The last 12 months have been a terrible time to have a birthday. Unfortunately, everyone has had to. Today we’re taking a look at how you can make the best of a birthday celebration under quarantine restrictions, whether you’re giving a gift or receiving one.
Up Your Gift Game
For the most part, we’re only able to give gifts by post at the moment, ordering plain cardboard boxes from huge online retailers with our best guess at what the person might like inside. If this is the only way you can send a gift, then it’s time to make sure that gift is really worthwhile.
Think about subscription gifts – letting someone know you’ve chosen something for them that will arrive every week or every month in the future gives them something to look forward to in a time that can easily feel flat. It also shows how well you know them and their passions. Sending a personalised card notifying a keen scrapbooker that the sort of high quality papercraft subscription box uk art companies are supplying will be arriving at their door on the first of each month until the autumn is a great way to show them you care as well as providing fuel for their passion!
How Can You Treat Yourself?
If your birthday is coming up, take some time to think about how you can treat yourself under the restrictions that currently exist. Even if you’re in the midst of the most extreme lockdown, you can find something that can make the day seem a little different and special.
Whether it’s taking the day off work, going for a longer walk than usual to see something new or treating yourself to a higher class of takeaway. Anything you can do to make the day seem a little different will make it stand out in your memory and mark it as a special day – even if it’s not as special as usual.
You might not be able to meet for a party or a meal, but it’s still worth making plans to see friends on your birthday. It’s fortunate that networking technology has never been in a better place, so you have lots of options for seeing your friends, and lots of things to do on that video call.
Rather than just having a chat you could play games – these don’t have to be complicated online games or even simple ones! Basic pen and paper games, or word games that you might play with kids on a long car journey are a great way to structure and liven up a video call. If you want to get really ambitious, you could run a murder mystery party online and make it a really special day!