The Mighty's Chronic Illness Gift Guide


Life with chronic illness means doctor’s appointments, pain, fatigue and extra time spent at home — things many healthy people don’t fully understand. When it comes to giving gifts, your loved ones may not always know what to get you. They may not realize the things that would make your life easier or things you’d appreciate that others perhaps take for granted.

This holiday season, we’ve created a variety of gift guides designed for chronic warriors. Want to get some ideas of what to ask for if you’re in college and battling an illness? We’ve got you covered. Looking for a list of small, affordable gifts that would make your life easier that you can share with your loved ones? Keep reading. Consider this your one-stop shop for gift ideas that will make a chronic warrior’s day.

1. The Gifts They Want But Might Not Ask For

amazon fresh bag and hotels.com logo

Gifts People With Chronic Illnesses Secretly Want

2. Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

popsocket, peppermint essential oil roll on stick, lush bath bomb

32 Perfect ‘Stocking Stuffers’ to Give a Loved One With Chronic Illness

15 Gifts You Can Give a Loved One, Even If Medical Bills Mean Your Budget Is Tight

11 DIY Gifts That Are Perfect for People With Chronic Illnesses

21 Self-Care Gifts You Can Buy for Under $10

3. Kind Gestures They’ll Love

three coupons for paying phone bill, afternoon of yardwork and going to doctors appointment

16 Coupons to Give a Chronically Ill Friend

4. To Support a Fellow Chronic Warrior While Shopping

floral dress and care package box

11 Business Owned By People With Chronic Illnesses You Can Support

5. For a Loved One Who’s in the Hospital

hand cream, massage roller ball and succulents

22 Thoughtful Gifts to Give a Friend in the Hospital

24 Must-Have Items to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

5. For Your Friend With Chronic Pain

sombra therapy cream and chair massager

10 Clothing Brands People With Chronic Pain Recommend

15 Products People With Chronic Pain Swear By

27 Comfortable Pillows That Help People With Chronic Pain Sleep Better

6. For Your Friend With Fibromyalgia

kool pak bandage and purple skechers sneaker

What to Give (and Avoid Giving) a Loved One With Fibromyalgia This Holiday Season

20 Products People With Fibromyalgia Swear By

7. For Your Friend With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

blue neck pillow and village naturals lotion and body wash

20 Products People With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Swear By

8. For Someone Who Spends a Lot of Time at Home

foot spa, showtime gift card, heated blanket

18 Devices That Can Help You Function on Days When You’re Stuck in Bed

22 Products That Can Make Your Room Cozier on Days You’re Stuck in Bed

26 Gifts to Give a Friend Whose Illness Keeps Them Stuck at Home

9. For a College Student With Chronic Pain

17 Dorm Essentials for Students With Chronic Pain

10. Gifts That Can Make Life With Chronic Illness Easier

medcenter monthly pill organizer and ezy dose practidose pill organizer

21 Products That Can Make Cooking Easier If You Have a Chronic Illness or Disability

14 Pill Organizers That Can Help You Keep Track of Your Medications

20 Heating Products That Can Help Relieve Pain

13 Cozy Blankets to Cuddle Up With This Winter

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