The Under $75 Comfort Kit for Cancer Patients

The Under $75 Comfort Kit for Cancer Patients
This page was originally published January 15, 2018 and updated April 1, 2024.

I put together a $75 DIY comfort kit for a friend in treatment and would like to share it here with CCN readers. I included items I thought would provide some comfort during this terrible time including lotion, tissues, lip balm, hard candy and mouth spray for dry mouth, hand sanitizer, cozy non-slip socks, a super soft fleece throw, and a big stainless steel travel mug to keep hydrated on trips to treatment.

I was touched with how thankful and grateful she was for this simple gesture. If you know someone going through treatment, these items might be just the thing to provide care & comfort when it’s needed most.

Here’s what I included:

Ginger Chews:

Ginger Chews $4.75

Cozy Non-Slip Socks for Men and Women:

Two-Pack of Cozy Non-Slip Socks for Men and Women $10.95

Aquaphor Lip Balm:

Aquaphor Lip Repair DIY Comfort Kit for Cancer Patients
Aquaphor Lip Balm $2.99

Aquaphor Dry Skin Ointment:

aquaphor advanced therapy ointment DIY Comfort Kit for Cancer Patients
Aquaphor Dry Skin Ointment $9.58

8-Pack Kleenex Tissue:

kleenex 8 pack DIY Comfort Kit for Cancer Patients
8-Pack Kleenex Tissue $2.49

Hand Sanitizer Spray:

Hand Sanitizer DIY Chemo Kit
Hand Sanitizer Spray $3.49

GUM Hydrating Mouth Spray:

Hydrating Mouth Spray for Cancer Patients Care Package
Hydrating Mouth Spray $8.99

20 oz Travel Mug:

20 oz travel mug for cancer care package
20 oz Stainless Steel Travel Mug, Straw, & Brush Set $7.99

Plush 50×60” Throw:

Cozy Throw Care Package for Cancer Patients
Cozy Plush Throw $10.99

Reusable Gift Bag:

reusable nylon gift bag for cancer care package
Reusable Nylon Gift Bag $6.99

I paid a little under $71.00 for everything and since I am a Prime member, delivery was free. I think these items together make an affordable, thoughtful gift to let someone know you are thinking about them and want to provide comfort in any way possible. I know my gift kit was very well received and did just that for my sweet friend because she told me so. I sincerely hope it offers the same comfort to yours. Check out these posts for more unique and affordable gift ideas.

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  1. My wife will, unfortunately, be spending the next 10 days in a hospital. She goes in on Friday. I wanted to get her something to cheer her up but everything I found would either have something she didn’t like or it was super expensive. I love your ideas. I will order everything tonight. I am a Prime member as well so everything should show up pretty fast.

    • Really sorry to hear you both are going through this. I hope these items provide some comfort. Please also check out the section on free gifts for cancer patients. It is chock full of everything from day trips to care packages to books and more. Best to you both.

  2. I have been trying to get some ideas. I want to do something like this for a friend and this really helped me out. The only things I would add to this are ice packs and tea. There is green tea and ginger blend by TAZO that is fantastic for stomach upset.

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