2019 Chronic Illness Gift Guide (bonus post)

Hey friend! I wanted to kick off this Christmas season right with a whole bonus blog post! I’ll still be posting regular content on Friday but I wanted to share this will y’all ASAP since the countdown to Christmas is ticking! The following Amazon links are affiliate links. That just means that if you purchase directly from these links, I earn back on the sales. The prices and availability of these items are accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change. Happy shopping!

Most of us have at least one friend or family member that lives with a chronic illness. This year, I decided to put together a gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for the person in your life who needs a little extra love and encouragement this Christmas.

I know that all y’all responsible folks already did your Christmas shopping, but I thought I’d post this anyways! I had a lot of fun putting it together and I hope it helps!

Here are 15 ideas to help you find a unique, thoughtful gift for your chronically ill friend.

Under $10

1. Cozy socks.

Socks used to be the last thing on my wish list when I was a kid but come on… who doesn’t love feeling warm and cozy? Lots of people with chronic illness suffer from body temperature regulation issues, so warm gifts are always thoughtful. These wool socks have a 4.7 our of 5 star rating, making them an adorable AND affordable option at $8.99.

2. Plants.

Plants instantly liven up a room and make it feel more like a home. Many chronically ill folks are housebound or at least spend a lot of time at home. Help them keep things interesting with this adorable fake plant! No watering, a 4.6 star rating, and a $9.99 price tag make this one a great option.

3. Brain teasers/puzzles.

Our bodies may be tired, but our brains still need exercise! Help your chronically ill friend pass the time with this adorable wooden slide puzzle. This puzzle is $9.80 and has a 4.2 star rating.

4. A cute mug.

Everyone likes comfort, and not much is as comforting as curling up with a hot cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Gift comfort to the chronically ill person in your life by getting them a mug! This adorable marble mug is $9.99 and has a 4.7 star rating.

5. Hot Tea.

Cold and flu season is upon us, and being normal sick on top of chronic illness sucks. Ease the discomfort by gifting a calming hot tea! This beautifully packaged chamomile tea has a 4.5 star rating and a price tag of $8.99.

Under $20

1. Candles.

Y’all, candles just make everything better. I don’t know if this particular candle really smells like joy and laughter, but I can tell you that it smells really freaking good. This $11.99 candle has a 4.1 star rating.

2. A gratitude journal.

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know I’m a huge supporter of intentional positivity and gratitude. Sometimes, everyone needs a little extra help with that. I saw this adorable gratitude prompt journal in the store a while back and thought it was so well done. It’s unique and interesting compared to a lot of prompt journals! This pocket-sized version is only $11.55 and has a 4.7 star rating.

3. A durable notebook.

An empty notebook represents endless possibilities. Encourage creativity and fight the boredom that plagues chronic illness warriors by gifting them a durable notebook. This one has a 4.8 star rating and costs $17.95.

4. A good book.

This book is so good y’all. I know that not all of you guys are Christians but this is one of my very favorite resources for chronically ill Christians. It makes such a beautiful gift as well. It has a 4.8 star rating and currently costs only $13.17.

5. Accessories!

I can’t get over how cute this hat + scarf set is! It’s so cozy and fun! It has a 4.5 star rating and only costs $16.99!

Under $30

1. A robe.

As we’ve already established, you literally cannot go wrong with comfortable, cozy gifts. This robe is seriously calling my name! I think anyone would be happy with this 4.4 star rated robe that’s currently listed at $29.99.


If you really have no idea what else to get your chronically ill friend, get them a blanket. You cannot go wrong. I’m serious. Also, look at this beautiful knit $29.99 blanket! It has a 4.4 star rating and looks so cozy!


Because why not? This throw also looks amazingly comfortable. It has a 4.8 star rating and costs $27.99.

4. A face mask.

Nothing says love like an outrageously priced internet famous face mask amirite? This adorably packaged pampering product is a bit of a splurge at $29.90, but the 4.2 star rating makes it sound almost worth it.

5. A cute water bottle.

Hydration is important for everyone, but it is especially important for the chronically ill. And let’s just be real for a second. It’s way easier to stay hydrated when you have a cute water bottle. That’s just how it is. This rose gold water bottle has a 4.4 star rating and costs $24.99.

Well, there you go! Feel free to join the conversation and let me know if you enjoyed this post! Also, please comment your gift ideas below! I’d love to hear from you.

Happy shopping!


6 thoughts on “2019 Chronic Illness Gift Guide (bonus post)

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  1. Hi Allie:
    You hit most of the senses but what about hearing? This could be a book on tape, various types of music, music boxes, wind chimes, even a kazoo for those that find music more challenging!
    Love your posts! You always have a positive spin on a not so positive issue! Thanks for keeping us informed and making us stop and think of how we ourselves can help ourselves to make it through those tough days as well as help others that struggle with chronic illnesses.
    Sharon Arnold


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