Holiday Gift Guide

Thoughtful gifts for your friend who's always in pain

According to an expert — a person who is always in pain.

Set of rubber hot water bottles in knitted covers

Being in pain all the time sucks, there's just no getting around that fact. But even the smallest thoughtful tweaks to a person's daily routine can make a world of difference.

While there's no "one size fits all" solution for pain, I've been fine-tuning my comfort regime over years of trial-and-error and like to think I've now got it (pretty much) on lock.

The key? Aim for maximum chill.


Weighted blankets have earned cult-like reverence in the last few years. That's because warmth and a bit of gentle compression make for a tension-easing match made in heaven. The even distribution of that weight makes these blankets comforting like nothing else.

Get the Gravity Blanket here for $142.