As we get ever closer to the ‘most wonderful time of the year’, I am totally overwhelmed by the choices and options for presents. I have been asked numerous times what I would like for Christmas and I genuinely couldn’t think of anything specific. So I started to do a bit of research, looking into things that I might like to receive at Christmas and ended up developing into this very blog post.
So, if you have a Fibromite in your circle of friends or family and you would like to get them something awesome and thoughtful and incredibly perfect, for less than £20, then look no further than this list! Obviously, there will be some female bias, but I have tried to include items that are suitable for anyone. Please also note, that this is not a sponsored post and that all the items mentioned have been chosen because I love them and would like to receive them myself.
from ME2UDezignz on Etsy
We all know the Spoon Theory right? So something symbolic such as a gift of extra spoons would be a fab treat for any fibromite (or spoonie).
This necklace has a 1″ round shaped Disc that is stamped with “Never never give up”. A tiny spoon charm and a Sparkly Purple Swarovski Channel all hanging from a silver bail on a 925 Silver chain.
The Earrings have tiny spoons and Sparkly Purple Swarovski Channel on 925 Silver Ear Wires.
In addition to being really cute, this set is also helping to raise funds and awareness into ME for investing in ME research.
Cost £15 plus postage.
from SpoonsFromASpoonie on Etsy
Alternatively, what about a keychain, made from a tablespoon and a 1″ key ring?
You also have the option of adding a spoon charm, butterfly charm, or sterling silver plated awareness ribbon charms, which are currently available in 22 colours.
Cost £8.16 plus customisation and postage.
from Emma Farrarons on Amazon
One of my favourite pass times, especially during a flare, is to colour. I have always loved colouring, but now adult colouring has become very popular, it’s easy to get hold of some wonderful books. I particularly like the books designed by Emma Farrarons.
This Mindfulness Colouring Diary allows you to record your thoughts, activities, track medications or keep pain records in a diary filled with illustrations. Each day is dated, but not named making this gorgeous diary suitable for use in any calendar year. With rounded edges and a beautiful foiled cover, The Mindfulness Colouring Diary is a perfectly portable way to achieve mindfulness through colouring and also keep on top of fibro fog through organisation and planning.
Cost £8.99 plus postage.
from Rebel Sheep on Amazon
The healing benefits of salt are well known, and this lamp would also be a beautiful gift, especially to a fibromite who enjoys meditation, or who likes to spend time relaxing.
This is a pure Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp in traditional rose pink coloured salt. Salt lamps are said to offer benefits such as:
- Improve air quality by reducing air pollution, airborne dust particles, and
airborne bacteria and viruses
- Reduce symptoms of asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, and other
- Reduce the effects of Season Affective Disorder (SAD) and other mood
- Reduce stress
- Improve concentration
- Relieve headaches and migraines
- Reduce feelings of fatigue and insomnia
Cost £15.87 plus postage.
From Blue Bird Tea Company
Who doesn’t love a good cup of tea? Ok, maybe I am biased due to living in Yorkshire, but yeah, tea. It’s great! I got the Bluebird Tea Company advent calendar this year and it’s been wonderful so far. I have tried all sorts of unique and lovely teas that I might not normally have tried. There are a host of different types of tea, but the Christmas teas are particularly scrummy.
This set includes 5 x 20g all five limited edition Bluebird Christmas tea blends in one beautiful gift box:
- Snowball – Award-winning. Coconut, chocolate + marshmallows.
- Gingerbread Chai – Award-winning, spiced Gingerbread Chai rooibos tea.
- Christmas Cake – Combining tea, cake and Christmas!
- Mulled Cider – Sweet spiced apple fruit tea.
- Mulled Wine – A blast from last year and the only way to get Mulled Wine as loose leaf.
Cost £17.50 plus postage.
From Pain Relief Cushions
Heat definitely the one thing that helps with my daily aches and pains. I have numerous items including small wheat bags and hot water bottles. This particular wheat bag caught my eye due to its size. It’s a large, multi-purpose cushion which is safer than the traditional hot water bottle. It measures 13″ x 7.5″ and is ideal for most areas of pain, especially the lower back area.
Cost £19.99 plus postage.
From Broadwalk Buy
Following the theme, the magnet-powered heat from this physician-recommended neck pad improves blood circulation to soothe & rejuvenate sore muscles & joints. The magnets activate for deep heat therapy in 20 minutes and the natural heat improves blood circulation to soothe achy muscles and joints. This would be great for boosting mobility and flexibility and relieve sore muscles, tension and inflammation. The neck pad includes adjustable straps and is one size fits all. It weighs about 3oz and its size is 6″ x 2″.
Cost £12.99 plus postage.
8. Body Pillow
From iSafe on Amazon
Getting comfy at night is one of the hardest things for me to do at the moment and I always end up with my legs wrapped around the duvet instead of under it (which means cold and then painful legs). A body pillow is a great way to combat that issue and ensure that I can get comfy, without getting cold!
This pillow offers excellent support and comfort for your neck, back, shoulders, reducing discomfort and restlessness. It is made from hollow fibre, is sponge clean and anti-allergenic for those who suffer from allergies. It is designed to follow the contours of your body from head to toe and to relieve pressure on your neck, shoulders and back. This one also includes a super cute lime and stars cover.
Cost £19.95 plus postage.
From Lloyds Pharmacy
Pain relief is often hard to find, but there are a few things I like to have on hand and I know other fibromites would too! One of the most important bits of kit in my pain management toolkit is the TENS Dual Channel Digital Pain Reliever. It’s easy to use and helps to ease aches and pains safely. It works by passing harmless electrical signals into the body from the gel pads (controlled by the user at all times) and eases pain by blocking the body’s pain signals and stimulating the body’s production of endorphins.
Cost £14.99 plus postage.
From Spoonie Survival Kits
Containing loads of lovely festive items to help you get in the Christmassy mood, regardless of your health. These kits contain things to do, wear, make and eat. Plus 25% of sales money from these kits will go towards sustaining SSK, and 75% will go to Project Parent: a non-profit initiative creating care packages for the parents of children in hospital over the Christmas season.
I was given one of these kits at the beginning of December as a treat and I absolutely love it! I’m not going to tell you what it contains though as that would ruin part of the magic in these kits!
Cost £10.99 plus postage.
So there you have it, 10 budget friendly gifts you could buy the fibromite in your life! Do let me know if you have come across any other awesome items on your Christmas shopping sprees.