40 Post Surgery Gifts for Her

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Having surgery or undergoing medical treatments can be a very stressful, overwhelming, and often painful experience for many. Let them know you are thinking of them and wishing them well with a thoughtful gift. Here are some of the best post surgery gifts that she’ll surely love and appreciate.


Best Post-Surgery Gifts For Her

Get Well Soon Gift Basket

This gift basket covers everything, from a warm fuzzy blanket to boredom busters, it has it all. The super soft blanket measures 50” x 70”, the perfect size to cozy up with on the couch while recuperating. The basket also comes with a vacuum insulated stainless steel cup, organic herbal teas with honey straws, a Chicken Soup for the Soul word puzzle book, and a comfort grip pen. Everything they need while they relax and rest!

By the way, here is our list of funny get well soon gift ideas.

Cozy Blanket

You can’t go wrong with a cozy blanket as a get-well-soon gift, as everyone wants to be comfy and cozy when they’re not feeling well. This ultra soft blanket is available in a variety of beautiful colors, and it is available in two different sizes. As a nice touch, the blanket is also covered in encouraging phrases, such as “healing hugs”, “compassion”, and “peace”. Made of 100% microfibre for a super plush feel, this blanket makes a perfect post-surgery gift.

Take Your Pain Scented Soy Candle

Many people often feel helpless when a friend or loved one is going through a difficult time, and there is nothing they can do about it. This scented soy candle sums up that helpless feeling with a funny message on the front of it that reads, “I wish I could take your pain and give it to someone we both really hate.” Nothing says “I care” more than that! This funny 7-ounce candle is made of 100% natural soy with a burn time of 40-50 hours.

Cute Entertainment Gift Set

If you know she’s going to be laid up in bed for some time, then give her some things to keep her busy and let her know you are thinking about her. This gift set comes packaged in a lovely inspirational tote bag that she can reuse again and again. It also comes with 24 pre-sharpened pencil crayons, 2 inspirational adult coloring books, a Chicken Soup for the Soul word puzzle book, and a color-your-own bookmark. She will appreciate all the activities while she is busy recuperating.

Healing Hugs Gift Set

This gift set has comfort in mind with its carefully curated box of items. It starts with a gorgeous, super soft 50”x65” blanket, followed with a blackout eye mask to ensure she gets some good rest. A soft neck pillow is also included, as well as fuzzy socks, all packaged in a lovely reusable tote bag that has encouraging words and phrases printed on it. Everything she needs to be comfortable and cozy.

Silly Obsessions Gift Basket

This gift basket is full of fun stuff to cheer her up, help her to feel better, and make her smile! It includes a satin eye mask with the words “Shh…Recovering” printed on the front, to ensure no one bothers her while she is resting. It also includes a pair of funny cozy socks, a beautiful sterling silver necklace with the infinity symbol on it, and a lovely aromatherapy candle with the gentle fragrances of lavender and thyme. A beautiful gift basket full of colors and comfort that will be sure to make her smile.

Seatbelt Pillow for Post Surgery Comfort

If she is recovering from any surgery that took place around her chest area, be it a mastectomy or a pacemaker surgery, she will want to protect that tender area when she gets in the car and has to put on her seatbelt. This practical gift idea will certainly be appreciated, as the seatbelt pillow will help to take the pressure off that area so that she can drive in comfort. The pillow attaches via two velcro straps that are sewn on, and it can be adjusted on the seatbelt to sit wherever needed.

You Are Awesome Tumbler Mug

Perhaps you’re looking for a crystal clear way of telling them just how awesome they are. Well, then this tumbler mug is the perfect gift! Sometimes, when recovering from a surgery or a difficult health problem, we can start to feel rather down on ourselves. Brighten their mood by giving them this lovely 12 ounce stainless steel tumbler mug with the encouraging message “Sometimes you forget that you’re awesome so this is your reminder”. With its beautiful gradient aqua and purple coloring and sparkle effect, this makes a lovely get-well-soon gift.

Punny Candle

Do they appreciate a good pun? This punny candle is sure to delight, with its message wishing them a “wick” recovery! This 9-ounce candle is made from high quality all natural soy with a cotton wick, and uses lavender essential oils to create its gentle fragrance. If they enjoy punny humor, then they’ll love this gift.

Willow Tree Angel of Healing Figurine

Willow Tree figurines are gorgeous in their simplicity, and this beautiful Angel of Healing figurine is no different. The artist, Susan Lordi carves each of her figurines in her studio in Kansas City, and then the replicas are cast from the original, ensuring the details are maintained. This little figurine shows an angel holding a small bird, and the enclosure card reads “For those who give comfort with caring and tenderness”.

Beat the Boredom Box

Does she have a long road to recovery ahead of her? Then, she will definitely be looking for things to help pass the time. Give her this “Beat the Boredom” gift box, with loads of activities to keep her busy while she recuperates. This box includes cute animal fuzzy socks, lovely cocoa lip balm, hand cream, travel size tissue, adult coloring book, 24 markers, a crossword puzzle book, Chicken Soup for the Soul word search book, playing cards, and a pen and pencil. She will have lots to do!

“Be Still and Know” Inspirational Cards to Color

Sometimes we need a reminder that it’s ok to slow down and take time to heal. These beautiful inspirational cards send positive, healing messages that she can color herself. The cards are designed by Karla Dornacher, and the messages are taken from Psalm 46:10. Let her express her faith while she rests, by coloring these beautiful cards.

Feel Better Herbal Tea

Is your friend an avid tea drinker? Then she may enjoy a cup of this lovely herbal tea! The name of it alone wishes her well, it’s called “Hey Girl You Need to Feel Better”, and it is packed with a combination of immune boosting herbs, antioxidants, and vitamins to help with her recovery. Pair a bag of this herbal tea with a nice mug, and you have a lovely get-well-soon gift!

Comfortable Nightgown

The one thing you definitely want when recovering from surgery is something comfortable to wear. This nightgown is just the thing, as it is loose, soft, and comfortable. It is made up of 60% cotton, 35% polyester, and 5% spandex for that little bit of stretch. The nightgown also comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes to ensure you get just the right one for her. It is a t-shirt style nightgown that is full-length with side slits for added comfort and ease of movement.

Bed Wedge Pillow Set with Memory Foam

If she is going to be resting in bed for some time, then she might appreciate this memory foam bed wedge to help her sit up in bed comfortably. With its adjustable orthopedic design, the pillow can be adjusted to almost any position, from sitting straight up to almost laying flat, so that she can sit however it is most comfortable and be supported doing so. A very practical gift that will be used throughout her recovery.

Burt’s Bees Gift Set

Sometimes it’s nice to get a gift that is purely pampering! This lovely gift set from Burt’s Bees will give her a nice dose of self-care that she can enjoy using every day. The gift set comes with some of Burt’s Bees most popular items, including their soap bark, chamomile deep cleansing cream, hand salve, milk & honey body lotion, coconut foot cream, and beeswax lip balm. All of the items are packaged in a nice gift box ready to give to your favorite friend!

Luxury Care Package

“You are loved” is the primary message in this care package, and all of its items reflect such a sentiment. This delightful care package comes with a luxuriously soft blanket that is covered in healing words and phrases, a super cute and fuzzy koala stress ball, a double walled insulated tumbler with an encouraging message, anti-nausea wristbands, cozy socks, and some revitalizing essential oil lotion.

Hot/Cold Gel Beads Eye Mask

This gel bead eye mask is the perfect gift for anyone who may be experiencing headaches, migraines, or eye pain. The beads can be used hot or cold, depending on what would be most comfortable. It provides soothing pain relief and holds its temperature for up to 30 minutes. For anyone who might be battling chronic headaches post-surgery, this makes a great gift that will provide them with some healing comfort.

Snack Box Variety Pack

What do we tend to do when we are resting and recuperating? We snack! So, what better gift to give than a box of their favorite snacks? This pack comes with 40 different snack items to choose from, including different chips, crackers, cookies, and candies. This gift is sure to delight with its wide variety of snacks to choose from, and they’ll love being able to choose a different treat to indulge in while they’re watching their favorite tv shows and recuperating!

Recovery Sleeping Mask & Cozy Socks Set

Two things that we need when we are healing – sleep and warmth. This gift set covers both of those things with their recovery sleep mask and cozy socks. The soft, lightweight mask reads “Shh…Recovering”, to make sure that they won’t be disturb while resting. The super soft, cozy socks are extra thick for added warmth, and they read on the bottom, “Getting back on my feet one step at a time”.

A Hug in a Mug

Do you just want to wrap your friend up in a big giant hug to make them feel better, but you can’t get to them to do so? Then send them this adorable mug instead. Crafted from premium ceramic, this 12 ounce mug sends a sweet message and lets them know you’re thinking of them. It is also dishwasher and microwave safe for added convenience. Pair it with a package of their favorite coffee or tea for a truly warming gift!

“Hang in There” Gift Set

This adorable “hang in there” gift set is just the thing to bring a smile to her face. It comes with a sweet plush sloth that is holding a heart, and a book entitled “Top 10 things to do when you feel like a sloth”. It will make her laugh as she reads the different ideas she can do while she herself is being a sloth and recovering from surgery. And her plush little friend will keep her company and give her something to cuddle with as well!

Velour Bathrobe

Another cozy item that would be helpful to have is a nice soft bathrobe that she can wear around the house when she just doesn’t have the strength to get dressed. This robe is made using the finest ultra-soft velour and comes in a variety of pretty colors. With sizes ranging from petite to plus sizes, this bathrobe gently falls to just below the knee and will fit any body type. It has pockets for convenience and a belt to tie it with, making it a lovely gift for anyone.

Get Well Soon Gift Basket

This gift basket provides all sorts of treats and treasures to cheer her up! It begins with a lovely cheerfully-colored mug, a package of Rabbit Creek homemade chicken noodle soup mix, a Naked Bee pack with hand lotion and chapstick, a package of tissues, some Davidson herbal lemon tea, and a honey jar. A truly thoughtful gift for someone to enjoy after their surgery.

By the way, here is our list of get well gifts for kids.

Cold Therapy Socks

Perhaps your friend has undergone surgery to her feet or legs. If so, then these cold therapy socks may be a wonderful gift to give her. These wonderfully soft socks cool feet immediately, providing instant relief from pain, inflammation, and swelling caused by various injuries or chronic conditions. There are two gel packs within each sock, one along the length of the foot and another on the side, ensuring her feet get the utmost in chilling comfort.

Wearable Blanket Gift Set

Wearable blankets are rapidly gaining in popularity, due in large part to their comfort and coziness. This gift set is a lovely thing to give someone who may be recovering from surgery or health complications. It includes a super soft wearable blanket printed with encouraging messages, a silk eye mask for when they’re napping, cozy socks to keep them warm, soft slippers to walk around in, and a soft and squishy neck pillow.

Leg Elevation Pillow

If she is recovering from a leg injury or surgery, then she may need to keep her leg elevated for a period of time. If that’s the case, then get her this leg elevation pillow made with memory foam. This pillow is also beneficial for anyone who is having to remain in bed for long periods of time, as it helps to increase blood circulation to the legs and prevent edema. The cover of the pillow is made from breathable bamboo fibre and cotton with small holes in it to promote air circulation, and it is also removable and washable.

Motivational Coffee Mug

“You Got This” – straight and simple, this coffee mug lets them know that they can get through this and you know it! This 11 ounce mug is made from premium ceramic and comes packaged in a nice gift box. Let them know you have faith in their ability to get through this; they’ll surely appreciate your encouragement.

Chemo Survival Kit Pouch

This would be a perfect pouch to fill with all sorts of treats and items to pamper someone who may be heading into chemotherapy treatment. Measuring at 9” x 7.5”, this pouch reads “Chemo Survival Kit” on the side, and is big enough to hold things like lip gloss, a pill of painkillers, some anti-nausea medicine, some favorite candies, and perhaps a small book to read. Made of durable high quality canvas, this bag will last for many years and will be something she will surely appreciate.

Encouraging Messages Candle Set

This beautiful candle set sends positive messages to your friend that will let her know that you’re thinking of her during this difficult time. With messages like “be brave”, “be strong”, and “be happy”, she’ll know you are cheering her on during her recovery. These candles are 100% organic soy wax and are cruelty-free, and they come in black matte jars with gold messaging on the side. Each candle has a different delightful scent, including lavender, vanilla, and eucalyptus. Packaged in a lovely white and gold gift box, these candles are sure to cheer her up.

Shower Body Wipes

Sometimes after a surgery, we are unable to shower or get certain areas of our body exposed to water. But, she will still want to be feeling fresh and clean, so help her to do that with these shower body wipes. The wipes are individually wrapped for single use, and they are hypoallergenic and paraben and alcohol free, to ensure that they do not irritate the skin at all. Help her feel like herself again with some shower body wipes.

Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

It’s always important to drink lots of water each day, but it’s especially important when your body is recovering from surgery or any health ordeal. Make sure they’re drinking enough water with this lovely and practical fruit infuser water bottle. It has a 25-ounce capacity and a full length fruit infuser basket, to keep the flavor right to the end of the bottle. Available in a variety of pretty colors, this water bottle is sure to be a favorite.

Fuzzy Crocs Slippers

There is definitely a theme that “cozy” is an important component in any get-well gift! These fuzzy Crocs slippers are the ultimate in cozy comfort. Providing the original comfort that Crocs shoes are known for, combined with a fuzzy lining that will keep their feet toasty warm, these slippers make a great gift for anyone recovering from health issues or surgery. Available in a wide variety of cute colors and patterns, there is sure to be a pair that will suit your friend!

“One Tough Cookie” Gift Box

Do you know one tough cookie who has gotten through a difficult time? Let them know that you recognize their strength by giving them this “one tough cookie” gift box. It is filled with tons of delicious cookies and treats that they will love. Seven different cookie types along with a cheerful balloon, all packaged in a lovely gift box, this is a great gift to give!

Candy Care Package

This edible doctor is a hilariously yummy gift to give, with a variety of medically-shaped candies for them to enjoy. It includes a super sized chocolate syringe, chocolate bandages, and a bunch of yummy jellybean pills for them to “pop” each day that are even packaged in a pill container. Don’t forget the gum gauze as well! This gift will make them laugh and give them some yummy treats all at the same time.

Aromatherapy Candles – Pack of 4

These beautiful candles make a perfect gift, and their lovely subtle scents provide soothing aromatherapy. The different scents include Freesia, Lavender, Rosemary, and French Vanilla. Each candle is also beautifully decorated on the outside with pretty, colorful patterns. The four tins of soy wax candles each provide 30 hours of burn time, for a total of 120 hours of burn time. They all come packaged in a lovely gift box, ready to give.

Warrior Gift Set

Do you want to let her know what a warrior you think she is? Because sometimes it truly takes an enormous amount of strength to get through a surgery, and you want her to know that you’ve got her back at all times. This gift comes with a lovely card printed on ultra-soft velvet paper with a message about how strong she is. It also comes with a gorgeous spear necklace made from stainless steel with a lobster clasp. It is something she will feel proud to wear, in recognition of the battles she has fought.

Bedrest Gift Basket

This gift basket comes with a ton of different things to keep them busy while they’re on bedrest. There are activity books such as word searches and crossword puzzles, reading books that will make them laugh and smile, and of course some yummy snacks for them to enjoy while they’re resting. It all comes packaged in a lovely gift box ready to give, making it a great gift for anyone who has a long road to recovery ahead of them.

“Get Well Toolkit” Gift Basket

This adorable “toolkit” gift basket has everything they need during their recovery, and it is sure to bring a smile to their face. The kit is designed to look like a medical bag, complete with a stethoscope on it, and it is packed with fun things like boredom busters like crossword puzzles, word searches, and delicious snacks like popcorn and butter toffee pretzels.

Encouraging Tumbler Mug

Remind them just how amazing they are with this encouraging tumbler mug. This insulated tumbler is shatterproof and portable, and it comes with a metal straw and cleaning brush for added convenience. It has an encouraging message on it that reads, “You are amazing and strong and brave, remember that today”, that will keep them moving forward during their healing.

Going through something like a surgery can be scary, stressful, and sometimes rather painful, so it’s important to look after our friend or loved one. It’s nice to give them a thoughtful gift to brighten their spirits and let them know that you are there for them. Which gift will you choose? Be sure to come back and let us know which gift you decided to give!