It can be hard to know what gift to give someone you love who is battling a difficult illness

gifts for mums with cancer - mother's day gift guide

With Mother’s Day just a week away, you may be racking your brain for sweet and thoughtful gift ideas. Flowers, a teddy bear and perhaps a box of chocolates are the usual gifts that come to mind for many, but if you have a mother or wife who’s undergoing cancer treatment, you may want to make her Mother’s Day extra special this year with a gift that shows your love and support during this tough time in her life.

Let’s add a little sunshine to all the mums, grandmothers, aunts and friends undergoing cancer treatment this Mother’s Day!

Is there a special mum in your life battling cancer? Not too sure what to give her? Here are a few ideas to get you started.


The Ultimate Cancer Gift Guide for Mother’s Day Gifts:

1) iBeani E-Reader/Tablet Cushion 

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Help your mum beat the boredom with an iBeani tablet cushion. Available in 10 beautiful patterns, the iBeani will allow her to read a Kindle, watch TV or browse the web in hands-free comfort, at home or in the hospital. BUY IT HERE.

2) Rose Bamboo Hat

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Give your mum the gift of comfort and style this Mother’s Day with our luxurious bamboo hat. Made with 95% bamboo, the hat will feel super soft against a sensitive scalp; the additional elastane offers a secure fit for added support. BUY IT HERE.

3) Jennifer Young Defiant Beauty Cool & Refresh Spritz

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Is your mother having problems with hot flashes and temperature management? Cancer treatment can leave patients feeling very uncomfortable and hot. The Defiant Beauty Cool and Refresh Spritz has been specifically designed with this in mind. The spray is 100% organic and completely natural, with an invigorating hint of orange blossom fragrance. BUY IT HERE

4) The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook

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Cooking can bring great pleasure to some. But cancer treatments can leave people feeling nauseous and without enough energy to cook. The Royal Marsden Cook Book provides quick, delicious, and most importantly, nutritious meals, to help maintain energy levels. Why not pick a recipe yourself and treat your mum to a scrumptious meal on Mother’s Day. BUY IT HERE

5) Your Brain After Chemo by Dan Silverman

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Have you noticed that your mum has been more forgetful lately? A recent study found women who have had treatment for breast cancer reported a greater rate of cognitive decline than women who had not be diagnosed with breast cancer. Mild cognitive impairment in the cancer setting is known as “chemo brain.” Chemo brain can be a distressing side effect of treatment, especially if you have never heard of it. Your Brain After Chemo by Dan Silverman provides reassurance and invaluable steps to help improve your cognition after chemo, to help you get your brain to where it was before treatment. READ MORE ABOUT CHEMO BRAIN HERE.

6)  RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum

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Help boost your mum’s confidence with RapidBrow this Mother’s Day. RapidBrow is a highly effective eyebrow enhancing serum, containing a unique blend of fortifying proteins, stimulating peptides and nourishing ingredients to help condition, repair and restore eyebrows. BUY IT HERE

7) Gel’O Cooling Pillow Mat

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Cancer treatments can wreak havoc on your hormones, leading to menopausal symptoms and night sweats. When chilled, the GelO Cooling Pillow Mat can cool you down and aid sleep. In addition, the mat is also perfect for those with stiff muscles as it can be heated and placed on aches and pains. BUY IT HERE

8) Badger Sleep Balm

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A good night’s sleep can be hard to come by during cancer treatment. A busy mind, medication and the day-to-day stresses that come from being a mother can keep you up at night. The Badger Sleep Balm can help to clear the mind and aid a natural deep sleep. BUY IT HERE

9) Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream

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Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream is ideal for tackling skin issues such as irritation, itchiness, and dryness that can often be caused by cancer and its treatment. BUY IT HERE

10) The Recovery Brobe (perfect for mastectomy patients)

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The Recovery Brobe is the first bra and robe combination designed for breast cancer surgery recovery. It is a functional yet feminine garment that is perfect for any woman undergoing breast surgery, such as mastectomy, breast reconstruction, breast augmentation or breast reduction. BUY IT HERE

Bonus: 11) Quality Time with mum

Anyone who has been affected by cancer knows that spending time with those you love beats anything that money could buy. If you are fortunate to live close by to your mum, devote the entire day to her doing things you both love.

Looking for more inspiration for the perfect gift for a mum living with cancer? Browse the rest of our gifts for cancer patients range.


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