Practical Get Well Gifts That Comfort the Weary

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I love sending flowers. They are an awesome pick-me-up to brighten anyone's day! I also love receiving them. But I'll be honest with you, my favorite time to receive them is not when I'm sick, especially if I'm in so much pain that I can't appreciate their beauty.

Recently, I found myself with a few friends who were down and out. While they certainly could have used a pick-me-up, I wanted to provide them with something a little more practical—something that would take the load off. Enter Spoonful of Comfort.

A friend told me about Spoonful of Comfort—a company that, instead of sending the traditional flowers as get-well gifts, sends meals—chicken noodle soup, in fact! What could be more perfect to send to my friends, right?

The process goes like this: You order the gift, sharing what you want them to write on the card. They then ship the product. The person receives a big box on their doorstep, including a gallon bottle of chicken noodle soup (the kind with huge homemade noodles) and tied with a yellow and white polka-dotted ribbon around it, 6 dinner rolls, and 6 cookies all packaged with an insulated liner and gel packs to keep it safe and yummy. Oh! And last but not least—a handwritten card.

Even though I wasn't sick, our family tried some and it fed all four of us with enough left over for lunch the next day.

I'll admit that I am not a huge fan of rolls or cookies, so while the soup was out of this world, I normally wouldn't be the right person to comment on the other items. However, the rolls were so delicious that I ate two. Who knew? The cookies? I left those to my kids. What child can complain about cookies? Not mine!

I love finding alternative gift-giving solutions. What are your favorite get-well gifts to give?

Disclosure: Our family provided four hungry tummies and Spoonful of Comfort offered up the most scrumptious chicken noodle soup dinner evs!

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Victoria is obSEUSSed with bringing children’s stories and characters to life through kid crafts and fun activities. Inspired by Dr. Seuss, she hopes to get children excited about reading by encouraging moms to be librarians at home. All three of her children love books, including her 6-month-old.

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2 Responses to “Practical Get Well Gifts That Comfort the Weary”

  1. great website!!!! keep it up.

  2. Maryanne says:

    Great idea but I like grandmas chicken soup better, they send soup with a ton of other stuff like banana breads, lemon breads brownies, etc and for my Jewish friends I can send matzo balls!

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