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end-of-chemo gift ideas needed
Old 12-12-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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My sister Ann will finish chemo for ovarian cancer just before Christmas. I'd like to give/make her a "you made it" gift, but not sure what. Any ideas?


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Tee Shirt Idea
Old 12-12-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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There are some wonderful cancer survivor tee shirts, hoodies, etc. online. She might appreciate having something like that. Try the CafePress site or this one from Zazzle.

http://www.zazzle.com/ovarian+cancer+tshirts

I think it is wonderful and very thoughtful that you want to acknowledge her success with fighting cancer!
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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My husband just received his "in remission" statement after 11 years of treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I decided to give him a small gift each month, building up to a larger gift when he goes back for his yearly scan next May.

Smaller gifts included:

tower fan (he and I both love it!
Barnes and Nobles gift cards to load books on his Nook Color
Movie gift cards
Restaurant gift cards
Wii game
games for us to play at home and with friends (Left, Right, Center game, etc.)


Basically a year-long celebration. I don't want to list his "big gift"--Saving that for a seret surprise.

I know you are so thankful!

What about a trip to the spa for both of you to enjoy spending time together, along with lunch and a movie for a day of fun celebrating this milestone?
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I really like the "Fight like a girl" t-shirts from the link above. A few more ideas:
Spa day or spa-themed basket?
Gift certificate to a yoga studio?
Afghan or blanket?
Cozy robe and slippers?
Movie night in together? (Rented movie, takeout/pizza, popcorn, your great company)
Winter gloves/scarf set?
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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When my mom finished her radiation last year, we ordered a large cookie for her that had a large pink ribbon and flowers on it and said "Mommy kicked cancer's butt!" Yes, we are all grown adults but she is still our "mommy" and she loved it!



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Old 12-12-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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I would take her out and treat her to a 'Queen For A Day." Bagels & coffee, facial, massage, wine tasting, shopping for a new outfit, lunch and some unique little cafe....etc.
Whatever it takes to be the Queen.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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I just bought this for my aunt who is finishing up chemo/radiation this month.
http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Wat...1/product.html

She is religious (I am not) and I had told her an angel was looking out for her because she went to the doctor "on a feeling that something wasn't right" and he found breast cancer very early on.

I had looked for a pendant that said "believe" on it but couldn't find one I liked so the angel idea came to mind.
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As a survivor too..
Old 12-12-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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I appreciated a massage, manicure, and a pedicure or whatever would make her feel pampered. Best wishes to her.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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When I finished chemo for breast cancer a friend of mine gave me a box of "pink goodies" - socks, a bracelet, nightshirt, etc. I it! I think purple is the color for ovarian cancer.

Nancy
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