Shiatsu massaging seat cushion
A gift certificate for a massage may be a special treat, but a personal massager is a gift that keeps on giving. For full body relief, pain patients can spend some time with one of these seat covers ($20 and up; amazon.com) in their favorite chair.
For smaller aches and pains (and a less pricey gift), check out handheld massagers like the iNeed Neck and Shoulder Pro Massager with Heat ($100; brookstone.com).
Pain patients seeking treatment for their symptoms through biofeedback are essentially meditating to relieve pain.Nature sounds (amazon.com), and classical music are meditation favorites, as is the popular New Age artist Enya (amazon.com).