If you know someone who isn’t doing so well, for whatever reason, you can always cheer them up with a get-well-soon gift.
We’ve gathered together some cute gift ideas to put a smile on their face, or you can even combine two or three of these gifts to make them feel so special and loved during their time in need.
So let’s get to making someone smile with these get well soon gift ideas.
Oversized Teddy Bear
Bear hugs are always the best remedy! Give someone an oversized teddy bear reminiscent of the ones you've tried to win at street fairs and carnivals. Plus, they can give them big cuddles or just smile at the bear as they recover.
You can even say that you won the bear at a carnival to make it a little more thoughtful. But the question is, will they believe you? Probably not, but it’s the thought that counts.
You can find the perfect size teddy bear here!
Their Favorite Subscription
Charge up their iPad or Laptop. Whether they are at home recovering or still in the hospital, you can help them pass the time by getting them a gift card to a subscription service, like Netflix, Hulu, or Spotify.
Get ready for their binge-fest to begin. Add their favorite shows into a list so they can find them with ease! Add in some funny shows because laughter is always the best medicine! Make them an inspiring playlist on Spotify for them to listen to.
Help them to pass the time with a subscription!
Home Baked Goods
Who doesn’t love home-baked goods?
Why do we love them so much? Because they are made with love! When your friend or family member is in a time of need, cheer them up with their favorite baked goods. Even if you’re not the best baker, they will know it was made with love and will help to cheer them up during their recovery.
Here’s our favorite recipe for some yummy brownies.
A Cozy Blanket
Life always feels better when you’re all cozy under the blankets. This thick knit blanket isn’t just pretty, but it’s also a weighted blanket.
Weighted blankets are known for helping with anxiety and sensory issues. Some people find that they help ease chronic pain as well. Either way, a weighted blanket can be a great tool to help people feel more comfortable while they’re on the route to recovery.
Bearaby blanket has many different colors and sizes to choose from.
VidDay Video Gift
Giving support to someone through their health journey is important. This is why we offer free VidDay get-well videos.
That’s right, get well soon videos are 100% free.
Encouragement is important for someone going through an illness. It’s powerful to hear loving and supportive get-well messages from family and friends while in a time of need. You’ll brighten their day with a get well soon video montage. Learn everything you need to know about video making here.
Start your VidDay get well soon video for free!
Plants Instead of Flowers
They are probably receiving get-well flowers from everyone. Instead, you should get them a plant! This way they can keep it long after they’ve recovered. Since they might not have a lot of energy to take care of something, we’d recommend these easy to care for plants:
The Sill offers an arrangement of plant bundles for you to choose from.
Books or Comics
Help them pass the time getting their favorite book or comic at a local bookshop or heading over to your local library. When someone is not well, a good book must strike an important balance — it must be good enough to entertain you and simple enough that your hazy brain doesn't get lost.
Barns and Nobels recommended these six books for when someone is getting well:
Princess Bride by William Goldman
Jeeves and Wooster, or anything and everything written by P.G. Wodehouse
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
A Body Pillow
Making the doctor’s orders of “take it easy and rest” to a whole other level.
Body pillows are so comfortable. They make you feel like you’re constantly getting a hug, and who doesn’t want to feel like they are continually getting a hug when they are sick? A body pillow is a great way to get all comfortable while being on the road to recovery.
It’s a get-well gift that they’ll use even after they’ve recovered!
We do love this body pillow here!
Games, Games, and More Games
Puzzles Besides being fun, working on puzzles give you a real mental workout. Plus, they can help your friend or family member pass the time while they are getting better!
Adult coloring books help you bring yourself back to the past. They bring your back in time when you were a kid drawing in your coloring books. But, adult coloring books are upgraded versions, where you can be proud of what you produced, all while enjoying the creative and therapeutic journey of coloring.
Get Well Gift Ideas
Above all — we always suggest supporting your local business and purchasing gifts with the environment in mind.
What’s your favorite Get Well Soon gift idea from our list?
And don’t forget to get started on a Free Get Well Video gift with VidDay.