One of the worst things about being in lockdown is not being able to visit or socialise with friends and family. It is nice to video chat, but it’s not the same as being with them. It feels awful to speak to someone and see the sadness in their eyes without being able to reach out and hug them.
But that does not mean that you can’t lift their spirits. If you feel comfortable doing so, sending them a small but thoughtful gift is an excellent way to let them know you are thinking of them. It does not have to be a big thing. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Products you know your friend enjoys using
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On a similar theme, you could send them a bottle of their favourite beauty product. If your friend has a bath you can’t really go wrong with something they can use to have a nice soak and relax.
Buy them access to an online class
At the moment, many of the online learning platforms are running special offers. So, now is a particularly good time to buy someone the gift of a course. For example, if you both like to cook, Masterclass could be a good platform to look at. They offer several cooking classes as part of their all-access pass deal. So, if you both want to learn from the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Dominique Ansell, and Massimo Bottura, you can. If you act fast and use their special offer package you can get access for half-price.
Access to a streaming service
Being able to sit down and binge-watch a box set is a great way to take your mind off of the stresses and strains of life. So, if your friend has not already got access to a streaming service, why not consider buying them a pass for a month or two. This article does a good job of comparing most of the best ones. It includes pricing details and an explanation of the various available features.
An activity pack style gift
Gifts that offer someone the chance to do something different are a good idea. There are all kinds of options available. Craft kits are one example.
Toys adults can enjoy with their kids
Another option is to send them a toy, like the ones suggested here. They are all designed to provide fun for kids and adults alike. Some of the suggestions are crazy expensive, but there are also some decent ones at the lower end of the price scale.