It is holiday time whether we like it or not. This time of year can be hard for some of us with multiple sclerosis due to the added stress, cold weather and dark days. Regardless, we still deserve to enjoy this time of year.
I’ve put together a list of gifts for specifically those with multiple sclerosis, although anyone would love to receive most of these presents any time of the year.
Gift Cards are always a simple way to let someone know you care. There are many services that help to make everyone’s life easier, but those with multiple sclerosis always appreciate a little assistance, especially when it comes without having to ask for help.
Babysitting. Parents with multiple sclerosis love quiet time to get things done or rest. Offer your self to spend a few hours with the kids or hire a local babysitter for a few hours. (Urban Sitter, Care.com and SitterCity offer childcare in select areas.)
Thoughtful Gifts. In a world when we all have so much stuff, it is kind to give a gift that will be useful and hopeful provide relief and comfort to your loved one with MS.
Foam Roller. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Amazon has a wide variety, as does sporting good stores.
To Keep you Warm. Most of us are approaching winter and suffer from always being cold. Nothing is more comforting than warm and cozy clothing to make the long season a little better.
Pajamas. The true reality is that many of us spend a lot of time in pajamas, especially this time of year. We can still look cute, despite our casual attire. Here are a few choices for women: cotton polka dots, plaid flannel and luxurious 800 thread count. And for men: flannel, cotton and silk.
Gloves. Besides the feet, the hands and fingers tend to crave warmth during winter. These warm gloves are one of many available this time of year.
Luxurious and Cozy Throw. Lastly, a warm blanket improves lazy days of Netflix and naps.
What do you have on your wish list this year? I hope your holiday is filled with good health and happiness.