Buying gifts for someone with cancer this Christmas? We can help! Introducing our series of Gift Guides, to help with symptoms and side effects of living with cancer.
Today is the launch of our Mighty Men Gift Guide – for the man in your life going through cancer.
When a loved one gets cancer, it’s hard to find the right words to say, let alone the right things to give to them during this time.
While it may be tempting to purchase that new handbag they’ve had their eye on for a while, or their team’s latest football kit, remember to give Christmas gifts that someone having cancer treatment can use right away to help ease symptoms and side effects.
The gifts in our Live Better With Christmas Gift Guides are all designed to make the cancer experience easier, no matter what type of cancer your loved one is living with.
Cancer gifts for men
1. iBeani: If the man in your life if spending a lot of time recovering at home, the iBeani E-Reader and Tablet Cushion could be the perfect gift for him. The iBeani cushion will allow him to use his tablet or e-reader without the pain or discomfort of holding a device for ages. No more achy hands or wrists!
2. PICC Line Cover: These PICC line covers help eliminate some of the challenges of having a PICC line by making it easier to securely cover the line without having to worry about exposure to outside agents. The cover includes a mesh window which allows both airflow and visibility to the PICC line, allowing for any changes in the appearance to be seen as soon as possible.
3. Lyonsleaf skincare: Skincare products don’t usually make it to the top of men’s Christmas list, but when they’re having chemotherapy or radiotherapy, the treatment can take a toll on their skin. It’s vital that they keep the skin soothed and nourished. The Lyonsleaf skincare range is all made from natural ingredients and free from chemicals. Jam-packed with essential oils, they have inflammatory properties and are ideal for dry, itchy and sensitive skin.
4. Gin Gins Ginger Chews: With so much festive grub on offer, it would be a shame if nausea got in the way of enjoying a Christmas feast. Gin Gins Ginger Chews are natural, delicious and most importantly, help get rid of nausea caused by chemotherapy.
5. Nioxin System 2: Nioxin is an award-winning range formulated to help strengthen thin hair and increase the hair density. The system is also designed to refresh the scalp and provide SPF 15 protection.
6. Queasy Drops: Perfect while on the go, Queasy Drops act via aromatherapy and taste receptors to inhibit negative tastes and calm the tummy, providing a soothing and calming sensation. Queasy Drops can also alleviate dry mouth and provide quick calories for someone who may not be eating enough.
7. Men’s Bold Beanie: Swap the dodgy Christmas jumper for a useful and stylish beanie hat. Made from cotton, they’re very breathable and perfect to wear on their own or as a liner under woolly hats and helmets.
8. Queasy Pops: All the great benefits of Queasy Drops – but on a stick!
9. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World: Give the gift of mindfulness this Christmas with the Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre.
Think you know someone who could use some present shopping inspiration? Use the long graphic below to share this gift guide on social media, email it to a friend, or even print it out and stick it on your fridge as a hint to the Christmas elves.