15 Gift Ideas for People with POTS
Nov 17, 2022
Happy holidays from the Vitassium team! In the spirit of the giving season, we have scoured the internet for fun and practical gifts to give to the POTSies in your life. If you have POTS, feel free to share this blog with your friends and family as a hint. 😉
Food & Drink
Cute water bottle: People with POTS must drink upwards of 2-3 liters of fluids a day, so why not do it in style? Our brand new “shake it till you make it” water bottle was designed by a fellow spoonie.
Stay tuned! This will be available for purchase on our website soon.
Slow cooker: Thanks to symptoms like fatigue and heat intolerance, cooking with POTS can be difficult, but a slow cooker can be a game changer. Bonus points if you include slow cooker liners.
Salty snacks: From pretzels to pickles, every POTSie has their go-to salty snacks. Just be mindful of any gastrointestinal issues or food allergies.
Specifically formulated to support people living with chronic illness, Vitassium Electrolyte Capsules, FastChews, and DrinkMix provide sodium and potassium to help manage symptoms of POTS, EDS, Vasovagal Syncope, and other chronic conditions.
Compression garments: Compression garments like socks and leggings can help limit blood pooling and improve blood flow for people with POTS. Many of them come in fun colors and patterns!
Awareness Gear: Show off your POTS pride! Many spoonies have their own Etsy shops or online stores where they sell t-shirts and sweatshirts, as well as other fun items like coffee mugs, stickers, and blankets. Some of the shops Vitassium has proudly partnered with include Butterfly Spoonie, Grace & Brace, The Sick Person Shop, and Vacayability.
Blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter: Many POTSies experience unstable blood pressure, so it’s important to have a reliable monitor. Consider pairing it with a pulse oximeter so they can track their heart rate, which is often abnormal in people with POTS, on the go! This would be the perfect gift set for someone who is newly diagnosed.
Pill box: Taking meds is a regular part of most spoonies’ days, but no one said it had to be boring. We’ll be giving away a custom hand painted pill box from ECBoxes as part of our five days of giveaways starting on December 18 — follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss it!
Cooling products: Although it's cold in many parts of the world right now, heat intolerance is a common symptom of POTS. There is a plethora of products to help keep your POTSie friends cool, like a personal misting fan, neck fan, cooling patches, or cooling clothes.
Grabber tool: Did you know that bending down can trigger POTS symptoms? A grabber tool is a great aid for picking up items while cleaning or even getting things out of the fridge.
Shower chair: Showering can be difficult, if not nearly impossible, due to heat intolerance and blood pooling, but a shower chair can make symptoms more manageable.
Collapsible stool: You have probably been with your POTSie friend when they have had to sit on the floor of the grocery store due to symptoms. A collapsible stool is a great thing to have, especially if you’re waiting in long lines or don’t know the seating options.
Smart watch: Looking for a luxurious gift? This is it! A smart watch is the perfect tool for continuously tracking heart rate.
Robot vacuum: As we’ve mentioned, everyday tasks, like cleaning, can be difficult with POTS, but a robot vacuum can make a big difference.
Gift certificates are the perfect low energy gift! It could be to the recipient's favorite store or restaurant, or something more practical like grocery delivery or cleaning services. You could even get them a Vitassium gift card to stock up on their favorite electrolyte products!
Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss our five days of giveaways December 18-22! We’ll be giving away tons of Vitassium products, along with some of our favorite chronic illness products and other fun goodies.