This holiday season, instead of gifts that will be set aside before spring comes, give the gift of something useful that they’ll still be enjoying when next Christmas rolls around. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for practical gift giving.
For the Mother-to-Be in Your Life
New moms and mothers-to-be who plan to breastfeed will find this most practical of gifts a lifesaver, especially if they’re on the go a lot or are returning to work. The Calypso-to-Go double electric breast pump collection contains everything a mom needs to pump, store, cool, and transport breast milk.
This complete collection includes the lightweight, portable Calypso double breast pump; a hand pump; a bottle holder; a carrying bag with four milk bottles; a cooler bag with cooling packs, and cleaning tools. The compact design and quiet operation allow for discreet pumping. The unit can either be plugged into a wall outlet with the AC adapter or operated on battery power alone.
For the Relative Who Just Had a Hip or Knee Replacement
Make their recovery a little easier with the FabLife ADL hip and knee equipment kit, which provides tools to help with daily tasks that may be difficult after joint replacement surgery.
The kit includes a reacher/grabber for reaching high-up items or picking things up from the floor without bending, a sock aid for help in donning socks, a long-handled shoehorn, and a contoured sponge with a long handle to make bathing easier.
For the Family
This no-contact, instant-read thermometer is a practical choice for families worried about spreading germs or those with small children who can’t sit still to have their temperature taken. It has a large screen that’s easy to read and can display temperatures in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. The thermometer senses and displays the temperature in a single second.
Best of all, for those concerned about the spread of germs, it uses infrared for sensing and never needs to touch the skin.
For Your Sister Whose Child Sleepwalks
Bumps in the night can be scary, and nocturnal wanderings can be nerve-wracking for a parent or caregiver. The Drive bed sensor pad will alert parents if their little one gets out — or falls out — of bed.
The pressure-sensitive pad slips underneath the fitted sheet and sets off an alarm if the pressure is removed. A 9-volt battery provides the power, so you don’t have to worry about plugging it in.
For Your Grandma Who Has Rheumatoid Arthritis
Made of Lycra and cotton, IMAK arthritis gloves provide gentle compression and warmth to painful arthritic hands. Available in neutral gray, these soft, breathable gloves can help relieve the pain and joint swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
The National Arthritis Foundation endorses this product as easy-to-use for people with arthritis, receiving its Ease of Use Commendation endorsement.
Didn’t find what you were looking for? We have a lot more to explore! Shop at Simply Medical to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season.