How in the world do you shop for someone who suffers from neuropathy?
It’s not like you can not purchase prescription medications for them, nor can you buy a $10,000 laser operation gift certificate.
Here are some fantastic options for that special someone in your life who is enduring neuropathy (regardless of it is peripheral, CIPN, or something else entirely).
Compression Foot Sleeves
SB SOX Compression Foot Sleeves ($13.75-$39.95)
Compression socks are designed to improve your mobility and ease foot pain; the SB SOX Compression Foot Sleeve is no exception.
The compression support is modeled to provide an unparalleled foundation that slips easily and comfortably under your sock, shoe, or sandal.
Additionally, the compression sleeves are FDA-registered and composed of medical grade materials.
What I like best about these slippers is not just that they are microwaveable or the fact that they can double as a cooling slipper, but that they are channeled.
A lot of slippers do not work well because they tend to warm the bottom of the foot only; the channeling provides heat or cold to the entire foot.
They can also be used on your hands!
Heating/Cooling Neck Wrap
Mind and Body Neck and Shoulder Wrap ($19.99)
This therapeutic micro-beaded neck wrap is the perfect way to “hug” your loved one without actually being around.
It’s flexible, lightweight, and mildew resistant for heavy long-term use.
Its ability to double up as a hot or cold therapy tool makes it a fantastic gift!
(Men) Hiking Boots
Dr. Comfort Ranger Mens Hiking Boot ($105-$139)
Do you have a hardworking man in your life? Or perhaps an outdoor enthusiast that has been limited in what he can do due to foot pain?
These highly rated hiking boots ensure he his next outdoor adventure is done in comfort and style.
Please note: these shoes come in sizes 6-15 only.
NatraCure Cold Therapy Socks
NatraCure Cold Therapy Socks ($15-$25)
These cold therapy socks boast a within seconds activation time to begin relieving achy feet as soon as possible.
The only downside with this product is that it can not double as a heat pack, and it uses gel inserts as opposed to other better materials.
If your loved one finds relief via cold packs on their feet, these are an excellent backup choice.
Bamboo Diabetic Ankle Socks
After reading some of the amazing reviews of these socks, I am thinking they may be a stocking stuffer choice for myself!
If you are wondering why the word “bamboo” happens to be in the same sentence as “socks”, it is because they are made of 80% bamboo blend combed cotton and 20% elastic.
This gives the refreshing feeling of breathability and comfort while remaining non-binding and reinforced.
I really looked into these socks, and I’ve got to say I’m impressed. The reviews speak for themselves, and you can’t beat that price!
Oh, did I mention it comes in a pack of six?
Pain Relieving Gift
If you are unfamiliar with TENS units, allow me to explain.
TENS is an acronym for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; basically, the unit sends electrical currents through the electrodes to the skin and tissues beneath it. The main goal of a TENS unit is to disrupt the pain cycle to give nerve damage sufferers some relief by interrupting the cycle, as it would be.
With that being said, this particular TENS unit claims to provide prescription strength relief through dual intensity stimulators.
One of my favorite features is the therapy mode. This allows you to switch between normal, burst, pulse, and many other various delivery modes. This is important because no two people suffering from neuropathy are alike.
This model has been a favorite for many nerve damage patients; one only needs to read the amazing reviews and price tag to know this is an awesome deal!
BlankieGram Healing Thoughts Blanket
This is that special present for the loved one that has words of affirmation or gifts as their love language. Two birds with one stone, really!
This blanket is the perfect caring gift.
Its luxurious feel and lack of shedding and shrinking coupled with inspiring words instill a sense of love and sympathy for that special someone.
With a 5-star rating from over 531 purchases (and 5 different colors), you can’t go wrong!
These bowls contain hand painted rocks with words of encouragement. The customized look and genuine care the creator puts into each bowl is astonishing and admirable.
The goal of the bowl is to provide encouragement; when someone is feeling down, they reach into the bowl to read some positivity.
The moderately high rating shows that they can be trusted to be a hit.
Burt’s Bees Classic Gift Set
Does your gift recipient like to be pampered?
Spoil someone this holiday season with the Burt’s Bees Classic Gifts set that contains:
- Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
- Hand Salve
- Lip Balm
- Hand Repair Cream
- Coconut Foot Cream
Anyone that has neuropathy can benefit from this.
Weakness in the hand and feet is a common symptom of neuropathy. For some, the inability to turn a key to open a door can be infuriating.
Products like this aim to ease the difficulty of that process by allowing the user to “grip” the key holder with their entire hand — this allows more strength to be put into the turn.
If you are wondering if this gift would benefit your loved one, take a look at how they hold things the next time you see them. If it is difficult, that is a sure sign they may need assistance.
Does that special someone have difficulty getting around? How about difficulties getting in and out of the car?
This lightweight, foldable, and sturdy (250-pound weight limit) walking cane is one of the better canes on the market. Don’t let the price fool you; the near-perfect reviews from near 200 people speaks for itself!
As if that weren’t enough, the cane has a built-in LED light for darker situations.
2 Pack Personal Alarm ($10)
Ensure the safety of your loved one in the frigid weather with a 130Db (decibel) personal alarm (with LED flashlight and whistle).
Like the key holder/turner, this device aids in the opening of jars, bottles, and cans.
These nail clippers both clip and collect the trimmings of your nails.
These sticky notes are special because they have different titles, allowing for a much more customizable note to be left in areas of the house.
These handheld claws were designed for the chef in mind. Their design allows for easier lifting, handling, and shredding of different cuts of meat.
Do you have a comedic neuropathy sufferer to shop for? I have two!
Wrap your real gift in this hilarious gift box!
We hope this guide has helped you pinpoint the perfect gift in the vast realm of the world-wide-web.
Are you dreading the planning for this holiday’s dinner, what you are going to eat, or the scary choices you may have to make? Check out our last blog regarding Thanksgiving and how the same rules apply to this holiday!
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