With fall in full swing, the holidays will be here before we know it. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member who uses a wheelchair, we’ve got you covered!
Check out this list of holiday gift ideas, including some exciting stocking stuffers courtesy of WCMX star Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham and Apple Watch tv star Andrea Dalzell, all available for the CURE NATION.
1. Portable Heat Therapy
Staying warm in the colder months can be a challenge for people with limited ambulation and circulation, so heat therapy can be a great holiday gift.
Products like those made by the Body Company, are portable, reusable and come in a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate different parts of the body. Gift options range from small pads that are under $10 to bundles containing an assortment of products. Learn more here.
2. Reusable Straws
Straws can be a valuable tool for individuals with low hand-dexterity. Plastic straws are not as readily available due to the related environmental concerns, and some people simply don’t like using plastic to eat or drink out of.
For these reasons, reusable straws are becoming a trend – and can be a great (and affordable) holiday gift for your loved one on wheels.
Mooker makes an affordable variety pack in the form of a travel kit that includes silicon straws (which have flexibility and are totally safe), as well as stainless steel straws with silicon tips.
3. Meal Kit Delivery Service
If the person you’re shopping for is a “foodie” or simply interested in eating better or “expanding their palette,” why not gift them a few months of a meal kit delivery service?! They can save some trips to the grocery store, choose their meals in advance and the ingredients and recipe instructions are delivered right to their door.
This is helpful for so many people who use wheelchairs as it may be difficult to get out to the grocery store regularly if accessible transportation is an issue.
So let’s bring home a great meal directly to their door! There are many options to pick from that suite a variety of tastes and preferences, but some popular options are Hello Fresh, Home Chef and Sun Basket.
4. THE Apple Watch
Looking to invest a little more for your special someone? An Apple Watch can have all kinds of benefits for people who roll – and who wouldn’t love one as a gift? These clever little devices can help someone manage their health and activity, appointments, messages and so much more.
One of the best things about the Apple Watch is that it’s inclusive for wheelchair-users, including tracking “rolls” instead of steps!
5. Smart Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is important for anyone, especially those of us that experience frequent UTI’s, poor digestion or other health conditions. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to forget to drink enough, even with the best of intentions.
That’s why the Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle could be a really cool gift. This futuristic bottle not only has all the features you’d want, including being BPA free and dishwasher safe, but it also connects to your phone or smart watch via bluetooth to track your water intake.
What’s even more cool? The bottle actually begins to glow when you need to hydrate! Learn more and shop here.
6. Complimentary Cleaning Service
Sometimes the best holiday gift involves lightening the load for someone you care about. Cleaning a home while using a wheelchair can be challenging as an undertaking, let alone time consuming.
Consider looking into a local cleaning service and buying a gift certificate for that person on your list! It may be just what they need at home.
7. Limited Edition Hot Wheels “Aaron Wheelz Fotheringham” Wheelchair Toy
WCMX star Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham nearly single-handedly redefined what it means to do flips and tricks on a skate course using a modified wheelchair. A new limited edition Hot Wheels toy commemorates his efforts while blowing away sports stereotypes in the process.You can snag this toy for a limited time anywhere Hot Wheels are sold!
8. BONUS GIFT – See what the ROLLETTEs recommend as daily must-have’s
Be sure to find out what 3 things the Rollettes must have in their everyday life too by watching the video below!
9. More Gifts From Cure Medical
We offer some great, free resources for the Cure Nation that the roller(s) in your life won’t want to miss! Check out these free, downloadable books written especially for people who roll, including an Accessible U.S. Travel Guide!
BE PREPARED With the Cure M14XL EXTRA Long Catheter
It’s important to remember, especially those with poor circulation, to stay warm when in colder temperatures for extended periods of time. It helps to use layers, and keep extremities, neck and head warm. Portable heating pads or warm water bottles can help, too!
When you’re playing sports or out adventuring, or just travelling for the holidays, an accessible bathroom may be hard to come by, so the Cure M14XL catheter is a great option to also keep on hand.It’s extra long, at 25 inches, and can help eliminate the need for extension tubing or transfers in a public restroom. Plus, Cure catheters are not made with scary chemicals like DEHP, DINP, BPA or NR-latex.
To request free samples of the Cure Medical® Extra Long Pocket Catheter or any Cure Medical catheter, contact your local distributor of quality healthcare products, or click here.
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