Coronavirus lockdown: Send a gift, deliver some love

ST Staff
Thursday, 23 April 2020

Here are a few gifting options that you can choose from to surprise your loved one during the current coronavirus lockdown. 

The coronavirus lockdown has forced you to stay home but don’t let that stop you from being compassionate and sending a thoughtful gift to your loved ones. To share love and happiness in these trying times, here are few ideas that can bring a smile on their faces. 

E-gift vouchers
GyFTR.com offers digital gift vouchers of over 150 brands to facilitate instant gifting and redemption. An e-gift coupon for your loved one from their favourite brand would not only add a personal touch but would also give them the freedom to pick up the gift of their own choice. They offer digital gift vouchers from leading brands across categories like apparel and accessories, food, mobile and electronics, jewellery. 

All the vouchers can be redeemed within one year till its expiry date, which means the receiver would have ample time to explore and choose until the lockdown is lifted. 

Have a Houseparty
Forget having a drink with your friends on Zoom, Houseparty allows you to have a virtual party with your loved ones along with giving you a space to chat (and hangout!) with whoever you like. Houseparty offers a range of in-app activities to share with your friends, including ‘Heads Up!’ and trivia. You can also share your screen with the participants during your call, making it super easy to watch films or TV programmes together from your homes.

Making every day special
Ferns N Petals has come up with a technology-enabled gifting option that is designed to make birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions memorable during the lockdown. Keeping in mind the idea of social distancing, users now have the option of arranging for a guitarist on video call for a musical gesture. Apart from this, they can also enable a personalised video message and e-story books for children to bring a smile on their faces.

Online subscription/membership
The lockdown has given us an excellent opportunity to binge-watch all of our favourite series while relaxing at home. Consider gifting your loved one a Netflix or Amazon Prime yearly subscription that they can utilise even while they are self-isolating!

Health insurance
Gifting a health insurance plan from Sakal Money is a thoughtful gesture that you could arrange for your loved ones. With medical costs that have become expensive and a medical contingency upon us, the plan makes sure to take care of all their medical expenses and proves to be a financial blessing at this time of need.

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