So, you’re looking for a present for a really great friend who gets migraines, but you’re not sure what to buy…and afraid to give the wrong thing. Or, maybe you suffer from migraines yourself, and you want to send a message to some of your close friends, before they go out and buy you that big bottle of perfume, Au de Migraine Headache.
Keep in mind that many people who suffer from frequent migraines are sensitive to fragrances, so as a rule of thumb, avoid any lotions, candles, or soaps that aren’t described as unscented.
Also, many different types of food trigger migraines, so avoid buying snacks or drinks for somebody unless you know for certain that it’s not one of her “red light” items.
Finally, know that relaxation tools are always a no-fail option. If somebody suffers from chronic pain, then they will always appreciate receiving a warm blanket, fluffy pillow, or hot/cold pad- even if they already have one. Certain things, you can never have too much of, especially when migraines strike often.
So whether you’re shopping for a thoughtful gift for a friend with migraines or putting together your own migraineur’s holiday wish list, we think this Top 10 List will be just the ticket.
The following is a listing of stocking stuffer ideas and gifts that most migraineurs want.
- A 1-month supply of the Migravent, which provides essential vitamins, minerals, and herbs proven to help people who suffer from chronic migraines. Doctor recommended.
- A warm electric blanket, helpful for relaxing during a migraine attack. Also great for people who suffer from Raynaud’s syndrome, which sometimes occurs with migraine.
- Warm pajama set, including robe and slippers, the ultimate in comfort attire.
- Sound therapy, by Conair- plays continuous environmental sounds throughout the night, to help you stay asleep, even with tinnitus ear ringing. Also helpful for relaxation and meditation exercises.
- The original Backnobber, which is an acupressure tool that enables you to reach tight muscles and aches on your back, neck, and shoulders; great for rubbing away the pain.
- Hot/cold pad– anybody who gets migraines will appreciate having an extra hot/cold pad to keep in the car or at work; excellent for relaxing tense muscles in the neck or lower back, or for stopping a migraine headache in its tracks.
- Spa gift certificate, good for a soothing head message, acupressure treatment, or herbal wrap.
- Sleep mask, because migraineurs need a nice dark room to rest in when migraines strike, especially if bright lights are a frequent migraine trigger.
- A Foot spa is one of those gifts that people love receiving, but wouldn’t ordinarily buy for themselves; relief in a tub of hot bubbly water- who could say no to that?
- When all else fails, an Amazon $25 gift card comes in every size and color, and is sure to please!
Can you think of any other great holiday gifts for people with chronic migraines? Please comment below!
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