Christmas Gift Ideas for Chronic Illness Fighters to Give and Get

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Here’s some Christmas gift ideas just for you! When you are dealing with chronic pain and fatigue the last thing you want is to spend hours being jostled around in a busy mall trying to figure out what to get those on your list.

My top tip is to get started early! And to shop online wherever possible. We have a lot of birthdays, all the way to mid December, so I have to do my gift shopping all mixed up.

This list that I have compiled gives you some ideas to add to your gift list and for others to give those of us with chronic illness.

I am sharing 16 gift ideas for you!

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The Christmas Gift Ideas

An Energy Friendly Creative Hobby – Paint by Numbers Canvas

Winnie’s Picks – Paint by Numbers canvas. These are very cool packs with everything the recipient needs to create their own canvas. It’s great as a meditative practice and just plain fun. This is really great for both a chronic illness fighter and a special gift for others. It’s creative without requiring bucket loads of creativity!

my paint by numbers kit
This is the kit that I received, it was so fun to unpack it!

Reading – without having to go to the library or store

I am a massive reader. Without a fantastic library system I wouldn’t be able to maintain this perfect hobby for the chronic illness fighter. Second to the library is Amazon Kindle Unlimited – reading and listening! They offer 6, 12 and 24 month membership options which gives unlimited reading of over a million ebooks. A book lovers dream!

Audio books – without going to the shop

If audio books are more you or your person’s speed then Audible gift membership will do the trick! You can choose 1, 3, 6 or 12 months and for each month they receive three titles from a vast number of options.

Adult colouring books

mandala colouring book

Coloring is a great hobby that we can pick up and put down as needed. I have a few coloring books and my Faber Castell coloring pencils. Coloring is a great gateway to meditative practices.

Essential oil diffuser

essential oil diffuser

I have written about using essential oils a few times. I particularly love copaiaba essential oil. Lavender and peppermint are really great beginner oils. Lavender is good for creating a relaxing massage oil, dropping under your pillow for sleep and more. Peppermint is good for nausea.

Fruit infusion bottle

fruit infusion bottle

When I created the healthy habits challenge my first area to tackle was hydration, the second was nutrition. This is a nifty way to tackle both! Add some fruits and/or herbs to your water as you hydrate.

A simple cookbook with nourishing, easy prepare meals

Ways to get into utilising the slow cooker, pressure cooker or both are always useful for us. Quick and nutritious meals that you can easily double up are perfect.

the mediterranea slow cooker cook book
the fresh and healthy instant pot cookbook

A subscription box

Do you have a local subscription box that you could set up for three or six months? The gift that keeps on giving! This website has a whole heap of options that would suit any giftee.

A potted plant

Flowers are a beautiful treat, but a plant continues to give well beyond the bouquet. I have a beautiful pink and white cyclamen in my lounge.

A herb for their windowsill to use

You could choose parsley, chives, micro greens, coriander, rosemary, thyme etc.

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Hot chocolate mix

Make your own and put it in a pretty glass jar or purchase one (make it decadent).

Your favourite book

Do you have a favourite book? Give that to a lucky person on your gift list! Here are a few of my favourites…

the forgotten garden book
sourthern ruby book
a court of thorns and roses book set
the french photographer book

A milk frother for a decadent morning beverage

electric milk frother

A way to make the morning (or afternoon) nice. Hot chocolate, coffee latte, tea latte, moringa latte. This will get a lot of use.

Nutribullet

For easy food prep try a Nutribullet– nut milks, smoothies, delicious cashew cheese sauce and more! I am obsessed with mine and it was a fun Friday when my husband bought this home for me. I would have preferred the 1200 watt, but the 800 works well too. A really good way to increase your vegetable, herb and fruit intake.

nutribullet

A decent heating pad

electric heating pad

I had an old faithful microwavable heat pack and it served me well for years, but it wasn’t quite doing the job. I tried a clay one, as clay is meant to be better, but it somehow popped and then the clay was oozing out. It was bad! I finally got myself an electric heating pad and it’s been the best. Being able to wake up with a very sore neck in the night and just press a button? So good.

A beautiful journal and pen

pretty journal

There are a lot of options for journals, a beautiful blank one or a guided one for different purposes. I always have a journal on the go and really make an effort when I have a really nice one.

The Gift of Mindful Movement

You can request three month or six month vouchers for Yoga for the Chronic Life virtual yoga studio. You could get your family to put in together for it! For the term of membership you will get all new classes added, the library of existing classes, several specific courses (i.e. the seated yoga series, the bed yoga toolkit and the 10 day meditation toolkit) and the full Foundations of Yoga for Fibromyalgia course (sold separately for $199!). Once you have gotten yourself into the habit, then you can continue the membership yourself. But the tools you will cultivate will be yours forever, anytime, anywhere!

yoga and meditation for fibromyalgia

There we have it, 16 Christmas gift ideas you or your person might like this year.

Are there any on this list you are adding to yours? Do you have some other ideas?

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