It’s not very pleasant when someone you know is not in good health, whether it’s a member of your family or a friend, whether in hospital or at home for whatever reason.
Not everyone can eat or wants candies or sweet things. It’s difficult to know what to give if someone you care about is in hospital or at home recovering after an illness.
Below are a few examples of affordable get well soon gift baskets you can put together yourself. Some healthy gift baskets and some sugar-free gift baskets.
To make this get well gift basket l lined the basket with green shredded paper then filled the basket to the brim with colorful fruits. Pick a few fruits that are under ripe as they will last longer.
Another alternative may be adding fruits that are all ready chopped for easy eating, like a store bought fruit platter, or fruits that you have chopped yourself.
Also add plastic forks and napkins to catch the drips and make a fruit gift basket that way.
Place your fruits in a lined basket. Cover with cellophane or shrink wrap to protect from germs and decorate with a big bow.
A healthy snack gift basket is welcome by everyone. Chocolate seems to make things better, I don't know why, maybe it's the taste? So what better gift to give than a delicious gift basket filled with chocolates (a bar of dark chocolate is the best), a selection of granola bars, an assortment of nuts (make sure the patient does not have any allergies to nuts!), popcorn, and healthy drinks. Include a magazine, book on health and fitness or a puzzle book to pass the time away. Or try some DVD's of good movies.
Line the basket with shredded paper or straw and place your gifts on top. Wrap the basket with clear cellophane, and don't forget your get well card or gift tag.
Maybe a veggie gift basket does not sound very appetizing but it can be
made into a very nutritious, refreshing and beneficial gift basket.
There are lots of veggies to choose from in the grocery stores. Choose colorful vegetables as they have the most vitamins and nutrients. Baby carrots, celery, small tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers....
Add one or two different flavored dips to bring the veggies to
Instead of chopping with a knife use a serrated knife or a french fry cutter; this makes the veggies look more appetizing. Put them into individual gift bags and arrange in a round neutral colored basket.
They say you eat with your eyes and not with your stomach so make it eye catching. Don't forget to include napkins in the basket.
Nowadays nuts and dried fruits come prepacked. Lots of different dried fruits, raisins, apricots, cranberries.... there's also a good variety of nuts available in stores and health food stores. (Make sure the nuts are not in their shells.)
They come in small prepacked bags or you can go to the "pick and mix" aisle in your grocery store and select what you would want and how much. Then you could put them in some easy to make cellophane gift bags.
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Don't forget the different seeds that are also available, like sunflower seeds,
and pumpkin seeds and so on... All these things are very nutritious, each with their
own vitamins and minerals and easy to nibble on when your friend's not so hungry.
Chocolates and granola bars are also good for the patient to nibble on. Add one or two healthy drinks to the collection.
Sugar-free gift baskets does not mean foods without taste. They are fun and delicious and a great opportunity to introduce new foods to your family and friend's diets. They still have the sweetness but eaten in a more healthier way. Check out these sugar-free gift baskets for excellent solutions for sugar-free gifts.
Always make sure the patient is not on a special diet.
Ideas for a get well soon gift basket for people sick at home with flu or other aliments and who need cheering up. How about a gift basket with remedies for colds and flu?
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Give your friend fresh flowers when they are under the weather. I know they would love to receive this gift basket bursting with yellow Asiatic Lilies. This will bring a smile to their faces and make they feel better instantly.
This gift basket is the perfect gift it give. Very easy to make and a lot cheaper than a bought one. A basket of yellow Asiatic Lilies.
These unique get well gifts can be for a man or woman but I would change the spa gift basket with men's toiletries.
Don't forget your get well soon card or gift tag to go with your special get well soon gift basket.
For children who are sick, in hospital or at home, surprise them with a fun and exiting unique get well gift basket when visiting next time.
A popcorn gift basket. This basket could be for a younger child. The container to use for this gift could be a colorful plastic bowl. Fill with scrunched up tissue paper. Then, fill it with different flavored ready-made popcorn, some chocolates, coloring books, crayons, puzzle books, and some get well balloons attached to the gift basket.
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If this basket is for a small girl add a soft cuddly teddy bear,
soft slippers or bed socks. These could be with
her favorite Disney characters.
If this basket is for a small boy add a novelty pillow or maybe an iPod, headphones and an iTunes card and some snacks.
Teenage girls. This get well soon gift basket could contain spa items, the stores have lots of bright and trendy toiletries for teenage girls. They can never have enough of these things. You could also add an iTunes card to download songs, so they can listen to songs as they pamper themselves in front of the mirror.
Teenage boys. This get well soon gift basket could contain toiletries for boys, as well as an iTunes card to download songs. Or maybe try good movies to watch or an Xbox game.
Wrap these unique get well gifts in a dark colored basket for boys and a beige colored basket for the girls. Wrap them in colored cellophane and tie some get well balloons for a more fun looking gift basket with a gift tag or get well card attached to the basket.
I'm sure these ideas will inspire you to make great get well soon gift baskets for your family or friends to enjoy and have a speedy recovery.
Eating healthy and exercising are important factors in today's life style. There is so much stress-related illnesses which I think can be avoided if only we stopped and took a deep breath. We can make small changes in our every-day lives. To start with: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
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Why not start the day with quick and easy smoothie recipes? Make yourself lunch for work, if you do go out for a business brunch or lunch with friends, try ordering something light and filling. (Fish with brown rice and salad or a whole wheat pasta dish.) - See more at: http://sbiapps.sitesell.com/sitebuilder/blockbuilder/preview/4170719.xml#sthash.9Pm7IXCf.dpuf
When you get
home from work download some good music onto your iPod and go for a 15 to 30
minute walk or jog with the dog. Let go of all that built up stress.
These small changes will make such a difference over a short period of
So don't put off these small but important changes, the biggest change is starting TODAY.
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Smoothie Recipes. A great way for you to start the day with healthy quick, easy and delicious smoothie recipes.
Looking for some alternative get well soon gift baskets? Take a look at these delicious sugar-free gift baskets, they are the healthiest gift baskets around.
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