These unique, comforting gift ideas for cancer patients is exactly the list you need for thoughtful, meaningful gifts that will actually help.
When my dad was first diagnosed with Lung Cancer, I spent a lot of time searching for things that would keep him strong and inspired.
I swear, it felt like there was nothing out there.
- How can you inspire someone you love to keep fighting when they have more bad days than good?
- What can you do to make the days easier and more comfortable?
- How can you help someone you love punch cancer in the face?
When you’re looking for thoughtful, comforting gift ideas for cancer patients, there are a whole lot of choices out there.
You just have to find them.
We’ve taken the guesswork out so you can find meaningful, inspiring gifts that will help someone you love fight this terrifying disease.
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Unique Gift Ideas For Cancer Patients
Two things that profoundly affect people during cancer and cancer treatment… One is being cold the other is feeling pain.
If you’re looking for something to soothe the side effects and provide comfort and healing, these pillows are genius! Place them in the microwave for some heat therapy or in the freezer to deal with swelling or fever and they are 100% washable (right in the machine.
Hot Cherry Pillows are made with a soft material that feels great on your skin and are filled with cherry pits (note: they don’t mold, ever). When the pits are heated they deliver an amazing warm heat that helps soothe your body and relieves aches and pain.
These pillows provide comforting and relaxing heat even in your coldest and most uncomfortable moments.
Digital Photo Frame
This digital photo frame is perfect for someone going through cancer. An easy way to be surrounded by the people and memories they love all the time. Can you imagine waking up to all of those special moments every day?
This is a serious upgrade from the traditional digital photo frame because you can send new photos and videos directly to the frame (through their app). So they’ll always remember what they are fighting for! Great for grandparents, siblings, moms, dads, friends and even children going through cancer.
Now they can be a part of all the special memories that are happening right now, even when they are far away! Hint: grandparents love these!
The perfect gift for someone you love who is currently enduring cancer treatment. This collection of gifts includes things they need to get through but also packs a bit of a punch.
The Wonder Woman socks are a fun way to give their confidence a boost, so they can let the world know they’re not going to take this lying down. As a special bonus, this company beautifully gift boxes every purchase and includes a personalized note from you.
This site is full of awesome, thoughtful gift baskets and cancer gifts.
If you’re looking for a cancer care package, this small business was created to find real and HELPFUL gifts for people going through a cancer journey.
The baskets include things like the “I feel like shit kit” and the “never give up cancer” gift. The “baskets” actually come in a cool reusable tote bag and contain things to help you feel better and things to help you keep your head in the game.
Battling cancer can take you to some really dark places mentally. Anxiety, fear, and depression will wreak havoc on your mental health.
The stress of this whole situation will eat you alive if you let it. This gift is a great way to inspire hope and strength by reminding them that they are FIERCE!
A bracelet to remind them every day that they are unstoppable and pop-up cards (a new one every day) with quotes that remind them that they’re amazing and they can do this. A boost of confidence and inspirational reminders that you’ve got this is a precious gift during a battle of this magnitude. As a special bonus, this company beautifully gift boxes every purchase and includes a personalized note from you.
It’s like warmth, relaxation, and comfort all wrapped into one gift basket.
Cancer sucks. It’s stressful, painful and you’re ALWAYS uncomfortable. This gift is a meaningful way to help you bring a close friend or family member a bit of that soothing comfort back.
Fuzzy socks, a comfortable eye mask pillow, a warm and soothing blanket, a scented candle and an encouraging tumbler. This kit is perfect for treatment or days that are spent at the hospital.
It’s like a dose of motivation with your morning coffee.
This wine tumbler (which can actually be used for any drink hot or cold) is a little extra reminder that you can do this! Every single day.
Motivation packed with a little bit of humor is one of the best gifts you can give. If there is a woman in your life is struggling through cancer, remind her as often as possible that no matter how bad things are she is gonna kick this thing’s ass.
Unfortunately, hospital visits and cancer seem to go hand in hand sometimes.
And nothing can knock a person down quite like being stuck in the hospital for a few days. This get well soon gift could very well be the “bright light” during a stressful time.
Snacks to keep you nourished when you can’t choke down any more hospital food and activities to keep your mind busy and active when your eyes are glazing over.
Cancer Sucks! And the Wreck This Journal is a fun and healthy way to get some of the sadness, frustration, depression, and anxiety out of your head and onto paper.
This not your typical, write down your feelings and feel better. This journal was made to be destroyed.
It prompts you through destructive (but healthy) tasks and activities like making a mess, defacing pages and “wrecking” the journal. Destroying things helps with stress and allows you to get some of your feelings out. Which is a lifeline when you are being bombarded with chaos and there is no end in sight.
Note: This journal is great for kids and adults!
When cancer explodes into your family, it takes over. It dominates your time, your feelings, your thoughts, your sleep. It takes over everything.
The Rage Page journal guides you through prompts with swear words so you can vent and unload all the stress and anxiety you are feeling. After that it helps you change your outlook, find perspective and figure out how to get through.
If you’re looking for practical gifts that will help them cope, a journal that eliminates the “fluff’ and allows you to curse, yell and scream (in writing) and then helps you find the strength and motivation to keep moving forward, this is the one.
This isn’t just a blanket, although it provides all of the warmth and comfort you’ll need to get through a bad day.
This blanket is covered with positive, healing thoughts and encouragement to help you get through even the darkest of days. There are a lot of bad days during a cancer diagnosis, so these gentle reminders of hope and healing can make a huge difference when everything sucks.
This is one of my favorite gifts because these little suckers pack a pretty powerful punch. They combat nausea and help when your taste is off which are both awful side effects of chemo treatments.
The drops are totally natural (they were originally made for morning sickness) so they are safe even for kids. And as an added bonus, they were developed by healthcare professionals, making them excellent gift ideas for cancer patient gifts.
But the best thing about these drops… they actually work.
This is perfect If you’re looking for a meaningful gift you can give as a group…
These quilts are incredible, inspiring, and highly personal.
Designed to be full of memories and motivation to remind them why it’s so important to keep fighting.
You can add…
Basically, whatever you want to add to remind them to keep fighting…
The finished product is an incredibly beautiful and personalized quilt that’s perfect for chilly days outside, afternoon naps, and cold treatment rooms.
For the avid reader who is fighting this battle, Audio books mean you can lose yourself in someone else’s story and forget about your own for a while. Escape is a blessing for someone going through a cancer battle.
These books are a welcome distraction and they download right to your phone, so you can “get lost” whenever you have the time. Long car rides, endless waiting times, trying to sleep but can’t… these books will help your loved one get lost in someone else’s drama for a while and take a break from their own.
Cancer involves a lot of setbacks and a lot of recovery. The Dear Ava recovery collection of jewelry is specifically designed to help you stay motivated when everything is falling down around you.
In those moments when you’ve been knocked down (again) and now you have to pick yourself back up and forge ahead. After a while, the getting back up part gets harder and harder.
These necklaces are a little pop of strength to remind them why they need to keep going.
Cancer can make you feel totally helpless.
So gifts that speak for you are always welcome. And in my experience with this disease, prayers are a game-changer.
If someone you love is a Breast Cancer patient, this sweatshirt is a daily reminder that you are not alone and that faith will help you through.
Cancer brings with it a lot of pain, stiffness, and soreness.
This balm helps to soothe and relax sore muscles. Which is a pretty big deal when you’re are always in pain.
Typical muscle rubs have intense (and awful smells). This muscle rub has a much better and easier smell, so it’s great for someone whose sense of smell and taste has been affected by cancer or cancer treatment.
This is a fragrance-free deep moisturizer for extremely dry and cracked skin that happens frequently as a result of treatment.
The ability to soothe and calm irritated skin can be the difference between comfortable and miserable.
Aveeno is one of the best products on the market for people with cancer.
They have a ton of products that combat the skin effects of cancer treatment.
Hand lotion, oatmeal baths, yogurt lotions, Cica balm (which repairs and moisturizes severely dry skin), and sunscreen to help protect from more damage.
The Aveeno line is a natural and holistic way to help your skin feel better.
While these last two are our more practical gift ideas they are still a GREAT gift idea for someone going through cancer.
Cancer requires a ton of recovery. And unfortunately, there are a lot of bad days.
It’s hard even in the best of cancer situations to get comfortable sometimes. And you may go through a slew of different trauma, surgery, treatments, symptoms, and visitors.
Soft, comfortable, and relaxing pajamas are an incredible gift. Pajamas you can spend all day in, visit with people you love in, take a nap in, and relax in.
Almost always make the list for two reasons. First of all, your feet take the brunt of everything.
Swelling and pain and neuropathy are not unusual side effects of cancer. And then there is the cold (not to mention uncomfortable) temperature in your feet that can make your entire body feel like it’s freezing.
Warm and cozy socks are a simple way to help solve a lot of problems.
And there you have it. Comforting gift ideas for cancer patients to help someone you love get through this.
Wanna help someone you love punch cancer in the face? Here’s how you do it. You give them back the things that matter. The important stuff.
- Pain relief
All of those “little things” we take for granted every day. That’s the stuff that cancer robs from you. If you really want to punch cancer in the face, you help them find the best way to take those things back.
If someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, we can help you get through this. You can find a step by step guide to get started here…
What’s your favorite gift from this list?
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