Posts filed under 'After Surgery Gift Ideas'

After Surgery Gift Idea-Canvas Messenger Bag $7.99

One of the amazing products that have received rave reviews is the canvas messenger bag. Women and Men love it’s sturdy, durable construction and that it is truly a multi-use bag.

The canvas messenger bag is an attractive khaki canvas color and boasts substantial metal hardware for the clasps and snaps.

The bag measures 13″H x 13″W x 4″D.

Our messenger bag provides plenty of room with many useful pockets able to hold a cell phone, PDA and all of your personal belongings. Inside zippered pocket provides extra security. The perfect size for a laptop, files or a quick change of clothes for the gym or a hospital stay.

It’s on sale for less than $10. That’s an affordable gift idea that we can work with! Makes an excellent Graduation, Father’s Day or Birthday Gift as well. Add a few magazines, snacks a lotion or balm and you have a gift basket you can send to a friend or loved one that costs less than $50! Thank you CareGifting!

2 comments May 23rd, 2012

After Surgery Gift

Sports Injury or Post Op Surgery Gift

Looking for an “After Surgery Gift”? Do you have a friend who is suffering from chronic aches and pains, arthritis, a pulled muscle or sports related injury. Whatever the cause, pain and inflammation are causing them heartache and we have grouped together some great products in this gift basket that will help with healing and make them happy! CareGifting has an After Surgery-Sport Gift Basket that offers exceptional items that will ease their pain and make them feel more comfortable. Call them at 1-800-715-3199 and you can customize the basket to include more food items, different pillow color, etc. Great After Surgery Gift idea!

Add comment May 14th, 2012

Ginger Massage Oil for sore muscles and arthritis

A fabulously fragrant, deeply warming, Poet-Warrior blend rich in fresh, whole plant oils naturally occurring E vitamins, essentail fatty acids and antixoxidants. Ginger, Arnica, and Cayenne Pepper are powerful muscle and joint soothers. These herbal oils are easily absorbed and restorative of body, mind and spirit.


– Warm and soothe sore muscles and joints with Cayenne and Arnica

– Uplifting and stimulating to the mind with Ginger and Lemongrass

– Smoothes and softens skin with Olive, Castor and Jojoba

“Ginger Massage Oil for Muscle Aches and Arthritis”

3 comments May 4th, 2012

After Surgery Gift for an employee or co-worker

If a co-worker, friend or employee is out of office due to illness, injury or surgery you can send them a unique, comforting and humorous after surgery get well gift that shows just how much they are missed at the office.

– The Cubes, Joe’s Cube. This is Joe and everyday he goes to work and sits as a desk surrounded by four walls and works on his computer for 8 hours. It may not be the most exciting job, but Joe likes it just fine. You control Joe and his office set up. Will you make his job satisfying, boring or unbearable. Will he be the office lackey, your fall guy or best pal. It’s all up to you becuase in this office your the boss! Great gift and conversation piece to set up at a work desk or home office.

– Non-slip grip beverage container.

– Badger Sore Muscle Rub cooling blend.

– Find a Word puzzle book for hours or relaxing word finds.

– Badger Highland Mint Lip Balm

– Re-usable tote bag

Add comment May 4th, 2012

Ipad Stand that is ergonomic and eco-friendly

Lap Log

Ipad, eReader, Tablet, Kindle holder. Made from eco-friendly materials. Adjustable to any viewing angle and stable on all surfaces. Send for any occasion, great Mother’s Day gift idea!

•GOTS Certified 100% Organic Cotton Twill •Filled with natural buckwheat hulls •Eco-friendly, removable wooden insert that holds tablet: hand-sanded, locally obtained, repurposed wood, stained with a natural, non-toxic finish •Accessorize with a variety of interchangeable printed sleeves

Customer Reviews

“The Lap Log is our favorite iPad pillow by far. It is, in our opinion, the best iPad accessory money can buy … and the one iPad accessory that no iPad user can do without.” ~

“The Lap Log is perfect! It fits both my iPad and Nook with their cases. Used my lap log last night…..BRILLIANT solution to the aggravation of holding my Nook.” ~ Amy Anderson – Gastonia, N.C.

Washable If you happen to get a little dirt on your Lap Log when you’re at the park, simply remove the wooden insert, dump the natural buckwheat filling into a container, and put your Lap Log into the wash. A hidden zipper allows you to remove the eco-friendly buckwheat hulls to wash the cover.

Flexible The durable bean bag design lets you view your iPad®, Kindle®, Nook® or any tablet or eReader, at almost limitless viewing angles and the buckwheat hulls allow your Lap Log to conform to any surface. Remove the wooden insert, your Lap Log can be used as a comfy travel pillow!


Use your Lap Log in bed, on the couch, sitting at your desk or on the kitchen counter. No straps, Velcro, or clips and it easily adjusts to eliminate glare.

Travel Ready Weighing a little more than a pound, you’ll be able to take your Lap Log anywhere. Light enough to throw in your carry-on, it has the added bonus of doubling as a neck pillow! Going outdoors? Toss it in your backpack and have a convenient and stable stand for your device at the beach or on the trail.

USA Made Each Lap Log is made in America from sustainable materials. Each insert is shaped, sanded, and finished with a non-toxic and natural stain. Every bag is carefully sewn to assure long-lasting durability and filled with USA naturally grown buckwheat hulls.

Eco-Friendly We only use highly sustainable and environmentally sound materials. From the salvaged woods, to the 100% organic cotton fabric. From the eco-friendly buckwheat hull filling, to the 100% recycled shipping materials. We love the earth, and here is a product that will show you do too!

Machine wash, mild soap, cold water and tumble dry.

American Made in S.C. – sweatshop-free

Add comment May 4th, 2012

Gratitude Journal Gift Idea for Hospital

Did you know that just a few minutes of journaling each day has been shown to have a significant positive effect on emotional and physical health.

CareGifting offers inspirational Journals that come with a brief instructional card about the health benefits of journal therapy, and a few tips about how to get started.

Send a journal alone as a great after surgery gift, cancer patient gift, get well gift, sympathy gift, caregiver gift, or add it along with other items from the CareGifting store.

Add comment April 27th, 2012

Get Well Gift for Her, Teens, Kids that will be talked about

We saw this unique gift in a Whole Foods market and had to get them in our CareGifting store.

Not only is it a great gift idea for everyone but it really works to reduce eye fatigue and puffiness. The eye pillow is filled with flax seeds and lavender flowers. It can be used to relieve headaches, puffiness, eye fatigue, sinus pressure and can help you fall asleep. We are using these every night and noticing the effects of the pillow immediately. Our eyes feel completely refreshed when the pillow is cooled in the freezer.

This pillow was sent to a grandmother when she was in the hospital having hip surgery. Hospitals are busy places and very light filled so having a little scented, snuggly eye pillow to place over the eyes during rest periods was so beneficial to her recovery. The bunny was always on her bedside table and was quite a conversation piece with visitors, doctors and nurses.

The pillow can also be warmed in the microwave to snuggle with at bed time or movie time. Kids love these a little toasty warm and left on the pillow right before they crawl into bed. Sweet Dreams!

Add comment April 24th, 2012

Step into some Deep Steep at

Get Well Gifts are always cherished when received. At CareGifting our name says how we feel about the gifts we offer. We always look for quality items, organic, preservative free and we test products before we sell them to our customers.

Deep Steep products have been very well received with us. The first thing that you think when you try one of their products is how great the smell is. Fresh, but not overpowering. Unique scents that you don’t typically see combined and they just work together like a chorus to a love song!

Deep Steep lotions are creamy, not greasy and provide immediate hydration, vitamins and minerals to parched skin. The Bubble Bath in Honeydew Spearmint is our favorite. Rich, luxurious bubbles and the honeydew-spearmint scent is out of this world good. We’re not kidding, this scent is like sweet tropical air.

We won’t miss telling you about the Lavender and Chamomile lotion. Oh no, this one is also a favorite. We put it on our elbows, knees and tops of our hands and after a week there was a significant difference in the texture of the skin. In retrospect we should have done before and after pictures, next time! Our skin went from dry, wrinkly to soft and supple in just a few days. Applying right before bed was the ritual we preferred most, and luckily we were able to add in a Lavender and Chamomile Bubble Bath prior to it so we felt equally spoiled.

In our opinion this is one of the top spa/bath product line’s out there and we will continue to promote, sell and use these products. Deep Steep is here to stay! If you have used any of their products please comment on your fav’s and why. We love to hear from you.

2 comments April 16th, 2012

After Surgery Gift Ideas for Kids and Teens

We get a lot of requests for after surgery gift baskets for children and teens. The typical gift basket doesn’t usually work for those under the age of 16. Sometimes they can’t eat the sweets or the gifts included in the gift basket really wouldn’t help the a youth with their individual recovery. We have compiled some suggestions that we feel work really well based on how many customers send these items to young people. Please feel free to comment if you have other ideas that worked for you.

After Surgery Gift Ideas for Kids and Teens

Journals or Writing Tablets
Ipad Holder
Itunes Gift Card
Bamboo Socks
Beverage Cup
Squishy Pillow
Paint Set
Healthy Drinks
Healthy Snacks
Warming/Cooling Aromatherapy Wraps
Unique Toys
Comfort Items

These are the items that always get requested for children and teens in our after surgery and get well gift baskets. If you have items that you know are a hit with the kids when they are recovering from surgery or illness, send me an email and I will add them to the list and will consider the item for our inventory.

2 comments April 12th, 2012

After Surgery Gift Ideas

It happens to each of us several times a year – a friend calls to talk about an upcoming surgery. It could be surgery for themselves, a friend you have in common or maybe a close relative. Whoever it is, we all wonder what we can do to help out. The best thing is to connect and show you care in some way. Studies have shown that people who feel they have support and a network of caring friends actually experience better health outcomes.

Obviously, different surgeries have very different recovery times. Regardless of the type of surgery or recovery time, there are some basic things you can do to help a friend that work for almost any situation.

First, focus on physical comfort. You can help a friend find items at home, or send them a comfort package with the basics included. Whether laying in bed or resting on the sofa, getting comfortable after surgery is always the challenge.

Soft pillows are a basic for helping to get “comfy” in different resting positions. Microbead squish pillows offer the perfect amount of support to help alleviate aches and pains. They conform and squish to help support arms, legs, neck, head, elbows, heels – virtually any body part. A cylindrical shape is a good choice for a pillow because it makes a nice neck roll or lower back support. Make sure to select a pillow that is filled with some sort of small polystyrene or buckwheat beads, so that the pillow will offer enough flexibility to really be comfortable.

Light yet warm blankets are also great. Try to choose a blanket made from natural fibers, that breathes and is very soft. Organic bamboo is one of the softest natural fibers available and is great because it breathes, is anti-microbial and is grown without the use of pesticides. Organic cotton is also very soft, breathable and offers a light covering without trapping too much heat.

Speaking of bamboo, bamboo socks are another nice comfort item for someone recuperating after surgery. Feet tend to get cold when a person is lying in bed or on the sofa for long periods, and a nice pair of soft, warm socks is always appreciated.

A good quality, no-spill water bottle with straw is another essential comfort item. Patients after surgery often have pain medications to take and need water, plus staying hydrated is recommended for most people because it is key to helping the body heal. Choose a water bottle that has a solid base, doesn’t tip easily, has a no-spill feature and a straw. Why are these features important? Have you ever felt so weak and sore that you didn’t even want to move to get a drink, much less reach for a water bottle that spills or has such a big opening that it spills on your face when you drink? A good water bottle is something that will be used long after surgical recovery is over.

A few other ideas include a box of soft facial tissues at the bedside; antibacterial wipes that can be used when a person doesn’t feel well enough to get to a sink to wash up, or when the immune system is compromised and fighting germs is vitally important; and a basic organic unscented lip balm to help keep the mouth hydrated and comfortable.

Small, healthy snack items are also good to have on hand. Small crackers, natural fruit chips, healthy nuts – all of these are health focused and offer some protein with minimal sugars. Avoid processed foods, foods high in salt or fat, which can be hard to digest and don’t offer much nutritional value to help the body heal.

You can also lend emotional support to a friend after surgery. Call regularly to check in, offer to sit with a friend if they are up to visitors, and just listen. You can also give a friend a journal, which is great for writing down medication schedules, notes from the doctor, or for journaling therapy. It has been shown in clinical studies that just 10 minutes of journaling a day for 4 consecutive days helps improve emotional health. If your friend enjoys music, give a new selection of music to listen to. You can also give a nice selection of current magazines, a new book or video.

2 comments April 10th, 2012

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