Life with rheumatoid arthritis is very expensive. We often have to go through so much trial and error to find items that help us with pain relief and prevention.

Please know though that sometimes the best gift you can give someone is time spent with them – take them out for lunch or dinner, go for High tea, get a massage or pedicure side by side or simply just go for coffee together, doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes just getting us out of the house and listening is the best gift you can give us.

But if you want to splurge on something more materialistic for like Christmas, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, thank you or just cause here’s some good ideas of gift ideas for that loved one living with rheumatoid arthritis or other chronic pain conditions can really benefit from.

The Gift of Relief

The Gift of Comfort

  • Weighted Blanket
  • Bamboo Pillows
  • Body Pillow or a Half Pillow
  • Cannabis or CBD Products
  • Spa Visit –  Hint, I was an esthetician for ten years before arthritis – a massage, facial, pedicure and manicure will have them feeling relaxed and happy, all 4 services or even just one. Try to find a spa with a steam or sauna they can go into before their treatment. 
  • Paraffin Dip
  • Pajamas, seriously we can never have enough pjs – softer the better. living with arthritis certain coarse or heavy fabrics can be irritating. 
  • For the ladies – A giftcard to a specialty bra shop. Putting on bras with RA can be a challenge, some specialty bra shops have bras designed for people with disabilities. 
  • Soft blankets – Heated blankets are often over used and the heat can increase inflammation so I don’t recommend them 
  • TENS Machine
  • Float Tank Gift Certificate or Steam/Sauna Spa Gift Card
  • Bath Salts and Products
  • Essential Oils

The Gift of Better Health

The Gift of Movement

Gifts to Make Life with Arthritis a Little Easier

Gifts That Keep Us Safe

  • Masks and other Personal Protective Gear
  • Handsanitizer – We can never have enough pocket or purse size hand sanitizers
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Delivery Services or Gift Cards to online services such as grocery delivery or amazon. 

Disease Specific Gifts

Sometimes the Best Gift You Can Offer is Help

Maybe you want to buy them some groceries? The following foods are amazing for rheumatoid arthritis if you loved one is flaring and can’t make it to the store. One of the best things you can do to support them is pick up some food for them, even better if you can prepare some freezer meals so they can avoid cooking too.