If you have a friend or loved one that’s fighting or living with cancer, you might need a little Christmas gift inspiration. As well as your love and time, there are a few other things out there you can give which could make life easier and more enjoyable for someone with cancer.
If you’re really not sure what to get, it’s always a good idea to ask someone if there’s anything they want or need. But, if you would rather keep your gift under wraps – literally – then read on.
Here, we’ve put together a list of gifts with the specific idea of improving the quality of life for someone undergoing treatment for cancer.
Christmas Gift Baskets for Cancer Patients
For most of us, Christmas is a celebration that’s focused around family and friends. Gift giving is usually a part of the celebrations, yet it can be hard to figure out the perfect present for someone who may be going through a challenging time.
Gift baskets and bundles are one of our personal favourites. Instead of one big gift, you get a selection of treats that can be personalised to whoever you’re gifting it too.
The following gift bundles would suit anyone who’s going through cancer treatment including chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
If you’re looking for a thoughtful but practical gift this Christmas, we may have found the answer. Our Essential Christmas Bundle has been put together specifically to help fight some of the side effects of cancer and treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This includes common symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, headaches, hot flushes and eye strain.
The bundle includes:
Finding it hard to get comfy when you’re reading or using your tablet? You’re not alone! Luckily the iBeani makes it easy. The ingenious, comfy bean bag design allows you to read when sitting or laying down. Simply position it at the angle you want, and you’re ready to go! As well as coming in a variety of different patterns, it has a handy side pocket to keep reading glasses, the TV remote or other things you want within arms reach.
This handy gel eye mask can soothe headaches, hot flushes, eye strain and puffy skin. It can be refrigerated for an extra cooling boost or used on its own, before, during or after treatment.
The calming, soothing aroma of this rollerball will transport you to a peaceful, more focused place. To feel the effects, simply roll onto your temples, wrists and other pressure points around your body, sit back and take 5 minutes to breathe in the relaxing scent. Keep this blend of natural essential oils on your bedside table or pop them in your pocket or handbag when you’re on the go.
Find out more about the Essentials Christmas Bundle here.
All of the items in the Christmas Super Bundle have been put together especially for women experiencing some of the side effects that cancer treatment can cause.
Not everyone experiences the same side effects, however, symptoms such as headaches, hot flushes, difficulty sleeping and hair loss are some of the most common. Each of the items in the Women’s Christmas Bundle is specially chosen to help soothe some of these side effects, helping you or your loved one feel more confident and comfortable.
The set includes:
The iBeani makes it easy to get comfortable in any place or position when using your tablet or reading your book. As well as coming in a variety of different patterns, it has a handy side pocket to keep reading glasses, the TV remote or other things you want to keep within arms reach.
Cancer treatment can often cause some form of hair loss, thinning or brittle hair, but that doesn’t mean you stop caring about looking stylish. This elegant, super soft, breathable fabric features an elegant runched style that helps to keep your scalp and head comfortable, whilst still looking good. The anti-bacterial properties of bamboo also help to protect your skin from infection.
This Wooden Bean Bag Tray makes rest days more comfortable. The squishy beanbag cushion topped with a handy tray makes it easier to write, eat, draw or take part in hobbies and crafts. Sitting and laying down isn’t always as relaxing as it sounds, especially when you have other aches and pains. This tray helps you to get comfy and make the most out of your rest days.
Struggling to relax at night? Boost your chances of getting a good nights sleep by using natural essential oils in a gentle moisturising balm to soothe, calm and relax. Simply rub a small amount onto your temples, wrists, collarbone or other pressure points around your body, sit back, take a deep breath and relax.
Find out more about the Women’s Christmas Bundle here.
It can be hard to find the right gift for someone who is going through a difficult time, but if you or a loved one is living with cancer or going through treatment, Christmas is the perfect opportunity to make a difference.
The Christmas Super Bundle can be for anyone but has been put together specifically with men in mind. It’s a collection of quality, hand-picked gifts all carefully designed to help improve the life of someone living with cancer, going through treatment or recovery.
This is one of our favourites and one of the most popular gifts in the bundle. The iBeani makes it easy to get comfortable in any place or position when using your tablet or reading your book. It comes in a choice of materials and includes a handy side pocket to keep reading glasses, the TV remote or anything else you want to keep close by.
The smart design and super soft, moisture wicking, breathable fabric help to keep your scalp and head comfortable, whilst still looking good. The anti-bacterial material also helps to keep your skin free from infection.
Sitting and laying down isn’t always as relaxing as it sounds, especially when you have other aches and pains. This tray makes your rest days more productive and comfortable by making it easier to write, eat, draw or take part in hobbies and crafts.
Rub a small amount on your pressure points to help you get a good nights sleep. A blend of natural essential oils in a gentle moisturising balm soothes, calms and relaxes before, during and after you go to bed. The handy tin is perfect to keep on your bedside table or pop in your pocket when you’re on the go.
Find out more about the Men’s Christmas Bundle here.
The Ultimate Christmas Bundle contains all of our favourite and most popular gifts for anyone who is living with cancer or going through treatment. Everything in this bundle has been recommended by experts and members of our community.
Get comfortable anywhere when using your tablet or reading your book. Positioning your body at unnatural or uncomfortable angles can cause eye strain, joint pain and other unwelcome aches. Luckily, the iBeani sits where you want it to, meaning you can too! Simply pop your tablet or book onto the iBeani, get into a comfy position and store anything essential like tablets, your phone or the TV remote in the handy side pocket.
Canplan assists and encourages cancer patients and caregivers who are dealing with the daily battles of cancer. It’s an all-in-one tool created by someone who’s experienced the journey of helping her mother through cancer treatment. Sometimes, we can all feel overwhelmed and disorganised when facing a difficult challenge. This planner can help you feel more in control, encouraged and motivated during cancer treatment, or helping someone else on that journey.
Cancer, its symptoms and treatments can cause aches and pains in the muscles and joints. The Aroma Home Body Wrap helps to soothe and relax an achy body. Made with 100% pure cotton, this body wrap is filled with natural flax and lavender seeds to create a therapeutic wrap that can be used hot or cold. The soothing body wrap is designed to fit comfortably around the neck, over a shoulder, wrapped around an arm or leg, across the stomach or around the lower back.
Many cancer treatments can cause side effects from aching muscles, fatigue and difficulty sleeping to dry, sensitive or itchy skin. This set of our 5 favourite luxury body care balms provide relief for all of those common symptoms. Infused with natural essential oils and plant-based moisturising ingredients, each of the balms is gentle on your skin, whilst soothing, moisturising, relaxing or energising as and when you need it. All of the balms come in handy tins, perfect when you’re on the go.
Find out more about the Ultimate Christmas Bundle here
We hope this article has given you the inspiration you need, and that you find a Christmas present that’s right for you or your loved one. If you’d like to find out more about gifts and products for someone living with cancer or a long-term illness, please take a look at our full range of gifts for cancer patients, or ask our Live Better With Community.