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What to Send Instead of Flowers or Food

Our mission at Beyond Flowers and Food is to offer unique and thoughtful gift packages for life’s toughest times. We (Beth and Katie, sisters and co-founders) came up with this idea after losing our mom suddenly and unexpectedly to cancer a few years ago. In the days and weeks that followed her death, we were inundated with flowers and catered food. And while we so appreciated the gestures and felt so touched by the support, we felt badly when the flowers died and the food went uneaten.In the years that followed, we found ourselves in this same predicament many times, where we wanted to support a friend or family member that is struggling but there were no gifting solutions out...

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Get Well Gifts for Men

It can be hard to determine what to put in a "get well gift" for men. What do you send to a male friend who’s sick or recovering from a surgery? Our gift package has a mix of comforting items designed to help him heal, as well as playful items meant to bring a smile to his face. Full Product Details:Cabin Throw Blanket from Kanata: The Cabin Throw is made from our single-layer Soft Touch Velura™ and features the timeless look of buffalo check. It is a medium-weight, super soft blanket that is very versatile. 100% polyester, 60”x70”. Machine wash for easy care. Cold wash by itself.Superman Crew Socks With Cape from SuperHeroStuff.com: These 80% cotton, 17% polyester, and 3%...

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Breast Cancer Gift Idea

Want to send a breast cancer gift to a friend who has received a diagnosis or is going through treatment? Our breast cancer gift package delivers a message of strength that they can display in their home and wear to encourage them each day. Full Product Details:“Fight On” Wood Sign: This mini piece offers a vibrant and daily reminder for any woman you love to be bold, be strong, and fight on. A perfect gift of encouragement for tough times and those reaching for their dreams. Design showcases the natural grain pattern of the wood, so each piece has its own unique character. Each piece comes predrilled for easy hanging. Made with FSC®-Mix Certified wood. 4” x 4”.Rose Quartz Drop...

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What to Send to a Sick Friend

Being sick, tired, sad or worn out is difficult. But finding comfort and relaxation is essential to feeling better. Our "Send Relaxation" package helps do just that with a plush robe and milk bath sachet.Full product details:Luxury Plush Robe in Pink from Northpoint Trading: The ultra-soft, pink fabric of this luxurious robe is finished with dual pockets, a plush waist tie and long sleeves. 100% polyester, long sleeves, waist tie, hanging loop on inside neck, two front pockets, hem hits around the knees. One size fits most; length: approx. 37" with sleeve length: approx. 22"Lavender & hibiscus flower bath milk sachet from Dot & Lil: Dot & Lil's best-selling milk bath has luxuriously moisturizing whole milk powder, with ground oatmeal...

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Care Package Ideas for Sick Friend

When you're trying to figure out what care package ideas for a sick friend are going to strike the right chord, the same old ones might come to mind. Maybe a "get well" floral arrangement or a pair of cozy pajamas. Those are nice, but they have truly become the standard care package idea for a sick friend and can end up feeling impersonal and generic – the exact opposite of what you intended!One of the simplest ways to make someone who's sick feel comforted is by making them feel warm and cozy. A hot beverage and an inviting heat wrap slung around their neck or shoulders to ease pains will help them relax.We've paired just those items together to...

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