Helpful and Nice Gift Ideas For After Surgery For Him

Not sure how to help? Don’t worry, here’s a few ideas for you.

Surgery is a scary thing for anyone at any age, there’s a lot of mental and physical fortitude that goes into the day. And then when everything goes according to plan, he’s wheeled out and ready to recover the time for support has never been higher. It may be a short period of recovery- or a long one, no matter the length you are ready to help out in whatever ways you can, and that includes gifts. Gifts are a great way to show your love and care when a person you love has been in and out of the hospital. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas for after surgery for him that might be both helpful and nice to get.

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Speaking of GiftYa, our first gift on the list is…

A DoorDash Gift Card

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After a surgery, preparing and making your meals for the week might not be feasible and a food ordering and delivery app like DoorDash has helped a lot of people with this exact need. You can order food from your favorite restaurants and get it delivered right to your door all from the comfort of your own home. Plus DoorDash delivers groceries and convenience store essentials so if you need groceries for the week or month, plus a re-up on ibuprofen then that can be done easily. DoorDash is super helpful for those needing the extra assistance when needed if there isn’t someone around 24/7. (And don’t hesitate to order a sweet treat as everyone who’s had surgery deserved a little extra something special).

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Now moving onto the more “practical” gifts, we’ve got a list of aids that might be useful to him depending on the type of surgery he’s had. So if any of these tools seem like something he could benefit from when he’s back home then go forth and buy!

Helpful “Everyday” Aids

  • If mobility becomes an issue after surgery then getting your shoes on and off everyday will definitely become a task. This Long Handled Shoe Horn on sale for $17.99 at Amazon extends from 16” to 38” and it’s a tool that can be used to help get your shoes on for the day. Easy to use and great for adjusting after surgery.
  • And speaking of getting dressed, the SP Ableware Dressing Stick Mobility Aid for $15.95 at Amazon is 24 inches long and helps those with limited mobility get dressed everyday. This is great when someone isn’t around all the time to help get ready for the day and/or as you slowly adjust back to being alone in the mornings on your own schedule. 
  • Sleeping may become a bit of a…challenge after surgery, and your doctor may recommend you sleep in certain positions or when you’re relaxing throughout the day to sit a certain way. That’s where the Ganaver 6Pcs Wedge Pillow for Sleeping for $89.99 on Amazon comes in. Good for back, shoulder, leg, and neck support. It can be put on your bed or chair to give it that extra bit of padding you need.
  • Don’t need to go slipping in the shower, especially after surgery! This Gorilla Grip Patented Shower and Bathtub Mat (35x16) on sale for $22.99 on Amazon is the perfect addition to the bathroom as it prevents slips from happening to the person who may be more likely to be a bit more unsteady on their feet while they’re bathing.
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A gift is a great way to show your care!
  • To keep on the “bathing” train we also recommend the Extended Reach Comfort Kit for $28.40 also on Amazon. This kit comes with not just a curved bath brush but a toilet wiping aid. For those vulnerable moments in the bathroom which become even more vulnerable after surgery. 
  • Getting in and out of the tub and/or shower can become difficult but with this Medline Bath Bench with Arms for $39.99 from Best Buy will make things a little easier. Lower yourself and get up with limited difficulty thanks to this chair.
  • You know when you have an itch you can’t scratch? Well after surgery we imagine that it’s even more of pain, but with the EASACE Back Scratcher for $14.99 on Amazon you’ll scratch that itch no problem. It extends from 14 inches to 21.5 inches and has a flat head with tiny dull spikes that makes for a perfect well-rounded back scratcher. 
  • Trouble reaching above for things after surgery? The RMS 34 Inch Extra Long Reacher Grabber on sale for $13.99 on Amazon is the best device to use when you can’t extend higher to reach something you might have normally been able to get.
  • Recovery after surgery is bound to come with a lot of down-time, specifically bed or couch time, and when you’re sitting for extended periods of time throughout the day you’re probably going to want to have all your little “everyday” things with you like a laptop, phone, drink, tissues, etc. – So having a table like this Vaunn Adjustable Overbed Bedside Table With Wheels on sale for $62.99 on Amazon is a very useful piece of furniture to have during their time healing.
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Physically getting better is important, but having the right tools to help someone mentally is also just as important.

“Tech” Products

There are so many “tech” products out there that are great for both recovery from something as major as surgery and for relaxation during that time, here’s a few we think that would make for a great gift.

  • There’s something about music that helps heal the soul, and in times of intense recovery like after a surgery you’ll find that music can help the body and mind feel a bit more “normal.” If he likes to keep his music or podcasts contained and not out loud, or to cancel out any excess noise then he will love these Bose  QuietComfort Ultra Headphones for $429.00. They are over ear headphones so if they aren't his vibe- (though they are very comfy), then maybe he will like these Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds for $299.00. These headphones aren’t just a gift for recovery but will be a gift he uses for a long while after as they are sturdy and made with durability in mind.
  • Reading is a common pastime for many and when you are potentially at home for all hours of the day and unable to do much but sit around and watch TV then picking up an old- or new book might just be a method to any restlessness that might occur. But he might have a rough time flipping pages or needs something a little more accessible compared to stacks of books on the floor next to him. That’s why we recommend a Kindle. The Kindle is an eReader which holds thousands of books from all kinds of genres. This Amazon Kindle on sale for $79.99 has a big battery life and screen which dims to properly affect the lighting around him so he doesn’t have a rough time trying to read while in a brightly or dimly lit area.

Gift ideas for comfort

Obviously comfort is number one for recovery after surgery and we had to have a section for gift ideas all relating to possible comfort items.

  • Heated blankets help with comfort for everyone, especially someone that could be dealing with poor circulation in their healing. This SAFER Heated Throw Electric Blanket with LCD Control Panel for $39.99 on Amazon has six heating levels and is 50” by 60” large so there’s plenty of room to tuck yourself in for the day.
  • Another “heat” centric gift would be a heating pad. This universal gift is known to help those dealing with soreness and muscle fatigue. Centralize the heating pad in the area(s) you need it most and the one we recommend is this  Pure Enrichment Purerelief Deluxe Heating Pad for $29.99 at select Target stores.
  • Fluffy fuzzy socks are always a yes for anyone who is sick and recovering, and these Men’s Marl Calf Socks from Bombas come up to the, well, calf- leading to not just warm toes but legs as well. They retail for $14.00 and come in small, medium, and large sizes. 
  • A good smelling candle is a great mood booster, especially one that’s 100% plant based and has an essential oil infusion. Juniper Ridge has a bunch of candles with amazon scents to pick from like Redwood Mist, White Sage, and Coastal Pine. Priced at around $28 per candle.
  • This one requires a little more creative thinking on your end but we recommend making a whole “get well” gift basket personalized to him. You could get an actual basket or have it be a metaphorical basket but you could put these things into it:
  • Snacks! For someone who's gone through a surgery a little treat, or a lot of treats are deserved. Pick out his favorite candies and/or chip bags to crack open at the end of the day. (Chocolates are a classic and you can never go wrong with one of those cliche Valentine’s “hearts” with all those mini chocolates inside.
  • Lotions and soaps! Lotion is great to use on extra dry skin and if the surgery has affected the skin in any way, having lotion for after is a great way to continue taking care of the area- (of course make sure the lotion is safe to use)- that goes the same way for soaps.
  • A toy or game! Toys are great for not just little kids but for those of all ages, get him a classic toy from his childhood or maybe some legos if he is able to build them. Legos are a great time consumer and it can then go on the shelf as a prized possession marking his recovery journey. Along with that same train of thought is games. Make it a video game he’s talked about wanting to buy and play or a board game you two can sit down and play together. There’s lots of fun opportunities for laughs as you both sit down to relax after physical therapy.
  • Lastly we have a streaming service subscription! Streaming services are all the rage and with lots of hours of sitting on the horizon having a catalog of movies and TV shows at his disposal is sure to be a great boredom-beater. Plus you both can start a new show together as a little bonding experience while he gets better.

At the end of the day all of these gift ideas after surgery for him can be beneficial, but spending time and gathering well wishes from his favorite people is what’s most important. Happy healing!

Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is the shopping expert here at GiftYa. Trae helps people find the best deals and ideas on popular new items to purchase.

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