Tired of not seeing friends? Missing family and loved ones? With lockdown easing, things are looking up. However, for some who are shielding or are still waiting for a vaccine, the isolation continues. So, how can you communicate your love and concern with those of us separated by quarantine? We have racked our brains and have got a few ideas for you about letterbox gifts.
First, why not send along a care package to let your loved ones know you are thinking about them and that you care. Our very own gift elves went online and found an interesting site selling special lockdown products. Box Sized Hugs specialises in letterbox sized gifts, perfect for mailing through to friends and family, a great hug in a box idea. The company specialised in bespoke boxes, perfectly tailored for whatever you have in mind. A great choice for special birthdays would be the ‘Happy Birthday’ care package, full of fun treats to make their day. Even better, the company donates a percentage of their profits to mental health charity, Mind.
Secondly, have you thought about writing a letter? Nowadays, with the rise of the internet and social media, barely anyone communicates via the good old Royal Mail. There is something nostalgic about receiving a letter through the post. It is a nice reminder that, even in these troubled times, there are people out there who care about us. There is something particularly special about receiving a letter hand-delivered by the postman. It shows that your loved one has taken the time to get a stamp and find somewhere to post their letter. You could even find an old photograph to send along with the letter to make them really smile!
Also, get something in the diary planned. Things may look particularly grim for now, but the future is bright. Why not get ahead of the game and book a weekend away for your friends and family. It does not even need to be abroad when we have such great destinations within the UK. A personal favorite is a seaside town of Brighton, a unique place with tonnes to do and see, as well as a brilliant night out. You can set up camp here in a local campsite cheaply and take in all the Sussex coast has to offer. Just getting this date down in the diary is bound to bring smiles to faces, and you can have something fun to look forward to!
Finally, head for the hills. With lockdown restrictions easing, we can now meet up with people outside for a lovely long walk. As summer approaches, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our fabulous British summertime (while it lasts!). Grab your sunnies and walking boots and get outside. Exercise has been proven to improve mood, boost happiness and of course, be physically beneficial for your health. So, unleash the dopamine today and invite your loved ones for a ramble, taking advantage of our beautiful countryside. Why not pack a picnic with some delicious snacks to really go the extra mile to show you care? And best of all, it is completely free!