Whether it’s a broken bone, a bad case of typhoid fever, an aggressive toenail fungus, or just a long bout with the blues, everyone falls on hard times. Show them you care with one of these get well gifts, which range from the heartwarming and delicious to the weird. No matter their ailment or personality, we think you’ll find something on this list to raise their spirits.
50 Reasons We Love You Jar
Imagine how nice it would be to sit in a hospital bed trying to recover from illness or injury and read through slip after slip of paper from people who love you telling you why they do. It would be a good gift to help you get well, don’t you think?
You and everyone you know can send messages of health and wellness nicely packaged in your choice of custom-made boxes. Flatterbox (a box full of compliments) is a wonderful way to tell them all the good things their friends think about them, and is the perfect way to pick them up when they are down.
1 Day of Yard Work
One of the worst things about being sick is laying there thinking about all the things that are not getting done while you are unable to do them. Ease some of the worry by rolling up the ol’ sleeves and doing some much needed chores. Let them concentrate on getting better instead of cutting the grass.
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I Love You Bean
The I Love You Bean is just a normal lima bean that you plant in some dirt. You water it and put it in the sun, and you wait for it to sprout. But when it does, the little bean sprout has the words “I Love You” printed right there on the side. It’s a little bit of get well magic you can grow.
Soup Delivery Service
We all have the urge to make chicken soup for a sick loved one, but that’s hard to do if you live hundreds or thousands of miles away. Enter the Spoonful of Comfort. They will deliver a basket containing gourmet soup, bread, cookies, a personalized note, and even a ladle. It’s the next best thing to doing yourself.
Box of Memories From Their Childhood
Sometimes when you are sick it is hard to think of anything else. A box full of memories of better days might be just the thing to take their mind off feeling bad. Sights, sounds, flavors, and smells could all be included, and it all will help.
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Giant Microbes Heart Warming Box
Cuddle with the enemy with this box of giant plush microbes. The doctors will do a double take when they see a macro-sized Epstein-Barr Virus on the bed next to a Penicillium chrysogenum bacteria. Fair warning: there’s also a sperm and egg pair.
Custom Fortune Cookies
When someone is recovering from an illness, getting them a bunch of greasy Chinese food is probably not the best idea. But, while they might not be up for eating some General Tso’s chicken, a fancy custom fortune cookie with an inspiring message might be just the thing.
Mail Order Cupcakes In A Jar
Be careful sending these jars, which are hand-packed with a pair of cupcakes, as a get well soon gift, because it could be counterproductive. We’re not saying they are unhealthy, just that getting these won’t make a sick person want to heal quickly if they think there might be more cupcakes on the way.
Send A Message On A Potato
What we have here is a potato, stamped with a message of your choice or even a picture, that is sent through the mail. It is edible, as potatoes tend to be, but that’s not what will cheer them up on their sick bed. No, what will cheer them up is getting a potato in the mail.
The cool thing about giving an Edible Arrangement as a get well soon gift is that even if they are not feeling up to eating much, it is happy to just sit there looking pretty. It’s like giving flowers that visiting well wishers can snack on. And it’s even healthy to boot!
Harry & David Gift Basket
We’d think about getting hit by a train if it meant someone would send a Harry & David’s gift basket to the hospital. These things are the best. Full of gourmet food and the freshest fruit, gift baskets like this make being sick almost worth it.