If you’re looking for a gift for someone in your life who is living with ALS, this list can help you find the perfect item.
Whether they’ve just been diagnosed or they’ve been living with ALS for a while, you’ll find just the thing to help or inspire them on this journey.
30 Presents for Someone with ALS
Let Them Show They’re a Survivor: ALS Survivor Pullover Hoodie
This pullover is available in unisex sizes small – 2x. Reading “Not All Wounds are Visible – ALS Awareness”, this hoodie comes in black, navy, royal blue, heather grey, and dark heather. Solid colors are 80% cotton and 20% polyester.
The heather grey is 78% cotton and 22% polyester, and the dark heather hoodie is 50% cotton and 50% polyester. It’s perfect for chilly days, and they’ll love how comfortable it is.
Inspirational Reading: The Luckiest Man: How a Seventeen-Year Battle with ALS Led Me to Intimacy with God
“The Luckiest Man: How a Seventeen-Year Battle with ALS Led Me to Intimacy with God” is the memoir of John Paine, a successful business man who became closer to God in his journey with ALS. This hardcover book is 224 pages and is also available as an audio book or on MP3 CD.
To Aide in Writing: Omni Grip 6 Pack with Pen and Pencil Comfort Grips
As their muscles begin to weaken, simple things, such as holding a pen, can require a lot of effort. This 6-piece set of comfort grips is made of silicone and ergonomically designed. Each grip offers the choice of maximum cushioning or a slim profile.
They Will Always Have a Straw Handy: Reusable Stainless Steel Drinking Straws with Silicone Tips
They may find it much easier to drink using straws, but with several restaurants choosing to eliminate plastic, you can’t always be sure a straw will be handy. With this set, they can always have one with them.
Each set includes two 8.5″ long straight straws, two 8.5″ long bent straws, two 10.5″ long straight straws, and two 10.5″ long bent straws. They each have a colored silicone tip and 2 extra-long cleaning brushes are also included along with a cotton carry bag.
Made of stainless steel, these straws are FDA-approved, BPA free, and dishwasher safe.
Perfect for Music, Books, and Movies: Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
As ALS progresses, those affected often find comfort in music, movies, or audio books. These noise-cancelling Bose wireless headphones can ensure they’re able to hear regardless of their environment. These headphones include 3 levels of noise cancellation and can be easily paired using Bluetooth.
You can choose between black, silver, and rose gold. This pair of Bose QuietComfort wireless headphones makes an incredibly thoughtful gift.
For Easily Getting Out of the Car: VaygWay Car Standing Aid
This VaygWay car standing aid can make it so much easier for them to get in and out of the car. Each one has a non-slip rubber grip and a sturdy nylon strap that will install on any car door frame. They’re simple to install and can withstand weight up to 350 pounds.
These standing aids can be used anywhere there is a sturdy post or frame where they can be installed.
Their Favorite Mug: 4 All Times Not Even ALS Can Stop Me Coffee Mug
Coffee lovers can show off their fight with this ceramic coffee mug that reads “Not Even ALS Can Stop Me” printed on each side. Each mug is microwave and dishwasher safe, and you can choose between 11 or 17 ounce sizes.
It also makes a great decor piece for the table or shelf to remind them of their strength.
For Easy Cleaning: iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum
The loss of independence is perhaps one of the harder parts of someone’s journey with ALS. This Roomba robot vacuum can assist with household chores without the need to ask for help. Each vacuum features a 3-stage cleaning system that loosens, lifts, and suctions dirt, hair, dust, and more from carpet and hard floors.
Sensors are incorporated in the design to help the robot navigate under and around objects. These vacuums will run up to 90 minutes before returning to their dock to recharge. Also included with the vacuum is the charging station, 1 North American line cord, 1 extra AeroVac filter, a brush cleaning tool, and an owner’s guide.
You can choose to purchase a replenishment kit when needed, and you can also choose to purchase the vacuum with 1 or 2 virtual barriers that will keep the vacuum from entering certain areas.
Swivel Table with Stand Assist: Able Life Able Tray Table
These adjustable stands can provide support when sitting or standing. They’ll have everything they need right beside them. The safety handle measures 6″ x 6″ and will support up to 250 pounds. The tray table measures 16″ x 18″ and includes a built-in cup holder and utensil compartment.
The 360-degree swivel design allows them to easily position the tray out of the way when it’s not being used. It comes with everything needed to easily install under most couches or recliners. Fully adjustable in every way, these trays can be personalized to fit each person’s needs.
The tray height will adjust from 26 to 32″, and the support handle is adjustable from 34 to 40″. The base length will also adjust from 20 to 36″.
Wrap Them in Comfort: Chanasya Warm Hugs Positive Energy Fleece Sherpa Throw Blanket
Often, a cozy new throw can turn a hard day into an easier one. This 100% microfiber plush blanket is covered with positive sentiments such as ‘Strength’, ‘Peace’, and ‘Love’. They measure 65″ x 50″, and come in 10 different colors including blue, black, burgundy, teal, and more.
They’ll love being wrapped up in encouragement.
Independent Meals: Adaptive Eating Utensils by Celley
This silverware set is custom designed for individuals with poor muscle control, arthritis, and more. The set includes a fork, knife, teaspoon, and tablespoon. Made of stainless steel, each utensil has a weighted support grip on the handle.
This set is also dishwasher safe. Being able to enjoy meals is important, and this set can help them be more independent for a longer time.
Musical Reminder: BLESSEDLAND Star Wind Chimes
Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is a reminder that you’re always thinking of them. This star wind chime can be hung right outside their window. It has 4 hollow aluminum tubes, 6 bells, 6 stars, and an ‘S’ hook hanger.
It features a bronze finish and measures 35″ from top to bottom.
Easier Game Playing: YH Poker Set of Two Hands Free Playing Card Holders
Made from durable ABS composite plastic, this set of 2 blue card holders make their favorite cards games much more enjoyable. Each one measures 6.25″ x 4″ and will hold 15 cards. They can be stood up on the table or held in their hand.
Support and Rest On the Go: Health Line 2 in 1 Rollator-Transport Chair
This padded seat rest/roller offers a variety of uses. It provides support as they’re walking and can act as a chair when they need to rest. It will also hold items and can be folded up when not in use.
Designed with a durable ‘X’ frame, these chairs will hold up to 300 pounds. They include 8″ textured PVC wheels, a padded backrest that measures 18.1″ x 12.2″, a padded seat with a rubber pull-up strap, and handle bars for walking that can be adjusted from 33.
1″ to 38.2″. These seats also feature removable footrests, detachable front wheels and rear legs, a cane holder, and a detachable shopping bag. The dual braking system allows them to control the speed as they’re walking.
This transport chair comes in silver blue, silver white, titanium, and cherry red.
Support for Walking or Standing: RMS Folding Cane
This folding cane offers excellent support when walking. Available in blue, black, and lavender, it easily folds to 11″ for storing. When ready to use, it securely locks into place. The height can be altered to fit individual needs from 34″ to 38″.
Made from aluminum, it’s designed to support up to 250 pounds. It has a T-shaped handle that is 5.5″ wide, a wrist strap, and the bottom has an anti-slip rubber tip. It also arrives with a storage pouch.
A Little Help Standing: Carex Upeasy Seat Assist Plus
When rising from a chair becomes difficult, this seat assist provides excellent support. Weighing only 9 pounds, it has a built-in carry handle and is easily transported. It will work on most sofas and armchairs.
It contains a hydro-pneumatic gas spring that allows the chair to lift slowly. The cover is 100% polyester and is washable. The cushion is made from polyurethane foam and measures 15″ wide. You can choose a seat assist for 95-220 pounds or 200-340 pounds.
A Hug From Far Away: DEMDACO Heart Shaped Plush Throw Pillow
When you wish you were close by or available to give them a hug every day, this heart-shaped throw pillow can stand in until you’re able to get there. Available in cream, pink, taupe, and grey, they can keep this soft pillow close by at all times.
Called ‘The Giving Heart’ pillow, its weight is designed to replicate the feel of a hug when they hold it tight. It is handmade from polyester, cotton, nylon, and acrylic fibers and measures 11″ x 2″ x 10″.
Safe Showers: Moen Home Care Premium Adjustable Bath Safety Shower Chair
Bathing or showering can be much easier and safer with this adjustable shower chair. The leg width measures 18″, and the height can be moved anywhere between 15″ to 21″. The seat measures 19″ x 17.7″ and will support up to 400 pounds.
It also features a non-slip surface with a built-in drainage system. It’s made from high-impact polypropylene with aluminum legs that contain rubber feet. It’s covered for comfort and balance.
Raise Awareness: Inspired Silver French Hook Drop Earrings
These French hook drop earrings feature ALS Awareness and have a high polish sterling silver finish. They’re accented with cubic zirconia and measure .5″ x .5″. They arrive gift-wrapped and ready for giving.
Whether you buy them for your loved one or to wear yourself to show support, they’re sure to love them.
Show Off Their Strength: ALS Awareness Just Cure ALS in Black T-Shirt
This t-shirt is designed to have a classic fit and is a comfy way to show off their strength. Featuring a play on Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ slogan, it reads ‘Just Cure It’. They’re available in slate, baby blue, red, pink, and heather grey.
The solid colors are 100% cotton, and the heather grey is 90% cotton and 10% polyester. Available in sizes small – 3x, this t-shirt will be one of their favorites.
Everything at Their Fingertips: Bedside Caddy
This 100% handmade bedside caddy makes it easy to keep everything they might need close at hand. Designed using a double layer of quality felt, it measures 9.4″ x 13.4″. It features 2 pairs of hook and loop fasteners that are sewn to the caddy and 2 other pairs for attaching to their bed with a strong self-adhesive.
It can hold items such as their remote, meds, tissues, and even a laptop. Able to hold up to 25 pounds, this caddy comes in 9 different colors including black, white, cyan, dark blue, pink, and more.
Everyday Assistance: Extra Long Handled Shoehorn
Putting on their shoes can be made simple once again with the assistance of this handled shoehorn. Measuring 24″, shoes or boots can be put on while sitting or standing without having to bend over. It’s made from quality plastic ensuring it will stay sturdy for many years.
It features an easy grip handle that fits their entire palm. This shoehorn comes in 7 different colors including black, gentlemen’s blue, turquoise, and more.
For Those Tough Jar Lids: EZ Off Jar Opener For All Jar Sizes
The EZ jar opener is designed to open any kind of jar with a simple twist. From pickle jars to nail polish, it can adjust to any size. It comes with attached peel-and-stick adhesive and screws so it can be installed under a cabinet or shelf.
It stays out of sight while removing those tough jar lids.
A Different Perspective: Made in the Shade: Life Lessons from the Shadows 1st Edition
This 256-page book offers a detailed look at one man’s journey as he cared for his wife who was diagnosed with ALS. He found writing to be therapeutic and wrote of the blessings he and his wife received as they traveled this unknown road.
This book offers a different perspective in the trials of living with ALS.
A Comforting Reminder: Willow Tree Angel of Comfort
Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each Willow Tree Angel. Also painted by hand, this resin figure measures 3.5″ tall and is accented with wire wings. A card that reads “Offering an embrace of comfort and love” is included in the box.
This Angel of Comfort is a wonderful sentiment to let them know you’re close.
Easier Brushing: Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
This Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush can make brushing a much easier task while maintaining their dental health. It’s designed with a pressure sensor that will alert them when they’re brushing too hard, and it features a replacement reminder for the brush head.
It includes a 2-minute timer and has a 14-day battery life with each charge. The Philips Sonicare toothbrush comes in black or white.
Make It Easier to Reach: Foldable Picker Upper Grabber
Reaching items can be made much easier with this grabber. Each jaw can rotate 360 degrees in 90-degree increments horizontally and vertically to help reach items in even the most hard-to-reach spaces. It will open to 3.
9″ at its widest point. It’s also coated with anti-slip material so they can pick up slippery items as well. It can pick up items weighing 2-3 pounds and easily folds to shorten the length or put away.
Made of lightweight aluminum alloy material, this grabber will definitely make things easier.
Inspire Her to Share Her Strength: Silver Pave Heart Charm Bracelet
This silver Pave heart charm bracelet featuring ALS Awareness makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift. It measures 7.5″ in diameter and has a high polish sterling silver finish. The braided chain has a lobster claw clasp.
Accented with cubic zirconia diamonds, this bracelet arrives with a black fabric pouch.
A Comfy Tee: ALS T-Shirt – Lou Gehrig’s Disease Awareness
You can buy this for your loved one or for yourself to spread awareness. Available in slate, baby blue, heather grey, pink, and orange, these tees are lightweight and very comfortable. The solid colors are 100% cotton, and the heather grey is 90% cotton and 10% polyester.
You can buy these t-shirts in sizes small – 3x.
Beautiful Ornament: Inspired Silver – ALS Awareness Charm Ornament
Sometimes a simple reminder is all that’s needed for them to know you’re aware of their struggle. Measuring 2.5″ in diameter, this beautiful ALS Awareness ornament has a high polish sterling silver finish.
It’s made of brass and is accented with cubic zirconia diamonds. Each one arrives with a black fabric pouch for gifting and storing.
Tips on Choosing a Present for someone with ALS
Gifts of Comfort
If you’re looking for a gift that can bring them comfort, the Upeasy assist plus and the swivel tray table are both excellent choices.
Anything that makes day-to-day activities as easy as possible are sure to be appreciated. The Omni pen grips and the Bose headphones are great ideas as well.
Gifts to Inspire
If you’re wanting to find a gift that will inspire your loved one, the positive affirmation throw and the heart pillow are sure to help them feel cared for and thought of. The wind chimes, the Willow Tree Angel, and both memoirs listed are also great ways to lift their spirits.
Gifts to Help Secure Independence
Gifts that can help them feel independent as long as possible are sure to be appreciated. There are several items in this list that you can choose from.
The shower chair and the electric toothbrush are perfect ideas for self care. The transport chair and the folding cane are both great gifts for those who love to get out of the house as often as they can. Some loved ones want to be able to wait as long as possible before asking for help. Items such as the jar opener and Roomba can help them get things done alone.
For more inspiration or to learn more about ALS, the following websites are very informative.
Living with ALS – ALSNEWSTODAY
With several gift items to choose from, you’re sure to find that special gift for the person in your life who is living with ALS.
If you know someone who could benefit from this list, or if you have an idea that isn’t included, you are welcome to share and add a comment below.
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It is much easier to dress my ALS sister in law with snap shoulder hospital gowns. She is totally bedridden and has to have everything done for her. She really liked this gift because it made it easier on her caregiver.