This holiday season, let’s consider healthcare during our shopping trips. Medical gifts are often on the wish lists of people we love, like our grandparents or even our doctors and medical student friends. They want useful gifts that not only ease foot pain and provide comfort, are also special for folks who like to showcase their foot health knowledge and care about preventing foot conditions.
But maybe you don’t know where to start as you hunt for a healthy gift.
That’s where we come into the picture! Feet First Clinic has curated the ultimate medical gift guide with a special focus on foot health. These goodies are affordable and can be stocking stuffers or larger gifts.
Useful Medical Gifts for Foot Care and Wellness
Here are some great finds in our holiday gift guide:
- Shoes, shoes, and more shoes
- Medical compression stockings
- Orthopedic slippers
- Therapeutic massage balls
- Superfeet insoles
- Foot files
- Gehwol products
Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes
For the loved one who is infamous for buying ill-fitting footwear.
Show someone you care by investing in a long-lasting pair of shoes that provide comfort and the right support.
Of course, it can be tricky to surprise someone without knowing how a shoe will fit, so you can offer to take your loved one on a shopping trip and treat them to a proper shoe fitting. At the end of the session, they’ll leave with a great new pair of runners, winter boots, or another type of shoe they need.
To ensure you snag the right shoes to gift someone, consider this trusty shoe-shopping checklist!
Medical Compression Stockings
For the loved one going through pregnancy or struggling with edema-related(swelling) conditions.
There is a lot of misinformation about compression stockings. Some claim that they’re only suitable for seniors, they cut off blood circulation, and they’re bulky and ugly. But they couldn’t be more wrong! Compression stockings are great for young people too! They stimulate blood flow and are super stylish!
Compression stockings help pregnant women and those suffering from foot swelling, and they’re a great idea for frequent travellers and people who stand all day long at work. They’re also great for athletes who need an oxygen boost for their muscles.
They’re a wonderfully versatile gift. To arrange this type of gifting, instruct your loved one to attend a complimentary fitting and then cover the cost when the stockings arrive.
For the loved one who wants some extra support and coziness at home.
Orthopedic slippers are a fun gift that would make almost anybody happy simply because they feel so soft and comforting. As a bonus, they can also increase blood circulation, help with spinal issues and lower back pain, and reduce the risk of sustaining an injury from a fall.
You can have some fun shopping for supportive slippers. Some come with furry collars and several colours to choose from. There are also broad selections for both men and women.
Check out this blog to learn why these slippers are a great medical gift idea!
Therapeutic Massage Balls
For the loved one struggling with pain at the bottom of their feet.
This tiny ball works wonders and is the perfect stocking stuffer. You can also include them in a foot care gift box if you’d like them to be a part of a major gift!
They’re an accompaniment to several foot exercises (use them instead of tennis balls), and regularly using them can make a big difference in your loved one’s quality of life.
Specifically, therapeutic massage balls help loosen tense muscles on the bottom of your feet. You can also use them to help with back and neck pain as they work out knots and boost blood circulation.
For the loved one looking for extra support to accommodate their footwear.
As far as medical gifts go, Superfeet insoles are a wonderful route to take. The general use of their most popular colour, green, is to provide extra support for people with flat feet, plantar fasciitis and other types of foot pain. They’re also great at ensuring your footwear fits more snugly.
But if you have a loved one with more specific needs, worry not!
Superfeet produces several insoles with colours that indicate how they stand out. For example, Superfeet Berry is made specifically for women and comes with a slimmer heel and an arch length to fit the proportions of the female foot. And Superfeet Black is a versatile, low-profile option for people with flat feet. And that’s just the beginning!
For the loved one who likes to practice a solid foot care routine.
You can gift someone a foot file as a stocking stuffer or as part of a gift box (throw in some Gehwol products and a massage ball for the perfect foot care selection!).
But why do we need them?
Foot files remove hard, scaly dead skin from the bottom of the foot, making them feel silky smooth. The perfect tool for concluding a luxurious at-home foot care session, you should give them some consideration as you shop for medical gifts.
For the loved one who embraces skincare.
Gehwol is known for its abundance of high-quality foot creams, sprays and powders. They also make lovely bath foams and revitalizing bath salts for tired, achy feet.
You can gift someone one product as a stocking stuffer or try creating a gift bundle with some variety. Here’s a great example of a Gehwol gift bundle:
- Gehwol’s Fusskraft Herbal Foot Bath
- Gehwol’s Med Salve for Cracked Skin
- Gehwol’s Foot and Shoe Deodorant
- Gehwol’s Med Lipidro Cream