40+ Amazing Gifts for a Heart Patient

Choosing gifts for heart patients may leave you baffled. You want to be thoughtful and supportive of their newfound healthy lifestyle. Not sabotage it with a generic gift basket filled with unhealthy treats that will make their condition worse. Following a heart attack or stent placement, the best thing to do is provide them with a gift that motivates and supports a healthier lifestyle.

The following 40+ gift ideas are some of the best gifts for heart patients that I’ve come across. They cover all of the necessary areas to improve health including physical activity, healthy eating, better sleep, and stress reduction. There are also super fun gift ideas that I know they’ll get a kick out of.

So let’s dive into these fabulous and practical gifts for heart surgery patients.

Note: Some items contain affiliate links that are clearly marked with an asterisk (*). As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. As always, all opinions are my own.

Table of Contents:

Heart Healthy Gifts To Support Physical Activity

Getting enough exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle. But how many of us actually get the recommended 30 minutes most days of the week?

For those with heart issues, staying physically active can be a challenge. But it doesn’t mean you have to go from couch-potato to avid gym-goer overnight. The American Heart Association says that even low levels of physical activity (like walking) within the first year after a cardiac event are enough to reduce your chances of cardiac event reoccurrence AND increase longevity.

Remember, ANY ACTIVITY is better than INACTIVITY. The following gifts for heart patients are sure to get and keep them on track with their physical activity goals.

1. Fitbit Charge 6 Fitness Tracker*

Fitbit Charge 6
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This health and fitness tracker can track more then just your heart rate and step count. It also tracks heart rate variability, hours of sleep each night, stress score, and oxygen level.

This fitness tracker can also notify you if your heart rate gets too high or too low using an ECG (electrocardiogram) app. This is a great feature for those suffering from atrial fibrillation.

Other features I absolutely LOVE about this tracker are that it includes an alarm, can connect to YouTube Music, can receive all of your smartphone notifications (calls, texts, appointments, etc.), and can be set up with Google Wallet and Google Maps. Seriously…wow! This is also compatible for individuals with Android phones.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

2. Smart Watch Fitness Tracker*

BestInn Smart Watch Fitness Tracker
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Here is another smart watch option for those looking to spend less than $100. It has many of the same options as the previously listed fitness tracker, but for a MUCH more affordable price.

This option provides step counting, blood pressure, heart rate, and sleep tracking technology. The battery life is beyond compare according to reviews. And you have 150 different options to choose from for the watch face.

The Bestinn Fitness Tracker also includes other features such as an alarm, stopwatch, mapping your exercise routine, sedentary reminder, and drinking reminder.

Purchasers also agree that the app is very user-friendly and the watch features are easy to navigate using the touchscreen.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

3. Guzack Running Armband Phone Holder*

Guzack Running Armband gift for heart patient
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When choosing the best gifts for heart patients, why not encourage physical activity by getting this low-cost option along with some wireless earbuds (see next gift item below).

Listening to music while you fit in your daily dose of physical activity has never been more stylish and comfortable. Did I mention the armband fits the smallest of arms and also has an extension for larger arms?

This armband isn’t just for runners. It’s also perfect for walkers or when working out at the gym. The phone pocket fits most larger sized iPhones, Androids, and Galaxy phones up to 6.9 inches. And it includes a handy zip pocket to store keys or earbuds. There’s also a hidden compartment on the back to keep money or credit cards.

This durable armband is also sweatproof, waterproof, breathable, and washable. It’s a great gift for the heart surgery patient wanting to get more physical activity!

Buy now: Amazon.com*

4. Mifo O5 Plus Generation 2 True Wireless Earbuds*

Mifo Generation 2 True Wireless Earbuds
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Take your workouts or walks to another level with Bluetooth technology. These earbuds pair perfectly with the Running Armband (above). Mifo has made these earbuds waterproof with a large battery life- they last up to 7 hours of music play!

It comes with a USB-C charging case that can even charge your phone! According to reviews, these Bluetooth earbuds have incredibly stable connection and stereo-quality sound. This gift will make you want to get more than just 30 minutes of physical activity in each day. I sooo want these for myself!

Buy now: Amazon.com*

5. Running/Walking Shoes

I’ve included two different gift options here for gift idea number five. These are both superb shoe options and I couldn’t pick just one! If your giftee is new to the fitness world, it’s important to get a comfortable running/walking shoe so they can start off on the right “foot”. Get it? Sorry, bad mom joke. Anyway, here are my top two shoe choices.

Brooks Women’s Ghost 15 Neutral Running Shoe*

Brooks Women's Running Shoes
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I cannot express enough praise for the Brooks brand of shoes. They are so comfortable and known for high-quality footwear.

These Brooks Ghost 15 running shoes for women come in a large variety of colors as well- I’m talking over 60 colors!

This is a great gift for heart patients that have foot issues like heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. The cushioning is spot on and provides comfort for all day wear. Once you try these, you’ll be a Brooks fan for life!

Buy now: Amazon.com*

Sketchers Men’s Go Walk Max*

Sketchers Men's Go Walk shoes
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Then there’s the other winner. This one is for the male heart patient on your list. Sketchers Men’s GoWalk Max shoes provide the perfect amount of midsole and insole cushioning. I’ve always been a fan of the Sketchers brand simply because they offer so many options that fit my criteria for maximum comfort and affordability.

These are also very lightweight and can be cleaned in your washing machine.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

6. Freetoo Lightweight Running Gloves*

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Anyone walking on cold mornings needs a good pair of gloves. And what better pair to have then ones with touchscreen technology! The Freetoo brand makes perfect, lightweight gloves for all genders that are comfortable and stretchy.

Keep your hands and fingers warm without adding bulk and still have access to that walking/running playlist on your phone. Don’t let cold weather deter you from your daily outdoor exercise routine.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

7. Local Gym Membership

If you want a heart healthy gift that keeps giving, how about a gym membership? Perhaps it will be the push they need towards their long-term health goals.

Another great touch is getting a membership WITH them! A workout buddy may be just the thing they need to stick with it. A little accountability goes a long way.

Purchase a month or two at a reasonable price and encourage one other to keep it up!

There are several options that make going to the gym easy, even when traveling. The following gyms are located in hundreds of cities around the U.S. and worldwide. Choose one that is most convenient for your gift recipient.

Buy a membership now: Click any of the links above to take you there

8. Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser*

Sportneer under desk pedal bike
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If the heart patient on your gift list is new to exercise and isn’t comfortable going to a gym, this under desk pedal bike will allow them to get their daily allotment of cardio in at home! You can use this pedal bike while you’re at the computer, watching TV, reading, or talking on the phone. It’s a great way to increase circulation and blood flow.

With adjustable tension control, you can make your workout as easy or difficult as you like. And you can use it on your arms too!

Other features that make this one of the best gifts for heart patients is that it is compact, portable, and suitable for beginners or the older population. The anti-skid mat and LCD digital display are also included!

Buy now: Amazon.com*

9. Body Sport Vinyl Dumbbells*

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While cardiovascular exercise is essential to health, so is weight training. Gift the heart patient in your life these Body Sport hand weights to help them maintain lean muscle mass and strength for years to come.

Weights are color-coded and available from in various weights from 1 to 15 pounds. When purchasing these, keep in mind that dumbbells are sold separately, not as a set of two.

Buy now: Health Products For You*

10. Klean Kanteen Classic 27 oz.

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You can stay hydrated in style with this eco-friendly water bottle. Klean Kanteen was the first company to make the reusable stainless steel water bottle and they’ve been changing the game ever since. My little sister, who has a degree in environmental science, gifted me my first Klean Kanteen over a decade ago and I love it! Its so durable and environmentally friendly (they are a Climate Neutral Certified Brand).

Today, these water bottles come in a variety of colors for even the pickiest of fashionistas. Features include being dishwasher-safe, BPA free, chip resistant, and lightweight. And this version comes with a removable sport cap with silicone spout.

Buy now: KleanKanteen.com

11. Hydro Flask 32 oz. Water Bottle*

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Here’s another highly-rated, hydration-encouraging gift for someone who had heart surgery. Hydro Flask offers double-walled, vacuum-insulated technology, so it’s ideal for both cold or hot beverages.

These bottles come in such an array of colors that it’s impossible to not find one you’ll love. They are also BPA-free and made with pro-grade stainless steel so they won’t retain odors or tastes. The only downside is that the flex slip lid is sold separately at an additional cost.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

Heart Healthy Gifts To Support Healthy Eating

You can’t expect to live a healthy lifestyle after heart surgery without addressing your diet, AKA the foods you eat on a daily basis. So next, let’s get to the heart healthy gifts that’ll help the heart patient on your list feel incredible from the inside out.

An overall healthy dietary pattern can protect against future disease and complications. And diets like the Mediterranean diet and DASH diet do not just have benefits for heart patients, but also the whole family. The family that eats together, stays together!

The following gifts will ensure that your gift recipient can confidently begin following a healthier diet plan.

12. The Complete Mediterranean Diet Cookbook*

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A great cookbook for those ready to begin learning the Mediterranean diet way. Explore hundreds of recipes that’ll ensure you are eating for maximum heart protection.

This cookbook not only has beautiful pictures but with 500 kitchen-tested recipes and thousands of online praises, this will be an optimal gift for your heart surgery patient.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

13. The Everything Mediterranean Diet Book*

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The Everything Mediterranean Diet Book was co-written by fellow registered dietitian and mentor, Connie Diekman.

This is another great option for those wanting to learn more about the #1 diet to beat heart disease. Easy to prepare recipes, menu plans, dieting tips, and a full explanation of the Mediterranean diet are included. Encourage them to do more cooking at home. Or better yet, help them create some of these fun and healthy recipes. Food always brings people together!

Buy now: Amazon.com*

14. The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook*

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Another cookbook by a registered dietitian that will help inspire any new heart patient to get familiar with recipes that promote heart health by reducing blood pressure. The DASH diet is known for being THE Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension, hence the name DASH. This diet focuses on a similar eating patterns to the Mediterranean diet. For more of a comparison, you can check out my article DASH Diet vs Mediterranean Diet: Which Is Best?

Both the Mediterranean diet and DASH diet are endorsed by the American Heart Association as top diets to follow for optimum cardiovascular health. Try out some of these 150 recipes today and maybe you’ll find ones to add to your regular recipe repertoire.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

15. OXO Good Grips 6-Piece Canister Set with Scoops*

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Get your pantry organized and store your whole grains, cereals, flours and more. These 4.4 quart sized canisters will keep your contents fresh. They also come with convenient 1/2-cup size scoops for each container to make measuring so easy.

They’re also dishwasher safe and BPA-free.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

16. OXO Good Grips Large Salad Spinner*

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Mix and dry your greens quickly with the OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner. I have this and I love it! My kids even enjoy pushing the slip resistant button on top to help spin our salad for dinner.

This also has a built-in colander and cleans up in seconds.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

17. Vitamix E310 Explorian 48 oz. Blender*

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Yes! Vitamix, the king of blenders has a mid-sized blender at a reasonable price. This baby’s got aircraft-grade, stainless steel blades that can blend any soup, salsa, smoothie, and more to a perfectly smooth consistency. It even comes with a recipe booklet.

Other great features of this coveted blender are the variable speed controls (there are ten) along with a pulse button. And the self-cleaning capability means its ready to rock and roll all over again in less than 60 seconds.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

18. Ninja® Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ®*

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This is the exact blender I have in my home and I LOVE IT! If you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a blender this is one of the best gifts for recovering heart patients.

It’s the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro. The power (1100 peak watts) in this compact blender is beyond compare for the price.

You can crush ice and blend through whole fruits and vegetables with ease. This blender allows you to enjoy a delicious and healthy smoothie for breakfast every day with the push of a button.

Other features include two 24 oz. cups that you can use to blend your smoothies, then drink from the cups using the included spout lid. Very convenient feature!

Buy now: Amazon.com*

19. Snack Magic Snack Box Subscription

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Who doesn’t love a great curated box of goodies that are also healthy for you? SnackMagic is a snack box company that provides so many choices you won’t know which items to try first. But the good thing is, you can eventually try them all!

You can create your own box or choose a specially curated box. Plans can be set for weekly, monthly, or quarterly delivery.

Snacks range from nuts, seeds, and oat bars to popcorn to chocolate to beverages and much more! Check SnackMagic out today.

Buy now: Snackmagic.com

20. Edible Arrangements

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Is it a flower bouquet or is it fruit? It’s BOTH! A gift you can eat is always welcome. The heart patient on your list will appreciate a gift that is delicious and health-conscious.

The “Sun-sational Bouquet” pictured above is only one of beautiful and tasty options to choose from. And they have more than just fruit to choose. Try a basket that includes heart healthy chia seeds, nuts, and whole grain crackers too.

Buy now: Ediblearrangements.com

21. Misfits Market Online Grocery Delivery

If your gift recipient lives alone, they may not be able to get to the grocery store by themselves or stand in long lines to pay for their groceries.

The goal of the Misfits Market company is provide convenience while reducing food waste. They do this by shipping not-so-perfect produce that is still suitable to eat and cook with.

They currently offer shipping from regional farms to the Northeast, South, and Midwest United States which is expanding. Their grocery plans start at just $35 a week which include weekly delivery of various fruits, vegetables, grains, pantry stables, snacks, and beverages.

Another plus is that they guarantee a 40% reduction in prices compared to local grocery stores in your area. Who doesn’t love saving money and promoting healthy eating at the same time?

Explore delivery plans in your area now: Visit Misfits Market

Heart Healthy Gifts To Relieve Stress

High levels of stress are associated with increased blood pressure and inflammation in your body. Some studies even show that chronic stress increases your chances of developing coronary artery disease and having a myocardial infarction. Yikes!

Going through a heart surgery or having a new diagnosis of cardiovascular disease can prove to be very stressful.

The following heart healthy gifts will help your heart patient reduce stress by promoting relaxation and mental wellness.

22. Air Wick Essential Mist Starter Kit*

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Aromatherapy works wonders for relieving stress and anxiety. And this one offers the relaxing scent of lavender and almond oil.

This diffuser starter kit by Air Wick is a great diffuser option for newbies to aromatherapy. It’s battery-operated and can be placed anywhere you want. Each refill lasts up to 45 days on the lowest intensity setting. One neat feature is that it can be set to automatically turn on for 8 hours during the day, then off for 16 hours, and repeat.

Buy now: Health Products For You*

23. B Silent Organic Body Oil

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With a blend of chamomile, lavender, and vetiver, this luxury body oil is the cream of the crop.

This body oil is made to be slathered on after a shower or bath to help relax you before bedtime. It’s scent of lavender and chamomile with help diminish your anxiety in no time. And while it feels and smells bougie, it won’t leave you bankrupt.

While your giftee is still recovering at home, this will help them feel fresh and new after a warm bath or shower.

Buy now: Bamford.com

24. Hugaroo Embrace Microwave Heating Pad*

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This soft, microwavable, heating pad provides the warm embrace of a hug to your neck, shoulders, and upper back. Just pop it in the microwave to heat up the clay beads and real flaxseeds.

Some versions can be bought unscented while others incorporate the calming scents of lavender, peppermint, chamomile, and lemongrass to help melt the stress away. This can even be used as a cold pack!

Get this heart healthy gift and help your loved one rest on their road to recovery.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

25. Calm Subscription

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Music, sleep stories, meditations, and relaxing affirmations are always a great gift for someone who had heart surgery.

Calm is a popular mindfulness and meditation app. You can download the app and get a select number of breathwork and meditation courses for free.

However with the yearly subscription, you have access to a wider range which includes celebrity readings, yoga, and even a kid’s area. This makes it a great option for heart patients to enjoy with their whole family.

How would you like to be soothed by a story read by Jay Shetty, Camila Cabello, or maybe Lebron James?

Buy now: Calm.com

26. Theragun Mini*

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Ahhh! This is the perfect heart healthy gift to relieve stress. It’s great for anyone with muscle aches as well.

A good massage can be expensive. But this super portable massaging device makes easing muscle tension a breeze any time of day.

The Theragun Mini is compact enough to take anywhere and has three speed settings and a 150-minute battery life. Prepare to hear praises and thanks with this gift.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

27. The Heart Health Coloring Book*

heart health coloring book cover
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I’m sure you’ve heard of adult coloring books. Well this one was created specifically for heart patients! Coloring is a therapeutic activity that helps ease daily tension and stress.

The Heart Health Coloring Book was made by yours truly. It contains 48 different coloring pages with unique designs, inspirational quotes, and science-backed recommendations to promote a healthier lifestyle. I know your giftee will appreciate the heart healthy tips and encouragement that each page provides.

Get one for you and for them! Visit the link below to get a sneak peek at what’s inside.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

28. SpaFinder Gift Certificate

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There’s nothing like good ol’ self-care to help get you back to well…YOU.

Perhaps the heart patient on your gift list has been neglecting themselves. What better way to help them relive stress and anxiety than to treat them to a self-care day.

One way to find the best salons and spas in your area is to check out Spafinder.com. Purchase a gift card online and you have the option of emailing it, printing it off, or snail mailing it right to them. The gift cards are accepted at thousands of locations and they NEVER EXPIRE!

Pssst..and if they aren’t up to going to a spa, they can even use their gift card to purchase spa products online for use at home. How convenient!

Buy now: Spafinder.com

Heart Healthy Gifts To Promote Better Sleep

Sleep is highly underrated. Especially in today’s age of hustle and bustle and the whole “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality. Most adults NEED about 7-9 hours of sleep each night to maintain proper health.

This can be difficult to achieve when you’re in pain, have sleep apnea, or have other conditions that make getting seven uninterrupted hours of sleep each night a challenge.

Gifts that help promote a restful night’s sleep are perfect for those who struggle to get the right amount each night. My suggestion is to try some of the following gift ideas when choosing a gift for your heart patient. They will hopefully help ease them into a deep slumber.

29. Paromi Teas*

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For the heart patient AND tea drinker in your life, another gift to help promote sleep is tea. Drinking decaffeinated tea as part of their bedtime routine can help them wind down and relax.

Paromi is a company that prides themselves on quality tea leaves, both loose and in pyramid-shaped tea sachets. They are also organic, Fair Trade Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified gluten-free.

I highly recommend the Sleep With Me herbal tea or the Chamomile Lavendar rooibos tea.

Buy now: Paromi.com*

30. Chefman Electric Kettle*

Chefman electric kettle
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Everyone needs a good electric kettle. This one by Chefman is super affordable and pairs well with your gift of the perfect cup of nighttime tea (see previous gift idea).

All of the raving reviews agree that this kettle is easy to use and fast-boiling. It has multiple temperature settings for a variety of teas and also a setting for those who enjoy pour-over coffee. Because coffee is heart healthy too!

The LED lights are a cool feature that helps you know when your water is ready. And the 1.8 liter capacity, auto shut-off, and removeable tea infuser are among other impressive specs. This one might be a great gift for your household too (wink, wink).

Buy now: Amazon.com*

31. Levata Weighted Blanket*

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Another sleep-promoting gift for heart patients, or anyone for that matter, is a high-quality weighted blanket. Weighted blankets help with stress relief by using a therapeutic technique called deep pressure stimulation.

This one made by Choice One Medical is a 20 lb. weighted blanket. When purchasing, keep in mind the picture above appears slightly blue but the item description says gray.

Buy now: Health Products For You*

32. Core CervAlign Orthopedic Pillow*

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Getting a peaceful night’s sleep can also be achieved by using the right pillow. This orthopedic pillow by Core Products is made to provide proper alignment of your spine whether you sleep on your side or on your back.

This amazing Cerv-Align pillow may also be helpful for those with muscle and joint strains, tension headaches, whiplash injuries, arthritis, morning stiffness, and snoring (in some cases).  

Buy now: Health Products For You*

33. Sweet Zzz White Noise Machine

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If your giftee is anything like my husband, they need white noise to help them sleep. White noise machines help block out unwanted noise and can potentially promote a more restful night’s sleep. Some people like to use a ceiling fan (or any fan for that matter) for this purpose. But during the winter months, you might need another option.

The Sweet Zzz White Noise Machine can be used year round. It features 29 different background sounds, including nature sounds like sea waves, rain, and singing birds. And it can be programmed to turn off after 30, 60, or 90 minutes. It’s also great for babies and toddlers. Ahhh, I’m getting sleepy just thinking about it.

Buy now: Sleepzzzmatress.com

34. Bysure Hotel Luxe Bed Sheets*

Bysure luxury bed sheets
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Having a comfortable bed (and mattress) to sleep on is essential to a restful night’s sleep. However, if you’re not willing to dish out hundreds or even thousands of dollars as a gift for your post-op heart patient, the next best thing is luxury bed sheets!

And oh my…these luxury hotel grade bed sheets are to die for! They are 100% microfiber with 1800 thread count. You can rest assured, you will get an amazing night’s sleep with these soft, cooling, and comfortable bed sheets.

They come in multiple colors and sizes to choose from so you’re sure to find the perfect set for your heart patient.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

Other Heart Healthy Gifts For Heart Patients

The following gifts don’t fall into any of the above categories. But they are nonetheless, fun and functional gifts for a recovering heart patient.

They range from books and journals, to clothing, to more humorous gifts to keep your gift recipient’s spirits up. Living heart healthy isn’t just about eating and exercise. It’s important to also address other areas, like one’s mental state and taking a holistic approach to cardiovascular health.

35. The Heart Health Lifestyle Logbook*

The Heart Health Lifestyle Logbook
Image: Courtesy Kiran Campbell Nutrition

This is a great resource for documenting your health journey. Created by yours truly, especially for heart patients, this 90-day journal allows heart patients to document diet, hours of sleep, and physical activity.

It also includes the 9 essential key factors to focus on for heart health, areas to document medication schedules, emergency contacts, personal health goals, and more. I can’t even begin to explain the worth of this resource. For a sneak peak of what’s inside visit the link below.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

36. The Power of Habit Book*

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
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Okay, here’s a gift for the reader on your list. This motivational book is my absolute favorite book to read! Honestly, I did not want to put this down. It will inspire the heart patient on your list to create new and healthier habits in their life.

The Power of Habit is beautifully written and engaging. And while the cover states “why we do what we do in life and business”, your heart patient recipient can apply these principles to their diet and lifestyle as well.

If achieving success in all areas of life are a priority, get this gift for yourself or as a gift for someone recovering from heart surgery.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

37. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure*

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The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Book is a best-selling heart disease and vegetarian lifestyle book. When thinking about heart healthy gift ideas, you’ve GOT to include something that helps change eating habits. And if they are contemplating switching to a more plant-forward diet, this one’s for them.

Written by best-selling author and world-renowned cardiac physician, Dr. Esselstyn, this book shows you how to not only prevent heart disease, but also how to REVERSE it if you already have damage.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

38. Heart Surgery Recovery T-Shirt*

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The perfect gift for the heart patient with a sense of humor. Maybe a great gift option for a heart patient that likes working on cars?

This tee comes in sizes for all individuals as well as in multiple colors. These fun shirts are high quality, super soft, and depending on the color you choose, most are 90-100% cotton.

Buy now: Amazon.com*

39. Heartbeat 20 oz. Mega Mug

heart rhythm coffee mug

Maybe it’s the heart nerd in me, but I thought this mug from Cognitive Surplus was cute. Who doesn’t like a nice big mug to drink their coffee or tea out of every morning?

And even if they don’t know what each heart rhythm is supposed to look like, it’s still a super aesthetically pleasing and fun mug.

Buy now: Cognitive-Surplus.com

40. Make A Heart Healthy Gift Basket

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Last but certainly not least is the creative idea of making your own open heart surgery gift basket. Simply buy a big enough basket from your local craft store. Carefully place everything you want to gift into it and you’re good to go!

The best part about a heart healthy gift basket is that you can customize your gift to your recipient’s likes and make it absolutely perfect. They will love the time and effort you spent curating such a wonderful gift, and you’ll feel good knowing they enjoy every part of it.

Grab a few lower priced items from this list and they’ll be ready to take on the world with a new heart healthy outlook on life.


So, if you’ve thought about heart healthy gifts or wondered what to get someone who had a heart attack, I hope I provided some FABULOUS ideas. Buying gifts for heart patients doesn’t have to be a mind-boggler. There are so many wonderful choices out there! I’m even tempted to gift myself ALL of these. 😊 These are great gift ideas not only for heart patients, but for anyone wanting to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.

I encourage you to bookmark this page and refer back to this list when thinking about practical gifts for the loved ones in your life. With all of the different gift-giving occasions (Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.), these heart healthy gift ideas are always winners.

Happy shopping and stay heart healthy my friends!

Additional Reading: To understand more about what living a heart healthy lifestyle entails, read “5 Things You Can Do to Support Heart Health NOW“.

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40+ Amazing Gifts for Heart Patients

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