THE STORY BEHIND OUR NAME

Why Is It Called CaraKit?

Care

English
/ker/

embodies “what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone”

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Cura

Italian
['kura]

draws on the founder’s Italian heritage and denotes caregiving for oneself and loved ones

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Cara

Irish[/ˈkɑːrə/]

encompasses both the English and Italian definitions as well as meaning “friend” in Gaelic

HOW CARAKIT STARTED

Experience Is Key

It all began when a working mom of two young kids received a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 44. 

She was lucky to be surrounded by an incredible network of generous friends and family who wanted to help but didn’t know how. The trouble was, she didn’t know, either. 

It was after going through chemotherapy, 3 surgeries and 30 rounds of radiation that she realized she wanted to help other women in the same situation—along with their family and friends. And so she founded CaraKit with a friend who had been impacted as a cancer caregiver as well.

Now staffed by a passionate and talented team, CaraKit is based in Los Angeles, bringing a bit of luxury, comfort and hope to every kit.

Our Team of Warriors

Our Commitment

Because all of us at CaraKit have a personal stake in this fight, we’re extremely passionate about what we do. We’re also proud to stand behind our core values, which we consider our promise to you.  

1. First is our belief in doctors and modern medicine. All of our advice, and even some of the product suggestions for our boxes, have come from doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nutritionists, and other health professionals. We love them, we trust them, we follow what they say—and it has helped us thrive.

2. Second is our commitment to product curation. We’ve hand-selected every item in our boxes based on recommendations from real women going through active treatment, or by trying them while in treatment ourselves. While not every product may work the same way for you, we encourage you to try them, to ask your doctors any questions, and to email us at support@carakit.com if you’ve been through treatment and found a product you loved.

3. Third is our desire to acknowledge and mitigate the cost of our boxes. While we believe in the benefits of a comprehensive kit with high-quality products, we know that those products can be expensive. That’s why we offer group purchasing and installment plans. And we guarantee that every collection—packaged in our beautifully illustrated boxes with individual “how to” cards—is cheaper than buying and shipping each item separately.

Hand-Selected By Cancer Warriors

Top Gifts For Women In Treatment

Our Best Sellers

Chemo Care Package - Chemo Care Package -
Chemo Care Package - "Essential Healing Kit" $265.00
This is the kit we wish we’d received before or during chemotherapy: a medicine cabinet makeover. This women's chemo gift basket is a do-it-all mix of practical products to manage chemo side effects plus comforting extras to pamper her throughout cancer treatment as well. PJ colors may vary.  Sizes are always exchangeable. What's In The Box: Lip balm Mother of All Creams Hydration Drops Essential Oil Roller Sugar-Free Soft Caramels Vitamin E Oil Epsom Salt Cancer Planner Pajamas How CaraKit Cares  We exchange and replace items at no cost. Contact support@carakit.com and 888-298-4645. All kits contain direct support contact info.
The Giving Shawl The Giving Shawl
The Giving Shawl $75.00
When you want to wrap your loved one in a big hug, consider the Giving Shawl with its creamy, soft texture that's warm but delicate to the touch.  Gift to a friend or loved one to let them know you're thinking about them and you care. Each shawl is crafted from sumptuously soft fabric designed for soothing comfort and presented in a beautiful gift box. Two deep pockets let you keep your must-haves close by for comfy ease. This incredibly comfortable Giving Shawl includes a message of encouragement printed on a keepsake bookmark.
The Ultimate Chemo Care Package - The Ultimate Chemo Care Package -
The Ultimate Chemo Care Package - "Luxe Healing Kit" $536.00
This is a collection of dream products we wish we’d received before or during chemotherapy: a full medicine cabinet makeover. This women's chemo gift basket is an essential mix of practical products to manage chemo side effects plus comforting extras to pamper her throughout cancer treatment as well.  What's In The Box: Mother of All Creams Dry Mouth Rinse Vitamin E Oil Back and Shoulder Heating Pad Eye Drops Lint Roller Heart Talk by Cleo Wade Smudge Stick Epsom Salt Cancer Planner Essential Oil Bracelet Headcover Essential oils Hydration Drops Pajamas Sugar-Free Caramels Lip Balm Tea Drops / Mug Heart Stone Spa Socks   CaraKit Cares  Contact support@carakit.com or 888-298-4645. We exchange and replace items at no cost. All kits contain direct support contact info.
After Surgery Care Package Care Package After Surgery
Post-Surgery Care Package - "Essentials Recovery Kit" $265.00
Recent advancements in surgery are remarkable, but our bodies still need time and a supportive environment to heal.  Our Recovery kit is the perfect post-surgery gift basket for women and helps with the practical realities of surgery and recovery—like not being able to move or bathe normally—and includes some indulgent extras to make recovery as comfortable as possible.  What's In The Box: Reusable Ice Packs Sugar Free Soft Caramels Vitamin pops Pajamas Lip balm Shower Sheets Water Bottle Retractable Back Scratcher Spa Socks Exercise Bands Shampoo Cap Heart Stone   How CaraKit Cares  support@carakit.com and 888-298-4645
Radiation Care Package - Radiation Care Package -
Radiation Care Package - "Essential Radiance Kit" $265.00
Our radiation therapy gift kit meets the intense challenges of radiation treatment with moisturizers, calming sprays, and loose-fitting PJs to manage potential skin irritation and burns. This gift basket for women going through radiation focuses on the essentials of comfort while in treatment to help the mind, body, and spirit throughout cancer treatment. What's In The Box: Calendula Cream Aloe Vera Gel Essential Oil Roller Pajamas Aloe Vera Spray Spa Socks Sugar-Free Soft Caramels Tea Lip Balm Heart Stone Tote Bag   How CaraKit Cares  Contact support@carakit.com or 888-298-4645. We exchange and replace items at no cost. All kits contain direct support contact info.
Chemo Care Package - Chemo Care Package -
Chemo Care Package - "Core Healing Kit" $129.00
This women's chemo gift basket includes practical products to manage chemo side effects plus comforting extras to pamper her while in cancer treatment.  Our most cost-effective gift, includes comfy pajamas, an essential cancer planner, beautiful lip balm, sweet treats, and more. What's In The Box: Lip balm Heart stone Pajamas Cancer Planner Sugar-Free Soft Caramels Epsom Salt How CaraKit Cares  We exchange and replace items at no cost. Contact support@carakit.com and 888-298-4645. All kits contain direct support contact info.
Post-Surgery Care Package - Post-Surgery Care Package -
Post-Surgery Care Package - "Core Recovery Kit" $129.00
Recovering from any major medical treatment is a challenge, especially a major surgery.  Our kits have products hand-selected by women who have been through it and tackle the major challenges of post-surgery including limited bathing options, mobility, and overall comfort.  This Core kit is our most economical gift but still hits all of the major post-surgery needs. What's In The Box: Sugar-Free Soft Caramels Shower Sheets Heart Stone Pajamas Spa Socks Reusable Ice Packs How CaraKit Cares  support@carakit.com and 888-298-4645