It can be tough to know what to do when a loved one is recovering from surgery. You want to make sure they have everything they need and boost their mood, but you don't want to overwhelm them. A gift at just the right time can make a world of difference, though. Whether you are making a card for a good friend or sending a personalized gift to a family member, it is always the thought that counts, and sometimes that's all the patient needs to brighten his or her day.
SendAFriend believes that the right gift at the right time can make a big difference during someone's post-surgery recovery. Here are five ideas for post-surgery care packages that will let a loved one know you're thinking of them while they recover.
1. Send a Get-Well Card With a Personal Message
A simple card can go a long way. Just a few words of encouragement can brighten someone's day, and let them know you care. A couple of sentences expressing your best wishes for a speedy recovery will do the trick. You can find the perfect card at a local card shop or drug store or, better yet, make a card of your own.
Another benefit of sending a card is that it's a great way to keep in touch if you can't be there in person. Just a short note each day will let your loved one know you are thinking of them and rooting for their recovery.
2. Put Together a Personalized Care Package
A post-surgery care package is a great way to show you are thinking of someone during their recovery. You can include items like books, magazines, puzzles, lotions, aromatherapy, and snacks. You can also order a cute "Friends Forever" or "Someone Loves You" gift bundle to brighten up their day. If you are unsure what to include, you can always ask a family member for ideas.
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A care package can also be a great way to show your support if you live far away from the person who is recovering. Just knowing that you took the time to put together a package and send it will mean a lot.
3. Send Flowers or Plants To Brighten Up Their Room
Flowers and plants are a great way to add some color and life to a hospital room. You can send a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a potted plant that will last longer. If you are sending flowers, be sure to include a vase so they can be enjoyed right away.
If you know their favorite kind of flowers, then that's a great way to show you are thinking of them. If you are not sure, you can always ask a family member or friend for ideas.
4. Send a Cute and Cuddly Stuffed Animal
Sometimes all a patient needs is a little bit of love, and what better way to show you care than with a cute and cuddly stuffed animal? Studies show that stuffed animals can help people cope with traumatic experiences. So, if you have a friend or family member who has just gone through a tough procedure, then a stuffed animal may just be the thing to brighten their day!
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Shop now for a cuddly buddy like Cooper the Cow, Lawrence the Llama, or Eli the Elephant. To go the extra mile, you can order a stuffed animal bundle. SendAFriend has animals of various shapes and sizes, so you're sure to find the perfect one for your loved one.
5. Create a Get-Well-Soon Playlist of Songs
Music has the power to heal, and what better way to show you care than by putting together a playlist of some healing tunes? You can include some of the patient's favorite songs, or songs that you think will make them feel better. Music can encourage your friend or family member to relax, take the time for a proper recovery, and enjoy the healing power of music. In any case, music is always a gift that will keep on giving and will be very much appreciated.
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These are just a few ideas for care packages. Whatever you choose to send, just remember that it's the thought that counts. Your loved one will appreciate your thoughtfulness and may even find a little bit of comfort in knowing you are thinking of them during this difficult time. Shop now for great care packages at SendAFriend!