Know someone who is currently in lockdown or feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders? Surprise them with gifts that will brighten their day.
With Australia experiencing another wave of Covid lockdowns, the mood sweeping the nation is beginning to feel quite sombre. Approximately 13 million people, half the population of Australia is in lockdown, and for those fortunate to not be in lockdown, most will know someone who is.
Lockdown is hard for everyone, but it’s especially difficult for people living by themselves. With no company, a lockdown can begin to feel isolating and lonely.
If you know someone who is currently in lockdown or feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders, surprise them with a gift that will brighten their day. These four affordable, lockdown approved gifts can be sent directly to their letterbox and are guaranteed to bring happiness to their day and yours.
4 gifts to send to your loved ones during lockdown
Gift of Seeds
Gardening is a wonderful activity to do in lockdown that gets you out of the house and in the sunshine, surrounded by nature and breathing in the fresh air. There’s nothing quite like a dose of nature to boost endorphins and clear the fog from your mind.
Although lockdown confines people to their homes, you can still receive nature’s therapeutic benefits through gardening whether it’s in your garden, on your courtyard or balcony, or from inside your home. Gardening has many therapeutic benefits. Studies have found it can help to alleviate the symptoms of conditions such as depression and anxiety, and reduce anger, fear and stress, while improving physical health by reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
There’s also no better feeling than opening your mailbox to find a letter or package sent from a loved one. In a technology-driven world, receiving a card, letter, or package from a loved one in the mailbox is a wonderful and simple way to bring happiness to someone’s day.
With that in mind, sending a Gift of Seeds to someone in lockdown is sure to boost their spirits. A Gift of Seeds cleverly combines a greeting card and a gift of seeds which can be posted to anyone in Australia for the cost of only two stamps.
Sending someone seeds to grow while they’re in lockdown will not only give them an activity to complete, but it will continue to bring them joy every day as they care for their seeds and watch them grow.
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Pop Up Pot and Gift of Seeds
If your loved one doesn’t have a garden, you might want to send them a complete gardening kit with a Pop Up Pot with a Gift of Seeds. Pop Up Pots are origami style pots that assemble with a quick pop and a push. They can be used both indoors and outside as a pot plant sleeve or the seeds can be planted directly into them.
As Pop Up Pots and Gift of Seeds are flat, they can also be inserted into a C5 envelope and posted anywhere in Australia for the cost of a large letter.
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Practising mindfulness and focusing on the present moment can help people who are struggling with the mental and emotional impacts of lockdowns. Many people turn to yoga and meditation to achieve mindfulness, however, there are many other activities that can provide the same results. Craft activities are an alternative activity that can help to achieve mindfulness. The simple art of being in the present moment and focusing on the task at hand can help with mindfulness.
Flower pressing is a wonderful craft activity that can bring mindfulness by connecting a person with nature in a creative way. The actions of picking flowers from the garden, gently arranging them on the layers of the flower press and then patiently waiting for them to dry can help a person be more present.
For a person in lockdown, a flower press is a gift that will continue to bring them joy for many months as they learn how to press flowers and use them to create cards or botanical decorations for the home.
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Gift of Seeds Subscription
If you really want to surprise your loved one, give them a gift that will deliver happiness for 6 or 12 months with a Sow ‘n Sow Gift of Seeds Subscription. Every month for 6 or 12 months the recipient will receive one Gift of Seeds – a cleverly designed greeting card with a packet of seeds to form a gift that grows. Each pack is beautifully illustrated by Melbourne artist Daniella Germain and includes a packet of seeds suitable for Australia’s seasons and sowing times, tearaway plant label, sowing instructions, and an envelope for mailing or gifting purposes.
The results of growing flowers, vegetables and herbs will not only give the recipient a bunch of blooms or fresh produce to enjoy but growing them also gives them a regular activity to do in lockdown. Caring for plants and seeing them grow from seed is a wonder and a joy.
Even if the recipient doesn’t have a backyard, all of the varieties included in the subscription can be grown in pots on a balcony or windowsill.
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