When a loved one is hospitalized, it’s natural to want to get them something. In most cases, one of the best gifts you can give is a nice bunch of flowers, and a pleasant card. Not only do the flowers help make the hospital room a great deal more cheerful, no one has to worry about how they’re going to get them home after being released from the hospital. Many people opt to have the flowers passed onto other patients.
Some people think that flowers are an easy gift for hospitalized loved ones, and rather than getting a nice bouquet, they spend hours perusing stores looking for something different. If you fall into this category, you can stop feeling guilty. It turns out that flowers really are the perfect gift, a fact that was confirmed by a Rutgers University study that confirmed that most patients were happier when they received flowers instead of other types of gifts. If you want to give a gift that will last, you can always give the patient a nice plant.
You will want to check with the hospital and make sure that a floral gift will be okay. Some hospitals have restrictions regarding flowers. This seems to be particularly true in ICU wards, maternity wards, and burn wards. Not only will calling the hospital let you know if you can send flowers, but the person you speak to might even be able to suggest some local florists.
When it comes to choosing flowers, you want to look for something very cheerful. Yellow flowers tend to be very sunny and bright. Good choices include tulips, daffodils, and small sunflowers. You should pair the bouquet with a nice card.