Gifts For Mastectomy

Someone close to you just went through a Mastectomy—your mum, sister, friend, family member or a neighbor who lives a few blocks down the street. You may want to share a special gift, but can’t come up with a great idea. Below are a few ideas to get you going.

Gifts ideas for a Mastectomy Patient

Practical items:

  • Handheld battery operated fan
  • Water spray
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Lip balm
  • A tray with a bean bag base for use in bed
  • Plastic ice lolly molds
  • Notepad and pen
  • An iPad cushion
  • Mugs and cups

    Homemade gifts

    • A jar of jam
    • Meals, fruits and flowers
    • Granola
    • Homemade lemonade
    • Healthy snack bars
    • Throat Lozenges

    Luxury items/ Special treats

    • Soft pillowcases
    • A lovely journal or notebook to pour out her thoughts/take to appointments.
    • A soft jumper
    • A microwaveable wheat bag
    • Soft blanket
    • Luxurious slippers
    • Fluffy socks or slippers
    • Soft shawls or scarves
    • A hot water bottle and softcover
    • Mastectomy gift bag
    • Water infuser
    • A Kindle, Nook or other eReader or tablet

    Distractions and things to keep her busy

    • Coloring books, pens/pencils
    • Puzzle books
    • Reading books.
    • Mini/travel board games
    • Amazon or Netflix Prime subscription, or DVD box sets
    • Cookbooks, for example, Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook
    • Notepad and pen

    How you deliver it is important as well

    Whether you buy or make a gift, either way, it will be well received. Trust me, it’s the thought that counts.

    Its important to text or call beforehand so that the patient has the option of scheduling receiving you if they are up to it. If not you may want to arrange delivery.

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