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    23 Things You're Going To Want When You're Sick

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    1. A cookbook filled with delicious soup recipes for when your under-the-weather-self is craving a hot bowl of soup, but not the canned kind.


    Some of the must-try recipes in this book? Black bean soup with chorizo, French onion, Vietnamese beef pho, minestrone, carrot ginger, and creamless creamy tomato soup — just to name a few!

    Promising review:
    "I love soups — they are a standard fare in our home. This book is a winner! I have made about half of the recipes and honestly, I have enjoyed them all. I also have purchased three additional copies as gifts for special people. I highly recommend it to cooks of all levels of expertise." —Darlene MF

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+.

    2. A faux-fur blanket to keep you feeling warm and cozy when the chills hit.


    Check out our review of the amazingly cozy Chanasya blanket.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS THROW. It is sooo soft and comfortable, and it looks way more expensive than it costs. I only wish I had bought the bigger size! I got it in gray, which is a lovely neutral, and goes perfectly with my living room. One side is the soft faux-fur side, and the other is the soft fleece-y side. Both sides are warm and insanely soft. I like that the color isn't flat, it's varied with different shades, and I feel like that makes it look much more posh." —Raechelle

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in various colors, and sizes).

    3. An electric kettle that'll keep you brewing tea all day long, since tea is practically nature's medicine.


    Kettle features an auto shut-off feature and boil-dry safety protection, as well as a blue LED indicator so you know when exactly the water is boiling. It has a 1.7 L (aka 7.2 cup) capacity, and is made of scratch-resistant Borosilicate glass, a stainless-steel lid and inner pot, and is 100% BPA-free.

    Promising review:
    "I bought this kettle after I burned my stove top version, (oops), and it couldn't have come at a better time since I was struck with a sore throat and cold the day after it arrived, and have been using it non-stop. It was very easy to clean, and it works fantastically, I used it seven times alone yesterday and have had no problems, whatsoever. Fantastic product, fantastic price, and am I the only one that likes to watch the water boil? It's gorgeous!" —Sophia Alberti

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    4. A 40-pack of assorted tea bags for ensuring you always have a delicious mix of flavored teas to choose from. After all, drinking the same flavor cup after cup can get boring quickly.


    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A two-pack of cute cat mugs to sip your hot beverages out of and make you smile when nothing else can while you're sick.


    These mugs are FDA-approved and dishwasher-safe!

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    6. A four-pack of wool socks that'll keep your feetsies cozy and warm, not to mention super cute with their pretty designs.


    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    7. A humidifier for adding some much-needed moisture into the air — your dry AF, itchy, red, sore nose is gonna be so thankful.


    Can continuously operate for up to 16 hours, so it's especially great for use at nighttime! It features both and high and low speed settings so you can adjust to your comfort level, and has a 1.5 L water tank so it's provides ideal coverage for medium-sized rooms. It also has an automatic shut-off feature when water level is low or tank is removed. Comes with the humidifier, AC powder adapter, a disk cleaning brush, a user manual, a two-year warranty, and customer support seven days a week!

    Promising review:
    "This thing is magical. It's pretty simple to put together and so helpful when you're sick. I was sick with a young baby as well as breastfeeding. I couldn't take any medicine, because of breastfeeding. But, this device helped so much. It cleared my head and ear congestion. It also eventually helped my nose congestion as well. I highly suggest you buy one for your bedroom!" —Tiffany Moses

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (originally $79.99).

    8. A comfy pajama set to wear on your sick days spent at home. I mean really, please do your entire office or school a favor, and stay home and relax when you're sick!!!


    Promising review: "Wow. These pajamas are fabulous. I love the slinky, soft, medium-weight fabric. When you slip them on, you will go 'Ahhhhhh,' they feel THAT good against the skin. I bought one pair in the pretty baby blue, and then came back for the navy. Rayon is notorious for shrinking, so I washed them on cold and let them air dry. I am 65-years-old, and have bought many, many pajamas in my lifetime. These are the best! Great bargain." —KarenR

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in various styles, and sizes XS–2XL).

    9. A 24-pack of Gatorade that'll replenish your body with electrolytes when the stomach bug is dehydrating the heck out of you.

    Facebook: Gatorade

    Get them from Amazon for $11.96 (available in 19 flavors).

    10. A two-pack of cocoa butter lip balm for moisturizing and soothing dry, rough lips. I own this amazing product, and can honestly say I refuse to even use a different lip balm than this, it's AMAZING and lasts a long time!

    Facebook: palmers

    Get them from Amazon for $7.73.

    11. A three-pack of cough drops to provide some comfort to the sorest of throats. Plus, they come in three different flavors so you won't get bored by the same ole flavor each time.

    Three yellow packs of Burt's Bees natural throat drops of different flavors.

    Promising review: "These are by far the best-tasting throat drops that I have ever encountered! They really helped relieve my sore throat whenever I have gotten a bad cold. All three flavors were delicious but my favorites were the honey and the honey and lemon. Whenever I gave some of these to friends who were ill, they asked me where they could buy some. Unfortunately I cannot find them here in Canada, and only online." —Gotta be KD like me!

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49.

    12. A six-pack of Puffs Plus tissues with lotion for some extra gentle care of runny noses.

    Facebook: Puffs

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95.

    13. A 12-pack of ginger ale cans for keeping on-hand when you need something to help settle an upset tummy.

    A green box of Seagram's canned ginger ale soda. The box shows that it holds 12 cans.

    Get them from Amazon for $4.68.

    14. A gel ice pack to provide some relief to achy bones and muscles when pain-relief medicine just isn't cutting it.


    These packs are filled with non-toxic gel, and are safe for all ages! Just apply to an injured or inflamed area, and let it soothe you!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    15. A can of chicken noodle soup that'll be ready to eat in just a couple of minutes, prepared either over the stove or in the microwave, because everyone knows there is nothing like a hot bowl of chicken noodle the second the sniffles hit.

    A blue can of Progresso chicken noodle sitting on a wite surface along with chopped celery, carrots, and chicken.
    Facebook: Progresso

    Get it from Amazon for $1.65.

    16. A soup mug for easily heating up and bringing soup on-the-go. Just because you're headed back to work after a week of staying home with the sniffles, doesn't mean you have to give up a comforting meal.


    The steam-release vent lid means you can evenly heat your soup without splattering. Plus, it's phthalate- and BPA-free, and fridge-, freezer-, microwave-, and top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "My parents got me one of these for Christmas and it's something everyone should have. Fits a whole can of soup, and has a little vent on the top. Been a lifesaver while I've been home sick today, and I use it for lunch at work a lot." —Tracey C

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A digital thermometer to quickly get an accurate body temperature reading so you can make doctor appointments and take medicine dosages accordingly.


    Thermometer works for both ears and foreheads!

    Promising review: "This ear/forehead thermometer is GREAT! I have been very happy with the accuracy. Flu/cold season is upon us, so I have used this nearly weekly since receiving it. I was in the habit to check and double check each time I used our previous thermometer because it was seemed to always give me a different reading. This thermometer is much more accurate. It is definitely easy to use, (both ear and forehead)." —Jaime and Chad

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    18. A travel tea infuser bottle that'll allow you to not only bring your tea on the go, but literally *make it* on the go. Now your tired, under-the-weather body can spend a few extra minutes in bed.


    Bottle is stainless-steel vacuum-insulated, and allows you to steep both iced coffee and iced tea. Keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 32 hours, and is BPA-free. They recommend hand washing the bottle, but the strainer is dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in four colors).

    19. A rainbow heat pack (left), or a simple heating pad (right) for easing painful cramps, while helping you stay toasty and warm if you're feeling a bit chilly.

    Firebox, Amazon

    To heat up, just pop in the microwave!

    Get the rainbow heating pack (left) from Firebox for $20.99, or the purple heating pack (right) from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors, and two sizes).

    20. A 63-pack of nausea relief lollipops to alleviate pregnancy morning sickness, or just stomach bug-related nausea in the sweetest way possible.


    Get them from Amazon for $14.33.

    21. A bottle of pure raw and unfiltered honey that'll make a great addition to all the cups of tea you brew up that your irritated throat will be very happy you purchased.

    A bowl of oatmeal (or overnight oats) with blueberries, blackberries, sliced almonds, cherries, and sliced peaches. An orange bottle of the honey is laying beside it. There's also an avocado half and cherries sitting beside the bottle.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.66.

    22. A 16 oz. box of saltine crackers to nibble on when you just can't seem to keep any other food down.


    Get it from Amazon for $2.89.

    23. And a Friends DVD box set that'll provide hours of much-needed, lighthearted entertainment, and maybe even a few laughs despite the fact you feel like total crap.


    Get it from Amazon for $56.49+.

    PSA: Don't forget to cover your mouth when you cough!


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