If you are buying gifts for someone who has been recently diagnosed with cancer or they may be going through cancer treatment - you have come to the right place. You may have guessed from the name of our store "Just Dont Send Flowers" - that flowers are not good for cancer patients. Did you know that many hospitals will not allow flower delivery? That's because there are allergens, spores, fungi and smells that can be very offensive and potentially harmful to hospital patients.
Now that we've established that flowers are not good - yes, there are helpful items for cancer patients as well. A well thought out cancer care package can be the best gift a cancer patient will receive. Again, you have landed in the right place.
Helpful. Thoughtful. Brings a smile to their day. These are three best characteristics for an awesome care package for cancer patients. Since baskets are not terribly functional unless you’re storing fruit (which is also not a good idea) – tote bags are brilliant! Functional, cute, reusable, eco-friendly – the list goes on and on. This is the perfect foundation to build a care package for your cancer patient.
Nausea. Skincare. Comfort.
These are the three best types of products to add to your care package. Queasy drops made of essential oils, natural ginger products and organic peppermint tea are all excellent anti-nausea items. Aveeno fragrance free lotions as well as LindiSkin are perfect for cancer patients since cuticles and skin are often damaged during chemo and/or radiation treatment.
Do not Overload A New Cancer Patient with Cancer Awareness Stuff.
We probably don’t need to tell you that – but we need to tell you that. Not everyone is ready for ribbons, fund raising and fun runs when they are about to undergo chemo treatment. Focus on their immediate health first and the fun runs will come later. Your friend, family member, coworker or significant other will thank you for being so considerate and knowing just what they need and don't need.