It is heartening to see someone we love and care for in the hospital. We even feel helpless as our hands are tied. This feeling increases when it’s our beloved who is in the hospital. Though we cannot take away their pain and suffering, what we can do is bring a smile to their face by bringing thoughtful gifts for them in the hospital. The presents you bring them to need to be well thought of because they are already in a stressful situation. Even if they are in the best hospital, they are in cramped quarters with a sterile environment and limited visiting hours.
So, make your gifts count. You can go with the traditional presents or create a personalized gift for your loved ones showing your love and care. Confused about what you should bring to the hospital for your beloved? Well, this little guide can give you ample ideas.
- A pretty and cozy blanket
You can always get a pretty blanket from the pottery barn for your beloved. Or you can get a fluffy one that is bright in color. Unfortunately, the blankets at the hospital are thin and add no color to the room. Through this thoughtful gift, you not only add color to their boring room but ensure they are warm and cozy.
- Roses, the forever kind
Flowers or floral arrangements, especially one with roses, are always a great gift idea. However, roses fade away quickly, and in a hospital environment, they will die even quicker as your beloved cannot look after them. So why trouble them with this? Instead, get them a forever roses box. These are preserved roses that can last up to three years.
They are pretty and come in multiple designs, and you can get them delivered to the hospital without leaving your beloved even for a minute. Try this idea, and we are sure it will be an instant hit.
- Books and magazines
Suppose your beloved is allowed to read books and magazines while in recovery; a care package including some books and magazines that they might like is a splendid idea. You can also throw in puzzles, sudoku, or even coloring books for adults. These items can help them pass their time while also working as a powerful distraction.
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- Cozy pajama set
Unfortunately, some hospital trips are not short. If your beloved is in the hospital for a long time, you want them to feel comfortable, and a cozy pajama set is one such item. They must have packed their comfy PJs from home. But you can always get them another pair, to make them feel better and happy.
Even if they are not journaling, being in the hospital may make them anxious and stressed. So, give them a regular journal and a gratitude journal. It will help them think positively, as they can write anything that is stressing them out. From their doubts to negative patterns of thought, all will be on paper, where they can make sense and let them go.
A gratitude journal is a powerful tool. It can help them feel thankful for the little things. It, in turn, helps them feel more and more positive.
- Quality tissue and toilet paper
It may seem like a silly gift idea, but it is not. The quality of tissue and toilet paper in the hospital sucks. Thus, you getting this for your beloved is a practical idea that will also bring a silly smile to their face.
- Card & board games
In for the long haul at the hospital? Then get cards and board games for your beloved. It will help you pass the time or anyone who stays with them. A great distractor, making dull days and boring nights fun.
- Quality time
The best thing to bring to your beloved in the hospital is quality time. Turn off your phone, and let go of everything. Just spend time with your beloved and talk your heart out.
Bringing these items to your beloved will bring a smile to their face. But, apart from these, you can always ask them what they need at the moment. Making them feel comfortable and secure in that environment is the key to their recovery, and thoughtful gifts can do that with ease.