12 Gift Ideas for Someone After Surgery

Slip on the ice? Fall on the sidewalk? Tripped getting wood for the fire? There are hundreds of ways to injure an ankle or foot during the cold days of Autumn and Winter.  If you know someone who has an injury, or might have to be put into a medical boot, we’ve gathered some great ideas to help cheer them up.  Some are small items to put into a gift basket, or use as a single present. When a friend is hurting, give a little love!

  1. Microwave warming lavender neck wrap.  I found this pretty version available on Etsy for $19.50 by Hattie and Elsieil_570xn.1770712719_j3pc


2. Lip balm – I like this organic mint lip balm – about $3 by Portland Bee Balm

PBB-on-white-oregon-mint-balm_300x3003. A silky pajama cover just for medical boots. If they have to wear their boot at night too (and they usually do) this will help keep the day’s dirt out the bed. They come in beautiful colors and most are just $20 by Flaunt Boots

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4. Chocolate. Need I say more? Who wouldn’t like a nice bit of organic fair trade chocolate? About $3 by Theo Chocolate


5. A nice cup of tea – especially in a variety pack so you can try new flavors like these from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.  Sampler $7 available at CostPlus World Market



6. The Book of Myself – a journal with writing prompts to tell your story and family history. Your friend will have plenty of down time, so it’s a good time to start writing! $11 at Barnes and Noble


7. A lap desk would sure be handy for someone sitting in a recliner all day… This is a nice one from Etsy $35 and made in Maryland by EnKore Sign


8. Aromatherapy: A nice aromatherapy smell to help relieve tension and relax. I found this pretty roll on version for $13 at Etsy shop Frequency Spray


9.  Electric Tea Kettle in handy personal size 3.5 cup they can keep near them. By Chantal for about $30 available at Target

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10.  Something to drink: How about something special? A variety pack of artisan drinking chocolate  in unique flavors available online at TreeHouse Chocolate

treehouse_chocolates_e294728e-a5c7-4956-9fe2-b34d1666ad47_1024x10242x.jpg11. Something to read. There is something about holding a good old paperback in your hands. I like Agatha Christie mysteries myself. Most people like a little mystery – especially as hers do not involve gory details. New authors have been authorized to write new stories involving her characters.  Try one of these new ones!  About $14 at Barnes & Noble


12. A new movie to watch. There isn’t always the best selection on t.v. and limited variety of classics on Netflix.  Two of my favorite old comedies include a Cary Grant one that isn’t on t.v. often called “Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer” and a Ray Milland/Loretta Young comedy “The Doctor Takes a Wife.” Both are available for $9-14 on Amazon.com


Please note, I do not receive any compensation for mentioning these products in my blog.  I just share items I would like, and maybe you will too.

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