It’s “Ber” months again. Many are struggling, including you, to find a perfect gift for their family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re probably wishing that you pick gifts like Santa Clause because you’ve been searching all over the internet for the perfect gift. Giving a gift is not the same as before. Pandemic essentials and useful items have now become ‘new normal’ gifts. Here are 10 practical gifts in the new normal that your family and friends will appreciate.
1. Hand Sanitizer
COVID-19 is affecting millions of people globally. Your safety and your loved ones are your priority.
Believe it or not, hand sanitizer is the best gift for this new normal. Instead of giving your loved ones perfume, gift them a hand sanitizer.
Germs and bacteria are everywhere. Everything you touch has unwanted germs. So it is essential to carry hand sanitizer or alcohol.
2. Reusable face masks
A face mask is a must-have for this pandemic because wearing a face mask is mandatory. You can’t go anywhere without wearing one.
Reusable face masks are cheaper and eco-friendly. Reusable masks can be washed and reuse again.
Face masks are not just protection from the virus, but they are also turning into fashion accessories. Reusable face masks are very trendy now. There are so many different styles and colors to choose from.
Gift your loved ones stylish reusable face masks. You’re not just protecting them, but you’re also making them fashionable.
3. Face mask case
It is important that our face masks are always clean. You need to keep it in a clean storage to avoid any contact with unwanted germs.
A face mask case keeps your mask safe and clean. It’s also cheap and customizable.
4. Alcohol dispenser
Alcohol dispenser sounds expensive. But if you have the money, why not gift your loved ones with an alcohol dispenser?
Automatic dispensers are easy and safe to use. You don’t have to apply physical pressure on the dispenser. It’s more sanitary because you don’t have to touch it since it’s automatic. It keeps you from touching unwanted germs.
5. Health & fitness tools
Do you have a friend who likes working out or a friend who wants to work out but doesn’t know where or how to start? If you have, why not give them something that will make their workout better?
Selecting the best fitness gift for your fitness freak friend can be difficult because there are various choices, and you’re unsure if they already have one.
If you think that your friend has every fitness tool, you can give them workout outfits – jogger pants, hoodies, sweatshirts, sneakers, or running shoes. Something that makes them motivated to stay fit.
If your friend is clueless about working out, the best gift for them is a jumping rope. It will help them burn calories and tone up.
A yoga mat is also an option. They can practice yoga while in their home.
6. Skincare products
Skincare products are great gift ideas for someone who likes taking care of their skin.
Our skin is essential to our general health. It is essential to take care of our skin like other organs.
Skincare helps our skin to stay in good condition. Proper care and maintenance can make our skin look better than ever.
But be careful when choosing a skincare product as a gift. Some products might not work or be harmful. If you’re indecisive, choose a mild or organic product.
7. Self-defense essentials
You might be worried when your wife, girlfriend, or sister is out alone because they might experience random attacks by strangers.
Finding the perfect gift for a woman can be challenging with so many great options available. If you are searching for a unique and practical gift, give them something that she can carry and keep her safe.
Self-defense essentials are the most practical gift that you can give to a woman. Give them something they can carry and hide inside their bags- pepper spray, personal alarm, tactical pen, or emergency whistle.
8. Air purifier
If you’re looking to give a practical and extra present this year, a home air purifier can be a great option.
Although an air purifier may not be the first thing you think of when trying to come up with gift ideas, it’s one of the best presents you can give. Using a home air purifier, your loved ones can enjoy cleaner air. As a result, their health can be better. Air purifiers can remove air pollution, helping your friends or family members breathe cleaner and healthier air.
An air purifier is a good gift for someone who suffers from severe allergies, asthma, COPD, or other respiratory conditions. Though we all need clean air to maintain good health, people with these conditions can be negatively affected by even moderate contaminants. So, if you have a friend or family member who suffers from a chronic respiratory problem, an air purifier is a gift that can help that person to improve their overall quality of life.
9. Hobby kit
Most people are stuck in their homes and bored or stressed. One of the best practical gifts is a hobby kit.
You can find a hobby kit online. It can be entertaining, relaxing, and satisfying during a pandemic.
Here are the hobby kits you can gift for your family and friends:
- Coloring Kit – Coloring can relax your brain, like meditating. It allows your mind to rest after a tiring day.
- Diamond painting kit – Diamond painting is sticking a piece of bead one-by-one on a canvas. It is easy, but it takes time and patience to finish a diamond painting. It is perfect for people who like following deadlines.
- DIY soap kit – It’s a great craft gift for all who wish to make unique, organic soaps without investing in materials or equipment.
- Paint-by-number kit – Creating beautiful art can relax a brain. It is easy. Just match the number of the paint to the number on the canvas.
- Macrame kit – Macrame kit is perfect for a friend who’s into a bohemian lifestyle. Macrame making is the art of tying knots in patterns.
10. Care package
Due to community quarantine, it’s impossible to meet with the people you care for and love.
Sending them a care package will make them feel you care for them even you’re not physically around them and it is also a practical gift in this time of the pandemic.
You can buy a care package online, or you can pack it your own. The recipient will find it more exciting and wonderful if they found out that you personalized their care package. But what to fill your care package?
There’s plenty of choices to include in care packages- scented candles, homemade soap, snacks, various tea, self-care essentials, and many more possible things. Make sure to include what they need.
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Written by Catherine Datiles