Just when we thought that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic might be behind us, it seems as though this virus is turning back around to pay us yet another heavy duty visit. Of course, with increased infections, comes increased restrictions, and across the country, this could very well end in another extended period of lockdown.
If that is the case, we are going to have to start thinking again about different and inventive ways to interact with each other, especially when it comes to gift giving. If you have a friend or extended family member who you might not be able to see on a special day like a birthday, or you simply want to do something nice to help someone through this tough time, then here are five examples of great gifts to give during a lockdown.
Flowers are a fantastic gift to give because they can provide a lot of sensory pleasure during a lockdown period. Not only do they look great and improve the look of any room, but they also smell wonderful, making them a multidimensional present to have delivered to a loved one. There is a lot of great variety in flower arrangement gifts, with the added bonus of being able to send a personalised card along with your chosen bouquet.
It is really important during a lockdown situation that we don’t just fall into a routine of sitting mindlessly in front of a television screen or tablet. Help one of your loved ones break out of this cycle and indulge in some much needed escapism by gifting them a set of novels that they can dive straight into. If you know them well enough, you will be able to cherry pick titles from their preferred genres.
After all, who doesn’t feel better when they have a delicious brownie to hand! If you are looking for a simple way to let a loved one know that you are thinking about them even though you can’t be together right now, then getting them some brownies delivered from a company like Bad Brownie is perfect.
One way that a lot of people have been coping with lockdown is to put in place a number of things to look forward to after this virus has subsided. For a gift, this could be in the form of one of the many different ‘experience’ type presents that are popular and easily available online these days. From days out at a racetrack to bungee jumping to a fun escape room, there are so many different activities and adventures to choose from.
Calm App Subscription
One of the most popular meditation and all round mental wellbeing tools in recent times has been the Calm app. More people than ever are currently using it to help them keep in a positive and centred frame of mind through this troubling time. A really thoughtful and helpful gift to a loved one is buying them a yearly subscription that unlocks a lot of premium, invaluable features.