When a friend is sick you always want to be supportive, but sometimes it can be hard to think of an appropriate gift to send.
In those moments it can be tempting to just send a Get Well Soon card. We have all received them and they do give us the momentary warm fuzzies.
Let’s be honest though, there are several other get well gift ideas that would have a larger impact on helping you kick the blues to the curb.
D.I.Y. Gift Boxes
A gift box you make yourself and cater to your loved one can make a great get well soon gift.
There are limitless possibilities for the themes you could choose to tailor your gift box to.
Try making a night at the movies gift box. You could include their favorite snacks, a gift card to cover purchasing their favorite movie from a streaming service, some microwave popcorn, and their beverage of choice.
You could also do a self care gift box. This one could include bath bombs, candles in their favorite scent, lotions, a robe, and slippers.
If the person has a favorite sports team you could always make them a gift box with that theme. You could include some fan gear and stuff they can use to cheer their favorite team on from home.
One of the worst parts of being sick is spending way more time alone in bed than normal. You long for companionship and cuddles.
Sending your friend the perfect cuddle companion can be a great gift. Large stuffed animals provide a chuckle and something to cuddle with on those long days and nights of isolation.
Does your loved one have a favorite fandom? Nothing will light their face up like a huge version of their favorite character.
Flowers and other plants can be a great way to show your loved ones you are thinking of them. It can really brighten up the area they are confined to.
Make sure to send a flower or plant that is actually in soil. Cut flowers will dry quickly and may just become an eyesore.
A new potted plant will help to even purify the air in the room. They will also be left with a reminder of how much you cared.
Make sure you pick something that is easy to care for and does not need much attention.
In recent years it has become possible to get any type of cuisine you desire delivered straight to your door. You can use this to your advantage to show your sick friend how much you care.
You can now get pretty much anything delivered fresh straight to your front door. They have come a long way from just pizza and breadsticks. You can now get sushi on a wednesday night or Thai shrimp drunken noodles on a thursday.
As you know when you are sick it is hard to find the energy to prepare a satisfying meal. It would be such a pleasant surprise to find out that someone loved you enough to have your favorite meal delivered straight to your door.
Candies and Chocolates
Everyone loves to get sweets, especially chocolate. Any kind of candy always puts a smile on our face.
Chocolate and all other types of sweets are timeless. You will please a loved one of any age with this choice.
Think about it you are stuck in bed sick and you receive a delivery of white chocolate covered Oreos! Seriously, does it get better than that?
They may have another favorite, maybe they prefer chocolate covered strawberries or cheesecake. But you are able to please everyone with an option from this category.
To summarize, the next time you have a loved one that is sick and needs some cheering up, resist the urge to send a boring Get Well Soon card and take time to think about all the alternatives available. It will make all the difference to your loved ones!