We all go through bad patches, whether it’s losing a job, coming out of a long relationship, losing someone we love or generally just feeling down.
But although it’s hard to see someone we love going through a time like this, there are some simple ways you can brighten up their day and reach out to them. Little care packages with gifts, thoughtful cards and messages can really help bring a smile to their face. And thanks to the numerous courier services available, sending a parcel has never been easier.
So here are some of my top ‘cheer up’ gift ideas:
A Feel Good Film
Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of escapism to help you get through the day. And what better way than to enjoy a feel-good film?
There are so many different films out there that relate to various subjects in our lives, and all can provide us with important messages that help us make sense of what’s going on.
Here’s a list of some of the best on offer, and why not send this along with some chocolate, some popcorn and a blanket for the ultimate movie night? You could invite yourself round to enjoy it with them, too!
A Spa Gift Card
If you feel like your friend needs some time out to really relax and unwind, what better way than with a trip to the spa? With so many great offers available for day trips and overnight stays, you can soon find something in your local area.
A Photo Album
Should your friend be feeling a little down in the dumps following a breakup or difficult time in their life, why not show them all they have to be happy about with a photo album? Pictures say a thousand words and by just showing them how much they mean to you with your favourite pictures, it’ll give them a really positive boost.
A Cuddly Toy
OK, this may sound a little childish, but don’t we all like to revert back to that every once in a while? Find a cute cuddly toy in your friend’s favourite character or something quite funny and send it to them to give them a virtual hug from you. This is great if you live away from your friend and can’t always be there to give them a hug when they need it.
Candles can work for a number of different people. For example, an aromatherapy candle is great for someone who needs help relaxing and unwinding. Or, a candle can be quite a poignant gift for someone who’s just lost someone. Tell them to light it every time they think of the person they’ve just lost and let it be a symbol of love and hope.
Sending your loved one a package with one of these gifts, or one of your own choice, is a great way to show them that you’re there and are thinking of them. Sometimes, that’s all someone needs when they’re feeling lost and alone.