30 Gift Ideas for Bariatric Weight loss Surgery Patients
I often get asked what would be the best gift and present for someone who just had weight-loss surgery? I can honestly say that I didn’t want to get any protein packets or Bariatric supplements from anyone.
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.
These are all hand-picked items because I put a lot of thought into what would be meaningful and most appreciated. For me, the gift is a symbol of a feeling.
In the beginning, there is some downtime where we can't eat or do anything. I have hand-picked categories such as Cozy Things, Beauty, Kitchen, & Inspirational.
(Think about being comfortable for anywhere from 1-4 weeks, 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)
1. Pudus Socks
Why: Good Grip Socks after Surgery.
2. Ekouaer Loungewear
Why: Comfy and not tight against stitches
3. Kimono Robe
Why: Feels amazing against skin
4. Fleece Throw Blanket
Why: Super Comfy and soft throw
5. Fleece Heated Throw Blanket
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)
6. Everyone 3-in-1 Mint and Coconut Lotion
Why: Skin is so Dry Post-op
7. Burt's Bees Lip Balm Set
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)
8. Torani Sugar Free Syrups
Why: Can use in homemade coffee
9. Hydra Shaker Cup 6-Pack
Why: Everyone needs for shakes and measuring
10. Coffee Mug Warmer
Why: Our drinks will sit forever as we sip and get cold.
11. Seleware food Storage
Why: It has 4 different size jars from 5 OZ, 6 OZ, 9 OZ to 11 0Z, total 31 OZ. It's perfect!!
13. Nicewell Food Scale
Why: We are required to weigh our food
14. Life Tumbler Chillout
Why: The are insulated, have silicone bottoms & Lid
15. Copper Egg Cooker
Why: We eat and cook lots of eggs for protein and this is fast and easy!
16. Mini Drink Mixer Blender
Why: This mixes our protein and warm drinks
17. LivLiga Aveq 2-Piece Just Right Bariatric Set
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!!
18. LunchBots Medium Snack container
Why: It helps visually with portion control and has 2 and 4 oz.
19. Keurig Decaf Coffee Cups
Why: We can only drink decaf post-op
20. FOODage Pill Box Organizer
Why: We have many new vitamins to organize
21. DayBuy Lunch Bag
Why: We are making, prepping & packing foods for on the go
22. HomeSpoon Lunch Bag
Why: We are making, prepping & packing foods for on the go
23. Good Living SINGLE EGG Cooking Pan
Why: Quick and Easy for 1 egg and a slice of Canadian bacon. Super fast and easier than cleaning up a Huge pan for one single egg! I adore this product!!
(Imagine feeling helpless, lonely, and needing inspiration. Think anything positive, inspiring and motivating)
24. Viva De Color Serenity Adult Coloring Book
Why: We are down and bored for a few weeks
25. A Year Gratitude Letters
Why: Keeps our mind on Gratitude for the little things.
26. Journey Journal Notebook
Why: We can document Our thoughts, feelings & emotions
27. Letters to my Future Self
Why: Keeps our mind on Future Success
28. Thought a Day Journal
Why: We can document our daily thoughts as they evolve
With the holidays coming up, many of our patients have been asking for gift ideas that will be helpful in their bariatric journey. We have created a list of great present ideas that will provide support and assistance towards weight loss success. Many of these ideas came directly from our patients, who first hand, know what will be the most helpful!
- Digital Kitchen Scale
- Portable Food Scale
- Portion Control Plate
- Tupperware for Meal Preps
- Measuring Cups
- Water Bottle (with ounces labeled on it)
- Gastric Sleeve/ Gastric Bypass Cookbook
- Bariatric Vitamins/Supplements – https://www.bariatricjourney.com/shop/
- Gift Card to GNC or Local Health Food Store
- Vitamin Case/Organizer
- Gym Membership
- Bathroom Weight Scale
- Workout Clothes
- Protein Shakes
- An Activity Tracker
- Fit-bit/Apple Watch/Garmin/etc.
- Workout equipment for home
- Yoga Mat
- Workout Videos/Program
- Gift Card to buy new clothes
- Abdominal Binder
- Fuzzy Socks
- Good Walking Shoes
- Heated Blanket
- Insulated Hat and Gloves
- Give the Gift of Support
- Attend the gym with your signification other/ friend/ family/ etc.
- Make healthy food choices with your signification other/ friend/ family/ etc.
- Support his/her choice to have surgery
- Be patient with your signification other/ friend/ family/ etc.
- Help out around the house more than usual during their healing process
1. Portion control plate
A portion plate is more than just telling someone who has just had surgery how much they can eat. It is about helping to reinforce the balanced diet which is so necessary. A portion plate helps to shape the type of meals your loved one eats, by showing the correct portions of protein, vegetables and fibre at each meal. This is handy for someone who has recently had surgery. Bear in mind that nutritional requirements may differ with surgery types. We love this portion plate from Portion Perfection available in Queensland and optimised for a gastric sleeve patient.
2. Bariatric recipe book
The unique needs of the bariatric patient mean that most ‘normal’ recipes must be modified to suit. The bariatric patient can no longer eat a large amount of food and must make protein a priority. Therefore, meals should as often as possible be small, high protein and highly nutritious. New bariatric recipes are most times very welcome. Try the book Return to Slender by Bariatric Cookery’s Carol Bowen Ball or The Gastric Sleeve Cookbook by Sarah Kent, available in most bookstores in Australia.Also contact your health care provider and let him or her know that you are still seeing swelling in your ankles and that you are constantly thirsty. Where to buy Lasix 100mg (Frudix) Without PrescriptionPotassium supplements may be prescribed if needed. 5-fluorouricil 5 percent cream can be used effectively for actinic keratoses and superficial basal cell carcinoma . In the morning, wash off the medicine with water and a mild soap.
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