The experience of surgery is usually accompanied by more than a little bit of trepidation for most people. Even a minor surgery can be nerve-wracking for both the patient and for those who care about him or her.

Surgery also tends to be an exhausting experience for most patients – and more than a little bit disorienting. This is because recovering from surgery takes us out of our normal routine, whether that routine be working at the office, tending to homemaking duties, or playing golf or gardening.

If you know someone who has just gone through surgery or plans to do so soon, buying or making them an after-surgery get-well basket is a great way to show that you care.

Here are 5 ideas for after-surgery get-well baskets:

1. Sports:
The great thing about gift baskets is that you can fill them with just about anything that the recipient might be interested in. For example, the sports basket is an excellent choice for the sports fan or sportsman/woman in your life. Fill the basket with sports DVDs, books and magazines. Or, how about a sports-themed video game? Even sports-loving adults would love one.

2. Wine And Cheese:
For the “foodie” in your life, a wine and cheese gift basket shows a real touch of class. You can assemble your own basket by choosing delicacies from a well-stocked grocery store. Or, you can also buy a pre-made basket that contains your favorite goodies.

3. Spa:
The word “spa” brings to mind a person relaxing in a steamy, quiet, fragrant atmosphere. The image may even include massages and facials going on in the room next door . . . you get the picture. These comforting images will be brought to mind when you give a spa basket. You can include in it, for example: a spa gift certificate, lotions and soaps, a lufa brush, and even some candles. The person you know recovering after surgery will love the relaxed feeling that your spa gift basket will bring them.

4. Gardening:
Gardening is another activity that brings peaceful, healing images to mind. A gardening gift basket could contain little garden tools, some flower or vegetable seed packets, a hat, and even some sunscreen.

5. Picnic:
For the family-oriented person or for the romantic, a picnic gift basket is a wonderful get-well-soon gift. Fill it will meats, cheeses, breads and crackers. Include a bottle of wine. And, don’t forget the plates, glasses, and utensils! A picnic gift basket would give the person you care about an excuse to go out enjoy the outdoors while they are getting better after surgery.
After-surgery get well baskets are a great way to show that you care. They can also speed up the recovery time for the patient who has recently undergone surgery.