A Gift for a Hospital Patient

Flowers are always welcomed, but sometimes you may have a person in the hospital with no relatives close by. A telephone calling card will be appreciated, since hospitals and rehabilitation centers will charge long distance calls to your hospital bill.


While you can call them, sometimes they want to call you with updated information, etc. This came in handy for my mom who was having elective surgery in another state.

Note: This is assuming the patient is not too ill and they can use the telephone.

By Ms. Syd from Dunkirk, MD

December 9, 20000 found this helpful

I like to give a young child a gold fish in a recycled container with a box of goldfish food. Just check with the hospital first to make sure that it is alright.

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July 1, 20040 found this helpful

I need ideas for a patient who is 21 an had a head trauma case and is now in rehab and needs things to make his stay better.

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July 1, 20040 found this helpful

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August 7, 20060 found this helpful

Depending on the severity of the injury, I would suggest a puzzle book, they come in all levels of difficulty, so surely one would fit his needs. another item would be a journal and encouragement to keep up with his thoughts and progress. A special snack bag or basket. Markers and drawing paper. CD's and player. Maybe some magazines with child safety sissors and a glue stick to create a mosaic or scrap book.

Hope this helps,


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February 11, 20070 found this helpful

I had a triple bypass in 2003 and my family gave me a heart cushion. I could cushion my chest when I had to cough or move around, plus all my family could sign it with well-wishing comments! I still have it and will always treasure the love of my family.

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February 11, 20070 found this helpful

The ideas on here are GREAT, & I have a few more:

---> For those who are not to sick & can knit or crochet, This is a great way to wile away the hours.

---> For young kids & teenagers especially, some king of tiny radio with ear phones would be great. (Kids always LOVE their music) & you can buy these for under $10.

---> Maybe a gift basket with a few thank you cards in it, stamps & a pen.

---> waterless shampoo & barrettes to keep hair out of the face.

---> A TV guide.

---> The phone card is the VERY BEST IDEA!

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