If you’re wondering what you should put on your holiday gift list, my Holiday Gift Guide for Moms with Chronic Illness suggestions are little luxuries that I’ve found over time that help me to cope with being home, struggling with isolation and in pain much of the time.
Holidays are never been easy for moms with chronic illness. They’re exhausting to even think about. As a mom with chronic illness, I often struggle with comparing myself with other moms who are able to keep up the frenzied pace of parenting, appointments and activities as the holiday season gets under way.
Faith Based Gifts for Moms
Dayspring has cute & inexpensive faith based gift items including jewelry, journals, bibles, coffee mugs, and t-shirts.
Beyond Suffering Bible – Being homebound can get depressing, to say the least. The most important thing I can do every day is to check in with God and align my thoughts so that negative thinking doesn’t get out of hand. This Bible is from one of my disability heroes, Joni Earickson Tada and has much to encourage those who struggling with chronic pain and disability.
Streams in The Desert devotional – I’ve had this for years and never get tired of it. It’s fantastic encouragement for those who are going through trials and hard times.
The Illustrating Bible – Newly released from DaySpring, the Illustrating Bible offers thick pages & ultra wide margins for those who love the craft of Bible journaling. It’s pretty pricey, so I’d only recommend it if you LOVE journaling and creativity indoor bible.
Unique Gifts for Journal Lovers
I’ve been hard at work creating unique journals and planners for moms with chronic illness who want to be more intentional about self care.
Mental health is a big topic these days, and rightfully so. When you’re living with the daily ups and downs of chronic illness, self care becomes even more critical. This planner will serve as a mini retreat that you can take out whenever you need to when you need to ground yourself.
Mandalas are a great way to detach from tech, stress and everything else. This mandala coloring book has 100 designs that are fun and interesting, but not too complicated.
This is a weekly planner for busy moms who need to keep a lot of household information in one place for easy reference. It also has
Comforting Gifts for Moms With Chronic Illness
Heating Pad – Even though I’m over 50 and live in a subtropical climate, I’m always freezing because of the air conditioning everywhere and tile floors. I use it for relief of the frequent muscle spasms I live with because of dystonia and the ongoing pelvic pain from ongoing gyn problems. I’m beginning to think about a heated blanket too. Don’t tell my husband!
Spa products. Nothing helps to reduce stress for me like spa products. Take a look at these bath bombs and bath salts!
Fuzzy socks are a huge go-to comfort item for me (even in summer.) I can’t relax if my feet aren’t covered!
Yoga pants – I live in these, no apologies.
Ipad – It’s a splurge, I know. But it’s been my sanity saver since my diagnosis in 2010 and couldn’t sit at a computer for a year. I use it for social media, checking email and the Kindle app for reading, shopping, exercising and just about everything! And yes, mine is rose gold…it makes me happy!
Headphones – I enjoy listening to music and podcasts when I’m too tired to read or watch anything. A nice set is a huge treat!
Kindle Paperwhite – I got one this year even though I already had an iPad. I like to use it when I’m sitting around doctor’s offices with spotty wifi and at the beach when the glare is too strong to use a tablet.
Do you have any great suggestions to add to this gift guide for moms with chronic illness? I’d love to hear them!
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