Cancer Patient Gift Hampers

Scroll down to see tips on supporting people with cancer, after surgery, and how to support caregivers.

Helpful tips if you know someone with cancer, having major surgery, or serious illness:

  • Keep up the Contact - sometimes it's difficult to know what to say if they have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Let them know you are thinking of them by sending a card via snail-mail (it really is nice to receive a card in the letterbox).

  • Send text messages or funny FaceBook posts via Messenger.

  • If they have children, offer to drive them to an after-school training.

  • If they have a dog, offer to walk it.

  • Offer to mow the lawns or do other household chores.

  • Offer to pick up any prescriptions or groceries.

  • Ask them if there is something they would like you to help with.

Sometimes there is a main caregiver looking after your friend or family member. Don't forget that the caregiver may need help too, and this indirectly helps your friend that is unwell:

  • The caregiver may not necessarily be a spouse and therefore may not live with the unwell person.

  • Offer to drive the caregiver's children to an after-school activity.

  • Offer to pick up groceries for the caregiver.

  • If the caregiver is spending most of their time with the unwell person, offer to mow the caregiver's lawns or some other 'round-the-home job'.

  • Offer to sit with the unwell person for a couple of hours if the caregiver wants to have a break.

  • Ask the caregiver if there is something you can do to help them.


"My friend in hospital received her cancer gift parcel today and absolutely loved it.  The nurses loved it so much they took photos of it!  Thanks so much :)"

Linda Bellinger, Shannon Horowhenua District (May 2020)

"The hamper was a gift for my sister who was delighted to receive it – she said the wheat bag is the perfect size for taking to hospital and the balm will also be most appreciated there.  She had also though about getting a journal but hadn’t gotten around to it, so was delighted with the one in the hamper.

Thanks for much for helping me give her a little surprise during what is a really tough time."

Sue Downing, Branch Manager, BNZ Invercargill

"Hi Vicki
I can't thank you enough for prioritising my order to reach my dear friend before her treatment. It was delivered Monday afternoon and her treatment starts today Tuesday afternoon, such amazing service. My friend called me upon the delivery of her hamper, she was excited & overwhelmed on the presentation of the hamper but most of all how ideal the items are for her to use during her treatment sessions. It also gave me a beautiful feeling to know that I could make her feel special and bring on some light to her day. Thank you Vicki, I will definitely be using this site again and will recommend everyone to do so :) "
Cheers, Diane Mahomed, Auckland

"Today we received a beautiful gift that my sister Clare had organised with you.

We wanted to say how beautiful the gift was, the ribbons, box, card, all so thoughtful.

We will definitely use you for gifts in future, and I’m about to post you all over Facebook in the hope that others will.

Thank you again."

Adrian & Ruth Williams, Hibiscus Coast, Auckland

"Thank you so much for the lovely gift that you put together for our corporate client. Such a quick, smooth and easy process and the recipients loved the yummy treats which were included".

Carla Kruger, Smartscan 360, Auckland

"Thank you so much, excellent service, and my friend loved her gift :) "

Marion Gardner, NZ

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Recently Love to Give purchased 7 bikes for kids to get to school, five school uniforms, and school stationery packs for 10 Cambodian school children, through the Cambodia Charitable Trust (Theresa Gattung, Denise Arnold, Nadia Lim).

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