Are your presents safe for any treatment?
Yes, we have a strict policy with all our gift ideas not to include anything that interferes with any type of therapy, treatment or therapy side effect. In fact, many of our presents will support cancer patients through their journey and help with the current concerns in their life. For chemo patients, for example, you can get any chemo care package from our selection and it will have items that help with common chemo side effects. Items include a travel toothbrush, to help overcome the bad taste you get from chemotherapy and ginger chews to help control nausea. For people just recently diagnosed with cancer, we have more general comforting and pampering items to give your friends.
Is there anything you don't have in your collection of gifts?
Yes, we do not to include any of the following
⨂ Religious content.
⨂ Shampoo or other hair products.
⨂ Food, in general (although we may include certain foods that help with nausea- such as ginger hard candies or items which help with dry chemo mouth or bad mouth taste). The reasons we are careful with food products is explained in this article.
⨂ Anything that makes claims to cure or prevent cancer.
⨂ Cleaning products.
⨂ Stong scented products.
⨂ Flowers (which are not good for people with low immunity due to cancer therapies such as chemo, as they may carry an infection - you can read more about this here).
⨂ Anything mentally or physically challenging (such as hard puzzle books) or anything physically exhausting.
⨂ Beauty products and personal care products (as these are very personal to the individual).
We keep an eye on current cancer research to make sure that there are never any contraindications for any of our items. However, if you are in any doubt we would always recommend that you or the cancer patient seek appropriate professional medical advice.
How do you decide what gifts to sell?
We asked former cancer patients, people facing cancer, and their friends and family members for gift ideas, to ensure you would be buying a truly thoughtful gift. We focused on favorite gifts the patient received and items that provided comfort, pampering, relief, and joy. In addition, our company was founded by a past breast cancer patient who oversees all the products included in the collections.
We include care packages, loose fitting pants, wall art, T-shirts, lounge wear, mugs, water bottles....the list is growing all the time. Please check back in a few days if you can find that great gift you are after, we may be about to add it!