Gifts for Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemo

Are you having trouble finding the right gift idea for someone who is undergoing chemo?

It can be difficult to know which gift is the perfect one to show that you care and there are plenty of choices out there.  However, not all of them are useful or helpful for a cancer patient.  This handy list helps you find the right gifts for cancer patients undergoing chemo.


Choose from useful gifts that are made from safe, natural ingredients. You will find gifts on this list that promote healing and good health.  There are great gifts that provide safety and comfort when traveling to and from appointments. Gifts with a spiritual message uplift patients and show your support.


Give gifts that help relax the body and spirit.  Soft, cozy gifts give soothing warmth and comfort. Many of these top quality products help repair and protect their skin with natural healing ingredients. This list includes gifts that promote health and help lessen the side effects of chemo.  Giving the perfect gift is easy when you choose from products that are designed for and used by cancer patients. All these gifts are favorites of chemotherapy patients because they help fill their unique needs.

Gifts for cancer patients undergoing chemo

Gifts to help relax during chemo treatments

Help make the time spent in chemotherapy relaxing and positive.  These gifts offer comfort and support during long waits and treatments.  A pair of high-quality headphones helps patients shut out the hospital noises around them.  Good headphones help them to use the time to listen to music, movies, or audiobooks. Remind patients they are never alone with a gift that sends a positive, healing message.  A warm blanket with words of encouragement or a personal prayer reminder both make perfect gifts. Ease discomfort during treatment with all-natural therapy socks that soothe tired feet and relieve cramps.  These gifts remind patients that you care. Show them that you are with them every step of the way by giving these relaxing and inspirational gifts.

Gifts to make travel easier

Long car rides to and from chemotherapy treatments are a challenge for many patients.  Some side effects of chemo, like nausea and dehydration, may make the journey very difficult. The gift of a motion sickness wristband, clinically proven to stop nausea, helps make the ride more comfortable.  This useful gift relieves their suffering without drugs or chemicals.  A cushioned seat belt cover makes car rides more comfortable by adding padding that protects tender areas around chemo ports or surgery scars. Or help distract your loved one from the long trip with a tablet that can store and play movies, books, and games.  These gifts will be a thoughtful reminder of your support during every long car ride.

Gifts for their skin

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments are very hard on the body.  The side effects can leave skin dry, chapped, and cracked. Some treatments can even cause rashes and sores.  When you’re looking for gifts that give healing and comfort, choose from those that are designed especially for cancer patients.  Natural, organic products made from herbs and oils promote healing without harsh chemicals or drugs. These products soothe skin without causing damage to tender areas.  Always choose a lip balm, cream, or ointment without paraben, alcohol, and artificial perfumes. Look for quality brands that provide relief without dangerous additives.  Both men and women will appreciate natural gifts that soothe and protect their skin. You will provide comfort and healing with these practical gifts.

Gifts to help stay warm

Chemotherapy patients often complain of feeling cold.  Long hours of sitting still and exposed body parts during treatments add to the problem.  There’s no better gift than the gift of the warmth with a soft throw blanket and be sure to choose materials that can be easily washed without losing their beauty.

Stylish headcovers help keep patients warm and hide hair loss.  Brighten their spirits by choosing from a variety of beautiful colors. There are attractive colors available for every personality. A specially designed shirt for chemo treatments allows for easy access to a medication port and IV’s without uncovering a large amount of skin, keeping patients warm and comfortable.  

A long-sleeve shirt with stylish zippers provides warmth and privacy without making treatment access difficult. Give these gifts to show you care and make them feel warm and loved.

Gifts to protect them from getting sicker

Chemotherapy can weaken the body and create unexpected problems.  Treatments can cause skin issues like fine lines and dryness. Treatment can even affect oral health by making the gums very tender or by causing sores to develop in the mouth.  Gifts that provide healing for these difficult issues show your care and concern. Patients will genuinely appreciate your thoughtfulness and help. Give a toothbrush or mouthwash that is designed especially for cancer patients.  

These products are recommended by dentists and oncologists. They are gentle but effective tools that promote health and healing. Frankincense is an essential oil that soothes dry skin and helps heal imperfections. Choose an easy to apply roll on as a useful and helpful gift.  These gifts offer practical benefits that show your support.

About the Author

When my best friend was diagnosed with Cancer, I wanted to give her a care package to let her know I was thinking of her. I was just guessing at what to include and I learned a lot about what can be both useful and meaningful to someone walking their cancer journey. My own frustration led me to start Help Them Fight to create a resource for others going through the same situation.