4 Thoughtful Gifts to Send to Your Friends During a Pandemic

Whether it’s a special occasion or you simply want to treat your friend, it can be overwhelming trying to decide on the perfect gift, especially during a pandemic. As Covid-19 continues to spread and our social interaction is limited, it can be challenging to connect with friends. So let’s take a look at 5 ways to surprise your favourite person with a thoughtful gift to let them know you are thinking of them. 

Letterbox Gifts

The popularity of letterbox gifts has risen rapidly over the past few years. Of course, the current pandemic has been a contributing factor. Whilst we can’t see our friends in person to exchange presents, sending a curated letterbox gift is the perfect substitute. The best part about a letterbox gift is how customisable they are. You can choose a pre-made box or create your own from scratch. Either way will undoubtedly bring a smile to the recipient’s face. From brownies to self-care, cocktails to crafts, they cater to everyone and all occasions. 

Flowers and Houseplants

The sale of houseplants increased by 81.8% in 2020 compared to the previous year. As people are spending more time at home, it’s no surprise that they are looking for ways to feel closer to nature. Not only do they look great, but houseplants have several health benefits and are the perfect addition to your home and lifestyle. Improving mood, lowering stress, anxiety, and fatigue are just a few benefits of keeping houseplants. 

Not only do they look and smell beautiful, but like houseplants, flowers are known to have the same incredible health benefits. With such a wide variety available, flowers are the perfect choice to brighten your friend’s home and day.  

Surprise Them With Sweets

Lockdown has been challenging for most of us, and a sweet treat could be the exact pick-me-up that your friend needs. Eating sugar releases happy hormones, making sweets the ideal gift during this difficult time. So why not surprise your friend with sweets they have never tried before? American candy has become a popular choice over recent years due to unique flavours and significantly wider choices compared to the UK. With the option of buying in bulk, how about sending American goody bags to all your friends for a new and exciting sweet experience! 

Enjoy a Virtual Experience Together

Whilst we can’t currently enjoy activities together in person, why not book a virtual experience for you and your friends. If you’re fed up with baking banana bread or hosting zoom quizzes, don’t panic, there are hundreds of online activities that you can participate in together virtually. The pandemic has forced companies to get creative with their offerings, so expect to be wowed with some unusual and exciting virtual experiences. Whether cocktail nights with drag queens sounds like your kind of fun, or making pasta with Italian grandmas is something you’d be more interested in. It is now easier than ever to continue creating unforgettable memories with your friends, even during a pandemic.   

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