When warm weather appears, that’s when hay fever comes knocking on the door. My 8 year old daughter is one who suffers with hay fever and I know it drives her crazy, especially when it’s a bad day and the medication isn’t working like it normally does. For her, she doesn’t want to do much and want to just lay down in hopes that sneezing fit would just stop. Poor thing.
Since I know that there are a lot of people that have seasonal hay fever or even year round, it can be just plain miserable for them. So I thought that if you knew someone who suffers from it, then maybe creating a gift basket of things to help give them a little relief will hopefully help them feel a little better.
Here are some things that you could include in the gift basket:
Eye drops – when the eyes get irritated and red.
Tissue – to keep handy for the unexpected sneezing.
Chamomile tea – this is great for a natural antihistamine.
Orange – for vitamin C and antioxidants.
Natural, local honey – eating a tablespoon a day, three times a day from local beehive keepers is said to help alleviate hay fever.
Movie or crossword puzzle – for those who may have to stay home if they are not feeling well.
Favorite shampoo and/or soap – washing away pollen once when they get home will help them breathe a little easier at night.
Hypoallergenic lotion – helps irritated skin stay moisturize.
Sunglasses – keeping their eyes protected from irritation. You can find any pair of sunglasses to fit their personality.
Now that you have everything together, you can put these items into a wire or wicker basket. Add some colorful shredded paper to the bottom of the basket and begin to place the items in the basket. Wrap the entire gift basket in cellophane and tie it with a bow if you like.
You can add any other items that you think that the person may enjoy to help get over the hay fever. If you are doing one for your child, then maybe add a favorite character in the basket.
Do you suffer from hay fever?
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