As the lockdown continues, it may feel like we’re missing out on our favourite special occasions, from birthdays and graduations to engagements and new arrivals. However, while we can’t be with our loved ones on these days, that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be celebrated.
For those wondering how they can still make the most of these special occasions, we’ve picked our favourite ways to celebrate at a distance, all of which are available with a One4all Gift Card!
Fun and Fizz
For many people, nothing marks a special occasion like popping open a nice bottle of bubbly. If your loved one has an achievement or life-event worth celebrating, then having a luxurious hamper of their favourite fizz and chocolates delivered to their door is a lovely way to make them feel special. Why not join them on a video call with your own drink of choice to really mark the occasion?
Prosecco Duo and Chocolates Gift Box, £40.00 from John Lewis
What’s a party without balloons? Just because you might not be able to have guests round for birthdays, doesn’t mean your home shouldn’t be party ready. For those celebrating their birthday in lockdown, kitting out the house with these gorgeous balloons from New Look is sure to put a smile on their face and show them just how much you care.
Ginger Ray Balloon Arch Kit, £19.99, from New Look
Heartfelt and Handmade
At this difficult time, it’s the simplest of gestures that can mean the most. Sending someone a heartfelt note, to congratulate them on some good news or to let them know how proud of them you are, is such a thoughtful way to celebrate a special occasion. Making handmade gift cards will not only add a personal touch to your cards, it’s also a great way for you and the little ones to get creative.
Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap, £14.99, from Waterstones
A Vibrant Bouquet of Flowers
No matter what the occasion, everybody loves receiving flowers. M&S offer a range of stunning flowers and plants that you can have delivered to your loved one’s home. Gifting a bouquet of flowers is a lovely way to treat someone and celebrate a special day, while bringing some brightness to the home in these difficult times.
Spending time away from our friends and family is difficult, but it also reminds us just how much we love and care for them. Whether to celebrate a special occasion or simply the wonderful people that you have in your life, create a photobook with pictures of some of your favourite memories. Photobooks are such thoughtful gifts, while the time spent making it allows you to reflect on the great times you’ve had with those most important to you.
6x4” Layflat Photo Book, starting at £5.99 from Boots