hot or Cold Sports Pack ($9) | XINHOME Pill Organizer Box Weekly Case ($15)

Not pictured: 35° Below® Large Warming Socks in Black ($15), Heated Electric Warm Thermal Socks,Winter Rechargeable Electric Warm Heated Socks ($23), and Electric Gloves with 3.7V Rechargeable Battery Thermal Heated Gloves ($50).

Gifts for Chronic Illness Patients: Fun/Distraction

These are things that can occupy them when they’re not doing well, waiting for a medical appointment, etc.

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The Calm Coloring Book ($8) | Crayola Brush Markers, Dual-Tip with Ultra Fine Marker ($10) | Prismacolor® Premier® Colored Pencils ($18) | Vogue Colors A to Z: A Fashion Coloring Book ($12)

Not pictured: regular books (check out my tag of book posts) and tablets. Some tablet options are Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free ($150), Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7″ 8GB Tablet ($70), and Apple iPad mini 4 ($378-400).

Gifts for Chronic Illness Patients: Gift Cards

Everyone loves gift cards! Some ideas are subscriptions (Hulu, Netflix, or Audible, for example), as well as things a bit more specific to chronic illness like massage or acupuncture.

If you have a chronic illness, what gifts do you want that I haven’t put on this list?

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