• Reanna Mathis

DSN Weigh In- Holiday Gifts

It’s the holiday season and we all know what that means; Holiday Version of our Weigh in Wednesday Series! At first, it may be hard to think of a what holiday gifts you can get for your chronically ill loved ones. So we asked our DSN members what they want this holiday and compiled a list of 20 things to chose from! We hope that this list will give you some great ideas for the people in your life who suffer with chronic illness.

  1. Super soft/sensory socks or PJs to snuggle our freezing limbs

  2. Gift certificate for a massage, because who doesn’t need one?

  3. Gift certificates to restaurants that offer delivery services for those days that it’s too hard to get out of bed

  4. Wedge or body pillows to help with a full night's’ rest

  5. Compression stockings and socks are always a safe stocking stuffer. Just don’t stuff the compression stockings

  6. Heated blanket for the diva or dude that’s always cold

  7. A coupon for home cleaning services, let them get the rest without the guilt

  8. A shower chair can be really helpful

  9. Essential oils to give them that extra boost

  10. POTSIES spend a lot of time in their rooms or beds, a new bed set would spice things up

  11. Video games to help distract us and keep our reflexes active

  12. Share your favorite book with them to pass the time

  13. Heating pads are essential in Dysautonomia community and you can never have too many

  14. If you really want to get fancy brighten up their winter with electric socks

  15. Craft supplies for when staying inside is our only option

  16. Self care kit; bath bombs, lotions, skin products, coloring books and markers

  17. Weighted blankets to de-stress

  18. Crock Pots so they only have to get up once to cook and maintain independence

  19. Cute loungewear. Anything comfy, that can make dragging yourself around your home look cute is always a win

  20. Epsom salts are a great way to relieve pain induce and relaxation

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