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It is hard watching someone you know and love fighting a terminal illness. The most important thing is meeting them where they are and bringing joy to their lives in whatever form they will accept. If you are looking to get them a gift, there are quite a few ideas that are comforting and helpful.
Kind and Thoughtful Gifts for the Terminally Ill
Monogrammed Blanket Scarf
This monogrammed blanket scarf is something they can use as either a blanket or a scarf, which makes it useful no matter where they are or what they are doing.
Lavender Minimalist Soy Candle
Give them a relaxing scent to be surrounded by with this lavender minimalist soy candle.
Fleece Hot Water Bottle Cover
If they are using a hot water bottle to ease aches and pains, you can get them a new one along with a fleece hot water bottle cover, or just the cover on its own. It makes using the hot water bottle a bit more cheery!
Turmeric & Ginger Anti-inflammatory Massage Oil
The turmeric and ginger are anti-inflammatory. They might need an official medical person to give them the massage, but it is probably more soothing than the stuff they use in the hospital.
Fabric Covered Photo Album
Fill this beautiful fabric covered photo album with pictures of their family, friends, and memories, so that they can look through it when they feel like doing so.
Large Memories Jar
You and their other loved ones can write some of your favorite memories with them on the notes in this memories jar. Then you all can read them together or they can read them on their own.
They may not feel much like talking, or they may feel like talking a lot, either way they may want to use a pen to talk. You can personalize this journal with their name so that they can write their thoughts and feelings down in it as they go through this journey.
Professional Digital Voice Recorder
If writing isn’t their thing, or they want to record their voice instead, a professional digital voice recorder is the way to go.
Pure Organic Lavender Massaging Oil
Lavender is soothing, which means that this lavender massaging oil will help them feel more relaxed.
Plain White Recordable Voice Card
You can make them your own card design and record your voice saying something to them with this plain white recordable voice card.
Lavender Lemongrass Tea Light Candle
Not only is the lavender soothing, but this tea light candle is also pretty to look at when it’s not lit too.
A Jar of Friendship
This jar of friendship is full of friendship quotes to remind them how much you value their friendship.
Personalized Long Message Recordable Talking Teddy Bear
You can let them personalize the long message themselves, or record something for them. Then they can let the teddy bear keep them company.
Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor
This digital photo frame with motion sensor is great for setting on a nearby table to see their favorite pictures play over the frame.
Willow Tree Hand-Painted Sculpted Angel with Love
The Willow Tree hand-painted sculpted angel with a heart reminds them that they are loved and that they have done so much to show that they loved everyone else as well.
“My secret plans to conquer the world” Personalized Notebook
As they face their final days, remind them that they can still “conquer the world” with this personalized notebook.
Deluxe Sherpa Fleece Reversible Throw Blanket
Help them stay warm with this reversible throw blanket. Sherpa is super cozy and warm!
Mini Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
They can play their favorite music, podcasts, radio stations, or audio books with this mini waterproof bluetooth speaker.
The Holiday DVD
Find a whimsical, lighthearted movie for them to watch when they feel like it. The Holiday was a movie that I personally watched while I was really sick and it is something that brings comfort to me, even now, but the movie they like may be something else.
Soothing Aurora LED Nightlight Projector
They may feel alone at times, even surrounded by family and friends, but this soothing LED nightlight projector will keep the light in their room and help soothe them in those moments.
There are many gifts you can give, but you also want to make sure it is something thoughtful and useful. These gifts here in this list are thoughtful and useful.