Gifts for People With Arthritis

Make tasks easier or promote relaxation

When shopping for someone who has arthritis or any condition with physical limitations, gift buying has an extra element of difficulty. Should you look for a practical gift or a fun gift? What would be most appreciated? A gift that makes things easier, offers comfort or promotes relaxation is ideal for someone with arthritis. You might think about including one in a basket with other items the person would enjoy, such as favorite foods, spa toiletries, and other small luxuries.

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Opening jars can be tough even for those who don't have arthritis. It is especially a challenge when you have arthritis in your hand or arm. Black and Decker's electric jar opener operates at the touch of a button. It requires no hand strength or strenuous twisting to open jars up to 4.5 inches in diameter and a maximum of 8 inches in height. It's a must-have item in the kitchen for people with arthritis.

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Getting in and out of a vehicle can be difficult when you have arthritis. The Car Cane "As Seen On TV" provides a non-slip grip and the leverage you need to lift yourself up from the car seat. The Car Cane can support 350 lbs.

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Massage away aches and pains with the Wahl body massager. It has a heat feature, multiple attachments, and two vibration speeds. You can use massage alone, heat alone, or both together.

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This cane offers peace of mind to people who use a cane on occasion, but not regularly. The height is adjustable and the cane folds for portability. It's always ready when you need it and can be put away in a purse or briefcase when you don't.

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It's a struggle to put on socks for many people with arthritis. This adaptive aid eliminates reaching down to your feet to put on socks. Simply feed the sock over the flexible base and maneuver the straps to pull the sock up and over your foot.

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This heating pad with massage action is a practical gift that soothes away aches and pains. It's a great gift for a person with arthritis, and you may want to buy an extra one to enjoy yourself.

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This tray is designed to fit over a walker so you can carry plates, magazines, or whatever is needed. This simple item enhances the feeling of independence. It eliminates the need to repeatedly ask others to fetch things.

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Give the gift of relaxation—an array of music in a two-CD set. Every person with arthritis needs a little help to unwind from time to time. Soothing music provides the atmosphere you want.

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This trackball provides comfort in an ergonomic design. It's wireless so that you can control your laptop, desktop, or home theater PC from up to 30 feet away. You can connect up to six compatible wireless devices.

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ORE International's Silver Touch-on table lamp is great for a bedroom or living room. The "touch-on" feature turns the light on or off. Simply touch the base. No more cranking a switch. It's UL listed and uses a three-way 150-Watt bulb. The lamp base is made of brushed nickel with a metallic finish.

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"Soothe" is a book written by well-known contemporary pianist Jim Brickman. He is a fan favorite among people who find instrumental music peaceful and soothing. His listeners often turn to his music to help cope with a difficult situation or to be inspired. "Soothe" is a collection of light spiritual and practical advice that mirrors the intent of his music.

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