Self Isolation Birthday Present Ideas
Self Isolation Birthday Present Ideas
We have some awesome self isolation birthday present ideas to help you choose the perfect gift!
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Staying connected with loved ones during lockdown isn’t easy.
With so many of us either social distancing, self-isolating or recovering in quarantine it’s an incredibly isolating time.
Self isolation doesn’t have to ruin a birthday celebration though!
Infact, it is the perfect time to show someone how special they are to you.
Whether your loved one is at home on their own or is spending their birthday with their immediate family we have some fun ideas to help them celebrate!
Self Isolation Birthday Present Ideas For Family and Friends
1. Something cosy
A pair of slippers, a fluffy blanket, popcorn and a movie.
If you’re not self isolating together then sign up to Netflix Party and watch together online.
2. Games Night
Send over a box of favourite drinks and snacks and enjoy a games night together.
Take a look at these fun games to play on Facetime.
3. Kindle Tablet
If you’re loved one doesn’t have a tablet or laptop then this is a gift that will truly help them to feel more connected.
Gifting a tablet will mean that you’re loved one can play games with family on Facetime , learn a new language or read their favourite book.
Essential oils have numerous beneficial properties and can help to relieve anxiety and aid sleep.
Diffusing essential oils is a gentle way to experience the benefits of these natural oils.
You can read our full diffuser guide here and see what the experts say about safe diffusing around babiessafe diffusing around babies.
5. A reusable item
With it being difficult to just pop out to the shop it’s an ideal time to switch to reusables.
I love this reusable razor and both my husband and dad have been gifted one of these.
Take a look at this comprehensive list of zero waste swaps for more eco ideas.
Suddenly self sufficiency has never seemed so tempting!
If your gift recipient has some outdoor space then why not gift some seeds.
Watching your own garden grow is great for the soul and I think makes the perfect self isolation birthday present.
7. Ping pong
Your loved one can play table tennis on a dining table with this cool little kit.
If they’re home alone then they can practice up against a wall until you can play together.
If your loved one is home alone and safe then they may well appreciate a new hobby to keep them occupied.
9. Echo Dot
Nothing can replace a chat with a loved one but this personal voice assistant might help reduce limitless.
The Echo Dot can set reminders, play music and read audio books. It will also keep you up to date with the news and weather.
10. A Gratitude Journal
Practicing gratitude is great for ones mental health. Studies have also linked gratitude to better physical health.
11. Netflix or Prime Film
If you’d prefer to buy a hands-free gift (where nothing is delivered) then a subscription to Netflix or Prime is a great idea.
We have even more creative self isolation gift ideas for loved ones here.
Self Isolation Birthday Present Ideas For Kids
Parent’s have been getting creative to ensure that their little ones enjoy their special day and we have the perfect lockdown gift ideas for kids…
1. Art Stuff
With so much time at home children have plenty of time to get creative.
There are some great online art tutorials they can follow along too…I’ve listed them in this massive list of free home education resources.
2. Paddling Pool
We won’t be visiting the beach anytime soon so a paddling pool will be a welcome addition to any garden.
There is such a variety of pools available so you’ll definitely find one that suits your budget.
3. Basketball Hoop
Fix to a fence or wall and have endless fun practicing your ball skills.
We had one of these as kids and I’ve been waiting for the boys to be old enough to enjoy one too. This lockdown may well be the right time!
4. Kindle Fire
Screen-time is something that often divides parent opinion. We take a pretty relaxed approach to electronic devices and as home schoolers find our boys Amazon Fires great for learning and fun.
5. Sticker book
If the child you’re buying for has every plastic toy going then a sticker book might be something they’ll enjoy.
If you’re not together on their birthday then you could spend some it together online.Frame
6. Climbing Frame
So, this item isn’t the cheapest self isolation birthday present idea for kids but it’s something that’s given our boys hours and hours of fun.
When we designed our garden we wanted to include good quality items that would last for years and this definitely ticked all the boxes.
While our 3 year old scales the top being Spiderman, our almost 5 year old pretends he’s a monkey swinging through the trees.
Read this to see what other garden play equipment we invested in.
7. Nature Explorer Kit
I love buying nature gifts for kids because I believe it is so important to get kids outdoors and exploring their world from a young age.
A cotton teepee is a super cute gift idea for a little one that can go inside or outside.
Use indoors with some cushions and a favourite book or take it outside to and enjoy a picnic together.
9. Giant Blocks
These were gifted to my son and they are awesome.
I love toys that are so flexible as imagination is the only limit.
We’ve built a castle and a car. We’ve used them as monster truck ramps and assault courses. They are great!
10. Baking Kit
Spend some time during lockdown perfecting your baking skills.
A cute baking set is bound to get kids enthusiastic in the kitchen. There are loads of sets available in different themes so you can find something for every child.
11. A musical instrument
If your looking for a lockdown gift for musical child then what about getting them an instrument?
There are lots of free tutorials online too.
12. Pogo stick
Another fun gift that will get kids outside during lockdown. You only need a little space to enjoy this pogo stick too.
13. Hover Soccerball
How fun do these look! I don’t usually recommend items that we haven’t tried ourselves but these just look like so much fun!
Hands down our trampoline is the boys most used toy.
We bought it when our eldest was a toddler and used it as a playpen while I sorted the garden!
It’s an amazing workout too!
15. Giant Aquadoodle
If you’re anything like us then you’ll be getting through a lot of paper during self isolation.
These aquadoodles are awesome because they can be used again and again.
You draw with a water pen that’s included (or I give them a paintbrush and cup of water). They can get creative, photograph their masterpiece and then as it dries the picture disappears and it’s ready to use again.
I can’t write a gift suggestion post for kids without including our favourite small world toy.
We’ve managed to buy so much of our Playmobil second hand (read this guide about buying used toys.
It is so strong and my 8 year old nephew loves it as much as our 3 year old.
18. A boardgame
There are loads of amazing boardgames for toddlersand kids to choose from. Why not plan a games night with drinks and snacks.
So, there you go! Tonnes of great self isolation birthday present ideas for everyone! Which are your favourites?