What to Send Someone with Cancer

What to Send Someone with Cancer

You just found out that a close friend or loved one has been diagnosed with Cancer 

You are stunned by the news and want to send a gift to show your support. Unless you have had a close experience with the disease, it can be difficult to pick the right gift to send.  Surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation have a lot of side effects and physical reactions that make it extra difficult to pick the right gift.  

Did you know that cancer patients often suffer nausea, or that sending flowers is a big no-no?  Also, no candies or sweets and no products with strong scents.  

Wondering what to send someone with cancer?  Here are some ideas on what to add to your cart and send as a care package.  Don’t forget to write a letter to go along with your package.


1. This is a gift

Once you have added your items to your Amazon cart, simply check the box that says “This is a gift”.

2. Proceed to Checkout

Now that you have your items marked as a gift, click on the “Proceed to Checkout” button.

3. Add a Shipping Address

When you are prompted for a shipping address during the checkout process, choose the “Add a new address” option.  Enter the shipping address of the recipient of your gift.

4. Choose Gift Options

At the next step, you can choose to include a gift receipt or not (prices will be hidden), whether to add a gift bag, and the option to add a personalized note to the recipient. 

5. Place Your Order

At this point, you simply pay and place your order as you would any other Amazon purchase.

doTERRA – Frankincense Touch Essential Oil – 10 mL Roll On

Frankincense is an amazing oil that has anti-inflammatory properties and based on laboratory research may possess immune-stimulating and cancer-fighting properties.  Be sure to choose a therapeutic grade oil such as DoTerra. The DoTerra roll on is perfect as it comes ready to roll on and doesn’t require dilution.

pH Vitality Stainless Steel Alkaline Water Pitcher

Cancer prefers an acidic environment to grow in.  The more alkaline your body is the better! A great gift option for your loved one is an alkaline water pitcher.  I recently bought my family one and we find it is easy to use. Just fill the pitcher with tap water and store it in the refrigerator.  Not only will it encourage them to drink more water, but it will improve their body’s PH levels so that cancer struggles to thrive

Reliefband Classic Anti-Nausea Wristband

One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy is nausea.  While there is plenty of nausea medicine on the market to help relieve this symptom, there are also holistic, drug-free, methods for reducing nausea.  The relief band works fast by creating pulses that signal the median nerve to rebalance and reduces feelings of nausea.

The Winning and Preventing Cancer Diet: Delicious Healthy Recipes From Around The World – For Cancer Recovery and The Whole Family (Life Health Diet Series)

After a diagnosis of cancer, your loved one will be looking to improve their diet, but may still have the duty of feeding their family.  Here you will find recipes for the whole family. You can give them peace of mind knowing they and their family are eating well while only preparing one meal for the whole family.

Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free

Give the gift of entertainment.  Your loved one can read, watch movies, or research from their most comfortable spot.  This idea cares for keeping their minds busy while they get the rest needed to heal.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa

Music is therapeutic!  If your loved one doesn’t already have an Echo Dot this would be a gift for them.  With an Amazon Music subscription, they can play any song they want to hear just by asking Alexa to play it.  “Alexa, play some smooth jazz”.

Tervis Strong Ribbon Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler with Passion Pink Lid

Hydration is so important during chemotherapy.  Gift your loved one this reminder to stay hydrated during this process.  There are so many different designs and inspirational sayings to choose from. Snag one that speaks to your fighter.

UGG Bliss Sherpa Throw Blanket – Plush Oversized Reversible Accent Blanket

Surround them with comfort in a time of cold clinics, long treatments, and uncomfortable car rides with a very soft throw.  The softer the better! The UGG bliss sherpa throw is amazingly soft, warm, and is produced by the same makers of the high-quality UGG boots.

5 Pack Women’s Socks Vintage Winter Soft Warm Cold Knit Wool Crew Socks

Cozy feet are a must-have when battling any illness. Warm wool socks are just one of the wonderful types of cozy socks you will find. This also comes with a beautiful gift box.

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