Oh Nose! Feel Better Friend Kit Giveaway

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Caren Drink who commented, “Some rag mags. Who doesn’t love a fresh People or US Weekly?” Congrats Caren and thanks to everyone who entered!

I’m not sure what’s worse, the dreaded man cold or a tween cold.

My 4th grader rarely gets sick so when she does come down with a cold there tends to be some drama and I end up waiting on her quite a bit. She’s already had her first cold of the season and missed a day of school and now my first grader, Miss A, has been coughing off and on all weekend. I blame most of it on allergies since it’s been unseasonably warm here in Nashville and is now cold and rainy. I want her to feel better for school first thing tomorrow so I’m making sure she gets plenty of rest today.

When you’re feeling under the weather with a cough and cold are you a please give me lots of TLC, wait on me hand and foot sickie or would you rather hide under the covers and sleep it off? I tend to want to be left the heck alone when I’ve come down with the crud, provided I have the remote and plenty of tissue and DVDs. Of course if you want to bring over some homemade chicken noodle soup, I won’t kick you out!

I’m proud to be working with Vicks this winter as part of their Vicks Blogger Brigade and they’ve put together a “Feel Better Friend” kit with Vicks VapoRub, slippers, a candle, a pillow and soup for one BlondeMomBlog.com reader. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what you’d include in a get well kit for a friend who’s down for the count with a cold. I’ll choose a winner via Random.org from all eligible comments left by midnight Monday, December 5.

Disclosure: I am being compensated for my work with Vicks this winter as a member of the Vicks Blogger Brigade but, as always, the words and stories I share with you are all my own.


  1. Monica says:

    When my husband is sick he curls up like a baby and sleeps through it all. Me, I thrive when someone waits on me! He’s got the right idea because my Kiddos don’t know to leave me alone so I can rest!!!

  2. chelesa sims says:


  3. Home Ever After says:

    I would include some flowers to help the healing process. Probably not roses, they send the wrong message, but something like a pick-me-up bouquet with daisies in it.

    I think the name, the “Feel Better Friend” kit, is perfect. It’s exactly what I want to say to my wife when I’m taking care of her.

    “Feel Better, Friend!” How cool.

    It’s nice of Vicks to send this giveaway out. Thanks for posting it!

    Michael / Home Ever After

  4. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I would include, instant hot chocolate, chicken broth soup, real oranges, vicks vapor rub to put on there bottom feet soles which will rid a cough fast, vicks cough drops, a magazine, a get well card thats funny to brighten there spirits
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

  5. Amy Lauren says:

    The best things for a get-well kit would be hot tea, a nice warm fleece blanket, and a good movie to curl up with :). Oh, and those cold touch kleenex!

    Amy Lauren

  6. Jill Myrick says:

    I would include homemade chicken noodle soup, a warm throww , fuzzy socks and a box of tea.


  7. Ellie W says:

    Tissues, homemade chicken soup, a good book to read, and a bottle of Nyquil.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  8. Laura Emerson says:

    A jar of Vicks, tissues with Vicks on them, some Chamomile tea bags, chicken noodle soup and some magazines. I would also put a note inside offering the help with their children if they have any.
    laura dot hopelessromantic dot emerson at gmail dot com

  9. valli says:

    Tissues, chicken soup, hot cross buns, lozenges, vapor rub, nyquil, nasal saline spray and of course some snacks

  10. LindaDub says:

    Oh, definitely Vicks, my homemade chicken & dumplings, Puffy Muffin’s ginger tea & a RealSimple magazine.

  11. Christy Weller says:

    For someone who is sick I would include, hot soup, warm tea, nice heated blanket, cozy slippers, and a book to read or a place a tv in front of them on a stand of course.


  12. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I would bring a basket with homemade chicken soup, a box of Kleenex, Vicks vaporub and Vicks cough syrup, aspirin, and orange juice, if my friend was sick with the flu. Thanks for having the contest!

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