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The Ultimate 2020 Lupus Holiday Shopping Guide!


The holidays are upon us my friends, and tis’ the season to start shopping for the ones you love!


If you are shopping for someone with a chronic illness like lupus, that can sometimes be a challenging endeavor. Have no fear, your little holiday elf Kelli, has compiled the ULTIMATE 2020 LUPUS HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE to help you along the way!


The best thing about this list is that EVERY item can be purchased through smile.amazon.com!


Though 2020 has felt like the Virus Who Stole Christmas, don’t let it turn you into the Grinch! Have some fun shopping online this year! Here is a list of her top holiday items that are sure to be a big hit this time of year for anyone with lupus or a lupus overlap disease.

GLOVES, SNUGGIES, HEATED BLANKETS:

The lupus overlap disease, Raynaud’s Syndrome, can leave a person’s hands, feet, ears, and nose bluer than Jack Frost! That is why heated blankets, Snuggies, and gloves are a must!


  • The Luna Weighted Blanket is an awesome choice to keep you comfortable at night and give you a restful night's sleep. People swear that weighted blankets create a calming effect!

  • Pavilia Premium Fleece Wearable Throw Blanket

  • Acupressure Foot Slippers: These slippers offer a magnetic massage AND acupressure on your feet!

  • Compression Fingerless Gloves: These gloves are great if you have "rhupus" or another form of arthritis!

ESSENTIAL OILS:

Essential oils or “aromatherapy” have been used for hundreds of years. A 2016 article by Lupus News Today stated how using essential oils may help give symptomatic relief with sleep, joint mobility, relaxation, and overall well-being.

  • The Homasy Essential Oil Diffuser, Ultrasonic Humidifier with Essential Oil Gift Set, is a smile.amazon.com top seller! It also comes with an auto-off button and 7 color LED lights.

Regarding the oils themselves, you might want to reach out to someone who sells DoTerra or another similar brand. If you want amazon’s top pick, it is GuruNanda. They have a Top 6 Singles Essential Oils Set - that includes 100% Pure and Natural Therapeutic Grade Oil - Lavender - Peppermint - Eucalyptus - Lemongrass - Orange - Cedarwood.


Here are some top essential oil suggestions for those with inflammatory

conditions like lupus:

For Pain/stress/sleep: peppermint, frankincense,

ginger, black pepper, lavender, petitgrain, Roman and German

chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, helichrysum, and marjoram.



SLEEP MASKS & PILLOWS:

Need a little assistance to get some restful zzzzzz’s? Here is the top rated sleep mask from amazon!

  • While you’re at it, throw in a Side Sleeper Pro Air Neck Pillow which helps with neck pain, and aligns your cervical spine for a more comfortable position while sleeping!

KITCHEN APPLIANCES:

When you have a chronic illness, you want your kitchen to be a place of convenience and efficiency! Here are a few great holiday gift ideas to get you there!

  • The INSTANT POT! This heaven sent device is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer, all-in-one and prepares dishes up to 70% faster!

  • The Hamilton Beach Soft-Touch Can Opener, is a MUST! I use mine almost every day! Comes in black/chrome, it is an effortless appliance that removes lids without leaving a sharp edge!

  • The Good Jar Opener with Base Pad is great as well, especially for pickle and tomato sauce jars.


BOOKS:

Here is a great list of lupus and inspirational books that everyone needs in their collection!

  • My Special Butterfly! (in English or Spanish) "My Special Butterfly" by me (Kelli Roseta) is a book to help children understand a loved one's life with lupus in a way that is easy for them to follow and sensitive to their feelings. It tells the story of two young siblings, Olivia and Jack, and their thought process as they cope with their mommy's sudden lupus symptoms. Written in a way that children will connect with, it breaks down some of the most commonly asked questions about the disease, while focusing on the parent/child connection.

  • The Lupus Encyclopedia: The Lupus Encyclopedia by Dr. Donald E. Thomas is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping. People with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals—all will find here an invaluable resource.

deeply personal stories and poetry to describe their journey from illness to health, well-being, and fruitful living.

  • The Mindfulness Journal: The Mindfulness Journal provides 365 daily writing prompts divided into 52 weekly mindfulness topics building stress reducing habits for each day.

  • Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, by David Kessler. In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares the insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss.


OTHER GREAT IDEAS:

  • MTL 2020 BUTTERFLY BRACELET! These bracelets are $32 and are Handmade with

crystal, glass beads, and hematite in beautiful shades of violet and teal with silver accent tones on memory wire! This bracelet is easy to put on with no clasps or connectors, simply wrap around any wrist size and you are good to go! A burst of beautiful calming colors to step into 2021!

  • SUBSCRIPTION TO APPLE MUSIC - Music is great therapy. It is also a great motivator to get walking! With Apple Music, you can stream any album, anytime on your Apple device!

  • IT COSMETICS - By far one of the BEST cosmetic lines for covering a malar rash, or cutaneous rash. This line was developed by a woman with severe rosacea, and offers full-coverage foundation, and a fabulous moisturizer.

  • COOLIBAR SPF CLOTHING - If you suffer from lupus related photo-sensitivity, it is important to cover up! And this brand will keep you covered and keep you cool!


STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS:

  • Hand warmers

  • Pill organizer

  • Sugar free candy (Russell Stovers is the BEST)

  • Travel size hypoallergenic lotions (Cetaphil)

  • Artificial tears eye drops

  • Tea (turmeric, peppermint, chamomile)

  • Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish

  • Compression socks

  • Word searches or crossword puzzle books



Don't forget to use smile.amazon.com while doing your online shopping and select The More Than Lupus Foundation as your charity of choice!


~Have a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas! ~



Article By:

Kelli Roseta


**All resources provided by this blog are for informational purposes only, not to replace the advice of a medical professional. Kelli encourages you to always contact your medical provider with any specific questions or concerns regarding your illness. All intellectual property and content on this site and in this blog is owned by morethanlupus.com. This includes materials protected by copyright, trademark, or patent laws. Copyright, More Than Lupus 2020.


November 2020


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