Are You Shopping For A “Trichy” Christmas Gift?
Christmas is almost here and one of my favorite things in the world to do is shop for meaningful and thoughtful gifts.
As someone with trichotillomania I totally understand what it’s like to cope with this hair-pulling disorder and I’ve used a lot of cool tools and products over the years to help me manage it.
I thought with the season approaching I would make a list of good Christmas gifts to buy someone who has trichotillomania.
What I like about these specific gifts is that it shows you actually took time to find something that would help a hair puller feel better this Christmas.
Faith-Based Trichotillomania Journal
This is a faith-based journal that is full of the love of God made specifically for people with trichotillomania.
It aims to show someone battling trichotillomania that it is God’s will for them to be healed and whole.
I personally wrote this journal, I’m a bible school graduate, I hold an Associate Degree in Theology. This journal has a firm biblical foundation for healing and wholeness and was created by a Trichster, for a Trichster.
I know God wants every one of His children healed, it’s my sincere hope that this journal will lift any person with trichotillomania out of despair and impart faith to believe God for complete restoration in every area.
Keen Bracelets by HabitAware
These habit detecting bracelets are great for personal awareness if you have trichotillomania. If you know someone who pulls their hair out without realizing their doing it, this is a great tool for them.
I bought a pair of these Keen bracelets awhile back and I’m so pleased with my purchase because they helped me become conscious of my hair pulling so I could stop it.
They work like a little hand alarm, it buzzes your wrist gently when you are in the picking/pulling position. What I love about them is that you can fine-tune the settings to make it work for you and your particular positioning! These bracelets make a great gift for a hair puller whether they are a kid or an adult.
Be sure to check out my FAQ sheet that answers all your questions about Keen.
Tickets To The BFRB Conference in April 2020
There are lots of sessions to attend during the conference dates; some for kids, some for adults – they are all educational, inspirational and motivating no matter where a person with trichotillomania is at on their journey. There’s a large conference area set up where they have booths from all sorts of different exhibitors in the BFRB space.
Any Trichster would be absolutely at home at this conference, as someone with severe anxiety who has battled Trich her whole life, I can tell you this is the most welcoming, loving, inspiring environment to be in when you have this disorder.
Everyone stays in the same hotel, we get together for the conference sessions, have a big dinner, enjoy the nightlife and swimming pool.
If you have the financial resources to send someone with trichotillomania to this conference, DO IT! It’s life-changing. Every single year the conference location changes, last year it was on the Eat Coast, this year it will be n Chicago, IL. (the next year 2021, I think it will be Los Angeles)
Tickets cost ranges from $175 to $375. You can read all the details here on the BFRB.org website.
Head Towel For Night Pullers
These head towels are a great way to put a barrier between the hands and the head. I wear one of these towel head wraps every night to bed to stop myself from pulling out my hair.
The nice thing about these is they are designed to stay-on securely without moving around. Whether it’s for a child or an adult, these towels can be really useful for stopping someone with trichotillomania from pulling out their hair in their sleep.
CBD Oil Is For Anxiety
CBD oil has been my go-to for anxiety relief now for months. If anxiety, stress, and depression are triggers for the person you are shopping for, I HIGHLY recommend some CBD oil. The oil comes in a tincture and it goes under the tongue for about a minute.
CBD oil immediately brings me relief and calms my nerves.
Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) and that system is made up of CB receptors; it’s like the an electrical system that runs through the body. When we take CBD, we feed those receptors and that allows the body to function at optimal performance.
That’s why you hear so many good things about CBD, not just for anxiety but for a whole host of other things. CBD oil works with the systems of the body, not the symptoms like traditional meds. 50% of CBD users quit taking their prescriptions over time.
At first CBD oil seems expensive but this brand here is very potent, most people, including myself, only need a few drops a day to get us by. One bottle is good for months.
It’s definitely one of the best things that has ever happened to me and it would make a great gift for someone with trichotillomania that you know.
Buy NATURAL 500mg Full Spectrum CBD, it’s the only one I recommend for someone with Trich – it’s amazing!!
Book For Kids
This is a book for kids written by a kid with trichotillomania. It’s a good book to read with your child who has trichotillomania because it will help them cope and understand it better. Hair pulling is a unique struggle and this book helps let kids know they are not alone in this.
See other Trichotillomania Books for Kids
Fun Fidgets for Hair Pullers
These are some of the best fidgets to play with for trichotillomania. I have a bunch of trichotillomania fidget toys that I love because they keep my hands busy. Fidgets are inexpensive gift ideas for kids and adults with hair-pulling habits.
There are some really cool fidget toys out there, some of them even come in sets.
Rubber Finger Tips
These rubber fingertips are great for awareness and also help stop hair pulling because it makes it almost impossible to pull with these on. I’ve found these are useful for stopping nail-biting and fingerpicking too – which are two other BFRB’s I have struggled with myself.
I plan to continue adding to this list but the gifts I chose are meant to be thoughtful and meaningful.
What are some of your favorite thoughtful gift ideas for someone with Trichotillomania?
What are some of the best gifts you’ve given that really impacted your trichster?
I would love some help building this list!