The Isolation Gift Guide

16 Apr, 20

With the COVID-19 pandemic turning everyone’s life upside down and forcing everyone to bunker down at home, we are faced with challenging ways to stay connected with friends and family.

While isolation has temporarily stopped us from physically celebrating birthdays and anniversaries with loved ones, we can still send our well wishes virtually.

Online gifting while social distancing is the perfect way to keep close together while staying apart.

Here’s a Isolation Gift Guide with ideas to keep celebrating special occasions and to instantly send the perfect gift to loved ones.

Milestone Birthdays

COVID-19 has caused an abrupt halt on all types of celebrations, particularly birthdays. If you have a close friend or relative who is due to celebrate a milestone birthday this year, they may be particularly disheartened.

By sending them a virtual gift, you can help cheer them up. Let them know how disappointed you are that you can’t be there to celebrate their special day with them.

It won’t be quite the same as the big bash they were planning to have, but it is guaranteed to make them smile.

Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner in May, your mum or grandmother would love a beautifully designed gift card. Especially one that gives them the gift of choice. They can use the card in over 37 million stores online, or if they choose to, in store.

For the bookworm Mum, she can use her prepaid Mastercard for an audiobook or e-Book subscription. If Grandma likes to stay busy with new hobbies, she can use her virtual gift card to sign up for an online art or knitting class.

Presents for Grandchildren

Are you a grandparent missing those big hugs and sloppy kisses from your grandchildren?

Phone and video calls help ease the pain from being apart but it’s just not quite the same.

Let your grandkids know how much you miss them by sending a gift card. Personalise it with a family photo with all of you together. It will be a message full of love, conveying how much you’re looking forward to being reunited.

Parents who are stuck at home with bored children will be grateful for the gift! It gives the kids the opportunity to shop online for new toys, board games and puzzles.

Weddings

What would usually be a festive celebration for most happy couples, weddings have become a low-key affair with only 5 guests allowed at a ceremony.

Couples who had to abruptly change their wedding plans and have no guests, will appreciate congratulatory wishes from family and friends. Send them a special virtual wedding gift card to commemorate their special day.

You will also give them the precious gift of choice. They can start their new lives together using their prepaid card at any online shop in the world that accepts Mastercard.

 Sending love during lockdown

During these challenging times of self-isolation and lockdown, we all need some human interaction and social contact.

Being stuck at home doesn’t have to restrict you from showing someone you care. Sending gifts during isolation is simple and quick with Gift Card Store.

It’s a heartfelt, thoughtful gesture loved ones will truly appreciate during these uncertain times.

Click here to send a gift card to your loved ones today.

About the Author

Grace is a freelance writer with over 25 years’ experience in business, having held senior roles in marketing, finance through to sales.

Graduating from the Australian National University, Grace spent 10 years working with multi-nationals in Asia. She is multi-lingual, fluent in Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.

On returning to Australia, she then carved out a successful career in financial services, IT and telecommunications.

In addition, Grace has run her own small business focused on issues such as parenting, financial literacy and digital security.

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