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10 Perfect Gift Ideas for Someone in the Hospital

When someone you know is in the hospital, you might feel like there’s nothing you can do to help. Fortunately, there are many unique gifts for hospital patients you can send to show your support, care, and love. From practical hospital gifts to hospital gift baskets, here are 10 ideas when you’re wondering what to send someone in the hospital. 

Unique Hospital Gifts Your Loved One Will Enjoy

When deciding on the perfect gifts for people in the hospital, it’s best to think about the hospital environment. Hospitals tend to be uncomfortable and a little boring. But you can change that! With this in mind, consider giving your loved one one of these gifts for hospital patients.


1. Reusable Hospital Gown 

Because most hospital patients must wear hospital gowns during their stay, a reusable hospital gown designed for optimal comfort and privacy makes a great hospital gift. That way, your loved one can be comfortable and move around easily without feeling exposed. For a laboring mom-to-be, the HUGGA labor and delivery gown is a must-have. 


2. Hospital Robe

hospital robe adds an additional layer of warmth and comfort, making it one of the best gifts for hospital patients because hospitals tend to be cold. 


3. Books and Magazines 

Books and magazines make great hospital gifts because they are enjoyable and don’t take much effort. They are especially nice for someone who may feel weak or tired and not up for much activity.


4. Movies and a Movie Player

Movies are a great way to pass the time, making them one of the best gifts for someone in the hospital. Just be sure to bring a laptop or portable DVD player with you, so your loved one has a way to watch the movie. 



5. Board Games and Puzzle Books

Board games and puzzle books are fun gifts for people in the hospital and a great option if children are visiting. However, remember that most board games require multiple people to play, so only bring one if you can stay for a while and enjoy the game together. If not, consider getting puzzle books like Sudoku or a crossword puzzle instead because your loved one can still play these games once visiting hours are over.



6. Yummy Snacks 

Because hospital food is usually less than par, your loved one’s favorite snacks make great gifts for people in the hospital. However, before you bring in a food basket, keep a few things in mind. First, ask your loved one if they are allowed to eat. Depending on upcoming tests or procedures, they may not be able to, and the last thing you want is for them to have to stare at their favorite snacks. Second, don’t bring perishable food, as it may go bad before your loved one has a chance to eat it. Snacks do make good gifts for someone in the hospital. Just make sure to ask about any food limitations before bringing them. 


7. Balloons 

When thinking about what to send someone in the hospital, one of the first things that may come to mind is a bouquet of flowers. And while flowers are a beautiful, thoughtful gift, not all patients are allowed to have them in their rooms. So, instead, opt for a different type of bouquet… a balloon bouquet! You can get one that says “Get Well Soon” or balloons in the shape of flowers! 



8. Sleep Mask and Earplugs 

Hospitals are busy 24/7, which may make it hard for your loved one to get restful sleep. That’s what makes a sleep mask and earplugs great gifts for hospital patients. Rest and relaxation are an essential part of the healing process, and you can help make sure your loved one gets all the R&R they need. 


9. A Cozy Blanket

Hospitals tend to be cold, and the blankets provided typically aren’t very fluffy, cozy, and warm. Because of this, blankets are great gifts for someone in the hospital. 



10. Hospital Grip Socks 

Last but not least, for added comfort and safety, give your loved one a pair of warm and fuzzy hospital grip socks that your loved one will be excited to wear. 



Hospital Gift Baskets Make the Best Hospital Gifts

When you don’t know what to send someone in the hospital, send them a hospital care package with all of the practical, fun, and unique gifts they want and need. At HUGGA, we offer four hospital gift baskets that include our signature soft clothing for your loved one’s unique needs. 

The Feel Better Package includes the HUGGA beanie, socks, one arm sleeve, and tote. The Hospital Care Package is perfect for patients with an extended stay because it consists of the HUGGA hospital gown, socks, beanie, and tote. The Infusion Care Package is designed to provide comfort to patients because it consists of the HUGGA hospital robe, socks, beanie, and arm sleeve for additional warmth. And lastly, the At Home Recovery Care Package is the perfect hospital gift for a loved one returning home to continue healing after their hospital stay. It includes the HUGGA robe, socks, and tote. 

Now you know what to send someone in the hospital. Next, it’s time to shop for the best gifts for hospital patients to express your love and care.


Yonathan Azran 

Yonathan is Founder and CEO of HUGGA. He was diagnosed with acute Crohn's Disease at age 7 and spent most of his young life in and out of hospitals. He recognized the critical gap in hospital care and decided to launch HUGGA, thereby revolutionizing patient wear by focusing on the actual patient experience from the patient's point of view.


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