Holiday Gift Guide For Those With Psoriatic Arthritis

Last updated: December 2021

What a wonderful time of the year. The shops are laden with gift ideas and holiday music. Everything smells like cinnamon and decorations adorn shop windows and shelves. Families come together and spend time slowing down.

For me, the holidays are a reflective time. A time to spoil my loved ones and sit back and just hang out with my people. I know that it is not the same for everyone, and my heart goes out to everyone who struggles during this time. My wish for you is that you find peace and experience kindness.

Gift ideas for those with PsA

The joys of gift-giving. Knowing the perfect thing to give on holidays or just because can bring great pleasure and massive anxiety to the giver. The stress can be even more amplified when the person we’re shopping for has PsA.

Here are my ten top ten ideas for gifting someone with psoriatic arthritis, if you are keen to add something helpful and are not sure what to get.

Weighted blanket

This is one of my top gifts. They are not crazy expensive and can really help someone with psoriatic arthritis. They are comforting when the pain levels are high and sleep is scarce. They can also help reduce stress, which is the best gift to give someone.

Robot vacuum

While this seems like a strange gift for some, for anyone who has psoriatic arthritis, this could be a game-changer. When days are long and you cannot move like you need to, a robot vacuum can really help you keep managing your home and stay on top of things.

Netflix, Audible or Amazon Subscription

Winters can be really hard for those of us who have psoriatic arthritis, We often experience flares, and leaving the house can just be a bridge too far for us. Having a subscription to a streaming service to watch a series or listen to a book can make this a lot easier for us.

No-tie shoelaces

These are amazing! Tying shoelaces successfully when you have psoriatic arthritis, especially in your hands, is crazy hard. If your hands are all swollen and stiff, you are bound to not get them tied properly. No-tie shoelaces are the way to go.

Gloves

Wintertime can make for very sore psoriatic fingers. Soft winter gloves to keep them warm and or compression gloves to help with sore hands can go a long way.

Egg shell topper

This might seem like an odd gift, but for me, someone has chronic pain, it was life-changing. Eggshell pillows are on my Christmas list this year too. Struggling to sleep because your body is in pain is deeply frustrating and damaging.

Your presence is the present

There are other ways to help your loved ones during this time, offer to host Christmas lunch. You could also assist with the wrapping of gifts and or running errands.

Be kind to those around you and remember that this is a time to spend with the ones you love. Count your blessings and make beautiful memories.

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