Right now we have no choice but to social distance and stay away from friends and family, and while this is for the good of everyone, it means that many people, children included, are celebrating their birthdays indoors and away from the people they love the most. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t give amazing gifts and keep up with the birthday etiquette. With that in mind, here are some of the suggestions that you can send out to friends and family, young and old.
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Being in lockdown means that more people are wearing loungewear and pyjamas in their home everyday, so this can make an excellent present for an adult or a child. There are some amazing options out there at the moment. You can look for coordinated sets or even invest in something a listen jazzy and colourful. It might even be animated with their favourite character. Online shops are selling these things and adding to their collections all the time so this could be a great gift for this time we are in.
Staying in means the TV is on, a lot. So why not buy them a DVD to enjoy? It could be a film, maybe a TV box set that you recommend. Children can get extremely bored at this time, so it might be a great way to give their parents a much needed break. Films, series, new or old, find something they may enjoy and send it across to them. It can often be the gift that keeps on giving, now and in the future. DVDs are not an elaborate gift, so this could also be something that you add to hamper that you create filled with their favourite foods.
Food might sound like a boring gift, but these days you can have all sorts sent to the door of your favourite people. Treats may be difficult to come by right now, and some people are not able to leave their homes. Gifts like having pretzels delivered or a cake in the mail could be the perfect pick me up in a time that is very uncertain. A great alternative gift.
Educational games for children can be an excellent choice right now, especially with so many needing to homeschool. While you don’t want to be classed as the parent who is education obsessed some of these games can be quite fun. You have games that range from age 3 and upwards to 10 and 11 year olds so there will be something for everyone. They tend to involve the whole family playing and having fun. In the process if the little one picks up new words or sentences then that is an absolute bonus.
Not everyone is a crafty parent, but with boredom looming for children this could be an excellent gift idea for kids, and parents who again need something to occupy them. They mostly come with instructions and all the things you need. You also have an end goal in sight and something to make, which makes the whole creative thing much easier to handle. Nowadays there are craft sets for adults that include knitting, crocheting and such, so it could be an excellent idea to fill the time while stuck in lockdown and an excellent gift idea.
Let’s hope this has given you some ideas for birthday gifts in the future, especially during this lockdown period.