Show your support and your understanding of their condition with a well-thought-out gift.

A “Spoonie” is a term used to reference someone with a chronic illness. It’s someone who has limited energy and has to carefully consider their daily activities due to their limitations. (You can click here to learn more about where that term came from )

Finding the perfect gift for someone coping with a chronic illness is no easy task. Here are a few ideas for gifts only a Spoonie could love.

Some links below are affiliate links, however, I only recommend products that I believe provide value to my readers.

Loti Wellness

I was so excited to discover this subscription box because it is geared towards health and wellness and not just the “fluffy stuff” but it’s actually curated by therapists and each item in the box is carefully selected to enhance your wellness journey.

You can choose one box or a subscription to the boxes. This makes a great gift for yourself or other spoonies! Self-care is so important and so often neglected.

Loti was voted North America’s #1 award-winning self-care subscription box in 2021 and definitely is a gift you can feel confident about giving.

Click here and use coupon code LIVELOTI to save 10% off your purchase!


If you are looking for a gift that is high quality, long-lasting, and is an expression of your love and compassion for your spoonie and the pain they endure each day….this infrared heating pad is the perfect gift!

I have had this particular heating pad by Thermotex for 15 years and I LOVE it! I literally use it every day. I can’t say enough good about it! It is so helpful in bringing me relief, reducing stiffness, and bringing me comfort.

The model I have is the Platinum one which has 3 panels which makes it very versatile for use on a variety of joints. It’s easy to wrap it around joints such as the knee or shoulder.

Check it out here and use the coupon code RALIFEHACKS15 to save 15% Off your purchase.

**They offer a 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee so there is no risk to try their product out!**

Grace and Able

Known for their stylish, yet practical, compression gloves & braces, Grace and Able step it up a notch with their Arthritis Warrior Gift Boxes.

These are such a sweet idea for anyone struggling with rheumatoid arthritis (who very likely will have it affecting their hands).

This gift box is packed with thoughtfully hand-picked self-care items to soothe sore joints and is such a thoughtful way to let your spoonie friend know that they are thought of and cared for.

One of the things I love about supporting a small business like Grace and Able is the fact that the owner/operator of it is also herself an RA Warrior so the products are designed with the understanding and experience behind it.

Habitual Herbs Co

This therapy dough is created by a spoonie and is designed to be a unique and calming self-care tool.

Made with pure essential oils and sprinkled with herbs, this therapy dough smells amazing and is the perfect sensory tool for distracting the mind, calming the heart, and soothing the soul.

Rolling, squeezing, and shaping the dough is a gentle exercise for your hands and offers simultaneous benefits of enjoying the calming scent of the essential oils.

She ships anywhere in the USA and has a variety of scents available in her shop.

Click Here to visit her Etsy Shop

The Comfy

If your friend is always cold or always wrapped up in a blanket then this is an amazing gift to give them!

You won’t win any fashion points with this blanket-hoodie but it is 100% about comfort and it is 100% amazing in my opinion.

I think any spoonie who spends time on the couch or wrapped up in a blanket would love the comfort and convenience of The Comfy.

Self Care Baskets

Whether you create your own or choose from some of these carefully curated self-care boxes, a little pampering goes a long way for spoonies!

Crate Joy has an awesome selection of unique wellness and self-care subscription boxes which make an ideal gift.

That Girl With Arthritis

Clothing, mugs, and accessories are made to raise awareness and celebrate the strength of chronic illness warriors.

Created by a spoonie, for spoonies!

Click here to visit her Etsy Shop

Davids Tea

Spoil your Spoonie with some fresh new tea blends!

Nothing is more comforting than a warm cup of tea in your hands and breathing in the sweet aroma as it steeps.

Some teas can have health properties as well, making it the perfect way to say you care.

Click here to join the par-TEA

Warrior Union

Celebrate the inner strength of your spoonie friend!

These products were created by an RA Warrior and empower other warriors to showcase their inner strength.

Use code: RAHACKS to get a free gift with purchase.

Click here to see explore the shop

Eclair Lips

Some spoonies may not be able to indulge in sweets and treats because of their dietary requirements but one thing they CAN indulge in is this amazing all-natural lip balm that that is a dessert for your lips!

With over 100 delicious flavors available, spoiling a spoonie with these sweet treats is a sure way to bring a smile!

They offer flat rate shipping of $3 in NorthAmerica or Free Shipping with purchases over $50.

Click here to save 10% on your order!