Being sick is no fun but opening up a "get well soon" gift from a loved one can give you the boost you need to power through. If you're shopping for someone who's feeling under the weather or resting up at home after a surgery, you don't have to spend a lot to make them smile.
Get well soon gifts for adults
Whether you're recovering from a broken bone or recouping from an illness, there's only so much you can do to pass the time. Staging an at-home spa day is one way to insert a bit of normalcy into your day during times like this, and help you feel a bit better. Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Hydrating Mask is an affordable and luxurious option that deeply hydrates skin with the help of its main ingredient: hyaluronic acid.
Have you ever noticed that your feet always seem to be cold when you're sick? It's annoying, we know. But it's also the perfect excuse to grab a warm pair of crew socks for someone you know who's feeling under the weather. This cozy option comes in at an affordable price tag, making it a get well soon gift that's both practical and thoughtful.
Anyone with a sense of humor will get a kick out of these comedic get well soon balloons that have sayings like "Those crutches make you look so strong," "Relax, you don't need two of those anyways," and "Laughter is the best medicine, here's a mirror."
A bit of serenity is just what the doctor ordered when you're sick, and this soothing fragrance was made to bring a bit of peace into your home with notes of lavender, rosemary, thyme, orange blossom and bergamot. It also comes in three sizes with varying prices, depending on your budget.
When you're feeling under the weather or are on the mend after a surgery, a nice warm bath can help you relax for a bit. This soothing bath soak features eucalyptus and spearmint notes and is made of nourishing ingredients like essential oils and vitamin E.
Anyone with a solid funny bone will smirk as soon as they see this sassy T-shirt that's modeled off the popular game "Operation." The tee is available in 18 colors and sizes up to 3XL, and would make a great gift for anyone who's a little bit nervous about undergoing surgery.
Flowers might be a bit high maintenance, but succulents are one plant that requires next to no effort at all. This mini plant comes in a tiny planter shaped like a rhino or a giraffe, and only needs to be watered occasionally, making it a breeze to care for.
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't enjoy nestling up with a warm beverage, especially when its taste is reminiscent of an iconic bucolic escape. The limited-edition box of teas contains 10 infusers of five hand-selected blends inspired by the blooms, fruits and other bounties residing in the New York Botanical Garden.
Flowers are definitely a sweet gesture, but when someone is sick or recovering, the last thing they feel like doing is taking care of something. This "forever rose" is available in four colors and lasts one to two years without any maintenance or water, according to the brand, so they'll be able to enjoy it for a long time to come.
Headaches are a total pain, but when you're sick, they sometimes can't be avoided. This wearable headache relief cap with 22,000+ verified five-star ratings can help you fight back against them, though! The reusable, stretchable design slips on and stays in place to tackle tension, stress, sinus pain and other symptoms.
Sometimes, all you feel like doing when you’re sick is cozying up in a pair of soft PJs. This ultra sleek set offers comfort in spades with its long sleeve top and elastic waist pants, and the satin material keeps the wearer warm without overheating them.
Shut-eye is always the best medicine when you're sick, and a sleep mask can help you catch some zzz's. This one from Manta Sleep blocks out light and noise and has soft, stretchy material that's breathable and won't leave you feeling constrained. In other words, it'll help you drift into la la land in no time!
If they've already had their fill of chicken noodle and matzoh ball, treat them to a mouthful that's as heartwarming as their go-to soup. Available in three savory flavors, these delectable dumplings are filled with a rich, aromatic broth and can be enjoyed quickly from the freezer (it only requires 10-12 minutes of steaming).
This is more than just your typical first aid kit. It comes equipped with a rapid Covid test, thermometer, several packs of tissues, soothing lozenges, an essential oil stick (to clear out those nasal passages), cold and flu medication and more. Associate SEO editor Kamari Stewart calls this kit a "lifesaver."
"I battled a nasty cold during the holidays and this kit had everything I needed," she raved. "Plus, I now use the case as a — very stylish — catchall for the rest of my first aid items!"
Illness or injury may naturally result in lost sleep, but a weighted blanket can help calm their body down by targeting their pressure points to decrease added anxiety and stress. This affordable micro-plush option comes in four weights and is a breeze to clean due to its removable cover.
Being stuck in the house while you're sick doesn't exactly inspire you to do things like cook a big dinner for your family. If you really want to show some love to a pal when they're feeling crappy, send them a Doordash gift card so they can order in and truly focus on relaxing.
Get well soon gifts for kids
This play on words coloring book is filled with a multitude of activities to keep kids busy while they're bored at home on sick days. From puzzles and mazes to jokes and coloring, there's something for every personality!
Tonsillitis is an unfortunate rite of passage for many youngsters, but being armed with a fun compilation of ice packs to ease the lingering aches makes healing a bit easier. (Getting a pass to eat as much ice cream and pudding as they want also doesn't hurt!)
Is there anything cuter than Baby Yoda? We think not! Bring a smile to your favorite kiddo's face when they're feeling less than great with this budget-friendly trinket that they they can attach to their backpack.
Cough drops are great, but they're not always suitable for small children. If you're trying to alleviate your child's cough, Ring Pops are a safer, kid-approved option that can provide a bit of lubrication to their sore throat and bring a smile to their face.
Keeping kids occupied when they’re home sick is a full-time job, so if you want to give the parents some relief, consider shipping this “Feel Better Bag” over to their house. It comes with everything a child needs to pass the time, including stickers, paints, cards, toys and more.
There's nothing quite like a soft stuffed animal when you're cuddled up on the couch or in bed nursing a cold. These cuddly weighted plushes are scented with a hint of French lavender (perfect for calming any kind of scary feelings) and can be microwaved to deliver soothing warmth for up to two hours.
This cute Cheryl's Cookies tin decorated with a turtle and the words "Wishing you a speedy recovery" houses a dozen sweets to cheer up the kiddo in your life.
They most likely want their own pair of warm slippers after seeing Mom or Dad cozy their tootsies up in their own pair. These comfy memory foam clogs from Dearforms are perfect for lounging around the house on sick days thanks to its warm shearling material and moisture-wicking properties.
Get well soon gift baskets
This care package is sure to provide some much-deserved comfort while they're on the mend. It comes with a pair of cozy socks, a sleep mask, ceramic dish and a mug highlighted with the encouraging words, "You've Got This."
This cozy gift basket comes equipped with a blanket, neck pillow, cozy socks, massage ball roller and a puzzle book to keep them comforted as they recover.
Gift them with a thoughtful gift basket as you wish them a speedy recovery. This basket is filled with delicious treats such as premium popcorn, cake and cookies as well as savory snacks like crackers, sesame sticks and olives.
Gift them with the comfort of delicious soup while they recover with this soup gift package. It includes a choice of 4-6 servings of soup or mac n’ cheese, six rolls, six cookies, and a ladle along with a personalized note card with a message from you.
Make their mornings a bit easier with the breakfast meal kit that'll feed the whole family. This delightful meal comes complete with cheesy bacon grits, sausage and cheese casserole, maple hickory-smoked bacon, cinnamon Belgian waffles, blueberry Belgian waffles, English muffins, pear syrup, strawberry preserves and coffee.
Get well soon cards
Cards are always a sweet gesture when someone you care about is under the weather. This option from Hallmark depicts a cat and dog embracing along with the message, "Hugs Heal." As an added bonus, Hallmark allows you to add a personalized message inside and will also send it directly to your recipient.
This thoughtful get well soon card offers well wishes for a speedy recovery. Adorned with a floral design on the front, the inside shares an additional sweet but short message.
This unique pop-up card is sure to brighten their spirits as they recover. Made of premium paper, this high-quality card is also easy to personalize with a special message.
Send a bouquet that they can keep forever with this Freshcut Paper pop up card. This beautiful greeting card opens up as an arrangement of paper orchids that they can display in their home or by their bedside as they recover.
Deciding between a card and a gift? This pop-up card offers the best of both worlds. It reads “Get well soon” on the front and inside, it opens into a plethora of colorful balloons in fun shapes like hearts, stars and suns.