It’s the dreaded news no one wants to hear or speak. But, sadly, many of us have experience — either personally or a loved one — with cancer. It can be such a lonely road to walk, even with friends and family walking right alongside you. And sometimes it’s hard to know how to help, what to do, or what to give. We’ve shared helpful ideas for what to do in this post but today we’re specifically sharing thoughtful gifts for cancer patients.
You’ll notice a theme to these gifts, too. They’re ways to remind loved ones that they have people in their corner, and provide a sense of comfort and warmth (from the tips of their toes to their head, and their hearts!). We hope this list helps as you navigate how best to care for your loved one, and gives them strength during such a trying time.
Keep in mind too that many cancer patients have dietary restrictions and are prone to discomfort (especially during chemotherapy and radiation), so if you’re ever unsure of what to give we’d recommend reaching out to a family member. They’ll be sure to point you in the right direction.
We also have gift ideas for children recovering from surgery if you’re looking for something child-friendly to give. If you’ve had a cancer diagnosis, please share in the comments below what was helpful and meaningful to you and your family. And, please remember: Every cancer diagnosis is different. As you look through these gifts, remember that you know your loved one best and know what they need or would like.