The Best Holiday Gifts for Chronic Pain Sufferers

If you’re looking for holiday gifts to ease pain or bring a smile to your loved one’s face (or get ideas for your own list), check out our gift guide compiled just for you. Choose from jewelry, fun accessories, and products to reduce stress and feel better.

Sometimes the most thoughtful gifts are the ones your family members or friends want but wouldn’t buy for themselves. Here’s your chance to show how much you care. Find gifts for chronic pain sufferers with our guide:


Ditch the standard hot/cold pack and treat your loved one to a colorful and unique “fish” from Fishbellies.

Fishbellies are microwavable and freezable packs filled with non-popping, extra clean, large kernel corn. Corn bag therapy has been used for many years to pamper and soothe achy body parts.

Guppies: $18, little fish: $30, big fish: $45

Lauren’s Hope

These fashionable medical IDs are a wonderful gift for anyone with a chronic pain condition. There are many styles to choose from for women, men, girls and boys. Give necklaces, bracelets, tags, charms and more.

No need to settle for the standard, plain metal medical ID bracelets of the past. Lauren’s Hope offers attractive, durable, stylish options that are fun to wear and can be changed to suit moods, outfits, or activities. And best of all jewelry can be custom engraved and sized.

Most jewelry: $20-60

switch sticks

Why use a regular cane, when you can use a colorful walking stick? Give some panache with a switch stick.

switch sticks® offer a vibrant assortment of walking sticks with exclusive designs in seasonal collections. These walking sticks are made of a lightweight aluminum material to provide sturdy support up to 264 lbs. The folding walking sticks adjust in one inch increments ranging from 32″ to 37″ walking stick height for those short or tall. Since they fold, they can be easily stored in the convenient carrying case provided.

$45.99 (free shipping on all orders)


For the stylish people in your life who don’t want to deal with clunky, plastic pillboxes, Pillfold is the perfect gift. It’s a fun, fashionable new way to carry vitamins and medication.

Designed to hold a week’s worth of pills, the Pillfold features eight separate, secure, clear zippered compartments – one for each day of the week, plus a “junk drawer” for extra medication. A watermark indicates the days of the week and morning and evening compartments. Very handy for traveling.


Arthritis Compression Socks

This gift will soothe aching feet, since these special socks relieve pain and stiffness from arthritis.

Designed by an orthopedic surgeon, the unique design of the IMAK Arthritis Socks provides mild compression for warmth and helps increase circulation, which ultimately reduces pain and promotes healing. They are comfortable to wear day and night and available in small, medium and large.


The Dreampad

Here’s a gift your loved one may not purchase for herself, but she may thoroughly enjoy the rest and relaxation it provides.

The Dreampad™ technology delivers music through gentle, calming vibration which only the user can hear. This process brings about a relaxation response from the body and mind which has been aptly described as a “massage to the nervous system.” It helps people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer; relieve physical and mental stress; and wake up refreshed.

Starting at $159

Adult Coloring Books

Remember these books from our adult coloring article? Believe us; everyone on your list will enjoy the endless hours of stress relief, mindful calm, and fun, creative expression while coloring.

Our friends at Blue Star Coloring offer a variety of books for many interests. Designs range in complexity from beginner to expert-level. Most books feature over 45 lovingly detailed patterns.

Go ahead and throw in some colored pencils or markers too.


Thoracic Lumbar Back Support

Know someone that sits at his desk all day or spends hours in her car? This support promotes proper sitting posture wherever sitting happens. It’s definitely a gift that will get plenty of use.

More than a lumbar support, OPTP’s Thoracic Lumbar Back Support™ addresses the entire back, promoting correct sitting posture to help relieve back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain.


SafeTote Rx

Here’s another great option for portable medication storage for people who want to keep pills in prescription bottles.

The SafeTote Rx is designed to keep medications safe and secure. It’s ideal for travel by offering the optional TSA lock with universal key for airport security inspection. It holds up to eight standard prescription bottles on average and is water resistant.

Starting at $14.99

PainPathways magazine

Yes, here’s a plug to give (or get) a subscription to our magazine, but for good reason!

For hope and inspiration all year long, your loved one will feel connected reading our stories about others dealing with chronic pain. And gain comfort knowing she’s not alone.

PainPathways provides the most current information on medical advances and healing options as well as access to pain support organizations. In-depth articles go beyond our website and social media pages. Every issue is chock full of relevant topics, real answers, and new insights.

$20 for 1-year subscription – click to see our special discount

If you have ideas of gifts for chronic pain sufferers, please comment below. Thanks and happy giving!

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PainPathways is the first, only and ultimate pain magazine. First published in spring 2008, PainPathways is the culmination of the vision of Richard L. Rauck, MD, to provide a shared resource for people living with and caring for others in pain. This quarterly resource not only provides in-depth information on current treatments, therapies and research studies but also connects people who live with pain, both personally and professionally.

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