Gift Ideas: Chronic Pain

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Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one with chronic pain? We've compiled our favorite comforting products below.

We also made a webisode about chronic pain. It covers how to explore therapeutic plant treatments before or alongside harsh painkillers. The short video shares Emily's personal story about tackling chronic pain before and after remission.


Hot/Cold Therapy

Give the plush gift of comfort with  a hot / cold therapy pillow, wrap, or even boots!

Pair with therapeutic plant oils like cooling peppermint and warming wintergreen (or a blend with both) for an amplified icy hot sensation. Here's our favorite producer.

Tip: We don't recommend just any essential oils... even from the health food store. Better to avoid untested products and synthetics because they can do more harm than good... read more.


audiobook subscription

Get your loved one an audible subscription to listen to their favorite audiobooks (sometimes even holding up a book to read can feel unpleasant for high pain days). Chronic pain can be isolating, so it's helpful to have some distractions when home-bound.

Here's a link to some of our top picks:


Thrive Market Gift Card

Give the gift of delicious goodies delivered to their door step. Shopping for groceries when in pain is absolutely no fun. Thrive Market offers Whole Foods quality products, but with much more bang for your buck! Read more about why we like Thrive Market here.


Electric Blanket

Buy an electric blanket to help your loved one through those frigid winter nights. Winter can exacerbate joint pain, so it's nice to curl up and keep warm whenever possible.


Chronic Ninja Shirt

Show your loved one you recognize their battle with chronic pain with a "chronic ninja" shirt. It is so meaningful to show them they're strong and kick-ass, and that you commend their resilience.


Swell Water Bottle

Gift a cool water bottle–staying hydrated is so important to keep energy levels up, and it's one of those things people don't buy for themselves!

Adding a drop of lemon, lime, or grapefruit essential oil (ONLY if it's really high quality) is a fun way to drink more water... check out some delicious options here.

Tip: Make sure the water bottle is made from metal or glass so no plastic leaches into their water. Read more about the importance of reducing toxins (especially with chronic illness) at chronicallyhealthy.com/health.


Deep Blue® Lotion

Deep Blue® is a fantastic product for muscle soreness and joint pain. It comes in lotion form and includes wintergreen, peppermint, chamomile, and eucalyptus essential oils for an icy hot effect (without the chemicals). 

Give them the travel packs ($6.67), or get them the full tube for $39.00 ($29.25 if you're a dōTERRA member).


Essential Oil Kit

Surprise your loved one with an awesome essential oil kit that includes a room diffuser. Therapeutic plant oils are powerful for pain relief, soothing for sleep, and game-changing for emotional support.

This particular kit includes Deep Blue®, Lavender, AromaTouch®, and Peppermint among others. Click here to see kit selections.

Read more about aromatherapy here... you can actually re-train your brain and impact your body chemistry.

Tip: We don't recommend just any essential oils... even from the health food store. Better to avoid untested products and synthetics because they can do more harm than good... read more.


Acupressure Mat

An acupressure mat is an effective and inexpensive pain relief technique. Daily use, for only 10 to 20 minutes, is shown to help with stress, tension, pain, and circulation. 


tea sampler

Not only are teas healing and restorative, but they can provide comfort and warmth during tough times. Check out this gift set and give your loved one a big cup of cozy.


Glass teapot

This glass teapot is great for tea-lovers and tea-newbies as well. It makes the perfect present, and as an added bonus, it is dishwasher safe! 


We also made a webisode about chronic pain, and how to explore therapeutic plant treatments before or alongside harsh painkillers. The short video shares Emily's personal story about tackling chronic pain before and after remission.