Gifts for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
You learn that a friend or family member has cancer. Now what? What do you say? How can you help? Often times your questions lead to indecision, or worse, poor decisions. Before you act too fast or not at all, take time to think what your friend or family member may be feeling.
A cancer diagnosis is like being hit by a train, followed by being lost in the woods. Fear. Anger. Frustration. Confusion. Offering your support is important. But all too often the expression of support takes on the common rallying cry of fight, fight and fight. And while encouraging your friend to be strong, and fight on may be a good message for some, others hear it as an oversimplification. Confronting cancer is certainly not as simple as being a good warrior.
Many studies have found that cancer patients with strong emotional support do better through their treatment and have a more positive outlook. People with cancer need support from friends and family. Expressing your support, especially when your friend or family member lives far away can be difficult. Knowing what to do is not easy. The American Cancer Society has many resources. Here is a link to a printable booklet, “How to Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer.” And remember, sometimes just a note, email, text or call with the simple message of “ I’m so sorry you are sick” has the biggest impact of all.
At Cancer Gifts, we have collected a selection of options appropriate for most any cancer patient. Our gifts are carefully selected and assembled, and sent with love and a prayer. It would be our honor to help you help your friend or loved one.
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Hand-Painted Heart Canvas - by Becky Blades$34
Becky Blades is an entrepreneur, artist, strategist, mentor, civic leader, and an author on creative, adventurous living. The partners of Care Center Gifts met with Becky to collaborate on gift ideas that would incorporate the beauty of original art with the power of heartfelt wishes. Becky created these beautiful hand-painted hearts on 5" x 5" canvas, and we are thrilled to introduce these original works of art to you, as our first product in our Sincerely Yours collection. Nothing says caring quite like a heart. What a beautiful way to send a gift that matters.
Men's Chemo Comfort and Care Package$114
A magnificent choice for any man undergoing chemotherapy as part of his treatment. This chemotherapy gift is meant to comfort. This gift starts with inspiration for his feet. “I am Strong” socks by notes to self® offer a positive message. A cozy beanie to keep him warm, and a great selection of unscented skin care products are included ~ lotion, soap and lip balm. For nausea relief, Peppermint tea and a container of flavorful Queasy Drops will be welcome treats. Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do will provide valuable information needed to get through treatment. Add an aluminum water bottle, a deck of playing cards, hand sanitizer spray and package it all together in a large black duffel bag to complete this remarkable gift for chemo patients.
Women's Chemotherapy Gift Tote$120
A magnificent choice for any woman undergoing chemotherapy as part of her treatment. This chemo care package is meant to comfort, so we start with an amazingly soft plush fleece throw, a pair of wonderful hydrating socks and a warm beanie. A nice selection of unscented skin care products are included ~ lotion, soap, and lip balm. For nausea relief, Peppermint tea and a container of flavorful Queasy Drops will be welcome treats. Two books written specifically for cancer patients, There's No Place Like Hope, and Hope - The Good Life will provide inspiration and help, in addition to Pausivity, an elegant gift for anyone who needs a little relaxation. Add a unique foldable water bottle, a headwrap and package it all together in a lovely black & cream tote bag to complete this remarkable gift for chemotherapy patients. Fleece throw available in four colors.
Comfort for Mommy and Her Little Patient$105
This care package offers comfort to both the little patient with cancer and his or her special caregiver – Mommy! For the little patient, we’ve included a soft and cozy cancer awareness teddy bear, Guess How Much I Love You lotion, and Mommy's Kisses, a fun animal shaped hot/cold pack to give relief to boo-boos. For mommy, you’ll give her soft hydrating socks, vanilla bean lotion and lip balm, a Courage journal to inspire creativity during quiet times of the day, and Calming stress relief tea for relaxation. They will both enjoy mommy reading the Guess How Much I Love You book, snuggled in a large, cozy fleece blanket. The package is carefully assembled in a drawstring backpack, perfect to pack up for long days of treatment. This gift is appropriate for little patients up to 5 years old. Please select boy or girl below, and we’ll customize to the appropriate gender for the backpack and fleece blanket.
Heartfelt Wishes Bedside Art$19
Sometimes a note, email, text or call with the simple message of “ I’m so sorry you are sick” has the biggest impact of all. If you are looking for a little something to go along with your personal note, consider this 2" x 2" original hand-painted bedside heart – easel included. Becky Blades, an entrepreneur, artist, strategist, mentor, civic leader and an author on creative, adventurous living, partnered with Care Center Gifts to collaborate on gift ideas that would incorporate the beauty of original art with the power of heartfelt wishes. Nothing says caring quite like a heart. (Limited quantity on sale now for $19.)
"Be You. Every Day." Wooden Sign – Orange$22
The one-of-a-kind, hand-painted wooden sign is 8" x 2", and will stand nicely near a bedside or on a shelf. The sign – with a positive message of “Be You. Every Day.” – will serve as a constant reminder to your loved one that cancer does not define him or her, and it will simply brighten up any room!
"Be You. Every Day." Wooden Sign – Teal$22
This one-of-a-kind, hand-painted wooden sign is 8" x 2", and will stand nicely near a bedside or on a shelf. The sign – with a positive message of “Be You. Every Day.” – will serve as a constant reminder to your loved one that cancer does not define him or her, and it will simply brighten up any room!
Mother's Day Heart Canvas$34
We have the perfect gift to show your love and appreciation for a mother dear to you this Mother's Day. Becky Blades – an entrepreneur, artist, author and mother – partnered with Care Center Gifts to create a work of art that incorporates the beauty of original art with the power of heartfelt wishes. These beautiful hand-painted hearts on 5" x 5" canvas are a beautiful way send a gift that matters this Mother's Day.
Women's Strength and Courage Basket$85
"Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt. This basket is a thoughtful gift to give a cancer patient you love to remind her she is both strong and courageous. This personal gift starts with an original Hand Painted Heart Canvas by Becky Blades with a personalized message. Hope – The Good Life is a book filled with help, hope and inspiration. A Journal and Courage Pen are included to inspire writing and creativity during quiet times of the day. Peppermint tea to ease nausea can be enjoyed in our wonderful Courage Mug. Our unscented skin care lotion and all-natural Strength lip balm will soothe and hydrate. Add a magnet and bookmark to offer encouragement, package it in a galvanized tub, to complete this loving gift for her.
Women's Radiation Gift Tote$120
A comforting gift for any woman undergoing radiation treatment. This package starts with a luxuriously soft, oversized shawl and a pair of the World’s Softest Socks. A nice selection of products are included to hydrate and soothe ~ unscented skin care lotion and lip balm, an aluminum water bottle and calming tea. A book written specifically for cancer patients, Hope - The Good Life will provide inspiration. Add a journal, pen, Healing CD and inspirational magnet, and package it in a lovely black and cream tote bag, perfect for trips to the doctor or hospital, to complete this supportive gift for radiation patients.
Chemo Care Package for Young Patients, Age 7-12$85
Encourage and comfort a child during chemo treatment with a bag full of goodies. This gift is packaged in a great drawstring backpack. An adorable heatable/freezeable bear is a perfect companion to snuggle with at home and in the hospital. We’ve added a pair of the World’s Softest Socks for comfort during treatment, and your patient can bring along playing cards to stay entertained during long days at the doctor’s office. CREATE! is a great sketchbook and journal, with unique activities, and is just right for jotting down feelings and inspiring creativity. A box of Queasy Pop lollipops will help reduce nausea, and the cocoa is a nice warm treat. To round out this care package, we have added a beanie, lip balm, an inspiration stone, an encouragement wristband, and a fun squeeze ball! This gift is appropriate for girls and boys ages 7-12. Please select boy or girl below, and we’ll customize to the appropriate gender for the backpack, socks and beanie.
Men’s Strength and Courage Care Package$75
"Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt. This care package is a thoughtful gift to remind him he is both strong and courageous. This gift starts with inspiration for his feet! “I am Strong” socks offer a positive message and are a great reminder of his strength. Be Strong, a hardcover book with courageous and compassionate quotes to remind him he is never alone, is included, along with a bookmark. A Courage Journal and Pen will inspire writing and creativity during quiet times of the day. A variety of tea to ease nausea and anxiety can be enjoyed in our wonderful Courage Mug. Our unscented skin care lotion and all-natural Strength lip balm will soothe and hydrate, making, this loving gift complete for him.
Friendship Heals Gift Basket$47
“We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.” – Caroline Norton Friendship is a journey we take with those we hold dear to us. When a friend feels lost with a cancer diagnosis and needs your support more than ever, send this meaningful gift. It starts with a journal and pen to inspire creativity during quiet times of the day. Friends are Good, a book offering encouragement and inspiration with positive quotations, is included. Comfort food, including soup, with a mug, and cookies, will soothe and ease nausea. Playing cards can be taken to treatments and spent playing with friends. Add Strength lip balm to hydrate, a Courage stone and a magnet to complete this gift of love and friendship.
Humor Heals for Little Patients and Parents Too$88
Share the treasured gift of laughter with a child! Because, after all, laughter is the best medicine. This care package starts with The Tickle Monster Kit, which includes a book and Tickle Monster mitts with holes in the fingertips to make it easy for parents to turn pages while tickling. Parents read aloud and do the tickling, while their children squirm and giggle with delight. We’ve added Mommy's Kisses, a fun animal shaped hot/cold pack, to provide relief to boo-boos, a box of Queasy Pops lollipops to help reduce nausea and a fun squishy stress ball to put smile on your little patient’s face. For the parent, we’ve included a Laugh mug, along with a variety of tea, and a small tote to pack snacks and activities for long days at the hospital or doctor’s office. This care package is appropriate for young patients up to 6 years old.
Men's Radiation Comfort and Care Package$114
A comforting gift for any man undergoing radiation treatment. This gift is meant to comfort, so we start with an amazingly soft plush fleece throw and a pair of thick soft socks. A great selection of product are included to soothe and hydrate – unscented skin care lotion and lip balm, calming tea and an aluminum water bottle. A book written specifically for cancer patients, Be Strong will provide inspiration. Add a journal, pen, Healing CD and inspirational magnet, and package it all together in a large drawstring backpack, ideal for visits to the doctor or hospital, to complete this supportive gift for radiation patients.
Tween | Teen Chemo Care Package$58
This is the perfect care package to send your love and offer comfort to a tween or teen with cancer. Our gift is packaged with love in a useful drawstring backpack and includes an aluminum water bottle. We’ve included a journal and pen to inspire creativity and writing during quiet times of the day. To ease nausea, your young patient will receive a box of Queasy Pops and soup, along with a mug. For added comfort during treatments, we’ve included a pair of World’s Softest Soft socks. We complete this chemo care package with cookies, Strength lip balm and a fun stress ball. This gift is appropriate for tween and teen girls and boys. Please select boy or girl below and we’ll customize to the appropriate gender for the backpack and socks.
Humor Heals Gift Basket$72
Just what the doctor ordered! Reader's Digest Laughter is the best Medicine - Laugh-Out-Loud collection is a great uplifting gift for a cancer patient. A hat proclaiming that Cancer Sucks says it all! A bright mug, squishy stress ball, and funny bookmark provide a humorous break. A package of flavorful Queasy Pops is included for nausea relief. Packaged in a great metal bucket and topped off with a notepad and pen, cocoa, gourmet cookies, and lip balm makes this funny cancer gift perfect for any cancer patient.
Hope and Courage Gift Basket$75
Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation. Courage: strength to persevere and withstand difficulty. The items in this cancer gift basket were chosen to encourage those qualities. There's No Place Like HOPE is a book filled with help, hope and inspiration. The attractive hardcover journals ~ Be Awesome Today for women and COURAGE for men ~ have plenty of room to record thoughts and wishes with our great Courage pen. A variety of teas chosen to ease nausea, calm nerves and relieve anxiety can be enjoyed in our wonderful Courage Mug. Add our gourmet cookies for a relaxing break. The all-natural Strength lip balm will soothe dry lips, the window cards offer daily encouragement and the inspiration stone reinforces hope with a positive message. For an additional $19, you can include a Heartfelt Wishes Bedside Art canvas with a "A Courageous Heart is a Work of Art." message, to add an additional personal touch to your care package.
Skin Care Gift Set$39
The ultimate skin care gift! Nourish, moisturize and soothe skin with products infused with wholesome goat's milk, full of restorative proteins, vitamins and minerals. The products are unscented as recommended for cancer patients. This Gift Set, packaged carefully in a sweet heart basket, includes a 8.5 oz. pump moisturizing lotion, 12 oz. body wash, 2 oz. hand cream, and vanilla bean lip balm. A perfect gift for someone with cancer or a great caregiver gift.
Made to Order
Gifts are carefully hand assembled with love and care. You can choose colors and styles, add-on items or even create a custom basket. Gifts will arrive from Care Center Gifts LLC and be shipped 1- 2 business days after receipt of order. USPS Priority or Express Mail delivery available. For non USA addresses, please see our Shipping Policy.
Thank you so much for making such a wonderful gift and getting it to my friend quickly. He and his family loved all of it and it was a total surprise. I will definitely recommend your website to everyone I know. Alisa.
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Why Cancer Gifts?
All our gift baskets offer hope, encouragement and comfort, as well as inspire healing and recovery for people going through the turmoil of cancer. These gift baskets are a great way to touch someone fighting an immense battle, and to quietly show them your love and support. To read more, see About Us.