Cheering someone up is no easy feat. Sometimes the reasons are small, and sometimes they are soul-crushing. No matter what a loved one is dealing with, a kind gesture, a token of remembrance, or simply a warm hug can remind them that they are not alone. However now, when the world is battling a pandemic and most of us are affected — directly or indirectly — it has put a pause on our in-person contacts. Gifting each other something thoughtful, comforting or simply fun can re-establish that human connection that we’re all missing so much lately.
While a gift for a loved one going through a hard time isn’t going to put a stop to their gloom or grief, it will be a pleasant surprise for them, give them a reason to smile, and remind them that they’re not alone.
Here are some budget-friendly gifting ideas for cheering someone up.
Books are a great tool to uplift one’s mood and even pull someone out from a sense of despair. And the best bit? They don’t cost a bomb!
The healthy dose of a self-care book, the riveting pleasure of a fiction, a light reading of a graphic novel, an absorbing collection of poetry or a simple feel-good picture book like this one — your choices are endless. You could send them a physical copy or opt for digital versions such as ebooks and audiobooks.
- A box of tea
Gifting tea to someone you want to cheer up is almost a no-brainer. Teas, especially some variants like the Chamomile tea or ginger infused tea, are proven relaxants and known to alleviate stress. Keeping in mind that low mood is often accompanied by other less-than-pleasant experiences such as inability to sleep, restlessness, and anxiety etc., your gift of tea can help them unwind and feel better in more ways than one.
You can find some beautifully packed tea gift sets here.
- A journal
During times of stress, it can be calming and deeply satisfying to be able to ‘self-reflect’. And, a journal provides that space for introspection. You can easily find a simple but high-quality notebooks for less than $20, while you might have a shell out a bit more for something more artsy.
- Gift hampers
Hampers are an all-time favourite things to gift when you can’t decide on a specific gift item. These bundles are a perfect way to show someone you care and that you’re there for them. Check out gift hampers from Pearsons Gifting — there’s something for every mood, occasion, or person in your life. And, we deliver to every corner of Australia.
- Art supplies
For the creative kind, new art supplies can be a wonderful gift. But they are not just for the artistic ones. A set of pens, doodling book, sketchbook, calligraphy sets, stickers etc. make for a great gift for someone who’s having a stressful time or needs some form of mood lifting.
Check out this online shop that offers a huge range of art supplies you can pick from and send to a loved one anywhere in Australia.
With these gifts, you can easily put a smile on someone’s face.