Let’s face it: feeling crappy sucks. But it’s always nice to get a get well soon gift if you’re hurt or sick!
So whether your guy is a big baby, the stoic type, or somewhere in-between, he deserves a little love and attention when he’s down. In this post, we’ll share some get well gifts for men that are sure to brighten his day.
Also, if you’re the DIY type, we have some suggestions for fun (and helpful!) things to include in a personalized care package.
Finally, if you’re so inclined, we’ve got plenty of other gift ideas to give a guy who needs some recovery time. Check out our posts on gifts for men, cheap gifts for men, and gifts for grandpa for more.
Best Get Well Soon Gifts Ideas For Men
1. Weighted Blanket
A weighted blanket is an excellent aid for a good night’s sleep. This double-sided weighted sherpa blankie is extra cuddly. (Not to mention, they’re sooo much better than the thin sheets you get in the hospital.)
Available in two weights and two sizes. Comes in your choice of eight versatile colors.
P.S. We’re big fans of the weighted blanket around here. In fact, we posted a whole article devoted to them! (You can have a look at it here.)
2. Straight Outta Surgery Box
by Etsy: MadeInTheShady
For the man who likes some self care, a box full of soothing aromatherapy is just the thing. This thoughtful gift box includes herbal healing salve, therapy dough, lip balm, and a solid lotion stick to pamper and soothe.
If you like, you can add:
- Lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, and grapefruit aromatherapy roll-on for headache and tension relief
- A lavender, sweet orange, and chamomile sleep spray for sweet dreams
- A pack of six artisanal milk chocolates for all-over well being
3. Fun T-Shirts!
Novelty tees are always a good gift, especially for the guy who finds himself hobbling around on crutches after an injury.
Was he wresting a bear? Doing stunts on his latest film? Fighting pirates on the high seas? Who knows! Either way, it’s probably a much better story than what actually happened.
4. Get Well Soon Craft Beer Box
Nothing conjures a smile like delicious craft beer, except maybe craft beer in a novelty box that says “thirst-aid kit!” This fun gift box includes 12 premium craft beers and a personal note from you with get well wishes.
5. Microwave Heating Pad
A heating/cooling pad is an excellent tool for recovery aid for all kinds of injuries! We thought this one was particularly nice because it’s compact and flexible enough to treat any area that ails him.
6. Get Well Soon Gift Box
by Etsy: GoldenHelloCompany
Everyone loves to get a fun box o’ surprises, and the curated items included in the Golden Hello Co.’s gift boxes are always a treat.
In this box, he’ll receive five mystery items, including but not limited to lifestyle and wellness items, gourmet food items, home goods, self-care products, and more!
7. Nintendo Switch
Don’t listen to the YouTube snots who’d have you think otherwise – the Switch isn’t just for kids. We have it on good authority that it has great games for sidelined grownups of all kinds, and it’s a big hit with the gamer guys.
8. Get Well Sugar Cookies
by Etsy: DPSweets
For the next unique gift idea, we present these adorable customized get-well sugar cookies for the under-the-weather sweet tooth in your life! Each box comes with a dozen cookies created for any injury.
Did he break an ankle? They’ll make little crutches and broken bone x-ray cookies! Tonsils removed? You guessed it – tonsil cookies!!
9. Home Office Lap Desk
Just because you’re laid out doesn’t always mean you can get out of work! If you know a working-from-bed warrior, a lap desk is so useful for catching up on emails, taking video calls, and everything else he’ll need to TCB.
10. Covid Recovery Succs
by Etsy: Successulent
Plants are a cheerful get-well gift option! We thought this clever succulent box featuring your choice of one, two, or three mini succulents would make anyone’s day. Choose between plastic, clay, or pail pots, then create a personal message for the enclosed card.
11. Bed Wedge Pillows
Whether he needs something comfy to sit up in bed with, elevate a leg or two, or snooze with a bit of elevation, this adjustable memory foam bed wedge is endlessly helpful.
12. Booze Infused Jerky Crate
Healthy snacks? Eh, maybe. Jerky infused with bourbon? Must have!
Ok, to be real, if you’re recovering from major surgery or nursing your body back to health after a nasty illness, healthy snacks are probably best. BUT, there’s no harm in mixing in some delicious cured meats for good measure. That’s our story anyway, and we’re stickin’ to it.
13. Nice Headphones & An Audible Membership
by Anker Life
If video games aren’t his thing, a membership to Audible is a great way to keep your man occupied! While he’s on the mend, he can listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and more.
And what’s a great audiobook without a good, comfortable set of headphones to enjoy it? These are a great value, and they provide up to a whopping 40 hours of play on a single charge!
Want to splurge a little on the headphone front? Check out number 13 on our list of Gifts For Husbands.
14. Plush Bathrobe
by L.L. Bean
An L.L. Bean staple, their flannel robes with sherpa lining are unparalleled for comfort. It’s like a wearable hug, perfect for someone recovering from the sniffles or anything else he may need a little comfort for.
Then, when he’s feeling all better, he’ll wear it on cold winter mornings and think of you while he sips his coffee.
15. Coffee Gift Tumbler
Speaking of drinking coffee! This insulated tumbler will put a smile on his face while it keeps his cold drinks cold for up to nine hours and his warm beverages warm for up to five. It even comes with two steel straws, a straw brush, and a cup brush to wash up.
Build A Great Get Well Soon DIY Care Package!
If nothing we’ve shared here interests you or you want to make your get-well gift a little more personal, building your own gift basket or care package is always appropriate! Below are some great additions to an epic get-well-soon care package.
16. Get Well Soon Cards
17. People of Walmart Coloring Book
18. Offensive Crayons
Can’t have an offensive coloring book without offensive crayons to match, right? We’ve included these little gems in our gift posts before because they’re so hilarious, and we think they’d be more than apropos here, too.
19. Gaming Gift Cards
20. Grocery Delivery/Meal Kits
If he’s limited on cooking ability (or skill), a meal delivery service is a great gift! Honestly, there’s nothing more practical than meals at your door. No shopping, easy cooking, easy clean-up.
If you want to do a little more research, check out our post about the best meal delivery service kits to compare the most popular names.
Grocery delivery is always immensely helpful, too. If he’s sick, groceries delivered to his home keeps the cooties at home, too. If he’s out of commission with an injury, he definitely won’t want to navigate the grocery store on crutches, either. Just saying.
21. Healthy Snacks/Gourmet Snacks/Candy
This one’s probably a no-brainer – snacks are popular with everyone, right? If you want to get fancy about it, check out this awesome video on how to Make A Candy Bar Bouquet like a pro!
Here’s to a speedy recovery and a fantastic get-well gift to go with it
When we’re not feeling well, a thoughtful gift can really lift our spirits. We’ve included some things on our gift guide here that will brighten someone’s day who needs it and will help put them on the road to a more comfortable route to recovery.
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Laura resides in the fantastic city of Nashville, TN with her very, very patient husband, three well above average boys, a dog the size of a dinosaur, and a fleet of cats. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing for fun. When she’s not doing that she enjoys reading, fine dining, copious amounts of wine, and philosophical conversations with her children. And some adults on occasion.