Get Well Soon Gift Ideas

Information verified correct on December 4th, 2016

Send your thoughts and best wishes to a special someone with one of these gifts. Nothing says ‘get well soon’ better than a thoughtful present.

Home care and hospital patients feel remembered or even cheered up easily when they receive get-well gifts. Gifts bring a meaning to the time spent when recovering from an operation or an illness. You can spend a lot of money buying big show gifts but there is no need to be extravagant since small heartfelt offerings are best and appropriate for the patient.

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How to choose get well gifts

With their beauty and fragrance, flowers and plants can cheer up a patient, but other patients may have allergies on them, so you’ll need to be careful. Flowers and plants can be excellent get-well gift ideas if the recipient loves them.

Food gifts are also a good idea for great get-well gifts. It is advisable not to bring the recipient's favourite foods, either when the patient is at home or hospital - unless they are approved first by their medical professionals, they can be great get-well gifts only if allowed.

Do not forget to match your get-well gift with the patient’s condition. For a patient who is bored and perhaps has nothing to do, just sitting up on the bed a lot of the time, then it is wise and also fine to give magazines and puzzles. But for those who are spending their time sleeping, games and reading materials are not a good get-well gifts for them.

Some patients are eager to do things that can keep them busy. Crafts are a good get-well gifts for such patients, since they can use them from time to time and store neatly in the bedside or on top of the night stand.

Patients can also be brought cheery gifts with a message of ‘get well soon’ such as on a wooden pig, teddy bear and many more. You can also buy foil messages, balloon and tie, and place them at the end of the bed. Remember to bring a patient get-well gifts from the heart, but also what counts a lot is being there to visit your sick family member or friend.

Some more great get-well gift ideas include a TV series or a DVD box set, film trilogy, comedy films, sugar free mints, non-perfumed shower gel, and also a hamper of goodies. Look for the gift your are interested in purchasing and explain to the recipient why you chose it. Hopefully, the get-well gift can become something the patient will appreciate and remind him or her of your support during the difficult times.

Best 10 get well gifts

Get Well Gift Flowers from Flowers for Everyone

This box contains an assortment of seasonal blooms arranged with leaves and a balloon. The vibrant colours are designed to brighten their day or room.

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Morning Sunrise - Flower Bouquet from Macarthur Baskets

Beautiful flowers can cheer up any person. The effect that flowers may have on a person who is unwell and is receiving treatment at the hospital is heart-warming.

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Fruit Basket from Flowers for Everyone

Fruit can help give you a lot of beneficial nutrients that your body requires. This arrangement also features a bright and fresh fruit that are both seasonal and tropical.

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A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues from Booktopia

Described as America's answer to JRR TOlkien, author George RR Martin has dominated book sales with his Game of Thrones series. This complete box set will help kill the boredom.

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MOR Cosmetics Emporium White Belladonna Soap from Recreate Yourself

Just because someone's in hospital doesn't mean they can't smell great. This White Belladonna Soap has moisturising Vitamin E and Shea Butter to nourish the skin.

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All Sorts of Liquorice - Childrens Hamper from Macarthur Baskets

The taste buds of a sick person are usually affected. You can surprise him or her with all sorts of liquorice sweet hampers

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Reflexology Circulation Massager from Innovations

Reflexology circulation massager can be a great gift, as it will stimulate the nerves of the sick person causing the feet muscles to relax.

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Bossypants by Tina Fey from The Book Depository

A biography of Tina Fey, from her youthful days as a nerd to her college romance and career - this hilarious read will sure bring a smile to his or her face.

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Get well gifts for guys

Electric Shaver from Amazon

You can still keep well-groomed when in hospital. This electric shaver will help a sick man shave easily and conveniently from bed.

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True Natural Health Magazine Subscription from iSUBSCRiBE

Someone can get bored when unwell. You can offer your guy a true natural health magazine subscription; it will keep him busy and make him have fun and also learn a few things about health.

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Muffin Mix - Cake Hamper from Macarthur Baskets

If they're allowed to eat these, a gourmet mix of 18 mini muffins is sure to be a win with him. Give him a break from the horrible hospital food.

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Get well gifts for girls

Comfort Casual Shoes from Innovations

Regular walk helps tone muscles on the lower parts of the body. Comfort Casual Shoes are designed in a way that a sick girl may feel comfortable when wearing them, as she takes a walk around.

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Travel Hula Hoop from Innovations

This amazing gift is an enjoyable way to stay fit. You can buy the Travel Hula Hoop for a sick girl to exercise with it or to help her on the road to recovery. It is portable, easy to use, and requires less energy.

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Joint Support Gloves from Innovations

This classy joint support gloves can aid in healing, in case your daughter twisted her wrist. It has a lining that allows the skin to breathe for a long time. It offers comfort when one is sleeping.

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Ladies' Multifunction Razor from Innovations

A girl who is recovering from sickness might not be quick to go to the beauty parlor. The Ladies Multifunction Razor can be a perfect gift, as she can remove hair from her face, under arms and legs just from the comfort of her home.

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Get well gifts for kids

Sleepy Bear Baby Hamper from Macarthur Baskets

There's nothing more comforting that a soft cuddly toy. It's everything that a little kid needs for a good nights sleep a well. This soft and colourful rattle teddy bar also comes with a baby blanket.

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What does the Fox Say? from The Book Depository

According to the popular YouTube video with more than 200 million views, the fox says a lot of crazy things. With playful illustrations, this picture book is sure to be a favourite.

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Get well gifts for teenagers

Sister Act 1 And 2 from DVDLand

This movie is full of irresistible laughter, music and fun. The teenager can keep him/herself busy watching Sister Act 1 and 2. It is said that laughter is medicine

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Tropicana Flower Arrangement from Flowers for Everyone

An array of yellow Lilies, tangy orange Rose Buds and electric blue Irises this assortment will bring a smile to any special someone.

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