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Feel that? Fall is in the air! And the cooler weather also signals the start of something else: germ season! Some people can’t catch a break this time of year and my daughter’s teacher seems to be one of them. What better way to show my appreciation for all she does than with a wellness basket? I get it: working with kids this time of year can be rough, and taking personal days can mean missing wages or falling behind on work. I’d rather give my child’s teacher an early gift so she can take care of herself than to scramble for an obligatory gift right before school lets out for the holidays. (Teachers don’t need another World’s Greatest Teacher mug or apple ornament. Let’s give them something they’ll actually use!)
This is a great idea for other people in your life, too, and obviously makes the perfect get-well-soon-gift for friends and family. Get well gift baskets make great gifts not only during germ season but all year long. I picked up the items in my basket from my local Ralphs which made it easy to find everything. I found they had a wide selection of things to choose from to create just about any basket and the crew was helpful in helping me locate everything. Here are a few ideas for what to use to create your own get well gift baskets:
- An appropriate container- While actual baskets work great, get creative and use a container that fits the recipient’s personality or job title. The best option is one he or she will actually reuse.
- A bed of throat lozenges- Instead of using wasteful packing material or paper filler, consider using loose throat lozenges to fill the bottom of your get well gift baskets
- TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe – Convenient caplets to tackle your symptoms by clearing congestion, quieting coughs and relieving head and body aches
- Clorox Disinfecting Wipes – These wipes kill 99.9%* of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours stopping germs in their tracks, making them perfect for classrooms!
- Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough Powder – This berry-flavored hot drink provides powerful, non-drowsy daytime symptom relief for people with no time to slow down. It’ s powerful relief without a prescription
- Abreva Pump –The only FDA approved OTC medicine to shorten healing time. This healing cream shortens the duration of fever blisters, which is especially great for people in the public eye! Nothing heals your cold sore faster than Abreva among OTC cold sore products. It delivers the best results when used at the first sign of a cold sore (e.g. the tingle that one feels on his/her lip).
- A can of soup– Chicken noodle is a pretty safe bet.
- A bottle of water– Hydration is the key to getting better sooner!
- Apples and bananas– Fresh fruit that needs no preparation is just what the doctor ordered, and they’re portable!
- Energy or granola bars– Quick, healthy snacks are often better than heavy meals when we’re feeling under the weather. (And how many of us are cooking when we aren’t feeling great anyway?)
- Tea and a mug– Whether you go boxed or loose, stick to a mild chamomile, lemon, or white tea. Find a cute mug that fits his or her personality to go with it.
- Cozy socks– No need to know exact shoe sizes! Just roll up a pair or two to keep the “patient” comfortable. A small throw would make a nice addition, too, depending on how big the container is.
- Tissues– I especially like the kind with lotion in them when I can’t stop blowing my nose.
- A magazine– Pick one you think he or she would find entertaining.
- Hand sanitizer– Get a desk-sized bottle for everyone that stops by or just an individual-sized bottle in a seasonal scent.
- Immune support supplements– To ward off germ season in the first place!
No matter what you put in it, these get well gift baskets will be unexpected and definitely shows you care.
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Abreva – Use only as directed. Read and follow label directions. Clorox – Use as directed on hard non-porous surfaces. Theraflu – Read and follow label directions. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use products only as
directed. TYLENOL® – ® Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. Use products only as directed. The makers of TYLENOL® remind you to use only one medicine with acetaminophen at a time.
*Influenza A Virus **On hard, non-porous surfaces. See product label for a list of organisms.