People get sick frequently. You probably know at least one person that is sick right now. Letting them know you're worried about them over the internet is nice, but not very personal. One way to show that you're thinking about them and you hope they get better soon is to send them a get well package. Here are a few things you can put in it.

  • A nice card or letter. The very best way to show that you care about them and hope they get better is to tell them. Put a card or letter in the package letting them know they're in your thoughts. Also try and include a few stories or jokes in your letter that will make them smile.
  • A puzzle book. If the person is taking the time off work to get over their illness, they probably have a lot of free time on their hands. A puzzle book lets them occupy their minds without getting out of bed. Alternatively, a new book by an author you know they like, or a book they've talked about wanting to read also works.
  • A box of tissues. Almost everyone who is feeling bad could use at least one box, and they probably don't feel like going to the store to pick one up.
  • A few cans of chicken noodle soup and some packs of crackers. It's the classic sick person comfort food, and it's easy to make, even for someone who isn't feeling well.
  • Your services. If you live near the person, include some coupons offering help with making food, cleaning, running errands- whatever will give them more time to relax and less to worry about. If you don't live nearby, try and find a mutual friend who does and is willing to help, or try a gift card for a cleaning or errand running service nearby.
  • Hot/cold packs. Help with the aches and pains of a cold, fever, or flu.
  • Hard candies. Always nice for a sore throat, or to get a bad taste out of your mouth. Try to find a kind you know the person will like. There are numerous possibilities, and even sugar free ones.
  • A stress ball. You can be sure a sick person has a lot of stress, and what better way to get it out (and not kill anyone in the process) than with a stress ball?
  • A blanket. One of the things that seems to be common with sick people is that they always feel cold. So giving them a blanket is a nice way to help them warm up and beat their sickness.

I hope you like my suggestions. Don't forget to be creative and come up with other things to put into a get well basket. One thing you can do, especially in the winter months when a lot of people get sick, is go out and buy all the necessary things for these kits, and have them all ready to add a personal letter and send out. That way, they'll get to the recipient quickly, and they can feel better quickly.