When you’re under the weather, there is nothing quite like an unexpected gift to cheer you up. Putting together a DIY Get Well Soon Gift Basket is an easy way to show someone you’re thinking of them.
How to Help Sick Friends and Family
Hello, it’s Amanda from Life at Cloverhill. Cold and flu season is upon us and it seems like just about every other day you’re talking to friends and family who are under the weather.
How about putting together a little gift basket to make them feel better? I remember when I used to get sick in university my mom would send a care package and it was such a lovely surprise. When you’re feeling really low, getting a thoughtful gift from a loved one can really lift your spirits.
You can even put together one for someone who is having surgery or recovering from an accident. We can all use some unexpected cheering up from time to time.
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How to Make a Get Well Soon Gift Basket
Find a cute basket and start filling it with some of your favorite “feel good” essentials!
What to Put in the Gift Basket
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- entertainment (magazines, DVDs, sudoku books, a novel)
- warm throw
- cozy socks
- cough drops
- vitamin C tablets
- peppermint essential oil
- juice or electrolytes
- water bottle
- large soup mug
- herbal tea
- lip balm
- hand cream
- handmade get well soon card
Your loved ones will surely appreciate your well wishes for their swift recovery. It’s also a good idea to keep these items stocked up at your own home for when you get sick yourself!
When to Give a Get Well Soon Gift
When is an appropriate time to give a gift basket like this? Here are some ideas. Most importantly, keep in mind how they are feeling. If they aren’t feeling like seeing anyone, maybe drop the gift off with their family members or give it later on.
Best time to give a “get well soon” gift:
- After surgeries
- When they miss lots of work
- If they are feeling discouraged
More Winter Recipes and Ideas
For more blog posts to get you through the winter months, stop by Life at Cloverhill.
Amanda is the lifestyle blogger behind Life at Cloverhill. Along with her husband, she is restoring Cloverhill, a 1903 farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. They share their small homestead with their baby girl, two rambunctious dogs, four hens and a persnickety rooster. When she isn’t creating new projects and developing delicious recipes, Amanda can be found outside in their flower field.
Originally published January 2017. Updated January 2018.