When someone you love is feeling low because they have recently been admitted to or discharged from hospital, one of the best ways to raise their spirits is by putting together a care package. Whether it is full of lots of tasty treats that they enjoy, some reading material for when boredom sets in, pampering and grooming accessories or whatever appeals to them individually, they are bound to love the thought and attention you put into sending that positive message of get well soon.
Care packages are a perfect gift idea because they are so versatile. You can put virtually anything in them, within reason. You obviously have to be careful if they are on a special diet or the ward they are currently in at hospital has specific rules about what can be given to patients, but that shouldn’t stop you from creating a great package.
Below are some great ideas for get well soon packages, to give you some inspiration if you are unsure of where to start.
Home Baking and Home Comforts
One great suggestion for items to include in a care package, especially if the recipient is currently in hospital is lots of home-made baked goods or other home comforts. Do they have a favourite type of muffin, cake or even donut? No-one likes hospital food much, as it not very inspiring or exciting.
If you are a dab hand in the kitchen, you could take some time out to bake some tasty treats for them. Not only will they appreciate having something delicious to bite into and the sugar rush that goes with it, they will appreciate the thought and time that went into your home-made creations. Even if you aren’t the world’s best baker or cook, the well-meaning sentiment behind a home-made gift will mean the world to someone going through a rough time physically and mentally.
Pampering and Grooming Goods
When you are stuck in hospital, although it is the healthiest place to be when you are ill, you often do not feel particularly nice in your own skin. Therefore, if someone has just got out of hospital, you could help them feel themselves again with a care package centred around personal pampering and grooming products. Perfumed luxury soaps, bath bombs and moisturising lotions are all great things to include along with scented candles and even other things aimed at helping them to relax.
Order a Pre-Made Gift Basket as a Care Package
Although it can be nice to make one from scratch yourself to send to someone you care about, we don’t always have the time. The alternative is ordering a get well package that has been pre-made. You can still put your heart into it by choosing a theme and items for it that you know will appeal to the recipient. Buying one that is made for you gives you the peace of mind knowing that your friend or relative is going to get a nice gift, delivered to them with lots of stuff they really love. It can also make you feel better if you feel you are unable to give them much of your time because of a busy workload.