If you have no idea where to start looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for cancer patients, we've compliled them all right here...
When my dad was first diagnosed with Lung Cancer, I spent a lot of time searching for Christmas gifts for cancer patients that would keep him resilient and encouraged.
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 less stressful and more comfortable?
- How can you help someone you love kick cancer in the teeth?
When you’re looking for the best Christmas gifts for cancer patients there are a whole lot of choices out there…
You just have to find them.
We’ve made it easy for you to find meaningful , encouraging gifts that will help someone you love fight this awful disease.
There are two major complaints when it comes to cancer and cancer treatments. One is being cold and another one is feeling pain.
If you’re looking for something to soothe those nasty 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 help deal with swelling or fever. 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 heat that helps relieve aches and pain.
These pillows provide comforting and relaxing heat even in your coldest and most uncomfortable moments.
These gift baskets are AMAZING. Filled with all of the things someone going through cancer will totally appreciate.
Full of comfort items including soft scarves that provide warmth, fashion and head coverings. Mouth rinse for dry mouth, tea, queasy drops and ginger cookies that ease upset stomach and nausea, skin soothing products from Aveeno and more…
All housed in an incredible reusable canvas tote bag that’s perfect for the treatment room.
These gift baskets and this company are seriously awesome!
The chemo/radiation gift basket for men is full of comfort items specifically for men. Fleece throws, nausea items, comfortable (yet manly) skincare items to soothe irritated skin, reusable icy towel, a stylish beanie for head warmth, and crew socks to protect and warm feet.
The entire gift basket comes in a messenger bag that can be used over and over again and taken anywhere.
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.
The gift of warm relaxation. Cold and pain are two of the biggest complaints of cancer and cancer treatments. This gift tackles both. A healing neck wrap to deliver warm heat and relaxation. Heat helps combat pain, stress and restores health and wellbeing. And a gorgeous mug (featuring a symbol of strength and adaptability to remind you that you can do this!) for your favorite hot beverage. As a special bonus, this company beautifully gift boxes every purchase and includes a personalized note from you.
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 Christmas gifts for cancer patients is about inspiring 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.
Fear and anxiety are paramount during a cancer battle. And even if you have unbelievable faith, it’s hard to push those feelings aside when the whole world is falling down around you.
And honestly the whole world is falling down a lot. The I Choose Trust Bible Study teaches you how to let go of your fear and anxiety and put your trust in God. After all this is a situation that only God control, we just need to let Him.
The Cancer Research UK shop has incredible collections for someone going through cancer.
- Lotions that soothe and hydrate incredibly dry and painful skin (a horrible side effect of some treatments).
- Healing treatments for scalp care
- Mastectomy, and post surgery items
- Inspiring books and journals for adults and kids
- Self care items like the mini pamper kit
- Mindfulness cards and stress balls
- The anxiety journal
- Products that promote restful sleep.
This charity “funds scientists, doctors, and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public.” so purchasing from this company will aid in that outcome.
When we are talking about incredible Christmas gifts for cancer patients, this is a MUST. Cancer usually means cold feet and hands and it can feel almost impossible to get them warm. These incredible booties have 2 layers of fleece that don’t just keep your feet warm, they also have a slip resistant design that give your loved one some extra traction.
If you want your gift to have an even bigger impact, this company allows you to sport a t-shirt or a sweatshirt that lets the world know you’re not taking this cancer nonsense lying down. In addition, they help to fund new and promising treatments that will help patients everywhere. These guys and gals are committed to research and discoveries that “lead to better cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, which means that we can help save lives now.”
One of the most relatable books I have ever read when it comes to this situation. It paints a clear and honest picture of what it’s like to go through a cancer battle.
It perfectly illustrates how cancer changes EVERYTHING, how quickly things escalate once it explodes into your world and how you can find hope even when the future is terrifying and completely unknown.
An honest portrayal that took me back to what it was like during every step of the process; diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and what it feels like when you have fought so hard and done everything right, to hear those horrific words that you’ve spent hours agonizing over… it’s back.
This story of strength, hope and encouragement is an incredible read for anyone going through cancer either as a patient or as a support.
The ultimate gift basket of comfort and warmth. Incredibly warm and soft comfort blanket, an eye mask to reduce light for sensitive eyes, comfortable neck pillow for home or travel, and fluffy socks which are a MUST HAVE when you have cancer.
The whole shebang is housed in a motivational bag that you can use again.
Pajamas are always a good gift for someone with cancer. You spend an incredible amount of time uncomfortable, cold, recovering, exhausted and a comfortable pair of pajamas is pretty much what you live in. Comfort is priceless when cancer is involved.
Warm and comforting clothing that promote rest, relaxation and soothe an aching body. These are the clothes your loved one will be looking for on both the good and the bad days. Pajamas are one of the best Christmas gifts for cancer patients, ever.
Warm, cozy, soft. On those days that you just can’t seem to feel warm enough, this jacket just wraps you in a few layers of comfort and warmth. Thick and cozy, you can wear this around the house or take it into the town.
Warmth and comfort are two things you are always searching for when you’re dealing with cancer. You ALWAYS need extra blankets, extra clothing, extra protection from the cold. This lap wrap is just an added layer of warmth for someone going through this.
Cancer changes everything. Including the ability to walk long distances and have enough energy to do the things you love.
This scooter became my dad’s independence when he lost a lot of his mobility after his diagnosis. We used a wheelchair for a while, but it was incredibly frustrating when he couldn’t do things on his own.
This scooter meant he could take advantage of the good days, plan incredible activities and have enough energy to do them.
Heads up though, my new favorite saying became “slow down, the rest of us are walking!”
A ton of motivation packed into one little t-shirt. Sometimes your ability to feel like you can kick this things ass is in the inspiration that surrounds you. Motivation to keep fighting is literally half the battle with this disease.
Inspiring is the name of the game when it comes to cancer.
Reminders to keep fighting especially on the days that everything sucks is so important.
It’s easy to get caught up in the stress and the feelings of hopelessness that take over on the bad days.
Surround your loved one with the reminder that they can do this with this incredible Christmas gifts for cancer patients.
Inspiring jewelry to keep fighting. This symbol will remind your loved one that they’ve got this. Because knowing that is half the battle with this disease. This necklace is a symbol of the comeback.
There is pure satisfaction wearing anything that lets cancer know you are not going to take this lying down. Let cancer know you plan to fight. And win.
You can personalize these cuffs with something meaningful that will help them keep fighting, ESPECIALLY on the bad days. These bands can carry a personal mantra that will remind them of the warrior they are.
One of the most important ways you can help someone battling cancer is to bring some light and encouragement, especially on the days that suck (P.S. There are a lot of days that suck).
This gift of motivation and empowerment makes a serious statement. Cancer steals your time, your health, and it takes over your mind and anxiety level. ANYTHING that allows you to tell cancer to “F” off, is a great gift idea.
This care package has got you covered! A soft plush throw, soothing teas and an insulated tumbler to keep it warm, honey straws (yup, you read that right). And an inspiring word find with a comfortable pen, because boredom is a pretty big issue with cancer.
This beanie not only keeps your head warm it also plays your favorite music without the need to use headphones. Perfect for playing soothing music during treatment visits.
This murder mystery is the perfect way to focus on someone else’s drama. Something that is totally welcome when all anyone talks about is what’s going on with you. Everything you need to solve an actual murder mystery and focus on someone else’s problems for a while.
This is an amazing game of strategy. The mission is to be the first one to build a set of tracks to your destination. This game is a blast, it’s easy and fun and the whole family will love it. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon and it won’t deplete your energy.
This game is one of my family’s favorites. Be prepared to laugh and yell. This game will get people involved and excited. Laughing is an incredible stress reliever. This is the game to get you started.
Your daily reminder that no matter how bad things seem, “You’ve Got This.” Make a statement with your morning coffee, tea, hot chocolate or maybe even a mug of ginger ale.
The ultimate reminder that you are gonna kick the shit out of this thing. Inspiration and encouragement is such a huge part of this battle. Especially when everything feels hopeless.
Just a few comfort items to make the day better. Scented candles, lip therapy, bath bombs for a soothing bath experience, and castile soap for a natural sensitive clean. All this is housed in a box that speaks volumes about the current situation.
These are true stories from real people who have been diagnosed with cancer and it’s written by a cancer survivor. These stories about hope and what happens when God and cancer collide. Encouragement and inspiration for every day.
Finding peace in the midst of a cancer diagnosis. This book written by a cancer survivor is about finding hope regardless of the current situation. No matter the diagnosis, or prognosis, this book and of course God will help you find peace and comfort in the situation.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is always a hit. And this one is made specifically for people going through cancer.
If your loved one is struggling with the small text on their phone but needs the escape, distraction, and connection to loved ones that a cell phone provides, this is a great option. This smartphone has a bigger screen so it’s easier to read, text, and navigate. They even include an emergency response button that connects you to a certified agent who can get you help when you need it or connect you to a doctor or registered nurse for questions.
Cancer changes the way your body functions, and you spend a TON of time, resting, relaxing and waiting. After a while, staring at a tiny phone starts to really affect your eyes.
The Ipad allows you to do all of the things you would do on your phone (read books, listen to music, watch movies, play games, ect.) but on a bigger scale. And, you can enlarge the text if needed. The Ipad makes for a more comfortable user experience, making this an amazing Christmas gifts for cancer patients.
It’s the “little things” we take for granted every day, that cancer robs from you.
Feeling good enough to do the things you love, rather than wasting day after day at the doctors, or feeling like crap.
If you really want to kick cancer in the teeth, you help them take those “little things” back.
- Pain relief
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