The Holidays are around the corner. So as we enter the season of giving here are some ideas for the kidney patients in your life. 

Personalized picture blanket/pillow: 

A personalized gift that has pictures of their pets or family members helps them remember how loved they are with the added bonus of warmth and comfort. 

Clothing: 

IYVE wear clothing is specifically designed with those with chronic illnesses in mind. This clothing has zippers strategically placed where nurses & technicians need access to while still having the patient remain comfortable. Take a look at IVYE wear here

Entertainment: 

  • Books
  • Tablet with access to a subscription service like Netflix or Hulu
  • Crossword puzzles 
  • Adult coloring books
  • Personal journal 
  • Knitting/ crochet needles 

Accessories: 

  • Duffel bag or large tote that they can place items in they wish to bring to dialysis 
  • A fun pin to place on their dialysis bag 
  • Fitness activity tracker 
  • Kidney stickers : Click this link to get them FREE 

Kitchen: 

  • Slow Cooker: A slow cooker is a great idea since patients tend to spend a long length of time at/on dialysis. This allows them to prepare a healthy meal and let it cook while they are receiving dialysis! 
  • Recipe books for a healthy renal diet is also a great gift idea! 
  • Kidney friendly Candy! See our article here from Halloween. 
  • Fresh potted kidney friendly herbs

Personal Care: 

  • Body Lotion 
  • Fistula protector wristband 
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Dialysis arm sleeve 
  • Lavender Essential oil (reputable brand like Young Living or Doterra) 
  • Kidney supplements (If your kidney patient is open to taking them and their doctor has suggested to)