2019 Hopeful Holiday Gift Guide Part 1
If the holidays snuck up on you this year, leaving you stressed about finding the perfect presents for your friends, family and co-workers, never fear. Let us help you relieve some of that holiday stress with our handy holiday gift guide for the cancer patients in your life.
Cancer is a complex disease and every patient’s experience is different. Here is an assortment of gift ideas for patients at various points of the cancer journey:
For new cancer patients
Getting a cancer diagnosis for the first time launches patients into scary, unknown territory. Well-meaning friends and family may want to provide help or gifts to the patient, but at first, the patient might not even fully understand they’ll need as they begin down this challenging path. For new cancer patients, who may be feeling alone, lost and unsure, here are some great gifts to let them know you care and show support in the face of their uncertainty.
The Welcome to The Club
gift box from Humankind Box
includes fun and useful items that every new cancer patient needs like natural deodorant, which is recommended for patients going through treatment, a pill case for meds, luxurious face masks, a meal planner and more. Use promo code COHGIFT for 20% off your first box!
Whether for a hospital stay or a brief chemo appointment, this Rockland Luggage Rolling Suitcase
is easy to maneuver and big enough to pack any games, books, journals, crafts or electronics you’ve brought along to pass the time.
To help process the difficult and confusing feelings cancer patients go through, gifting a journal
or coloring book
allows patients to find some emotional release during a scary time.
For cancer patients undergoing surgery
For many cancer patients, surgery is the best option to treat their cancer, and potentially even cure it. But surgery can be disruptive to one’s body and routine. Healing requires a lot of rest and downtime, so here are some items to make recovering from surgery as comfortable as possible.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet
is small enough to take everywhere, so patients can access social media, check email, play games, watch TV, listen to music and more.
And, as always, a good old fashioned gift card always works for cancer patients, regardless of their diagnosis, age or stage. Give your recipient the opportunity to whatever it is that will make him or her happiest this holiday season.