Hugs are the Best Medicine – Teddy Knows Best!
When someone we care about is not feeling too good, we try to think of something to do that will help them feel better.
Sending a card is top of the list, but it can be tricky choosing the right one, let alone deciding what to say in it. Jigsaws, books, magazines, knitting and even baking … there are plenty of gift ideas to chose from but many are not appropriate for the person. Flowers, of course, always look lovely but never seem to last long. It seems these days you can barely get a bunch of dandelions and have change from £20.00. Added to that most hospitals don’t allow flower deliveries and it leaves you with the same dilemma.
Have you ever thought of a Get Well Teddy? You can be pretty much assured that the first thing the recipient will do when the little bear arrives is smile! As the old saying goes ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ so a little smile can give someone an instant lift.
The fact that you have carefully selected a teddy especially for the patient instantly provides a connection and feeling of warmth. The connotations of cuddles, softness and hugs, that go with the huggable friend, will undoubtedly have a positive effect.
The Science behind How a Teddy can help you feel Better
Research has shown that cuddling a teddy bear can not only help you to feel happier but healthier. Hugging a cuddly soft toy can actually lower cortisol levels (which are related to stress) and reduce blood pressure.
Hugging another person can do the same thing. So when we make an association between the teddy and the person that sent it, amazingly the same thing can happen! So it seems that a cuddly little teddy actually does have healing powers!
Which Get Well Teddy to Choose
A cute little nurse teddy or Doctor Teddy is the perfect little gift to cheer anyone up! Who wouldn’t feel better at the arrival of the professional , dressed in their uniform, ready to attend to all needs. With a little message on a printed ribbon it will instantly lift their spirits. Then there is the little Get Well teddy who clearly isnt feeling so good himself and would love to sympathise and talk about his injuries!
What About a Personalised Get Well Teddy?
Some popular messages such as:
‘Thinking of You’ or ‘A Hug for When You Need It’ can be sent on a personalised get well bear. With your message embroidered on a little jumper that the teddy will wear it is a super cute little customised gift. Bears4u have lots of teddies to choose from, all of which can arrive bearing your message on their clothing.
So whether it is a Get Well gift for a child or adult , now you know why a teddy is actually the perfect gift to help someone feel better. If you are interested in knowing more you might also like to read our blog about the benefits of hugging.
Our range of Get Well Teddy Bears can be found here.