Recovering from an illness, surgery, or extensive medical treatments can be a long drawn-out painful and boring time. Thoughtful gifts from family and friends can ease recovery and convalescence. if you are searching for get well gifts for someone who is on the road to recovery, choose a gift to brighten their room, entertain them, or a gift that will
make them more comfortable.
Greenery is a lovely way to brighten a sickroom. Bamboo in a glass dish with a pebble base is pretty and low-maintenance, as is a cactus. For a truly unique get-well gift choose a soil less plant in a glass bulb that can hang from the ceiling. Low-maintenance or no-maintenance is the key when choosing a plant. If plants aren’t your thing, look for a stained-glass insert that can hang in a window, a music-box, snow-globe, or balloon arrangement.
For patients who are confined to a sick-bed, boredom and depression can become issues. Choose presents that will entertain. DVD boxed sets of comedies are always popular – laughter is the best medicine! Seinfeld, Cheers, and Friends are all great choices. For avid readers, choose paperback books or magazines as they are easy to hold for weaker convalescents. If vision is a problem, particularly for older patients, look for large print books, or even a Kindle. And for patients who are too weak to sit up well enough to hold a book, audio-books are available across the country in a variety of genres. Choose several different CDs or MP3s and make sure that there is a suitable player available.
It is difficult to have a positive mental attitude and recover from illness when a person is physically uncomfortable. Comfortable pajamas, a dressing gown and rubber soled options are thoughtful gifts, particularly if the individual is in a public facility such as a hospital. An ergonomic neck pillow or body pillow can help patients who are confined to bed, while a small fishbowl with a goldfish or a beta fighting fish can provide interest and make a hospital room more homey.
While recovering from an illness isn’t fun, there are many gifts that can comfort a patient and help ease them back into good cheer and good health. In addition to being great get well presents, the above suggestions can also make suitable thank you gifts and teacher gifts as well.