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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Someone With Cancer.

If you have no idea where to start looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for cancer patients, we've compliled them all right here...
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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. 

Hot Cherry Therapeutic Pillow

red suede Hot Cherry Pillow

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.

You can check out Hot Cherry pillows here…  

Just Don’t Send Flowers

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.  

You can check out Just Don’t Send Flowers here…

Just Don’t Send Flowers (for men)

Just don't send flowers I feel like shit kit for men.

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.   

You can learn more about this gift basket here…

Cancer Warrior/Beyond Flowers and Food

Image of a woman using the contents of the cancer warrior gift basket. Wearing wonder woman socks, drinking from waterbottle, while covered by an amazing fuzzy blanket healing stones and other gift items are on the floor beside her.

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.

You can check out everything included in the Cancer Warrior Package here…

Send Warm Comfort

Image of soothing neck wrap and inspiring mug.

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.

You can check out the send warm comfort package here…

Send a little Inspiration

Unstoppable bracelet, you're awesome pop up cards

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.

You can grab the send a little Inspiration gift here…

I Choose Trust Bible Study

Image of whats included in the I choose trust bible study.

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.  

You can learn how with the I Choose Trust Bible Study here…

Cancer UK Christmas Gifts 

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.  

You can see all that The Cancer Research UK shop has to offer here…

Janska Fleece MocSocks Red

Socks with a rubber bottom for more stabilty and feet protection

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.  

You can check out these socks here…

Stand Up to Cancer

Black Tshirt with white fadeout that says stand up to cancer

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.”

You can support Stand Up to Cancer here…

I Quit: Facing Cancer with Faith, Family & Friends Kindle Edition

Cover of I quit- facing cancer with faith family and friends

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.

You can grab I Quit:  Facing Cancer With Faith, Family and Friends here… 

5-Piece Warm Hugs Positive Energy Healing Thoughts

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.

You can check out this motivational gift bag here…

PajamaGram Soft Fleece Pajamas

Womans pajamas that look like loungewear and can be worn out of the house.

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.

You can grab these pajamas here…

Ekouaer Men’s Pajama Set Long Sleeve Pjs Set

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.

You can check out these mens pajamas here…

Janska Fleece Easy Wear Jacket

Incredibly warm fleece sweatshirt.

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.

You can read more about the Fleece Easy Wear Jacket…  

Janska Fleece Lap Wrap

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.  

You can check out more about the lap wrap here…

Phoenix Travel Scooter

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!”

You can check out a travel scooter here…

Stronger Than Cancer T-Shirt

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.

You can check out this inspiring shirt here…

Losing Is Not An Option Hoodie

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. 

You can check out more inspirational gear here…

Recovery necklace

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.

You can check out this recovery necklace here…

Beat Cancer Socks

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 check out the socks here…

Joycuff Inspirational Jewelry

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.

You can check out Joycuff Inspirational Jewelry here…

Handmade Cross with Courage Message 

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).

You can check out the homemade cross here…

Dear Cancer You Picked The Wrong Bitch

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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.

You can check out this motivational cup here…

Get Well Gifts Care Package 

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. 

You can read more about the care package here…

Bluetooth Beanie for Men 

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.  

You can check out this bluetooth beanie here…

Hunt A Killer Death at The Dive Bar, Immersive Murder Mystery Game 

Hunt A Killer Death at The Dive Bar, Immersive Murder Mystery Game -Take on the Unsolved Case as an Independent Challenge, for Date Night or with Family & Friends as Detectives for Game Night, Age 14+

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.

You can check out death at the dive bar here…

Ticket to Ride United States of America Map

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.

You can grab Ticket to Ride here…

Fill or Bust Great Card and Dice Game

Bowman Games Fill or Bust Great Card and Dice Game

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.  

You can grab Fill or Bust here…

Inspirational Coffee Mugs for Women

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.  

You can check out this motivation mug here…

Dear Ava Sympathy Gift Necklace: Illness, Cancer, Chemo, Thinking of You Encouragement

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. 

You can check out the recovery necklace…

Dear Ava Sympathy Gift Box  

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.  

You can check out the Dear Ava box here…

50 Days of Hope: Daily Inspiration for Your Journey through Cancer

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.  

You can grab 50 Days of Hope here…

Peace in the Face of Cancer

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.

You can find Peace in the Face of Cancer here…

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support & Love

Chicken Soup for the Soul is always a hit.  And this one is made specifically for people going through cancer.

You can get this Chicken Soup for the soul here…

Jitterbug 3 Smartphone

Navigation screen of the jitterbug smartphone

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.  

You can grab the Jitterbug Smartphone here…


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.

  • Comfort
  • Pain relief
  • Relaxation
  • Confidence
  • Encouragement
  • Normalcy

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…

You can check out the IPad here…

P.S.  If you have a friend, neighbor, or someone you work with who has been diagnosed with cancer and you want to do something meaningful for the family but you have no idea what to do or how to proceed… The Support Squad Care Kit: 13 Genuine Ways to Help a Family with Cancer is packed full of thoughtful and practical ways that ANYONE can do.

Because when you ask a family with cancer “do you need anything?”, they’ll almost always say no.  Why?

  • They have NO clue what they need, how you can help, or what would make this any easier for them.  
  • They’re drowning in this situation trying to manage a complicated, terrifying diagnosis and it’s hard to see anything beyond that. 

These are useful ways to help that will give the family the extra support they need without having to figure out a lot of complicated details.

You Can Grab the Support Squad Care Kit: 13 Genuine Ways to Help a Family with Cancer for Free Here….

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