Cold and flu season is upon us. Our family has been experiencing this first hand for the last month. Hubs had it the worst and the kids have passed it back and forth. It isn’t fun at all. Thankfully I have been able to stay healthy, which is very important because moms don’t get sick days!
When friends and family are sick, it’s easy to feel helpless. Besides rest and some time, there isn’t much that is going to make things better. But there is a way to brighten their day! How about a little get well soon gift?
It’s the perfect way to say I’m thinking of you. You can leave this on a friend’s doorstep for a sweet surprise, have it on the counter for your spouse or hand deliver it. However it gets there, I’m sure it will bring a little sunshine to the day.
Here is what I included in the gift:
socks– it’s been cold outside and when you’re under the weather, there is nothing better than snuggling up in comfy socks and a warm blanket.
lip balm– I can’t tell you how many lip balms I have hidden around the house during these winter months. It’s a must have for winter survival!
hand sanitizer– this is a must to keep those germs at bay. This is another one of those products I keep in multiple places around the house. I’ll do whatever I can do help keep the germs from spreading.
hand lotion- I can’t begin to tell you how much hand lotion I go through in these winter months. My hands feel dry all the time. And I live in Florida, I can’t imagine how it would be in the northern states! I love this EOS brand of lotion, it’s lightly scented and not too thick of a lotion.
tissues- Whether it’s a runny nose or watery eyes, tissues are a must. I have them in my purse, diaper bag, upstairs, downstairs, in the car, pretty much everywhere!
tea- tea with honey and lemon is a great way to not only relax but get a little sore throat relief.
hand wipes– perfect for wiping things down after they get all germy. I use them all the time after the littles sneeze all over everything!
Chloraseptic– This is a must have product to keep in your medicine cabinets during these winter months. It comes in a variety of flavors, my preferred is cherry. Both the Chloraseptic lozenges and sprays can provide relief during cold & flu season. Their sprays are the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for sore throat liquids/sprays and the lozenges have a soothing liquid center that not only relieves pain but also cools nasal passages. They also have an online Clod + Flu tracker to check for outbreaks and symptoms in your area. Just go to this site, click on Cold + Flu Tracker and enter your zip code.
You can download a coupon for Chloraseptic here.
I found this little box at Target in the dollar spot and most of the goodies came from the travel toiletry area.
I even designed a free gift tag for you to include with your gift, you can download it here.
I’m going to leave you with some tips for Cough & Flu season from Chloraseptic® Pharmacist Maria Mantione’s:
- Wash your hands often. Washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to prevent the spread of the common cold.
- Prevent illness by practicing healthy habits. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat a balanced, nutritious diet, exercise, and minimize stress.
- If you do get sick, talk to your pharmacist about how to manage your symptoms with medications. Before cold season, stock your medicine cabinet with the essentials. Stick to single ingredient products, so you have you what you need to treat your specific symptoms. These include pain relievers and fever reducers, a decongestant, cough medicine, lozenges and a sore throat spray.
- Get your flu shot! The CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months. It is easy to get – just talk to your pharmacist. It the BEST way to prevent the spread of the flu.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.