Deciding on a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift can be extremely hard, especially when your loved one is suffering from pain. The typical flowers and chocolate get old and are not particularly helpful for someone that is uncomfortable.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved one in pain that will be sure to put a smile on their face and give them some comfort.
Gift Certificate for Massage
Pain can be treated in a variety of ways, and typically, not just one modality will do. Purchasing a gift certificate for a massage at your loved one’s favorite spot, will not only help them feel pampered, but may also provide some pain relief. According to Harvard Health, massage can help relax muscles, relieve stress and help “close the pain gate” by reducing pain messages sent to the brain.
Hire Help for a Day
Sometimes completing everyday tasks can be a huge challenge when you’re in pain, so considering either helping out yourself or hiring some help for a day could be a huge relief to your loved one. Whether it be a professional chef to help cook a 3-course meal or hiring a cleaning service to do the vacuuming and dusting, offering help around the house with chores is a very thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift.
A Day of Compassion & Understanding
This may be something you do on a daily basis but consider a more concerted effort for compassion and understanding on Valentine’s Day. You may feel like it’s hard to consistently ‘show up’ for your loved one when they are in pain, so being especially sensitive on special days can go a long way to show you care. Psychology Today purports that mindfulness and meditation can actually make you more able to provide compassion.
Of course, we are big fans of Oska Pulse as a thoughtful gift. There are many people in pain that can benefit from Oska Pulse but feel selfish purchasing it for themselves. Show your loved one they are worth it by giving them the gift of pain relief.