Think about this, if you take the trouble to plan a gift for someone that is not well then it should be something that will truly reach down into the heart of that person and invoke a feeling of meaning that will lift his or her spirits and help that person to feel better – and get well. More than any other, this is about the well being of the other person and it should be an unselfish gift of love and compassion.
What better gift than a combination get-well gift basket and flowers? In my opinion a l gift basket on its own may not have the desired effect and is incomplete in a case where someone is not well. It is like apple-pie without cream. Likewise, flowers on its own are a bit stereotype. A get-well gift basket and flowers will most likely have the desired affect.
Ideally you should have your get-well gift basket and flowers prepared by a specialized florist and have it delivered. My preferred way of presenting a get-well gift basket and flowers is to have it delivered anonymously. The added surprise of an anonymous gift will really make this a gift that will never be forgotten. However, at an opportune moment afterwards you could let this person know that it was you that sent the get-well gift basket and flowers and then make it clear that your intention was for this person to get-well and not to focus on you as the giver.
Let your florist guide you as to which flowers are popular at the given time of the year, but also try and find out which flowers this person really loves. I find that most people have favorite that they adore, and also flowers they dislike. If unsure, stay with something very natural like roses or tulips. The florist should also advise you on what type of basket will work best for the type of flowers you have in mind. Once they basket is chosen you can go to town and fill the basket with items that you know the person would love.
The scent of beautiful flowers, blended with the aroma of quality chocolates are definitely enough to lift the spirit of most people. Combine this is in visually appealing arrangement and a meaningful message and your get-well gift basket and flowers will never be forgotten. Mission accomplished!