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<p>My sister is coming out for christmas with her husband and two year old daughter. I'd like to get them something sweet but useful and I thought maybe a healing basket would be nice as a family gift. I don't want to spend more than $30 though and now I'm not sure it can be done without being skimpy looking. What would you include as essentials?</p>
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<p>I was thinking</p>
<p>bandaids (son can decorate with stickers or something)</p>
<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMabis-Healthcare-Rubber-Water-Bottle%2Fdp%2FB000BHDLQM%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1291825790%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">hot water bottle</a></p>
<p><a href="http://familycrafts.about.com/od/easterbunnies/ss/booboobunny.htm" target="_blank">boo boo bunny</a>  (maybe with red towel to hide blood)</p>
<p>arnica gel (don't hav epersonally but hear it's great?)</p>
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<p>My local health store has 25% through today so I was thinking of picking up some natural remedy stuff but not sure what to buy... any help is greatly appreciated!</p>
 

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<p>a bottle of tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil (i use these in the bath/shower when we are stuffed up)</p>
<p>make a cozy cover for the hot water bottle</p>
<p>witch hazel</p>
<p>hankies</p>
<p>favorite cough drops / throat lozenges?</p>
<p>charcoal capsules</p>
 

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<p>Herbal tea</p>
<p>Calendula cream</p>
<p>Maybe some nice lotions/chapstick/etc.</p>
<p>Cotton balls</p>
<p>Thermometer</p>
<p>Natural first aid book</p>
<p>Rubbing alcohol</p>
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<p>(some of these are more "filler" ideas you could get from the $ store or something so you can make the basket look impressive without spending a lot!)</p>
 

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ooh, never heard of that, sounds pretty cool!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>plantnerd</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284295/help-with-healing-basket-gift-idea#post_16105223"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>One of those little travel humidifiers that use a bottle of water.</p>
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<p>I was thinking about doing this for my family this Christmas and put together this list:</p>
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<ul><li>Ice bag (<a href="http://www.containerstore.com/shop/bath/medicationStorage?Ntt=retro+ice+bag&productId=10025746" target="_blank">http://www.containerstore.com/shop/bath/medicationStorage?Ntt=retro+ice+bag&productId=10025746</a>)</li>
<li>Rubber hot water bottle and cover</li>
<li>Arnica gel</li>
<li>Band-aids</li>
<li>Tweezers</li>
<li>Aloe vera</li>
<li>Itch cream (for after bug bites. I can't remember the name of the brand I like, though. It's a common drugstore one, but the kid version is pretty nice.)</li>
<li>Weleda Calendula cream</li>
<li>Thermometer</li>
<li>Feel better blanket <a href="http://6dukes.blogspot.com/2009/10/comfort-measures.html" target="_blank">http://6dukes.blogspot.com/2009/10/comfort-measures.html</a></li>
<li>Ichthammol drawing salve (for splinters especially, which are common in our rustic, wood-heated house)</li>
<li>Red washcloths so blood on them isn't as alarming as on white washcloths</li>
<li>Chamomile tea</li>
<li>Ricola cough drops</li>
<li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FDont-You-Feel-Well-Sam%2Fdp%2F076362408X%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1275434677%26sr%3D8-1" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Dont-You-Feel-Well-Sam/dp/076362408X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275434677&sr=8-1</a></li>
<li>Herbal book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNatural-Medicine-First-Aid-Remedies%2Fdp%2F1571742182%2Fref%3Dsr_1_9%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1281495248%26sr%3D1-9" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Medicine-First-Aid-Remedies/dp/1571742182/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281495248&sr=1-9</a> or  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FHerbs-Home-Treatment-Common-Problems%2Fdp%2F1900322420%2Fref%3Dsr_1_8%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1281495248%26sr%3D1-8" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Herbs-Home-Treatment-Common-Problems/dp/1900322420/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281495248&sr=1-8</a> or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNatural-First-Aid-Treatments-Preparedness%2Fdp%2F1580171478%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1281495248%26sr%3D1-2" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Natural-First-Aid-Treatments-Preparedness/dp/1580171478/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281495248&sr=1-2</a> or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FHerbal-First-Aid-Health-Care%2Fdp%2F091495590X%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1281495248%26sr%3D1-1" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Herbal-First-Aid-Health-Care/dp/091495590X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281495248&sr=1-1</a></li>
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<p>I had actually forgotten all about this idea, so thanks for metioning it! I wonder if I'll be able to pull it off by Christmas...</p>
 

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<p>thanks for all the ideas! I actually haven't had a chance to leave the house to shop until tonight. While out though I picked up a cute stuffed animal looking hot water bottle at tjmaxx. Now I guess it's just a matter of putting it all together.and making it presentable. ha</p>
 
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