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*This is a guest article*

Unfortunately, getting ill is just a part of life. Illness can strike even the healthiest of us at any time, and every one of us will experience a period of ill health at some point in our lives. Equally, we will all know someone who is suffering from disease or illness at least once in our life. When this happens, working out what you can do to help make their life easier might take a bit of thought and consideration. Often, the best thing you can do is to put together a little gift box filled with useful items that will help brighten their mood and lighten their load. Read on for a few fantastic ideas of what to include inside get well hampers.

1. Juice

Everybody knows that you should dose up in vitamin C when you get ill. One of the most effective ways of increasing your intake is by guzzling large quantities of fruit juice. Any good gift box, therefore, should include some bottles of fresh fruit juice (not from concentrate!).

2. Superfoods

The benefits of superfoods to the human body are manifold. Fill your gift box with foods which contain blueberries, nuts and seeds, ginger and propolis to give you friend the health kick they need to return to top form. Other superfoods that you could include are things like green tea, avocado and kefir.

3. Essential Oils

The medical profession has long recognised the antibacterial and antiviral properties of essential oils. Essential oils are known to boost the body’s immune system as well as helping to lift a person’s mood and eliminate their anxiety.

4. Candles

Aromatherapy candles can have a range of positive health effects. For people who are laid low with a cold or the flu, candles with essential oils can help open the sinuses and help them breathe more easily. They can also improve sleep quality.

5. A Pair of Warm Socks

When you are ill, have you noticed that your hands and feet tend to feel cold? This is because the body is prioritising fighting infection over heating the less important parts of the body. Buy your friend a pair of warm socks to help ward away the chill.

6. A Book

Being ill usually means a prolonged period of bed rest. To stave away the boredom, good reading material is essential. Go down to your local bookstore and choose the latest page-turner to keep your friend entertained.

7. Throat Lozenges

A sore throat is one of the most unpleasant symptoms of a seasonal virus. Luckily, relief is just around the corner. Include a couple of packets of throat lozenges in your gift box to help your friend beat the bug.

Nobody likes being ill. The next worst thing to being sick yourself, however, is seeing a friend suffering from infection. With a bit of love and support from those around them, it should not be long before they are well along the road to recovery.

Thank you for reading.

*Disclaimer – This is a sponsored article*