Cancer Care Parcel: Comfort Gift Hamper

Last week, I was contacted by Dr Shara Cohen and we spoke about reviewing a Cancer Care Parcel. The more I learned about these parcels, the more I wanted to feature a box on my blog as I thought it was such a wonderful and thoughtful idea. Shara was diagnosed with breast cancer herself in 2013 where she found there was very little time to just relax, take it all in and give herself ‘me’ time. A few of her friends also found the whole situation very awkward, they avoided her as they did not know how to react or what to say.

Shara says “I set up Cancer Care Parcel to bring back a bit of calm into the lives of people suffering with cancer and its treatment”. Cancer Care Parcel is also an ideal gift, to let people with cancer know that you are thinking of them.

There are 19 different packages and hampers available for men, women, children and boxes specific for chemotherapy, radiation and hospital stays. The box I have chosen to review is the Cancer Comfort Gift Hamper. This parcel is suitable for both men and women to give relief during difficult times. It is the winner of the 2017 Best Mind & Brain Product awarded in the Spotlight Awards by “Live Better With”.

Inside the box: Teddy Snug, Bed Socks, Catchable Bubbles, Relaxing CD, Soya Bean Candle, Eye Gel Mask, Ribbed Foot Roller, Chocolate and Ginger Tea, Colouring Book, Colouring Pencils, Sleep Mask, Water Bottle, Earphones, Access to cancer resources.

For Stress Relief

Colour Therapy: Colouring is such a relaxing and therapeutic activity. The colouring book has 20 amazing half colour designs (such as birds, flowers, hearts and butterflies) to colour with the cute little flamingo box of mini colouring pencils. Colouring is the perfect distraction and the pencil pot is the ideal size for popping into your bag to take with you whilst waiting for appointments.

Sleep Mask: The sleep mask is perfect for making sure you can get a good nights rest, whether that is at home or at a hospital. It has soft cushioned fabric for comfort and a padded nose bridge to block out the light. It is especially created for a comforting and relaxing experience.

For Relaxing

Rain Forest CD: Mystical, melodic and soothing. This is a 50 minute CD of authentic rain forest birdsong with bamboo flutes and panpipes to create a gentle relaxing background soundtrack. Perfect to play in the background whilst colouring or sleeping. Also comes with a handy pair of headphones.

Soya Bean Candle: Designed to make a beautiful and thoughtful gift, this cucumber & mint soybean jar candle is made from hydrogenated soybean oil which means that it is free of synthetic wax or paraffin. Presented in a chunky recycled glass jar, this beautiful candle can be reused and is packaged nicely with a special dust cover. Soy wax is nicer, cleaner and more natural than paraffin candles. These candles burn cleaner and cooler and leave a minimal wax residue.

For Comfort And Pampering

Chocolate and Ginger Tea: This is a beautiful blend of warming ginger, cocoa and licorice. It is naturally caffeine free and adds a bit of luxury to the standard ginger anti-nausea remedy. It smells delicious and soothing and even won a great taste award in 2016.

Ribbed Foot Roller: Natural wood foot rollers provide a calming foot massage which can improve circulation and aid in relaxation.

Eye Gel Mask: This gel mask can be warmed up or cooled down to sooth eyes and provide relief from headaches and fatigue.

For Comfort

Teddy Snug: A warm, cosy and comforting snug which feels just like a teddy bear. It’s so soft, great quality and the perfect blanket to snuggle up with and rest.

Bed Socks: Another cosy item for that extra bit of comfort.

For Fun

Catchable Bubbles: These catachable bubbles are fun for all ages and a nice little added touch.

The hamper also includes a Water Bottle which is eco-friendly and BPA free. It has a handle for ease and comfort and is easy to refill. Every item in this hamper has been carefully selected to ensure it is appropriate and thoughtful. You can include your own gift message and there is also a helpful information sheet on where to find access to further cancer resources. The packages are full of practical, useful and luxury items and shows someone that you are thinking of them during a difficult time.

Cancer Care Parcel promise that their boxes will never contain any religious content, products which claim to cure or prevent cancer, food, hair products or anything mentally or physically challenging. If the person receiving the gift is not delighted, they will give a full refund. In addition, Cancer Care Parcel partners with UK charities helping them fundraise and raise awareness and profit is used to support the cancer community. You can read more about this box here and find out more about other Cancer Care Parcels on their website.

*This is a sponsored post which means I received a product/payment in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own. 

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84 Comments

  1. July 20, 2018 / 8:41 am

    This sounds absolutely amazing! I love the products included and I imagine this would be lovely to receive if you were undergoing treatment for cancer. A great review.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 11:43 am

      Thank you so much Rachael 💖 It’s such a thoughtful gift hamper 😘 xx

  2. July 20, 2018 / 8:45 am

    I love the idea of this box so much, it would have been perfect for my mother. It’s sad to say I know so many people who have either had cancer, are undergoing cancer treatment, or who didn’t make it. It’s hard to believe in this day and age with so many advances in technology that cancer is still such a prevalent killer. Boxes like this can really help to make life a little more comfortable. Great review, Bexa, thank you. xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa 💖. Cancer is such an terrible disease and affects so many, I’m glad boxes like this exist to bring a bit of comfort during a difficult time 😘 xx

  3. July 20, 2018 / 9:10 am

    What a wonderful idea, and it looks like it has some amazing things in there! Cancer is such a horrible thing for people to live with, so I love the thought of giving them this little box of happiness.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth 💖. So true, cancer is awful so it’s nice these boxes can bring some happiness 😘 xx

  4. July 20, 2018 / 10:26 am

    This is such a fantastic idea to have brought to life and help so many people. So thoughtful and caring! I think everyone should know about these boxes, so it’s great you have featured it on your blog. Beautiful photographs and so well written hun. Thanks for sharing 🌷💕xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you so much Lauren 💖. Definitely, these boxes are really thoughtful and nice they can bring comfort at a difficult time 😘 xx

  5. July 20, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    How absolutely lovely is this! I cannot relate at all to having cancer but I can definitely relate to going through horrible chemo-like treatments and people avoiding me since being diagnosed with a long-term illness, it’s such an isolating and horrible feeling. This would be the perfect way to say to someone that you’ve been thinking about them in a difficult time! It contains such thoughtful and lovely gifts and I especially love the sound of the CD. Something a little different, relaxing and interesting. I’m very intrigued and honestly tempted to get myself one of these, haha! What a wonderful post, Bexa. Thanks for reviewing this!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you so much Alice. 💖 I can imagine going through chemo-like treatments is extremely tough and feeling isolated must be so hard. These boxes are such a nice gesture and glad you like the sound of the CD too! xx 😘💕

  6. July 20, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    What a beautiful thing! I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to find calm at a time of such turmoil – this is such a wonderful way of hopefully aiding that process. I especially love the inclusion of the bubbles – such a carefree, fun addition to the package. 💛

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks so much Emily! 💖 I love the idea of the bubbles too, they could bring some joy during such a tough time 😘 xx

  7. July 20, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    This is such a great idea! True that people tend to avoid you when they know you are ill. So it can be disheartening! this box sounds like the perfect thing to cheer someone up!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you so much Corinne! 💖 It’s such a thoughtful box and definitely would cheer someone up going through a hard time 😘 xx

  8. July 20, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    This is such a lovely idea.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Thanks Simone! 💖 xx

  9. July 20, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful idea. This is a great way of showing someone going through this awful disease that they’re loved and have people that are thinking of them and care for them deeply. Cancer has affected my family throughout my life and it’s such an isolating thing. This really is a special gift.

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much Louisa 💖. Cancer is such a horrible illness, I’m glad these boxes can bring a bit of comfort 😘 xx

  10. July 20, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    I absolutely love this concept, it’s such a beautiful and thoughtful idea! It can often be the little things that make such a difference to a person’s day. I hope these parcels get the recognition they deserve and thanks for bringing my attention to this.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much Hilda 💖. I definitely agree, the little things can make a big difference 😘 xx

  11. July 20, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    Wow Shara sounds like an amazing lady! This whole concept is just brilliant and I love how much thought and love she’s clearly put into these. God forbid I ever have to buy one for anybody but this is an amazing gift for someone who just needs a little TLC and to know that people care, definitely not avoidance! She should look at branching out to more general care packages too to make more profit for charities! I’d definitely get involved.
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks so much Soph! 💖 I thought the same, these boxes would be great for all kinds of illnesses and situations not just cancers. It’s such a thoughtful gift at a difficult time xx 😘💕

  12. July 20, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I love this post so so much! What lovely ideas for a care box! Candles and blankets are my go to for comfort and relaxing and I’m sure anyone who has cancer would appreciate receiving something as lovely as this! Xo

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much Lozza! 💖 I agree, candles and blankets are so comforting. It’s such a thoughtful gift 😘 xx

  13. July 20, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    This is so lovely! Such a nice idea for someone going through the worst of times. I have a friend going through cancer treatment and I’m going to check this out for them.

    Loved this post, thanks so much for sharing, I’d not heard of it before! Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! 💖 These really do make great thoughtful gifts. So sorry to hear about your friend 💕😘 xx

  14. July 20, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    A truly brilliant gift idea. Extremely well thought out as all bases are covered. It’s nice to know, that during such a difficult time, a gift like this would be greatly appreciated.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! 💖 It really is such a thoughtful and caring gift 😘 xx

  15. July 20, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Out of all the subscription boxes i’ve ever seen, this is now my favourite one! Such a thoughtful idea x

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks so much Ellie! 💖 xx

  16. July 20, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I would have loved this when I was going through my treatment a few years ago! Just lovely and thoughtful and it’s amazing to know you’re being cared for when you’re not well and someone is thinking about you. Just gorgeous!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you so much Shan 💖. It’s such a really lovely and thoughtful gift and nice to know someone is thinking of you during a difficult time 😘 xx

  17. July 20, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    I was a bit taken aback by the concept when I started reading your post, but now that I’m looking at the content of the box, it makes so much sense and it is truly a wonderful idea.

    It also reminds of how important care parcels are for anyone who’s in any kind of pain, mental or physical.

    xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Thanks so much Kate! 💖 I had never heard of this idea either. They really are such wonderful gifts 😘 xx

  18. July 21, 2018 / 1:26 am

    That’s so sad to hear that when Dr. Shara was diagnosed with breast cancer a few of her friends avoided her for a bit when she needed them the most. This is such a thoughtful gif idea and since cancer sadly affects all age groups, it’s great to see that there’s one for men, women and children – no one left out!

    I have to agree with Coloring – it’s a great way to let the mind wander, coloring books are a great way to be a bit creative as well with different colors. The whole package seems like a perfect comforting gift, and that’s really good to hear that they will not put products that claim to prevent cancer, I can’t imagine that’d be something people with cancer would want to see.

    This is such a great idea as a gift, Dr. Shara is amazing for thinking of this!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely thoughtful comment Sahara 💖. Colouring so relaxing and therapeutic, it’s such a great addition to the box. It’s such a caring and appropriate gift at such a difficult time 😘 xx

  19. July 21, 2018 / 2:37 am

    This is such a nice idea – people who are battling cancer are going through a lot and something like this can mean A TON! It helps keep their hopes up and there are some nice goodies to keep them busy :). I love how everything looks so nice – BIG PLUS! The teddy snug throw looks so cool! Thanks for sharing about this ♥

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks so much Nancy! 💖 The teddy snug is such a nice cosy addition and so lovely and soft. It’s definitely a thoughtful and caring gift 😘 xx

  20. July 21, 2018 / 6:12 am

    Ah this is such an amazing idea, and it’s great that you’re sharing it Bexa! Something like this which may seem so trivial to some can mean a lot for someone who is suffering. I love the idea of the colouring book, I find doodling and drawing so therapeutic! The rainforest CD as well is a great addition to the box. Thanks for sharing this! x

    Evie x | https://eviejayne.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 2:16 pm

      Thank you so much Evie! 💖 It’s such a thoughtful box, I love the addition of a colouring book and relaxing rainforest CD too 😘 xx

  21. July 21, 2018 / 7:06 am

    I cannot think of anything more thoughtful than this. It’s always difficult for surrounding friends and family to know what to do or say but this is such a great way to show your loved one that you care.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks so much Soffy! 💖 It’s a really lovely gift to show someone you care 😘 xx

  22. July 21, 2018 / 9:13 am

    What a gorgeous idea, and what a great way for someone to be caring and supportive in a difficult busy world where loved ones can be separated by such long distances.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you so much Isabelle 💖. It’s such a thoughtful and caring gift and perfect to send to someone who lives further away 😘 xx

  23. July 21, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    This is such an amazinf idea! After losing my mom to cancer, it warmed my heart to read this post. Great writing and easy reading content. Absolutely love it. Keep up the good work!*

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 21, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment 💖. So sorry to hear about your Mum, glad the post warmed your heart 💕😘 xx

  24. July 21, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Such an amazing company to be supporting Bexa! My mum’s best friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and his just started chemo so this was a great post for me to read. Shara has made such a huge positive from her diagnosis, it really is inspirational!

    The box itself looks so lovely! It’d be such a lovely gift to give! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo
    http://gracetoglowandgo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much Molly! 💖 You are always so sweet and supportive 😘. So sorry to hear about your mum’s best friend, glad you enjoyed the post lovely 💖😘 xx

  25. July 21, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    This is such a great idea! I’m glad you posted this review, I think the Cancer Care Parcel could make a big impact in someone’s life when they’re going through a rough patch in life.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you so much! 💖 It’s such a kind and caring parcel 😘 xx

  26. July 21, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea! Anything that can help someone going through a rough time is lovely and this seems like the perfect thing for it, a bit of everything for them to enjoy. The teddy snug is amazing, it looks so soft and comforting! xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much Tiffany 💖. I love that there is a variety of comforting products, the teddy snug is so cosy xx 💕😘

  27. Shaun
    July 22, 2018 / 7:42 am

    This is such a thoughtful idea to help people who are going through a difficult time 😘. I like the colour therapy, especially the cute little flamingo box of mini colouring pencils ☺️. The rain forest CD sounds very relaxing too 😄. A lovely post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you so much Shaun 💖. The colouring and relaxing CD is such a great addition to the box. Glad you enjoyed the post 😍😘☺️ xxxx

  28. July 22, 2018 / 8:04 am

    This is absolutely LOVELY and you can tell each gift was chosen with care. I hope any person who reads this post is encouraged to get one for their loved ones going through a difficult time.

    Char xo || http://www.memoirsmusings.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Thanks so much Char! 💖 It’s such a thoughtful and caring gift, glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  29. July 22, 2018 / 8:34 am

    These are brilliant and really thoughtful

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Thank you so much Gem 💖 xx

  30. July 22, 2018 / 9:57 am

    I would have LOVED something like this when I was going through treatment. This little box is such a great idea and is full of thoughtful ideas. Every single thing in the box would help in some way through cancer treatment. I found some people in America when I was going through treatment who were going through the same and we sent each other boxes and it was so sweet and now we’re such good friends, they honestly made me smile so much so I love that you are supporting this 💕

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you so much Samantha 💖. Aww that is such a lovely idea and that’s so awesome that you made good friends in America. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘🌷 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth 💖. That’s so true, they would be great for anyone who needed that extra but of comfort 😘 xx

  31. July 22, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    This sounds like such a wonderful idea! Cancer is such a terrible thing for anyone to live with so a little pick me up like this would be great and I love how they do different boxes for different people!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks so much Jess! 💖 Its such a great idea and love they do a variety of parcels too 😘 xx

  32. July 22, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    What a fantastic idea! A family member of mine has recently been diagnosed sadly so will check this out for her

    Livvy x
    http://www.seabreezecorner.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Thanks so much Livvy 💖. So sorry to hear about your family member xx 🌷😘

  33. July 22, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    This is such a beautiful idea. It can be so hard to know what to say or how to help in these situations. But a box full of love would definitely bring a smile!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you so much Katy 💖. It’s such a thoughtful and caring gift 💕😘 xx

  34. July 22, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    Such a thoughtful idea! A person suffering from cancer would feel far more relaxed and cared for with such a gift hamper rather than being asked “How are you doing?” again and again by family, friends, and doctors. A perfect gift to help a patient get rid off cancer thoughts and worries even for a short while. Great post, Bexa!

    Love,
    Anjali
    https://www.laughingmirror.com/

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! 💖 So true! It’s such a thoughtful and caring gift when there are no words. Glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  35. July 22, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I had never heard of these care packages before and it’s such a sweet idea. This post is great cause it spreads awareness of them, I loved reading this!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you so much Connie! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  36. July 22, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    Your best blog post yet, Bexa. What a meaningful and thoughtful effort. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us and for helping make this parcel a reality for all those who need it.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 22, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you so much Joan! 💖 You are always so sweet and supportive. Thank you for sharing on Twitter too, I really appreciate it 💕😘 xx

  37. July 23, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    This is such a lovely idea. What a good way of showing someone with cancer that you’re thinking of them.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you so much lovely 💖 xx

  38. July 24, 2018 / 8:26 am

    This is such a sweet idea, I can’t imagine what it must be like for those suffering but any little bit of comfort must feel incredibly valuable. These boxes are so beautifully put together and thought out, I wish Shara all the best with them! x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 24, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words Ellis 💖. The boxes are so thoughtful and caring, I love the idea too 😘 xx

  39. July 24, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    This is such a gorgeous idea and there’s so much lovely stuff that comes in the box. This would be such a thoughtful gift for someone going through a hard time. Thanks so much for sharing, Bexa! xx

    Em ~ http://thisisemsworld.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 25, 2018 / 4:32 am

      Thanks so much Em 💖. It’s such a thoughtful and caring parcel 😘 xx

  40. July 25, 2018 / 11:10 am

    What a lovely idea, this sounds like such a comforting box filled with all the things you’d want but might forget. I know this is specifically for cancer sufferers but I think something like this would be great for anyone who is undergoing long term treatment x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 27, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks so much Sophie! 💖 I agree, this could be great for anyone undergoing treatment. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  41. July 29, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    This is a pretty neat concept – taking care parcels to the next level. Just based on the list, it clearly shows that a holistic approach was taken to put this together. 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Thanks Etta! 💖 It’s such a kind and caring gift 😘 xx

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