A Gift Idea for Cancer Patients

This Gift Idea for Cancer Patients is sponsored by The Empathy Gift Co.

A Gift Idea for Cancer Patients

You may know that I last year I underwent treatment for Breast Cancer.

I was so overwhelmed at the number of beautiful and thoughtful gifts that my friends sent to me. A couple of those were care packages. My friends had clearly taken the time to think about what goodies I would love. As well as that, they were useful gifts too and often kept me occupied and my mind off treatment.

The Empathy Gift Co

I recently discovered The Empathy Gift Co, founded by Melbourne mum, Samantha Lehmann. She set up the Empathy Gift Co after going through some painful personal experiences. After her brother, and more recently her father, passed away, Samantha also experienced an anxiety disorder, GAD.

Grief hit her hard but made her think about what gave her comfort during those painful times. Flowers were sent in abundance and, whilst lovely, they didn’t quite help.

She established her business to provide a range of helpful, comforting and helpful gifts focused on healing and wellness.

The Breast Cancer Care Package

I want to share with you one of the packages from her range, which Samantha very kindly sent to me. It is a variation of the Breast Cancer Care Package.

If your friend has cancer and is undergoing treatment, you might love this gift idea for Cancer Patients. It's lovely to buy them something that is comforting and will make them feel special.

The Empathy Gift Co Breast Cancer Care Package

Inside the box, the contents were carefully wrapped in tissue paper:

If your friend has cancer and is undergoing treatment, you might love this gift idea for Cancer Patients. It's lovely to buy them something that is comforting and will make them feel special.

My box contains a gorgeous Green Tea Hand and Body Lotion, a Cacao Bath Ball, A Nail Polish (the colour is SO me), a beautiful Soap and “The Language of Healing” book.

If your friend has cancer and is undergoing treatment, you might love this gift idea for Cancer Patients. It's lovely to buy them something that is comforting and will make them feel special.

I love how each item would be so soothing to someone undergoing chemo or radiation. Chemo wrecked havoc on my skin and my hands were so dry from having to wash them constantly.

If your friend has cancer and is undergoing treatment, you might love this gift idea for Cancer Patients. It's lovely to buy them something that is comforting and will make them feel special.

If your friend has cancer and is undergoing treatment, you might love this gift idea for Cancer Patients. It's lovely to buy them something that is comforting and will make them feel special.

I just love this care package and think it’s a wonderful gift idea for cancer patients. If you’re looking for what to buy for someone who has cancer, this is a great idea.

The pre-made and customisable range of gifts that The Empathy Gift Co offers is vast. In fact, is has a gift for everyone from birthdays to breakups, new babies to those who just need cheering up!

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And the winner is mintedrogue! Thank you to everyone for entering, it was a very difficult decision as you are all deserving. Special mentions to Anna and Rachel.

One of my favourites is the Little Winter Warmer Care Package and I have one to give away to a lucky reader!

If your friend has cancer and is undergoing treatment, you might love this gift idea for Cancer Patients. It's lovely to buy them something that is comforting and will make them feel special.

The box, worth $55 contains all you need to feel comfort in the cold.

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What is the best gift you have ever received and why did you love it?

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I hope you enjoyed reading my recommendation for a gift idea for cancer patients.



  1. Amy Rose
    16th July 2017 / 8:39 am

    An empty box from my brother with a card which read “this is not empty, it is filled with love.”

  2. Elly
    15th July 2017 / 11:54 am

    A baby!!!! I cannot be happier right now.

  3. Bryan Rigby-Roberts
    14th July 2017 / 11:00 pm

    The best gift that I ever received was a pair of slippers when i was about 7 years old at Christmas, because my family didn’t have much money but got me them as a treat anyway. I appreciated that and loved those slippers until they wore out.

  4. 14th July 2017 / 9:08 pm

    The best gift I’ve ever received is the first picture my daughter drew for me and gave to me as a gift.

  5. Melissa Turner
    14th July 2017 / 8:52 pm

    The best gift I have ever received was a handmade beaded red heart from my then boyfriend’s little sister because it was made with care and love. The boyfriend is a distant memory but the heart I keep as a treasured possession.

  6. Elizabeth Dowhaluk
    14th July 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I love History WW1 in particular I received a Bible with a photo of a WW1 Army Officer inside of it. I treasure it.
    I have research this man’s history to one day pass this on in his memory to THE WAR MEMORIAL.

  7. Bianca Z
    14th July 2017 / 6:26 pm

    A mix tape from my bf (now hubby), carefully recorded tunes specially picked out for me. Oh how this generation will never know the pain of recording on tape!

  8. Gayle Vos
    14th July 2017 / 1:46 pm

    The best gift I have ever received was a pamper day out, it was given to me by a close friend who noticed I was mentally struggling after having my first baby. It was so thoughtful and generous, words can’t describe how I appreciated this time out more than anything at the time.

  9. Keri Jones
    13th July 2017 / 10:35 pm

    The best gift I ever received was an Alf teddy. I loved it so much because it was my brothers and he gave it to me for Christmas x

  10. Laura S
    10th July 2017 / 4:36 pm

    The best gifts are homemade with love!

  11. Carolyn
    9th July 2017 / 9:28 pm

    My best gift was my joint birthday and Christmas present of a Brother Scan-N-Cut machine. I’m a huge crafter/scrapbooker so I use this machine sooo much and love it!

  12. 8th July 2017 / 8:28 pm

    The best gift i ever received was my puppy dog! such an amazing surprise and the happiness lasts a lifetime!

  13. Christina Dixon
    8th July 2017 / 7:00 pm

    One of the best presents I got was from my friends when I went through Breast Cancer last year. I still have the motivational card which I carry with me all the time. It has such a beautiful poem on it.

  14. Jacinta Nimmo
    8th July 2017 / 11:43 am

    A phone call, it lets me know they are thinking off me, and they let me know that they are ok. :)

  15. denise low
    8th July 2017 / 10:48 am

    I think that the best gift I ever got was my husband. He is wonderful.

  16. paula cheadle
    8th July 2017 / 8:26 am

    the best gift every was my kids followed by my grandkids

  17. Rachel K
    8th July 2017 / 1:50 am

    A handmade card from my Grandmother. At the time I hated it – it was made from a piece of A4 paper folded in four, then some dried flowers stuck to the front and cover in Contact plastic adhesive covering. It must have been the first time she had used it because it was creased and poorly done. Now this is a special gift I still have in my possession and is the most treasured memory I own from my Grandmother.

  18. Michelle Budge
    7th July 2017 / 8:03 pm

    The best gift I received was for my 50th birthday. A present from my family. ..a Pandora Bracelet.

  19. Rebecca
    7th July 2017 / 6:25 pm

    The best gift I ever “received” was being asked to be my niece’s visitor at her kindergarten Mother’s Day! She said that she wanted to spoil me, rather than Mum or Grandma, because I spoil her! I spent the day in happy tears!

  20. Maree Gray
    7th July 2017 / 6:07 pm

    My husband bought me some wireless headphones and they are fabulous. I can watch my movies while I iron without worrying about melting the headphone lead!

  21. Michelle
    7th July 2017 / 5:44 pm

    My mum would send me care packages when I lived out in remote australia since I couldn’t get to the shops. I loved them.

  22. Ro
    7th July 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Best gift I ever received was a food dryer from my hubby as it was so thoughtful (I’d been talking about it for ages) and out of nowhere!

  23. Sharon Johnson
    7th July 2017 / 1:55 pm

    The best gift I’ve ever received is the friendship of my partners sisters. Brain cancer may have taken my man. Though his sisters are always there for me. Bless their souls!

  24. Mel
    7th July 2017 / 1:36 pm

    A watch my hubby brought for me, because my previous eloved watch was stolen :(

  25. Sarah J
    7th July 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Any gifts from my children I adore,
    Handmade gifts a specialty thats for sure,
    Made with love and care,
    No other gift can compare.

  26. Nicole W
    7th July 2017 / 12:25 pm

    A beautiful and meaningful idea.

  27. Joanne Cardamone
    7th July 2017 / 12:16 pm

    The best gift was from my daughter, she got it from the Mother’s day stall this year, she thought long and hard about what Mamma would like or need. So i got some scented pillows for my wardrobe (because I had been saying that because my shoes were in there and started to smell) and a microwave egg poacher, because i love eggs for breakfast but don’t have the time to do this on work days.

  28. 7th July 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Best gift was this year for my 30th my beauty and the beast mrs Potts teapot and chip cup was the most beautiful thing I cried my eyes out, cause I have a deep passion for beauty and the beast

  29. Andreea Nicolescu
    7th July 2017 / 12:12 pm

    A framed picture of my son, his handprints and a poem, I love that I will always have this

  30. Jessie Chibber
    7th July 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I received a swarovski mickey mouse and john deere merchandise from my partner, my two favourite things in one. Definitely the most amazing and surprising present.

  31. 4th July 2017 / 9:00 pm

    What lovely gifts. I have received so many beautiful gifts over the years, but the ones that stand out are the ones handmade from my children. Many of these still exist in an overflowing box of treasures I keep.

  32. Anthea Cornish
    4th July 2017 / 5:54 pm

    The best gift I have ever received was a trip to Vegas just this year . To be given such an amazing gift to somewhere we have only dreamed about was amazing.

  33. Karina Lee
    4th July 2017 / 12:02 am

    A babysitting voucher from my bestie – I got to use it on my anniversary date with the husband!

  34. Dianne
    3rd July 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Sam, a little dachshund cross, a Christmas present from Grandma. We loved him and he loved us, Mum not so impressed, but eventually she loved him too!

    3rd July 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I was given a little black and white kitten who I named Shere Khan… She was a gift that kept on giving… cuddles, snuggles and kisses, particularly when I was trying to sleep or do some cooking… Dear little soul.

  36. Charl
    3rd July 2017 / 4:30 pm

    A box of chocolates with a lovely handwritten card from my teenage son. He rarely expresses emotions so the card will be treasured always.

  37. Harry Cornish
    3rd July 2017 / 2:28 pm

    A Carlisle shirt from my daughter. It was especially special as she had to find the website to purchase from England and I am a big fan of Carlisle!

  38. Wendy Christidis
    3rd July 2017 / 1:17 pm

    A surprise trip to Singapore from my husband :) We went there for our honeymoon 25 years ago and had an even better time for our second honeymoon

  39. Anna M
    3rd July 2017 / 10:52 am

    The best gift ever was a golden heart necklace engraved with the words “Thank you for saving my heart” and on the back of the heart engraved with a date. It was given to me by my friend who had complained to me late one night about not feeling well and he told me his symptoms. I nagged him to get to the Emergency Room. In the end and being super annoyed with me for being such a nag he went only to find he was having a heart attack. He credits me with saving his life.

  40. Dawn Taylor
    2nd July 2017 / 11:08 pm

    Best gift I ever received was a CD my children and son in law put together,singing a selection of my favourite songs, my son who hasn’t studied voice did a few lines of singing, and read a story that was a favourite when they were little. I know the work and planning that would have gone into this gift, and I treasure it.

  41. 2nd July 2017 / 5:14 pm

    The best gift was bling from Tiffanys when hubby visited NYC years ago. Beautiful and I love to wear it.

  42. 1st July 2017 / 8:06 pm

    The best gift I ever received was my daughter she was born close to my birthday also. She is beautiful and fills my heart with love
    and happiness ?

  43. Loretra Franceschini
    1st July 2017 / 7:47 pm

    The best gift I have received was when my bff’s grandson, when he was 5 asked me if I would be his Nonna as well, because he loves me so much. Bought me to tears. I told him I would be honoured . He has a beautiful soul.

  44. May
    1st July 2017 / 6:45 pm

    The best gift I have received is a crocheted star blanket made by my beautiful friend. She made it herself for when I wore my son in a carrier in the winter and I can’t wait to use it also when baby #2 arrives. It is a gorgeous piece where you can feel the love imbued in it.

  45. Sallyann Silver
    1st July 2017 / 5:58 pm

    It’s not a gift I have received, but one that I sent. A friend was going through a hard time so I anonymously sent her a “Ray Of Sunshine” in a box. It was a small yellow gift box filled with all yellow gifts with little tags attached. That was 2 years ago and she still has no idea who sent it!

  46. 30th June 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I am married to a gift ninja so it’s hard to choose the best present I ever received! My favourite story is probably when we had been dating for about 3 months I complained about my crappy kettle scorching my tea leaves. He nodded stoically and the conversation moved on. 9 months later we had our first Christmas together and he bought me a variable temperature tea maker that I still love 6 years later. The man can take an idle complaint and turn it into the perfect for most the later. BAM – gift ninja-ed!

  47. Deborah Bolam
    30th June 2017 / 7:07 pm

    The best gift I ever received was when my mum finally woke up after being in ICU for 6 weeks after an operation

  48. Deanna Margot
    30th June 2017 / 6:38 pm

    What a gorgeous idea. I had an occasion recently when this would have been perfect. Sometimes flowers seem too festive and words arent sufficient. Thanks for sharing.

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