December 13, 2016

A Jolly Thought!

It’s no secret that I read anything and everything that has to do with rheumatoid arthritis. The other day I came upon an article that featured suggestions of Christmas presents for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.  My head was spinning before I approached the final two suggestions!  Who on earth would want to receive a pair of hot and cold knee wraps or an electric can opener for Christmas?  I don’t need to continue with the remainder of items suggested, but I assume that most people would not want a present during a holiday that highlights their daily struggles/illness,  unless it was specifically requested by an individual.  I perceive the suggestions to be as insensitive as buying a gift certificate for a wheelchair tune up or a can of new tennis balls for the bottom of a walker! During a festive time, these gift suggestions are ill-conceived.  People with chronic diseases do celebrate holidays and enjoy presents, that have nothing to do with their illness.  So I suggest, that instead of trying to accommodate a person with a chronic disease, think of them as you do others, chose a gift that will bring a smile to their face, and if possible make their life more enjoyable in spite of their condition.  I thought long and hard about this article, and would like to share a selection of possible presents, in many price ranges that anyone would covet! (I want them all!)

ALLBIRDS WOOL RUNNERS-CLASSIC COLORS GRAY or BLACK & 3 LIMITED EDITION COLORS $95

 

BLOCKS OUT LIGHT AS IT MINIMIZES THE APPEARANCE OF WRINKLES! I THINK IT’S WORTH A SHOT! NORDSTROM $45

SOFT, COMFY, & GENTLE ON HAIR & SKIN! DREAMY! NORDSTROM $79                                      

GARNET HILL
100% CASHMERE WRAP CURRENTLY$131.60                                           

GARNET HILL
30% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE NOW $47.60

 

GARNET HILL
BRUSHED FLANNEL INSIDE & OUT! ORIGINALLY $88.00
NOW $61.60                                                                                                                                LET’S ROUND IT OUT WITH A FEW  STOCKING STUFFERS!                         

LIGHT, FRESH, & SMELLS AMAZING!
NEIMAN MARCUS                                 


INSULATED WATER BOTTLE-COLD ITEMS STAY COLD! TARGET $24.99                                                     

A LIMITED EDITION CERAMIC CANDLE WITH A SWEET ORANGE, CRISP MANDARIN, & A TOUCH OF BITTER ORANGE FRAGRANCE! SAKS 
THIS IS WHAT I’D REALLY LIKE FOR CHRISTMAS!

 

 

Comments

  1. Jackie Senich says:

    This cracked me up. i’ll give you some tennis balls, but you’re are coming with a racket!!! I love the list. I’d love the cashmere wrap!!!

    xoxo

    Jackie

  2. Cara Misiurski, Ph.D. says:

    A very well thought out and very well written post.

  3. Well written as usual MaryYouWell written Mary Ann. You’ve given me two ideas for my partner, and they’re both on sale! Good for both of us. Thanks for doing my shopping 😉 Love the ideas, love you.

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