My sister Rebecca is one of my heroes—she’s a dedicated nurse, a loving wife, the best sister, a dedicated daughter, and the most amazing mom to my 16-month-old nephew. Even in the best of times, she does it all—but now especially, I’m even more in awe of her than usual.
We both live in Chicago, so we normally get to see each other a lot. We love Bachelor wine nights every week, Shake Shack lunches as often as possible, and hours laughing with her husband, their baby, and glasses of wine (or bourbon). It’s now been a whole month since I’ve seen them—and while that’s not a long time in the scheme of life, it’s a VERY long time for two sisters who are used to seeing each other several times a week.
During this crazy (and scary) time of social-distancing, I’m willing to bet there’s someone you’re missing in particular too. Whether it’s a family member, a best friend, a significant other, or a coworker, there’s probably someone in your life you’re thinking of a little extra. As much as I wish I could share a table and a bottle of wine with my sister right now, I can’t—but I can send her a little something to let her know I’m thinking of her. Here, I’m sharing the ideas I’ve had for gifts to send ALL the special people in my life I’m missing.
Personally, I think this just might be the best item on the list. This four-pack of cult-favorite masks (from an Everygirl-favorite brand!) is 50 percent off, highly effective, AND donates 100 percent of its proceeds to providing masks for frontline healthcare workers. A gift for your loved one PLUS the knowledge that you're helping? Now that's the dream.
We love Small Packages Co. because it's a small, woman-owned business—AND because the packages they create and ship out are nothing short of curated perfection. You pick a theme, then pick a price point—you can choose if you want to pay $35, $50, or $100 for different boxes. I love the self-care option, but there are LOTS to choose from!
When you're stressed (or even when you're not), few things feel better than letting out a few choice four-letter words. While it's not always appropriate to blurt one out, it IS appropriate to color outside the lines in the safety of your own home. This coloring book can serve as a much-deserved release!
Snail mail of any kind is the best to get—but sending cards through a delivery service guarantees that neither the sender nor recipient has to leave their home. These adorable ready-to-send cards are sure to bring a smile—OR you can upload your own photos and designs and send those!
For half the price of its not-on-sale counterpart, your loved one can experience the ultimate joy and comfort of Barefoot Dreams—one of our absolute favorite brands for all things cozy. This throw is the perfect size for one (or for snuggling with a live-in quarantine buddy), and it comes in two colors. I'm considering buying this one for myself!