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Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Send Loved Ones During These Difficult Times

These have been a very hard few months for almost everyone. The rapid spread of the Covid19 pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. It has a lot of us staying home to help stop the spread, and other essential/frontline workers out working their tails off to keep the communities going and saving lives.

When you haven’t been able to see your loved ones for a long time, it can be really tough. Especially if your loved one is having a hard time dealing with the quarantine. Sometimes receiving a small thoughtful gift can really help to brighten someone’s day. This is definitely a time where it is good to show your loved ones how much you care about them.

Here are some suggestions I have for gifts that you can have sent to your loved ones to remind them how much you love them.


Family

It’s really hard to be away from family. Especially families with young children. My family is really missing my daughter right now, and I am doing my best to keep them updated on her with pictures and videos every day. But I know it’s breaking her grandparent’s hearts not to be able to see her. My sister is also really hoping to see her very soon as well and tells me almost every day to make her stop growing so fast before she can see her next!

Friends

Friends hold a special place in our hearts. They are the people you chose to be in your life every day. You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. Friends support you, don’t judge you, and love to spend time with you. Not seeing them is hard right now! Let them know you miss them and look forward to being able to see them again.

Healthcare Heros

Your loved ones who are working the front lines to save lives and help those suffering from this virus are absolute heros! These people truly deserve our respect and appreciation.

Religious Loved Ones

If your loved one is religious, this is a time that they will be leaning on their faith to help them get through these difficult times. A gift that reminds them to keep the faith would be very appreciated.

Anxious/Depressed Loved Ones

These loved ones are definitely struggling right now. The worry about the virus and the isolation from other people are causing a serious increase in anxiety, depression, etc, symptoms. Gifts that can help them either relax, be distracted or feel more connected and confident can be extremely helpful for those dealing with these mental health struggles.

New Parents

New parents are really missing their friends and family. They were excited to show off their new baby, and really hoping and depending on some extra help, especially during those first few weeks. If you know someone who is expecting a new baby soon, or just had one, keep them in your thoughts. Childbirth and the newborn stage are very difficult times under normal circumstances, I couldn’t imagine going through that now with the extra stresses. A little extra love for them would be really appreciated!

Pet Parents

People love their pets. A gift for their pets, or inspired by their pets would put a smile on any pet owner’s face.

Kids

This is a weird time for our children. They aren’t in school, and all the adults around them are acting different and scared. They miss their friends, cousins, and grandparents. They are probably hearing just enough news coverage to be confused and very very worried. They need to be reminded that they are loved, they are safe, and this will all be over eventually. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to make a kid happy and distracted. Gifts are definitely the way to do that, why do you think they love their birthdays so much?

Now I want to hear from you! Have you done anything special for a loved one you are missing right now? What would you love for someone to do for you? If you decided to get one of these gifts for someone you know, let us know if it brightened their day!


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