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42 Gift Basket Ideas For Those Going Through Chemo

I've collected a great list of gift basket ideas for those who are going through Chemo. This list was created with females in mind, however, it can be easily adapted to suit males as well. Whether you are creating several baskets on a budget or just for someone you know personally, I'm sure this list will give you plenty of ideas to choose from.

TIP: when putting together your basket, use cheerful colors with lots of large artificial flower blooms.. The less clinical looking, the better! If you can think of anything else that would be helpful to Chemo patients, please email me and I'll add it to this list.

Gift Basket Ideas:

Packets of Instant Oatmeal In Various Flavors (such as apple-cinnamon)
Crystallized Ginger for Nausea
Lemon Drop Candy
Hand Sanitizer with Skin Softeners
Magazines (If you are making baskets to give to several patients, ask for clean magazine donations.)
Uplifting Audio Book or movie download (Amazon Gift Card)
Soft Classical Music (Nature sounds are not a good idea as everyone has their own idea as to what sounds are relaxing as well as irritating to them.)
FAUX Tea Light Candle in a Small Votive Holder. ( No real or scented candles!)
Gift Certificate To A Restaurant (One with curbside pick-up) This is helpful to the chemo patient as well as the caretaker!
Non-Aluminum Deodorant
Christian Promise Book
Chicken Noodle Soup in Envelopes
Bite-Sized Candy Bars
Chewing Gum for Dry Mouth
Book Light
Deck of Cards
Word Search or Crossword Puzzles (Dollar Tree has these)
Soft Hats Made From The Softest Fabrics You Can Find
Unscented Wipes with Aloe Or Skin Softeners
Peppermint Candies
Peppermint, Ginger, Chamomile or Cinnamon Tea
Super Soft and Lightweight Throw Blanket
Soft Wide Headbands (You can decorate them by hot gluing a flower on the side or a few flat-back acrylic rhinestones.)
Super Soft Comfy Socks
Small Stuffed Bear with a Colorful Ribbon Around The Neck (Just because!)
Super soft wash cloths (Baby wash cloths are great!)
Lip Balm (preferably with bees wax)
A Small Stack of Colorful Dixie Cups
Soft Kleenex with Lotion (Such as Puffs)
Stamped Post Cards with a Flower Pen
Small Water Bottles
Hand Lotion (Unscented)
Satin Pillow Case
Jello Cups (Plain or with Fruit)
Super soft aloe-infused socks (Walmart or Target in the pharmacy dept.)
Small Note Pad with Flower Pen
Dried Anti-Oxidant Fruit Snacks, such as cherries or blueberries
Juice (Organic) in Boxes
Small Sketch Pad with 8-12 Colored Oil Pencils or Sketching Pencils & Gum Eraser
Adult Coloring books (Dollar Tree has these.)
Bookmarks with Words of Encouragement


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