Life in lockdown isn’t how any of us expected to be spending 2020, and whether your loved ones are isolated at home alone or spending their birthday indoors with only their immediate family, now is an ideal time to buy them a gift to show how much they really mean to you.
Whether it’s ‘miss you’ gift ideas or something to cheer them up on their special day, we’ve found the best presents they’ll love receiving.
Working from home is taking its toll on many of us; both mentally and physically. If they’re not fortunate enough to have an at-home desk, they’ll almost certainly appreciate being gifted this gentle massager.
Neck massager, £39.99,
How cute is this?! Ideal if you're in a long-distance relationship because of the lockdown. Or perhaps a loved-one is in self-isolation and is feeling lonely. The ideal gift!
Hug me pillow, £9.99,
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Who doesn’t love a bunch of beautiful flowers? Bloom & Wild’s are perfect for isolation; they come in a box that can be posted through the letterbox, and the receiver gets to arrange them themselves. A perfect indoor activity.
Flowers, from £28,
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Need to cancel an afternoon tea booking while on lockdown? Send this hamper of treats instead - it'll go down a storm!
Afternoon tea hamper, £40,
Hand sanitiser is still one of the most wished-for buy around, but most bottles are fairly... well, boring. This, however, from genius brand ESPA, is the chicest version of hand sanitiser we've ever seen - the perfect present right now.
ESPA no-rinse hand cleanser trio, £15,
365体育网址This sweet box may not mean much to you, but receiving it through the letterbox will likely make someone else’s day. Filled with the type of indulgent treats we don’t always buy ourselves, it’s perfect for any occasion.
Letterbox gift, £19.95,
365体育网址We all fancy treating ourselves to a cheeseboard right now, and this gorgeous agate one is bound to become a treasured possesion that will be used lots in isolation.
Agate cheeseboard, £68,
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365体育网址If there's one thing we Brits do well in a time of crisis, it's drink tea. This sweet personalised mug will remind them of you every time they sit down for a cuppa.
Friendship mug, £13,
Let's be honest, we're all over it by now. This funny raindbow sweatshirt is guaranteed to put a smile on their face.
Slogan Sweatshirt, £32,
If a loved-one hasn’t downloaded any streaming services yet, now’s the time to introduce them. Gift them with a subscription to new service Disney+, which has hundreds of classic and new Disney, Pixar and more films to take the boredom off.
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A personalised photo book will probably bring tears to their eyes, and it's easier to make than you'd imagine!
Photo book, starting at £29.99,
365体育网址The gift of a great book is one they’ll love. You can either send them one in the post, or buy them a Kindle subscription app, which they can read on any iOS device, Android, Mac, or PC. It’ll give them access to unlimited books, magazine and music.
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365体育网址Who wouldn't love a box full of mystery goodies coming through the letterbox? This box has a lovely selection of goodies inside including motivational prints, jewellery, stationery and cards.
Themed mystery box, £10,
365体育网址If you can’t afford anything physical but still want them to know you’re thinking of them, how about sending a card in the post with a promise of an activity to do together once isolation is over? Having something to look forward to can make all the difference.
Self-isolation birthday card, £2.97,
Have you both always said you want to learn a language together - or another skill? No could be the time. Download DuoLingo and start learning together over FaceTime - it’ll almost be like you’re in the same room!
365体育网址There’s never been a better time to support small businesses by gifting something to a loved one. We love Millie Saisons, a Prince’s Trust-supported entrepreneur and young ambassador making gorgeous silk hair accessories, but check out Instagram to find others near to you and help keep them afloat in tough times.
Tie hair ribbon, £15,
And if all else fails? Nothing brings joy like a gorgeous box of chocolates!
Monty Bojangles truffles, £8,
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