Being stuck in bed due to poor health can be a soul destroying experience, so treat them to a gift to lift their spirits and give them hope.
My Top Gift Choice For Someone Who Is Bedridden
This back rest pillow is a great gift for someone who is bedridden, as it gives them a comfortable and supportive backrest to use when eating their meals, reading, or watching TV and movies.
Being in a situation where you are immobilised and confined to a bed for days, weeks, or months at a time is not something we really think about until it happens to us.
But this can become reality for millions of Americans at some point during their lifetimes.
As a number of life events such as disease, injury, recovering from surgery, or simply old age, can all lead to an extended period of being stuck in bed.
And when it does happen it can be really hard to deal with.
As the boredom and lack of social interaction can bring you down and lead to serious mental health problems such as depression and anxiety,
While the lack of movement can cause a number of serious physical issues as your muscles shrink, stiffen up, and become sore and painful.
So if you know someone who is currently stuck in bed, how about getting them a gift to brighten their day and make things a little easier?
And to help you choose, I've put together the following list of gift ideas that are all great for people who are bedridden.
1. A Pair Of Silky Pyjamas & A Comfy Robe
If you're going to be stuck in bed for a long time, you'll want to try and stay as comfortable as you can.
And one way you can help someone to do this is by getting them some comfortable nightwear and loungewear.
As this will keep them feeling good within themselves as they recover their strength and health.
Just make sure that whatever you get them feels light, breathable, soft to the skin, and is easy to put on and remove, as their movement may be restricted.
2. Compression Socks To Ward Off Varicose Veins
Spending too much time laying down and inactive can be dangerous for your legs, causing serious problems such as blood clots, varicose veins, and muscle fatigue.
So it's important that anyone who is bedridden wears a pair of compression socks.
As these socks increases circulation, which helps prevent the problems above and keep any inflammation and blood pooling to a minimum.
So treat them to a practical gift that can keep them healthier with a pair of the Absolute Support medical grade compression socks.
3. A Good Quality Head Pillow
Having a comfortable, supportive, and high quality pillow to rest your head on can make a huge difference in keeping you comfortable when being confined to bed.
So getting them the Coop Home Goods adjustable loft pillow is a great gift idea.
As this pillow is filled with small pieces of shredded memory foam, meaning they can add or remove the foam to get the pillow to the perfect height and loft for them.
And it's breathable too, so it'll feel cool and comfortable for them to use.
4. A Full Body Pillow To Cuddle Up To
Another great gift idea for anyone who is bedridden is to get them a full body pillow.
As these are great to cuddle up to whenever they are feeling a little vulnerable or down, and they are also useful for supporting their body as they rest or sleep.
So check out the Coop Home Goods full body pillow for one that runs the length of their body and is filled with luxurious and comforting memory foam.
5. A Backrest Pillow For Reading In Bed
Being bedridden doesn't mean having to lie flat on your back all the time.
In fact, most of the time they will probably be sitting up in bed during the day to eat, read, or watch TV.
So getting them a comfortable backrest pillow such as the Vekkia bed rest reading pillow is a top gift idea.
As they can enjoy the comfort and support of resting against this memory foam filled pillow throughout the day.
6. A Weighted Blanket For Less Anxiety And Better Sleep
Being stuck in bed for a prolonged period of time can be a really stressful and upsetting experience for anyone.
So how about getting them a gift that can help take their worries and anxiety away?
Because this is what a weighted blanket can do, as the weight presses down on their body to feel like a comforting hug, which helps to calm the nervous system and make them feel more settled.
So check out the Baloo weighted blanket for a calming and comforting gift that will have them sleeping more soundly each night.
7. A Mattress Topper For More Comfort
If you're going to have to spend your days in bed, the best thing you can do is make it as comfortable as you possibly can.
So if you have a bedridden friend who complains that their mattress is too uncomfortable, how about getting them a mattress topper to soften it up a bit.
As this can breathe new life into an old mattress, making their bed a much more comfortable and welcoming place to be.
And the Viscosoft gel memory foam mattress topper is a great choice, as this one is comfortable, supportive, and breathable, so it will keep the bed cool too.
8. A Heated Mattress Pad For Aching Muscles
Being inactive for such an extended period of time in bed can cause your muscles to shrink and become achy and painful.
And this can make life so much more uncomfortable for someone who is bedridden.
So a gift that can help to soothe and relax their sore muscles is a heated mattress pad, such as the one above by Sunbeam.
As this way they can turn on the heat in the parts of the bed where they need it, which will help them to switch off and get comfortable again.
9. A TENS Unit For Pain Relief
A more targeted way to get pain relief while stuck in bed is by using a TENS unit.
These are devices that deliver electrical impulses to the body via pads you attach to the areas where you feel pain, and this works to numb the area and block pain signals from reaching the brain.
Meaning you can gain instant pain relief whenever you need it, which is extremely useful for anyone who is bedridden and suffers from aching muscles.
So give them the gift of pain relief to help them to relax again with the iReliev TENS and EMS unit.
10. Electrical Gifts To Keep Them Entertained
Boredom is one of the biggest issues you need to overcome if you're unfortunate enough to be stuck in bed all day.
But luckily enough there are plenty of more options for keeping yourself entertained while you're cooped up these days.
So if you know someone who loves reading, you could get them a Kindle Paperwhite to keep them occupied.
Or if they love gaming, then how about getting the a Nintendo Switch so they can play away to their hearts content without leaving bed.
And an iPad is also a great gift for anyone who hasn't got one, as they can use this to watch movies, surf the web, and keep in touch with friends and family.
11. Other Gifts To Keep Their Mind Occupied
You don't have to rely on tech gifts to help a friend stay occupied and entertained while in bed, as there are plenty of other options at your disposal too.
With one being adult colouring books such as the one above, as these have been shown to have a really calming effect on people.
And if they have access to a bedside table, then a jigsaw puzzle could give them something to do for a good few days too.
12. Something To Scratch A Hard To Reach Itch
If your bedridden friend is restricted in their movement, then one of the most annoying things for them will be when they get an itch in a hard to reach place.
As not only will it be painful to try and scratch it, they might not be able to get to it and just have to suffer it instead.
So they'll love the gift of a Wovte bear claw back scratcher, as this has an extendable arm that will get to everywhere they need it to get to.
13. A Tool To Grab Things Without Getting Up
Another problem with being bedridden and having restricted movement is having to reach to grab things from the floor or nearby bedside tables.
So a grabber reacher tool such as the one above by RMS can make for a cracking little gift for anyone stuck in bed.
As they can use to to pick up anything they want, without overstretching themselves.
14. A Bedside Caddy To Keep Their Things In
Keeping things close to hand is always going to be important for someone who can't get out of bed.
So a gift that can help them stay organised and also keep everything within reach is a bedside caddy such as the one above.
As they can use this to store their books, magazines, pens, gadgets, remote controls, and anything else they use regularly.
15. A Bedside Shelf To Put Drinks On
Another really handy and useful gift idea for someone who is bedridden is the BedShelfie.
As this is a shelf that attaches to the side of their bed and is the perfect place for laying their stuff down or for putting their hot drinks on safely.
So this is definitely a gift that will make their life easier.
16. A Laptop Table Or Tablet Holder For Bed
A bed top table is an essential for anyone who is stuck in bed, as they'll need one to eat their meals on.
And they are also super useful for putting their laptop on when working or watching movies, as well as being a good base for colouring in, writing, or drawing.
So treat them to a good one, with the AboveTEK laptop table for beds.
17. A Fan To Keep Their Bedroom Cool
There's nothing worse than feeling hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable while laying in bed.
So getting a bedridden friend a room fan to keep the air moving around and their bedroom cool is a great gift idea, especially if they live in a hot climate.
With the Vornado cooling fan being the ideal choice, as it's capable of circulating air around the whole room.
18. A Bed Rail To Help Them Get Up Safely
Getting in and out of bed to use the toilet can be an issue for someone who is bedridden if movement is painful for them.
So the gift of a safety bed rail that helps them get in and out of bed safely can be a game changer for them.
As this way they have something to hold on to, and are much less likely to injure themselves in the process.
So check out the Vive bed assist rail for a really useful gift.
19. A Mini Fridge To Keep Their Drinks And Snacks In
Being confined to bed means you will be relying on friends and family to bring you food and drinks when you need them.
And this can make you feel really guilty, having to call them throughout the day to bring you things.
So an interesting gift idea for someone who is bedridden is to get them a mini fridge that they can use in the bedroom.
As this way they can keep a selection of food, drinks, and snacks cold, fresh and on hand to help themselves to, rather than feeling like they're burdening other.
With a good option being the Midea mini fridge, that can hold more than enough to keep them going all day.
20. A Himalayan Salt Lamp To Keep Them Calm
Getting someone a Himalayan salt lamp for the bedroom can really help to take the strain and stress away from them while they're cooped up.
As these lamps give out a warm and soothing glow, and it's also said that the salts can improve the air quality of your bedroom and improve your mood too.
So they are a great little gift to aid their relaxation and recovery, and for a good one check out the one above by Levoit.
21. Essential Oils & A Diffuser To Help Them Relax
Another gift idea that can help someone to relax while in bed all day is to get them some essential oils and a diffuser to use in the bedroom.
As this will give out a soothing mist of aroma at regular intervals that will help to calm them down and make them feel more settled.
And there are so many different blends of essential oils to help them, depending on whether they are experiencing muscle pain, stress, or are simply struggling to sleep.
So for a decent diffuser, check out the URPOWER essential oils diffuser, and look around for an essential oils blend to use with it.
22. A Microwaveable Cuddly Toy
Getting a loved one who is bedridden a stuffed toy to cuddle up to during the day is a lovely gift idea.
And you can take this to the next level by getting them a Warmies microwaveable cuddly toy.
As not only are they cute and comfortable to snuggle up to, you can also warm them up in a microwave to feel the soothing benefits of the heat.
So they work in a similar way to a hot water bottle, and will take pride of place in someone's bed while they rest up.
Being stuck in bed for days, weeks, or months at a time is nobodies idea of fun.
So if you have a loved one in this situation right now, why not treat them to a gift to cheer them up and make their daily life a bit easier.
As each of the gift ideas for someone who is bedridden that I've covered here will all help them in some way.
And hopefully have them on the road to recovery again.