Perfect Holiday Gifts for a Hypothyroid Mom (you’ll want to keep for yourself)

Perfect Holiday Gifts for a Hypothyroid Mom (you'll want to keep for yourself)

I’m that person who spends 10 hours searching for what to buy for each person on my holiday gift list. I love buying the perfect gift that makes that special person smile knowing that I picked it just for them. There are so many incredible gifts that I’ve found that are perfect for a Hypothyroid Mom. I’ve actually kept a few for myself.

For the last 17 years I’ve lived in New York City and then just one subway stop away in Jersey City. Being this close to the fashion capital of the world, my love of all things fashion, beauty, jewelry and home decor has grown. You may not know this about me yet (though you may have gotten a glimpse of it from the photography I select for Hypothyroid Mom) but I thought this article would be the perfect place to share this part of me. I’ve literally spent months putting this article together and I LOVED every minute of it. I hope you love the treasures I’ve found at all different price ranges (I’ve included the price of each in US dollars) and some of the best online deals.

I’ve been tired since like 1998

So let her sleep!

These Pottery Barn monogrammed faux fur bathrobes (special $103) and booties ($31) look so cozy.

Pottery Barn monogrammed faux fur bathrobe

This personalized silk sleep eye mask ($40) at Etsy is perfect. This mask can be embroidered with any message you like (you can choose your thread color too). What a cute idea this would be for a bride to have these personalized for her bridesmaids with their names on them.

Luxury personalized silk sleep eye mask at Etsy

Oh, this bed! The Monika Dream Bed ($3,395 Canadian dollar) and Carmen Chandelier ($3,295 CAD) at The Cross Decor and Design are stunning. These items are made in Canada but they also ship internationally.

The Monika Dream Bed at The Cross Decor and Design

Okay hypothyroid moms are freakin’ tired. Sometime I just want to someone to say, “It’s going to be okay. Here is vodka and 10 million dollars.”

This coffee mug ($11.99) at Etsy is hilarious.

There's a chance this is vodka coffee mug at Etsy

All fun and games until my jeans don’t fit anymore

I don’t want to brag or make anybody jealous, but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

The thyroid gland regulates metabolism so you bet we can struggle with weight gain.

I love shopping at Best Buy especially for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. They also have price match guarantee. When I was looking for an activity tracker I actually rubbed my eyes after reading the 4.5 star rating from 12,480 reviews. What?! WOW. This Fitbit – Charge Hr Activity Tracker + Heart Rate (large) – Blue ($129.95) is super popular obviously. It tracts your heart rate, steps taken, stairs climbed, calories burned, distance traveled, and sleep patterns. When working out it will let you know when to speed up, slow down or maintain intensity. I compared the large with the small Fitbit – Charge Hr Activity Tracker + Heart Rate (small) – Plum ($129.95) and noticed that the heights are the same 0.5 inches and the widths 0.88 inches but the large size has a depth of 9 inches versus the small at 7.5 inches, so pick the size you think will be a better fit.

Fitbit Charge HR Activity Tracker Heart Rate Large

Going gluten-free can be a life-changer for some hypothyroid patients especially those with Hashimoto’s disease. Making the switch to gluten-free can be a challenge and items to help with that transition would be perfect. Please someone who loves me get me this Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer ($23.98) at Amazon for the holidays. I can’t wait to make zucchini spaghetti noodles!

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-blade vegetable spiral slicer at Amazon

 

Oh my God I’ve found the perfect T-shirt to wear to the gym. Honestly come on this T-shirt at Etsy ($9.99) is perfect.

Everything hurts and Im dying T-shirt at Etsy

It’s astounding how much one’s stress level goes down with the simple act of changing from skinny jeans into yoga pants.

Do you want to know what I’m wearing right now as I type this (and every time I write and post at Hypothyroid Mom, except the rest of the time when I’m wearing my pajamas)?

This is not a picture of me (okay I wish that I looked this good in my yoga pants) but these Lululemon Wunder Under Pant Hi-Rise ($98) are incredible. Yes they are pricey but well worth it. In the spring and summer I wear them in the crop length ($88). The material and the high waist just seem to suck in your body and make it look great with no muffin top like other yoga pants. Oh and did I mention they make my ass look great too. I LIVE in these pants.

Lululemon Wunder Under Pant Hi-Rise

I have this Lululemon Define Jacket ($118) in seriously every color.

Lululemon Define Jacket

Oh the pain fa la la la la

Oh Santa I almost forgot. My mom told me to ask you to please leave a massage therapist under the tree for her this year.

Chronic pain is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. If your loved one sufferers from chronic pain this is the perfect gift. I’ve been fascinated by acupressure mats ever since watching a Dr. Oz show featuring them for natural pain relief. This acupressure mat and pillow set ($19.99) has received great reviews at Amazon for back/neck pain relief and muscle relaxation.

Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set at Amazon

 

The use of saunas as a way to heat up the body to release toxins has been used for centuries by cultures around the world. Infrared home saunas are available and the potential health benefits include weight loss, improved mental health, anti-aging effects, improved circulation, relaxation, better sleep, and pain relief. Take care in selecting a brand of sauna with low to no EMF (electromagnetic fields). Many saunas on the market turn out to be high EMF boxes which can be harmful. Sunlighten is a brand that I love. The mPulse 3-in-1 sauna is great because of the built-in wellness programs that allow you to customize each session for your desired result. As your wellness needs change over time, so will your sauna sessions. If you are looking for a smaller, less expensive, portable at-home sauna, Sunlighten also has the wildly popular Solo System. Please, PLEASE will someone get me this!

Sunlighten Solo Sauna

Enough hair loss to start a wig company

What the heck thyroid, why do you insist on taking the hair on my head, eyebrows, and eyelashes?

Eyebrow shaping can be a daunting task but it can change the way your entire face looks, especially when you are struggling with thinning eyebrows. Eyebrow queen Anastasia Soare (her first client was Cindy Crawford and the rest is history) of Anastasia Beverly Hills developed stencils so that women can easily choose the best brow shape at home. All you do is find the beginning, ending, and highest point of your brow through her golden ratio method and choose the stencil that allows the most of your brow hair through the cutout. Powder in the stencil and you have a guideline for waxing, tweezing, and filling in. Here is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Kit

Anastasia Brow Kit

I dare you to find a celebrity on the red carpet who isn’t wearing false eyelashes. Longer fuller eyelashes can make all the difference. I don’t have a clue how to apply false eyelashes without looking like caterpillars crawling on my face but fiber lash mascara has become one of my top beauty products. I wasn’t surprised at all when I read InStyle included L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara ($6.79) on their list of The Best Fiber-Filled Mascaras for a Faux Lash Effect this year. I swear by this product (I love it in black lacquer) which costs less than $10. I first curl my eyelashes with my eyelash curler then put on a coat or two of my Maybelline Great Lash mascara (that I’ve worn since I was a teenager and can be easily found in the makeup aisle of most local stores) and when the mascara is still wet I swipe on the fiber lash mascara. The tiny fibers stick onto my lashes making them look fuller and longer and they actually don’t fall out until I wash them off (what’s not to love).

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara

One of the most popular articles at Hypothyroid Mom is 10 Things That Stopped My Thyroid Hair Loss. While we’re fighting hair loss it’s important that we keep what hair we have left on our head as healthy and shiny as possible. If you have wavy or curly hair, Ouidad products are a must-try. Their products have been featured in American Salon, Readers’ Digest, InStyle, Allure, The New York Times, Elle, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Vanity Fair. Ouidad’s Curl Immersion Hi-Defining Custard ($28) received the Fall 2016 Beauty O-WARD by O, The Oprah Magazine. I’ve been a long-time fan of Ouidad products especially their Deep Treatment Curl Restoration Therapy ($52). I can’t say enough great things about this product. It saved my frizzy dry like a haystack curly hair and turned into a shinier more manageable and healthy head of hair. I wash my hair then apply a generous amount of the Deep Treatment. I sit under my hair steamer for about 20 minutes and then while the deep treatment is still in my hair I add my normal condition over top to seal in the treatment. Then I rinse my hair gently allowing a light coating to remain. You can skip the steamer and just put on a plastic shower cap over your head for those 20 minutes but my hair looks so fabulous ever since I purchased my own professional hair steamer $88 (oh where have you been all my life!).

 Ouidad Deep Treatment

I rock sunglasses like nobody’s business

From adrenal fatigue that makes my eyes super sensitive to the sunlight to the dark tired circles under my eyes, my sunglasses are my best friends. Okay maybe most mornings the rest of me looks like a hot mess, but I can rock sunglasses like nobody’s business. I don’t leave home without them.

I purchased these Tom Ford Charles Aviator Sunglasses ($340) in rose gold at Bloomingdale’s 4 years ago and I absolutely loved them then and I still love them now.

Tom Ford Charles Aviator Sunglasses at Bloomingdales

I also have these Tom Ford Whitney Sunglasses ($405).

Tom Ford Whitney Sunglasses at Bloomingdales

 

I love my babies to the moon and back

I see all these moms making homemade play dough and scrapbooks, and all I think, I took a shower today and kept the kids alive, yay me.

Seriously though do you want to know how to touch the heart of a hypothyroid mom? Buy a gift for her baby.

This Mommy and Me set ($34.50) at Etsy says it all.

Mommy and Me Tired Tee at Etsy

These personalized onesies ($18.99) are adorable. Just let the seller know what personalization (name and letter) you would like in the “notes to seller” section at checkout.

Personalized baby onesie at Etsy

Make everyone’s holiday with this reindeer hat ($26.10).

Reindeer crochet hat from newborn to adult sizes at Etsy

I have two sons Benjamin and Hudson ages 10 and 6. Who knew these faux fur beanbags from Pottery Barn Teen would be such a hit? Shhhh…don’t tell them…but I lounge on them when the boys go off to bed. (I bought the slipcover + beanbag insert together in size Large).

Pottery Barn Teen faux fur beanbags

YES YES YES Mom’s #MCM (Man Crush Monday) tee!

Mom's MCM tee at Etsy

Let’s not forget her fur babies. I love these custom dog and cat beds at Etsy (starting at $94.99, varying by size). Not only are they unique but the cover is washable and the flippable design offers the bed a new look in seconds by just flipping it. You select from their fun fabrics and name embroidery is included. Include the following in the comment section when you checkout: your choices for inside center, inside bolster, cording, outside bolster, bottom center, your pet’s name, and embroidery color.

Custom dog and cat beds at Etsy

Check out these personalized dog bowls (Large $39.95) from Etsy.

Personalized dog bowl at Etsy

If you know someone who is trying to conceive, currently pregnant, or postpartum, please gift them the book I co-authored with Mary Shomon, Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease: A Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Wellness ($11.57). When doctors told me I would never go on to have a healthy pregnancy after I miscarried needlessly from maternal hypothyroidism, I proved them wrong and had my second son Hudson (yes this is my cutie in the photo). Mary and I interviewed the world’s leading experts to give every woman all she needs to know about lab testing, optimal ranges, dietary changes, supplements and more. She’ll know even more than her doctors about having miracle babies with thyroid disease, now I can’t think of a more precious gift than that.

Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease

When in doubt, personalize it

Your present will be all the more meaningful to me if you had to trample people on Black Friday in order to get it.

I know. I know. I hate going shopping in stores on Black Friday. I actually hate going in crowded stores to shop during the holidays. Period. I especially hate the insanity of shopping mall parking lots at this time of year.

This is why I do my holiday shopping online and yes you can find great deals online too.

Show a hypothyroid mom you put thought into her gift. You can never go wrong with a personalized present.

Love this monogram pendant necklace ($38) at Anthropologie.

Anthropologie monogram necklace

What a perfect gift for the hostess, this hand stamped serving spoon and fork set ($40). Let the seller know if you wish to have your own personalized wording in the “notes to seller” section at checkout.

Hand stamped serving spoon and fork set at Etsy

These monogrammed pillow cases ($20) are amazing. Can you just imagine giving these to a pregnant mama! Select the monogram color – gold, silver, black.

Monogrammed pillow cases at Etsy

I would love these stacking name rings ($29 each ring) with my sons’ names on them.

Stacking cursive name rings at Etsy

These are gorgeous 14k gold initial stacking rings ($99.24 each ring) available in rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold. I would love 2 rings with my sons’ initials along with 2 or 3 simple spacer rings. Or if you are giving this to your sweetheart, you could order two rings with your initial and hers/his and another ring in the middle with a heart on it. The possibilities are endless. Leave a note in the “Message to Seller” at checkout with the letter(s) and/or symbol(s) you would like.

14k gold stacking initial rings at Etsy

 butterflies

Who knew that little butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of my neck could change my life so completely?

If you’ve ever reached rock bottom with hypothyroidism where you can’t keep your eyes open and function each day, you know there are no words to describe it. Inch by inch I’ve climbed my way back out of that hole. Thanks to figuring out all the pieces of the thyroid puzzle that I write about at Hypothyroid Mom, I actually feel more fabulous today at 46 years old than I ever did at 30. I know hope is real because hope happened to me.

Butterflies ROCK.

Here are some of the most incredible butterfly-inspired gifts that every hypothyroid mom will adore.

Having met on their first day of London College of Fashion, best friends Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings founded Olivia Burton in 2012 after spotting a gap in the market for affordable, stylish and fashion-led watches. Here’s a beautiful one in rose gold with butterflies ($150).

Olivia Burton butterfly watch

Then I will switch into my flats. Young British fashion designer Sophia Webster has become a rapidly rising star since she launched her label in 2013. She has many different butterfly-inspired shoes and these butterfly-flats are perfect. They are still available in a few sizes at Neiman Marcus ($350).

Sophia Webster butterfly flats

I love shopping online at Revolve. They have great trendy clothing and accessories. This Fraser Sterling butterfly choker ($70) caught my eye.

Frasier Sterling butterfly choker at Revolve

I saved the best for last. Oh how I wish…

Dear Santa, A New Thyroid For My Mom

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About Dana Trentini

I founded Hypothyroid Mom October 2012 in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroid Mom is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for consulting your physician regarding medical advice pertaining to your health. Hypothyroid Mom includes affiliate links to favorite resources including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Connect with me on Google+

Comments

  1. Nancy Horne says:

    I love your gift ideas. Well thought out and personal. Thank you.

  2. I swear some of the things on this list were picked just for me! I definitely put some on my wish list for my birthday and the holidays. I was feeling down, tired and sluggish from my hypothyroidism today and got your email with this list. It helped make me feel a little better in a way.

  3. OMG I was just saying to my sister “Why doesn’t one of these thyroid people come up with a Christmas list for me of things to buy”. If only there was a way for you to put this list in the hands of all the spouses of your readers !!! Thanks I already found 2 things I am going to order.

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