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Lovely Lockdown Gifts To Cheer Up Your Friends And Family

If there’s one thing that’s come out of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that people are being more supportive and caring for each other. Checking in on how others are doing, making an effort to socialize, and doing nice things for others are all behaviors that are helping to lift moods everywhere and help people stay safe and healthy.

One thing that’s sure to lift someone’s day is to send them a surprise gift. There are all kinds of sweet gifts you can give to loved ones to perk up their mood, and perhaps make social distancing a little easier to bear.

Here are some lovely lockdown gift ideas to cheer up your family and friends!

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For the sweet tooth

Is there anything better than receiving a tasty treat to brighten your day? Many companies are providing home delivery on their delicious baked goods - which could easily make someone’s day, especially if they have a sweet tooth. You could also order candy and other thoughtful gifts to help bring some joy.

Want to have a go at something homemade? Sheet cakes are great for sending in the mail! Take a look at some amazing sheet cake recipes and get busy in the kitchen!

For the coffee lover

It’s the little things that many people miss, such as being able to go out and get a takeout coffee from your favorite coffee shop. If you’ve got a friend you usually grab coffee with or you know is missing their daily fix, why not make them a Starbucks personalized tumbler template? This could be a fun way of making a fun, personal gift for a loved one, alongside some premium coffee they can use to recreate their favorite drink. For custom tumbler options, you can order polar camel tumblers online to create a unique and lasting memento.

Not only will this make a great gift, but it’s an enjoyable craft activity for you too. Why not make one for yourself while you’re at it?

For the takeout king or queen

Going out for a meal is one of life’s simple pleasures, but with social distancing measures in place, this isn’t something that most of us can do right now. If you have a friend who you know is missing takeout, why not help them satisfy their cravings by sending them a food kit in the mail? You can order from many meal kit delivery companies, as well as some direct from restaurants themselves.

If you live local to your friends and family, you could always give them a night off cooking by making something tasty like a lasagne and leaving it at their door. It’s a simple gesture, but one that can mean a lot to someone special in your life!

It’s a wonderful thing to be able to bring joy to your family and friends. You’ll find there are all kinds of creative ways to surprise someone right now that can make a big difference to their mood, and yours. Download an acts of kindness printable that’s full of great ideas for even more ways you can cheer up the people in your life during this difficult time.