While chocolate, perfume and dining out are popular Mother’s Day gifts, these may not be ideal for moms recovering from cancer surgery or treatment.
Often side effects like nausea, fatigue, skin sensitivity, and taste and smell issues can impact whether your heartfelt gift receives a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down.
To delight your mother this Mother’s Day, Cancer Be Glammed has turned to the experts, the moms in our cancer community.
Here are their mom-tested, mom-selected top five gift recommendations.
Serve your mother her traditional breakfast in bed as she relaxes in comfort against an adjustable bedlounge pillow. Perfect for R & R, (resting and recovering), be sure to choose one with side pockets to hold that all important cell phone and remote!
One of the best gifts that you can give your wife or mother is spending time together. Trade stories and laughs over a healthy, soothing cup of tea. Tea has many benefits that help combat the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation such as nausea, stomach upset and mouth sores. Throw out those cracked, mismatched mugs and give mom a beautiful tea set. Snuggle down together and share a cuppa. “One lump or two!”
No one deserves pampering more than a mom, particularly a mom recovering from cancer surgery or treatment. Present her with a gift basket full of soothing products designed for treatment-sensitive skin. Turn on the soft music, grab the comfy pillows, and let the home spa day begin.
From the Amazon Echo Dot to the Echo Show, let Alexa do the heavy lifting. These hands-free, voice-activated devices let your special someone enjoy music and news on command, make video phone calls, and control home features like lights, all while fighting fatigue from the comfort of their bed or couch.
The sun is shining and it’s time to head outdoors for a family Mother’s Day walk or race, such as your local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The sun feels great, but its harmful rays are even more damaging to chemotherapy or radiation ultra-sensitive skin. Sun protective clothing and accessories such as hats, wraps, and exercise jackets with UPF 50+ sun protection built-in, is a gift she can enjoy all year long.
Check out Cancer Be Glammed’s Gift Guide for more great gift ideas.