10 Amazing Lockdown Gift Ideas
With lockdown restrictions due to the pandemic, normal life has been pretty hard for many people.
Most probably, you may know someone who has been affected by the government imposed restrictions.
People who live on their own, or cannot work or those who have had to isolate for extended periods of time have been hit the hardest.
Be it a vulnerable friend or relative, you could really lift their spirits by purchasing a thoughtful gift.
Here’s a few great gift ideas you could choose from to make them know you’re thinking of them:
- Fragrance Subscription
- Digital Photo Frame
- Beginner's Gardening Kit
- Thinking of You Gift Box
- Bath Salts
- Reed Diffusers
- Personalised Pillow
- Friendship Mug
- Scented Candles & Wax Melts
- Surprise Phonecall
Being at home doesn’t have to be drab, and you’ll be amazed at what a difference some gorgeous home fragrances can make.
By purchasing a fragrance subscription, you’ll open up a whole new world of wonderful fragrances for that special someone.
In such a way, a monthly gift box with various signature fragrance blends can be delivered to their home, allowing them to change the fragrance from one day to another.
This surprise gift box which includes candles and reed diffusers, is sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
These pleasant aromas will exhilarate their senses and uplift their mood, while making their home smell and feel considerably better.
Digital Photo Frame
During the pandemic, we may not have had much of an opportunity to travel and experience the beauty of outdoor surroundings.
However, it does not mean we cannot relive the lovely memories of days past, in the hope that sometime soon we'll once again be able to experience such outdoor events and activities.
A digital photo frame can make a great gift idea during these times.
Set up the frame with plenty of photos and you are sure to thrill your loved ones during lockdown.
Beginner's Gardening Kit
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Staying at home meant that many people had more time to devote to their pastimes, as well as discover some hidden talents.
Many started to experience a passion for gardening during those difficult months.
After all, the thrill of growing your own vegetables or planting new plants and flowers is great for our mental and physical health, and it’s also a nice hobby to keep your kids occupied with.
So if you know someone who has fallen in love with gardening, why not buy them a gardening kit?
These kits include various gardening tools and sometimes even seeds and bulbs to get started with.
Thinking of You Gift Box
If you want your loved one to feel a bit better, a gift box will always work wonders.
A Thinking of You Gift Box is a sweet and thoughtful way to do this.
Such a gift box can include various goodies which will delight your loved one.
You could find different gift boxes to choose from or check if you can customise one with specific items.
From chocolates and cookies, to teas of different flavours, soaps, candles and other lovely gifts, a gift box is sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face and brighten up their days.
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Bath salts can help to improve anyone’s mood with their pleasant fragrances.
They are also said to be effective in relieving aches and pains, particularly due to the fact that they help the body to relax.
As a result, stress and tension are relieved.Treat your loved one to a gift of bath salts and you will definitely make them happier.
Reed diffusers are very effective to fill a room with lovely fragrances and scents.
Thus, it’s a great idea to opt for reed diffusers as a gift to cheer anyone undergoing a lockdown, as you can help them improve their indoor ambiance with these beautiful scents.
Choose hand blended reed diffusers to ensure they are of the best quality.
Reed diffusers with a natural alcohol-free renewable base are highly recommended.
There are several types and scents to choose from, and you will surely be spoilt for choice as you shop around for reed diffusers.
From warm fragrances such as orange and bergamot scented sticks, to the more vibrant options like lemongrass and cedar.
How about subtle aromas such as lavender and jasmine?
With reed diffusers, you are bound to make a winning choice for a lockdown gift.
While staying at home for several days at a stretch, we are all bound to feel a bit lazy.
Most people end up spending the whole day in their pyjamas, glued to Netflix.
So how about putting a smile on your loved one’s face by buying them a personalised pillow?
You can find pillows of various shapes and sizes, and of course different colours.
And then you will be able to personalise the pillow with a custom message or photo.
So even if your loved one may at times feel rather lonely or bored, snuggling their face in the pillow you bought them, or just hugging it with all their might can make them reminisce about your personal hugs.
Sipping coffee or tea in a mug is something most of us tend to do numerous times during the day.
If your friend or relative is a lover of hot drinks like tea or coffee, then a mug can be a perfect gift idea.
You can find countless types of personalised mugs to choose from, most of which come with sweet messages or quotes printed on them.
So even though you will not be sitting beside your friend or relative having coffee or tea, you will still be close to them thanks to the friendship mug you bought for them.
Scented Candles & Wax Melts
Our homes tend to have a certain aroma to them, and if we spend several days indoors without leaving the house, that smell may start feeling somewhat stifling and stale, even if you open the windows for some fresh air.
You’ll be able to find a huge range of luxury scented candles to choose from, all of which are handmade from high quality ingredients, including soy wax and lead-free cotton wicks.
It’s important to choose scented candles that are of a high quality as they are safer and ultimately they last longer and produce better fragrances.
Always opt for candles that do not contain paraffin, as some can be toxic.
From cool and exhilarating aromas, to more warm and woody fragrances, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Another great alternative to scented candles are wax melts.
These are gaining popularity as they have numerous advantages in terms of melting time and convenience.
Like candles, you’ll be able to find a very nice variety of wax melts featuring delicate and delightful fragrances.
As previously recommended, it’s always best to opt for those made from soy wax as it is natural and safe, as they contain no paraffins.
In case your loved one never tried out wax melts, make sure to include a wax melt burner as an accompaniment to the wax melts you choose.
While a thoughtful gift is surely a great way to make anyone feel better, in reality there’s no need to spend money on gifts every time.
Sometimes a surprise phone call will work wonders to make your loved one’s day.
This is even more important in case your friend or relative lives alone.
There’s no better way to uplift his or her spirits than to devote a few minutes talking over the phone.
There may not be much to discuss if you are both in lockdown, but simply hearing each other’s voices and reminiscing on days past when everything was normal, could be enough to cheer them up.
The most important thing is that you give them hope and a genuine demonstration of affection, while reminding them that sometime soon everything will be back to normality.
Lockdown periods may feel stifling and boring, and often never-ending.
A surprise gift personalised for your loved ones can however make lockdown a bit better and more enjoyable.
We hope that we’ve offered you some great lockdown gift ideas to choose from, to make someone’s days brighter and better!