#494 – More Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

More posts mean more gift ideas! Rather than sending you back to Gift Ideas for Loved Ones Who Have Arthritis, I have updated the list. You'll find the newer additions in green.


  1. Elastic or curly shoe laces
  2. Bracelet helper
  3. If you're buying clothing, consider the weight of the garments. Also, the ease of opening and closing buttons or using zippers.
  4. Shoes, such as these from L. L. Bean
  5. Light-weight purse or wallet
  6. bathing suit from L.L. Bean
  7. Spray-on pantyhose
  8. Dry-cleaning or laundry service vouchers
  9. Three piece pajama set - a hot flash helper
  10. A multi tool - jewelry, zippers and button helper
  11. A wristlet to carry your essentials
  12. Here's another wallet option
  13. This wallet that converts into a fanny pack
  14. Travel with a silver lining - a light-weight purse
  15. Use this to make putting on necklaces a click!
  16. Sore feet? How about some orthotics?


  1. Adhesive side view mirrors
  2. Interior rear view mirror


  1. Kitchen and garden tools that are light-weight and have large easy-to-grip handles, such at this Bypass Pruner from Fiskars
  2. Telescoping trowel
  3. Hose connector
  4. Watering can


  1. Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain
  2. Hula hoop
  3. Rolling back pack for exercise gear
  4. Uplifting reading materials, such as From Chopin and Beyond - Part 1 and Part 2
  5. Light-weight books or an e-reader
  6. Gel pens
  7. Battery-operated eraser
  8. Magazine subscription
  9. Movie gift certificate
  10. Prepare and freeze some meals or goodies to be used on those days when energy is waning
  11. Exercise DVDs such as When You Hurt All Over
  12. Exercise balls
  13. Books and more books
  14. Meet a character with RA in And the Mountains Echoed
  15. A copy of Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Lene Andersen


  1. Heavy non-slip floor mat
  2. Small tray
  3. Laundry helper or footstool
  4. Pillows: Feathering My Nest and Not Only for a King
  5. Purchase and install grab bars for the shower or tub area
  6. Rubber bath mat
  7. Install a handicapped toilet
  8. Battery-powered scrubber
  9. Telephone headset
  10. Dictation software
  11. Office chair
  12. Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  13. Shower curtain
  14. Vacuum
  15. Basket
  16. A firm, supportive recliner: Nodding Off and My Perch
  17. A Zip-it Opener for Blister Packs and Clam Shells
  18. My readers offered up some great suggestions to help put an end to duvet wrestling
  19. Mesh bag for toiletries


  1. China mug and How it's Handled Makes a Difference
  2. Food processor
  3. Pressure cooker
  4. Vegetable peeler, such as this one from Starfrit
  5. Starfrit Mightigrip jar opener or a Boa Constrictor strap wrench
  6. Electric potato peeler from Starfrit
  7. A Starfrit electric salt and pepper mill
  8. Electric juicer
  9. Egg slicer
  10. Apple wedger
  11. Electric can opener or an electric jar opener
  12. Light-weight dishes
  13. Knives
  14. Clothes pins
  15. Scrub brush
  16. Folding stool
  17. This piece of rubber makes peeling garlic easy
  18. Tea to help quell those sweet cravings or to soothe your senses
  19. Collapsible water bottle


  1. Nutcracker
  2. Double duty luggage that Roll In, Roll Out
  3. Shopping bag carriers
  4. Travel mug
  5. Consider contracting a service that can make light of difficult chores such as a housekeeping service such as Capital House Cleaning, a gardening service or car cleaning service.
  6. Prepare and freeze some meals or goodies to be used on those days when energy is waning
  7. A gift of your time to help with whatever needs doing – laundry, clean the windows, vacuum, wash the floors or tidy up.
  8. Arrange an outing; you do the driving!
  9. Do you have an idea for a unique tool? Consider talking over your idea with Maarten Meerman to see if he could make it for you.
  10. emWave ® Personal Stress Reliever from My Givens and a Giveaway. I have these in stock. Please email me at info@auntiestress.ca for further information.
    *emWave and Personal Stress Reliever are registered trademarks of Quantum Intech, Inc.

Personal Care

  1. Long-handled shoe horn
  2. Dental floss wand
  3. Easy-to-use shower curtain
  4. Scalp massage/shampoo tool
  5. If the person is travelling to The Big Island of Hawai'i, book them a session with Sarah-Lynn Joy
  6. Stool or cane
  7. Dosettes: large and small
  8. Anti-Swan Neck Deformity ring
  9. Neck brace
  10. Hot packs or ice packs
  11. Small flashlight: Light the Night or Roll Away Flashlight
  12. Portable John and Jane
  13. Portable toilet seat
  14. Massage tools
  15. Tennis balls
  16. Scalp scrubber
  17. Shoe grips
  18. Heel care cream
  19. Toe nail clipper
  20. Gloves: work or surgical
  21. Reacher
  22. Self-care can be difficult – manicure, pedicure or a massage gift certificates, such as one from The Body Mechanics Massage Therapy
  23. Rolling backpack
  24. Walker
  25. The right kind of tweezers
  26. When you don't have access to an ice-pack
  27. These cleaning wipes for glasses would make a great stocking stuffer
  28. Support for that aching back
  29. Use this device to squeeze out toothpaste or any product that comes in a tube
  30. Physicool helps to cool those hot joints
  31. Lens CPR
  32. Even buttons and zippers can present a challenge in the midst of a flare-up. Help is on the way!


  1. A raised food and water bowl set
  2. Ball launcher
  3. Nail clippers for the dog


  1. Folding stool
  2. Telephone headset
  3. Dictation software
  4. A second mouse
  5. Office chair
  6. Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  7. Gel pens
  8. Battery-operated eraser

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