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what small items for gift basket for someone with cancer?
Old 09-01-2019, 03:48 PM
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my mom wants to put together a small gift basket for the wife of her husband's brother--she is currently battling cancer (not sure what kind--not skin).

she thought she'd put in some tiny containers of hand cream. she thought she would ask me for ideas--i've only got chapstick--can never have too much of that.

told her i would ask my people.

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Old 09-01-2019, 03:54 PM
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Really soft slipper socks.
https://www.amazon.com/Women-Indoors...=fsclp_pl_dp_2
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Old 09-01-2019, 03:58 PM
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I attended a fundraiser last week and bought a a small 5 x 5 pillow to protect the port area while wearing a seatbelt. I think its called a PortPal.
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Cozy blanket
Old 09-01-2019, 04:04 PM
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What about a cozy fleece blanket? Vera Bradley sells fleece travel blankets that fold up into a pillow. I bought mine at the Vera Bradley outlet for about $12. I've seen nice fleece blankets at Target for about $10. They are lightweight and warm and oh so cozy.
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Head Scarves
Old 09-01-2019, 04:05 PM
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Even if she keeps her hair she may not feel like shampooing or styling. When you don't feel well a scarf can cover your bad hair days.

Book of crosswords.

Book of Sudoku puzzles.

Variety of hard candy flavors to enjoy and share. ( butterscotch, peppermint, cinnamon, lemon drops.....)


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Rhoid cream
Old 09-01-2019, 04:11 PM
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Supposed to be good for burns caused by radiation.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:19 PM
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Udder Cream (I am a cancer survivor and its the best)
Nothing with strong scents
Plastic wear because metal effects the metallic taste a person often has with chemo
Individual fruit cups
baby shampoo
lemon drops (amazing for taste changes)
magazines if she likes to read
fleece socks
a small fleece blanket

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Old 09-01-2019, 05:21 PM
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We just did this for a coworker last spring. Every week before she had chemo the staff would put some small items in the basket. Chewing gum, ginger candy, lemon candy (according to my friend that didn’t make her feel nauseous), soft socks, a blanket, some magazines, hand cream were all things we gave. Maybe a Bluetooth headset so she could listen to music or watch something on a phone or tablet.

One friend set her up on “take them a meal” so we kept her family fed until she finished her chemo. Some people took turns going to sit with her.
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:19 PM
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Amazon gift card for books. When I went thru chemo I read many books in a certain series and enjoyed them.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:45 AM
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Adult coloring book, colored pencils and a pencil sharpener? I did a lot of thank you note writing during my chemo, so perhaps a package of pretty, blank notes and stamps?


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Old 09-02-2019, 01:11 PM
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thank you, so much, everyone! my mom will be delighted with the ideas!
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