Get Well Soon Gift Basket Ideas

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Get Well Soon Gift Basket Ideas
Any basket works as the container for the gift. (Straw basket image by Tasha from

Homemade gift baskets allow you to fully customise the gift to fit the personality of the recipient and your budget. A get well soon gift basket cheers up a recipient who is feeling ill, on bed rest or admitted to the hospital. Choose a variety of items that will help the recipient feel better or recover faster.

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Tea is considered a comfort drink particularly when someone is feeling under the weather. Put together a tea gift basket to soothe discomfort. Choose a few different flavours of tea to give the recipient variety. Include a new tea cup or tea pot in the basket. Round out the get-well-soon gift with a jar of honey and a few lemons, which are often thought to help with sickness. Fresh mint leaves are another accent that goes well with tea.

Survival Kit

A sickness survival kit provides the recipient with some basic essentials to get him through the illness. Adapt the contents to fit the specific health issue he is facing. Some good options for this gift basket include tissues, vitamins, herbal remedies for the illness, a rice heating pad, a hot water bottle and antibacterial products. Add in a few treats for the recipient such as chocolate to make the gift basket more exciting.


Spending time in bed or at the hospital often results in boredom. Create a gift basket based around entertainment so the recipient has something to keep him busy while he recovers. Consider the type of entertainment the recipient enjoys when selecting the gifts. Also consider the facilities available where the patient is recovering. For example, if he has access to a TV and DVD player, choose a few new movies for the basket. If the recipient enjoys reading, give him a few new books and a book light in case the lighting is bad where he's recovering. Puzzle books and music CDs are other entertainment options to consider. Mix and match the entertainment options for a custom gift.


Help the recipient feel a little more comfort with a gift basket of cosy items. Think about the type of items that would ease some of the discomfort the recipient is feeling. A soft robe and slippers work well particularly if the recipient is stuck wearing ugly hospital gowns. Lotion is another option for a comforting gift basket. If the recipient is recovering at home, candles can offer a peaceful environment that adds to the comfort level. Consider the condition of the recipient before choosing candles. If the recipient is stuck in bed and can't get around very well, candles could become a danger.

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