You will be hard pressed to find any adult whose life has not been affected by cancer, either from personal experience or via a friend or family member. Nearly 40 percent of men and women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that the number of people surviving cancer is increasing.
When you have a loved one who is fortunate enough to beat the odds and overcome a bout with cancer, you can help them celebrate this milestone with inspirational, practical and charitable gifts.
Inspirational or Humorous T-Shirts
A great way for a cancer survivor to celebrate their recovery and let the world know that they survived a potentially fatal condition is with a t-shirt that has an inspirational or humorous slogan printed on the front.
You can find these types of t-shirts via online retailers that specialize in unique casual apparel. Some retailers will customize t-shirts with slogans that you submit with your order.
Look for t-shirts that are made out of comfortable, breathable and easy-to-care for materials such as cotton and rayon.
Jewelry that you can accessorize with charms provides another way for loved ones to commemorate their journey to becoming cancer free. You can purchase earrings, necklaces and bracelets that enable you to add charms shaped like cancer-awareness ribbons and inspirational religious symbols.
You can also purchase pre-designed jewelry with cancer awareness charms and colored crystals. For example, bracelets with pink and white crystals are a stylish way to celebrate recovery from breast cancer.
A present that you can provide to those who are still on the journey to recovering and their caregivers is a gift basket. Gifts baskets are ideal for all age groups. You can purchase baskets that are tailored for children, women and men.
Kid's gift baskets usually contain stuffed animals, fun activity books, nutritious treats and inspirational books.
Gift baskets for adults may contain useful items like herbal teas and unscented all-natural lotions to to help offset the side effects of chemotherapy.
In addition to providing a gift to your loved one, you can celebrate their victory over cancer by making a donation to a local cancer awareness organization. If you are more interested in helping to eradicate cancer, make your donation to a cancer research institute. If you live near a large research university, chances are they will have a cancer institute or some type of organization dedicated to finding ways to combat different types of cancers.