I get asked this question all the time… ‘What should I get someone fighting cancer?’
You want to help. You want to get them something that will ease their discomfort. But you don’t know what that special thing is. It’s tough to know unless you’ve been there yourself. Well, you are in luck – I’ve been there! Let me tell you what someone fighting cancer ACTUALLY wants to receive as a gift.
1) Blanket Scarf
When you are fighting cancer, there is a lot of down time. Many days spent in your bed, resting and recovering for the next round of treatment. A blanket scarf is the perfect gift. Something you can wear out but also doubles as a blanket when you are sitting receiving chemo. This gift is working double time for cancer fighters.
2) The Surviv(her) Book
Fighting cancer can be lonely. It’s so important to connect with other in the same position because they just get it! The Surviv(her) book is a collection of portraits and stories of young women who are fighting cancer. It’s incredibly inspiring and lets every cancer fighter know they are not alone. Better yet – all the proceeds go straight to the Surviv(her) Foundations (a charity that connects survivors and supports research to find a cure).
3) Linen Spray
I wasn’t kidding about those long days resting in bed. It can become intolerable to spend so much time in bed. You feel like you’ll never escape. To keep things fresh and relaxing, try this linen and body spray from Bath Poetry. The calming lavender scent will offer your cancer fighter a peaceful escape.
As practical as it can get. Everyone getting chemotherapy needs a thermometer. Why? When your body is beaten down and immunocompromised by chemotherapy, you won’t display signs of an infection like you would when you are healthy. Sometimes the only clue that your body is fighting a potentially deadly infection, it by your body temperature. Cancer fighters need a thermometer at home, in the car, in your bag – ready to grab wherever you are.
5) The Surviv(her) Box
A gift basket is always nice but you want something that speaks to a cancer fighter - The Surviv(her) box is a perfect fit. This gift box is filled with practical goodies that will offer comfort and a bit of sparkle. Each box comes with a hand-written note from a fellow cancer fighter, offering encouragement and support.
As a cancer fighter you are always searching for something that offers comfortable and allows you to escape from the everyday fight. These items offer just that! Happy shopping.