Oh yes! I had a hysterectomy at age 33. You can pick from these ideas. Chick Flick movies, soft cozy slippers, Bath & Body shower gel, candles, lotions, the new Il Divo CD "Encoure" (I think that's the title.....it's beautifully relaxing), a good book and notebook, a journal, maybe some hot tea (if it agrees with her) and a nice mug, or a manicure set with nail polishes. Also, some meals brought in was a HUGE help, although that may not be possible if it's not long distance. The main thing is to think COMFORT. She doesn't necessarily need to know this, but as your friend it will be helpful to know that the first week is miserable. After that, it gets easier. She will need to follow her doctors orders for activity limitations too. This means she will be confined to the house for some time, and not able to drive too. So communication through e-mails (once she feels well enough) will be encouraging to her as well. Good luck, and bless you for caring for her!