It can be hard to watch someone you care about go through sickness. You can feel powerless because there really isn’t much you can do to help them through it. Just imagine how they feel. Especially during this cold and flu season, sickness hits and you cannot do anything until it leaves. Most of the time you just have to wait until it passes.
Although there is not a ton you can do to help them get over the sickness, putting together a care package for your friend can really comfort them. When sending a get well care package, it is important to include things that will make life their life a little easier or make them feel better. To help you out, we have compiled a list of great things to include in a care package to a sick friend.
Cozy Couch Bundle
When someone is sick, they are often confined to the couch or the bed. This can be difficult for many people to handle because they just want to get up and go. To make couch life a little better, put together a gift basket full of things to help them out. You can include things like throw blankets, slippers, and fuzzy socks to keep them warm. You can also throw in a candle they can light while they sit on the couch all day. Adding these things will make laying on the couch all a little bit better.
Essential Oils and Diffuser
While someone is going through illness, essential oils can help to relieve some of the symptoms. That being said, add a few essential oils and a diffuser to help your loved one try to get better a little quicker. There are oils specially designed for cold and flu that can really help someone get better. There are also Aromatherapy scented candles, lotions, and hand creams that you can send if you are not interested in a diffuser. Even if they don’t cure the illness, essential oils can help to relieve stress and will make the person feel better all around.
Foods and Drinks They Can Actually Have
As you know, when someone is sick there diet is often seriously limited. Whether it is because they have an upset stomach, sore throat, or they just don’t have the energy to eat certain foods, it can be tough for anyone going through this. To make your loved one feel better, package up some of the best “sick” foods and drinks and bring them on over. Things to include are tea, juice or electrolytes, soups, and other easy to make foods that are easy on the stomach. Throw in a mug or water bottle to complete the gift.
Special Get Well Soon Treats
While it may be a bit cheesy, get well themed presents can actually be a ton of fun. Try getting a bundle of obnoxious balloons of giant teddy bears to make your loved one smile. If that’s not your thing, include these Get Well Soon Mini Rice Krispie treats. They can be delivered straight to their door with a personalized note.
Common Cold & Flu Necessities
Like previously mentioned, get well care packages are all about making life easier for those who are sick. So, save your loved one a trip to the pharmacy and include some common necessities for their sickness. Include medicines like Ny-Quil, DayQuil, and any other over the counter medication that they may need. Add other constant needs like tissues chapstick, and cough drops to finish it off. Your care package will be any sick person’s lifeline.
When your sick, life can get super boring. There is really only so much you can do on a couch, right? Wrong! When sending a care package to a sick person, pack it full of things to do while just laying around the house. This can mean different things for different people. For some people, a DVD box set of their favorite show is all they need to stay entertained during illness. For others, they’ll need a variety of different things to catch their attention. Try adding a few workbooks full of mad-libs, crosswords, and other puzzle games. Include some of the latest movies you know they will enjoy seeing. You will want to send activities that cater specifically to the interest of your loved one.
Treat Yourself Pamper Package
While you are sick, you often feel pretty yucky. There are a few things you can send to help your loved one feel refreshed even while they are still sick. Try putting together a bundle of self-care items. Include things like face and eye masks, hand creams, body lotions, and other items they can use to pamper themselves.
This is a great option to put in any care package, but it is especially great in a get well care package. While your loved one is sick, it is easy to feel depressed and lonely. They are holed up in their house all day and do not have much human contact. To make them feel better, write a letter or card telling them how much you love and care about them. Keep things light hearted to make them laugh.