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29 Gifts for People with Arthritis: Ideas That Show You Care

Gifts for People with Arthritis

If you’re shopping for an arthritis sufferer that wants to find ways to make their life easier or alternative treatments to manage their pain, then why not buy them a gift that can help.

Below we’ve put together a list of the 29 best gifts for people living with arthritis:

1. iReliev Wireless Hand & Wrist Massager

A truly ‘handy’ gadget!

Gift your someone special this Hand and Wrist Compression Massager from iReliev.

Better known for their range of market-leading TENS units, this clever device is perfect for anyone suffering from arthritic pain in the hands or wrists.

All they need to do is slip a hand inside the soft chamber and air bladders will inflate and deflate to deliver a compression massage.

They can choose from two different massage modes, adjust the intensity and switch on the optional heat setting to further their relaxation.

Shoppers with arthritis highly rated the massager feeling that it offered them some real relief from their pain.

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2. Mission Farms Relieve CBD Cream

Relax painful muscles with CBD

More research needs to be done, but early indications show how beneficial CBD oil can be for those living with the pain of arthritis.

However with so many different CBD products on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose.

Mission Farms Relieve Cream is the gold standard of CBD products.

It contains 300mg of CBD, not simply a trace as you’ll find with many competing products.

Mission Farms are proud to grow the happiest hemp! Using no chemicals or pesticides, they rely on the glorious Oregon sunshine and water from the local river.

Plus this cream contains goat’s milk which soaks into the skin and delivers CBD right to the joint, helping to reduce the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.

The packaging looks good too, making it a wonderful gift for someone looking for ways to manage daily pain.

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3. PenAgain ErgoSof Pen

A pen that’s comfortable to hold

For someone with arthritis in their hands, something as simple as writing a shopping list can be challenging.

This clever tool from PenAgain is designed to make things easier.

With a Y formation, their fingers won’t slip as they might with a standard pen. Plus there is no separate cap to lose and it’s more comfortable with a soft-touch coating.

Those who purchased the pen found it much more comfortable to use, allowing them to write for long periods without worrying about their pain.

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4. Echo Dot (4th Gen)

A smart speaker to help around the house

The special person you’re shopping for can save their hands and legs by plugging in the Amazon Echo Dot.

This 4th generation design allows them to play music, hear the news, ask questions and check the weather using just their voice.

If you have an Echo device in your home then you can even use it to give your loved one a call.

Add a smart bulb or plug to your cart, and it’ll allow them to use the Echo Dot to control their lights and appliances without ever leaving their seat.

If it’s your dad you’re searching for, then this can be a unique gift idea for Father’s Day.

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5. Vive Foam Tubing (9 Pack)

Improve their grip with this simple tool

Simple tasks in life like brushing your teeth or writing a note can be so much more difficult if you live with arthritis.

This pack of foam tubing makes a great little stocking stuffer, as it allows the recipient to enjoy a more secure grip.

Whether it’s cutlery or a pen, they can slip it inside the tubing and they’ll have more control without having to struggle.

You get 9 pieces of foam tubing in the pack that you can cut to length, with three different diameters to fit a variety of items.

People with arthritis love this tubing, describing how easy it is to cut so they can use it in a variety of different ways.

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6. Hyperice X

Innovation for knee osteoarthritis

Show pain and inflammation in your knee who’s boss with this innovative Hyperice device.

Even if you’ve used hot and cold therapy before, you won’t have used it quite like this.

Slip on the Hyperice X and use the comfortable straps to position the tool in place.

Within seconds you can enjoy soothing heat or ice cold relief, all controlled easily through the Hyperice app.

The device is rechargeable, allowing you to move around freely as you enjoy your treatment.

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7. Aku Ball

Acupressure therapy in the palm of your hand

Release muscle tension and tight joints by wrapping up the Aku Ball.

The Aku Ball that we reviewed in detail uses uses acupressure therapy to increase blood flow and improve circulation.

Research has shown self-administered acupressure has a positive impact on arthritis, particularly for those suffering with knee osteoarthritis.

Covered in 656 metal spikes made from copper, nickel, silver, iron and zinc, the ball can be rolled anywhere on the body.

We asked someone with rheumatoid arthritis in the hands (and Raynaud’s disease) to test the ball, and she loved the warming sensation she experienced.

She reported that it noticeably reduced swelling in her fingers, and offered relief from the pain in her hands at the end of a busy day.

Love the spikes but want more?

Take a look at AkuSpike’s acupressure mat, allowing you to enjoy acupressure therapy in many different ways.

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8. Easy Hold Ergonomic Mug

A cup with comfort in mind

A brand new mug is always a gift that’s well received!

However forget something with a crazy design, and focus instead on what will feel comfortable to someone with arthritis.

Created by a couple who had witnessed a loved one struggling to hold their cup, they decided to redesign the standard mug.

With a large, contoured handle it can accommodate your whole hand rather than just your fingers, taking the pressure off your wrist.

Plus the base of the handle has been designed to stabilize the cup, preventing spills and tip-overs.

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9. Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide by Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall

Embrace the healing power of yoga practice

Practicing yoga has endless benefits, particularly for those suffering from osteoarthritis.

In this book experienced clinicians Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall demonstrate how yoga poses can be performed safely, whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced yogi.

They also offer clever adaptations of poses to help provide relief from the pain associated with arthritis.

Those who had begun reading the Yoga for Arthritis book felt that the illustrations inside really helped to guide them through the poses. The fact it was broken down in to joints made it even more accessible.

Some readers did feel that a little prior knowledge of yoga would be helpful before beginning, so it would make a great gift for a yogi looking to adapt their regular practice for their condition.

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10. Secura Electric Wine Opener with Foil Cutter, Automatic Corkscrew and Foil Remover

Help someone open their wine in seconds!

If your loved one suffers with arthritis in the hands then opening a bottle of wine can be really difficult.

Secura’s Electric Wine Opener solves that problem. Just push a button and this nifty device will remove the cork in just a few seconds. It also includes a foil cutter and remover so they don’t have to struggle with that either.

You can open up to 30 bottles before it needs recharging, plus with such a compact and contemporary design it’ll look good and not take up too much space in their kitchen.

Users with arthritis love how they can now get in to their wine with little or no effort.

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11. Good Night's Sleep Gift Set

Help your someone special get a good night’s sleep

Research shows that as many as 80% of people with arthritis struggle to sleep.

This Good Night’s Sleep kit will give them everything they need for a better night’s rest.

Inside you’ll find The Mysteries of Sleep Book to learn more about its importance.

You get an alarm clock with built-in nightlight, creating a warm glow before bedtime and allowing you to remove distracting technology from your bedside table

It can play white noise, a sound bath or bedtime story, to tell your mind it’s time to sleep.

The kit also includes a silky eye mask that blocks out unwanted light.

Let’s also not forget the dark dot stickers, ideal for covering the LED lights on your electronics for a night of deep slumber.

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12. Able Life Auto Cane

Get in and out of the car with ease

Another daily task that can be tricky for people with arthritis, is getting in and out of the car.

This simple tool from Able Life can be kept in your glovebox or bag. Hook the metal cane on the door striker or latch, and use it to lever yourself in and out the car.

Able to support the weight of a person up to 300lbs, it’s strong and doesn’t require any modifications to the car.

Available in multiple colors, it’s a useful and affordable little stocking stuffer that could make a big difference to the life of your loved one.

People were initially a little skeptical about how strong the tool could be, then after using it described how it “didn’t budge a bit”!

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13. Green Tea Sampler from adagio Teas

A hot steaming cup of pain relief

There are a number of teas that are shown to have benefits for people with arthritis, and green tea is one of them!

Green tea has strong anti-inflammatory properties, so it’s considered to be effective in reducing the inflammation caused by arthritis.

However don’t pour your loved one just a standard cup of green tea, when they could savor a cup of adagio tea.

Inside this box you’ll find 12 of their best-selling green teas. Savor refreshing and sweet aromas as well as nutty and zesty flavors.

Each portion has been measured out for an easy one cup loose tea experience, so the recipient can find their perfect blend.

Tea lovers appreciated the chance to try different flavors without having to invest in a huge batch, and felt it had really helped them to refine their green tea preferences.

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14. Thermoskin Premium Arthritic Glove

Wearable relief from daily pain and swelling

Pain in the hands can be typical of arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. Thermoskin Premium Arthritic Gloves can help with the daily pain.

Their soft inner lining helps to increase circulation and generates heat within the hand.

With pain and swelling in the hands it can be difficult to grip, luckily these clever gloves have a textured finish so they can help with that too.

You can wear the Thermoskin gloves as little or as often as you like as the material is breathable.

What makes them more impressive and even handier is that your fingertips are still in action so you can do daily tasks more easily.

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15. Vive Sock Aid

A must-have gadget for anyone with arthritis

Treat someone you love to the Vive Sock Aid, and make the tricky task of putting on their socks each morning a little bit easier.

Pop your sock or stockings on the slip-resistant cuff then use the handles to lift it up your leg.

The length of the cord can be adjusted to suit people of different heights and the handle is soft to allow you to get a good grip.

Users of the sock slider couldn’t believe how easy it was to use, and how they could finally stop avoiding getting in to awkward positions just to be able to put their socks on!

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16. iReliev Weighted Heating Pad

King-size comfort where it’s needed

Early research has shown that weighted blankets offer some benefits to people with arthritis and we know that heat is great for the condition

So why not combine both by wrapping up this iReliev Weighted Heating Pad.

The light weights inside the super soft cover allow the user to apply heat more effectively, wherever they want to use it on their body.

It’s a great alternative approach for pain management helping to soothe muscle aches and stiff joints.

Described by the manufacturer as offering king-size comfort it’s large enough to treat your back, legs and arms.

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17. RMS Deluxe 28″ Long Dressing Stick – Dressing Aid for Shoes, Socks, Shirts and Pants

Don’t struggle with zips and hooks!

A practical item for anyone with arthritis that limits their range of motion, is the RMS Deluxe 28″ Long Dressing Stick.

It’s such a handy tool for putting clothes on as well as shoes and socks.

On one end is a push / pull hook for general clothing and shoe assistance, with the opposite end being “C” shaped for fastening shoe laces and pulling up zips.

Users loved the lightweight nature of this long dressing stick but commented that it still felt durable.

It might seem like a simple gift, but don’t underestimate the impact of it, as reviewers appreciated the ability to be able to get dressed much quicker than they had done previously.

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18. Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal

Encourage someone to live a more mindful life

Buying a self-care gift for someone living with arthritis is a great idea, as it helps them find different ways to cope with their condition.

Journaling is shown to be particularly positive for helping people living with chronic pain, as it can be a way to address difficult feelings.

This guided mindfulness journal encourages the writer to set intentions for the day, and make time for relaxing activities such as cooking or creative work.

At the end of the day writers can then reflect, recognizing what was hard and stressful, as well as the kind things they did for themselves.

Those looking for an anxiety journal loved this book, as it helped them to calm their thoughts, while acting as a reminder about the importance of living mindfully.

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19. Eufy Robot Vacuum Cleaner

A little robotic helper!

Keeping the house clean can be challenging when you’re living with chronic pain.

Wrap up this robotic vacuum cleaner and they’ll know that one job is taken care of!

It’s super quiet so it can do its work without you even knowing that it’s there. Plus it’s slim and compact so it can fit into even the smallest areas of your home.

The device can vacuum consistently for 100 minutes on carpets or hard floors, and has drop-sensing technology so it can confidently navigate your home.

Those who purchased this popular product loved the low price tag and felt that the results showed they definitely hadn’t compromised on quality.

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20. Karite Paraffin Wax Bath

Dip their hands in hot wax

Asking someone with arthritis to place their hands in hot wax might not seem like a good way to deal with daily pain.

However research shows it works!

Paraffin wax acts like heat therapy relaxing the muscles and reducing joint stiffness — while also making your hands super soft.

This kit from Karite gives them everything they need to get started.

You get the wax warmer, plenty of lavender paraffin wax as well as mitts to wear after the treatment to improve absorption.

Arthritis warriors raved about this one! They couldn’t believe how much it relieved their daily discomfort.

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21. NutriChef Hot Water Urn Pot

Overcome a simple daily challenge

If you have arthritis in your hands and wrists then the simple daily task of lifting a kettle to make your morning coffee can be challenging.

With this NutriChef Hot Water Urn you always have hot water to hand.

Unlike other hot water urns which can be big and bulky, this has been purposefully designed to fit neatly on your kitchen worktop.

Plus it has a large water capacity so ideal for entertaining without the hassle.

Those who purchased the pot loved having hot water on hand, without having to wait for the boil of a kettle!

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22. iReliev TENS Unit Pain Relief System

Pain relief treatment created for arthritis

TENS therapy can be a powerful pain relief tool for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

If you don’t know what TENS therapy is, essentially it’s a mild electrical current that’s administered through a TENS machine.

The pulses stimulate the nerves, interrupting the pain signals that are sent to the brain, reducing both chronic and acute pain.

iReliev’s Pain Relief System is a powerful and portable TENS unit, giving the user eight different pain relief programs to try.

One of the programs has been specifically created for arthritis.

It offers 25 adjustable intensity levels and a therapy timer, so your loved one has full control of their treatment.

We’ve reviewed numerous TENS units over the years, and we have to say iReliev create some of the best machines around.

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23. Hello Fresh Gift Card

Give them the gift of a home-cooked meal

What could be better than the gift of a home-cooked meal?

Treat someone to a Hello Fresh gift card and they can choose the menu they’d like to enjoy that week.

All ingredients are fresh but also pre-measured saving the time and hassle of having to prepare each one.

They could choose Silky Sicilian Penne, Hoisin Honey Chicken or tasty Turkey Stir-Fry Tacos.

With calorie-smart recipes, veggie options and plenty of easy prep meals, there’s something for everyone.

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24. Urpower Essential Oil Diffuser

Fill the air with pain-relieving essential oils

There are a number of essential oils that have properties that can be so beneficial for people with arthritis.

Treat your someone special to this essential oil diffuser and they can fill the air with the pain-relieving scents!

With a large 1000ml capacity, it can go all day without you needing to refill it.

Just add in a few drops of your favorite scent and it will gently mist the fragrance into the air.

You’re also gifting them a new way to unwind, as the color changing light can create a relaxing ambience wherever they need it.

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25. The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners: A No-Stress Meal Plan with Easy Recipes to Heal the Immune System by Dorothy Calimeris and Lulu Cook

See the changes an anti-inflammatory diet could bring

Did you know that when some people eat certain foods, even healthy foods like tomatoes, it can create inflammation in their body?

The Arthritis Foundation recommend trying an anti-inflammatory diet if you’re suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in particular.

So the Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners book is a great gift for someone who is looking for natural ways to manage their condition.

This anti-inflammatory diet book contains easy to follow meal plans and 75 simple recipes recommended by nutritionist Lulu Cook.

Readers of the book loved how easy the plans were to follow and that they involve eating simple meals with good ingredients. They also felt that the book really educated them on making positive food choices.

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26. Dual Finger Massager

A simple but effective massage tool

If you don’t like the sound of the spiky Aku Ball above but love the idea of gifting a hand massage then this Dual Finger Massager is a good option.

Slide the device up and down your individual fingers.

The two massage rollers will apply gentle pressure, stimulating your circulation and getting rid of any stiffness.

With an easy-to-grip design it has been specifically created for those with arthritis — and those with arthritis are impressed!

Many said they have quickly come to use it every day, appreciating the amazing feeling and how it had helped to reduce cramps.

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27. Shacke 24″ Inch Extra Long Handled Shoehorn

Take your shoes on and off with ease

It might seem a little bit of a strange choice for a gift, but if you’re struggling to take your shoes on and off it’ll be well-received.

This Shacke extra long shoehorn is made from a really sturdy plastic so it’s built to last.

You can grip it with your entire palm, making it accessible for people with a range of different issues. Plus it’s available in lots of different fun colors!

Users of the Shacke long handled shoehorn couldn’t say enough good things about it.

They felt the plastic was strong and resilient, and that it was the perfect solution for a simple task that they’d really been struggling with.

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28. Spafinder Gift Card

Give the ultimate gift of relaxation

Why not treat someone you love to a relaxing spa day?

Enjoying a spa day might not have been a luxury many of us could really enjoy this year, but why not treat them to something they can look forward to?

Buy a Spafinder gift card and they’ll have access to thousands of spas and fitness centers across the United States.

They could choose to enjoy a rejuvenating day at the spa, sample a new alternative therapy such as acupuncture or enjoy a relaxing massage.

If they decide they want something a little more indulgent they can use the voucher for hair and beauty treatments too, so maybe a haircut or fancy manicure.

Vouchers can be redeemed easily online for whatever relaxation means to them.

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29. Koo-Care Large Flexible Gel Ice Pack & Wrap with Elastic Straps

Enjoy the relief of hot/cold therapy

Wearable relief, like the Koo-Care Flexible Gel Ice Pack and Wrap, is a wonderful gift for someone struggling with pain.

The sheer size of it means it stays hot or cold for longer, and is ideal if you want relief over a wide surface area.

To change from hot to cold you can easily pop it in the microwave or freezer depending on the relief you’re looking for.

Koo-Care’s flexible hot and cold wrap fits to your problem area easily thanks to the elasticated bands and straps, making it possible to wear it comfortably on your shoulder, knee or hip.

Plus it stays flexible even when cold meaning you can mold it around your body while enjoying the cool relief.

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Living with arthritis can leave some people feeling completely exhausted day to day.

If you’re still looking for gift inspiration, take a look at our list of relaxing self-care gift ideas to help them unwind.

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.