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If you know a child that has had a recent surgery or is recovering from an illness, you might want to send something to help them get well soon. Whether they have broken a bone in an arm or a leg, or they are just feeling under the weather, a get well gift can be a great idea. One of the hardest things about recovery for kids is fighting off boredom. For that reason, we have included a number of ideas to help keep kids entertained and stimulated. Without further ado, here is our list of the best get well gifts for kids.


27 Best Get Well Gifts For Kids

Teddy Bear with a Cast

This teddy bear might bring a smile to someone that has broken a bone. Indeed, a cute present like this one can be just the thing to lift a child's spirits as they recover.

Get Well Soon Teddy Bear

For someone that is recovering from surgery or any kind of ailment or illness, this teddy bear might be just the thing to cheer them up. After all, wouldn't it make you happy to walk into a room and see this little bear wishing you well?


A classic memory game that can be played with one or more people. Simon has been popular for decades, and for good reason. It's a really fun way to challenge your memory.


Kanoodle is a brain twisting solitaire game with over 200 different puzzles to solve. With that type of volume, this game should keep them entertained for hours and hours.

Kanoodle Extreme

If they liked Kanoodle, they will love Kanoodle Extreme. This one comes with 303 different puzzles. So, between the original and this version, that's 503 puzzles. Yep, that should do it.

Harry Potter Box Set (Books 1-7)

Here is a box set of Harry Potter Books 1-7. There is a reason that Harry Potter is so wildly popular. It's phenomenal. For the future voracious readers among us, this is a great series to get into.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (Audiobook)

For some kids, it might be easier to get into an audiobook than it would be to plow through an actual book. Here is the first book in the Harry Potter series in audiobook form. If they enjoy this one, you already have your next six gifts planned.


Sometimes, when a child isn't feeling well, a movie can be a great way to get their mind off things. Frozen is an instant classic, and can be watched many, many times. Like, maybe hundreds of times.  Really.

Crayola's Art Inspiration Case

Crayola's Art Inspiration Case comes with over 140 pieces in total. That's 64 crayons, 20 colored pencils, 40 washable markers, 1 art storage case, and 15 large sheets of paper. This is everything that they need to develop their skill set and become the next Picasso.

ALEX Art Fantastic Spinner

This Fantastic Spinner helps kids flex an entirely different set of creative muscles than the art set above. With this spinner, each attempt at art is a bit of an experiment. This one is more geared toward developing the Jackson Pollack style of artwork.

4M Crystal Growing Experiment

This science kit contains all of the materials required to conduct seven different crystal growing experiments. This is a great gift for budding scientists, and will also help develop an interest in experimentation. Learning and fun is a difficult combination to beat.

My First Magic Stand

My First Magic Stand teaches kids to perform hundreds of different magic tricks. It also comes with 28 different props, so kids can go beyond card tricks and onto more elaborate illusions.

Rubik's Cube

For a child that has a little extra time on his or her hands, a Rubik's Cube makes a great gift. A classic puzzle that appears simple but can be quite challenging to solve.

SmartGames IQ Puzzler Pro

IQ Puzzler Pro is another brain teasing puzzle. It includes 120 cognitive skill building challenges across both 2D and 3D. It's also compact and portable, which can make it a nice thing to have at a hospital or between doctor visits.

Paint By Sticker Kids

Kids can create 10 different pictures with Paint By Sticker Kids. Simply find, peel, and then place each sticker as directed and watch the page come to life. Pictures include a koala, elephant, frog, red panda, puffin, peacock, snake, giraffe, tiger, and a gorilla.

Magic Science

Magic Science is a unique educational kit that shows kids the science behind the magic. This kit makes science considerably more fun, and helps stimulate an interest in learning within children.

Grow 'n Glow Terrarium

Grow 'n Glow Terrarium enables kids to craft and grow their own tabletop garden. This kit provides kids with everything they need to get started. Just add water and watch it begin to grow in a few days. Sometimes, when someone is getting well, the road to recovery can be a long one. So, it can be nice to have a fun project to track over time.

Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes

Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes by Melissa & Doug make something as mundane as writing a note into a little burst of fun. You might purchase these for yourself in order to write fun notes to a child that you hope will get well soon. Or, you might give this as a gift so that the child can experience the joy of jotting down colorful notes.

Spider Man Gift Basket

This Spider Man gift basket is going to be a hit for anyone that likes Spider Man. This includes a tumbler, watch, bracelet and army tag necklace, wallet, puzzle, game, play pack, art activity candy and sweets, and a colorful container. All of these things are of course Spider Man themed.

Frozen Gift Basket

If you're wishing a girl well and she is more of a Frozen fan, this gift basket would be just right. It includes a tin purse, nail accessory, lip gloss, hair accessory, bracelet, diary, cup, game, stickers, and basket.

Snap Circuits Jr.

Snap Circuits Jr. is a great gift for future electrical engineers. Help kids develop those STEM skills with this exploration kit. Kids can build 100 different electronics circuit projects with over 30 electronic components. No tools are required. The pieces just snap together. This is a perfect activity to keep a child occupied as they recover and get better.

The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book

This book gives kids the knowledge that they need to conduct a whole range or experiments with items that can be found around the house. Once they start working on all of these experiments, children are bound to forget that they aren't feeling well.

Mountain Train Set

Train sets make great gifts for kids that have a little time on their hands. They don't require a ton of energy, but they are a great way for kids that aren't feeling well to do something a little bit active. Fun to put together and to play with for hours on end.

African Plains Safari Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles require some time to put together. However, a little here and a little there, and before you know it, you're looking at a great safari picture. This puzzle comes with 100 pieces, so it takes just the right amount of effort for kids.

STEM Learning

In case you couldn't tell by the name, IQ Builder's STEM Learning promotes STEM skills. It also happens to be a great activity that can consume a lot of time as kids build any number of different objects.

Coloring Pad

This coloring pad comes with 50 pages with pictures of space, sharks, sports, and more. Coloring is a perfect activity for someone that is recovering. It can be done from bed or a sofa, and also stimulates the mind.  

Deluxe Art Master Kids Desk

With all of the art gifts included on this list, you might want to get this Deluxe Art Master Kids Desk by Step2. Perfect for hours of drawing, coloring, or painting. Of course, you might throw in one of the other ideas listed above as a companion present.

Hope these get well gifts for kids help brighten someone's day. Here's to a speedy recovery!