It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes… for some. For others, not so much. These are unusual times and many people are spending their time recovering in a hospital, in a rehab facility, or even at home from a surgery, injury, or illness. It takes time to rebuild energy and resume normal activities. Face it, it’s hard to celebrate when you’re in the healing process … a little pampering can make your family member or friend feel a little perkier. Plus, it’s always nice to be remembered with a surprise that’s also practical!
Unfortunately, the typical gift basket may not be appropriate and flowers don’t last long. A plant takes time to care and may be more trouble for someone recuperating. Sometimes you want more than a get-well card. Different surgeries, injuries, or illnesses produce divergent needs. Picture yourself in their situation, then think of unique ways to make someone a boost to feel better. Nothing is more personal than a well thought out gift. Here are a few ideas we believe may be welcomed:
- Comforting tea, like chamomile or matcha, along with wildflower honey sticks
- Adult coloring books and pencils
- Comfy jammies and robe
- Non-skid gripper slippers
- An uplifting book
- Healing herbs like lavender or chamomile
- Plush neck pillow or throw
- Offer to tidy up their house
- A lap desk to use when they are in bed
- Lavender oil products to promote sleep; peppermint oil to lessen nausea
- Pampering basket with lotion, soaps, magazine, dry shampoo, lip balm
- Homemade soup to eat now or freeze
- Healing Himalayan salt block lamp
- Meal delivery
- Play chauffer to run errands
There are probably many more. Let us know what suggestions you have to brighten the day of a recuperating patient. You will feel better knowing you’ve helped your loved one feel better!
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