Did you know that 1 in 10 women have endometriosis?
This makes it really likely that you know an endo-sister.
And let me guess, you’re looking for meaningful endometriosis gifts to support, comfort and help her. Aren’t you just the best!?
The best way that you can support a loved one with endometriosis is to show them that you empathize with what they are going through.
What better way to do that than by meeting their needs for pain relief, rest and/or recovery.
For her birthday, the holiday season, after an endometriosis surgery or just because, a thoughtful endometriosis-related gift sends the message that you really care.
So, from someone who knows the struggle (unfortunately, I’m talking about me), here are 10 really thoughtful endometriosis gifts that hit the spot.
10 Brilliant Gift Ideas For
Someone With Endometriosis
1. A WEIGHTED BLANKET
Women in my endometriosis groups on Facebook are raving about weighted blankets!
If you don’t know, weighted blankets are therapeutic blankets that weigh between 5-30 pounds and are meant to stimulate “deep pressure stimulation”.
Like a good hug, they provide a sense of comfort and security that people say helps them with sleep, pain relief, insomnia and anxiety.
This is an affordable but thoughtful and unique endometriosis gift that can improve your loved one’s entire quality of life.
2. A unique HEATING PAD
I’ve never heard of an endo-sister that didn’t own a heating pad- I’m just saying!
You’re probably wondering if she needs another and the answer is yes (even better if it’s quality). I, for one, wouldn’t complain about having one for work, one for the house, one for the car, a traveling one, etc etc.
To get her something she probably doesn’t have, get the combination of this Viewear underwear (which has an interior pocket that sits right up against the lower pelvis/back) + this reusable uterine ice/heat pack (which fits into that pocket).
I love that it’s stretchy, provides heat right where you need it and still lets you use your pad/tampon/menstrual cup.
She’ll love it.
3. GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE
SNACKS & CARE PACKAGES
Gluten and dairy trigger flare-ups in many women with endometriosis so many endometriosis diets are gluten and dairy free.
Unfortunately, a lot of yummy snacks have gluten or dairy which makes this diet tough to maintain.
Plus, when you’re in the middle of a flare or when life gets hectic, eating well can be hard to do when gluten-free snacks are hard to find.
This is why a snack basket with endometriosis diet- friendly foods would be much appreciated!.
If you’re in the DIY mood, I show you how to put together a gluten-free care package here.
4. AUDIOBOOK SUBSCRIPTION
Endometriosis fatigue, pain or even surgery will periodically leave your loved one trapped in bed.
When she can’t move, an audiobook subscription is a thoughtful gift to keep her entertained or even just distracted during recovery.
TRY / BUY AN AUDIBLE SUBSCRIPTION HERE:
5. A Gift Certificate for: MASSAGE THERAPY, YOGA or ACUPUNCTURE
Endometriosis does not have a cure, but in the meantime, alternative treatments like yoga, acupuncture and massage may help to relieve symptoms. (Lots of women find one that works for them!).
A gift certificate for one of these is a great gift because it encourages your loved one with endometriosis to try something new, especially since you’ve already paid for it.
6. NIGHT SHIRTS/DRESSES, to keep it cute and comfortable despite endo belly or surgery
Remember when I told you guys all about my laparascopy for endometriosis surgery?
Well, when I came home (with 3 cuts on my belly), anything with a waistband was a NO-NO. My belly was so tender that a night shirt was the only way to go.
The same also applies with endo-belly (extreme bloating). Waistbands hurt and frankly, the bloating just makes you feel hideous.
Well, night shirts or lounging dresses not only help you stay comfortable, but cute ones like this one help you not feel so….blimpy lol.
related : What To Do For Endo Belly (HOW TO DE-BLOAT)
7. ENDOMETRIOSIS BOOKS
A list of popular endometriosis books are:
#1: The Endometriosis Health and Diet Program: Get Your Life Back by Dr. Andrew Cook
#2: Living Well with Endometriosis: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You That You Need To Know by Kerry-Ann Morris
#3: The Doctor Will See You Now: Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis by Tamer Seckin, MD
#4: Stop Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain: What Every Woman and Her Doctor Need To Know by Dr. Andrew Cook
8. TENS MACHINES
TENS machines are devices that send low voltage electrical currents to targeted areas of the body to relieve pain and relax the muscles.
The thing with chronic pain is that sometimes, you have to target it in a combination of methods, which is why a TENS unit would be an excellent tool in your endo-warrior’s toolbelt!
Thankfully, TENS machines are pretty accessible and cheap to purchase. Check out TENS machine prices on Amazon here.
9. ENDO WARRIOR SWAG
(Endometriosis shirts, jewelry, etc)
Another way of supporting someone with endometriosis is to EMPOWER them!
The term “endo-warrior” is big in the community because it encourages us to conquer and achieve our best life, despite this condition.
Etsy has some really good endometriosis items from shirts, bracelets, mugs, jewelry, etc. Amazon has shirts as well so click the links to check them out.
10. PELVIC CUSHION, made of memory foam for pain & pressure relief
One of the most annoying endometriosis symptoms I get is pressure and pain right down in my tailbone, near my rectum. Sometimes, it hurts to sit (which is tough when you work at a desk like I do).
A pelvic cushion would be an amazing gift because it relieves pressure to your bottom which relieves pelvic and back pain during a flare.
Now you know those were some awesome gift ideas.
Will you be sending any endometriosis gifts or care packages anytime soon?
If so, please, PLEASE tell me what you’re gifting and the reaction down below in the comments.
I would love to know!
What a great list! I’m a fellow endo sister, found you on Pinterest. I found your last item really interesting because I get really bad pressure pains in my right groin/hip and it was one of the first symptoms I ever had!
It blows my mind how this disease affects us all so differently.
Oh, and for any UK readers, Marks and Spencers do the best PJs ever, they’re super soft and comfortable, without cutting unto your belly!
I agree- it presents so differently for so many of us. I get pressure and pain around my tailbone so that last item is gold!
Thanks for the PJs Tip! I love that!
Appreciate you commenting
Just curious which PJ set you’re referencing exactly! I’ve had a look at there’s just so much choice. I was wondering if there was a specific one you had in mind. Thanks!