Holiday Gift Guide
When considering a gift for someone battling cancer, it's important to keep it thoughtful and personal. Patients can benefit from even the simplest opportunity to enjoy the season and forget their cancer diagnosis. With a little creativity and a lot of love, you can make this time of year special for her. To help you find the perfect gift, we've pulled together a list of our favorite things.
An adult coloring book and quality set of colored pencils can provide a much needed diversion and creative outlet. A coloring book can also be therapeutic during times of anxiety. We love the Hello Angel Coloring Book Gift Set ($25.00).
For your favorite knitter, this free standing bag has tons of pockets and storage to keep everything she needs in one place. Help her organize and transport her creative projects from appointments with this Stitch Happy Knitting Bag ($29.99).
Perhaps you want to give her a book this holiday season. We recommend choosing one with a light-hearted theme or storyline that lifts her spirits. After all, laughter is the best medicine. Might we recommend this hilarious instant classic, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" ($17.00). The creator of The Mindy Project and Never Have I Ever invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood.
Give the gift of peace and quiet with CozyPhones Wireless Contour Series Sleep Headphones ($16.97). The thin speakers lie flat against her ears, while the band sits comfortably around her head. Best of all, the wireless design means she won’t wake up tangled in cords. She can listen to her favorite podcast, audiobook, playlist, or guided meditation in comfort anywhere.
Dry skin and lips are a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation. Many scents can trigger nausea, so we recommend choosing unscented lotions and lip balms when possible. This Intro Set ($25.00) is the perfect way to get to know Violets Are Blue, a brand created with cancer patients in mind. Their Facial Serum, Face Cleanser, and Lip Balm will give her a true feel for their products.
The holidays can be particularly difficult when she doesn't have the energy to plan or cook meals. Save her time and effort with a meal-prep delivery service such as Freshly, which offers healthy cooked meals straight to her door. Prices start at $8.99 per meal, and meal plans cater to vegetarian, gluten-free, high-protein, and paleo diets. Give the gift of ready-made meals with a gift certificate.
We hope you found this gift guide helpful. If you'd like to give a gift certificate to someone battling breast cancer, from a local wellness provider, please visit our Wellness page for a list of recommended providers. If you know someone that could use extra support this holiday season, please contact Hope for the Journey.