You do sound like lovely friends! I would be wary about food and/or pampering things if there is a chance she might have chemo, it can do very strange things to your sense of smell and taste! Things I used to love I really went off, and a particular smell in some shampoos etc (no idea what it was) made me very nauseous. Of course everyone is different, but it would be a shame if you got her something lovely and she didn't fancy it.
I loved to receive magazines, books and DVDs, or amazon gift vouchers to buy such things. If she is recovering from surgery, and if she does have chemo or radiotherapy, well there is a lot of couch time when you don't feel up to much! And also lots of waiting rooms and appointments, so it is good to have some entertainment. Does she like to read? I think a kindle/e-reader would be an absolutely amazing present.
Also, this might not seem as nice as a having a present to open, but my family gave me some money they had all contributed as a present. I used bits of it here and there for little pick-me-ups like new scarves, hats and earrings (they prefered I chose things like that myself) and I also used some of it towards a weekend away with my husband after chemo finished. I really appreciated it, but I know some people don't like giving money as a present and would rather give actual stuff.
As blue dragonfly says, the best present you can give though is your friendship, and you sound like you are already doing that! I am sure your friend will appreciate anything just becasue it shows you are thinking of her. I hope everything goes well with her treatment xxx
Edit: posted at the same time as Marli! Great idea about the DVD rental.
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