So there are a lot of gift ideas that would make someone with Fibromyalgia happy. Because there are times we get products we cannot use due to skin sensitivities and scent sensitivities. So I have a few ideas based on things I use with fibromyalgia that just work for me.
Shampoo without SLS
I am going to tell you this for sure about Fibromyalgia, we have sensitivities. And I became sensitive to SLS in shampoo. It made my scalp just crawl with itchiness. There are now a good selection of shampoos that do not have SLS sulphates or parabens
Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner is a nice one for a gift.
But I personally use Live Clean which works great for me and you can’t beat the price
Again due to sensitive skin natural soaps are a real treat and could be put together with the shampoo as a gift.
I like this gift collection: O Naturals 6 piece set
If you find a store that sells natural soaps the oatmeal ones are very good for our sensitive skin. Now for men, they do sell ones with specific scents men may like better.
Now we have a total basket you can make of self-care goodies. Anyway, lotions with fragrances can irritate our skin and also the scent can give us headaches or migraines.
I found one that states: “NO HARSH CHEMICALS: No silicones, parabens, dyes, fragrances, phthalates, formaldehyde, PEG, petrochemicals, nut-based ingredients, animal by-products, or harsh chemicals” and is hypoallergenic. So this one sounds great, but again you can find a lot of brands that are made like this.
This one is Puracy Hand & lotion
Again you can also look for sensitive skin oatmeal based ones.
Pyjamas for our flare days
So on bad days, we are not moving much and we just want to be comfortable so a new pair of PJs is always welcome. I have three pairs of PJs to rotate. The more the better.
Check out this plaid onesie I have never worn one before but, damn, it does look cozy
PJs have a lot of options if you know things the person is into. I mean like Star Wars PJs? Awesome. Marvel PJs? Even better. So you can get creative.
Essential oils carriers
Now you have to be careful with essential oils because some of them will bother us a lot. I personally love peppermint because it helps with nausea. So I recommend an Essential Oil Carrier that they can put their own in there. I do not recommend diffusers because too much scent is an issue. But the necklace carriers are perfect.
Mine is a tree of life one and I love it.
But there are a Lot of cool ones.
Like this one, I love it. But there are just so many I like. And you can even get the car ones, instead of like the ones that are strongly scented you can have a plugin for the car with your own person essential oil. If you know the scents they like, then toss them in as well.
Sometimes our skin burns. And I mean on fire. It is called allodynia and it is horrific. And loose comfortable clothing is one of the things that is very important for that. Soft. Loose. Not tight at all, because clothes against the skin hurt, so less contact the better
This is similar to the shirt I am wearing right now but with short sleeves and this is a t-shirt I like and would recommend for loose comfort. Sorry, there is no image available for it, but check it out.
This is by far my favourite pain lotion. And it is made without a lot of artificial crap. Demon strength is the strongest… and damn so great. A great gift for a man or woman with FM, I really cannot recommend it enough. The main scent is wintergreen and menthol so actually not bad at all scent wise.
Fuzzy socks or slippers
Again, we do get cold often. Just make sure they are soft because of the issue I mentioned before.
I sort of like these fuzzy socks because they are unique
You can check out my post on the benefits of colouring. Fact is, it is really relaxing and that there is a pain distraction.
And there are so many cool ones. This one on Fantasy and Dark Fantasy really appeals to me based on my love of fantasy.
There are a lot of specific gifts you can add for people with fibromyalgia.
- Avoid highly scented things and perfumes.
- Avoid things with a lot of artificial ingredients
- Avoid uncomfortable fabric or tight clothes.
- You can buy books that might help; meditation books or if they are trying keto maybe a recipe book or even one of the very good books about coping with pain… but avoid at all costs ‘cure’ books.
Other thoughts are meditation CDs. I had this awesome collection of pain meditations that was awesome for me. I believe it is this series here. Another idea is audio books for when we cannot read, like a subscription to Audible. Even tech like a new tablet we can use while we are resting. Or those large comfortable earphones that will not bother our ears. Or pain devices like the Oska Pulse or Benepod. I mean, I have a lot of ideas for fibro presents.
Other posts for ideas:
Oska Pulse study on fibromyalgia (I use the Oska regularly. With the code BRAIN you can get 55$ off with my blog)