Sometimes during the cold winter months of gift giving we let sun protection and melanoma awareness slip our minds. It’s during these non-summer months that we should think of it most and prepare for the sunny days ahead. It is only by advocating and showing support for melanoma research that we can ever imagine a world without melanoma. If you are having trouble buying a meaningful gift for someone who has been touched by melanoma either by a diagnosis or a passing–then please feel free to browse the websites below.

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Melanoma Awareness Gift Guide!

  • Bravelets feature the slogan “be brave” on their stylish and simple bracelets. $35 and under


  • Project Hope sells a “hope cures” bracelet that with every purchase will donate $1 to the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation. $15

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melanoma awareness gift basket

Etsy is also a great place to find handmade and original melanoma awareness and cancer support gifts. Big Bead Jewelry sells custom bracelets with $2 of proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.  Kind Living Designs custom makes Pillow People that have been used to preserve the memory of a loved one that has passed away or as a keepsake for a family member that will be missed while serving in the military or away for long periods of time.

personalized pillow people for melanoma cancer

Knot Creations has taken the term survivor to another (awesome) level! You can purchase a paracord survival bracelet that can save your life and inspire at the same time!

melanoma survivor paracord bracelet

Gendrea makes handmade jewelry using swarovski crystals and gemstones.

Hope melanoma awareness necklace

There are many more handmade gifts you browse on the Etsy website. One of our favorites is unfortunately on vacation so I can’t feature Jilly’s Jems’ handmade gifts, but I can tell you more about a very special 2013 The Faces of Melanoma Calendar that you can purchase to help benefit melanoma awareness and to support Jillian’s fight against melanoma. If you are interested “like” Jilly’s Jems on Facebook or email

This calendar is full of touching stories, tips and sun safe facts, as well as ways you can get involved in your community to help raise awareness! Check it out!

faces of melanoma calendar