Thoughtful gifts for home dialysis patients


Not sure what to get the home dialysis patient in your life this holiday season? Here at Cincinnati Home Dialysis, we know our patients well and have a few meaningful gift ideas that will make their day.


Home dialysis can take several hours per session. Patients greatly appreciate subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix or Hulu so they can watch something entertaining during treatment. For those who love to read, an annual subscription to a magazine, newspaper, or journal is a great gift.

E-readers or books

Many home dialysis patients like to pass the time reading their favorite fiction series or learning about new topics. Inspire their creativity with an adult coloring book or kidney-friendly cookbook. You can even support local business like Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Duttenhofer’s, or Roebling Point Books & Coffee with your purchase.

Kitchen items

The dialysis diet requires chronic kidney disease patients to make the majority of their meals at home. On the days they don’t feel like cooking, appliances like a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or blender can make their lives easier.

Winter warmth

You can never go wrong with a soft blanket or slippers for CKD patients to snuggle up with during treatments in these cold winter months.

Body lotion

Because dialysis patients need to limit their fluid intake, they’re more prone to dry skin. Look for lightly scented or unscented lotions that are better for sensitive skin.

Homemade treats

Surprise the CKD patient in your life with homemade, dialysis-diet-friendly treats! There are lots of blogs available online that feature holiday recipes for the dialysis diet. No-contact delivery is a safe way to deliver the baked goods to your loved one.


We strongly encourage the greater Cincinnati community to take advantage of online shopping and curbside pick-up options this winter to reduce the spread of COVID-19. From all of us at Cincinnati Home Dialysis, we hope you stay safe and have a peaceful holiday!

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