Thoughtful Get Well Gift Ideas

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When I first met my husband it was clear that he was a special human being. He has one of those charismatic perosnalities that makes everyone love him so damn much. So, when he had his heart attack, it was no surprise that he had an outpouring of love from those who have the pleasure of knowing him. What was a surprise was the many ways people showed it.

From the emails and texts to the handwritten notes to the flowers (ohhh the flowers! I think we have 30 arrangements at our house) to the food, people showed so much love, concern, generosity and kindness in all sorts of ways. Here are 21 lovely get well gift ideas (either as stand alone items or combined) to say “I care”:

1. A simple and thoughtful note (emailed, text or handwritten)
2. Bouquet of flowers
3. A robe and slippers (you can never go wrong with UGGS)
4. Meals (homemade or brought in from their favorite place)
5. Fresh fruit or dried fruit/nuts

6. Pajamas (Steven Alan has a lovely selection)
7. Tea
8. Books (a close family friend sent tea and books together which was lovely)
9. Juice or kombucha
10. Chocolate or other treats
11. Homemade baked goods with a health specific angle such as “Low Cholesterol Cookies”
12. A pretty or handsome bookmark
13. Flower alternatives such as an orchid plant, a cactus, some sort of tree or a rose bush (one person sent my husband a cactus and me a rose bush which I thought was so lovely and clever)
14. Fragrant candles (I love Diptyque)
15. A giftcard for a massage
16. Their favorite vice (coffee, wine, etc.)
17. Sage or healing crystals
18. Magazines
19. Movies
20. A beautiful journal
21. Charitable donation made in the patients name

What are your go-to get well gifts?

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  1. When my dad was real sick I helped my kids make a jar with notes for my dad to open everyday from them. He loved it.

  2. I love it when people show that they care; sometimes even the smallest gestures mean so much. I remember when my boyfriend and I got cold last year (so it wasn’t even anything serious) and it was difficult for us both to go to the store and cook something. When our friends found out, they brought us a huge pot of home made spaghetti. At that time it was such help and the feeling that someone cares about you was incredible.

    I hope that your husband gets well soon. Stay strong!

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