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IHadCancer Thoughtful Holiday Gift Guide

December 6th, 2019 |

by TeamIHadCancer | Survivor: Breast Cancer    Connect

Finding holiday gifts for a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer can be a difficult task. The best gift of all is giving your time and comfort to your loved one during this trying time, but you also would like to give something your loved one can use when you aren’t available. Here is a list of gifts that are sure to bring a smile to their face this holiday season!

Check out our 2020 Ultimate Gift Guide which has carefully been curated to have something for everyone.



Essential Oil Diffuser This beautiful wood-grain essential oil diffuser will be a great chic addition to any room, and the smell of certain essential oils can ease negative treatment side-effects. 

Weighted Blanket Weighted blankets promote a better night's sleep, reduce anxiety, and relieve overall stress. 

Glass Teapot Your loved one can use this stove-top safe glass teapot to make any type of  loose-leaf organic tea. 

Memory Foam Curved Pillow An ergonomically curved pillow will align the spine to relieve head, neck, and shoulder pain while sleeping. Used in tandem with a weighted blanket, and you can sleep like a baby!

One Small Positive Thought Sign This cute wall sign will brighten any room and give your loved one a sweet reminder every morning they see it. 

Foot Massager Roller (Small) This relieves aches and soreness in the foot arch due to Plantar Fasciitis, tired feet and ailments such as Neuropathy & other foot issues - And according to the reviews, really works! 

Foot Massager Roller (Large) This relieves aches and soreness in the foot arch due to Plantar Fasciitis, tired feet and ailments such as Neuropathy & other foot issues - And according to the reviews, really works! 

Sleeping Mask and Ear Plugs This mask will give you a deeper sleep by turning any environment into a pitch-black haven for rest. It also comes with earplugs and a traveling bag for a full deep sleep away from home. 


Anti-Nausea Wristband This uses acupressure to help you feel treat motion sickness and treatment or chemotherapy-induced nausea naturally. 

Seatbelt Cushion The Breast & Chest Buddy allows you to be safe in your car as well as comfortable after a major chest, abdonminal, or shoulder surgery. 

Acupressure Mat & Pillow Set This eco-friendly dye-free mat and free carrying bag reduces pain in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and joints. It is also used to improve blood circulation, decrease muscular tension, increase energy levels, and improve the quality of sleep and digestion! (Basically, it does it all!) 

Waterproof PICC line Protector Say goodbye to the days of saran wrap and hello to your easy way to keep your PICC dressing nice and dry. 

Compression Socks These socks help with leg swelling and boost blood circulation, allowing you to be comfortable and recover faster. 



Maybe Swearing Will Help With Markers If your loved one has a great sense of humor, get them this adult cancer coloring book that comes with a set of markers. Another one of our favorites is the F Cancer adult coloring book

I Am A Cancer Warrior Color 20 powerful mantras in this coloring book for warriors! 

Lost Ocean Coloring Book If you prefer scenes over words and mantras, purchase the Lost Ocean coloring book. This book will have you creating your own underwater world with its beautifully detailed pages. 

Disney Dreams Collection Thomas Kinkade Coloring Book  For those Disney fans, this Thomas Kinkade coloring book is full of iconic still images from Disney's most loved films. It also has full-color Thomas Kinkade paintings of the coloring pages to use as references. 

Last but not least, order some pens and pencils for your family's artist! 


Netflix Subscription Receiving chemo can take hours, and hospital TVs only have so many shows. Why not buy your loved one a gift card for a Netflix subscription so they can watch their favorite holiday movies?

Audible Membership If you don’t watch many movies, you could also give the gift of an Audible audiobook membership. With this membership, your loved one will receive a free audiobook every month! 3 free Audible audiobooks that we recommend are

Gift Kindle Unlimited If your loved one is a bookworm, you can gift them a Kindle Unlimited Membership that gives them access to thousands of free books at their fingertips. 3 free Kindle Unlimited books we recommend are

And here are 3 physical books that would also make great gifts this holiday!

Strange PlanetA funny graphic novel about aliens on a planet almost like our own. 

The Institute: A Novel: A new Stephen King novel for someone who loves scary stories.

Now It's Funny: How I Survived Cancer, Divorce and Other Looming DisastersA nonfiction novel about one man’s personal experience with cancer. 


IHC Threadless Buy your loved one some IHC merch on our Threadless Shop! We sell T-shirts, hoodies, bags, and phone cases with inspirational quotes on them. All proceeds help us keep this site running for future cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to use in their time of need. 

Port Fashions also has a variety of shirts and hoodies that your loved one can wear during treatment. All the pieces of clothing have zippers on them so nurses can easily access a port during treatment.

Headbands of Hope donates 1 headband to a child with cancer for every headband purchased. You can give your loved one this stylish gift and let them know that someone else is receiving a gift too. A personalized baseball cap will also be a perfect and unique gift. 

Still looking for the perfect gift? Check out our Amazon Shop for a list of even more products!

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