Gift ideas for Hospital Patients

Hospital can be daunting and lonely, give a Get Well Soon gift to brighten up what is otherwise an anxious time

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Photo Pillow Case

Popular Get Well Soon Gift Options Include:

    • gift ideas for hospital patientsCards and Flowers
    • Book, Magazine, Newspaper
    • Fruit Basket / Snacks
    • Toiletries, Slippers, Comfort Wear
    • A Comfort Toy (teddy bear)
    • Puzzles, Easily stored games with minimal pieces
    • Music (Radio, Ipod)
    • Cards/Coins for TV/Internet access
    • Gift Basket
  • Unique – Comfort Pillowcase for longer stay patient featuring photos of their pet/pets

How To Choose an appropriate get well soon hospital gift

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Photo Pillowcase

Your gift choice will depend on a variety of factors:

  • The age of the patient. A child will have different gift needs to an adult.
  • How long are in Hospital?
  • The needs of the patient – ask them what they’d like?
  • How much is the patient able to do for themselves? For example a knitting kit may prove difficult if the patient has a broken an arm.
  • How much space do they have around their bed for storing your gift item if its staying with the patient. If its for them to have at home, how will you transport it there?
  • What are the patients interests, personal tastes? Do they enjoy listening to music, reading a good book or prefer a crossword puzzle?
  • If buying toiletries and practical items, what brands do they favor?

Hospital Patient Gift Giving Etiquette

Hospital patient gift ideas

First of all check the hospitals rules regarding gifts as they may have a limit re size, perishable food items and flowers and of course anything that may have value due to keeping it secure.

Short Hospital Stays Gift Types

If the patient is only having a short stay in hospital such as one-two days there really isn’t any need to buy them a gift to give while in hospital. It can wait until they return home and if they are in a period of recovery a thoughtful get well soon gift may be appropriate. Same re cards. Well-wishes for a short stay can be passed by relatives or yourself if and when you visit, or via a phone-call to the hospital.

A message passed via nursing staff is very welcome. If you’re a relative bringing essentials then some fresh fruit, bottled water and a wash kit, slippers , dressing gown are ideal. An ipad, smart phone with charger are great ways to pass time.

Longer Hospital Stay Gift Types

Hospital Activity Gifts
Welcome gifts include anything to help pass the time, such as magazines, newspapers, a good book. A music device (with earphones) and so on. Puzzle Book and adult coloring books with colored pencils are a great way to spend time in a relaxed effort free way.

Hospital Maternity Birth Gifts for Pregnant Mums

These personalized Maternity Birth Hospital bags which have a handy checklist on the back are a lovely keepsake gift for mums having their baby in hospital. A birth bag must be prepared a few weeks ion advance of the due date ready for a fast exit!

Maternity Birth Bag personalized Hospital Gift
Personalized Gifts For Hospital Patients

  • Named Toiletry Bags for men and women
  • Personalized Named Towels
  • Monogram Dressing Gown / Slippers. Flipflops
  • Personalized Compact Mirror
  • Personalized Hospital Overnight Weekend Bag

  • Personalized Towel - Individual
  • Merchant:A Gift Personalized
  • Description:Send that recent graduate off to school with his or her own personalized towel. Made of 100% Cotton and personalized with 1 Line of text up to 8 Characters, they will appreciate this unique and thoughtful gift! Give on its own or pair with a monogrammed t
  • Price: $19.99
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  • Personalized Night Shirt
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Lounge around in the uttermost style, with these personalized night gowns.
  • Price: $98.95
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  • Engraved Heart Mirror
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Love and vanity: how does the saying go? Intertwine the two with this sterling silver-plated heart shaped mirror, personalized on top, creating a keepsake gift to remember your special celebration by. Personalized with two lines of up to 15 characters per
  • Price: $19.99
  • Retail Price:$23.99
  • Personalized White Bath Towel
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Taking a bath and washing your hands is a lot more enticing with towels this cute. From toddlers to dorm rooms, these extra thick towels are a favorite. 100% Cotton Terry Cloth Make it a set with a mathcing personalized hand towel for $53. Enter First Nam
  • Price: $38.00
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  • Personalized Leather Travel Bag
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:This personalized leather travel bag will ensure that your groomsmen travel in the uttermost style.
  • Price: $74.95
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  • Personalized Striped Compact Mirror
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Your bridesmaids will absolutely adore these personalized striped compact mirrors!
  • Price: $24.95
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  • Personalized Canvas & Leather Duffle Bag
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:This handsome personalized canvas and leather duffle bag is the perfect practical gift for any man who loves to travel.
  • Price: $79.95
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  • Pink Flamingo Personalized Flip Flops
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Pink Flamingo Personalized Flip Flops is designed on the inaflashflipflops and would interest those who like slippers, turquoise pink, whimsical, flamingos, birds, animal, and cartoon stuff.
  • Price: $29.95
  • Retail Price:$29.95
  • Personalized Gold Elephant Night Shirt
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Nightshirts 100% cotton sateen with French cuff. Nightshirt is white with gold foil elephant pattern all over. Nightshirt includes Swoozie's stamp personalization to create the best gift! Also great for bridal parties for the day of the wedding too!
  • Price: $69.95
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  • Black Damask Monogram Personalized Compact Mirror
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Black Damask Monogram Personalized Compact Mirror is designed on the photousacompactmirror and would interest those who like wedding, bridal party gifts, inexpensive bridal party gifts, damask, monogram, initial, and name stuff.
  • Price: $16.95
  • Retail Price:$16.95
  • Painted Floral Blooms Maid of Honor Flip Flops
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Painted Floral Blooms Maid of Honor Flip Flops is designed on the inaflashflipflops and would interest those who like bridal sandals, maid of honor sandals, maid of honor flip flops, floral sandals, floral flip flops, personalized...
  • Price: $31.65
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Other welcome items include a nice wash-set, manicure set and any other type of toiletry item to help the patient feel 'human'. Sitting in a hospital bed all day and night can leave one feeling sweaty and grubby so any type of item to help them feel fresher and brighter will be appreciated. Slip Proof Socks, Wet Wipes a personal towel are great hospital patient gift ideas.

  • Personalized Toiletry Roll
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:This personalized toiletry roll is the handiest and cutest way for every girl to store her toiletry necessities.
  • Price: $79.95
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  • Personalized Toiletry Bag
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:A traveler's necessity that always comes in handy. Made of long-lasting leather and featuring engraved personalization, give for a special occasion or to commemorate a celebration. Personalized with two lines of up to 20 characters per line. Size: 11 1/2
  • Price: $39.99
  • Retail Price:$45.99
  • Pineapple Of My Eye Cosmetic Bag
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Not just for cosmetics, this large size bag makes it easy to store sunscreen, sunnies and even a book in an easily accessible pouch! Personalize starting at only $10.00!
  • Price: $13.00
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  • High Tied Cosmetic Bag
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Not just for cosmetics, this large size bag makes it easy to store sunscreen, sunnies and even a book in an easily accessible pouch! Personalize starting at only $10.00!
  • Price: $13.00
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  • Coral Cove Cosmetic Bag
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Not just for cosmetics, this large size bag makes it easy to store sunscreen, sunnies and even a book in an easily accessible pouch! Personalize starting at only $10.00!
  • Price: $13.00
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  • Flora Bora Cosmetic Bag
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Not just for cosmetics, this large size bag makes it easy to store sunscreen, sunnies and even a book in an easily accessible pouch! Personalize starting at only $10.00!
  • Price: $13.00
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  • Luna Lagoon Cosmetic Bag
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Not just for cosmetics, this large size bag makes it easy to store sunscreen, sunnies and even a book in an easily accessible pouch! Personalize starting at only $10.00!
  • Price: $13.00
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  • Personalized Men's Shaving Dopp Kit - Personalized Hanging Toiletry Bag
  • Merchant:A Gift Personalized
  • Description:This Personalized Leather Hanging Toiletry Bag allows you to show your style in everything you do. The compact storage makes it perfect for both short and long trips as well as airport security check-in and carry-on luggage. The silver-toned disk is a per
  • Price: $57.99
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  • Personalized Jet-Setter Hanging Toiletry Bag
  • Merchant:A Gift Personalized
  • Description:Before you take off on your next trip, pack up our personalized Jet-Setter Hanging Toiletry Bag and have all your beauty needs at your fingertips. Perfect for the frequent traveler, this nylon bag includes a large zippered main compartment, wrap around fl
  • Price: $17.99
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  • Jet-Setter Hanging Toiletry Bag Personalized
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Monogram this affordable travel bag for the traveler on your list. - Before you take off on your next trip, pack up our personalized Jet-Setter Hanging Toiletry Bag and have all your beauty needs at your fingertips. Perfect for the frequent traveler, this
  • Price: $17.99
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Cards and Flowers For Hospital Patients
Cards and flowers can take up a lot of space but they can always be taken home by a visiting relative. A fruit basket is also nice but unlikely to be fully consumed by the patient and again takes up a lot of space. Alternative gift items would include a nice set of slippers or dressing gown, pyjamas etc. Even though the patient most likely already has their own, they may enjoy a new set as they're no longer in the privacy of their own home.


Extra Comfort Gifts For Hospital Stays
Ask them if they'd like things like an extra pillow, a small comfort blanket, fluids etc. A cuddly toy is very welcome for children and some adults! A pillow or a blanket with photos of loved ones or a favored pet are lovely comfort gifts.


More hospital patient gift ideas below:

  • Get Well Soon Care Package
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Help them get well sooner with this caring gift! When your trooper is under the weather, send him, or her, the Get Well Soon Care Package! These gifts of good health, from Gummy Aide band aids to Campbell's chicken noodle soup, will help cure all ills. Do
  • Price: $36.99
  • Sunshine Get Well Care Package
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Nothing heals like the gift of sunshine and a smile! The cute teddy bear says it all! Get well wishes fill this unique care package with gummy Band Aids, playing cards and caramel corn. There's no doubting how happy this adorable and delicious gift will m
  • Price: $39.99
  • Feel Better Soon
  • Merchant:Gifting Inc
  • Description:Nothing says "Get Well" like a Medicine Cabinet full of Dr. Hathaway's Prescribed Rx labeled Lemon Drops, Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds, Old Fashioned Candies, and Jelly Beans. To complete this unique kit, we include a Fiji Natural Artesian Water, two
  • Price: $78.57
  • Get Well Healthy Choice Gift Box
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:A great healthy gift idea for a sick friend! Send Your Get Well Wishes with This Great Get Well Gift! Our gourmet gift basket will make your loved one happy & healthy just by receiving all these great gifts & treats. Help Them to Recover Faster with This
  • Price: $54.99
  • Get Well Prescription Gift Box
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:A great prescription of tasty snacks & treats! Here's a Prescription that will Make Their Day! Our traditional Dr's medical bag is loaded with all the right goodies to get them well and on the road to recovery. This Gift will Show Them how Much They Mean
  • Price: $49.99
  • Last Minute Get Well Gift Basket
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:They'll feel so much better after they receive this perfect gift! Wow this is a Very Lovely Upscale Gourmet Get Well Gift Basket! It's tough when your loved one is sick, so why not assist them to get better quicker with all these tasty gourmet treats and
  • Price: $64.99
  • Doctor's House Call Gift Box
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Give the gift that will make them feel better! Here we have a Great Get Well Gift for that Special Loved One! Our gift basket will surely brighten their day with all the neat treats that are included. Let that Special Someone who's feeling poorly know how
  • Price: $44.99
  • First Aid Relief Gift Box
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Emergency First Aid for Your Loved One! Here we have a real nice gift for those who are recuperating from surgery or an illness. Help the Ones You Love Heal Quicker with this Great Gift Idea that's sure to Put a Smile on Their Face! Contents Include: Firs
  • Price: $49.99

Personalized Get Well Soon Cards

 

 

 

 

 

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