Sunday, May 25, 2008

Get Well Basket

This is a combination of comforting items that you can put together for someone who is feeling under the weather. These just happen to be some of my favorite things, but there are many ways you can personalize this for your recipient.

Chicken soup has been deemed for years as one of the cures for the common cold. I don't know that this is necessarily true, but it is very comforting and tasty. Homemade chicken soup is the best, but I didn't have time to make any, so I used Progresso Rich & Hearty. I found an old-fashioned looking Ball jar and filled it with the soup. It took almost 2 cans to fill this jar.

Cough drops are also nice. Halls makes these new natural menthol drops that I like. There are several flavors, but wild cherry is my favorite. I found this little jar at World Market to put them in.

Both the soup and the cough drops look more special in these containers.

Another product I really like is Johnson's Soothing Vapor Bath. Menthol and eucalyptus are my favorite fragrances. I often use this in a hot bath. It smells wonderful and it makes nice bubbles. I found this jar at World Market also.

I poured it into the jar through a funnel:

It now looks like fancy bubble bath.

Some of the other items that I used were: Vicks VapoRub, Sudafed Shower Soothers, and Kleenex. The chocolate and bubble gum bandaids were more World Market finds.

An absolutely essential remedy for a sickness is chocolate. I like to put various treats in these pill holders, then they will have some for each day of the week.

Oh, yeah, by Saturday they will be a lot better.

Last but not least, I love the Feelin' Better Bag by Hartley's Herbs. I use mine often for tired muscles. Simply heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes. It is very warm and soothing. I like the original fragrance, but it also comes in lavender. They are actually now on sale for $12. To order one, go to Hartley's Herbs. To read more about it go to this post.

This is how my basket turned out. I added a card that I found at a hospital gift shop, but a handmade card would also be good. (I ended up not using the Johnson's Vapor Bath in this basket. I used it in a Spa basket, which I will feature in my next post).

Show someone you care with a Get Well Basket. It will probably aid in a much speedier recovery.


Anonymous said...

I just love your blog! You are always thinking of something new and creative. Is there a way to bottle some of your creativity and send it along in a basket? I would love that one also! Thank you for this amazing idea to cheer up someone who isn't feeling well!

Vickie said...

Thank you Shae.

Smylie said...

I love reading your blog and I love how creative you are. This get well basket is amazing. Now I just need find someone who is not feeling very well.....

Rachel L. Roll said...

i am so glad you posted this! i needed to make a "get well" basket and was going to email you for some ideas. what a coincidence!

- rachel

p.s. - so good to see you and mr. franks the other night!

Betty said...

You are way too creative for one individual. What fortunate friends you have! Your get well basket will certainly make someone feel better in a hurry. It shows what a caring person you are. Thanks for sharing.

tanyBUG said...

wow that is a great basket. i wish someone would make that for me when I was sick!

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