Cancer Patient Gifts

Brookline, New Hampshire
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InspirationalHeadCov is taking a short break


Note from shop owner REOPENING Friday, July 15, 2022

I have closed for a few weeks so that I may spend some time with my family as well as set up an additional workshop in Maine.

All current orders will be processed and shipped as scheduled. I will continue to check any correspondence on a daily basis. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 27, 2022

REOPENING Friday, July 15, 2022

I have closed for a few weeks so that I may spend some time with my family as well as set up an additional workshop in Maine.

All current orders will be processed and shipped as scheduled. I will continue to check any correspondence on a daily basis. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Betty Fimbel

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Video summary: My son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter all worked together to build the perfect workshop for me. I couldn't be more thankful!

Inspirational HeadCoverings started with the idea of giving back to the cancer community after my personal journey with Breast Cancer.

Hello, my name is Betty Fimbel. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January of 2012. As one would imagine, hearing the word cancer was devastating news for me and my family. What I found was that I am actually one of the lucky ones. My diagnoses was Stage 1 Breast Cancer with a good prognosis.

My hair loss was a difficult hurdle to accept. In fact, it was almost as traumatic as finding out that I had cancer. What I found was that all of the women I spoke with who were going through chemo had the same feelings about their hair loss as I did. Before losing my hair, I purchased a wig. Unfortunately, I couldn’t tolerate the summer heat and the wig was no longer an option. What I found as an alternative was the scarf head covers. The bonus is that the scarves are comfortable, fun, AND fashionable.

The idea of selling the head covers/scarves started with the desire to “give back” to the cancer community. Having cancer is not only emotionally difficult, it is a huge financial burden. With various tests, procedures, doctor’s appointments, medications, deductibles and co-payments the expenses mount up quickly.

During my journey, I couldn’t help but notice the many people who did not have the support that I had. There are many patients who are unable to meet many of the financial burdens of medical care, yet are not eligible for financial assistance through traditional channels. Many times these people ‘fall through the cracks’ of the health care system, making it difficult for them to meet their basic needs such as co-payments for medication, transportation to appointments, childcare, meals, etc. These are the people I'm committed to helping.

I have expanded my business to include mastectomy pillows, chemo port pillows, gift baskets, as well as head covers for children with hair loss. I have new products in the works that will help provide comfort to cancer patients... I will soon be adding organic lavender and flaxseed eye pillows and neck wraps.

Inspirational HeadCoverings is dedicated in helping provide funds to cancer research, education, support services and financial assistance. We commit to give a minimum of 10% of all proceeds to these organizations. The saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. That is exactly how I feel about my cancer. Yes, I will make it through my cancer treatments as a cancer survivor. And yes, I will help others by supporting foundations that help those people currently going through cancer, and the ones committed to curing this horrendous disease.

Shop members

  • Betty Fimbel


    First and foremost, I am a mom with three beautiful children, two delightful grandchildren and a husband that supports me in every way. As a cancer survivor, I wanted to give back to the cancer community by selling my handmade cancer gifts.

  • Sherri Ziegler


    Sherri has been sewing most of her life. The experience she brings to the business is a huge asset. With her on my team, I have been able to expand my line of scarves to include a children's line.

Production partners

  • GHD Simply Handmade

    Pittsburg, NH

    GHD Simply Handmade is owned by Joanna Vaughn. She does all her own work with over 20 years of experience. Joanna makes my face masks as well as partially produces some of my head covers so that I can quickly finish and ship them as ordered. Her attention to detail is exceptional.

  • JfimsDesigns

    Boston, MA

    Jessica Fimbel Willis, my daughter and friend, is a Boston-based graphic designer. She is a lover of hand-lettering, quirky illustration and food photography. She has designed my Cancer Journey Journal, part of my Gift Baskets. Visit her Etsy shop at

  • Lana Stepul Apparel LLC

    Staten Island, NY

    Lana Stepul Apparel is owned by a mother/daughter team, Lana and Katerina.. I can’t say enough about their professionalism and quality of work. They produce some of my 'Jessica' and 'Carlee' scarves so that I only need to quickly finish and ship.

  • Le Cure Couture

    Portsmouth, RI

    Le Cure Couture is a not-for-profit organization which focuses on raising money through their products for cancer patients and their families. They are currently focusing on face masks. The masks are handmade, in house. With each mask sold, they donate a handmade mask to those in need.

  • Wild Bergamot Bath

    Norman, OK

    Wild Bergamot Bath soaps are handcrafted from plant-based oils, natural exfoliants and colorants, and essential oils (or fragrance free!) These bars never contain detergents or synthetic fragrances with hidden ingredients. Other handcrafted soap products at

Shop policies

Last updated on June 6, 2022
Welcome to Inspirational HeadCoverings! I am a wife, mother of three, grandmother of three, as well as a cancer survivor. I started Inspirational HeadCoverings in 2012 as my way of giving back to the cancer community. I give back a minimum of 10% of the proceeds to the cancer community. Like many women with hair loss, I couldn't wear a wig. After wearing other head coverings, I decided to design my own. After receiving encouragement from family and friends, my business was founded. I have since expanded my products to include a variety of cancer patient gifts for women, men, and children.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Customer satisfaction is always our number one priority. All of our head scarves may be returned if a customer is not satisfied. Replacements can be made or a full refund of the product will be given to the customer. Refunds of the product are processed after the item is returned to: Inspirational HeadCoverings, 23 Ames Road, Brookline NH 03033. Refunds are not available for custom or personalized orders, or Eye Pillows and Neck Wraps (Due to sanitary reasons). You are encouraged to contact me if there are any issues. Refunds do not include shipping fees, unless an error is made by Inspirational HeadCoverings. The customer must notify Inspirational HeadCoverings within 14 days of receiving the merchandise. Contact can be made through my Etsy shop at or by calling (603) 261-5862.
Inspirational HeadCoverings accepts most credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and PayPal.
Most products are currently shipped within 2 - 5 business days. Select products will ship in 1 - 3 business days. Shipping times are detailed in each product listing. Domestic purchases totaling over $35 will receive free shipping. Priority Mail and Express Mail from USPS is available at an additional cost with shipping time estimated at 1 - 3 days (Priority Mail) and one day (Express Mail) after order is shipped. This additional cost for upgraded shipping is applied to all orders, even free shipping orders. An upgrade in shipping can be made at checkout. Please keep in mind that all shipping times are determined after the order is processed, which is 2 - 5 business days. Customers will receive tracking information to track all packages.

****Any shipments outside United States may be subject to additional customs fees. These fees vary per country and are the responsibility of the customer.

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

The Mastectomy and Chemo Port Seat Belt Pillows are both machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle. They can also be tumble dried on gentle, low heat. They wash best when put in a laundry bag while washing. It is also best to close velcro straps before washing.

Eye Pillows, Neck Wraps, and Boo Boo Bags can be spot cleaned. They cannot get wet.

Most head scarves are made of Rayon Challis with 100% Cotton lining. They should be hand washed or machine washed gentle, cold water. Line dry or machine dry on low heat. Iron low to medium heat.

All Scrub Caps and Flannel Scarves are made of 100% cotton and can be machine washed and dried.

Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to work with customers on custom request orders, No commitment is made by the customer or myself until the order is placed.

*If you know that your head size is not typical and you have trouble finding a head cover that fits, please contact me. Sometimes I am able to adjust the size.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is available at an extra fee of $5.00. I make handmade fabric bags for gift wrapping. Two scarves, or one mastectomy pillow, or on mastectomy pillow plus one chemo port seat belt pillow, or two chemo port seat belt pillows will fit in each bag. Each item is also individually wrapped in tissue paper. I will personalize a note card for any gift (with or without gift wrapping) for no extra charge. A note on the order form stating what you would like written is all I would need.

What are the guidelines for International Custom Fees?

Shipments outside United States may be subject to additional customs fees. These fees vary per country and are the responsibility of the customer. I am currently only shipping to The United States and Canada.

Hours Of Operation

Monday Thru Friday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed For All National Holidays

Are Eye Pillows and Neck Wraps Returnable?

Unfortunately, these products are not returnable due to sanitary reasons. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Can I visit your store for in-person sales?

I only have a workshop, not a store front. Sales can only be placed online.