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For Everyone Touched By Cancer

Buying Gifts For Cancer Patients In Ireland

Written by Cancer Care Parcel on 
14th March, 2022
Updated: 16th January, 2023
Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

Buying a gift for cancer patients is not easy.

If you have a friend, family member, or loved one who has a cancer diagnosis, understanding what might be a thoughtful and/or useful gift is not easy. You will need to take into account what you know about the person, whether they are having any cancer treatment and treatment side effects.

Cancer care parcel has a wide range of articles and resources for you. If you know someone with cancer and want to help. We also have many thoughtful, comforting and useful gifts for people with cancer that we ship directly to Ireland.

Taking the cancer treatment into account

Whether or not someone has treatment can have a big impact on any gift you consider buying. The patient may need support for dealing with physical side effects or practical and pampering items for dealing with the emotional effects of treatment and a cancer diagnosis. Gifts like a snuggly blanket for pampering or to keep warm during chemotherapy, a large cushion to relax with, or a fancy water bottle to stay hydrated can be thoughtful and appropriate presents for people embarking on therapies. Some of these could also be good gifts for the end of treatment or for when the patient gets all clear.

Gifts for women with cancer

Most products we supply are unisex but you can find some specific gifts for a friend or loved one who is female. We don't sell beauty or hygiene products as gifts, because these are very personal items and many beauty products are too harsh for people having therapies such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy. We do have inspirational products specifically for women, as below and you can shop for gifts for women with cancer here.

Examples of gifts for a woman with cancer are below

Thoughtful gifts for male cancer patients

Buying a gift for a man with cancer is not easy, we make it easier on this site as most of our presets are unisex, but if you especially want to buy a male cancer gift we have many. You just need to click here to see the full catalog.

Self-care gift ideas to support someone with cancer

A cancer diagnosis can make a person feel most things in their life are out of their control. The demands of cancer *treatment, *side effects, *surgeries—can make people feel helpless or frustrated. But there are things they can do to regain a sense of control. Self-care is one way to “get back in the driver’s seat.” A long relaxing bath (if allowed), Non-scented candles, body massages (if allowed) all enable the patient to bring some calm back into their lives and to look after their mental well-being.

In addition, recognizing emotions and not having to be strong or brave all the time is an important part of self-care. You can be part of this by buying an inspirational present to promote self-care.

Fun and Inspirational gifts for cancer patients

We have a wide range of fun and inspirational gifts for people with cancer, from mugs to t-shirts. A sample is below, but you can find the full collection here.

Care packages and gift baskets

After Brexit, shipping care packages to Ireland was riddled with issues, but we have finally (we hope) found a solution.

For all care packages to Ireland we now offer

  • Same day dispatch when ordered before 2pm GMT
  • Delivery 4-6 working days after order
  • DHL courier used
  • Real-time tracking
  • Gift message included

We also absorb some of the delivery cost, as the gift packages are large and heavy there is still some courier fee.

However, due to BREXIT the import duties are extremely high and we can no longer absorb there. Please contact us first before you order a gift for Ireland so we can look at fees in real-time.

Here are some examples of our care parcels

Buying a gift for a child with cancer

Our presents for childhood cancer are bright and fun. You can see the full collection of gifts for children with cancer here.

Profit used to support the cancer community

We use the profit from gifts sales to support the community. We provide gift box donations and give support to Cancer Charities. Acting on the advice of our supporters we also fill gaps that are needed in International Communities.

Current Projects

We provide (not for profit)

Please have a look through the site to see how we can support you.

Further Reading

Supporting someone with cancer

About us

We strongly advise you to talk with a health care professional about specific medical conditions and treatments. The information on our site is meant to be helpful and educational but is not a substitute for medical advice.

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