8 Ways to Send Well Wishes When a Loved One is Sick

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There are plenty of ways to show someone you care about that you are thinking of them when they are ill that don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming.

With winter right around the corner we will most likely see an uprise in colds and flu. While we all try our best to not get sick sometimes it is unavoidable. We’ve all been there. We are sick and feel miserable. Sometimes you’re so sick that it takes all of your energy just to take a shower or heat something up to eat. During these tough times, it is nice to have a good friend or family member to show you some care and kindness.

Next time you have a loved one who is sick, consider making them a care package. While you can’t take away their sickness, you can help them feel a little bit better by showing them that you care about them. Putting together a get better soon package will show that you are thinking of them and sending good vibes their way.

Don’t know where to start with putting together a care package for a sick loved one? Start by brainstorming what you like when you are sick or what you know that your loved one likes. You don’t have to spend a ton of time or a fortune making up an elaborate package, even just one small item shows that you are wishing them well. Let’s dive into some ideas for care packages for a sick friend or family member.

1. Food

Everyone loves food! While something like homemade comfort food is greatly appreciated, it can be time-consuming. Even just buying a few cans of soup or crackers shows your loved one that you care. Check-in with your loved one to see if they have to follow a specific diet due to their illness or if they have been craving something specific.

2 . Entertainment

Is your loved one a reader? Bring them some books or magazines. If they are too sick to read, consider audiobooks or movies.

3. Flowers

Flowers are a classic gift that can be used for any occasion. Just make sure that your loved one is allowed to have fresh flowers around. In some circumstances, people cannot have fresh flowers around if they have a poor immune system.

4. Personal Items

Being sick can dry out your skin and make you feel yucky. Consider including ChapStick, bubble bath, or moisturizer in your care package.

5. Candles

Candles can be very relaxing, soothing, and calming. See if your loved one has a favorite scent.

6. Something to Drink

It is essential to stay hydrated when you are sick. Juice, tea, ginger ale, and sports drinks are popular go-to when you are feeling under the weather.

7. Tissues

Tissues are usually always needed in a household whether a person is sick or not. Help your loved one stock up on their supply of tissues.

8. Ask Them What They Need

Last but definitely not least, ask your loved one what they would like or what would help them feel better. Maybe they want a certain flavor of ice cream or they just need you to run a quick errand for them. Even just completing a small task for them can take a lot of stress away when a person is sick and just trying to rest.

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