What are your suggestions for gift ideas for a newly diagnosed cancer patient?
When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I was so shocked and all at sea I had no clue what kind of gift would have been meaningful to me at that time.
Now from the other side of the cancer shore I am much more savvy about the type of gift that is truly thoughtful and meaningful to a person about to undergo cancer treatment.
From beautiful silk scarves and warm comfy blankets for chemotherapy, to organizing a cleaning service for the home, there are so many useful gifts you can give.
I’d like to put together a list of gifts for a loved one with cancer and I’d like your help to do so.
What are some of the best gifts you received or that you wish you had received when you were going through cancer treatment?
Leave a comment below and let me know.
Looking forward to reading your responses.
A box of comfort – tissues, unscented soap and moisturiser, sucky sweets, tissues, something to read.
Hi Sarah – thank you so much for these practical suggestions
One of my neighbours came round once a week, took a load of washing, brought it back clean and folded. I had 2 small children. That made such a difference. But it’s not something you could wrap up!
This is perfect Sarah!
most useful gift came from my teenage sons after I was put into instant menopause (ug) … a “pearl” necklace I keep in the freezer and put on when I start to heat up, still using 3 years out. And a box of 20 beautiful fans (the kind where your wrist does all the work!)…enough for every spot in the house for quick access
Hi Lisa – how lovely to hear from you. I love these suggestions!
Comfy jammies, books and candles were a few of my favorite things to receive. And, of course, food. Any kind. Cooking is a chore and a warm (or cold) food item is so appreciated by the entire family. Sweet treats too. Also, a cozy fleece-type blanket will likely be appreciated. I would’ve loved a journal or pretty notebook for writing thoughts, making lists, writing reminders in or whatever. That’s probably my #1 suggestion.
Great suggestions Nancy – many thanks for taking the time to comment