Gifts and Encouragement for Those Going Through Cancer or Sickness

A lot of people feel quite helpless when someone they love is going through a difficult time. I thought I would do a post on the things that were really helpful and the things I really liked while going through treatment. I put a few of my favourites together as a door prize for an coming women’s retreat I will be attending. Honestly we all could use a little of this even if we aren’t going through a hard time.

•Peppermints ! I could not do chocolate or fruit candies but peppermints were nice to suck on.

•Cozy socks. I received a couple different pairs of socks and slippers and loved them all.

•An encouraging mug. A nice new coffee mug with a message on it is a win for me. A reusable cup with a straw is nice too!

•Activity book, notebook, bookmark, Indigo or Amazon gift card. I love reading but it can be difficult while on certain medication. I still loved getting a new book and having a word search kicking around. I also purchased colouring stuff off Amazon that I used to keep me busy.

•Cards! My favourite for sure. I received so many cards and each and every card meant so much to me. Just to know that I was in someone’s thoughts and prayers was so special.

• Toiletries, chapstick, peppermint essential oil. These are necessities. Peppermint was an essential oil that was allowed during treatment. It helped with pain. I also had dry lips and used Burt’s bees brand. Natural was nice because I felt like I was so full of toxins. Natural lotions and deodorant were an added bonus.

•Card box. One really awesome thing that was done for me during treatment and transplant was, cards organized for everyday. No matter what I had a card to open. I was only allowed to open one a day. I received a really nice card box to go with it and this card box was so handy.

That concludes my little box but here are a few more things I loved.

•hand sanitizer

•little handheld mirror

•beanie boo stuffy

•cozy blanket

•ginger and turmeric tea


•gift card for restaurants to help with feeding the family

•picture with a favourite bible verse

The biggest gift of all is and was all the prayers we received.

Philippians 4: 6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I hope this helps if your ever looking for ideas on a gift for someone who isn’t feeling well.

And to all those who gave us gifts, thank you . ❤️

3 thoughts on “Gifts and Encouragement for Those Going Through Cancer or Sickness

  1. Tania, this is a really great post and I couldn’t have said it better. It’s almost as if you read my mind even right down to the Burts Bees chapstick and peppermint candies and especially the oil! Congratulations on your new blog and I love reading your posts! God is Good ALL the time!!!❤️

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  2. What I found really helpful when spending a lot of time at the Cancer Centre were Starbucks gift cards. It was nice to go for a latte when hanging around while waiting for tests and treatments.

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