How do you aid a person recovering from illness? You send them a heartfelt collection to speed healing. Here’s what to put in a get well gift basket.

Healthy decisions

Helping any person to recover through sending a customized gift can be quite subjective.

On one hand, you want to include delicious food items in this inviting collection. On the other hand, you don’t want to add anything that creates a new sickness for the receiver or something that sends her back to the hospital.

Gifts are a bit easier. Still, it’s important to choose gifts that are specific for the person’s gender and age. Stickers are fun for adolescents but unnecessary for adults. All of this points out to the need for an essential balance in what you select. Best of all, this is a design you can handle no matter who receives it.

Other gift options you offer can be cross promoted for recovery giving. Review your tea and spa designs as possible alternatives.

Many ways to market

Individuals are one group of customers who order this gift. However, do not overlook corporations. When an employee requires hospitalization, your gift will be key to their recovery, so be sure to let your corporate clients know you have get well gifts for employees.

Also, this collection may be the perfect addition in hospital gift shops. Contact the gift shop manager to learn if what you offer is something they can sell briskly in-store, providing you with another revenue stream.

Get well containers

  • Inverted umbrella
  • Doctor’s bag
  • First-aid box
  • Tray with side handles
  • Soup bowl

What to put in a get well gift basket

  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Deck of cards
  • Soup
  • Plush animal
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Cocoa
  • Honey
  • Water
  • Preserves
  • Tissues
  • Fruit
  • Drink mug
  • Soup mug
  • Slippers
  • Pill container

Partial content list from the book, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, by Shirley George Frazier. Get Well gift basket design featured in the book, The Gift Basket Design Book, by Shirley George Frazier.

Shirley George Frazier
In the gift basket world, all roads lead to Shirley George Frazier, the industry's reigning expert and international authority. Shirley is chief basketologist at Sweet Survival LLC and author of the industry's best-selling books, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, The Gift Basket Design Book, and Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business. Shirley works with manufacturers and retailers to successfully add gift baskets to their current revenue streams. Shirley is also a frequent speaker at events and instructor of the popular online course, Start Your Own Gift Basket Business. Contact Shirley to speak at your event or call 973-279-2799 to schedule a consultation.

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