Tips, experiences and inspiration for supporting those with serious illness

When someone you care about becomes seriously ill, it’s hard to find the right words to say let alone know what to gift them during this time. With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve put together some thoughtful and practical gift ideas to send your loved one to remind them you care.

Audiobooks

If your loved one isn’t up to reading a book as a consequence of their illness or treatment, giving them an audiobook may be a good alternative. GoodReads has a great selection of audio books to choose from, they’ve also created a helpful list of The Best Audio Books Ever with some well-known favourites. 

Here’s some of ours from this list:-

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

American Gods by Neil Gaiman 

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Films and TV Series

Who doesn’t love a good binge on a TV series, especially when we can share the experience with a loved one. Consider a Netflix Subscription for your loved one or classic film as a stocking filler. Here’s a few favourite festive films for you to choose from:- 

  • Trading Places
  • A Christmas Story
  • The Holiday
  • The Polar Express
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Home Alone
  • Gremlins

Comfortable and practical clothing and accessories

Finding the right clothing to wear when a loved one is seriously ill or going through cancer treatment can be difficult, especially practical, comfortable as well as stylish clothing.  Whether it is trying to find the right lingerie to wear after they've had an operation such as a breast reconstruction, or just wanting to feel comfortable in hospital during those awkward moments. Here's a few functional clothing options to gift a loved one at Christmas:- 

Recohart - Post surgery bras

Suburban Turban - Hats for female hair loss

Monica Harrington - Bespoke Lingerie Styling

Inga Wellbeing - Women's nightdress

Susannah Cotton - Kimono style gowns

Thoughtful and practical gift ideas to send a loved one at Christmas to be continued.....