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What do you give a girlfriend on Chemo?

cf963-me1As you may be aware, I’m into gifts and gift-giving. It is my passion. I love to give and receive really great presents.

At Gift Basket Villas, we get questions on what are the best gifts for my boyfriend or husband, since it so much tougher to buy for a guy that a gal, isn’t it? Unless you get beer or golfing, or fishing gifts but you really need to know what they like. Most people who have a hobby already have everything they need, so you need to come up with gift ideas on how to take care of their wants. I love helping my family and friends who ask for ideas on homemade gift basket People love to give when they receive. Try it sometime and see what happens.
A much tougher question is this: what do you do about your girlfriend who received the dreaded breast cancer diagnosis?

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She’s going through a tough time with her chemo treatments and needs to have a healthy meal plan. Do you know how to show her you care? When people ask if there’s something they can help with, they’re not quite sure what to do. A meal delivery in the early weeks would is helpful.

Courage, Hope & Strength are just a few things needed to fight breast cancer, why not let them know you are thinking of them by sending a beautiful gift basket. She will receive not only delicious comfort food gifts like candy, chocolate, cookies and Pink Ribbon Pasta, but some wonderful keepsakes as well including a Pink Teddy Bear wearing a Pink Ribbon T-shirt, ‘On the Wings of Hope’ Pink Ribbon Pin and a Courage, Hope, Strength Pink Ribbon Spiral Notebook and Pen Set. This is a perfect gift for a loved one or friend, or for use at any breast cancer fundraising event.

You can also just put together something yourself like a beautiful mug, pretty flowers or a new best seller she hasn’t read or movie that she hasn’t seen. She needs clean and healthy whole foods, nothing high in fat or sugar. Give her some honey or herbal tea.

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There is something undeniably enchanting about honey coming from the flower nectar and transformed by bees into this beautiful, gooey, delicious liquid. It has long captivated us with it’s properties since ancient times. It may also have some scientific superpowers – do you know that honey can be kept indefinitely without spoiling? In an article on wound care by the National Institutes of Health, honey is shown to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and wound care properties. How cool is that?

Herbal Teas
There’s nothing nicer than sharing a soothing cup of herbal tea with your girl-friend. Herbal tea is a tasty, warming, caffeine-free pick-me-up, and has lots of has lots of wonderful health benefits. It can soothing a troubled tummy to easing insomnia and can be calming. Herbs have long been know for all types of healing powers. Drinking herbal tea can also be a great source of vitamins and minerals.

At Gift Basket Villas a great gift idea is our “Chemo care package” When you can’t be there in person you can still let them know you are thinking about them by sending our Chemo Champion Gift Basket. This basket is designed to help them ‘feel better’ during their treatment by including stomach soothing peppermint candy, ginger candy, gourmet water crackers and herbal tea. Also included is a crossword puzzle book to take their mind off things for a while.

“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” – Jim Valvano. How you can help is to just be there for her.

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