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Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Thoguhtful gift ideas for cancer patients

Do you want to give a meaningful gift to someone who has recently been impacted by cancer?  The ideas shared below have been carefully curated with the needs of cancer patients and survivors in mind. Plus, all Gifts for a Cure have double the generosity – proceeds also support critical cancer research projects that help save patients’ lives. Donate to receive these purposeful gifts for yourself, your loved ones, or anyone to let them know you’re thinking of them.

Gifts for Cancer Patients in Treatment

NFCR Dent Education Care Package

NFCR x Made by Dent Cancer Care Package: $75


  • tote bag to carry your essentials to and from appointments and treatments
  • hot and cold beverage holder for your fuel of choice
  • pair of socks to help you keep warm, cozy, and comfortable for whatever your day holds

This cancer care package also helps further the entrepreneurial endeavors of students in the Dent Education program in Baltimore, Maryland, who designed and created these products.

EXXCL Oral Care Package: $100

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Those in treatment or recovery will significantly appreciate this product that is delicate on teeth and gums made sensitive from harsh cancer treatments.

This package contains:

  • Two 4 oz. tubes of EXXCL oral blue toothpaste (mint flavor)
  • One 16 oz. bottle of EXXCL oral blue oral irrigant (mint flavor)

Both products are formulated and produced in the USA with PAC5, an all-natural formulation that is non-toxic and non-oxidizing but is virtually 100% effective in killing pathogens on contact promoting fresh breath and oral health.

oral care package exxcl

“In spite of regular dental visits and a rigorous dental routine, I have had bleeding gums for most of the last 20 years. I began using EXXCL oral blue three years ago for extensive mouth ulcers, and to my amazement, they cleared up. Very quickly, with daily use of EXXCL oral blue, the bleeding stopped entirely and has not been a problem since.”

– June W. – Sebring, Florida

Gifts for Cancer Patients in Recovery

bluelene night cream

Bluelene SkinCare Products: (Various Gift Levels)

Cancer treatments are harsh on patients’ overall well-being, which extends to our skin. Not only does it expose our skin to harsh chemicals, but it also contributes to dry or overly sensitive skin. These skin care products from Bluelene are all crafted with Methylene Blue – a retinol alternative with scientifically proven skincare benefits.

Methylene Blue Helps:

  • Increase Skin Hydration
  • Eliminate harmful effects of free radicals
  • Reduce DNA damage by aiding in cell rejuvenation
  • Create fundamental, long-term changes

Explore all the Bluelene x NFCR skin care products available and create your personalized gift box!

Face Mask: $10

Cancer Patients and Survivors are immunocompromised and more likely to get sick when they come in contact with the flu virus or COVID-19. Send them this compact face mask to keep them ready for when the need for protection arises. All colors are branded with your choice of the sentiment of support for cancer research.

NFCR Branded Face Mask

Gifts for Travelers

Airline Miles

Did you know you can send anyone frequent flier miles as long as you know their account number? Select one of the four supported airlines in NFCR’s Fly to Find a Cure Program, enter a gift amount to see how many miles you can receive, and fill in the recipient’s mileage program information.

This can also be a thoughtful gift for the cancer patient who just received safety clearance from their physician to travel. New experiences and cultures can help feed the soul after a tumultuous time.

During the holiday season, you and your recipient can receive even more for your contribution to cancer research for a cure. Find all the details on our Fly to Find a Cure page. (We won’t tell if you decide to gift this one to yourself.)

Travel Tumbler $55

Everyone will use a travel tumbler, but especially those who are commuting, traveling, working, or just staying hydrated. This 12 oz. Stainless Steel Tumbler keeps your hot drinks hot and cold ones cold. All tumblers are branded with your choice of supporter sentiment.

Champion for Cancer Research Travel Wine Tumbler

Gifts for Everyone

Make a Contribution in their Honor

Some people don’t want ‘things’ for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t do something nice for them. When you make a tribute gift donation in their honor, we’ll send them a personalized card to let them know. Select from several designs and include a unique message for your recipient. This gift shows someone you care and have contributed to cancer research for a cure in their honor – a gift that can have a lasting impact.

Send Flowers

Flowers are a gift that is sure to bring joy to anyone who receives them! These are perfect for the host, hostess, or anyone you can’t be with to celebrate in person. Explore floral arrangements on NFCR’s Teleflora Page, and 20% of the purchase price will be donated back to NFCR to help scientists in the lab.

flower arrangement

We hope you enjoy this gift guide meant to provide meaningful gift ideas for those impacted by cancer. Keep in mind that acts of service and staying in touch with those in recovery or treatment can also go a long way. Read these additional resources for more insights:

For a Patient’s Perspective: Annette’s Cancer Story: My Battle with Brain Lymphoma and Beyond

Advice for Caregivers: Cancer Caregiving Tips— Real Caregivers Giving Real Advice

More Gift Ideas: Hope for the Holidays: 5 Ways to Support Cancer Patients This Season

Thank you to everyone who supports cancer research for a cure through NFCR. You can explore even more ways to give here. Happy Holidays from everyone at the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Together we can bring an end to cancer.

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