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8 Great Gifts For A Mom With Arthritis

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09 May 2023

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Shopping for the perfect gift for a loved one isn’t always easy, especially if they are living with arthritis and have difficulty or pain doing everyday tasks. 

When buying for Mothers’ Day, a birthday or even just for a treat, you have an opportunity to choose a gift that is both thoughtful and practical. 

We've compiled a list of 8 thoughtful and useful gifts for a mom with arthritis that are sure to brighten her day and make her life a little bit easier.

Mature woman holding a tea cup while sitting on the bed and wearing a bra for arthritis 

Best Gifts For Mom With Arthritis

1. Ergonomic Kitchen Tools

If your mom loves to cook but struggles to use some of the tools needed in the kitchen because of limited mobility or pain, one option might be ergonomic kitchen tools

These are kitchen tools specially designed with handles that are easier to grip, making them ideal for someone with arthritis. 

They are available in various styles and sizes and can include tools like vegetable peelers, garlic presses, and can openers. Look for tools with non-slip grips, as they will provide additional support and stability. Your mom will be comfortably cooking up a storm in no time.

2. Specialist Bra For Arthritis or Gift Cards For Bras

An arthritis bra with velcro closure is an excellent gift for a mom struggling with hand, shoulder or back pain. She won’t need to twist and strain her arms and shoulders to fasten the bra at the back. 

This action can be fiddly and uncomfortable for someone suffering from arthritis. Luckily, there are specially designed front-fastening bras for arthritic hands that make wonderful gifts.

If you're not sure which bra or size your mom would like, consider giving her a gift card instead. This way, she can choose the bra herself but you’ve still been able to give a thoughtful and useful gift.

3. Electric Blanket

An electric blanket can provide warmth and comfort to soothe sore muscles and joints. It’s a great option and practical gift for a mom with arthritis.

4. Smart Speaker

A voice-activated speaker can be a really useful option for a mom with arthritis. Rather than typing out questions or fiddling with remotes and buttons, she can use voice commands to control her home environment and access any information she needs. She can also use it to call or text family members or friends. It can be a great way to keep someone connected.

5. Massage Cushion

A massage cushion can help relieve muscle tension and joint pain, making it a great gift option for a loved one with arthritis. Look for a cushion with adjustable settings or even a heat option.

6. Compression Gloves

Compression gloves are designed to reduce inflammation and improve circulation in the hands. For someone with severe arthritis, they can be really useful for helping to manage pain and swelling. 

Lots of compression gloves have open fingertips so your mom can still use her phone or computer whilst wearing them. There are even some colorful options out there!

7. Simple Knitting or Crocheting Kits

Knitting and crocheting both require repetitive hand movements. They can be a great way to improve flexibility and hand mobility for people with arthritis. 

A simple knitting or crocheting kit with soft and easy-to-grip materials can make a great gift for someone with arthritis and be a fun and rewarding way to exercise the hands. A brand with cute designs is The Wobbles.

8. Hand Therapy Putty Or Stress Toys

Putty or hand therapy putty is similar to stress toys in that its soft material can be squeezed and stretched to improve hand strength and dexterity. It comes in different resistance levels and can be a fun and engaging way to exercise the hands.

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