Gifts For Loved Ones- Spoonies Shops – Supporting The Chronically Ill

Gifts for loved ones – Supporting those fighting illness

Say hello to gifts for loves ones fighting the chronic illness life.

Ahh, the chronic illness life is hard, damn hard. Both for those who live life as a Spoonie (if you’re unfamiliar with that term, you may want to check out this post link as it’s used A LOT in this post ūüėČ ) and for their loved ones. When illness steals our ability to work it is tough, its more than tough but I’m trying not to be sweary ūüėČ we loose financial security and a sense of identity and pride that comes with working.

When a loved one, someone you care for becomes sick and it isn’t acute, a ‘get well soon’ card just doesn’t cut it and that must be really tough. To be in a situation where you feel helpless, are longing to help but are unsure how and it is an ongoing, seemingly endless situation.

Hello spoonie shops

Well friends, newbies, new friends. Whether you have a chronic illness, an acute one, whether you care about someone who does, I may just have a little gem, or a few, up my sleeve for you today.

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed in my time as a chronic illness fighter building my wonderful community of amazing folk online, it is the talent, the¬†ability, the¬†resilence, that resides within each and every one, against all odds (sing it Phil, sing it).

This community of incredibly strong people are creating some of the most amazing items to lift others spirits as well as their own. So I put out a call across my social media. I asked for people to share with me links to sites where they make, create and sell. My goal, to share them with the world.

I’ll be honest, I have felt incredibly overwhelmed (in the most wonderfully proud sense) putting this together. I have visited each site, categorised every seller so that as a reader you can browse at ease and will. For me, just to know that people fighting true adversity, day after day, are achieving so much, well it is truly inspiring.

So please read. Browse. Indulge yourself. Treat a friend. Spread the word. Perhaps you’ll find a perfect gift for a loved one.


Shops are categorised as best as possible for ease and everyone’s link¬†to their social media is linked in case you wish to follow and marked with instagram logo. A square with rounded edges in faded colours of orange yellow and purple. Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.¬†for ease. Beneath each you will find their shop web link.

*This post contains affiliate links which help cover the running costs of the website at no cost to yourself. If you’d like to learn more about this please see my ‘Disclosure‘ page. Posts are not affiliate driven.


Bath and cosmetics

♦Alli Teration @allirenseTwitter logo. Blue background with a white bird cut out.

If you’re looking for anything bath related than this seller might be right up your street! From oils to shower gels, moisturisers and melts: ¬†Website www.msandry.com

Bath and cosmetics item in front of roses
Mrandry
♦¬†@lippylashlove on Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

might be for you, or a loved one if you’re into makeup or Posh pampering products!

Website: LippyLashLove.com

Jewellery

♦Amy, THE MYALGIA FIBRO WARRIOR on Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

sells hand made jewellery. Her website quotes:

“The Website that shares the TRUE stories, from the REAL people, who are affected by a Disability, Condition, Illness or Circumstance”¬†

Website:www.dreambig-beunique.com/partnerships/the-awareness-collection-jewellery-by-lynda/

 

@KTKINGBOOKS on Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

sells healing jewellery and gifts on Etsy inspired by her novel (more on her novel to come later!).

Gifts for loves ones when they are ill. Image shows a handmade dreamcatcher,
Dreamcatcher by KTking

Her Etsy shop is: KTKingShop, Daisy Place, Little Eden by KTKingShop

♦Emily @floteren on Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

sells jewellery and art! You can find her shop here:

Etsy: Shop by Floteren

 

Bits & Bobs / Apparel

@Youraching_artInstagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

I could not start this selection without mentioning my spoonie gal Alex who goes by @Youraching_art onInstagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.. She creates and designs a menagerie of great stuff including t-shirts, sweatshirts (both adult and kid sizes), to phone & laptop cases, note books, wall art and such, which can be found here:

Website:T-Shirts by Alexandra Baker | TeePublic

♦ Georgina aka @chronillicles onInstagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

If you’re looking for tote bags, phone cases, symptom trackers, sweatshirts and t-shirts, jewellery and medical ID, then Georgina is your gal:

Totes nag and gifts for loved ones
By @chronilicles

Website: https://www.chronillicles.com/shop/

♦zoe, aka @activelyautoimmue on Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

sells medication bags as well as postcards and greeting cards 😊 while sharing humour and reality of living with chronic illness.

canvas bag with logo 'a bag of shit I can't live without'.
I need this bag by @activelyautoimmune immediately!

Website: www.activelyautoimmune.com/shop

♦Sarah, @adventuresofsarahandem¬†on Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

runs emmiekisses on Etsy.

“I sell cute sewn things or things made with a vinyl cutter. I made a special request of an angry disability sticker for a car for someone but since then it has been more popular than I was expecting. (Note from Amy here-how much do you love this? And YES I want one!) I like to create and make things and this shop has given me a little outlet for that creativity. Even on bad days I can lay with my laptop and design card cut files.”

Website: emmiekisses.etsy.com

P.S She has The cutest dog called Emmie!

♦Alyce @doodlepeoplexo Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

sells some great things! From mugs, to pins/button, jewellery, embroidered patches, wall decor and art prints, bottles, coasters, mirrors, magnets and more…

a collections of stickers and badges for spoonies. Great present ideas.
Doodlepeoplexo

Website: doodlepeople.Etsy.Com

♦Spoonie Sister Shop @spoooniesitiershop Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.¬†sell:

Apparel, gifts, and accessories designed FOR spoonies, BY a spoonie.

“Spoonie Sister Shop was created to help spread awareness of chronic medical conditions, and to support & comfort fellow spoonies! Every piece is designed with the intention of bringing comfort and confidence, with soft materials, witty phrases, and practical yet cute awareness goodies.”

You’ll find t-shirts, caps, bracelets, mugs and more!

Apparel for the chronically ill. perfect gifts for loved ones.
T-shirt by Spoonie sister shop

Website: www.spooniesistershop

Stationary

 

♦Kirsten, 23 years old, lives in Belgium @graphicorganic on Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.
Gifts for loved ones! Want perfect ideals to cheer people up who are chronically ill?
Notepad by Graphic Organic

works from home as a spoonie. Her business is Graphic Organic. I sell sustainable/fairtrade clothing and stationery. I also blog and do freelance graphic design.

Website: www.graphic-organic.com

 

♦Alyce,¬†@doodlepeoplexo¬†on Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

includes many spoonie and mental health accessories and such! In fact, check out me with my fab mug that my sister bought me for my birthday also wearing my sweatshirt from aliceella.co.uk – details coming up soon!! As you can see, they both make perfect gifts for loved ones!

Website: doodlepeople.Etsy.Com

Perfect get well soon gifts. Image is a white female in a grey sweatshirt holding a mug.
Little old me wearing Alice Ella Jumper with my mug from doodlepeople (a birthday gift!)

 

♦Amanda aka¬†@meanmuggincoffeemugs Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

She sells humour T-shirts, shopping totes, and decals! Trust me, they as funny AS!

Etsy store: www.etsy.com/uk.shop/MeanMugginCoffeeMugs

♦Hayley aka, SpoonieVillage Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

one of my longest insta spoonie friends creates the most wonderful stationery, cards and graphics about spoonie life. They are humorous and truthful and well worth a look. Follow her insta store page here and check out the store:

Note cards for the chronically ill. perfect get well soon ideas
By Spoonie Village

Website: www.spoonievillage.com

Books

♦Sarah @braceyourselfSS Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

has written:

Brace Yourself: A chronically witty novel

“Lizzy spent much of her life negotiating undiagnosed Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTs), Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and associated conditions. Rated 5 stars by fellow ‚ÄėSpoonies‚Äô and ‚ÄėZebras‚Äô, with plenty of relatable moments, this un-putdownable novel combines rom-com with Lizzy’s health struggles until she finally gets her diagnosis.

The author brings the often-hidden topic of chronic illness into a mainstream novel, combining all the best bits of a rom-com with awareness about life with rare or invisible health problems.

Loved by readers of Helen Fielding‚Äôs ‚ÄėBridget Jones‚Äô and Nick Spalding‚Äôs ‚ÄėChecking Out‚Äô, Brace Yourself is a must read whether you identify with Lizzy‚Äôs problems or not!”

Available here: Brace Yourself Novel £6.49

♦Tessa aka @Endalia Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

writes YA fiction and she has one book out.

She has books currently available online and her next one is planned for released in September and a further in December!

Here is one available now:

The Sacred Maiden by Tessa Hastjarjanto

“There once was a girl who lived in a cottage at the very¬†edge of a small village with her parents. Her father was a woodcutter¬†and he needed enough space to store the logs, so living near the forest made his job easier…”

This is a short story available on her website: www.narratess.com

Full books are available:

Tales of Lunis Aquaria Paperback ‚Äď 2 Jul 2019

♦KT aka @KTKING Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

a spoonie, has written a novel ‘Little Eden’

LITTLE EDEN
by KT King

2012. Little Eden, London, England.

“The beautiful sanctuary town of Little Eden is under threat.Human greed, selfishness and disregard are about to turn the last 1,000 years to dust.¬†Robert Bartlett-Hart must make a choice.¬†With the help his friends (plus plenty of tea and cake), Robert learns that there is more at stake than just Little Eden.Something lies at the heart of Abbey; something that stands between mankind and Armegeddon.¬†The friends must navigate past lives, other dimensions, and even Heaven itself, to find a way to save Little Eden and themselves.¬†Will Little Eden survive to usher in a new age, or will humanity perish with it?”

♦Emily @arthritisfoodie Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

has a book ‘Arthritis Foodie, A natural Remedy’. Having lived with arthritis since the age of twenty she has compiled a box of useful recipes and such. She is currently running a campaign on Publishizer where you can pre order a copy and support the campaign.

Find out more here: The Arthrits Foodie on Publishizer

♦ Pippa @lifeofpippa Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

Dear Chronic Illness Paperback ‚Äď 8 Jun 2018 by Pippa Stacey (Author) (aka @lifeofpippa_ Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.¬†)

“Dear Chronic Illness features a collection of short letters written by young people, addressed to their long-term illnesses and impairments, detailing what they would like to say to them. The letters are not your typical sob story, and provide a light-hearted and humorous commentary on the writers‚Äô various experiences, yet they also give insight into the challenges of navigating life whilst learning to live with their conditions. Share your thoughts and join in the conversation by using the hashtag #DearChronicIllness.”

A blue book titled 'Dear Chronic Illness'
Dear Chronic Illness compiled by Pippa Stacy (photo Bearhugsgifts.com)

Honestly, this has been one of my favourite reads. It is indeed not a sob story. This is clever, humorous, entertaining all the while sharing experiences of the daily lives of those with chronic illness. This is 100% worth a read for all. And by all, I mean the chronically ill, the healthy, the disabled, the abled. Just EVERYONE. It’s brilliant. This isn’t just a gift for a loved one but for everyone!

Available here:¬†Dear Chronic Illness Paperback ‚Äď¬£5.99 ¬†8 Jun 2018

Books for children to help them understand life with chronic illness

Noah the Narwhal, a book that helps children to understand chronic illness.
Noah the Narwhal by Judith Klausner

Noah the Narwhal, a book that helps children to understand chronic illness.

I bought this book for my nieces and it is a wonderful story about Noah a Narwhal (who happens to be my youngest nieces favourite mammal, second to a unicorn of course), who lives with chronic migraines. It is a wonderful story to introduce young ones to invisible illnesses and has gone down a treat with the two most important mini humans in my life.

Available here: Noah the Narwhal: A Tale of Downs and Ups Hardcover

♦Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with the Challenges of Having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease Paperback ‚Äď May 9, 2014 by Elizabeth Christy

“The children of people with chronic illness and pain suffer quietly. “Why Does Mommy Hurt?” is a joyful, yet honest, portrayal of family life burdened with chronic illness. This is a delightful story told by a young boy learning to understand and cope with his mother’s illness. The story creates natural opportunities for families to talk about both the symptoms of chronic illness, and how they affect family life. Even more importantly, the story puts power into the hands of the children. It also offers a helpful “Tips and Resources” section for parents! A portion of the proceeds benefits the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA). This book is appropriate for a wide-variety of illnesses associated with chronic pain, such as: Lupus, Lyme Disease, ME, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Depression, Autoimmune Disease, and many others.”

Gifts for loved ones - Books for parents with chronic illness.
Why does Mommy hurt? Elizabeth M Christy (original Image)

Available here: Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with the Challenges of Having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease Paperback& kindle

 

Happiness bags / Survival Boxes

Pippa @lifeofpippaInstagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera. & @lifofpippa Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out. runs @SpoonieSurvival Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

Here’s the cool thing. Spoonie survival create little bags of happiness for chronically ill people with 50% of all income donated to charity. I mean, how AWESOME??!!!

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/supooniesurvivalkits

Website: www.spooniesurvivalkits.com

♦Katherine @thereluctantspoonie Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

is next in our Spoonie Survival Kits. They are created with bespoke items (since 2016).

She also sells crocheted items and does bulk orders for chronic illness charities (be still my beating heart). This year she launched her own store on Etsy and donates 15% of sales to a chosen chronic illness charity and is currently selling Zebras with new items coming soon. So not only would you be buying perfect gifts for loved ones but you’d be donating to charity too! Pretty cool.

Etsy store: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheReluctantSpoonie 

♦Faye of @bearhugsgifts¬†Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

began her company when first unwell. She now has a thriving business offering essentially a ‘hug in a box’. Boxes which contain goodies to cheer up anyone. You can choose from ‘Ready to go hugs’, Mini cub hugs’ and ‘build your own hugs’. Let’s say I’m feeling all fuzzy and warm inside.

Gifts for loved ones - bear hug in a box! Image contains a box of treats for someone who is ill.
Bear Hugs In A Box

Website: bearhugsgifts.com

 

Art

We certainly have some artistic folk in our community, if you’re looking to spruce up a wall or gift some art then look no further.

♦Staci @stacifriedmanfineart Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

sells beautiful artwork in floral themes. It can be found on her website.

blue floral artwork
Staci Friedman Art

Website: www.stacifriedmanfineart.com

♦Carla @carlarosemandalas Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

paints stunning mandalas, you can follow her on instagram and buy her beautiful work at the following address.

image of a mandela. Spoonies gifts for loved ones
Carla Rose Art

Website: https://www.redbubble.com/people/carlaroseart

♦Hannah @badger.artwork Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

is an artist who has a collection of drawings, portraits, watercolour and acrylic paintings and knitting/crocheting. You can check out her incredible work here:

baderartwork.gifts for loved ones. Pencil graphic of a lions head
Badger Artwork

Society 6 Website: BadgerArtwork

♦Sophia @artisticksoph Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

sells awesome art is made of one or multiple of the following: watercolour, acrylic, oil pastels, ink.

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/byArtistickSoph

 

 

Pet

Sophia @artisticksoph Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

Sophia gets a second mention here as she also does 

customizable pet puzzle mats to keep minds sharp and learning!

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/byArtistickSoph

 

Knitting & Crochet & Crafts

@verukasaltof728 Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.
Small hand knit mouse
Hand Knit Menagerie

have a (so far) small Etsy shop for her knit and needle felted creatures: Hand Knit Menagerie

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk.shop/Hand Knit Menagerie by HandKnitMenagerie

Whitney Gottula @chronicallywitty Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

sells cross stitch patterns and needleminders!

wittypins!Get well soon gifts for loved ones!
Wittyxstitch

Etsy is etsy.com/shop/wittyxstitch

@bumblehandmades on Facebook

sells one of a kind crocheted stuffed animals, all made by hand without patterns, so each one is unique. I first started crocheting when I became ill, as it’s something I can do in bed with limited energy, and my love for it has only grown over time. You really can pick up something unique here!

Two crocheted headbands in peach colour. Gifts
Bumble hand mades

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bumblehandmades/

@schmeronica Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.runs @lentilandstitch Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

a shop where you will find crochet clothing, accessories, and housewares. She donates 100% of sales to social justice orgs + pays for all materials/fees out of her pocket. What a gem eh?? She finds that crocheting distracts her from pain, helps her stay grounded in her body, and allows her to give back to the community.

lentilandstitch Hand Made cosy crochet and knit throws. Perfect gifts
Lentil and Stitch

Etsy: Quality Crochet Designs  +  Affordable Custom Orders by LentilAndStitch

 

@saknikteha Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

has a handmade brand of crochet apparel which can all be found at the following address:

Website: www.kickhink.com

Hannah aka, @badger.artwork Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

gets a second mention under this section for her knitting and crocheting, haven’t we got some talented folks here guys?

Society 6 Website: BadgerArtwork

♦Katherine @thereluctantspoonie Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

 has a second feature in our crafting/knitting section

She sells crochet items and also does bulk orders for chronic illness charities. She launched her own Etsy shop earlier this year and donates 15% of sales to a chosen chronic illness charity. She is currently selling Zebras and will be adding new items soon.  

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheReluctantSpoonie

♦Alison Holloway of Alison Holloway Crochet Designs Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

designs crochet patterns for businesses and magazines and has an etsy shop too. She has a daughter who has pots and lots of associated health problems that has led to her needing to spend much more time at home to care for her. She is @colourblind_zebra Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.and promotes information about chronic illness and pots in particular with her own illustrations. My etsy shop is managed by here:

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk.shop.AlisonHollowayDesigns

 

Clothes

♦@T_Ellul Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

has just started selling lovely vintage clothes and accessories. Discounts for spoonies! Her shop twitter handle for it is @VSpoonie Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out. and her Etsy shop site:

 Website: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/VintageSpoonie

♦@disableddisney Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

sells T-shirts hoodies, sweatshirts in both adults and kids sizes. She also has home goods and cases all in Disney style! Disney fans are going to LOVE this one!

White t-shire with a mickey and minnie character in wheelchairs. Perfect gifts for loved ones who are disabled or spoonies
Disabled Disney

Website: teepublic.com/user.disableddisney

 

♦Suzanne of @FibroMomBlog Twitter logo - blue background with a white bird cut out.

Sells awesome shirts and sweatshirts that really help both lift mood and spread awareness. Her blog is pretty cool too!

Gifts for loved ones with illness. T-shirt that reads 'first coffee than words"
Fibromomblog

Website: www.fibromomblog.com

♦Kirsten @GraphicOrganic Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

sells sustainable/fairtrade clothing (erm how cool is that!!) and stationary. she also blogs and does freelance graphic design (so I know where I’ll be going to for any graphic design needs in the future!).

Sustainable teeshirt in white with logo 'namaste bitches'
Graphic Organic

Website: www.graphic-organic.com

Sam @warriorteesuk Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

describes herself as someone who is a “seller of Empowering tees to help break down the stigma that unfortunately still surrounds Mental Health.” Pretty cool eh?

Yellow hoodie logo 'stronger than you think' with pink lightning strike.
Warrior Tees

 Website: www.warriortees.co.uk

♦Alexander Baker @youraching_art Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.
'Energy level critical' t-shirt. get well soon gifts for loved ones
Alexandra Baker @youraching_art

gets another mention here for her t-shirts/hoodies/sweatshirts, all made in both adult and kid sizes T-Shirts by Alexandra Baker | TeePublic

♦Alice @alicellagram Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

is a wonderful spoonie friend of mine. She is a mega talented singer/songwriter who has a clothing line with the Alice Ella logo, best big all profits go to the MEassociation charity. They’re super comfy and I’m never out of mine!

White female wearing a pink sweatshirt with AE logo on the left side of chest.
Alice wearing her AE logo pink sweatshirt!

Find them here: www.aliceella.co.uk

♦Spoonie Sister Shop @spooniesistershop instagram logo. A square with rounded edges in faded colours of orange yellow and purple.

get another mention in this section for their clothing apparel!

Gifts for loved ones! Perfect gifts when 'get well soon' don't cut it! Grey and black sweatshirts with logo of fighting invisible illness!
By Spoonie Sister Shop

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/spooniesistershop

Website: www.spooniesistershop

♦ Georgina aka @chronillicles onInstagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

If you’re looking for tote bags, phone cases, symptom trackers, sweatshirts and t-shirts, jewellery and medical ID, then Georgina is your gal:

Gifts for loved ones! Black sweatshirt laid out on a floor with a logo: chronic illness advocate
Sweatshirt by chronililcles

Website: https://www.chronillicles.com/shop/

Edibles 

handmade lollies, perfect for events, weddings, gifts
Emily’s Lollies
♦Emily of @not_just_surviving Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.¬†

created Emily’s Lollies on Etsy. The most adorable lollies for an event, cute gifts for loved ones, for someone you care about or maybe even just a treat your yourself.

Website: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Emilyslollies

♦Laura, the Founder of @simply.AIPInstagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

Simply AIP‚ÄĒ”a monthly subscription box for women living with an autoimmune disease and following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). Every month we feature 5-7 AIP-friendly products food and self-care products.”¬†

I would love to add that Laura kindly sent me a box to check out and it really is amazing! Such a great idea and would make a wonderful gift subscription for a loved one or a gift for yourself for those extra bits we all need in our daily diet. SimplyAIP can also cater for gluten free and lactose intolerance I believe.

Website: https://simplyaip.com/

Art Prints / Graphic design

Sonia @sonybologna Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

Sonia designs art prints for anyone struggling with invisible illness.

You can find here print here.

Kristen @graphicorganic Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

gets a secondary mention here as she also is a freelance graphic designer, You can find here work here:

www.graphic.organic.com

♦Emily @floteren Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

makes a second entrance in this post as she sells positive art printed for chronically ill people!

Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/uk/floteren

♦Alex @youraching_art Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

creates Art Graphics which can also be found at Alex’s shop here: T-Shirts by Alexandra Baker | TeePublic

Feeding tube accessories

♦Carolanne Monteleone @craftingforacureco Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

runs @craftingforacureco on www.etsy.com/shop/craftingforacureco

where she sells feeding tube accessories, a business she created after becoming tube fed herself. We donate a portion of each sale to @newbietubies Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera. project which donates care packages to people getting feeding tubes for the first time! 

Feeding tube covers for the chronically ill
Crafting For A Cure Co

Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/craftingforacureco

Spoons

♦Rebekah‚Äôs Valentine

Rebekah sells stamped spoons with various messages. If you’re unsure why a spoon might be an important message to someone with chronic illness, check out this post, ‘What is a Spoonie?‘.

spoonies! decorative spoon
Rebekah’s Valentine

It’s called Rebekah’s Valentine Рwww.etsy.com/shop/rebekahsvalentine

 My email is rebekahkik@gmail.com would love to support my fellow spoonies!

 

Custom engraved gifts

♦@kimberleejarvis Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

@Routermymind Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera. is a husband and wife team, this Etsy shop of customised wooden gifts, you can find their shop here:

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/RouterMyMind 

MKCauseCreation’s is¬†in charge of cause products for spoonies and cancer patients. MKCauseCreations’s shop on

Gifts for loved ones with gluten allergy!Chopping board with logo 'celiac problem #1 gluten'
Well isn’t this just THE perfect gift for a coeliac?! by MKCauseCreations

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/MKCauseCreations

 

Planners

♦Kimberlee @kimberleejarvis Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

also sells planners on her Etsy shop:

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/MKCauseCreations

McKenna @warrior.life.planner Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

created the Warrior Life Planner which is the first spiral bound Planner made specifically for chronic illness warriors. You can track your medications, symptoms, doctors appointments, mental health and so much more! She will be releasing the 2020 version in September. 

Life planner gift for those who are not well. get well soon gift
The Warrior Life Planner

Website: www.warriorlifeplanner.com

 

Health Coaching

♦Suzanne @fibromomblog Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

is offering health coaching to my fellow Chronically Strong Warriors! This can all be found on her website:

'Illness empowerment coaching' logo
Health coaching – Logo by FibroMomBlog

Website: www.fibromomblog.com

Education courses and tutor

@pinkdiamondeducation Instagram logo -rounded edged square with yellow, red and purple faded in to one. It is supposed to symbolise a camera.

is building an education business including online and face-to-face tutoring,  courses and is writing an e-book!

The business is @pinkdiamondeducation

 

 

 

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So please, peruse at your will. Perhaps buy gifts for a loved one, for someone special or just to treat yourself. Follow these shops and accounts and remember the extra love and care that goes into their creations.

I hope this post has been a useful reference and one you can come back to over and over again. I must say the response I had to my ‘call out’ on social media really very overwhelming, so much so, that I’m planning on making this a bi-annual post as there are so many amazing talented people out there creating and starting shops that deserve a shout out! So I plan to do one near the festive period.

Please share this post, shout our communities talents from the rooftops.

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Share these shops and this blog with love!

This has been thoroughly enjoyable for me to put together and I hope you’ve enjoyed!

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Gifts for loved ones! Looking for amazing gifts that are better than the usual 'get well 'soon'? Then look no further!This blog post contains many gift ideas for those struggling with illness, made by those with chronic illness.
Pin this post to Pinterest via this image for later gift ideas!

 

*All images are from artists sites (except otherwise noted).

 

 

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8 Comments
  1. What a fab post to put together, Amy. So many talented spoonies out there and so many great gift ideas. It’s great to have these all in one place to refer back to. Thank you! xx

    1. Thank you! Aren’t there! It’s incredible! I’m going to do another around the festive season as I had so many more people who were saying they were just about to set up their shops so I don’t want anyone to miss out! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it! xx

  2. This is such a remarkable list and everyone is so talented. Thank you so much for highlighting these skilled warriors.

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