Updated: Nov 18, 2020
30 Amazing gifts to Consider For a Weight loss Surgery Gift. Hate giving and receiving boring - useless gifts? No Boring Gifts Here! These are the Gems that we secretly want! I'll share 30 Worth-It presents for a patient or even yourself!
I often get asked what would be the best gift and present for someone who just had bariatric surgery? I can honestly say that I never wanted any protein packets or Bariatric supplements for Christmas.
My recommendations are things that I truly feel people would enjoy. We’ve all heard it’s the thought that counts. But it’s also the intention behind the thought. The greatest offering is letting someone know through your actions and your words that they matter.
I created a Guide of hand-picked items that would be meaningful and most appreciated for a Bariatric Patient. For me, the gift is a symbol of a feeling. Imagine the person receiving your gift feeling JOY while easing the anxiety of their procedure. Sometimes it's the smallest gestures that have the greatest impact.
In the beginning, there is some downtime where we can't eat or do anything. I created categories titled Cozy Things, Beauty, Kitchen, & Inspirational.
(Imagine being uncomfortable for anywhere from 1-4 weeks, think socks with grips on bottom, clothes that are loose and comfy so not to rub on stitches, keeping warm because of loss of insulation and energy)
Why: Good Grip Socks after Surgery.
Why: Comfy and not tight against stitches
Why: Feels amazing against skin
Why: Super Comfy and soft throw
Why: It's Soft, warm and heated!
(Imagine being in bed with dry bothersome skin, think things she could use while resting for recovery like Hand Cream, body lotion, lip balm and self-care items)
Why: Skin is so Dry Post-op
Why: Chapped Lips after surgery
(Imagine things the patient will now need for portion control and new gadgets. Think sugar-free, cups, cooking, and food storage)
Why: Can use in homemade coffee
Why: Everyone needs for shakes and measuring
Why: Our drinks will sit forever as we sip and get cold.
Why: It has 4 different size jars from 5 OZ, 6 OZ, 9 OZ to 11 0Z, total 31 OZ. It's perfect!!
Why: We are required to weigh our food
Why: The are insulated, have silicone bottoms & Lid
Why: We eat and cook lots of eggs for protein and this is fast and easy!
Why: This mixes our protein and warm drinks
Why: It helps visually with portion control by having Measurements built into the dish ware in increments of ¼ cup and ½ cup servings. Genius!!
Why: It helps visually with portion control and has 2 and 4 oz.
Why: We can only drink decaf post-op