Whether you’re looking for a gift for Mother’s Day, someone’s birthday, an anniversary, or Christmas, finding a gift that’s both meaningful and useful can be difficult. If you’re shopping for someone who uses a walk-in bathtub, this article will provide a few ideas of gifts that can make their baths not only more relaing, but easier as well. Keep reading to get a few helpful gift ideas.
Individuals who require a walk-in bathtub usually need one because of limited mobility. Scrubbing your own back is hard enough when you’re fully mobile and have decent flexibility. But for those who have reached the point of requiring walk-in bathtubs, it can be quite a task to clean their bodies well, much less those hard-to-reach spots in the middle of their backs.
That’s why a long-handled scrubber makes a perfect bath accessory for walk-in tub users. While they’re great for anyone who wants to be able to wash their back well, they can help those with reduced mobility wash their feet and other body parts that might be difficult for them to reach.
Ask your friend or family member if their walk-in tub has an aromatherapy chamber. If it does, some essential oils can make a perfect addition to their bathing time. A few drops in the aromatherapy chamber transforms their bath into a spa-like experience. If you’re not sure what scents to get, here are a few suggestions:
- Lavender – This is a very popular scent, and you can never go wrong with this one. It’s known for its calming effect, which is perfect for a relaxing bath.
- Orange – Orange essential oils are often used as a mood-booster, and they leave a refreshing citrus scent in the entire bathroom.
- Peppermint – If your loved one suffers from pain and inflammation (such as from arthritis), peppermint oil has soothing properties that can ease that discomfort.
There are many other options out there, of course, but if you’re selecting a few as a gift, these are a good place to start.
Automatic Soap Dispensers
Arthritis is often the culprit in reducing mobility for our elderly loved ones. If the person you’re shopping for has arthritis, they may struggle with the strength and precision required to open a shampoo or conditioner bottle, grip it, and squeeze out what they need. This can be extremely frustrating for many, but they may not be sure what to do about it.
For these individuals, automatic dispensers that can be mounted to the wall of the tub are a perfect gift. They can simply place their hand beneath it and receive the shampoo, conditioner, or body wash that they need. If the setup of their tub doesn’t allow for wall-mounted dispensers, you can look for refillable pump-top dispensers that can sit on the edge of the tub.
All of these items make a perfect gift for individuals who use walk-in bathtubs and can be put together into a wonderful gift basket as well.