9 Gift Ideas for Family and Friends You Can’t See in Person

9 Gift Ideas for Family and Friends You Can’t See in Person

When you can’t be with friends or family during the holidays, you want to send them an ultra special gift that lets them know you’re thinking of them. After all, you can be together in spirit even though you can’t be together in real life! Use these ideas to spark your imagination and come up with the perfect gift.

Cocktail Gift Sets

A nice glass of wine or evening cocktail would be a great way to spend the holidays with a friend or family member, but when that’s not possible, try the next best thing. Buy a cocktail gift set that comes with glasses, mixers, and garnishes for the perfect cocktail. You could also make your own DIY set for a special signature drink. Or, purchase a set of nice wine glasses and send it along with a favorite bottle of wine and wait for the joy. Better yet, get a cocktail or wine gift set for yourself and enjoy a virtual drink over video chat together.

Matching Clothing or Pajamas

Knowing something is the same for you and someone far away can be a special way to bring you close and strengthen your bond as family or friends. One great idea to send for the holidays is a favorite item of clothing or cozy flannel PJs. The trick to this gift that makes it extraordinary? Buy the same item for yourself (in your own size, of course), and the two of you will know you’re together in the heart whenever you put the item on. Great cozy choices for the holidays include items like matching pajamas, cashmere women's sweaters, turtlenecks fleece jackets, hoodies, fleece pants, and scarves or gloves.

Cozy, Comfy Throw Blanket

Nothing is better than cozying up with a soft fleece throw blanket after a long day! Whether your friend or family member prefers to sip hot cocoa in front of the fireplace or enjoy a hot toddy in front of a classic Christmas movie, a throw blanket will be a well-appreciated gift for those people you won’t see in person over the holidays.

The Perfect Flannel Sheets

Another cozy item that is sure to be loved by the gift recipient is a new set of flannel sheets. These fall and winter staples come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, so you can get something for everyone, no matter their decorating style or design preferences. These are a thoughtful gift for several reasons. People may be so busy shopping for others that they neglect to get new sheets. It’s also a little different from some of the more common holiday gifts, so you can rest assured your gifting something unique.

Plush Robes and Comfy Slippers

Spoil your friends and family with the gift of a new robe and set of slippers this year! Give them a touch of homey luxury with these everyday essentials by choosing cozy fleece robes and fleece-lined slippers. With the myriad of colors, styles, and prints available in these evening and weekend staples, there’s sure to be something that works for every friend and family member you can’t visit in person this year.

Monogrammed Bath Towels

Who doesn’t love the feel of a soft, plush new towel right after a shower? Your friends and family will be overjoyed when they open up a brand new set of towels from you. Make the gift even better by getting them personalized. You can find monogramming available at select retailers so you can give them a present that is tailored just for them. Monogrammed bath towels make the perfect gift.

Holiday Scented Candles

Scented candles never get old! These are the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Not only do they add a special touch to the atmosphere of the holidays, but they can also help relieve stress and create a relaxing environment. Give your loved ones a gift that encourages peace and relaxation by gifting a scented candle or candle set this season. You can choose from options like candle tins, small votives, pillar candles, jar candles, and specialty sets for the perfect present. Candles are also the ideal gift for the person who has everything or that person who is hard to buy for.

Subscription Gifts

Subscription gift boxes are a gift that keeps on giving, so the people in your life will know you’re thinking of them long after the holidays. There’s no fuss with packaging since subscriptions are sent directly to the recipient. Choose from things like food subscriptions to luxury bath items to games (and more).

Virtual Gift Cards

Virtual gift cards are arguably one of the easiest, but still thoughtful, gifts to send to those you care about for the holidays but can’t see in person. It saves you on shipping costs and any hassle to send physical items, plus it gives the recipient the freedom to choose their own items. These are also a great last-minute gift idea to sent to friends and family you can’t see over the holidays because they can get a virtual gift from you in just seconds!

Send the Perfect Thoughtful Gift to Loved Ones You Won’t See

Although you may not be able to see one another in person, sending friends and family members a thoughtful gift can bring you together. Keep the spirit of the season alive with one of these ideas.

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