So you just heard about a friend or loved one that is feeling under the weather. Below you will find some considerate and meaningful get well soon gift ideas.
Take your time and pick out the perfect one – your friend is sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness.
What Makes a Good ‘Get Well Soon’ Gift?
The main thing is to send something. The fact that you went out of your way to choose and purchase a get-well-soon gift for your friend will make a huge difference!
Once you’ve decided to send a gift, make sure it’s appropriate, both to the individual and to the occasion. For instance, if your friend is a huge fan of the band 21 Pilots, you might want to send them a band t-shirt or tickets to an upcoming concert.
But you also want the gift to be suitable for their situation; if they’re recovering from a surgery they may not be able to attend a concert at this point, so perhaps a get well gift that they can appreciate from their bed would be ideal.
Top 5 Get Well Soon Gifts for Anyone
1. House Call Get Well Soon Basket
When you wish you could be there for your ailing friend, but circumstances just don’t allow, send this great basket in your (or the doctor’s) stead.
Stuffed to the brim with get-well goodies like Campbell’s Chicken Noodle, lemon ginger tea, and even some activities to keep them from getting bored, this one is a no-brainer. They be so grateful for your thoughtfulness, even if from afar.
2. Vitamin Me Little Letters of Inspiration
Vitamin Me features 60 pill capsules with several facial expressions. Inside each “get well” vitamin are blank pieces of paper in assorted colors. You can use these to write sweet notes and roll them up into each capsule.
Extra love and encouragement are wonderful medicine! That’s the whole idea behind sending someone a get well soon message or gift.
3. Warm + Cozy Care Package
The Warm + Cozy Care Package is like sending a get-well hug! A hand-made custom box will brighten her day.
From snuggly socks to warm tea and cinnamon sticks, let her know you are thinking of her and wishing her a speedy recovery.
4. Cure-All Kitty Flower Basket
This little kitty really could be a cure-all… If not for the body, than at least for the heart and soul. With its pretty colors and sweet face, it will brighten up their room in no-time, and remind them that you are thinking of them and praying for a speedy recovery.
5. Hug in a Mug Tumbler
Share “a hug in a mug” with that special someone.
Our personalized tumblers will keep your drinks at an optimal temperature – whether you are enjoying a hot or cold drink. You can choose from stainless steel or six additional colors.
These Polar Camel mugs are similar to the pricier YETI-brand tumblers in look, quality, durability, and performance. It’s a very practical gift to wish someone well.
5 Best Get Well Soon Gifts for Him
Guys need encouragement too. When he’s down and out, here are some comforting and meaningful gift ideas.
1. Back Massager & Heat Pad
The Snailax Heating Pad is extra large to cover the back, shoulders, and neck. Anyone would enjoy a heated massage at the end of a long day.
The heating and massager can even be used on your waist, abdominal area, and legs. You can enjoy an invigorating or gentle massage anytime, and even fall asleep while doing so: it features automatic shutoff at 30 minutes.
2. 3D Puzzle to Help Him Pass the Time
This ingenious laser-cut wooden puzzle is a great way to spend some quiet time.
It comes with easy-to-follow instructions, and 2.5 hours later, he will have a working music box. And boy, will it make him feel better after all the creative fun! This 84 piece set is recommended for 14 years and older.
3. Balloons in a Box
Here’s the ideal gift to express your “get well” wishes. Bring a smile to your friend’s face with the Feel Better Balloon Gift Package.
A special sound chip is inserted, and when the box is opened, a sweet melody is played. This delightful gift is sure to lift anyone’s spirits.
4. Feel Better Box for Men
This basket designed just for men will show him just how much you care! Filled with all of his get-well necessities like tea, a great mug, a relaxing candle, cozy socks and more. He’ll be on his way to 100% in no time.
5. Maybe Swearing Will Help Adult Coloring Book
Sometimes swearing is the ONLY thing that helps. This coloring book takes that into consideration.
Maybe Swearing Will Help is an adult coloring book for those with a sense of humor and perhaps a bit of a foul mouth.
Each page is bound to make you smile and perhaps even chuckle. Life is short; enjoy some mischief every now and then.
Some related humor: Chronic Illness Memes for Those Fighting a Chronic Condition
5 Best Get Well Soon Gifts for Her
She is the person you care about most, so when the special woman in your life is experiencing an ailment, these Get Well Soon gifts will let her know how much you care.
1. Personalized Candle
These small-batch, hand-poured “Get Well Soon” Candles are a must-have.
Burning for up to 25 hours, this candle is sure to bring comfort and get-well wishes. You can choose from various scents, sure to please the most discerning people.
Made from soy wax for a clean-burning candle.
2. Plush & Comforting Robe
Wrap her in comfort and coziness as she recovers. She’ll love this incredibly plush robe not just when she’s feeling a bit under the weather, but all year ’round.
Made of the most luxuriously soft materials and available in three neutral tones, she’ll never want to take it off!
3. Feel Better Spoon
For the tea lover, how about a handcrafted vintage teaspoon that wishes the best to someone. It’s a reminder of how much you care and also a creatively a saucy wish to help them “feel better spoon.”
Each spoon is hand-stamped. No two will be alike. This little wish is sure to bring a smile to their face each and every time they use this cute spoon.
4. Here for You Practical Care Package
These practical care packages are so thoughtful – and necessary for everyday life. From useful, everyday items to extra special care items, Here For You offers it all.
You can customize your own box or let them fill up a care package for you. Either way, they can supply what you have in mind. Here’s a review and unboxing of one of these thoughtful sympathy gifts.
5. Tea & Soup
Some snuggly socks, warm soup, and thoughtfulness are all it might take to help someone to feel better. So order a Get Well Soon Comfort Kit for that special friend!
A little rest, a nice hot cup of tea, and some well wishes go a long way. This gift is sure to help your friend along the road to wellness.
5 Best Get Well Soon Gifts for Kids
Kids often bounce right back after sickness, but what if it goes on longer than expected? What about those dear children who bear a heavy load, enduring a disability, a condition, an injury? Here are some sweet gifts of encouragement for the young ones in your life you wish to get well soon.
1. Personalized Blanket
Nothing is worse than watching your child be ill. A warm hug and a sweet kiss while wrapped up in this super-soft personalized blanket will go a long way to help your child feel better.
With dozens of colors to pick from, you are sure to find the perfect shade for your little one.
2. The Giving Bear
We all could use a snuggle once in a while.
The Giving Bear is designed to be gifted to anyone in need of a little comfort. Do you see his special corduroy ear? That one is made specifically for listening.
A souvenir bookmark with a note of support comes tied around this sweet bear’s neck. The message offers a wish of bravery and strength when it is needed the most.
Send a Giving Bear, and remind your child that a friend is always near.
3. Get Well Ice Cream
Who says ice cream is just for tonsillitis patients? Maybe that was actually the case, or maybe kids just really love ice cream? Whatever the case may be, they’ll love how thoughtful these delicious get-well pints are.
4. Custom Tumbler
Our customized tumbler is the perfect size for juices and flavored waters. Ensure that your child stays hydrated with this 20 oz. tumbler, which will be special because it’s customized with their name or initial. You can make it extra special by filling it with their favorite candy and get-well notes.
They’ll be so excited when they see their name or initial put on the front of their very own stainless steel tumbler!
5. Hug in a Box
Hugs are a cure-all. Now you can send a hug in a box to someone who needs one.
What’s inside? A tiny hand-sewn felt monkey in a matchbox! A sweet gift that will be greatly appreciated, it’s the perfect size to fit into the palm of a hand or in a pocket.
This little monkey will bring a smile and joy to anyone that receives him.
DIY Get Well Soon Gift Ideas
Here are some simple, fun, and affordable DIY ideas.
1. Gift Basket
Put together a basket of their favorite things such as:
- Nail Polish
- Face Masks
- Coffee or Tea
- Fuzzy Socks
- Favorite Candy
- Handwritten Notes
- Small Plants
For more masculine ideas, check out our helpful DIY Gift Basket Ideas for Men guide!
2. Personal Letters
Write them a personal letter filled with shared memories, comforting quotes, and snipping’s from the funnies section of the newspaper.
3. Favorite Meal
Make them their favorite meal or dessert! Everyone appreciates a good home-cooked meal when they’re sick or out of commission.
4. Everything Yellow
Help them beat the blues with everything yellow that they love! Flowers, candy, drinks, jewelry, clothes – just to name a few.
5. An Evening of Pampering
Get their mind off being ill by spending the night watching their favorite movies or shows while eating their favorite junk food!
Make sure to really “sell” it. I’m sure you know that most people will decline an offer of help, as being sick or having an injury/condition makes them feel like an inconvenience. But who’s going to say no to “a night of pampering”?!?!
“Get Well Soon” Message Ideas
Here are some of our favorite things to write or draw in a sweet, meaningful, or clever Get Well Soon card.
1. Can’t wait to see you back on your feet, smiling and happy again!
This is an honest, simple, encouraging ‘get well soon’ message for anyone that you care about. For 100 more messages and quotes like this, find inspiration here.
2. Encourage-Mint: You can do it!
Send an encourage-mint! This can be a card like the one pictured above, or you can slap a blank sticker onto a box of mints and write your own encourage-mint message.
3. I’m really sick of you being sick!
Of course, you don’t want to say this to just anyone. But to your bestie, or the person with whom you always swap memes and snarky jokes, this is the perfect quote.
4. Well at least you don’t have to wear a cone
This get well soon card is perfect for someone who is in a cast or restricted to the hospital bed. At least they don’t have to wear the Cone of Shame!
5. It’s for times like this that the universe gave us YouTube and endless cat videos. Get well soon!
You know that’s what they’re doing anyways. Just tip your hat to mindless entertainment and wish them a quick and full recovery.
6. We’re rooting for you to get well soon
Smiling carrots, onions, and radishes add depth (get it?!) of meaning to a well-wishing card that says, “We’re rooting for you!”
7. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
These days, some people scoff at this oft-used phrase. But to those who are suffering, the fact that you are thinking of them and praying for them is very meaningful! So if you really are thinking and praying for their recovery, be sure to let them know – they will appreciate it, and be encouraged.
8. Wishing you a speedy recovery
Turtles and snails are the essence of slowness. Which is what makes this card funny – recovery always feels so slow! But with a touch of humor, your friend will smile as they appreciate your get well wishes.
We hope your friend or loved one is feeling better soon. Help them along the way with a little get-well surprise from our list, and don’t forget to write a special feel better soon message.