When I’ve been in the hospital or have been sick for a long time, especially when I’m stuck at home I love to get small gifts even if it’s a card in the mail. The mail brightens my day. It’s something to look forward to. Receiving a card or letter, instead of bills makes me happy.
People often wonder what to buy someone who’s sick or hospitalized. It depends. If they are able to read, a book is a good choice. If you know them well, you’ll know what they enjoy reading, if not a quick read, especially something funny is perfect. Some people enjoy puzzle books like sudoku, word finds or crossword puzzles. When I was zonked out on pain meds I craved coloring books and a new box of crayons. The smell of the crayons had me dreaming of being a child again and I could handle coloring but not reading.
Females may want to feel that their special someone still thinks of them in a romantic way even if they aren’t looking their best. Why not surprise her with a beautifully wrapped gold anklet? Flowers and a card can do the trick too. I found out about awesome huge roses that are 5-6 feet tall and are very unique. Maybe not a good idea for the hospital but for home, perfect!
Remember to think of what your friend or family member likes and go with that. You may have to tweek the idea a bit but that’s where the understanding and empathy come in.