It’s December, which means it’s officially holiday season and with that comes the task of stocking up on gifts for friends and family. Luckily for you, we’ve done our research and found diabetes inspired and diabetes-friendly gifts that are perfect for every member of the family. So, this year when someone asks them what you want for Christmas, you can just hand them this list.
Of course, you can start by getting a Timesulin replacement cap for your loved ones in the diabetes community. They make great gifts and are perfect stocking stuffers.
While some people think that gift baskets lack creativity as a gift, we think these diabetes-friendly snacks are a great holiday present. Who doesn’t love a variety of snacks, teas, and a couple of choice sweets? Gift baskets like this one from Highland Fayre are thoughtful and delicious. And, best of all, they’re filled with snacks that we can actually enjoy.
Spread awareness about T1D and look good at the same time. Cure Apparel, based in Philadelphia, is a t-shirt company and diabetes advocate. They have shirts and accessories that feature cool designs, all while helping “start a positive conversation” around Type 1 Diabetes. You can also hang out with them on Facebook.
Chefs at the Culinary Institute of America share their favorite diabetes-friendly recipes for innovative meals that won’t get boring. This cookbook has recipes for everything, spanning appetizers to some pretty amazing sounding desserts. Plus, they throw in helpful tips on meal planning and glucose control.
4. Diabetes Awareness Pendant Necklace
We’re big fans of CCARIA’s shop on Etsy, which features great jewelry and a lot of pieces that are World Diabetes Day inspired. What’s even better is that net proceeds from the Diabetes Awareness line go to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, (or JDRF) which is a research and advocacy group for children and teens with diabetes.
Accessories aren’t just for women. Rachelscbd’s shop on Etsy makes men’s and women’s leather bracelets that come in black and brown and feature a sterling silver magnetic clasp. Like the pendant necklaces from CCARIA, profits from the sale of these bracelets also go to support diabetes research at the JDRF.
Have you found diabetes-related holiday gifts? What’s on your wish list this year? Let us know!