Best Gifts for Migraine Sufferers-Joy for All
The best gifts for migraine sufferers are the things that actually make a positive impact on their daily life. I will describe some of my favorites and some that I hear many positive things about from the migraine community. It always helps to have a little help from your friends and in this case I hope you consider this post helpful from a fellow migraine sufferer.
Each item on this list has been used by me and I back whole heartedly. There are many things out there targeting migraine sufferers, but if they don’t seem beneficial you won’t find me writing about them. What you will always find is my passion to help others as I know this migraine road is not easy.
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Best For Comfort
Migrastil Migraine Stick
This is hands down one of my favorite natural products. This does not mean I would throw out medications. It is simply one more tool in the kit for the migraine sufferer. It helps with pain and odor triggers. This stick has saved me numerous times. As a part of my regiment this gives me more confidence I am prepared to fight this illness. Read more about it in my post the Migrastil Stick Review. Get it here.
Migrastil Migraine Cream
This cream has helped me substantially with sore muscles which can trigger a migraine. Specifically, I have used this on my neck and shoulders. It is lightly scented, but not overpowering. You only need to use a small amount of the creme for it to be effective. You can even combine the cream and the migraine stick or purchase their kit if you like. Get them here.
My favorite is the TheraICE Migraine Cap.
This provides gentle relief for your entire head and can cover your eyes if you wish. At first I was skeptical as I am so sensitive with a migraine. However, ice has been something that can provide some relief. This migraine cap is so soft and slides on so easily that it has been a welcomed addition into my regiment. I cannot say it has replaced my medications, but yet again another product I don’t want to give up!
Cold Eye Mask: My favorite is the NEWGO Cooling Eye Mask.
I love it for the softness and dual sides. One side is filled with super soft beads and liquid that gets cold and the other side is a soft cloth. It has a strap that is very gentle on the head, which is very important when you have or may be getting a migraine. This can also be helpful with other headache types or simply eye puffiness as well. For example, if I have a sinus headache or a sleepless night with the little ones this eye mask has come to the rescue.
Best Gifts for Migraine Friendly Light
Eye Masks for Sleeping/Light Blocking
One of the best I have found is the the Alaska Bear Soft Sleep and Cloud Soft Eye Cover. This mask is gentle on the eyes and head. It is so lightweight and is comfortable in any sleeping position. There are many options out there. Just finding a good quality eye mask that blocks out the light is a huge blessing to the migraine sufferer. Adding in comfort will be an added gift.
The MZOO Sleep Mask for Men and Women is amazing. I have used this at home, traveling, and even in my hospital stay. It is very comfortable and completely blocks out the light. This is a staple in my migraine kit.
Migraine Friendly Bulbs
The National Headache Institute says that bulbs that are within a 2700 Kelvin range are better for migraine sufferers. The Relax light bulbs have replaced all the bulbs in my classroom and home. The difference they make is so noticeable. One day I had a bulb burn out and tried to temporarily replace it with a “regular” or more common bulb. Whoa! I could tell the difference. These are a great find!
A great pair of sunglasses is also a great gift for the migraine sufferer. Honestly, this is one purchase I am willing to splurge a little on. It doesn’t always take the most expensive thing, but you do want the light blocked out. Bright light can be a trigger and also be extremely painful during a migraine.
Blue Light Glasses
These can be a huge blessing when spending long hours at the computer. Check in with your gift receiver and find out their needs. There are some great options out there. My current pair is from Costco, but I am looking into some other lines to meet additional needs.
I hear this term being used more and more. I think there are times a migraine sufferer feels they may miss out on life due to a migraine. However, they want nothing more than to show up for the people they care about. Perhaps a gift card to a favorite restaurant with the intention of catching up over dinner or scheduling a spa time for you both to get your nails done would mean the world to your friend or loved one. In life time can truly be the best gift and investment.
Not on the List
Some items you can steer clear from are candles and smelly hand lotions/soaps. However, if you know the gift receiver loves candles or lotions with the scents you are purchasing and/or you purchase a gift receipt you may be covered. It is important to note that strong smells can be a big trigger for migraines and can aggravate one as well.
Anything with flashing lights should be avoided. Many do not know that flashing lights can trigger a migraine and this can be a trigger that changes for people over time. So it is better to play it safe with this one.
Join us in the Facebook Group or send a message on the contact page. This is a place for community and encouragement. As we enter the holiday season, I will continue to cover a variety of topics. If you missed my post, Migraines During the Holidays check it out. It has a variety of tips for going through the season with migraines which include how to be prepared and find joy.