Outside of Zoom happy hours (opens in new tab) and phone calls, it can be hard to show love and support to our family and friends we haven't seen in months. There's a lot of debate about whether or not we should be buying and spending right now, but if you have the means, consider sending one of these gift sets, below, as a care package to a friend or family member to let them know you're thinking of them. Not only will you spark joy, you'll also help support retail businesses—large and small—that are struggling during these rough times.
Snowe Home Classic Spa Set
This apartment is a hotel now. Encourage your BFF to pretend she's on a staycation by giving her Snowe's incredibly plush robe and natural soy Staycation candle that's a mixture of tonka beans and cardamom.
Book of the Month Plan
Instead of overwhelming retailers like Amazon for book purchases, consider gifting a Book of the Month subscription, where a friend or family member will get to choose from five new, buzzy books every month.
Voluspa Japonica 12 Candle Archive Gift Set
There's never been a better time to gift a luxe Voluspa 12-candle set. Just try not to use all of the candles in two weeks.
Richer Poorer Women's Bestseller Pack
You can never have too many bralettes. Inspire your friend to lounge around the house in Richer Poorer's super cute bralette and boxers. (That is, when she doesn't have any scheduled Zoom meetings for the day.)
Gaiam Cushion & Support Yoga Kit
She'll become much more motivated to participate in those virtual workout classes when she has a pretty yoga mat and block at her disposal. Take a class together to feel even more connected.
Peter Thomas Roth The A-List Kit
Behold self-care at its finest thanks to Peter Thomas Roth's six-piece kit filled with the brand's bestselling products that will cleanse, exfoliate, soothe, treat, and moisturize skin.
Moon & Jai High Vibe Home Ritual Kit
If she's a spiritual junkie, she'll appreciate this home ritual kit that includes crystals, Palo Santo, matches, and a feather to help manifest and focus on her goals. If not now, when?
If you really want to go all out, send a friend or family member a FabFitFun box that comes with eight to 10 products valued at over $200. If they already have a subscription, you can give them an e-card with a custom gift amount to help pay for the subscription.
Jack Black Clean & Cool Body Basics
Nudge the man in your life (dad, boyfriend, grandpa, brother, uncle, whomever) to upgrade his self-care routine with a little help from this Jack Black grooming set that comes with body wash, lotion, and deodorant.
Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Assortment
Keep small companies like Levain Bakery in New York City alive by shipping an assortment of its delicious cookies to a friend or family member. (Then also send a package to yourself because you deserve it.) It's the perfect birthday treat when you can't be there to celebrate in person.
Lush USA Good Vibes Bath Set
Help them unwind after a long day with Lush's "Good Vibes" bath set that comes with a bath bomb, bubble bar, and lip scrub.
The Gray Malin at the Parker Playing Card Set
After she's completed every puzzle she owns and then some, send her this chic Gray Malin playing card set so she can beat her roommate in poker. It also makes for a great piece of coffee table decor.
Anthropologie Tea Ritual Gift Set
We all have that one friend who doesn't drink coffee. (Can't relate.) Since she's not heading to Starbucks to get her green tea anytime soon, present her with this minimalist tea ritual gift set that includes a chamomile grow kit, tea mug, strainer, and a lid.
ACQUA DI PARMA Advent Calendar Set
Who says advent calendars are only for the holidays? Instead of giving her one big bag of goodies, go all out with this Acqua Di Parma advent calendar from the luxury beauty brand, and she'll be surprised everyday with a new candle, lotion, or perfume.
Terrain Succulent Garden in a Wood Trough
Bring the succulents straight to her door in this wood trough. Maybe she'll actually be able to keep them alive now that she won't be leaving the house.
Creatively Calm Studios Adult Coloring Books Set
Coloring is proven to relieve stress. Send the creative in your life this bestselling three-pack adult coloring book to help take their mind off of everything going on for a little while.
Mrs. Prindable's Caramel Apple Gift Set
Nobody on this planet ever hated receiving a chocolate caramel apple gift set as a way to say "I miss you..."
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