I received a Quell 2.0 in exchange for my honest thoughts & opinions.
Do you know someone who suffers from chronic pain? I have gotten several emails and messages over the past few months asking if I would share some gift ideas for a friend or family member who is battling a chronic illness and/or suffering from chronic pain.
Today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite ideas for gift-giving AND share a giveaway with you for the newly designed Quell 2.0 (!!!).
I can tell you already that this would be the most incredible gift to share or to gift to yourself this holiday season.
I was lucky enough to give the new Quell a try and I can’t wait to tell you more.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to enter today’s contest!
9 Great Gift Ideas for Someone Living With Chronic Pain
One of my most relied upon items for relieving pain, especially in the winter, is my heated throw. I treated myself to a sherpa version of the Sunbeam throw (it’s a tad pricier, but I feel like the fabric holds up a tad better) and it has been such a game-changer for me throughout the day.
Thanks to this blanket offering three settings, you can be warm without getting overheated or you can crank this baby up and get some relief from those brutal Midwest temperatures like I do.
The sizing is perfect for two or one really cold woman who wraps herself like a burrito in it.
Gift Certificates to Offset Costs
In case you didn’t know, having a chronic illness can be very expensive, especially when so many of the alternative care options aren’t covered by insurance.
You don’t need to necessarily spend full price on a gift card for a loved one though.
I rely a lot upon sites like Groupon to try to get the most bang for my buck when splurging on myself.
I feel a tad less guilty when I am paying half price for these services.
Packaged up with a note that they are being thought of by you is a very special gift and will be greatly appreciated.
Each person is different in what they might be looking for so be sure you have a good understanding of what services will be helpful to the recipient.
Groupon covers everything from massage to discounts on meditation apps to discounts at my local natural foods store to help offset some of the costs on my supplements.
You may not know that they also offer prepared meal services which can help your recipient get a night off from cooking.
Once again, just check in with them about what would be most helpful, places they like, or dietary restrictions that would need to be addressed when planning your gift.
It may sound a little silly, but a good pair of slippers has really made a big difference in my pain and can be a great gift for anyone who suffers from back pain, diabetes, Raynaud’s disease, or foot problems. I have had good success with these UGG slippers and am even giving them to my mom this year for her holiday gift.
The nice thing about this brand, in particular, is that you can switch out the inserts and make them feel like brand new again from season to season, offering that continuous support that you need.
To save on costs, be sure to check sites for coupons or even check eBay for brand new slippers at a fraction of the cost. Almost all of my shoes and slippers have been found there and have saved me half the price.
If your recipient has a wider foot, I have found the ABEO brand from The Walking Company to be amazing and they offer incredible built-in arch support.
Elevate Their Evening Soak
Many chronic pain sufferers get relief from a warm bath and the people in my family have learned that they can never go wrong gifting me something for my bathtime.
In fact, pictured here is my favorite weekend setup! My hubby’s parents gifted me this amazing full body bath pillow that completely cushions all my sore joints while I soak in the tub and has become my absolute favorite thing. The best part is that it can be thrown in your washer and it dries quickly so no mildew issues at all.
I pair it with a bath tray, a good book, a few scoops of epsom salts, and a glass of wine for the perfect night in.
On bad pain days, I have added an evening dose of CBD oil to my evening routine to help me unwind and this muscle roller is amazing for rolling out tight muscles.
Make Their Grocery Day Easier
I have been so thankful for the grocery delivery services that we have in our area, but to save money, I am still doing some of our shopping myself.
I have found that a rolling shopping cart is really invaluable for getting our groceries into our home.
Not to mention those library hauls we have been making (*ahem*).
It is such a simple thing, but it saves me several trips of going back and forth to my car!
Another great option would be to purchase a gift card for Instacart or Shipt to deliver groceries (if they offer delivery in their area) so they can not worry about the shopping part at all. These services have been invaluable to me on difficult days!
Pitch in for a Quell
Longtime readers know that I absolutely love my Quell and I was so excited when they reached out to see if I would be interested in trying out the newly redesigned Quell 2.0 AND the opportunity to share a GIVEAWAY with you so you can experience it too.
After trying the Quell 2.0 out, I can honestly say that I am so impressed by the improvements they made.
The first thing that I noticed was that the sizing is so much smaller and the device is quicker and more intuitive than their first version. They have managed to shrink all that technology into this tiny gadget.
If you are unfamiliar with the Quell, it is a wearable intensive nerve stimulation device, that is clinically proven to help manage chronic pain. It is 100% drug free, doctor recommended, and FDA cleared for 24/7 use, during the day while active and at night while sleeping, so you can get relief when and where you need it.
This device is worn just below the knee and activated by simply clicking a button. This position (on the calf) is where a lot of the sensory nerves are located so the pain can be blocked at the spinal cord, which helps you feel widespread relief from your pain and not just relief in a specific part of your body.
These sensory nerves send neural pulses to your brain that then trigger a natural response that blocks pain signals, leading to widespread pain relief for many people.
The company refers to it its intuitive abilities as “OptiTherapy” technology that can automatically adjust therapy and dose to ensure you receive optimal pain relief.
The best part is that you can start and stop therapy sessions, as well as adjust the intensity of therapy all from the Quell app on your smartphone (app works for both iOS and Android).
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Headphones & Listening Material
Many people with chronic illness are often stuck at home because they don’t feel well. A pair of bluetooth earbuds can serve double duty for taking phone calls without putting any strain on the body or for entertainment purposes.
Give them a list of the current best podcasts or get them a gift certificate for Audible or Scribd so they can listen to audiobooks to help them fill the time.
Gifts to Make Their Bed More Cozy
I, personally, love anything that makes my bed more cozy and there are lots of helpers that can make that space better for someone with a chronic illness. A laptop desk tray can be a great gift for working or just catching a few flicks and being able to adjust the tray helps a lot with neck strain.
Need other ideas? How about this bed shelf, a mini space heater, a rice pillow, remote controlled outlets, a cozy throw, a magazine subscription, a weighted blanket, a supportive pillow, a streaming service they don’t already have, compression gloves, fuzzy socks, or a sleep jacket.
Also, if you have a larger room (as ridiculously meme-worthy this is), I can’t recommend one of these enough. It is my winter savior, amen.
Losing some of my hand strength has made me more aware of the things I struggle with in my kitchen. If your recipient is low on strength or energy, I have a few helpful kitchen tool ideas.
My favorite things are my jar opener and chopper to help reduce strain on my joints.
Other helpful kitchen items can be a kitchen prep stool (all the heart eyes for that one!!), a cushioned kitchen mat, an electric can opener, and a cookbook stand.
I’m sure there are SO MANY things I’m missing so please chime in and let me know how you manage pain.
By following the steps below, you will be entered to win the NEW Quell 2.0 Starter Kit, valued at $299.99!!
I’m SO excited to share this drug-free pain relief option that has made an incredible difference in my own pain management (you can read my full story and how this amazing tool works over here from their first version).
Quell also shared a coupon code for our MomAdvice readers to help offset some of the costs. You can use the coupon code HOLIDAY30 for $30 off your purchase!
The most important thing that they wanted to share with you though is that if you do not have success with the device Quell offers a 60-day money back guarantee if it doesn’t help alleviate your pain.
You have nothing to lose….especially if you win one!
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