stephmodo: A Get Well Quick Kit

A Get Well Quick Kit

• 29 January 2013

Is it me, or does everyone seem to be coming down with something lately?  I feel like the words "flu", "virus", and "cough" are becoming as commonplace as "rain" and "overcast" around here.  Is it the same where you live, I wonder?  Well, I say this situation calls for some intervention in the form of a "get well quick kit".  All you need are the following cheerful and useful supplies:

magazine   |   tissues   |  herbal tea bags   |   mug   |   half a lemon   |   vitamins   |   handwritten note

Choose a magazine you think they would enjoy (Real Simple, Living, People, etc.).  It could be one you purchase, or one you receive with your regular subscription.  When it comes to bagged herbal tea, I really like Stash--a company based out of Portland (Mango Passionfruit and Licorice Spice are my favorites); but honestly, anything yummy you have in your cupboard will be great!  Mugs can be procured from your kitchen cupboard, Target, a thrift store, or wherever else.  Keep in mind this kit is not meant to be spendy, but rather, thoughtful.  

Travel size packages of facial tissue come in handy too---I like these new designs from Kleenex.  A few vitamins can't hurt either (around here Vitamin D is the supplement of choice).  A handwritten note is also a heartwarming addition to the kit--even if it you write on the back of your grocery list!  Truly, it's the thought that counts.  After you've assembled your kit, package it up in a simple, kraft brown gift bag and place it on your friend's porch.  Being remembered is a wonderful pick-me-up and surely you will make his/her day.  

To all of you who aren't well right now, I hope you "get well quick"!  Hang in there~

image by me


  1. Firstly I love Real Simple magazine! They give amazing do-able tips!!

    Secondly everyone is sick in my office, I had my time sick for the past 2 weeks and FINALLY are feeling better! I've been keeping hand sanitzer in purse and using it before EVERYTHING I EAT! Also I've been trying to not touch my face in case anyone touched things after they sneezed or coughed. Every little change helps! =)

    Ergo - Blog

  2. These are definitely the essentials for getting better! The handwritten note is just the icing on the cake!

  3. I might be partial, but Real Simple makes a PERFECT get-well read. Thanks for including us Stephanie! Hope you're well!

  4. Chloe, I am glad you are on the mend!

    Yelle, thank you for the note :)

    Kristin, thank you for popping in! Happy to include you. So fun to see your name here.

  5. Love this cute idea!! We've been a houseful of sickies lately and all of these things have definitely come in handy.

  6. Excellent idea. If only there was anyone around here who wasn't sick to make something so cute. :) I think January has been a BAD month for sickness on the West Coast. Everyone I know seems to have been sick for the entire month. Crazy. Get well soon everyone.I'm going to use your great idea soon!

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