If your coworker had a medical emergency, perhaps a major surgery or he/she has just been very sick, it is a proper etiquette to appreciate them with a meaningful gift. And perhaps include other people to participate as well?
Additionally, if he or she is in the hospital, call ahead to make sure it allows care packages. Some hospitals ask loved ones not to send flowers, for instance. While your gift is likely OK, double checking beforehand ensures it isn't turned away.
Send around an email at work letting people know they can participate in your online gift campaign.
Just pick an occasion to start a gift-from-a-group. Type in your recipient and your campaign is created.
Next, invite your coworkers or friends to join. They can view your campaign by clicking on the URL.
Everyone invited can contribute towards the campaign, invite more people and leave comments.
After the goal is reached your recipient will receive the gift on behalf of the whole group.