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Chemo gift pack for mum

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hi, my mum starts chemo next week & I would like to put together a gift basket for during chemo. What are the best skin products to buy. Scalp, shampoo & condition, body moisturiser, mouth care. Just brands really. This is what I thought of putting in but would like your advice on what brand.

  • Amber anklet
  • Journal & pen/ pencil
  • A comfort bear - winters
  • Magazines
  • Tablet with films
  • Lip balm
  • Hand cream
  • Soft fluffy socks
  • Biscuits
  • Sick bags
  • Tropicana orange / apple juice
  • Camomile / ginger tea bags
  • Small cool bag & ice packs
  • Senokot
  • Nail repair
  • Card
  • Bag of happiness
  • Queasy drops
  • Mouth spray
  • Scalp spray
  • Shampoo
  • Alcohol free Mouth gel
  • Heat bag
  • Eye cooker
  • Cooling mats
  • Cooling mist
  • Wide tooth comb

Thank you & would love to hear from you x

Carole F - Macmillan

Hi Freedi

Thanks for getting in touch and welcome to our online community.

A care package is a lovely idea for your mum and it sounds like you have put a lot of thought into this. Unfortunately, we’re not able to recommend specific products. However, it might be worth having a look at CRUK’s Cancer Care Collection for ideas. They have handpicked a range of products to help people going through treatment feel like themselves again.

It might be worth having a look at this discussion on ‘suggestions for a chemo survival tool kit’ on our online breast cancer group. Lots of members have shared their tips and experiences. And  Breast Cancer Care share Laura’s top tips for getting through treatment here.

I hope this is helpful, and all goes well with your mum’s treatment. Please get back in touch if you have any further questions.

Best wishes

Carole – Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist