Lockdown GiftingSince lockdown began, there’s been a whole load of special occasions so far, including Mother’s Day and family birthdays. My birthday is actually next, on 18th June, followed by Husband and Sausage later in the summer, and it’s got us thinking about what we can do to make sure all of these are special, even though we’re in lockdown. Even though we can’t be with our extended families, we’ve been managing to send gifts and cards using various different services. Here’s just a few of them:

Vouchers

Online retailers like Amazon and Love2Shop all offer online gifting options which will deliver vouchers straight to your loved one’s inbox, allowing them to shop online and have their item delivered straight to them. It means that no-one has to leave home and your friend or family member gets exactly what they want, brought to their door.

Online Catalogues

If you’ve got an account with an online catalogue, you can usually send something directly to your chosen delivery address, which is another great no-contact way of having something sent direct. Don’t worry if you have bad credit, that doesn’t mean you can’t use catalogues – just find a bad credit catalogue. This can also help you to build your credit rating in the long run.

Homemade Gifts

Let’s face it, we’re probably all more interested in actually getting to spend time with family rather than getting material things at the moment, and my girls love nothing more than making handmade gifts for people. We’re also lucky enough to have a postbox about 50ft from our front door, so we’re able to weigh things and print postage off online. There are also courier companies which will collect parcels from your doorstep for a relatively small fee, so you could send your loved one a handmade gift which is full of love and uniqueness.

Make a Video

My Mum and Mother in Law are both missing the kids like mad at the moment, so making a video of them full of precious moments and photos would be one of the best gifts we could send them. There are loads of free or cheap video editing apps out there and videos can be emailed over, making them a low-cost, idea full of love and sentiment.

Do you have any great ideas of how to send gifts to your loved ones at the moment? Leave me a comment below!