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 Healthy Healing Gift Guide – for women preparing or recovering from a mastectomy

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.

Mastectomy Gift Guide

1. Drain Dollies:  Give the gift of dignity and freedom with a  pretty Drain Dollies bags. The Drain Dollies hide surgical drains, reducing the risks of catching or snagging and allow the user to walk about more freely.

2. Love Your Pits Deodorant: Made with natural calendula and coconut oil, this handmade deodorant is protective as it is nourishing and soothing – and it’s metal-free.

3. Kelo-Cote: Kelo-Cote Scar Gel is a patented topical silicone gel that is widely known for its ability to reduce the appearance of scars. It helps soften, flatten and smooth raised scars whilst maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin, and is perfect for use after mastectomy surgery.

4. Bamboo Mastectomy Bra: The Live Better With Bamboo Bra has been specially designed to provide support without straining, pressing, or applying unwanted pressure to the body. Made with 95% bamboo fabric and a slight touch of elastane for structure, the Bamboo Bra is completely underwire-free and fits securely without sacrificing comfort. We think it’s one of the comfiest mastectomy bras ever.

5. Cancer Books: We’ve gathered up some fantastic books to help you with every aspect of your cancer journey: information about cancer types and side effects, stories from other cancer patients, and activity books to keep you occupied during treatment and recovery.

Pictured: Cancer is My TeacherMindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, The Cancer Whisperer and The Cancer Survivor’s Companion.

6. iBeani: If the woman in your life if spending a lot of time recovering at home following a mastectomy, the iBeani E-Reader and Tablet Cushion could be the perfect gift for her. The iBeani cushion will allow her to use her tablet or e-reader without the pain or discomfort of holding a device for ages. No more achy hands or wrists!

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. 

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