Welcome to our yearly holiday gift guide for people with Fibromyalgia and other chronic, invisible illnesses. We want to take some of the stress out of holiday shopping (stress being a huge trigger for flare-ups!) and give you a ready-made list to send to Santa (and/or, of course, your loved ones who are dying to spoil you).
Happy holidays and happy shopping. Remember that some of these items may even be on sale during Cyber Monday.
We’ve been hearing a lot recently about the benefits of a weighted blanket for people with fibromyalgia. People use them to relieve anxiety, get better sleep, and relieve pain, and reduce the frequency of flare-ups.
Noise Cancelling Headphones or Earbuds
Need some peace and quiet? Get some with this selection of noise cancelling earbuds and headphones. Listen to your favorite music or meditation app or just enjoy the sweet, sweet silence.
Fibro Awareness Gear
Pick up some of this gear and turn yourself into a walking Fibromyalgia Awareness billboard. We know it’s an invisible disease so let’s give it some visibility.
Pain Relieving Ointments
Rub away the aches and pains of fibromyalgia in your joints and muscles with some of these topical ointments and creams.
Common Fibro Supplements
There are tons of good supplements out there that can help reduce flare-ups and provide relief from the pain. Here are some good ones.
Manual Massage Tools
Whether you want to give yourself some myofascial release or deep-tissue therapy, theres’s something for you in this list.
Electric Massage Tools
From Shiatsu to TENS, there’s something on this list for everyone.
Over the Counter Pain Relievers
I know, it’s not exciting, but everyone needs these in their medicine cabinets. Would make a great stocking stuffer for the person with chronic pain in your life. A lot of these are easy opening for people with hand pain.
CBD Oil and Supplements
This legal hemp product can help with chronic pain, sleep, endurance, anxiety, depression, inflammation, muscle spasms, overall mental health and well-being, mood, and more.
Essential Oil Diffusers and Oils
Essential oils can provide calming and relief after stressful days. We found an array of therapeutic oils and some affordable diffusers.
Sleeping can be hard with fibro, and if you’re in pain or uncomfortable it can be hard to find a good position. Check out these body pillows.
Skin Relief Creams and Ointments
Psoriasis and Excema and other skin rashes are common with fibro. We found a selection of skin relief products specifically formulated to heal skin issues.
Ease the aches and pains of fibro and arthritis with gentle heat from one of these heating pads.
Bath Soak Products
Find relief in a relaxing bath. From bath bombs to Epsom salts to aromatherapeutic bubbles baths, there’s something for everyone.