With businesses shuddered and public gatherings called off, there has certainly been a damper on celebrations in the wake of the COVID-19 crises. This has been especially true for birthday celebrations. But just because we have to put parties on hold, for now, doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate, right?
Family members and friends that we love and care about may be isolated in their homes due to quarantine and stay-at-home orders, but we cannot forget their birthdays. No matter what is going on in the world, birthdays are cause for celebration, love, and joy, as we honor the birth of the important people in our lives.
Do you know someone special that will be spending their birthday alone this year? We have some unique ways to cheer them up and to let them know how special they are. The Bradford Exchange captures all of the immense love and joy that defines a birthday celebration and wraps it up in our distinctive gifts. It’s like a birthday party in a box, and all in their honor. Scroll down to see some of our favorite gifts for a quarantine birthday party.
1. Forever Disney Women’s Hoodie
What if you could enlist Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck to wish your loved one a magical birthday. You can do exactly that with this stylish women’s hoodie licensed from Disney. All her favorite characters are featured in the enchanting artwork, enhanced with sparkling silver glitter. And just imagine how comforting her birthday will be when she slips into the coziness of the handcrafted easy-care cotton material and puts the soft jersey-lined hood over her head. For Disney fans, this is a perfect quarantine birthday gift.
2. Harmony of Life Essential Oils Collection
What if you could give the gift of peace and tranquility for their birthday this year? This unique collection lets you do just that, and it’s a gift that keeps giving, during the time of quarantine and beyond. Start this subscription plan in their name and they will receive sets of 100 percent essential oils, an illuminated diffuser graced with Thomas Kinkade’s art, a traditional reed diffuser, informative fact cards and more, with a new issue of more essential oils and fact cards arriving at their home about every other month or two. Sharing the self-care and wellness benefits of aromatherapy and helping them de-stress is probably one of the best birthday gifts you can give right now.
3. Thomas Kinkade Artistic Escapes Coloring Kit Collection
Did you know that coloring relieves stress and lets you escape to a place where your artistic side can be expressed? What an amazing gift that would be to share with someone spending their birthday alone. This unique collection features individual kits that include Artist Templates of 5 great works of Thomas Kinkade art on artist-quality paper, 12 artist-quality colored pencils, and a full-color guide so they can learn how to create like the Painter of Light™ himself, or explore these masterpieces on their own.
4. Forever My Friend Necklace
One of the most significant things you can do for someone during this time is to let them know you are their friend and that you are thinking about them. Even if your friend is feeling lonely on their birthday, you can give them the assurance that they are never alone and remind them that they are loved when you give them this meaningful friendship necklace. Gleaming in solid sterling silver, the pendant features a sculpted open heart interlocked with an infinity symbol that expresses, along with the engraved sentiment, that she is your forever friend. It even arrives with a velvet jeweler’s pouch and gift box for an ideal birthday surprise.
5. Celebration Table Centerpiece with Personalized Card
An instant celebration, this centerpiece will certainly brighten their birthday (and all the days after). The bountiful Always in Bloom® flower arrangement is bursting with vivid colors, captured in hand-made roses, snapdragons and daisies, accented with a “Celebrate” florist’s pick. Presented in a genuine crystal vase of cobalt blue, the entire thing lights up to enhance the celebration. Plus, you can personalize a custom “Happy Birthday” card with their name for the perfect finishing touch to their gift. With most of us stuck inside, this gorgeous gift lets your loved one bring the much-needed beauty of spring into their home for a wonderful birthday celebration. And the best part? This everlasting bouquet will not fade, so she will enjoy it for as long as she takes care of it and you will put a smile on her face every time she looks at it.
Remember, uncertain times do not limit our opportunities to share hope with those we love. Birthdays are important celebrations that should be and can be recognized, no matter what is going on outside our doors. We hope these suggestions help inspire you to reach out to all your favorite people observing birthdays during times of the coronavirus. It is precisely this kind of thoughtful gesture we all need to keep moving forward every day. But especially on our birthday.Birthdays in Quarantine: 5 Gifts to Send Friends Spending the Day Alone by The Bradford Exchange