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Surgery Recovery Gift Ideas

Updated on March 23, 2011

How to Choose the Very Best Gift for Surgery Recovery Patients

The knowledge that a friend, loved one or co-worker is going into or has just come out of surgery can make you to give them additional support and attention. As a family member, friend, or acquaintance, you want to express your concern and your love during this difficult time.

Just being there for them is a huge gift in and of itself. But, getting that person a surgery recovery gift can be a great way to show them your support.

The question you are probably asking yourself right now is: "What kind of surgery recovery gift should I buy for him or her?"

This lens is designed to help you answer that question so that you can get the them just the right surgery recovery gift.

A Recovery Gift Can Take Their Mind Off Of The Pain
A Recovery Gift Can Take Their Mind Off Of The Pain

Surgery Is Serious Business

A Surgery Gift Can Cushion The Blow Of Surgery

Recovering after surgery takes time, energy and the support of those who care about us. Why? Because surgery is one of the most invasive things that can happen to your body, short of being involved in serious accident. When you undergo surgery, your whole being is affected. Surgery is physically draining, to be sure. However, it also can sap your mental and emotional energy, as well.

For the family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor you know who is going through the process of recovering from surgery right now, the best thing you can do is to show him or her support. Let them know you are caring. An excellent way to do this is by giving him or her a surgery recovery gift.

A recovery gift can encourage, inspire, and heal . . . What he or she will remember about your gift is the time and love that went into choosing it.

5 Considerations When Buying a Surgery Recovery Gift

The most important consideration is to give your friend, family member or co-worker who is having surgery a gift that THEY would want, not necessarily one that YOU would want. This can be hard to do, but it is essential.

Here are 5 considerations when buying a surgery recovery gift:

1. Talk to family, friends, and colleagues to find out what they like to do

2. Think back to the last time you were at their home or office - what types of items do they like to surround themselves with?

3. What are their hobbies and interests? Find out, then flip through a magazine or website that specializes in this area to find out what's "hot" right now.

4. Choose a gift that they can use right away, during the recovery process (i.e., don't get them something that requires intense physical activity, extensive assembly, or prolonged periods of concentration to use).

5. Keep the cost in mind: you don't need to break your own bank in order to give them something they will really love

Skin Care & Healing

Here are 10 Quick-and-Easy Gift Ideas - (for when the creative juices have run dry!)

  1. DVDs
  2. Books
  3. CDs
  4. Fruit basket
  5. Crossword puzzles
  6. Sudoku books
  7. Scented candles (men love them, too!)
  8. Gossip magazines they would normally never get for themselves
  9. Mini-watercolor kit
  10. Microfleece or other soft blanket

Items To Assist In The Healing Of Body & Soul

Jewelry For Body & Soul

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      tamara-restuccia-doherty 5 years ago

      Well Baskets offers post-surgery gift baskets with foods that are helpful in relieving pain and reducing inflammation. Unique and healthy twist on the ever-popular gift basket. wellbaskets.com/posugiba.html

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      CareGifter 5 years ago

      Everything you need for gifts after surgery http://www.caregifting.com/after-surgery-gifts1.ht...

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      CareGifting 6 years ago

      There is a great company called "CareGifting" that offers amazing get well and post surgery gifts. The majority of the products they sell in the packages are all natural and 100% organic. They offer amazing bright and cheery "squish" pillows for propping body parts that lend to proper healing. If anyone is looking for a lot of great healthy choices to give to someone who is recovering choose http://caregifting.com

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      CareGifting 6 years ago

      There is a great company called "CareGifting" that offers amazing get well and post surgery gifts. The majority of the products they sell in the packages are all natural and 100% organic. They offer amazing bright and cheery "squish" pillows for propping body parts that lend to proper healing. If anyone is looking for a lot of great healthy choices to give to someone who is recovering choose http://caregifting.com

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      shopthegiftbasketstore 6 years ago

      There is a website, www.shopthegiftbasketstore.com that has a lot of nice choices of gift baskets to send to someone who just had surgery or is recovering from an illness.

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      JaredB 6 years ago

      Giving a patient a gift also works to lift their spirits and may help them heal faster, too. It is also useful to give a gift that will occupy their time (they may be into Sudoku or something like that.)