With the winter season in full swing, you might have noticed a large number of people being affected by illnesses of all kinds, from the flu and strep throat to minor coughs and colds. That’s because the cold weather confines people to the indoors, where germs and bacteria are trapped and spread more easily. Maybe you’ve already gotten sick this winter or perhaps someone close to you has fallen ill recently. Whether they’re suffering from a serious illness or a minor issue, there’s no doubt your loved one will appreciate a small gift to show you care. Here a few of our favorite get well soon gifts that should help get your loved one back on their feet soon.
- Uplifting Bouquet of Flowers
Whether they’re in the hospital recovering from surgery or are dealing with the repercussions of not getting their flu shot on time, your loved one will love an arrangement of fresh flowers. Teleflora has a large selection of get well flowers to brighten someone’s day and inspire them to persevere through their illness. From bright, cheerful daisies to soft, delicate roses, there are plenty of options to surprise your loved ones who are under the weather.
- A Jumbo-Sized Stuffed Animal
If you’ve been to a carnival before, you’ve probably seen the look of joy a child wears on his face after winning a large teddy bear from one of those seemingly impossible carnival games. If you know a kid who’s under the weather, consider surprising them with an oversized stuffed animal that can serve as a companion during the recovery process.
- Snack Basket
The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, right? Why not present them with some of their favorite snacks to give them some comfort while they’re healing? Make a DIY snack basket with their favorite sweet and savory snacks – and maybe throw in some healthy options for good measure! Keep in mind that depending on someone’s condition, they may not be able to eat some of their favorite snacks. Just check-in and see how they are feeling and what would be best before shopping!
- The Gift of Comfort
When you’re not entirely sure of what your loved one needs or wants, you can never go wrong giving them something comforting they can use and wear while they’re lounging about and getting better. A warm throw blanket and a pair of fuzzy socks or slippers will keep them cozy and warm during this tough time. You truly can’t put a price on comfort.
- Coloring Books
These fun activities aren’t just for kids anymore! Nowadays, adults are using coloring books as a way to relax their minds and pass the time. There’s something therapeutic about taking some crayons or colored pencils and staying between the lines of an intricate pattern, transforming a black and white page into something vivid and spectacular. It’s also a great activity for people who need to stay off their feet for extended periods of time. Coloring gives them a break from the screens they’re no doubt staring at as they binge-watch some new TV shows and scroll through their social media feeds. Plus, it can help people feel like they’re accomplishing something nice and productive, which can be constructive for individuals whose physical conditions are keeping them from work or school.
Books are pretty common gifts for all occasions – birthdays, Christmas and just because. But they are the perfect gift when someone you love has fallen ill and has plenty of time to kill. Have they shown interest in a popular book series? Or has their favorite author released a new book they’ve been wanting to check out? Whether they’re into the spooky tales of Stephen King or would prefer a light, fun read from Emily Giffin, they will love a book from their favorite genre to entertain them during the recovery process.