Sending Gift Baskets To A Hospital
When we find out a friend or loved one is staying in a hospital, one of our initial reactions is to send them a gift. Sometimes sending a gift to a patient in the hospital can become more of a hassle than it needs to be. Here at Sandler’s Gift Baskets we have tons of experience arranging gift deliveries to the many hospitals in the New York Area (North Shore LIJ Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park and Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola etc..)
Here are some helpful hints that we offer our customers when they are trying to send a gift basket to a patient in a hospital:
1) Make sure to have the patients room information.
2) Make sure the patient can receive gifts – when a patient is staying in a location like the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) most of the time they are not able to receive gift baskets and it’s better to contact the recipients family and send the gift to their home instead.
3) Make sure the patient will not be released before the gift arrives. Nowadays hospitals send patients home faster than ever, so if you know your friend or family member is only there for a day – wait until they get home before sending them your gift.
4) Make sure not to inundate them with perishables. When a patient is in the hospital we highly recommend sending them a basket with a nominal amount of fruit or without any fruit at all. Fresh fruits are not the easiest things to enjoy when you are a patient confined to a bed. If you send a gift basket without perishables, you eliminate the problem of having to refrigerate the inner contents.
5) Find out if the patient has any dietary restrictions – nothing is worse than sending a gift that can’t be enjoyed by the intended recipient. We offer gifts for all special diets and are always willing to create a custom/unique gift to accommodate your recipients needs.
- Most of this information can be obtained by calling the hospitals Patient Information department before sending the gift.