If you know someone who suffers from chronic pain, you know some days can be very challenging. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, why not treat your loved one to something special? Here are some suggestions for gifts that will express your love and concern while keeping in mind their chronic condition.
- A spa visit or massage — Most people who suffer from aches and pains would appreciate a massage. If you know your loved one would enjoy this service and the doctor would approve, consider making arrangements at a nearby spa. Allow your loved one to pamper themselves for a few hours by adding an additional service like a scalp or foot massage.
- A Milkweed Balm gift basket — Order a jar of the Milkweed Balm cream and a rollerball for easy application on the go. The natural ingredients found in the milkweed plant have anti-inflammatory properties that will help ease their pain. Display the gifts in a basket with other items that comfort, such as tea or coffee, a blanket, new pajamas, etc.
- An inspirational or educational book — Take a stroll through the bookstore and find something they will enjoy reading. It could be an inspirational story about someone overcoming adversity or an educational book on living with chronic pain. You may even find a few to put together as a theme. If they enjoy coffee or tea, include a gift card along with the books.
- Tickets to a show or concert — A day or night out may be just what your loved one needs. It is something they can prepare for and look forward to doing. Check to see what will be playing locally and grab tickets before they're gone. Add a gift card to their favorite restaurant to make it even sweeter.
- A restful getaway — To lift their spirits and give them a change of scenery, consider planning a weekend away. A long car ride can aggravate pain symptoms, so be sure to look for a place within a few hours drive. Whether it's a drive to the beach or the mountains, they will appreciate getting away from it all.
Since chronic pain is invisible to others, living with the symptoms can be exhausting and depressing. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to express your affection for someone with chronic pain. Take some time to find the perfect gift for the one you love. Your efforts are sure to be well-received.