Ten Christmas Present Ideas for Friends with Psoriasis (from £1.79)
If you want to choose a thoughtful Christmas gift for a friend or family member with psoriasis, then look no further than this handy little list. Whether they’re a foodie or fashionista, there’s something for everyone. Got any other psoriasis-friendly recommendations? Let me know what you’ll be buying in the comments section.
Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes (£14.50)
If your friend is into her beauty, then this is a must-buy. The book itself is gorgeous, but it’s so much more than a coffee table book. The Guardian’s Beauty Editor and dry skin sufferer Sali Hughes (she has ichthyosis) explains everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best in a friendly but firm way. She’s like a cool, ballsy big sister.
There’s lots of tips on all aspects of beauty – including how to apply cosmetics properly (and how to take it off. You’ll never touch a face wipe again), acne, aging, bridal beauty, beauty in pregnancy and some top skincare tips, including some advice on psoriasis. There is zero fluff, just no nonsense advice.
Neom is home to glorious scents and indulgent bath and body care. But what makes Neom really special is the dedicated Wellbeing range. Each one of the Neom ranges (Destress, Happiness, Sleep, Energy, Relax and the recently added, Christmas) features specially created candles, body lotions and creams, room fragrances and other delicious products to help you create a happy environment as well as a happy body. I like the Destress kit. It’s pretty affordable, compared to everything else on the site and is the ideal gift for any psoriasis sufferer, who gets stressed easily and needs a little pick me up when they’re out and about (guilty!)
I love everything on Neom’s website and it’s my regular go-to for gifting. Go check it out, your recipient will not be disappointed.
Lush Dream Cream (From £6.95)
Say you’ve got psoriasis in any Lush store and you’re likely to be pointed in the direction of Dream Cream. This little pot of magic, made with oat milk and cocoa butter, has soothed many a plaque and reduced redness for lots of psoriasis sufferers. They can’t all be wrong, so if you want to buy something smelly, but aren’t sure what to get, then this is a pretty safe bet.
Muji Pots (From £1.25)
Anyone who needs to remoisturise throughout the day (me!) knows how annoying it is to lug a large bottle around with you. It’s a helluva lot more convenient to decant. And no one does decanting bottles and pots better than Muji. Purchasing a couple of pots from Muji with say, the Dream Cream from Lush and you’ll be in your psoriasis pal’s good books forever.
Why not go the extra mile and buy this pyjama set (below) from Muji too? (Hint hint: I want one of these!)
Muji Seamfree and Label Free Pyjamas (£49.95)
Yes, Muji again! My current obsession.
These organic cotton, seamfree and label-free pyjamas are ideal for skin with psoriasis. Cotton is breathable and less likely to irritate psoriasis and the printed label means there won’t be any itchy tag scratching your neck.
Bit of a mouthful to say, but this foot pack is a simple solution to dry and flaky feet. xx% of psoriasis suffered say they have psoriasis on their feet too. The slightly odd plastic socks are infused with lotion, all you need to do is pop the socks on, go to bed and voila! In the morning you’ll be greeted with soft, smooth and happy feet. Some of the reviewers claim you can get more than one treatment out of each pack, but at £1.79 for each pack, they’re a steal as it is.
Uniqlo: 2-Way Stole (£19.90)
A stole sounds so fancy, right? And who doesn’t like a 2 in 1 product?
This wrap-cum-scarf is a lovely gift now the weather has turned chilly. Opt for a stole in a lighter colour to help disguise any flakes. There’s plenty of other scarfs and shawls on the Uniqlo website, so if this stole isn’t right – there will be something else, I’m sure.
Abel and Cole: Fruit and Veg Boxes (From £11.50)
You might have read my other post about Abel and Cole’s marvellous food boxes. They make an excellent (and ongoing) gift choice for anyone who is trying to be a little healthier in 2018. Not only do Abel and Cole offer up a choice range of seasonal fruit and veg, your recipient can actually choose to swap out certain foods – or choose not to receive them at all (for example, waving goodbye to nightshade veg, rumoured to aggravate psoriasis). You can also choose to have the boxes delivered weekly or fortnightly, or whatever suits your recipient’s needs.
Treatwell: Salon Experience Gift Card (From £10)
Living with psoriasis is miserable. It’s easy to just paint a brave face when I dyed you’re feeling like the least desirable person ever. That’s why a gift card for a beauty/spa experience is thoughtful and will be much appreciated. Painted nails or a soothing facial might be just the trick for someone who deserves a pick me up. Never underestimate the power of self-care.
Etsy: Photo to Painting (From £40)
Look at this. Look at it!! How beautiful is this image? When you’ve got psoriasis, you feel crap about your body/life a lot of the time. That’s why this gift is a lovely reminder of all the good things in life. If you know your friend has a much-loved photo (or their WhatsApp picture hasn’t changed for like, ever), then why not get it switched up to an amazing painting? There are lots to choose from on Etsy, but this lady – Danni Young – has got a bunch of positive reviews and you can see a range of her work. I love it.
Have you got any awesome psoriasis friendly gift ideas you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them! Share them in the comments below or Tweet me 🙂