There’s nothing worse than being unwell. It’s lonely, miserable and scary and when our friends are unwell or going through difficult times, one of the hardest things is not knowing how to help or express how much we care. A gift basket filled with gourmet foods and wine can be the perfect way to show someone you’re thinking of them and wishing them the best–and can help keep their spirits high while they hopefully make a speedy recovery!
Good food makes us happy
Studies have shown that eating foods we find delicious releases dopamine in our brains–the same chemical that’s released when we’re in love! This means that your gift of delicious treats will actually be two gifts in one–the food–and the happiness it creates! This is great news for someone suffering an illness. Often times the worst part about an illness is the effect it has on a person’s spirits–the stress on body and mind can take their toll, and in my opinion, the more dopamine you get at a time like that–the better!
Send from afar!
Another handy thing about sending a gift hamper is that no matter where you are in the country you can simply go online and order one–either customised or ready-made–to be sent to your loved one in a matter of days–sometimes even on the same day! This way, no matter how far you are from the people you care about, you can show them you’re with them in spirit, and sometimes, just knowing someone is thinking of you can make all the difference.
Bring Back an Appetite in Style!
For people in times of ill-health or people who are recovering from treatment, eating is often the last thing on their mind and they suffer from loss of appetite. Of course, this is the time when we most need the strength and nourishment that food can give us, so a basket full of delectable goodies can be just the ticket to make eating seem appealing again!
Give them a Break from Hospital Catering
If you’ve ever had an extended stay in hospital or know someone who has, you’ll know that something most people agree on is that hospital food leaves much to be desired in terms of taste! Giving your loved one some extra special treats to snack on while making their recovery will break the monotony of the hospital menu (thank goodness) and if you’re lucky, they might even share when you go in and visit!
Food has been a source of comfort for people for years–the food of their childhood, food they can’t resist, and food that warms the soul. In times of sickness, we need comfort more than ever, which is why get well gift baskets are the perfect way to raise someone’s spirits–and show them you care.