Buying gifts for someone with cancer? We can help! Introducing our series of Gift Guides, to help with symptoms and side effects of living with cancer.
Today is the launch of our Fabulous Foodies Gift Guide – for the person in your life going through cancer who has lost their appetite.
When a loved one gets cancer, it’s hard to find the right words to say, let alone the right things to give to them during this time.
While it may be tempting to purchase that new handbag they’ve had their eye on for a while, or their team’s latest football kit, remember to give Christmas gifts that someone having cancer treatment can use right away to help ease symptoms and side effects.
The gifts in our Live Better With Christmas Gift Guides are all designed to make the cancer experience easier, no matter what type of cancer your loved one is living with.
Gifts for those struggling to eat
1. Nourish: The Cancer Care Cookbook: Your loved one may not feel like eating a huge festive feast this year, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy gorgeous, healthy food. Created by the Penny Brohn Cancer Care charity, these 70+ recipes are delicious yet simple to make, and many can be made in advance to make mealtimes hassle-free.
2. Queasy Drops: Perfect while on the go, Queasy Drops act via aromatherapy and taste receptors to inhibit negative tastes and calm the tummy, providing a soothing and calming sensation. Queasy Drops can also alleviate dry mouth and provide quick calories for someone who may not be eating enough.
3. Bamboo Cutlery: While undergoing cancer treatment, it is quite common to have an altered sense of taste. This side-effect can be quite unpleasant and lead to nausea. Bamboo cutlery helps reduce this effect during meals, as it doesn’t leave the unpleasant taste left by metallic cutlery.
4. Orabase Protective Paste: It can be hard to enjoy mince pies and roast potatoes with a sore mouth. Orabase Protective Paste is a smooth, ointment-like paste which provides quick and effective relief from mouth ulcers and pain caused by cancer treatment. Orabase provides a protective film over sore areas in the mouth, so that you can get back to your day pain-free.
5. Gin Gins Ginger Chews: With so much festive grub on offer, it would be a shame if nausea got in the way of enjoying a Christmas feast. Gin Gins Ginger Chews are natural, delicious and most importantly, help get rid of nausea caused by chemotherapy.
6. Sea-Band: Winner of our Spotlight Award for best Product for Combatting Nausea, the Sea-Band wristbands clinically proven to reduce nausea and vomiting symptoms. They also help with travel sickness – perfect for those travelling to see relatives during the holidays.
7. Queasy Pops: All the great benefits of Queasy Drops – but on a stick!
Think you know someone who could use some present shopping inspiration? Use the long graphic below to share this gift guide on social media, email it to a friend, or even print it out and stick it on your fridge as a hint to the Christmas elves.