Everyone experiences love differently. For some, time together is most important. For others, an act of kindness reigns most high. And for others still, a thoughtful gift can mean the world.
We put together a short list of gift ideas for all budgets that you might give to a loved one who lives with hypothyroidism. (And if it’s you with the thyroid condition, maybe you’ll share this as a hint to those who are buying for you.)
Something for those days that everything hurts:
$ - Carex Bed Buddy Heat Pad and Cooling Neck Wrap
These can be warmed up in the microwave to place on the belly, over the shoulders, or anywhere that hurts. PRO TIP: Add a few drops of essential oils to calm the senses. $9.99
$$ - CBD Pain Relief Cream
Known to work really quickly, this specific cream is specially formulated with a blend of pain and inflammation relieving herbs that work synergistically with high potency CBD (not to be confused with the psychoactive compound THC) to bring fast relief where your loved one needs it. $39.50.
$$$ - Spa Day
High stress can make it harder for our bodies convert T4 to T3, which we need to aid in important body functions like regulating metabolism. Your loved one will love a gift card to a local spa! This special treat can do absolute wonders for their physical health, mental health, and sleep by lowering their stress hormone called cortisol. PRICE VARIES.
Something for those days they’re stuck at home:
$ - Comfy Stretch Lounge Pants
We have it on good authority that these super comfy flowy pants feel like heaven and won’t break the bank. $16.
$$ - ASOS Jogger Pants
ASOS has a great selection of both plus and straight size clothing at pretty affordable prices. Keep your friend feeling cute and comfy on days they feel stuck in the house. $35.
$$$ - Lululemon Align Pants
Honestly, nothing has ever felt as buttery-soft against the skin as these pants designed to minimize distractions and maximize comfort. If you feel like really treating your recipient, these pants will not disappoint. $98.
Something to keep their mind occupied:
$ - Star Projector
Sometimes your loved one has to spend a lot of time in one room or in bed. Help keep them from staring at four blank walls all day! Beautiful things to look at can help the mind escape or just distract their eyes for a bit. $15.
$$ - Box set of their favorite show
When brain fog and fatigue are kicking your recipient's tush, they’ll be thankful to plop down with some warm lemon water and nine seasons of their favorite TV show - like, The Office Complete Series. $67.
$$$ - Netflix Subscription
Of all the TV subscription services out there, it’s said that Netflix is “the king of binge,” with it’s huge library of movies and TV shows (including its own originals). Basic plan at $9/month ($108/year).
Something to keep their body fueled with the good stuff:
$ - Homemade Meal
There’s no better gift than one given with love, and a homemade meal is a double (maybe even triple) whammy. Your recipient will be so grateful for the time you put into making a meal, the quality time spent with you, and yummy food good for their body and soul. FREE.
$$ - Thrive Market Gift Card
Thrive is a membership-based online retailer offering natural and organic food products at reduced costs. Your recipient can shop by diet preferences (keto, autoimmune protocol, gluten free, etc) which is super helpful to someone who is eating a particular kind of way to support their thyroid health. CHOOSE WHAT YOU PAY.
$$$ - Pressure Cooker
Eating healthfully is important to managing hypothyroidism, but don’t we all know that eating healthy takes more time and energy?! Make it easier for your friend to stick to their diet with a pressure cooker. They can make a big batch of something and then easily reheat on more difficult days. $70.
Something to take the pressure off:
$ - Microfiber Cleaning Slippers
Who says it can’t be functional to be cute? These microfiber slippers pick up dirt and dust from the floors with every single step, and they’ll keep your piggies feeling cozy. $11.
$$ - Cleaning Service
To make this a cost effective gift, you can choose surface cleaning or spring for a deep clean. Many companies charge by the hour and offer add-on services, so that no matter what you decide, your loved on is going to feel great in their squeaky clean space. Check Yelp for service providers in your local area; you might even find a good deal on Groupon! PRICE VARIES.
$$$ - Roomba
No one likes vacuuming—especially not someone whose low hormone production leaves them with weak, achy, or stiff muscles. At the press of a button, this little robot vacuum runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically docking and recharging. $250.
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