#591 – Gift Ideas for People Who Have Arthritis – Updated

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Here is an updated list of gift ideas for people who have arthritis. You don't have to have one of the many forms of arthritis to benefit, though. If you have compromised mobility, loss of hand dexterity or are not able to do things like you once did, this list is for you!There are suggestions here to suit every budget.

Here are some tips to ensure that you are Travelling Well During the Holiday Season!

If you live with RA, the stress of the season may induce a flare. It may be worthwhile for you to Notice a Pattern to Your Flare-Ups. With the insight you gain, you may be able to circumvent them.


  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. 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?
  17. Footwear Shopping Tips for RA Feet.If you know someone absolutely loves their shoes, consider purchasing a duplicate pair.


  1. Adhesive side view mirrors
  2. Interior rear view mirror
  3. A key bumper


  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
  16. For the beach-goer: water shoes with velcro
  17. Essentrics Are Essential, Especially with RA - subscription to a streaming class or DVDs
  18. Thread a Needle the RA-Friendly Way
  19. Read with Ease: Thumb Page Book Holder


  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. 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
  20. Garden Hose Nozzle for RA Hands
  21. A Better Mouse for Rheumatoid Arthritis Hands
  22. Power up Your Household Scrubbing Chores


  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. Collapsable water bottle
  20. Jar of dry ingredients and recipe for baked goods
  21. The right kind of pastry blender to do more than make pastry
  22. An electric jar opener
  23. Pressure Cooker XL or Instant Pot


  1. Joovy Boot Shopping Cart
  2. Nutcracker
  3. Double duty luggage to Roll In, Roll Out
  4. Shopping bag carriers
  5. Travel mug
  6. 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.
  7. Prepare and freeze some meals or goodies to be used on those days when energy is waning.
  8. A gift of your time to help with whatever needs doing – laundry, clean the windows, vacuum, wash the floors or tidy up.
  9. Arrange an outing; you do the driving!
  10. 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.
  11. emWave ® Personal Stress Reliever from My Givens and a Giveaway. I have these in stock. Please contact me for further information. *emWave and Personal Stress Reliever are registered trademarks of Quantum Intech, Inc.
  12. Gift card to a flotation tank. Be sure to check that they are able to get onto the floor or into a tub.
  13. Chronic Christmas by Lene Andersen

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 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!
  33. Put together a foot soak pampering kit
  34. Helichrysum essential oil for bruises
  35. Headache Relief Serum
  36. Long-handled lotion applicator
  37. Stress coaching! I have many options available; contact me to find the just-right one.
  38. Snoring and Jaw Support
  39. Budget Tip: Bidet To Save on that Precious Commodity
  40. Salonpas Pain Relief Patch


  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
    9. A Better Mouse for Rheumatoid Arthritis Hands


Please contact me you're interested in purchasing any of the available books. Buy more for an even greater discount. Shipping extra.

  1. Midnight Meditations (1 copy available for $10.00)
  2. The Good Morning Journal (1 copy available for $7.00)
  3. Mindful Thoughts for Students (1 copy available for $6.00)
  4. Post-Traumatic Thriving - The Art, Science and Stories of Resilience
  5. The Gifted Journey (2 copies available for $4.00 each)
  6. Feeling Smarter and Smarter
  7. Brave New Medicine
  8. Miracle Minded Manager (1 copy available for $5.00)
  9. Limitless
  10. Meditative Arts and Crafts - Cut and Create Mosaics (1 copy available for $15.00), Drawing Calm (1 copy available for $15.00), The Origami Garden (1 copy available for $13.00)
  11. Find Your Awesome (1 copy available for $6.00)
  12. Inkspirations Love By Design Coloring Book
  13. Once Upon a Piece of Paper (1 copy available for $15.00)
  14. Listen Like a Dog (1 copy available for $3.00)
  15. Sunrise, Sunset (1 copy available for $7.00)
  16. Inkspirations for a Happy Heart
  17. Connecting with Coincidence
  18. The Old School Advantage (1 copy available for $6.00)
  19. Stop the Fight - An Illustrated Guide for Couples (1 copy available for $8.00)
  20. The Perfection Deception
  21. Self-Talk for a Calmer You (1 copy available for $9.00)
  22. Live Well with Chronic Pain
  23. Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind (1 copy available for $11.00)
  24. The Mindful Golfer
  25. MBSR Every Day (1 copy available for $15.00)
  26. Adult Colouring Books
  27. Manage Your Stress
  28. What Makes Olga Run?

Maybe you'll find a book to gift in my these favourites of mine.

  1. Favourite Books of 2019
  2. Favourite Books of 2018
  3. Favourite Books of 2017

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