If you’re shopping for an arthritis sufferer that struggles with grip, daily pain, sleep or all of the above, then why not buy them a gift that can help?
We’ve put together a list of the best gifts for people with arthritis to make life that little bit easier:
1. Chefman Electric Wine Opener with Foil Cutter, Automatic Corkscrew and Foil Remover
Help them pop the cork on their birthday!
If your loved one suffers with arthritis in the hands then doing even the simplest (and most important) tasks like opening a bottle of wine can be really difficult.
Chefman’s Electric Wine Opener is a gift that they’re sure to thank you for! 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. It’s rechargeable so can be used time and time again, and with a contemporary design it will make a lovely feature in their kitchen.
Users with arthritis loved how with little or no effort they could easily they could get in to their wine!
2. Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide by Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall
Embrace the healing power of yoga practice
In this book experienced clinicians Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall demonstrate how yoga poses can be performed safely for both beginners and experienced yogis.
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 someone looking to adapt their regular yoga practice for their condition.
3. 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.
4. Vive Sock Aid
A must-have gadget for anyone with arthritis
Even the simplest task of putting on your socks each morning can be difficult when you suffer from arthritis, so treat them to the Vive Sock Aid.
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!
5. Spafinder Gift Card
Give the ultimate gift of relaxation
Treat your loved one to a day or even just a few hours when they can just forget about the stresses and strains of their condition.
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.
6. 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 preciously.
7. 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.
8. Carex Upeasy Seat Assist Plus – Chair Lift And Sofa Stand Assist
Don’t struggle to get out of a chair again!
Help someone you love get in and out of their chair more comfortably with the Carex Upeasy Seat Assist Plus.
This portable lifting seat is handy for taking out and about with you, especially to places where you know the seating is low or when you may be traveling alone.
It’ll fit easily on to most chairs and contains a gas spring that pushes the seat upwards as you begin to stand.
It weighs just 9 pounds and comes with a handy carry handle so it’s ideal for when you’re out and about.
A big selling point of the Carer chair lift for purchasers was that it doesn’t make a noise as you’re raised from the seat, so it can be used discreetly when in public.
9. 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 comes 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.
10. Koo-Care Large Flexible Gel Ice Pack & Wrap with Elastic Straps
Enjoy the relief of hot/cold therapy
Wearable relief from pain is a wonderful gift for someone struggling with their condition. The sheer size of the Koo-Care Flexible Gel Ice Pack and Wrap means it stays hot or cold for longer.
It has received a great response from people who were looking for a wrap that would cover 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 so comfortably to your problem area thanks to the elasticated bands and straps, making it possible to wear it comfortably on your shoulder, back or hip.
Plus it stays flexible even when cold meaning you can move around whilst enjoying the relief.
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