Shopping for friends and family has its ups and downs. For one, you get to see the smile on their face when they open their gifts, but the downside is also having to go through the dreaded process of finding the "perfect gift" for everyone. And if you're like me, you probably still have some last minute shopping to do. As Christmas is rapidly approaching, take a look at these great gift ideas for the oxygen patient in your life!
Fingertip pulse oximeters are a must have for every oxygen patient. Fingertip pulse oximeters are portable medical devices that give you readings of your heart rate and blood oxygen levels. They would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for your loved one, and they are relatively inexpensive. You can often find these where your loved one gets oxygen, or stores like Amazon, Walmart and Walgreens.
One common goal of oxygen patients is to remain physically active. Walking is one of the best ways for an oxygen patient to remain active. Whether they go for a walk in the park or just make an effort to walk more throughout their day, a pedometer would be a great way for your loved one to record how much they have walked that day. These are low in price, and can also be found online and in stores.
Portable Oxygen Concentrator Battery
If your loved one uses a portable oxygen concentrator, consider getting them an extra battery for the holidays. An extra battery will give your loved one more time out and about doing the things they enjoy! With an extra battery, they don't need to sit at home charging their current one, but can switch it out for the charged one!
Give the Gift of an Upgraded Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Throughout 2015 there have been many new revolutionary additions to the portable oxygen field. Including the 5 pound, pulse flow 5 Respironics SimplyGo Mini, or the under 5 pound LifeChoice Activox 4L or Activox Pro. In addition to the pulse & continuous flow SeQual eQuinox, which is the lightest continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator available on the market!
For a more affordable option, we offer numerous used and factory refurbished oxygen concentrators at an extremely discounted price without sacrificing our high quality standards.
An external battery charger is the perfect accessory for active oxygen patients. Chances are they already have more than one battery for their portable oxygen concentrator, but are limited to how many they can charge at once. An external battery charger will give them the opportunity to charge batteries while they are using their concentrator, without increasing the time it takes the battery to charge. An external battery charger will allow your loved one to leave the hotel while on vacation or to head to the store, while simultaneously charging a battery externally that will be fully charged once they return.
Nasal cannulas can make a great gift. They are a necessity for all oxygen patients and need to be replaced on a regular basis. Be sure to check what brand and length cannula your loved one uses to make sure you get the ones they like!
The holidays aren't just about giving and receiving gifts, the ultimate gift you can give any of your family members, friends, and loved ones is the gift of quality time together. Remember, just a little quality time can go a long way! These were just a few gift ideas we could come up with. If you have any good gift ideas for oxygen patients, feel free to comment below! Other than that, everyone here at 1st Class Medical hopes you have a great rest of your holiday season!