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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.
By the way, if you’re interested, here is our list of funny get well gifts.
- Our Best Get Well Gifts For Kids
- Teddy Bear with a Cast
- Get Well Soon Teddy Bear
- Kanoodle Extreme
- Harry Potter Box Set (Books 1-7)
- Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (Audiobook)
- Crayola’s Art Inspiration Case
- ALEX Art Fantastic Spinner
- 4M Crystal Growing Experiment
- My First Magic Stand
- Rubik’s Cube
- SmartGames IQ Puzzler Pro
- Paint By Sticker Kids
- Magic Science
- Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium
- Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes
- Spider Man Gift Basket
- Frozen Gift Basket
- Snap Circuits Jr.
- The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book
- Mountain Train Set
- African Plains Safari Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle
- STEM Learning
- Coloring Pad
- Deluxe Art Master Kids Desk
Our Best Get Well Gifts For Kids
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. This is a great toy for someone to play while sitting or lying down. By the way, it’s going to continue to be a lot of fun even after they’re feeling better.
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. This is another get well gift that’s great for people that are not feeling well, but is also great after they make a full recovery.
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. Some kids will enjoy reading these. Others will enjoy having someone else read them aloud.
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. Art is such a cool hobby because if just never gets old. The more you practice, the better you become at it.
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. What better way is there to get those creative juices flowing? This one is more geared toward developing the Jackson Pollack style of artwork.
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. This gift won’t need to be put away after recovery.
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. Learning tricks is a lot of fun, but the payoff is huge. Once mastered, these tricks and be performed over and over again.
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. Is it even possible to walk into a room that contains a Rubik’s Cube, and not pick up and start to fiddle around? I think not.
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. If this gift is well received, there are plenty of different sticker book options to give as future gifts.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. If this gift is a hit, it’s an easy one to repeat.
To state the obvious, being sick or injured is not fun at all. Sometimes though, getting your mind off things, or dong something fun can make all the different in how you feel.
Hope these get well gifts for kids help brighten someone’s day. Here’s to a speedy recovery!