Looking to buy a small something for a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer? Or maybe it’s something for yourself? Here are some suggestions. Some of these gifts for breast cancer patients are practical, some to inspire, some are just whimsical and fun.
Practical Gifts for Breast Cancer Patients
I’m a practical person and tend to give practical gifts. Here are some that will help breast cancer patients to get through their treatment
Breast Cancer Recovery Robe
So many of the practical robes and drain holders are, well, let’s say ”clinical”. This lovely robe will not only help with transporting the horrible drains around after surgery, it will help to make her feel feminine too.
The Breast Cancer Survival Guide
When I was first diagnosed I wanted every bit of information I could get my hands on. But we all know that Googling can lead to all sorts of false, misleading or just down right scary stuff. Here is a book filled with practical and useful information from an oncologist. It doesn’t have all the answers, but it will be a useful starting point to understanding many of the terms and the treatment options available.
It can be many months after surgery before it’s painless to wear a seatbelt while in the car. Every bump can put pressure on an area that is sore and healing. This is a great practical solution that will help to protect the breast area after surgery to make those inevitable car rides more comfortable. Also comes in a blue design too.
CanPlan Cancer Planner
Any cancer patient will tell you there is a whirlwind of appointments, scans, treatments, and results. This planner is a fabulous way to keep track of everything all in one place. It provides hints and tips along the way, and takes into account a holistic approach to recovery. Also good for caregivers that are helping cancer patients.
As a sign of the times we are living in, we all need face masks. Cancer patients need them even more, especially if undergoing chemo and have a lower immunity. There are dozens of great designs available, here is just one suggestion. Browse around to find more.
Breast Cancer Medical Alert Bracelet
One of the side effects of breast cancer treatment is the inability to have needles or BP taken from the affected side as it’s a lymphedema risk. It’s a good idea to wear a medical alert bracelet to let medical personnel know if unable to tell them. It’s also a good reminder for those of us who tend to forget when we go to medical appointments too!
This bracelet actually has a number of options from he wording, from diabetes to pacemakers to epilepsy, so it could be bought for lots of conditions
I could not find this exact bracelet on Amazon AU, but click here for a different one
Fun Gifts for Breast Cancer Patients
Here are some gift ideas that are simply fun! Hopefully they will bring a smile to the face of the recipient and they will know you are thinking of them.
Hallmark Christmas Ornament 2020
Here’s a beautiful keepsake, the angel of harmony, to decorate the Christmas tree. Not only is it a lovely collectible, $2 from every sale goes towards breast cancer research.
Funko Pop! DC Heroes: Breast Cancer Awareness – Wonder Woman
These popular collectibles now come in breast cancer style! Look out for Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and Harley Quinn
Click here to purchase on Amazon US
Breast Cancer Charm
Does your breast cancer recipient have a charm bracelet? There are some really beautiful charms available that are fun and cute. Here’s just one example.
Stand out & show support in the gym or when walking or even just lounging around at home. These great yoga pants come with added tummy control and an external pocket. There are three different patterns available.
Pura Vida Breast Cancer Bracelet
This simple but pretty token is a great way to let a breast cancer patient know you are thinking about them.
What a great idea for stress relief! Your recipient will love having this doll to take frustrations out on – and there are so many things during the breast cancer experience that are frustrating! It’s also a bonus that 50% of the proceeds go to cancer treatment programs.
F*ck Cancer: A Swear Word Adult Colouring Book For Cancer Patients & Survivors
This one won’t be for everyone, but some people will love the stress relief of colouring in these fabulous inspirational quotes or just plain curses! Sometimes venting the frustrations with a few bad words can be very therapeutic!
Inspirational Gifts for Breast Cancer Patients
A few words of wisdom or an inspirational quote can be all it takes to turn a negative thought into a positive one. Having some of these quotes around on everyday items is a great reminder that we’ve got this!
Give a gift with a bit of attitude to lift up and inspire the recipient. I love sayings that defy cancer and create a positive mind set. It’s a fun reminder to keep on fighting.
I’m a Survivor Mug
One can never have too many mugs, so if in doubt, this is a great choice for a gift. I love the saying too, it should cheer up any breast cancer survivor.
We Don’t Know how Strong we are T-Shirt
This was my mantra during my tough days! It was a reminder that I was strong, and I had no other option. This is the perfect t-shirt to inspire! It’s also available in some different colours to support different conditions.
When Life Gives You Lemons: An Inspirational Memoir of a Breast Cancer Survivor
There are so many inspirational memoirs written by breast cancer survivors and it’s great to know that others have been there before you and won the fight
Gifts for Friends and Family
If you are a friend, family member, or looking to support a breast cancer patient, here are some great ideas for gifts for yourself or others doing the same.
Tough Guys Wear Pink T-Shirt
This youths t-shirt is great for the boys in the family to show their support for Mum, Grandma, Aunt or friend. Also available in pink and dark grey.
I Wear Pink for Someone Special T-shirt
These are great for the girl squad! Show your support for the breast cancer warrior in your family or friends. Available in black, grey and white too
Physical items are nice to receive and will be appreciated, but one thing every breast cancer patient would love is the chance to build memories, have a new experience, to see something new, to go on holiday, to enjoy something with her family. Here are some ideas for things you can buy to help her achieve that.
Get Your Guide Gift Voucher
Get Your Guide has thousands of experiences and things to do all over the world. You can choose to gift a particular experience, or you can pick up a gift voucher and allow the recipient to decide what they would like to do.
AirBnB Gift Voucher
Sorry folks, this one is sadly only available to US residents, but what a great idea! Pick up and AirBnB gift voucher and gift a night away. Will be perfect for families looking to have a little time away.
There are dozens of ideas for other vouchers. What about a pamper package with a massage or facial? A movie pass to relax for a while? Dinner at a favourite – or new – restaurant?
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