3 Thoughtful Birthday Gifts for When You Have to Be Apart

This year hasn’t been easy in a variety of ways. But, one of the hardest things for most people has been having to stay away from family and friends. There is a light at the end of the tunnel now, but we still have a long way to go before things get back to “normal”. 

If you’ve been missing out on celebrations with the people you love, you’re not alone. But, that doesn’t mean you still can’t make special events feel important and make someone feel happy. 

We’ve talked before about great gifts to send from afar. But, what about birthday gifts, when you really want to surprise someone you care about, but can’t see them in person? 

The reality is most people like being surprised on their birthday. Thankfully, it’s still easy to do that, even if you’re hundreds of miles apart. 

So, what are some thoughtful gifts you can send to someone on their birthday to make the day special – even when you’re not with them? 

Custom Drinks

Is the person you love an avid Coca-Cola drinker? Do they have a specialty soda they enjoy? Maybe they even enjoy a craft beer, a certain type of wine, etc. 

Whatever the case, many companies have the option of creating personal, custom labels for their drinks. You can create packaging with your loved one’s name on it, wish them a happy birthday, and send them their favorite beverage from anywhere in the world! They’ll love receiving something they already enjoy drinking and feel extra special knowing they have a small part of something they already like. 

Birthday Flowers

You can never go wrong with happy birthday flowers. Flowers are a great way to tell someone you care about them, and they’ll be delivered fresh to their door – many times on the same day. Every time that person looks at the flowers, they’ll think of you. 

Plus, having live plants in a home can boost energy levels and mood, so you’re doing so much more than just giving them a moment of beauty. 

Create Custom Coasters

There are endless crafts you could make for your friend or family member to wish them a happy birthday. But, this year more than ever, we all need to be reminded of some normalcy. 

One great way to give your loved one a practical gift and remind them of how much fun you have together is to create tile coasters. 

Find and print some of your favorite pictures together, and with a brush, nail polish remover, and some tile, you can create beautiful coasters that will last a long time. Coasters will get used almost every day, and your loved one will appreciate looking at the happy memories you share until you can make new ones together again!

Just because you’re apart from someone you love on their birthday doesn’t mean you have to give up on getting them a great gift. Keep these thoughtful, simple ideas in mind to make your loved one’s birthday completely unforgettable.

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