39 Glorious Get Well Gifts For Men In The Hospital

Article by Anna Smith. Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2019.

It’s no fun being in the hospital, no matter what your age. For men in particular, it can be difficult to deal with being out of action and unable to care for yourself independently.

Gifts from friends and loved ones can go a long way to making a hospital stay (and continued recovery back at home) more enjoyable. Whether it’s something to snack on, electronics and books to keep him occupied, or just a little token to let him know you care, raised spirits can help speed recovery time and just make a huge difference.

We’ve rounded up a list of 39 great “Get Well” gifts for men in the hospital (and recovering at home). No matter what he’s into or what your relationship is, you’re sure to find just the right thing on this list! Happy shopping!

Mens Get Well Gift Baskets

A gift basket is an awesome way to wish him a speedy recovery! These days, there are tons of amazing themed baskets out there to suit every guy. It’s not just all fruit and chocolates, everything from puzzles and games books, to high protein snacks, to candy for that sweet tooth help ensure you find the perfect gift.

  1. Boredom Buster Gift Basket
  2. Send your get well wishes today with this Boredom Buster Gift Basket! This unique Gift Basket is filled with activity books like word search, cryptograms, brain teasers and more to help keep their mind occupied and their spirits high!


  3. Fruit & Healthy Snacks Gift Basket
  4. There is nothing more important than health, so what could possibly be better than giving the gift of healthy snacks? This basket includes several fresh fruits like red and green apples, pears and oranges, as well as blueberry pomegranate clusters.


  5. Nostalgic Candy Gift Basket
  6. A cure-all for everything from feeling blue to breaking an ankle, this vintage candy assortment is designed to lift the spirits of anyone who's under the weather. Speed up recovery time and deliver a sugar rush with a get-well gift full of retro sweets that can't normally be bought in stores. Perfect for anyone looking for an unusual and fun care package, this "feel better" box is a creative alternative to the standard flowers and balloons.


  7. Hangry Kit: Nuts, Meat, Protein, and Snacks Basket
  8. When It's Man Snacks They Crave, Nothing Else Will Do! A bounty of scrumptious snacks can take the edge off your hunger and it can show support to someone you love who is not feeling their best. And when you want to lift the spirits of someone you care about, sending a box of pure joy in the form of a Hangry Kit is sure to warm their heart while filling their belly!


  9. Snack Gift Basket - Deluxe
  10. If you're looking to send a gift to impress, you're in the right place. Inside this gorgeous woven basket, experts have artfully arranged an incredible selection of some of the world's most desirable foods.


  11. Sympathy Basket Select
  12. This generous gift allows you to express your sympathies when words alone aren't enough. Inside a gorgeous basket, experts have artfully arranged a thoughtful selection of fresh orchard fruits and delicious gourmet snacks, to show that you're here for them no matter what!


  13. First Aid Candy Care Package
  14. There are ouches in life, and good friends ought to help each other through those painful moments. If you have a friend or loved one who is in the hospital, rehab center or is just feeling under the weather. Oh! Nuts has a quick and easy way for you to show your support. This Get Well Gift Box will bring a message of your support and feel better wishes and give the lucky recipient some delicious sweets to snack on!


  15. High Protein Snack Box
  16. This all natural and organic non-GMO high protein snack box is a great gift for men who are recovering in the hospital. Hospital food can be somewhat demoralizing after a while. Help them keep their spirits up with these delicious and healthy snack options!


  17. Favorite Treats Gift Basket
  18. There are few people who can resist the combination of sweet and salty treats! That's why they created this beautiful basket, which brings together a carefully chosen selection of decadent chocolates and delectable snacks.


  19. You Got This - Men's Get Well Gift Duffle
  20. This great gift set comes in a duffle featuring the phrase "You Got This". Inside, there's a micro-fleece blanket, Icy-Cool reusable towel, Burt's Bees Lip Balm, Socks from Dr. Scholls, and crossword puzzle book - cover all his needs!


  21. Microbrew Beer Bucket Gift Basket - 6 Beers
  22. Ok, so skip this one if you're shopping for someone who's sick, but if they're just recovering from a broken bone or something, this can be a great pick-me-up (if their doctor says it's ok). This Microbrew Beer Bucket Gift Basket comes with six different Microbrew Beers bottles, in addition to a ton of delicious snacks!


Mens Electronic Get Well Gifts

Keeping your mind occupied is very important when recovering, and there are some really great electronics out there to help your guy do just that. Everything from hand-held video game systems, to devices for movies and surfing the web make a great choice if you’re looking for a cool gift he can use to entertain himself.

  1. Nintendo New 3DS XL - Black
  2. The New Nintendo 3DS XL system combines next-generation portable gaming with super-stable 3D technology and added control features. A perfect gift for men who are off their feet for a while, this system lets them connect with friends, and enhance your gaming experiences with added amiibo support. The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games.


  3. Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote
  4. Being out of action in a hospital bed or at home can be tough, but does provide an opportunity to catch up on your favorite shows. Fire TV connects you to a world of entertainment. With a compatible 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV, watch as thousands of movies and TV episodes come to life in vibrant colors and detailed contrast. Find your favorites with universal voice search across more than 190 integrated channels and apps or discover new content with personalized recommendations on the home screen.


  5. Apple iPad with WiFi, 32GB
  6. Boredom is one of the worst parts of being in the hospital or recovering at home from an injury. An iPad is a great way to stay occupied when you have limited mobility! Help him play games, watch movies and streaming TV, browse the internet and more with this great tool!


  7. Moon Beam Sleep Aid
  8. This drug-free, easy-to-use device helps you fall asleep naturally. Having trouble sleeping is common when we aren't feeling well, and a little tech to help him get there is sure to be appreciated!


  9. Nintendo Switch
  10. Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo - and a perfect gift for any man in the hospital or recovering at home. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.


  11. PlayStation Vita
  12. Perfect for men in the hospital, the Playstation Vita lets them bring their favorite games along with them! Keep their minds occupied and their spirits high with the Playstation Vita handheld gaming system!


Mens Get Well Book Gifts

From the serious to the funny, there are plenty of great books themed for men recovering from all manner of conditions in the hospital or at home. Everything from Dr Seuss to very serious topics like developing a strong mind and approach to life means you’re sure to find just the right read for your healing guy.

  1. You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children
  2. With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in Youre Only Old Once! On a visit to the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair, readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of senior citizen.


  3. Mental Toughness: Develop an Unbeatable Mind
  4. Early in life, we learned how to walk or tie our shoes with a strong commitment. Setbacks and failures were never a problem. As we grew older, we let our thoughts and emotions get in the way, and self-doubt started consuming us. The purpose of this book is to help you develop a Strong, Focused, Unbeatable Mind that allow you to gain that confidence back. And raise triumphant in all situations life throws your way.


  5. What's Your Poo Telling You?
  6. In this entertaining and fact-filled guide, the authors probe into the workings of the human body to reveal the truth about you and poo. A lighthearted way to tell him his health is important to you!


  7. Rising Strong
  8. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of peoplefrom leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parentsshared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and theyre not afraid to lean in to discomfort.


  9. Get Well Soon! Activity & Puzzle Book for Men
  10. A Get Well Soon Activity Puzzle Book especially for Men! This book is full of crossword puzzles, trivia questions, Sudoku, word finds, funny and inspirational quotes, fun quizzes, and jokes. Quizzes like "Are you Competitive?," "Are you Cheap?" Things every man should know how to do, Presidential trivia, dumb jokes, funny quotes and more! This book will be sure to lift his spirits!


  11. Adult Activity Book: Large Print For Men
  12. Get Well Soon Adult Activity Book For Men, Dot to Dot, Coloring, word search and mazes For Adults, Seniors and Teens! This Adult Activity Book is great for men confined to the hospital bed who like coloring, maze puzzles, word search and dot to dot. The perfect gift to help keep his spirits high and his mind occupied.


  13. Personalized Puzzles Book
  14. Gift your favorite brainiac this custom book, filled with 50 pages of puzzles, word searches, and crosswords. A great way to kill time when you can't be as active as you'd like!


Mens Get Well Plush Gifts

Most men will never admit it, but a little plush gift will touch the heart when the body is taking time to recover. There are a lot of great options, from teddy bears to funny gifts like the “Happy Pill.”

  1. Get Well Soon Teddy Bear
  2. Hand crafted using the most luxurious, soft plush, this teddy bear is perfect to help lift the spirits of men who are under the weather. Soft and pose-able, Illie Willie will make the perfect get well present and companion.


  3. Little Patient
  4. These anatomical dolls help teach kids anatomy and they're great funny trinket for men recovering from surgery! It's what's inside that counts, and these adorable plush characters prove it with cuddly removable organs.


  5. Broken Leg Bear Get Well Soon Bear
  6. Loved one under the weather? Then this softee is sure to help make them happy in a hurry! Science has proven that smiling is good medicine and this little guy sure is smile-inspiring. This adorable messenger certainly will brighten up the day for a buddy who is under the weather.


  7. Bounce Back Jack - Get Well Bear
  8. The Plush Stuffed Blue on Brown Bear is super soft and cuddly, that will be sure to put a smile on your loved one's face. The 10" sitting bear is decorated with a blue terry cloth bathrobe embroidered with "Get Well Soon". Jack also comes wearing a pair of puppy slippers and a small brown dog of his own.


  9. Get Well Soon T-Shirt Bear
  10. Loved one feeling under the weather? Need to brighten his mood? This lovey plushie is ready to be his new bestest friend. Cuddleable, loveable and so sweet it will make the sun shine on a cloudy time.


  11. Giggling Plush Happy Pill
  12. This happy pill "Plush" proves laughter is truly the best medicine. Use as often as needed. Squeeze the happy pill and it bursts out into uncontrollable laughter. A great stress reliever, this happy pill will put a smile on anyone's face. A great gift for people going through tough times. Each pill sits approximately 6 inches tall.


Mens Get Well Blanket Gifts

A hospital can be a cold place, and a blanket makes a fantastic gift choice for any guy recovering from illness or injury. We’ve rounded up some great choices ranging from inspirational to warm and cuddly to help you find just the right blanket to suit his needs and personality.

  1. Lavender Spa Blanket
  2. Ok, so it's not the most manly item on this list, but if they can get past the color and the fact that it's lavender, they will truly come to appreciate it! This aromatherapy blanket provides comfort for everything from back aches to tummy troubles.


  3. Healing Thoughts Throw Blanket
  4. Keep him feeling warm and well loved with this Healing Thoughts Throw Blanket. It features inspirational words and phrases to keep his spirits high.


  5. Compassion Throw Blanket
  6. This comforting luxurious blanket is a warm embrace with kind words to let them know they are in your heart and prayers every day. Inspiring and supportive words give encouragement and love in difficult times.


  7. Weighted Sleep Mask
  8. Getting good sleep in the Hospital or while resting at home can be tough. Lay this super soft, weighted design over your eyes to help you drift off to a sleep.


  9. Hope and Faith Inspirational Throw Blanket
  10. This Chanasya microfiber throw blanket is made up of super soft premium quality microfiber. This is a great gift to keep warm on those cold hospital nights. With inspirational wording, help keep him in good spirits while he makes his recovery!


  11. Hugs Blanket
  12. Let your loved ones know that you are thinking about them everyday with a warm luxurious hug. It is the perfect way to let them know that you are thinking about them even when you cannot be there. This luxurious plush blanket is silvery blue because it represents serenity and harmony.


Mens Get Well T-Shirt Gifts

A funny Get Well T-Shirt can be just the thing to help lift his spirits at a low moment in his life. Perfect for guys with a great sense of humor, these shirt options are sure to put a smile on his face and communicate to him how much you care.

  1. Post Surgery Men's Tee Shirt
  2. Featuring the popular logo from the movie "Straight Outta Compton," this "Straight Outta Surgery" funny T shirt is a great gift for any man currently recovering in the hospital or at home.


  3. I Was Fighting A Bear T-Shirt
  4. Sometimes the truth about why you're in the hospital isn't so fun, but this awesome "I Was Fighting A Bear" T-Shirt is a great way to keep spirits high and even avoid questions that can get old quick.


  5. Surgery Survivor T-Shirt
  6. Perfect for any man going into or coming out of surgery. This great T-Shirt shows him you believe in him and expect him to recover fast!


The Best Hospital Gifts For Guys

Every man is different, but our painstaking research has identified a number of great gifts that are a hit more often than not. Here are our 10 favorite Get Well Gifts For Him:

  • Handheld video game systems or games
  • Humorous T-shirts and mugs
  • Something plush to warm his heart
  • A themed gift basket with snacks or activities
  • A handwritten note
  • A blanket, robe, or slippers to help stay warm
  • A good book to occupy him
  • Tech to help him sleep

The Best Get Well Gifts For Men After Surgery

Recovering from a major surgery is one of the worst experiences out there. The constant nagging pain and difficulty moving around can be super defeating for most men. A great present can help lift his spirits, and take his mind off the worst parts.

Our picks for The Best Get Well Gifts For Men After Surgery are:

  • A netflix or Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • A thoughtful gift basket
  • Video games or other electronics he can keep busy with
  • A good (long) book
  • Heating pads and reusable ice packs
  • Lotion to keep skin from drying out
  • A high quality water bottle or thermos
  • Nice pillows for the couch or bed

Unique Get Well Gifts For Him

Time in the hospital or recovering from illness can feel like a huge waste. Help him stay in good spirits and occupy his mind with a gift that’s unique as he is!

Our picks for the most Unique Get Well Gifts For Him are:

  • Brain teaser puzzles
  • Grocery or food delivery
  • A nice weighted blanket
  • Shoulder or foot massagers
  • An edible bouquet of fruit
  • Coupons for chores around the house
  • Candles, diffusers, or other aromatherapy items
  • Tech to help pass the time

The Best Get Well Baskets for Him

A nice gift basket is a great way to go when you’re trying to pick the perfect treat for someone you care about. There are more choices out there than ever, with everything from subscription boxes to a traditional 1 time basket of goodies.

Here’s our list of The Best Get Well Baskets for Him:

  • Brain teasers and puzzle books baskets.
  • Hungry man high protein gift baskets.
  • Nostalgia themed gift baskets.
  • Fruit baskets for a healthy snack.
  • DIY baskets with soup, crackers, water, etc.
  • Baked goods get well soon baskets with cookies, muffins, etc.
  • A chocolate themed gift basket.
  • A sympathy gift basket with fruit.

Funny Get Well Gifts For Men

A gag or joke gift can be just the right thing to help lift spirits when they’re down. Be sure the recipient is in a good place to appreciate a little humor before you act, but this category of gifts is a great one!

Our favorite Funny Get Well Gifts For Men are:

  • A funny greeting card with a personal note
  • A T-Shirt with a funny health related image or phrase
  • A set of funny coasters
  • Socks with something humorous on them
  • A standup special DVD or audio recording
  • Shot glasses, mugs, or other glassware with funny sayings
  • A funny plush toy
  • A fet well gift basket with assorted funny items

How To Pick The Best Get Well Soon Gifts For Men

Nobody likes to be sick and in the hospital, and that’s doubly true for most men. There’s something about being out of commission that can take a real toll on a guy. All that makes it a great opportunity to give them a thoughtful gift to help speed their recovery and bring some cheer to their day.

But what’s the right gift for a man in the hospital? There are a ton of unique gift ideas out there, and here are some great ways to get your creative juices flowing:

1) Give from the heart…

A truly heartfelt gift is a perfect choice for a sick guy. Dig down deep and find something that is special to your relationship, and it’s sure to be a hit. Maybe a book by an author you both enjoy, a handwritten note, or game you can play together.

2) Hospitals are cold, give something warm…

Think of the first words that come to mind when you hear hospital, and cold and sterile are probably among them. A warm blanket, slippers, a robe, are all great options to help warm their bodies and their hearts.

3) Keeping busy is key…

Being laid up in a hospital bed can take a toll on the mind as well as the body. Consider a gift that will help occupy their mind while they recover. Video games, puzzle books, novels, and other items are all sure to do the trick.

4) Consider something to lighten the mood…

There are a ton of hilarious gag gifts you can get if it’s appropriate. From funny T-Shirts, to mugs, to books or comedy specials, the list of items to help raise their spirits is long!

5) Just knowing you’re thinking about them is the best gift…

The truth is, a hospital can be a lonely place. Just knowing you’re thinking about them is more important than any particular item. If you can, make time to be there in person, schedule a video chat, or at least call them up on the phone.

Our Time Tested Gifting Principles

Beyond the brainstorming basics, there are a few guiding principles you should keep in mind:

  1. Price isn’t everything - sometimes the best gifts are handmade, inexpensive, or free.
  2. Practical isn’t always best - treating him to something he may not buy for himself is always a good idea.
  3. Give from the heart - something that holds deeper meaning for him is sure to make a lasting impression.
  4. Be inventive - truly unique and creative gifts mean thinking outside the box.

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