9 Practical Christmas Gift Ideas for the COPD Patient

Gifts That Can Help COPD Patients Cope

Are you wracking your brain to find the perfect Christmas gift for someone you know and love who has COPD? Search no longer! Below are 9 practical Christmas gift ideas that COPD patients may find useful.

The Christmas gift ideas shared here are meant to be useful for COPD patients. They are practical and helpful though not necessarily fun. Keep in mind that COPD patients may want other types of Christmas gifts as well and they may need something to lighten their mood.


Exercise Bike

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Nothing is more important to the person who has COPD than exercise. Exercise helps build endurance and muscle strength, ultimately making it easier for your loved one to breathe.

Exercise bikes are the hot ticket in holiday gift items this Christmas and one that will be valued by your loved one for years to come.

Choose a model that features varying levels of resistance and a smooth magnetic resistance system so it can meet any COPD patient's needs.


Cable Knit Beret, Scarf and Glove Set

Cable Knit Beret Hat Scarf & Glove Matching 3 Piece Set

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Keeping warm is especially important for someone with COPD, as cold air tends to bring on bronchospasm and shortness of breath.

Nothing will keep your loved one warmer this winter than this gorgeous scarf, hat and glove set. Available in a variety of colors, there is a set that is perfect for everyone.


Acc U Rate Medical Finger Pulse Oximetry Monitor

Acc U Rate Pro Series CMS 500DL Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

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A must-have for people with COPD who are on oxygen therapy.

This FDA approved pulse oximetry monitor tells you and your loved one if they are getting enough oxygen. It includes a large, easy to read LED display and accommodates fingers of all sizes, even in its compact size.


Omron 5 Series Blood Pressure Monitor

Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff that fits Standard and Large Arms

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Because many patients with COPD suffer from COPD complications and may take a variety of medications, a blood pressure monitor is an essential part of a COPD toolkit.

The Omron Blood Pressure Monitor has a large display that is easy to read and is fast and accurate. Other features include an automatic alert if an irregular heartbeat is detected and the ability to remember the last 100 BP readings.


Omron CompAir Elite Nebulizer Compressor Kit

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A nebulizer is an important tool that administers medication directly into the COPD patient's airways, helping them breathe easier. 

Some COPD patients are lucky enough to have insurance that pays for their nebulizers, but this is not always the case and many are unable to afford one. 

The gift that keeps on giving, a nebulizer is something that every COPD patient should have.


Drive Universal Nebulizer Carry Bag

Drive bag product photo

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A nebulizer carry bag is just the ticket your loved one needs to live a more active lifestyle.

Lightweight and durable, this one can be used with almost any compact nebulizer. It is perfect for COPD patients who like to travel and can even be used at home to discretely store the nebulizer when not in use.


COPD for Dummies

COPD for Dummies book cover

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COPD for Dummies is great beginner's guide to COPD. The book includes the most basic information on symptoms, diagnosis, causes, treatment, and how to cope with COPD.

This may be a nice gift for those who were recently diagnosed with COPD.


Breathwish: A Scriptural Guide to Smoking Cessation and Understanding COPD

Breathwish by Craig Ammerall RRT is a wonderful, spiritual guide to give to someone who is having trouble quitting smoking and dealing with COPD.

The book shows the reader how to replace a negative habit with positive thinking. It is just one more tool in the stop-smoking kit and many of its readers have found it very helpful.


A Pocket Guide to Spirometry

A Pocket Guide to Spirometry is a handy guide and so small that it fits in your pocket.

In this guide, author David Johns tells you everything you ever wanted to know about spirometry testing. It includes details about a spirometer and how to use one, along with interpreting test results and all of the information is laid out in an easy to read and reference manner.

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By Deborah Leader, RN
 Deborah Leader RN, PHN, is a registered nurse and medical writer who focuses on COPD.