5 Unique Gift Ideas For Long-Distance Family Members And Friends

by | Nov 27, 2020 | Gift Guide

Special time with loved ones is often what makes life memorable. But with the (MCO) orders in place across our state and country, coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way we interact with everyone, including our family and friends.
 
With the banned gatherings and mandated social distancing for safety, it has become increasingly challenging to spend some time and stay in touch with our loved ones. Parties and get-togethers have been cancelled and vacations have been put on hold-losing all the fun of being together and enjoy the moment.
 
With the holidays rolling in, a lot of us are going to be feeling this even more but, just because our family and friends can’t join us at the table, doesn’t mean we can’t connect with them and make their holiday feel specialHere are 5 unique gift ideas that’ll help you to stay connected with your family and friends for holidays, no matter where you are:

 Photo Book to Relive Good Times

Being at a distance might make it harder to share new experiences, but it doesn’t keep us from reliving the old. So why not create a photo book and take everyone back to the meaningful moments you’ve had together?
As we all know, nothing can make us feel closer, loved, cared and connected than the presence of someone in going through every phase of our life. Most often, those who will be as a pillar of support and be with us through thick and thin are usually our family and friends. They knew everything about us, from our reactions, behaviours and from favourite things to the things we hate the most.
 
But when we’re living away from them, their absence can make us miss out on noticing some new changes in their life events, habits and more that’ll create a gap. To make sure that you can stay connected with them no matter where you are, it’s important to remind them of the beautiful bond you share with them.
Make a photo book with all the best moments you’ve shared with them and send it to let them know that they’re in your mind. Filled with beautiful memories and your effort of collecting and creating a photo book just for them, will definitely make them feel loved, cared and appreciated that can help you to stay connected with them.

Family Or Friendship Wall Art

If you’re not sure if photo book will be the best gift for your family or friend, beautiful wall art of something that’ll remind them you are sure to work the magic.

Find the photos that you think will be the highlight of the moments that shows the bond you share with them and print them out to turn them into a gift for your loved ones. As wall art, decor items are something that usually people display at noticeable places at home or personal spaces, they can be a daily reminder of your love for them.

Whether they choose to place them on the walls of the living room, bedroom or any corner of the house, every time they look at the wall art of your best moments they can get a sense of closeness and keep you on their mind.

 

Give a Huggable Form Of Memories

Just because you’re in distance and they can’t hug you in person, it doesn’t mean that they can’t hug a photo pillow with your photo.

There are times they really want to see you or want to give you a warm hug. But when you’re miles away it’s not possible. Hence, gifting them a huggable photo pillow with your photo can help you in giving them the comfort of your love and memories.

Also, the photo pillow will always remind them about you every time they look or use the photo pillow, which will keep you stay connected with them no matter where you are.

 Stylish Coasters

Another gift that can make your family members or friends remember you and feel connected is the personalised coaster. With the combination of both practical and fun, personalised coasters can be a good conversation starter that’ll make you the highlight of the story.

Although you’re in distance, talking about you by showing the coasters that specially made for them can increase the affection they have for you- as they’ll be reminded of the effort you’ve taken to show your love and care for them, no matter where you are. This will ensure you’ll stay connected by heart although you’re miles away.

So, get creative with your coasters and print a set of fun family photos, family sayings or jokes to make it more fun and exciting for your loved ones to receive.

Family Or Friendship Story Calendar Cards 

Keeping in touch with family and friends starts with keeping them in your thoughts —all year-round.

Get them a personalised calendar card that can help them to remember the good times you’ve shared together and for the new experiences, you’re going to make.

Personalising the calendar cards by adding photos of your memories together on each of the cards-following the month, can take them back to the moments and help them to track their birthdays, anniversaries, and beyond. This will make your bond stronger and build a bridge to the gap you’re facing.


Now that you’ve read and got to know the 5 gifts that can help you to stay connected, we hope you could overcome the distance and keep in touch with your loved ones, beyond the miles. If you feel inspired and want to browse through more unique gifts for your loved ones, feel free to visit our Pixajoy website. 

 

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