Cancer Be Glammed Holiday: Survivor Inspired Gifts

Holiday gift giving is challenging at the best of times. Finding a gift for that special someone who is undergoing cancer treatment can be even harder. Yes, there are the usual beloved-yet-obvious choices: a great scarf, eye-catching jewelry, or an e-companion. This year though, let Cancer Be Glammed help you think outside of the box. (The foil wrapped box, that is!)

Survivor-Inspired companies are the generous heart and the entrepreneurial soul of the cancer world. Most are small businesses founded by survivors or their family and friends. In each case, the company was created to provide other people undergoing surgery or treatment with unique, hard-to-find recovery products. These include clothes with port access, fashionable mastectomy apparel, and ostomy-concealing lingerie.

This season give a gift that gives twice—once to your special someone and then again, by supporting a small business dedicated to improving cancer recovery.

Here are five Survivor-Inspired companies on our holiday shopping list:

Unique line of lightweight, fashionable cover ups and wraps with matching headscarves. Founded by Karen MacDonald in honor of her mother Theresa MacDonald, who suffered from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and pulmonary fibrosis. Wrapped in Love’s chemo port accessible, coral fleece shoulder wrap is feature in the photograph above.

Stylish, slip on head scarves in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Inspired by two sisters, Angelle Albright and Danielle Fournier, both breast cancer survivors, the goal of Chemo Beanies is to take “the burden out of baldness.”

A natural and organic line of skincare products designed to repair and restore chemotherapy-induced dry skin. Founded by Britta Aragon, a survivor of Hodgkin’s disease and a caregiver for her father who battled cancer. Britta is a safe cosmetics expert and her skincare line provides “beauty and safety without compromise.”

Colorful, doctor-approved, custom designed wrap to wear for chest or breast radiation instead of a depressing hospital gown. Founded by breast cancer survivor Maria Lucas, each wrap comes in its own small, matching carrying bag.

Intimates and lifestyle collections for women who have had mastectomies and reconstruction surgery. Founded by breast cancer survivor, Dana Donofree. Dana’s beautiful line of lingerie and apparel are designed to make women continue to feel beautiful, confident and empowered.

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Happy holiday and happy shopping!