If you had two early-20s cousins (one male, one female) who had just been in a car accident and had broken pelvises, what kind of gift would you send them? I'm thinking that everyone else will send flowers and stuffed animals and things, so I'm trying to come up with something that would be useful or entertaining if you were stuck in bed for several weeks.
marinarusalka: Pepper Potts from Iron Man movie (Iron Man: Pepper)

From: [personal profile] marinarusalka

Portable games? Like, little handheld puzzles of funny card games?
ouri: (Tony - dangerous when thinking  (movie))

From: [personal profile] ouri

Sudoku or word puzzle books?
cadenzamuse: Cross-legged girl literally drawing the world around her into being (Default)

From: [personal profile] cadenzamuse

Comics/light reading books. If they play any kind of handheld video game system, games that they would want. Tea/fancy hot chocolate/fancy other drinks. Seasons of their favorite TV shows.
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)

From: [personal profile] melannen

All of the above. Also: audiobooks and music.
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)

From: [personal profile] st_aurafina

Definitely audiobooks and music. If they have iPhones, some of those dungeon crawl/puzzle solving/find it type games which don't require a lot of concentration but do make the time pass.
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From: [personal profile] velithya

Do they have DSs/PSPs? If so maybe a game or something. Other than that the audiobook suggestion is pretty good!
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From: [personal profile] truthiness_aura

All of the above. Basically, something to make the time pass that they'll enjoy. Years back when I had an extended period of illness, someone gave me a little electronic puzzle game, similar to Tetris; it kept me and my family entertained throughout many, many waiting rooms.

I'll also second the point about not making them too complicated; with a big injury like that, they may be too tired, drugged up, in pain, or all of the above for anything complex- at least initially.
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)

From: [personal profile] lilacsigil

Poor things! Ow!

If they have iPods, iTunes vouchers. When I was in hospital recently I had a really basic word puzzle book and it was great, because I wasn't even on much medication and I was still incredibly stupid.

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From: [personal profile] jazzypom

Hmmm go for fun and light

Crossword, find a word puzzles. Where's Waldo books, stuff like that.
tsukinofaerii: Can't Think Without Coffee (Coffee)

From: [personal profile] tsukinofaerii

Books are always love, but if you have nothing to do but read, you go through them fast.

If there's a laptop available, maybe some of those older computer games like Lemmings, Oregon Trail, etc. The ones that are nearly impossible to beat, and also addictive nostalgia bait. Hand-held puzzle and card games are great too. Also, maybe some of those little craft kits going around at this time of year? If ever there's a time to learn origami or knitting, it's when you're in bed for extended periods of time.
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From: [personal profile] valtyr

Sounds ridiculous, but maybe some colouring books? You can get them for adults. Or some kind of simple craft gift, like knitting or cross-stitch kits. If there's laptops, try bubblespinner.com or orisinal.com


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