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50 Things You Can Do to Make Someone Feel Better

When someone needs help, it’s common to wonder what you can do to pitch in — but sometimes, it’s hard to know where to begin or just what to do. That’s where we come in!

Check out our top 50 ideas for making someone feel better:

  1. Donate blood whenever you can, it may help a friend or family member in the future.
  2. Bake them a cake with a funny message on it
  3. Make them dinner
  4. Send them flowers
  5. Send them a card
  6. Send them a get-well text
  7. Send them an inspirational book
  8. Bring them a chocolate shake
  9. Tell them a joke
  10. Bake them chocolate chip cookies
  11. Send them a fruit basket
  12. Give them a gift certificate for house cleaning
  13. Make them a “feel better” mix CD
  14. Show them a puppy
  15. Sing them a song
  16. Take them on a picnic
  17. Volunteer for an organization/charity they care about
  18. Paint their nails/toenails
  19. Do a movie night with them
  20. Serve them breakfast in bed
  21. Give them a back/foot massage
  22. Read a book to them
  23. Bring them a good book to read
  24. Make them an origami flower
  25. Offer to babysit
  26. Take care of their pets
  27. Take their dog for a walk
  28. Send them a photobook loaded with great memories
  29. Slip an encouraging note into their lunchbox or purse
  30. Do some yard work for them – water plants, cut grass, clean gutters, etc.
  31. Bring them chocolate
  32. Give them a new nickname
  33. Play a board game with them
  34. Give them a hug
  35. Give them a high five
  36. Bring them coffee in the morning
  37. Give them art drawn by kids
  38. Compliment them on what they’re wearing
  39. Buy them tickets to a musical
  40. Send a funny photo or video of yourself through a text or e-mail
  41. Get them a magazine subscription
  42. Throw them a surprise party
  43. Bake them banana bread
  44. Surprise them at work with lunch
  45. Send them a care package
  46. Give their kids a ride to school
  47. Play catch
  48. Leave them a voicemail in a funny voice
  49. Leave a surprise gift on their doorstep
  50. Write them an actual handwritten letter

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