Attention: it's officially the holiday season. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill.
...OK, maybe it's not that dramatic, but it's true; the days until Christmas are ticking down. Before we know it, it'll be Christmas day. It's time to get down to business—I'm talking about shopping! As you check friends and family members off your list, you make sure to buy things that they will love and actually use. So what should you buy for your loved one with cancer? We've compiled this Christmas and holiday gift guide for cancer patients to help you choose the perfect present for the fighter in your life. Without further ado, here are our top 10 gift ideas for cancer warriors.
Holiday Gift 1: Basic Turban
You can't go wrong with a nice comfy cap! You know your loved one best so you know what they like best, but it's always a good decision to go with a versatile, basic turban. Here are a few of our favorites:
Bamboo Cuddle Cloche by Cardani - $26.99
100% Cotton Three Seam Turban - $15.99
100% Cotton Trinity Turban - $18.99
Holiday Gift 2: Silk Scarf
Silk scarves make a beautiful gift for anyone! Available in gorgeous patterns and rich solids, these square scarves are 100% pure silk. They're super soft, and they can worn multiple ways—on the head, around the neck, as a headband, and more.
Holiday Gift 3: Sleep Cap
Many people don't realize that a sleep cap is a necessity for those with hair loss. Especially during cold winter nights, people with hair loss feel more comfortable and secure in a sleep cap. Try getting a festive sleep cap (like the Elf Sleep Cap above), a cap with a fun pattern, a soft fleece cap for winter, or a basic cap that can worn year round.
Elf Sleep Cap - $22.99
Bamboo Lace Sleep Cap by Cardani - $14.99
Three Seam Sleep Cap - $15.99
Cardani Bamboo Eyelash Sleep Cap - $19.99
Fleece Night Beanie - $16.99
Holiday Gift 4: Bamboo Outfit
Cozy, stylish, flattering, and perfectly coordinated—what's not to love about these bamboo outfits? They're soft as silk yet durable. They're comfy enough to wear to bed, yet sophisticated enough for the office. They come in prints and colors designed to seamlessly match with our bamboo headwear collection. All in all, they're totally perfect. Mix and match different tops, bottoms, and dresses with our bamboo headwear and hat accessories.
Cardani Bamboo Flapper Turban - $24.99
Bamboo Catherine T-Shirt by Cardani - $34.99
Bamboo Pippa Pants by Cardani - $49.99
Holiday Gift 5: CBD Oil
Although a little bit unconventional, CBD (cannabis) oil makes a unique and useful chemo gift. There is evidence that CBD oil has the ability to reduce stress, promote pain relief, reduce nausea, prompt more restful sleep, and more. It may even be able to help fight cancer! Plus, it comes in a pleasant winter mint flavor. P.S.: CBD oil does not contain THC or produce a high, and it is legal in all 50 states.
It's available in two sizes:
Holiday Gift 6: Blanket Scarf
A blanket scarf is a cozy and cuddly Christmas gift. Not only are blanket scarves warm and snuggly, they're fashionable and practical too. Bonus: they double as a blanket at chilly visits to the doctor's office and chemo appointments.
Classic Plaid Blanket Scarf - $16.99
Leopard Print Blanket Scarf - $24.99
Holiday Gift 7: Accessories
Headwear accessories make absolutely wonderful stocking stuffers. They add so much to a look! Use a headband to provide volume, color, and texture. Adding a knitted ear warmer makes any cap perfect for wintertime. Flower pins add a touch of feminine flair to basic scarves and turbans. Other accessories work behind the scenes; scarf pads add beautiful volume, while scarf grippers hold head scarves securely in place.
Chunky Knit 3D Flower Headband - $22.99
Cardani Bamboo Gathered Headband - $12.99
Cardani Bamboo Flower Pin - $8.99
Deluxe Headwear Jewelry - $14.99
Cardani Bamboo Scarf Pad - $18.99
Scarf Gripper - $5.99
Holiday Gift 8: Soothing Cosmetics
Chemotherapy takes a toll on the lips, skin, and scalp. Gentle, soothing, and natural cosmetics can help moisturize and de-stress the skin. Reusable makeup wipes, natural lotions, gentle lip treatments, aluminum-free deodorants and soothing shampoos make excellent, useful gifts and stocking stuffers for women with cancer.
- GLOV Original Comfort Chemical-Free Reusable Makeup Wipe - $12.99
- Alra Therapy Lotion - $15.99
- SPF 20 Aloe Lip Care Treatment - $3.99
- PiperWai Natural Deodorant - $13.99
- Alra Mild Conditioning Shampoo - $19.99
Holiday Gift 9: Earrings
Everybody loves earrings! Earrings are especially important during hair loss because they work to "replace" hair by filling in space and framing the face. Make sure to choose earrings that are hypoallergenic and will not irritate sensitive, chemo-affected skin. Sterling silver and stainless steel earrings are both good choices.
- Stainless Steel Interlocking Asymmetrical Circle Dangle Earrings - $9.99
- Sterling Silver Awareness Ribbon Earrings - $32.99
- Sterling Silver Marcasite Oval Earrings - $15.99
Holiday Gift 10: Gift Card
For the person who has everything, a gift card is a great option! With a gift card, the picky person on your list will be able to get whatever they need when they need it.
What gifts do you want this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to visit our Holiday Shop for more awesome Christmas gift ideas.