As people adjust to the “new normal” resulting from the coronaviral pandemic, socialization has required innovation. You may not be able to grab a drink with friends or brunch with family, but there are endless ways to support loved ones from afar.
To help, LN rounded up a few items to gift those you’re missing most as a reminder of just how much they’re loved.
Treats and Surprises. There’s no doubt that groceries are essential, but with social distancing a necessity to slow the impact of COVID-19, families face fear of infection just from popping into a store for something small. You can help by sending a sweet treat or InstaCart gift card. Insomnia Cookies delivers across the nation, and little else brightens someone’s day as much as biting into a heavenly chocolate chip cookie.
Greetabl offers ultimate customization. Choose from a tasty treat, like caramels, or small tokens, such as a diamond-shaped bottle opener, and wrap it in a package of your own design, including a print and photos.
Crafts. Sometimes, the best stress-buster is the simplest. Gift an adult coloring book, like local favorites such as Boss Babes by Michelle Volansky or St. Louis Splendor by Jo Ann Kargus. Order these and others from Left Bank Books, which is offering free curbside pickup, $10 local delivery or $3.99 standard shipping.
Self-Care. Choose mood-boosting flower arrangements from Riley’s Florist and Walter Knoll Florist, which offer no-contact deliveries, or keep loved ones clean and comforted with a delivery from the KIND Soap Company, which offers products ranging from all-natural soaps to bath salts to lotions and more.
Stationery. Snail mail has its charm, so drop a postcard or note in the mailbox, and have your local mail carrier send it off for you. Not only do you support the U.S. Postal Service by doing this, but these gifts are also the kind of mementos one stocks away to revisit time and time again. Firecracker Press even has “quarantine kits” filled with fun designs that include posters and stickers!
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