5 Lockdown Friendly Gift Ideas

With the ongoing pandemic altering every aspect of our lives, it is more important than ever to rely on each other for support and try to maintain the important relationships in our lives the best that we can.   

It seems merely impossible to show our love and appreciate for others the way we typically do, which is why we’ve compiled a list to make it easier for you. These 5 lockdown friendly gift ideas are low maintenance, affordable, sustainable and a great way to show your loved ones you’re still thinking of them.   


1.     Creative Virtual Classes


Immerse yourself in a fun and relaxing virtual class, where you can discover new passions or develop an existing skill. Virtual classes are a great way to gift an experience from the comfort of your home. The Phoenix Centre provides live zoom classes for watercolour painting, visual journaling and cabochon-stone setting at phoenixcenterforthearts.org  

Craftsy.com also arrange online classes that provide detailed instructions to help you navigate and learn techniques for painting with watercolours, these are great for those who want to learn a new skill and find a new hobby.  


2.   Letterbox Bouquets  


Letterbox flowers are a thoughtful gesture to give for any occasion. bloomandwild.com offer letterbox flowers with next day delivery, perfect for last minute gifts. They also focus on sustainability and pride themselves on their responsible supply chain, as well as making their letterbox packaging 100% recyclable and making their ribbons from recycled bottles.  


3.     RoHo Covid-Care Kit  


Here at RoHo we have the perfect Covid-Care kit full of essential and meaningful items anyone would love. Each kit includes an Amani Coin Purse, an I love Education Bracelet, a handmade Kitenge Face Mask & a note with the saying, "Distance means so little when friendship means so much". This caring gift is perfect to uplift anyone who you think needs it.  


4.     A Donation 


RoHo have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans, each mask sold now provides 25 meals for our vulnerable artisans and their families.  

With everyone constantly needing masks, what better than to pair this with a donation, making it the perfect feel-good gift.  


5.     Quarantine Self-Care Kits  


Support a small business by purchasing an eco-friendly self-care kit. While caring for a loved one, you are simultaneously supporting a small business and protecting the environment. Now more than ever, self-care is vital in maintaining a routine throughout quarantine. This gift is one that would be appreciated by anyone.