Mother’s Day is just around the corner and many people are scrambling to find the right gift for Mom. If the Mom in your life has fibromyalgia choosing the right gift can be even more difficult. Typical Mother’s Day gifts such as flowers, perfume, or scented candles may not be appropriate. So I have put together a list of gifts that a Mother with chronic pain would love to receive.
If you know a Mom who suffers from fibromyalgia, these 10 Mother’s Day gifts ideas will show her you were thinking of her and that you truly do care about her and her illness.
1. Oska Pulse
Oska Pulse is a small wearable pain relief device developed by Oska Wellness. The Oska Pulse is designed to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote joint and muscle recovery. The device treats all types of pain including headache and migraine.
I love my Oska Pulse and highly recommend it. (Read my review) Mom can try the Oska Pulse risk-free. If she is not fully satisfied, Oska Wellness offers a 90-day money back guarantee that includes all taxes and shipping costs. Click here and use the coupon code “FMDAZE” to receive a $55 off your purchase price.
The Quell is another pain management device I personally use and recommend. You can read my review here.
The Quell is an FDA cleared medical device that can be worn 24 hours a day. The Quell device is designed to treat all types of chronic pain. It works especially well for nerve-related pain associated with fibromyalgia, diabetes, sciatica, and neuralgia. The Quell is worn around the calf of either leg. It stimulates the nerves and triggers the body’s natural pain blockers to relieve widespread pain.
The Quell Starter Kit costs $249 and includes 1 Quell device, 1 adjustable sports band, 1 month supply of electrodes (2 electrodes), 1 charger, 1 charger adapter, and a quick start guide. Each electrode lasts for about two weeks and costs about $30 a month. You can purchase the Quell Relief Starter on their website or through Amazon.
The Hummingbird is a medical device intended to alleviate the muscle aches, pain, fatigue, and related other symptoms associated with low blood pressure and inadequate blood flow common to fibromyalgia and other chronic health conditions. You simply sit in a chair, place the front part of your feet on the device, and it does the rest.
The Hummingbird operates by using low amplitude, low-frequency physical massage therapy causing muscles in each calf to pump blood and fluid from the lower leg back to the heart which improves circulation of the blood throughout the body and to the brain. o
There are two payments options available. A one-time payment of $299 or 6 installments of 59.95. Use code “FIBRODAZE” to receive free shipping. Please visit Vital Motion for more information or you can read my review.
4. Migraine & Light Sensitivity Glasses
Most of us with fibromyalgia experience daily tension-type headaches and frequent migraines. Both can cause sensitivity to light, during and between attacks. Flickering or pulsing lights, repetitive patterns, glare, bright lights, and computer screens can all trigger a painful migraine, as well.
Axon Optic therapeutic glasses provide a natural solution for headaches, migraine, and light sensitivity. Their glasses are available for indoor use, outdoor use, and transitions lenses, which can be used both indoors and outdoors. They have a wide selection of frames and each set of glasses come with a hard-shell case and cleaning cloth. Please visit Axon Optics for information or read my review.
5. Essential Oils & Diffuser
Essential oils can be very helpful for pain relief, improving sleep, relieving stress, and addressing emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. One of the most effective ways to reap the benefits of essential oils is to use a diffuser. By diffusing the oils into the air, they are inhaled and sent instantly to the brain.
Organic Aromas makes beautiful essential oil diffusers. Each handcrafted aromatherapy diffuser uses specialty glass and high-quality wood. They have various shapes, colors, and sizes of essential oil diffusers to choose from.
Organic Aromas nebulizing essential Oil diffusers don’t use water or heat. This means you can use less essential oil and get all of the oil’s therapeutic benefits. Organic Aromas certified organic essential oils and blends are made with the finest quality natural materials.
6. Kindle E-Reader
I love to read and don’t know what I would do without my Kindle. Kindle E-readers are dedicated e-book readers and can hold thousands of books. There is a massive selection of low-priced Kindle e-books available. And with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, Mom can enjoy unlimited access to over one million e-books and thousand of audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
The Kindle Fire, which is what I have, is an e-reader as well as a high-performance tablet. Fire tablets feature instant access to thousands of the most popular free and best-selling games, social media, premium TV and movie providers and more.
7. ChronicAlly Subscription Box
ChronicAlly is the first health and beauty monthly subscription box for women and girls with chronic illness. The box contains health and beauty products centered around self-care. The idea of ChronicAlly Box is to bring cheer to women living with chronic illness. The items are handpicked by Ally and her allies who are also chronic illness sufferers. Every month Mom will receive a new box filled with health, beauty, and pick-me-up products delivered right to her door. Please visit the ChronicAlly website for more information.
8. Adult Coloring Book
Adult coloring books have gained popularity as a great relaxation technique. It turns out that coloring has therapeutic benefits for many different conditions, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. When you are focused on coloring, you’re not concentrating on the pain you’re in so it is a great distraction. Coloring can also help to boost mental clarity because coloring utilizes areas of the brain that enhance focus and concentration. You can find a ton of adult coloring books online and in many stores.
9. Amazon Gift Card
An Amazon gift card makes a great Mother’s Day gift. Amazon gift cards are redeemable towards millions of items store-wide at Amazon.com. Plus they never expire.
10. Your Understanding & Support
The most precious gift you can give someone with fibromyalgia is your understanding and support. Fibromyalgia is a complex condition that’s difficult to make sense of. Because fibromyalgia involves the brain and nervous system, it can have an impact on virtually every part of the body. It can be confusing to see someone with fibromyalgia be unable to do something one day, yet perfectly capable of it on another day. That’s fibromyalgia, it’s unpredictable.
A person with fibromyalgia often feels isolated and misunderstood. Taking the time to educate yourself about fibromyalgia can be the greatest gift of all. This letter, How To Explain Fibromyalgia, covers all the bases and gets some very important points across in a nontechnical and relatable way.