Gifts for Cancer Patients: 10 Thoughtful Ideas Under $20

10 thoughtful gifts under 20 for cancer patients

A cancer patient’s days are often filled with exhausting trips, treatments, and the non-stop stress of dealing with this disease. Sometimes, a little token to let the person know you’re thinking about them can provide comfort when it’s needed most. Here are ten gift ideas to let the cancer patient in your life know you care:

1. Books Full of Comfort and Inspiration:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book $11.99
Fight Back With Joy: Celebrate More $12.15











2. Coloring Books for Adults:

Good Vibes Coloring Book for Adults $7.74
Live Happy Adult Coloring Book $4.21










3. Personalized Key Chain with Name and Birthstone and Inspirational Message by Vitale Engraving:

Personalized Key Chain by Vitale Engraving $13.00

4. Personalized Necklace with Initial and Birthstone by Initially Charming:

Personalized Necklace by Initially Charming $12.50

5. Inspirational Coffee Mug by Choose Hope:

Coffee Mug by Choose Hope $10.00

6. Soft Satin Pillowcase by Morning Glamour:

satin pillowcase
Soft Satin Pillowcase by Morning Glamour $14.99

7. The Big One Cozy Throw:

The Big One Cozy Throw $18.99

8. Kollea Travel Mug & Stainless Steel Straws:

Kollea 30 oz Travel Mug $6.99
Six Kollea Stainless Steel Straws and Brush Cleaner $10.99










9. Netflix, iTunes Gift Cards:

netflix gift card
Netflix Gift Card $15
itunes gift card
iTunes Gift Card $15







10. Warm, Cozy Slipper Socks with Non-Slip Grips for Women (l) and Men (r):

cozy nonslip fleece lined slipper socks for women
Cozy Fleece-Lined Slipper Socks for Women $10.99
cozy nonslip fleece lined slipper socks for men
Cozy Fleece-Lined Slipper Socks for Men $10.99










Cancer is so hard. It’s exhausting both mentally and physically. We all get busy in our daily lives but taking the time to reach out to someone struggling with this disease can mean more to that person than you may ever know. The gift ideas above don’t cost much but the kindness and thoughtfulness behind your gesture will likely mean a great deal to the recipient.

If you know someone struggling with the financial aspects of this disease, please let them know there is free assistance available to help pay for things like co-pays, prescriptions, and other out-of-pocket expenses. See our links to agencies that can help here: free financial help for cancer patients.

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  1. I would have never thought to get coloring books. I didn’t even know there was such a thing for adults. This is actually a fantastic idea for those who need to sit. I know a friend of mine who would have loved to have something like this when she was going through her treatment. I think I will buy some for her now anyway, just because! Coloring is a great way to relax. Thanks for the tip!

  2. There are a lot of great ideas here. One can easily make a great little gift basket using several of them. I like the idea of gifting a silk pillowcase. It actually helped me sleep better at night. I will share this post. Wonderful ideas!

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