Making Spirits Bright: Gifts to Inspire Health and Healing

Nov 1, 2023, 19:04 PM

Receiving a life altering diagnosis like breast cancer can be gut wrenching. Suddenly, your entire life shifts to revolve around doctor’s appointments and treatment plans, with loads of anxiety and uncertainty about what lies ahead. A lot of the fun and spontaneity you once enjoyed in your life seems like a distant memory. 


This is why the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market is proud to partner with the Karen Wellington Foundation, a non-profit organization that puts FUN back on the calendars of women and families living with breast cancer. This organization exists to facilitate MORE LIVING, MORE GIVING, and LESS CANCER. They send deserving women and families living with breast cancer on special vacations, relaxing spa days, concerts and other fun-only activities. 


Here are some thoughtful gift ideas you’ll find at the Cincy Holiday Market inspired by our friends at the Karen Wellington Foundation that we hope will encourage you to help make someone’s healing journey a little lighter and their spirit a little brighter this holiday season.


Keepsake Wood Cards

Turn your encouraging note into a keepsake reminder your loved one will cherish. These gorgeous, handmade wood cards are each designed and made in house by the woman-owned, Cincinnati workshop, Lucca



a wooden piece of art with words carved in the centre



Heating Wraps 

Heating pads promote pain relief and relaxation. These microwavable, weighted wraps are safe to apply directly to the skin and are safe to lay on or sleep on. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to target different areas of the body. 



a woman wearing a bright purple pillow around her neck


Healing Body Butter

The all-natural, healing ingredients of LahVdah's skin and body care products have helped numerous people across the Tri-State. They also carry all-natural all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, sanitizing sprays, bug sprays, bath products, makeup and other wellness items.



a small jar of lotion with a printed stocker logo on the front


Calming Lavender

The serene scent of lavender is often associated with a sense of calm. From CBD pain cream, oils, soap, teas, honey syrups, linen spray and so much more, Bayer Farms in Northern Kentucky makes a plethora of products and experiences to complement meditation and relaxation. 



a large bunch of fresh lavender in a straw basket with a chalkboard sign next to it


Wearable Encouragement

Give her something to wear that reminds her she’s not alone. This Barbie movie-inspired, snazzy and comfy t-shirt from Sassy Sisters Boutique is sure to reassure her and make her feel loved.   



woman wearing a light pink tshirt with wording printed on the back




Silk Scarves

Fun, fashion and function meet when you peruse what C’est Chic Paris has to offer. Pick up a chic leather bag to complement a multi-purpose silk scarf for her to wrap around her head or her neck so she feels fashionable and comfortable while going through chemo treatments. 



Have Your Holiday Market Gifts Wrapped for a Cause

After you visit the booths of each of these amazing vendors at the Cincinnati Holiday Market, stop by the free gift-wrapping station, and the generous Karen Wellington Foundation volunteers will happily wrap your gifts for you during select hours of the show. Donations are welcome! 


a collage of 7 images showing families smiling and holding up a poster


Find more inspiration and holiday gifts to make those in your life on a healing or recovery journey feel extra special and loved this year at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, November 9-12


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