Everyone is trying to come to terms with the loneliness of lockdown and the ensuing new not-so-normal, normal. Why not make your loved one’s day that much brighter? Discover 5 gifts that are guaranteed to make your loved one smile during the lockdown.
1.Crystals: Rose Quartz Healing Heart Crystal, £8.99, www.thepsychictree.co.uk
Okay, some may call this hippie. However, crystals have been used for centuries, due to their healing properties. Many people swear by them and their popularity keeps soaring. Celebs such as Adele, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow keep them close to hand, for all occasions. Whether you think its tosh or are a firm believer, gifting a healing crystal is certain to make your loved one smile. I just gifted my children, mum and nan crystals – they didn’t cost much but their smiles were priceless.
2. A Face Mask: Boden 3-Pack Multicolour, £20, www.boden.co.uk
The government state that face masks must now be worn. Why not cheer up your family member or friend with a super pretty one? There is now a wide variety from which to choose, but I love this set from Boden. £5 from each sale goes to the charity Helpforce too, so you are doing a bit to help.
3.Aery Positive Energy Candle, £24.99, www.totem.com
This vegan candle is encompassed in delicate essential oils. These are specifically combined to unite and enlighten your senses with positive vibes – and is certain to make that someone special’s day. The gorgeous 100% natural soy candle includes amber, pink grapefruit, lemon, mint, woody vetiver and violet leaf. This beautiful candle creates a feeling of ultimate wellbeing to uplift even the most fed up of moods.
4.Birth Flower Seed Box, £23, By the Gluttonous Gardener, www.notonthehighstreet.com
What a cool gift for anyone!. Cheer up your children, nan, or those who you feel need that extra boost with this inspirational and motivational pressie. Inside you will find a packet of seeds to grow their birthday flowers. The gift also features an engraved slate with the recipients’ name and birthday to hang in their soon-to-be blooming garden. Although this is down as a birthday gift, I think it would be great to receive any time of year. This will give your loved one a smile and something else to think about for a while.
5. Personalised ‘Things We Love About’ Our Friend Print, by Coconut Grass, £9.95, www.notonthehighstreet.com
Nothing gives someone a boost like letting them know why you value them. Simply enter the reasons (funny or caring), into each box and the name of that incredible someone in your life. Hey presto, a perfect gift guaranteed to make them smile!