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    No.81: Best Holiday Gifts For Your Friend With Breast Cancer

    Your best friend has been fighting her recent cancer diagnosis like a champ: she powered through her double mastectomy and she’s working her way through treatment like the badass she is. With the holidays here, you want to make sure she is extra spoiled. You want to treat her like the queen she is, and we are absolutely here for it. 

    We know how tough, overwhelming and emotional this has been for her (and for you). We also know you're probably wondering, "What can I get the woman who deserves the world?"

    We’re glad you found this blog post, because at AnaOno, we can help you find the perfect gifts to spoil her. AnaOno is an excellent resource for thoughtful and meaningful gifts for women with breast cancer. We will help you show her how much you want to be there for her every step of the way. We've had a lot of friends who've been diagnosed with breast cancer, and based on our own experiences, we're here to help you support her through this holiday season. 

    We've compiled a go-to Holiday Gift Guide that will guarantee your best friend will have the best December ever. Let’s jump right in...

    Post-Mastectomy Holiday Must-Have 

    There are so many steps to the surgical process after having a mastectomy. And while the process is different for every single person, being comfortable after surgery, no matter what the surgery is, is SO important.Post-mastectomy style is all about plush, cozy, ultra-soft fabrics and styles that support her, while making her feel her most beautiful. When shopping for your bestie, invest in a super-soft, luxurious robe that is functional for her post-surgical needs, and pretty too. TheMiena Robe with Drain Management Belt checks all the boxes. This robe is extremely soft and so comfortable that it will become her go-to for lounging around the house. This post-mastectomy robe was designed with a drain management belt that gives her an easy place to put her drains post-surgery and allows her freedom to move around whenever she’s ready. The best part? Once she’s done healing she can remove the belt and wear the robe around the house like the queen she is. 


    Model wearing the Miena Robe with the drain belt


    Holiday Bonus: The Miena Robe is perfect for cozying up by the fire after opening presents with the family. 

    Activewear To Get Her Moving Again 

    Friends that work out together, stay together! If your bestie is sporty, we recommend gifting her The Bianca Front Closing Sports Bra. 

    This revolutionary active style was designed with the same front-closing design as your trusty Rora Bra, but with buttery-soft, sweat-friendly active fabric. We’re obsessed with The Bianca, because it makes getting dressed for your workouts SO much easier. As you may know, your friend’s range of motion has been limited since her surgery.  Luckily, this sports bra was designed with front-closing hooks to make getting dressed no biggie. This sports bra is special because it was designed specifically for boobs and foobs that have been through breast cancer surgery and treatment. It is designed to keep her extremely comfortable, and easily accommodates pads for expanders, prostheses, or lightweight F(oo)B™ inserts as needed in the pocketed cups. 

    Two models standing in workout gear together

     Besties who workout together, stay together! Get moving in The Paige Bra(left) or The Bianca Bra (right) #AnaOnoActive! 

    Jewelry That Encourages Her To Move Mountains

    It’s been a hard year for your girlfriend. Treat her to something shiny and special that will remind her every single day that she is a mountain-mover capable of badass growth and progress. 

    These limited edition Breasties 18K gold earrings and necklace were made to celebrate the incredible breast cancer community, and is the perfect gift for a breastie who is in need of a pick me up. Even better? The proceeds from your purchase will make a transformative impact on young women affected by cancer by providing essential funding to The Breasties’ events, retreats, and resources for education and support.

    Up close of the Breasties 18K Gold Necklace

    Give your bestie the power to move mountains in this sparkly Breasties 18K Gold Necklace 

    We know how challenging and emotional it can be to face breast cancer treatment during the holidays. But as hard as it is, we know that your bestie will feel pampered and loved by you. No matter what she is going through, the best tip for how to support someone with cancer through the holidays is to simply be there for them. As long as you stay by her side, she'll know just how much you love her. Any extra present will just be fun!

    Happy Holidays from all of us here at AnaOno! 

    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.