Thoughtful gifts for somebody in hospital

When somebody you know gets admitted into hospital it can be difficult to know what to do to help them. While flowers are lovely, they’re not always the most practical of gifts, and if someone you love is going to be in an uncomfortable environment you want to think practical. 

To help, we’ve come up with some thoughtful gifts ideas for a loved one who is staying in hospital.

Earplugs and eye mask

Because, let’s face it, hospitals aren’t exactly relaxing places. Sleep is essential to any kind of recovery, so a nice plush sleeping mask and some sound blocking earplugs would make a great gift. Drown out the sound of monitors and worry not about the poor quality blinds on the ward! 

Luxurious skincare

While it might sound silly, a luxury skincare item can help people feel more like themselves when they’re poorly. Be that a nourishing face mask, or perhaps some nice hand cream - anything that is luxe enough that they wouldn’t purchase it themselves is guaranteed to help make them feel a little bit pampered in an environment that can feel quite sterile. 


Fancy snacks

Now is the time to indulge your loved one in some luxury snacking. Hospital food is notoriously bad, and there’s no need to feel guilty if you’re ill! Treat them to something special. 

Blanket and socks

Hospitals can be pretty chilly, and hospital beds are not exactly renowned for their luxuriousness! Help your friend feel more at home by bringing them a soft blanket and some warm socks that they can snuggle up and relax in. 

Medpac bag

When you’re in hospital, you often get bombarded with medical advice and given lots of medication upon discharge. A Medpac bag makes the perfect gift for anyone with a new medical routine, as you can note down your new medication rules on the information card, and store all your meds neatly in one place. The bright orange colour also makes it eye-catching, serving as a visual reminder to take your medication!  

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