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These are strange times that we’re living in, that’s for sure. My husband and I have been isolating/social distancing with our pups for almost two weeks. We’re going to be here for a while and are making the most of it! The one thing I miss the most is seeing friends. Not being able to hug them, have a drink after a rough day or catch up over coffee is hard, but Netflix Party Dates, FaceTime Happy Hour’s and Instagram Live Workouts have helped! It can still feel a little lonely at times.
One thing I’ve also found that’s fun is sending a friend a quarantine essentials package. It’s so fun receiving mail, but it’s also fun handpicking out items for friends to enjoy in this lonely period. If you have a friend having a hard time and want to send them some goodies, here are a few ideas:
What to Include in a Quarantine Essentials Package for a Friend
A lot of things on this list involve putting electronics away. There’s nothing better than a glass of wine and working on a puzzle. It’s a great thing to take your mind off what’s going on and put your mind on the task.
Go back to your childhood days and get out your crayons and color! It’s a rather mindless activity that can help with stress, anxiety, and depression. Coloring puts you in a better mood!
If you’re quarantined with someone, play a fun drinking game! Even if you don’t like alcohol, you can play with water, juice, or your favorite soda. It’s just good, clean fun!
Time for a game night! Get competitive with your quarantine partner and battle it out over games like Sorry, Scrabble, Ticket to Ride, or Monopoly.
Let’s be real, we’re all living in our sweats right now. I go from my PJ’s to sweats, to PJ’s again. It’s always fun getting new sweats so it’s nice to include those in the package!
Include fun snacks and treats in your package. Put in candy, chips, nuts, dried fruit, anything to make your BFF feel special and excited opening a box of her favorite things!
If you don’t want to send a box of things, you can always send flowers. Flowers can lift the mood and add some much-needed color to your space when you’re in isolation.
Hillary Conheady says
So many great ideas here! Love the idea of the board games – we’ll definitely be breaking out ours this week!
Aw I absolutely love this! I hadn’t thought about sending a package like this and it’s such a great idea with everyone stuck home right now. I’m going to make ones for a bunch of friends and family members!
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Sarah Lindner says
Love this idea! Hope more people get on board with doing something like this, thanks for sharing! xoxo, Sarah
These are definitely the things I’d add – along with maybe cleaning supplies or paper products! They’re hard to find these days haha.
Melissa Vale says
Love this idea!! I’m gonna suggest some of these ideas for a home game nite with the hubs 🙂
Oh, I love this idea! I’m so going to do this for a friend of mine. Thanks for the great tips!