Get Well Party! Have a Friend on the Mend? Try our newly designed “Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit”

Friend on the Mend Doctor's House Call Kit

Friend on the Mend Doctor's House Call Kit

Doctors don’t make housecalls anymore, but we do! Send a friend who’s on the mend this adorable doctor’s bag full of tasteful remedies for whatever ails them. They’ll love the selection of get well fast gifts like a cute nurse cookie and a frosted bandage cookie, tried and true Campbell’s® Chicken Noodle Soup, delicious Cheryl&Co.® chocolate chip cookies, Twinings® Herbal Tea, a sweet honey straw, a word seek activity book and much more!

Let us know what you think about this new gift basket that our talented Product Designers created inside our Melrose Park, IL Design Room! We’ll randomly pick 1 person who posts a comment below and send this new creation to them or directly to their friend who’s on the mend!

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57 Responses to “Get Well Party! Have a Friend on the Mend? Try our newly designed “Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit””

  1. Andrea Marino Says:

    Hi, Am I first? I would love to win this!

  2. 1800baskets Says:

    Hi Andrea, indeed you are. You win the FIRST “Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit”.

    PLEASE NOTE: For our Blog parties, we like to surprise everyone by giving away an extra gift basket to the first person who responds.

    So post your comments below about why you like or don’t like this particular Get Well Gift Basket and we’ll choose another winner.

    Hi, if possible, please post about a paragraph. This gives us a lot of extra feedback that we can print out and bring into our design room for our product designers to review.

    • Andrea Marino Says:

      Thanks so much! I was planning on giving this to my Stepmom. She had a TIA recently and this would really cheer her up. She loves chocolate and the container is super cute!

      • 1800baskets Says:

        Hi Andrea, our pleasure. We will send you an email first thing Tuesday Morning requesting your address. Please let us know what your stepmom thinks of this latest creation of ours once she receives it. We want to gather as much feedback as possible on this get well gift so we can bring these thoughts back into our Design Room.

      • 1800baskets Says:

        Hi Andrea, received your email with the address. We just shipped out the “Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit”. It will arrive on Monday (7/12)!

      • 1800baskets Says:

        Hi Andrea, hope this is not nosy. But you mentioned your stepmom had a TIA. We weren’t sure what that was, so we looked it up. And it came it up as a transient ischemic attack/stroke. We hope she is feeling better and will recover as quick as possible. Please pass along our good wishes.

  3. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly Says:

    Someone on the mend who can’t get around much would appreciate some small details included, like plastic cutlery and napkins so they don’t have to get up. Also a pen for the word seek so they won’t have to look for one. And maybe some soothing throat lozenges! 🙂

  4. Diane Says:

    I love this basket, such a cute idea and practical. I like the idea of the soup with crackers and other items you would eat while ill (even the cookies). I made something like this for a co-worker once and she loved it (but it was just in a decorative bag). So I love the medical/nurse theme. Such a nice touch to show you are thinking of someone and you care.

    I personally would love getting it for those reasons 🙂

  5. MomOnTheEdge Says:

    We just got a phone call last night from my sister-in-law that she is in the hospital with sun poisoning. She forgot that she was on one particular medication where she wasn’t supposed to be in the sun. So, she’s was on vacation in MI sitting in a hospital room instead of watching fireworks last night. 😦 She is such a sweet girl and this basket would definitely cheer her up.

    Honestly, how could it not? The bandaid and nurse cookies are adorable. The entire basket is just perfect for a hospital stay (or even a stay at home for someone recovering). I love the word-search idea! It would be great if you could specify the age level of the person this was for though. My daughter loves word searches too, but wouldn’t be great at an “adult” version. Also, some adults love coloring books. You could throw in a box of crayons and a book too!


  6. monica carbajosa Says:

    I think this basket is wonderful it would make my day if I was unwell and received it. I am not crazy about the cambells chicken soup I just dont think it fits in well with the gormet cheryl and co cookies and the other treats. If you want to put soup in maybe a healthy choice chicken soup or some kind of organic low sodium brand 🙂 Maybe nix the soup altogether and in its place put a sampler of tea so the recipient gets to try different flavors of tea.
    Love the word seek and the bandaid cookies and the nurse cookie adorable and im sure very yummy! Also it would be nice I think to include a get well sleep lavendar sleep mask for example and a do disturb to put on the door

    • MomOnTheEdge Says:

      The lavender sleep mask is a great idea for a woman! I’m not sure if a guy would like it as well . . . what could we substitute for it for them? For kids you could include a small stuffed animal, maybe?

  7. Barbara Curran Says:

    Cookies always make me feel better! LOL! I LOVE almost all of your baskets, I have mixed feeling about this one though. The bandaid and nurse cookies are adorable, soup is a cute idea, I think this would be perfect for someone who has the flu or a young person. Thinking about the last few get well baskets I’ve ordered though, some of the components and the container itself would not appropriate for the illnesses. That said, I think anyone receiving this basket would appreciate the thoughtfulness of the sender, but if I were choosing a “Get Well” basket to send to someone, I would choose one of your other baskets with a dessert or spa theme depending on the recipient. Your baskets are gorgeous though and the amount of care and thought that is put into both the presentation and choosing each of the items is very evident.

  8. Gayle Watkins Says:

    This basket is really cute. The chicken soup can is a cute idea, but I think a Campbells Chicken Soup cookie would be cuter. Or maybe a chicken soup mug to use to the tea. I would add a pen or pencil for the wordseek book (personally, I like to use a pencil – maybe a mechanical pencil?)
    This basket would surely bring a smile to anyone’s face!!

  9. Sidney Cook Says:

    I really like the idea behind this. I have commented on several baskets before and I like this one a lot. It is always hard to buy something for someone who is in the hospital and I am sure they would love the cookies. I don’t have much to add to it Maybe cute bedsocks? Great one!

  10. Ann A Says:

    I am sure I’d feel better with this wonderful basket! Yummers!!
    Such a chock filled basket.

  11. Jennifer C. Says:

    This is such an adorable basket! Everything is so thoughtful inside, and I could definitely see myself sending this to my mom or to my neice in college when she is under the weather. The basket is put together so nicely and the colors are so beautiful. One of the most fun parts of your baskets is pulling out each item that inside the basket. It’s like a treasure hunt! The frosted cookies are my favorite part!!

    • 1800baskets Says:

      Hi Jennifer C., Congratulations you are Winner #2 of the “Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit”! Our Design Room is so thrilled at all the feeback we are receiving on this latest gift basket. By the way, we know this sounds strange, but one of things we are most excited about the feedback is it is both positive and negative. When we see positive comments, we have to admit we smile and blush just a little bit. But when we receive negative comments, we feel (and this is the strange part) good as well because it means there is a creative/product development challenge to tackle. We love the chance to improve. Our Design Room is place of creativity, inspiration, and passion and this new direct connection with our customers via this blog, our facebook page, twitter, etc. is quite simply thrilling to us – do we need lives? 🙂 – well to us that is living, living your passion and doing what makes you happy. and that for us is the creativity and inspriation each gift basket deserves. so keep the comments coming! We love them and appreciate them.

    • 1800baskets Says:

      Oh also, just a follow up comment regarding when we receive positive comments. We must clarify that analyze positive comments in very much the same way as negative comments. We delve into why each element was something you liked or felt emotionally connected to. Just wanted to mention that as we didn’t want anyone to think that positive comments do not get their due attention as well. They do indeed and they are awesome!

    • 1800baskets Says:

      Oh and Jennifer C., we will be sending you an email first thing Tuesday Morning requesting your address!

    • 1800baskets Says:

      Hi Jennifer, received your email with the address. We just shipped out the “Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit”. It will arrive on Monday (7/12)!

  12. Kristen Eby Says:

    My fave part of this basket is the bandaid and nurse cookies. They are too cute.

  13. lexiquin Says:

    The whimsical nurse cookie and frosted bandage along with the cute doctor’s bag would bring a smile to anyone’s face. We all know the therapeutic qualities of chicken soup; and, sipping tea is proven to help relax. The activity book should help get the patient’s mind off their ailment(s). I think the sweet honey and delicious cookies would make anyone feel good. This basket has everything to help a person feel better (without medication) physically. In addition, we all know that a big part of the healing process has to do with our mental and emotional outlook–this fun basket should improve both!

  14. Emily Schreiber-Skipper Says:

    My favorite part of this “Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit” is the word find activity book and the tea. When I’m feeling crummy I find tea to be very soothing- and how yummy to enjoy with a honey straw! I also love the chicken soup; a staple for those feeling under the weather. What a cute basket full of fun (and tasty) treats! I can’t think of anyone who would not enjoy this basket- myself included!

  15. pamela hansen Says:

    i think this is an amazing basket filled with everything you need to get well soon!

  16. Milcah Says:

    I like the uniqueness of it. I don’t recall ever seeing one like this and I like the little nurse. I think she would make me smile even if I weren’t feeling well.

  17. Diane Says:

    I love the items as a “base” gift basket and like the “add-ins” that others are mentioning, those can be optional to customize to who you care sending to, ie male child: small lavender scented stuffed animal or balloon, female adult lavender scented items or herbal aromatherapy items etc

  18. 1800baskets Says:

    So you must all be wondering, “wait they said Jennifer C. was winner #2”. Does that mean there will be more winners…Oh you guessed it…Yes Indeed! We just have to hard time sticking to our 1 winner thing. We get so excited about our latest gift baskets, especially when they receive such a strong reaction as this one. By the way, the moment we create more of the fishing themed gift basket (did you all see it btw, we had it in our father’s day collection) we are going to do a party with it. That one as well got a very strong positive reaction and sold out quickly.

    Ok so we will have more winners! Keep commenting and invite more friends if you can!

    • Barbara Curran Says:

      More winners…YAY! Ya’ll are super generous! I saw the fishing-themed basket…it was awesome, loved the wicker container it was in….I can see why it sold out. I think baskets geared toward men are a great idea….it’s hard sometimes to think of different and creative things to buy for them.

      Also for this one maybe a paperback book and maybe the option to customize for male or female? Just a thought 🙂

      • MomOnTheEdge Says:

        That is a great idea for the book . . . or maybe even include a small Amazon GC yourself for a book if you’re buying this for someone. 🙂

  19. Jennifer C. Says:

    Thank you so much! I am so excited! I love all of your baskets and I love helping with the input!! It’s fun to be a “product tester” of sorts!

  20. Kailey B. Says:

    What a neat basket! I really like the idea of picking something “extra” for the basket, like having your choice of a word search book, crossword puzzle book, sudoku book, Coloring books for kids w/ crayons or whatnot. This would be a lovely gift for a child in the hospital, since they can reuse the “basket” during imaginative play. I know my 2 little ones would tote that around to take care of their babies and animals once they felt better :-). And chicken noodle soup is the best remedy when you’re sick. My mom used to make it every time, so that could remind others of home when Mom took care of you when you were sick.

    It’s like a mom made this basket. How sweet!

    (those cookies look YUMMY! i gotta try them sometime)

  21. monica carbajosa Says:

    Hi there. Invited a bunch of friends!!

  22. Jen Says:

    I like this basket because it really has everything plus more I’d get if someone I know is sick. I think I would love to send something like this to my brother in law. He pulled his back out and has been horizontal for 4 days now. he’s miserable. (and he’s my babysitter…what’s a girl to do) I did send him over a plate of food yesterday though since he couldn’t make it

  23. Janice Says:

    how cute!! 😀 I also agree with Sidney Cook, Tracy @Ascending Butterfly, monica carbajosa, MomOnTheEdge, and Diane’s ideas.

    1) whoever came up with the band aid cookie idea is a GENIUS! 🙂 the nurse cookie is cute, but the band aid – ADORABLE! ❤
    2) great variety of get well foods (chicken soup, herbal tea) and other delicious additions (cookies, bon bons)
    3) like Tracy said (great ideas, Tracy!), including basic cutlery and a pen would be helpful since the recipient may be stuck in bed. It would simply be more convenient
    4) like MomOnTheEdge said, maybe you could have variations on the word search.
    a) I would like it better if it's a mix of puzzles, not just one book only with word searches. Someone stuck in bed would get bored soon. You could have some number puzzles, sudoku, crosswords, etc.
    b) Or, it would be great if the purchaser can choose from maybe 3 – 5 activity books. They know who the recipient is so for instance, if it's for a little child, they can pick a coloring book, but for an adult, a crossword or sudoku book.
    5) like Sidney said (I didn't even think about it), bedsocks would be a cute touch too. Also variations suggested by monica and Diane – like sleep mask, stuffed animal – great ideas! I really do wish that this basket can be customized by the purchaser since it can be personalized in so many of the small details.
    6) I like how there are crackers – something salty to balance all the sweets
    7) cute doctor's bag design 😀
    8) good presentation and layout of the basket

    this is one of the few baskets that I have no negative comment about it. It's adorable and can be even more personal with some optional customizations (if 1-800-baskets decides to add such options). Overall great basket for a friend on the mend, and even those who aren't will love it!

    P.S. do I sound like I'm advertising for you? LOL!

  24. 1800baskets Says:

    Hi All, we ended up getting the 100 likes on the product page of the Friend on the Mend Get Well Gift Basket, so we gave away a third gift basket! (See Winner #3 Above).

    If we get up to 150 “likes”, we will keep the party going. Just direct your friends to this link ( and ask them to click the “Like” button! (Remember, we dont mean the ‘Like’ on the Facebook post, we mean the like button on this page ->

  25. Deborah Curran Says:

    I have a friend who was just dx’d with pancreatic cancer and I’m sure this basket would bring a large smile to her face

  26. Crystal Allen Says:

    i love the Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit. it’s great for when a child at college is sick. it will give them the feel of home even if they are miles away. thanks!

  27. Shannon Schulte Says:

    My Hubby is recovering from Lasik! I think he might like this @sethandshannon1

  28. Elizabeth C Says:

    My father just had a cornea transplant and would really like one of these baskets! I really think that it would make his day 😉 Anything good would be nice 😉

  29. Francis F Says:

    My mother would love this, she is suffering at home with a leg sore (she has diabetes) that just wont go away. She’d love this so much!

  30. Mary C. Says:

    Would love to give this Friend on the Mend Kit to 2 people actually. One is my sister-in-law and the other is my cousin’s husband. They both are courageously battling lung cancer and have been going through treatments at the same time. It was a blow to all of my family to hear of both of their illnesses. I believe that this kit would brighten their day and bring them a smile and a feeling of comfort knowing that they are being thought of. The only item I would like to suggest adding to this “kit of care” would be some fluffly peppermint balls for quick refreshment. The red and white stripes would mimic a candystripper’s uniform (like ones from the past). Otherwise, your creative team at 1-800-Baskets has covered all the bases by performing a fantastic job in creating this kit. Love the addition of the sweet honey straw for the herbal tea! The one word I can think of to sum of this kit is “Soothing!”

  31. gayle Says:

    My daughter is a nurse so if i won this i would give it to here, this is great hope i have a chance

  32. michelle rosborough Says:

    OMG, this kit to too cute !!!!!


    This is a really cute idea. A child would love to receive ths basket. It is creative and has lots of great colors. It would make anyone feel better.

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