Gift Guide: Get well soon

Whether your friend is fighting a cold or staying overnight at the hospital, a get well gift can help cheer her up. Here are some gift ideas we rounded up to lift your friend’s spirits.

Consider buying a gift basket full of essentials for your friend’s road of recovery. You can purchase a prepared gift basket from sites like Amazon or bundle up a few of your favorite items and wrap up the basket yourself (which could be a fun DIY project on a weekend).

I grabbed fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s, a few snacks, a coffee gift card, cute notepad and hand lotion and put them in a gift bag.



You can’t go wrong with candy! This basket includes a handful of popular movie theater candy and chocolate, which may be a useful gift if you’re friend is in bed watching movies all day.



This package I found on Amazon by Nikki’s Gift Baskets includes a book, an adorable coffee mug and snacks – stuffed in a doctor’s bag for a creative look.

gift basket


Another cute product is the care package below that I found on Pinterest. From the store, purchase a sturdy water bottle, a mini pack of tissues, cough drops, lip balm and vitamins. Print off a free get well tag here, which can simply be tied onto the straw with twine.

get well bottle


Another DIY care package is putting together a spa basket. From stores like Target or Bath & Body Works, gather items such as lavender-scented lotion, a small candle, a hair brush, Rosemary-scented soap, a loofah, an aromatherapy scrub, massage tools and anything else you want to include in the basket that will create a cozy environment for your friend. (Don’t forget to purchase the basket!) Short on time? Purchase a spa basket and have it delivered straight to your friend as a surprise!

spa basket as a get well gift via
Credit: 1800 Flowers


A warm cup of tea can relax the mind and body, while serving up important antioxidants to help rebuild your immune system. The package below from Bag Ladies Tea includes 25 English Breakfast Tea bags, each with their own thoughtful and uplifting quote. It makes a great gift for tea lovers!




What other items do you grab for a friend who is feeling under the weather?