December 30, 2016 | 6:30 pm | By Pants Up Easy
How much time do you spend on choosing gifts for the loved ones in your lives? Some people seem to blitz through their gift shopping, getting it all done in a day or two. For others, they tend to stress over their choices, wanting to find the present that will make the biggest impact. Most people, however, tend to fall somewhere in the middle. They want to find the best gift without stressing over it.
In most cases, you will be able to find a gift at most department stores but when you are trying to buy a present for someone with limited mobility, things can get complicated. You will often be torn between buying something practical but, at the same time, choosing something thoughtful for their situation as well. Sometimes, you just need to step back and consider their circumstances and needs. Doing so will typically help you to find the perfect gift for-someone in wheelchair.
One of the first things to consider is their situation. Some people who are in a wheelchair may suffer from various other problems, including chronic pain or perhaps depression. If you were to choose something that would help them with those difficulties, it could just be the best present they get all year. Some options include a natural daylight lamp or perhaps some contraption to help them keep healthy, according to their needs.
Another difficulty that is sometimes a problem for those in a wheelchair is a problem with sleeping. This could be directly related to the reason why they are in a wheelchair or it could be a secondary issue. Many people who have limited mobility suffer from bladder or bowel problems, anxiety and general poor health. Perhaps the perfect gift for-someone in wheelchair may be a gift to help with insomnia. There are many choices available, from supplements to sleep headphones.
Sometimes you don’t need to look any further than their chair to find the ideal present for their needs. There are plenty of add-on options to consider. Not only could they make life more convenient for them while they are in a wheelchair, it could help with their comfort level as well. Choices could include anything from a lap desk or tray to a more comfortable seat. It may seem too practical in some cases but when they are on the receiving end, it may be just what they needed.
As we’ve discovered here at Pants Up Easy over the years, is that the gift of independence is sometimes the greatest gift of all. When thinking about the adversities wheelchair users often face that may be considered or thought of as simple tasks for the rest of us, it isn’t hard to see how Pants Up Easy truly is the gift of independence; and so much more.