(Closed) Need gift/cheer ideas for friend with cancer

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

my brother loved reading during it-so what if you got some funny books. Laurie Notaro has some funny books that anyone can relate too- Idiot girls is my favorite!

he also would bring his portable DVD player and watch movies.

what about cute blanket she can take with her. i know the hosptal ones arent nice and fluffy. Or what about a cute little travel pillow so she can be comfy. or some of those super sock socks.


Post # 4
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would stay away from too many treats. Something to do while there is great. Books, soduko, travel size games, knitting supplies. Anything to make the time pass more quickly. I had a patient (I gave chemo for 4 years) and they would skype/video chat during each appointment, maybe set something like that up for her.

Post # 5
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Would you be able to organize some kind of meal service for her when she gets home? Or maybe some good movies/books she would like to see/read.

Post # 6
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

When my mom was sick I made her  playlists and put it on my old ipod to listen to for different reasons: “Cheer Up Songs”  “Relaxing Songs” “Fun Songs” “Lonely Songs” etc.   Or if you have money a Kindle…on amazon the regular ones are only $80

Post # 7
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I would invest in a oober soft blanket (as mentioned by the PP) and some great fuzzy socks (a pair or two). As I have experienced people under going chemo tend to be on the cold-ish side so anything soft, comfortable and warm is great. They also tend to lose their appetites so I would avoid snacks as well.


Post # 8
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My mom is going through it, so I totally understand. What about a gift card to an organic foods store? That is what I am getting my mom for Christmas this year.

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