The perfect gift might not be what you think. When a Migraine attack hits, the world becomes too bright, too loud, and too fast. Your loved one with Migraine will crave dark, quiet isolation. It's not only difficult to care for others during a Migraine attack. Self-care is also a challenge. There are lots of creative ways to support someone with Migraine and most of them will suprise you. Take a look at these gift ideas. Your loved one will appreciate your thoughtfulness with any one of these suggestions.
Gift Cards Make Migraine Days Easier
Gift cards have always been a staple for holiday giving. For your loved one with Migraine, consider gift cards for goods and services that deliver or offer in-home services. During a Migraine attack, leaving the house can be challenging. When attacks drag on, your loved one may struggle to leave the house, even to purchase essentials. Check out our personalized gift certificate free download.
Migraine Days Are Made for Delivery
Migraine attacks can make it difficult to prepare nutritious meals or shop for groceries. Many grocery stores now offer online ordering and home delivery. Plenty of restaurants deliver, too. Newer services like Instacart and UberEATS make home delivery even easier. Gift cards or gift certificates from any of these business make thoughtful gifts for someone with Migraine.
Migraine Buddies Need Some Love
Pets provide comfort and companionship, especially when Migraine isolates your loved one. Consider gift certificates for mobile pet grooming to keep our Migraine buddies looking and smelling their best. We also recommend Chewy.com for essential pet supplies, food, and toys. Items can be shipped directly to your loved one. Auto-shipments can be scheduled throughout the year, too.
Safe Rides During Migraine Attacks
Migraine may slow reflexes, distort vision, and impair thinking. Because of these symptoms, it’s not safe to drive during a Migraine attack. Offering last-minute rides or prepaid Uber, Lyft, or taxi trips will help your loved one keep important appointments. They’re also handy for doctor visits, pharmacy pick-up runs, and urgent or emergency care.
Quick Migraine Relief within Reach
A microwave and mini-fridge with freezer are essential bedroom furnishings for anyone with Migraine. Moving around during a Migraine attack worsens pain. That's why it's important to keep medication, water, and food within reach. Warming hot packs, heating water for hot tea, or simple food preparation are much easier with a microwave in the bedroom. A mini-fridge offers quick access to ice packs, water, and healthy snacks. Some medications require refrigeration, too. By storing them within reach, treatment can begin sooner.
Wearable Migraine Soothers
A good ice pack is essential for Migraine. They're the universal comfort measure. A wearable ice pack will allow your loved one to benefit from the cooling relief while moving around hands-free. They're even comfortable enough for sleep! Stored in the freezer, they're ready to use with no prep time. Most will even accommodate long hair. Give your loved one ice cold relief this year.
Lower the Volume on Migraine
Sensitivity to sound is one of the hallmarks of Migraine prodrome. During an attack, sounds are magnified and painful. Noise-cancelling technology soothes our ears. Some ear buds and headphones using this technology are ideal for people with Migraine. Many of the newer options are cordless and Bluetooth enabled. Noise-cancelling technology delivers sweet relief when Migraine turns up the volume on life.
Blocking Migraine Light Triggers
Florescent lighting and light from electronic device screens are common Migraine triggers. Help your loved one have fewer Migraine attacks by blocking this light. Most new cell phone are either equipped with built-in blue light blocking. Android and iOS apps are also available. FL-41 tinted eye glasses also block this harsh lighting. Additionally, there's a free download at f.lux® that automatically adjusts the lighting on computer screens.
Turn off the Lights on Migraine
During a Migraine attack, increased sensitivity to light is typical. The simple solution is to turn off the lights. That's a problem because movement increases the pain of a Migraine attack. The simple act of walking across the room to turn off a light can be excruciating. Smart lighting solves this problem by enabling voice control of lights without ever touching the switch.
Tame that Migraine Boredom
Sometimes Migraine attacks can linger for days, limiting activity and causing boredom. Subscriptions to music, TV, and movie services such as iTunes, Siruius XM or Netflix help pass the time when stuck in isolation with a Migraine attack that won’t quit. Your loved one will appreciate the distraction while adjusting volume and screen brightness to accommodate the symptoms of Migraine.
Screen Visitors During a Migraine Attack
The World Health Organization reports that a severe Migraine attack is as debilitating as quadriplegia. No one wants to answer the door in that condition. New wifi video technology makes it possible to screen visitors by seeing who is at the door and speaking to them via live video feed without opening the door. Your loved one will appreciate this added measure of safety and convenience when home alone during a Migraine attack.