Top 5 Get Well Soon Gifts

If your friend, relative or loved one is feeling poorly or under the weather, a well chosen get well soon gift can show them that you're thinking of them and help them on the road to recovery.

1. Bath Bombs or Bubble Bath or Shower Gel

Bubble BathIf your friend or colleague is suffering from some kind of stress related illness, why not gift them some bubble bath creme or shower gel or a 'bath bomb' to help them unwind and relax.

This will encourage them to indulge in a soak in a hot bath, calming the nerves and promoting a sense of peace and relaxation to help aid recovery.

2. Chocolates

ChocolatesEveryone loves chocolates! In fact, at the time of writing, it's actually World Chocolate Day. A box of chocolates is a great gift on any occasion, not least of which when you are in convalescence.

Chocolate can help cheer you up and actually trigger the release of tryptophan, a chemical which in turn causes the release of serotonin, the feel good chemical.

3. Handwritten Card

Handwritten CardA well chosen gift card can bring a smile to anyone's face. Pick one with a funny joke and write a heart-warming personal message inside.

Or if you're feeling artsy and creative, why not make your own greeting card. Glitter, collage, paint, pens, crayons... your imagination's the limit here!

4. Comedy DVD

Comedy DVDAs the old saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. This is why it's such a good idea to gift someone a comedy DVD if they're feeling poorly.

Whether you opt for a rom-com film or a sitcom box set, just make sure you know what their taste in comedy is - not everyone is going to appreciate the latest Jim Jeffries stand-up DVD!

5. Flowers

Cascade BouquetAnother traditional gift of choice for those convalescing is a bouquet of get well soon flowers.

Lilies, freesia, carnations and roses are all popular choices, or why not opt for something bright and cheerful like sunflowers.

So there we have it, our top 5 get well soon gifts. What's your favourite gift to receive when you are recuperating from illness?

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