Throughout the last few weeks and months, the COVID-19 outbreak has grown to become a serious pandemic. It has threatened (and taken) many lives while also simultaneously forcing the majority of us to seriously change our day to day habits through self-quarantining, social distancing, and mandatory stay-at-home orders. In short, it has been a rather rough time for all of us out there and it looks like it isn’t going to lighten up for a while yet. That’s scary and uncomfortable to think about, but there are still ways to find a little joy despite everything happening in the world right now.
One of the best to do this is to (metaphorically) reach out to family and friends. While it may be called “social distancing,” it’s really all about physical distancing. You can still be social, even while keeping yourself safe inside! After all, with the majority of us having easy access to phones, the internet, social media, and the like, staying connected even when we’re apart is easier than ever. Nowadays, we can even easily see each other thanks to Skype and other video chatting apps.
It may not be exactly the same, and we understand that. This is especially true if you’ve got an anniversary, birthday, or other event coming up, and are feeling the effects of physical separation from your loved ones a little more poignantly than usual. However, you can make it feel as normal as possible. One great way to do this is by hosting a Zoom party, allowing you to gather all your friends together to chat, watch movies, play games, or anything else you can think of. Another good way to connect with each other is through gift giving. No worries if you don’t have the financial resources right now, but a couple small gifts can really help make special events feel a bit more special despite the circumstances while also providing a little levity in these rough times.
Wooden Jewelry for Everyone
For those who feel a little lost when giving presents, wooden jewelry is always a trendy but versatile option, no matter who you’re buying for. Wood watches are becoming especially popular as of late. If you want to take this gift up a notch, you can also choose to engrave it for that little personal touch. No matter whether you’re wanting to engrave it with a small message, an important date, coordinates, an image, or something else entirely, whoever receives your gift will surely appreciate you going that extra mile.
Watches not really what you’re looking for? That’s okay – there’s plenty of cool gift ideas out there to choose from, both wooden or otherwise. Rings, pendant necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are just a few more possibilities to give a glance. One of a kind, aesthetic, and easily wearable, all these accessories are also timeless and easy to maintain over time, making them gifts you can feel good about.
Perfect and Practical
Despite the allure of wooden watches, rings, and more, not everyone is a jewelry person. In fact, some people just aren’t a fan of gifts if they don’t serve a specific purpose. If you’re buying for someone who falls under this category, not to worry. We’ve got a few gift suggestions for them, too. Our advice is to go practical while also thoughtful. Consider their particular likes and lifestyle before you ever start the search process.
Is your friend or family member the active type or someone who is seemingly always struggling to stay hydrated? This big fruit infuser water bottle should definitely be on your radar as the perfect gift for your practical loved one. Leak-proof, dishwasher safe, and able to hold 32 oz, it should go far in helping them stay hydrated and healthy. Hydration not a problem? Maybe consider this gorgeous and personalized cheeseboard, especially for those who love to entertain. Does your gift-ee like to travel a lot? They’ll be endlessly more comfortable if you happen to gift them this body neck pillow.
Something a Little Unique
One of the best things we can do right now in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic is let people know that we really are here for them and that we really love them. Giving a touching present is a nice way to let your loved ones know this. Your gift will also happen to be a great reminder, particularly during the low times that accompany all this quarantining. Finding a gift that’s right can be a difficult process, though, especially if your friend or family member doesn’t like the standard go-tos. For these special folks, something a little extra unique is in order.
Beautifully designed vintage journals and sketchbooks will definitely fit the bill, especially for the artists or writers out there. For something along these lines, give this leather journal a try. Made with genuine, handcrafted leather, an eye-catching design, and thick, bleed-proof cotton paper, it’s a gift that both looks good and functions well. Not what you’re wanting? This cute and artistic pug coin bank and premium leather cross-body bag are also two unique pickups that will surely make your loved one smile.