Gifts for People with MCS/ES

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It can be hard for some people to imagine what a safe, non-toxic, emf or rf free gift could be for those of us who have MCS/ES (multiple chemical sensitivities / environmental sensitivities).

As always, ask the recipient  for details about specific allergies and sensitivities, as well as any precautions that might be needed to remove or prevent contamination, because many of these things come in a wide variety ranging from  safe (or just safer) to toxic and life threatening.

One of the greatest gifts would be if everyone switched to non-toxic and  fragrance free products so we could enjoy your company.

Helping with practical needs

– air and water filtration equipment and/or replacement filters

– organic food delivery
(fresh or prepared according to allergies and sensitivities)

– advocating for us

Here are some traditional and other ideas:

  • Gift certificates for services by people who are fragrance free
  • Shopping once a week, once a month or even just once
  • Advocating for us
  • Driving someone to appointments if your car is f-f
  • Picking up some organic food from somewhere tolerable
  • Advocating for us
  • A gift basket of favorite and tolerated supplements or teas
  • Researching safe options for us
  • Advocating for us
  • Organic clothing and bedding (research of details required)
  • Delivery of spring or filtered water in glass bottles
  • Advocating for us
  • Bird and squirrel food so we can enjoy them through the window
  • Solar powered fairy lights to put joy outside our windows
  • Advocating for us
  • Emergency preparation planning and kit preparation help
  •  Glass items (decorative and/or practical)
  • Advocating for us
  • Stainless steel items (bowls, pots and pans, tools, storage containers
  • Trips to fresh air and nature (that are off the beaten path)
  • Advocating for us
  • Becoming fully fragrance-free
  • Visiting while fully fragrance-free
  • Advocating for us
  • Pretty lead-free mugs so we can think of you when we have a cuppa
  • Unconditional Love

Technology to use when isolated

Research may be required to find safest, least toxic, lowest VOC, RoHS compliant products…

Off-gassing may be required pre-gift giving – ask recipient for details

– e-books and gift certificates for them

– e-book  devices (or book downloads for computer)

– landline speakerphones

– wired laptops or computers

– wired mice and keyboards

– cd’s and dvd’s (offgassed)

– an internet streaming service

– a faraday bed canopy

– a computer or appliance fume enclosure box

– a mini-vacuum

(remember that most of the above will need off-gassing)

Fragrance-free home visits for:

– hair care

– cleaning

– fragrance-free massage

(and making sure the service providers really are fragrance-free)

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