Gift Buying For People With Chronic Illnesses

Holidays are a great time to stereotype people. It just makes gift giving easier. Like people who play sports? You buy them cleats; forget roaming the aisles at Sephora looking for something they just might maybe kind of somewhat enjoy—no. Screw that. Buy cleats.

And nerds? Well, that’s an online shopping goldmine. Between videogames, figurines and action figures, old comic books and signed memorabilia you’ll never run out of ideas.

But people with chronic illness? We’re special. We’re all unique in our suffering. It’s not fair to just buy us a bathrobe and wash your hands of us!

No. You have to think a bit harder than that to find gifts for someone with chronic illness. Here are some ideas.


For the Narcoleptic

Sleep now, or drive into a Walmart later. We love having options!  (thisiswhyimbroke)


For the Gluten Intolerant or Celiac Diseased 

Remind her that there is more to loving pancakes than just eating them. (Unica Home)


For the Hemophiliac

They’ll love faking out all their friends and family with this pool of blood! What a hoot! (thisiswhyimbroke)




This is a lovely place to put spare change. (Uncommongoods)



Who says you can’t scuba with asthma!? Doctors? Psh, what do they know!? (ThinkGeek)



11 thoughts on “Gift Buying For People With Chronic Illnesses

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  10. Would you like some popcorn?

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