Thursday, 14 March 2013

What should a Get Well Soon gift basket contain?

An accident or illness often takes a lot of time to leave behind. If someone you love has been recuperating from an accident or is on the path to recovery from an illness, the least you could do is to encourage the person to get well soon.

Though nothing beats the efficacy of encouraging words delivered in person, you can always send gift baskets in case you are unable to come and visit that loved one. However, unlike gifts for other occasions, you need to put a lot of thought while selecting get well gift baskets. If you are in a dilemma about what to choose and what to steer clear of on such an occasion, here are some factors to keep in mind in order to make a good choice. 


To begin with, remember that you don’t need to invest a lot and buy flashy gifts. Rather, it’s the thought behind your gift that really matters. You gift should cheer up the patient and make him/her feel loved and cared for. Flowers often top the list of get well soon gifts and you too can opt for a flower gift basket to convey your heartfelt wishes. You can let a personalized get well soon card accompany your unique gift basket, which would suit both the patient and the occasion well.

However, before you check online gift stores to buy flowers, make sure that your intended recipient loves flowers. It would also be prudent to check if s/he suffers from any allergies and if s/he does, it would be advisable to steer clear of flowers that could worsen the condition. 

Tasty treats

Foods are yet another of those excellent get well gift ideas. However, unlike gourmet delicacies that you might buy for other occasions, you need to shop differently when buying get well soon gifts. Fresh fruits, dried fruits, cookies, soups, green tea/lemon tea/ginseng tea etc are some gifts that you might consider buying.

You may also check what your recipient’s favorite food items are, and bring some of those packed in a customized gift basket. These could include anything from chocolate raisins, and mixed nuts, to candy grapefruits, honey roasted pistachios, caramel raspberry popcorn and more. But before buying any of these food items, it’s advisable to get them approved by the medical professional treating your intended recipient.
After all, you surely don’t want to bring a gift that would end up making the person sicker! Once the doctor approves your gifts, you can buy favorite food treats or healthy food items, which are sure to be appreciated by the patient.

If you wish to give something that would give your recipient company, you might get a cute and cuddly teddy bear, along with other items like a coffee mug, some food treats etc. Some of you might think that teddy bears are for kids but you never know what comfort and joy a teddy can bring even to an adult! So, take the bear-y route to bring wishes of health and happiness in your recipient’s life.

Puzzles and Magazines

Puzzles, magazines, and other reading materials are some get-well gift ideas worth consideration. Since killing time is often an uphill task when one is recovering from an illness or injury, such things can keep the mind occupied, and keep feelings of loneliness at bay.

However, you need to take the patient's interests into consideration when buying magazines to encourage him/her to read them. It’s also important to ensure that your recipient is well enough to do puzzles or else, such gifts might end up being a source of frustration rather than delight. 

So, consider what suits your recipient the best, and then buy a get well soon gift that suits your budget and is sure to bring a smile on the lips of your loved one treading the road to recovery.

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