27 Gifts For Male Cancer Patients18 min readReading Time: 11 minutes
When a friend or family member gets diagnosed with cancer, it’s easy to feel lost in the open and it’s difficult to know what to do. One of the best ways to support someone with cancer is to be there for them, no matter what, and in the best way possible.
Sometimes you could write them a letter to inspire them or organize a meal train. One thing that’s always appreciated during difficult times is a gift. But remember that the point is not what you give them, but the intention behind the gift.
For that end we’ve prepared this list of cancer gifts specifically designed for men. From anything to patients undergoing chemotherapy to some humorous or encouragement.
#1 A Streaming Services Subscription
If he’ll be lying low at home to recuperate, make sure he has plenty to occupy his time. Get him a Smart TV and set up an assortment of streaming channels for him to enjoy! Help him create watch lists and how to navigate the app.
He’ll be blown away at all the new movies and shows at his fingertips. Help him forget everything that’s going on and find a safe place in the middle of his room where he can watch amazing and endless stories. Get one here
#2 A Comfort Book
Sometimes a book is the best way to help someone. 100 Hugs a Little Book of Comfort is a book from successful author and watercolor artist Sandy Gingras. This giftable little book is perfect for anyone seeking or offering comfort and solace.
There are times in life when all you need to find solace is a small gesture of consolation. 100 Hugs, a collection of everyday comforts, offers such solace. Each hug is a reminder to slow down and take comfort in the little things, from indulging in warm cookies and milk to watching fireflies on a summer evening. Get it here
#3 Journals or Sketchbooks
Sometimes men from older generations have a hard time expressing themselves. This elegant journal engraved with a tree of life pattern. Perfect notebooks for writing journals, personal diary, or note taking in college classes or meetings.
This journal is wrapped in vegan leather, portable and reusable. A black business pen engraved with the saying “Keep Growing” is coming with this notebook for FREE. The Tree of life signify life, grace and peace. It can bring about opportunity for change, serenity, and clarity. Get it here
#4 A Mug with a Supportive Message
This beautiful soft green mug has a soft flower and embossed on the front and back with fragments from Proverbs 17:17 Thessalonians 5:11 on the back. Proverbs go like this:
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
So, build that relationship with your loved one in a strong one with this mug. It’s also Dishwasher and Microwave Safe. Get it here
#5 A Massage Gift Certificate
Is your loved one open to alternative methods of treating pain and discomfort? If so, consider setting them up with a gift certificate for a massage. Show how much you care by giving the gift of wellness.
For those just starting – or picking up where they left off – a gift card is the perfect ‘nudge’ to help keep anyone moving. Each session starts with a conversation with your massage therapist. By understanding what you’re looking to accomplish, your therapist can then pull from various massage types and incorporate elements of them to address your specific needs. Get it here
#6 A Meaningful Symbol
What better symbol of strength than the acorn, from which the great oak grows? Give your loved one an organza bag filled with 5 beautifully cast pewter acorns with a beautiful quote printed on card stock and placed in the bag. The quote is from Napoleon Hill:
“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” Get it here
#7 A Spa Basket Designed for Men
Going through cancer treatment is really physically uncomfortable. He’ll enjoy getting a chance to spoil himself. This spa gift box for men will satisfy his grooming needs. The natural bath and body products nourish, protect and feature masculine earthy fragrances that make any skin care routine feel more luxurious.
Perfect for letting them know you are thinking of them and how much you care. Only the best pampering products for you or the person you care for. This self-care gift box for men is the perfect gift for someone special in your life. Get it here
#8 Inspirational Cardholders
Create your own motivational quote and use as a daily reminder and affirmation for you or others who pass by, it’s a unique paperweight, and a solid pewter sculpture.
This unique gift idea comes with 72 different cards with words like Passionate, Spontaneous, Thoughtful, Happy, Grateful, Strong, Hopeful, a Friend, Generous, Positive, Creative, Imaginative, and Thankful that can be inserted into a groove on the pewter base.
The “be…” base is skillfully and beautifully hand sculpted and covered in pewter. Each paperweight is then meticulously tumbled and polished. Get it here
#9 A Cozy Blanket
When cancer patients go in for chemo or other treatments, they may have to sit for hours in chilly hospital rooms. Give your loved one a warm fuzzy blanket to keep in their car. Get cozy and stay warm in the deluxe softness of microplush with this snuggle-worthy heated throw from Sunbeam.
The Thermofine warming system senses and adjusts to deliver consistent warmth for hours. The controller comes with three Heat Settings and 3-hour Auto Off. An Exclusive wiring system senses and adjusts throughout the throw for the highest peace of mind. Get it here
#10 A Special Basket
Sometimes giving a basket can be a meaningful gift, and the ones focused on cancer patients are built around strength. This wonderful basket themed around the acorn comes with a lot of products designed for him.
An acorn layered candle decorated with a beautiful acorn ornament, which is a symbol of strength. Pocket Charms, the Be Strong Book, Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Toffee… everything is here! Get one here
#11 A Tablet or E-reader
When you’re recovering from cancer, you have a lot of downtime. You may be sitting in a treatment center for hours getting infusions. The Fire HD 8 Plus tablet is the perfect gift in this aspect.
It comes with an all-day battery life & wireless charging in less than 3 hours with charging dock – Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music. It also comes with a wireless charging dock eliminates the need to plug in your Fire HD 8 Plus every time you want to charge it.
The dock is always ready. Just drop your tablet in the dock and let it charge! Get one here
#12 A Special Bell
Help him with whatever he needs, whenever! With his Beck ‘n Call Bell he’ll call you when he needs you the most with a pleasant sound. This is a lovely little item to include in a basket. Give your voice a rest! When you need something just ring this lovely elegant 4 inch silver bells.
It is presented in an organza bag with the quote: “When you’re feeling down and out, there’s no need to call or shout. Take good care, and just get well, use this gift – a ‘beck ‘n call’ bell.” Get it here
#13 A Grocery Gift Card
People with cancer often have spotty or inconsistent appetites. This depends on the treatment they’re going through. Whole Foods Market is the leading natural and organic food retailer. WFM gift cards never expire and can be redeemed at any location.
Present e-card to the cashier at the time of purchase. The available balance will be applied toward your purchase from soup to nuts. The card may be used at all Whole Foods Market stores in the United States and Canada.
The purchase or use of a gift card, in digital or physical form, constitutes acceptance of the complete terms and conditions. Get one here
#14 The “Believe” Book
A nice reading is the starting point for a good recuperation, and the Believe book is perfect for cancer patients. The quotations in the Believe gift book are so inspiring and affirming, especially in these difficult times.
They remind us that the future really does belong to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Give the Believe book with confidence for almost any occasion. Remind your friends, family or loved ones to believe in their dreams…to believe that the best is yet to be…to believe there’s light at the end of the tunnel… Get it here
#15 A Professional House Cleaning Service
When people are going through cancer treatments, it’s extra important that they live in a clean space. People with compromised immune systems need to live in sanitary places.
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work. Find it here
#16 A Set of Blessing Rings
Blessing Rings are versatile charms that can be worn as jewelry, stacked on key loops, and kept in a pocket. Blessing Rings touch lives and in return touch our lives. Design on front and word on back can be as follows:
Angel ~ Protection, Courage ~ The heart of a lion, Faith ~ A blank space, Family ~ Near or apart always in the heart, Friendship – Friends Forever, Gratitude ~ With thanks and appreciation, New Beginnings ~ Trust and believe, Peace ~ Peace, Namaste – Om, Memories ~ Remember When, Happy Home ~ Home is where the heart is, Serenity ~ Peace of mind.
#17 A Vitamix Blender
During times of extreme nausea, a cancer survivor solely craved cold foods, but not everything can be Ice cream. And this one blender is perfect for family meals or entertaining! The Professional Series 750 lets you feed a crowd easily, with a 64-ounce container that fits under most kitchen cabinets.
5 program settings automatically handle Smoothies, Hot Soups, Frozen Desserts, Purées, and Self-Cleaning, so you can spend more time with the ones you love. Get it here
#18 The Perfect Beanie
Sometimes we want to show the world ho much we hate cancer. And sometimes there’s just no other way of saying it! This great beanie is made of 100% acrylic and is embroidered in white with the powerful words “Cancer Sucks.”
Not only is it stylish, but it is also perfect for keeping your head warm on “No Hair Days” or just cold weather days. Available in Navy and Gray, get it here
#19 Support for a Charity
For a friend who insists he has everything he wants or needs, recognizing him by supporting an organization that doesn’t can be a thoughtful alternative. The Livestrong Foundation is a United States nonprofit organization that provides support for people affected by cancer.
The foundation, based in Austin, Texas, was established in 1997 by cancer survivor and former professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong, as the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The Livestrong brand was launched by the foundation in 2003. Get it here
#20 A Book of Special Recipes
Help them achieve a better state of health with this incredible guide for cooking. Foods That Fight Cancer has sold more than 180,000 copies across Canada and has kick-started a revolution in our understanding of the cancer-fighting properties of food.
Now we know of the health properties of green tea, dark chocolate, and red wine, but how do we learn to incorporate these foods into our daily diet? Anticipating this dilemma, authors Richard Béliveau and Denis Gingras have teamed up with professional chefs to create Cooking with Foods that Fight Cancer. Get one here
#21 An Organic Aromatherapy Essential Oils Set
Stress is an unwelcomed and uncomfortable experience for anyone, whether they have cancer or not. Aromatherapy pillows, eye masks, and even stuffed animals made with essential oils may help some people manage cancer-related symptoms.
Essential oils (also known as volatile oils) are the basic materials of aromatherapy. They are made from fragrant essences found in many plants. These essences are made in special plant cells, often under the surface of leaves, bark, or peel, using energy from the sun and elements from the air, soil, and water. Get this set here
#22 Sweet Treats
Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Powerberries. Powerberries start with centers of real fruit juice pieces made from the juices of açai, pomegranate, cranberry and blueberry, all known for their natural powerhouse antioxidants and other nutrients.
They are then enveloped in smooth dark chocolate, creating a flavorful confection that is a sweet, tart and rich taste sensation all at once! Get it here
#23 A Special Neck Pillow
Oftentimes, chemotherapy treatments can make patients tired or sleepy leading to napping during the day which can lead to falling asleep or staying asleep at night. Anything that can make sleeping easier and more comfortable is great! A neck pillow can help a lot in this case.
This is a skin-friendly Cotton Linen and Organic Cotton as well as elegant stitches makes the pillow soft, comfortable and let you feel relax. Very good gift for yourself, your family and friends. Get one here
#24 Dry Mouth Aids
Patients undergoing chemotherapy frequently oftentimes complain about a “metal mouth,” or a metallic and dry mouth after treatment.
For those with painful mouth sores that usually appear 1 to 2 weeks after some types of chemo begin, it is recommended to use over-the-counter toothpaste, oral rinses and gels made from Biotene Dry Mouth Products, which may help alleviate the discomfort. Get one here
#25 A Personalized Water Bottle
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! In addition to keeping your skin hydrated it’s equally important to keep your body hydrated throughout the duration of treatments where one may experience nausea and vomiting.
Keeping a water bottle close by helps encourage water intake throughout the day and can help prevent dehydration. With it’s easy-access wide mouth, the sleek design holds the same volume of liquid as other leading water bottle brands.
Also, safety is top-of-mind, as the bottles are made out of non-toxic bpa-free plastics & 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. Get it here
#26 Gentle Skin Moisturizers
Dry and sensitive skin is a common side effect of both chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Natural beauty products or those used for sensitive skin will help prevent irritations and rashes.
We recommend including various types of gentle moisturizers especially ointments or creams rather than lotions because the thicker consistency tends to be better at preventing skin dehydration.
It’s also recommended looking for hypoallergenic products that don’t have fragrances as strong smells can also be irritating. Get it here
#27 The Perfect Pajamas
We all want to be comfortable – especially those who are undergoing treatment. Drawstring sweatpants and button-down shirts are ideal for access to your chest as well as short-sleeved or loose-sleeved shirts that can be rolled up for access to your arm.
This is popular as lounge wear, pajama or for summer festivals. The top has a pocket and the short has a pocket at the back. Short has elastic waist with strings. Cross ropes openings at off shoulders to let air pass through. Get it here