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    31 Sweet Things To Send Friends You're Missing During Lockdown

    Just in case they didn't get enough of ya on Zoom this week.

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    1. A whipped body scrub with an orange cream smell that's basically summer in a bathtub, so your friend can make like Sheryl Crowe and ~soak up the sun~ ☀️.


    Promising review: "Smells great, feels great and moisturizes really well. Awesome buy." —JulieGirl

    Get it from Target for $3.99.

    2. 52 Lists For Calm, a journal for friends who might be feeling a little overwhelmed right now, and want an orderly, comforting way to unwind.


    Promising review: "I’ve always been a fan of making lists... But the pandemic has me feeling a little anxious, so I bought this journal to realign on my daily intentions and goals. The prompts in this journal make it easy and fun to do that. Recommended with hot lemon water. ;)" —britterrrs

    Get it from Anthropologie for $16.95 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $15.59.

    3. A fully customizable face mask you can upload your own images and text on, so you and your friends can all match from afar.


    Some ideas for the design could be text from an inside joke, or scenic pics from a trip you took, or a pattern one of you designs on the Zazzle site based on everyone's favorite colors.

    Get it from Zazzle for $12.95, and check out all of Zazzle's face mask designs for more patterns.

    4. Or a custom pattern face mask available in hundreds of different (personalizable!) patterns, so you can get your friend one that matches their unique style.


    Get the corgi mask and the rainbow tie-dye mask from Zazzle for $12.95, and check out all of Zazzle's face mask designs for more patterns.

    5. A personalizable "because social distancing" wineglass perfect for all the Zoom happy hours y'all are having together.

    Red Lines Design/Etsy

    Promising review: "Bought this as a quarantine birthday gift for my best friend. She loved it!" —mccoonan

    Get it from Red Line Designs on Etsy for $7.99+ (available in 35 colors, including *glitter* options!).

    6. A personalized social distancing mug for friends you were already keeping in touch with from far away, because no matter the miles or the circumstances there is truly no experience more bonding than taking your morning coffee to the face.

    Max & Mitch Co/Etsy

    Get it from Max & Mitch Co. on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. A calming lavender "Quarantine & Chill" candle to help ease whatever it is stressing them out the most right now — a tall order, seeing as it can change every 15 minutes, but this candle's up to the task.

    Zoey's Attic/Etsy

    Promising review: "My friend lives in NYC and this candle gave her the love she needs to get through this hard time." —Brittany Livingston

    Get it from Zoey's Attic on Etsy for $20+.

    8. An all-purpose social distance card you can send to friends to let them know you're thinking of them in a way slightly more personal than your usual "u up?" text (to swap fruit from each other's Animal Crossing island's trees, of course).


    Psst — you can save yourself a step by sending the shop a message you want to personalize it with along with the recipient's address, and they'll send it for you!

    Get it from Socialholic on Etsy for $4.

    9. Or an "I Miss Being Less Than Six Feet Away From You" card any friend you used to get to see on the reg will appreciate (shout out to literally ....... all our friends).

    Five Dot Post/Etsy

    Get it from Five Dot Post on Etsy for $5.

    10. A travel bottle of 🌸flower power🌸 hand sanitizer that will have them feeling fresh as a daisy, and is the perfect size to have on hand in a purse for quick runs to the grocery store.

    Urban Outfitters

    This hand sanitizer is made with 67% alcohol and aloe vera emollient to keep skin clean and refreshed, and is also vegan and cruelty-free.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $4.

    11. A Friends photo frame mug you can slide a pic of your friends in — a way of saying 🎶I'll be there for you 🎵even when you gotta say it from afar.


    A perfect gift for when you and your friend have to "PIVOT!!!" your usual hangs.

    Get it from Firebox for $16.99.

    12. A super soft Baby Yoda T-shirt to add to their new daytime pajama collection that is, quite truly, a big social distancing mood.

    Hot Topic

    Promising review: "Cozy and cute T-shirt. The material is so soft and cozy. Love that it comes in extended sizes." —Sweet D

    Get it from Hot Topic for $18.32+ (originally $22.90+; available in sizes SM-3XL).

    13. A 25-pack of Baked By Melissa's iconic mini cupcakes with a "Thinking Of You" message for any friend who could use a lil' sweetness in their day right now.

    Baked By Melissa

    Each pack comes with a mix of flavors, including Tie-Dye (vanilla), Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cookie Dough, Triple Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Chip Pancake, Red Velvet, Mint Cookie, Brownie Batter, Cake Batter, Cookie Butter, and Confetti.

    Get it from Baked By Melissa for $37 (also available in vegan form!).

    14. A bottle of Bee's Knees Spicy Honey for your foodie friends — it's made with crushed chili peppers to add juuuust enough heat to their sweet, whether you're drizzling it on freezer pizza, dripping it over ice cream, sweetening a cocktail, or taking it to the face with a big ole hunk of cheese.

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "It goes great on everything! From yogurt to ice-cream, chicken and tea! It's got a kick and bite! The best way to eat it is one spoonful at a time! So good!!" —Robin O.

    Get it from Sur La Table for $14.

    15. A set of Jane Austen tarot cards your bookish friend can use to give everyone readings over FaceTime (could it be there's a tall, brooding figure walking through the foggy moors in your future?? Only time and the cards will tell).

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.99.

    16. A beautiful printed glass water bottle to remind them to stay hydrated, because for the time being you can't be there to bully them to do it yourself.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "The iridescent water bottle is not only beautiful, but it's also of very excellent quality. The blue to purple shine is rather eye-catching and quite stunning. The bottle holds the perfect amount of water and I have not worried about it breaking like I have other glass water bottles." —Alisye

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (originally $16; available in three styles).

    17. A personalized pillowcase you can adorn with each other's faces, so you can still cuddle (read: draw Sharpie mustaches under each other's noses) no matter where you are.


    TBH, if you and your friends miss each other's doggos, this is also an adorable opportunity to put a puppy's face all over a pillow.

    Promising review: "Bought for a friend as I moved to Australia nine months ago. It was bought as a joke but she absolutely loves it. Pillows for everyone." —Firebox Customer

    Get it from Firebox for $24.99.

    18. A microgreens growing kit for beginners that also happens to be *perfect* for small spaces with low lighting, for any friend going a little stir crazy who needs some nature in their lockdown digs.

    The Grommet

    This comes with a reusable plastic tray, growing instructions, one Super Salad Mix Seed Quilt, and one Spicy Daikon Radish Seed Quilt — plus, it only needs to be watered once.

    Get it from The Grommet for $39.

    19. Or a set of decorative vines for friends who are missing the great outdoors, but not ready to commit to full-time plant parenthood just yet.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I really enjoy these! They add a pop of greenery to anywhere. Perfect for a boho bedroom look." —Lexbb

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

    20. A set of temporary friendship tattoos you and your friends can put on the inside of your wrists so you'll think of each other every time you're washing your hands and singing your favorite 20-second bops.


    Promising review: "Great temp tattoos! Love the designs. They went on perfectly and scrubbed off easily when I was ready to remove them (after a couple days)." —Kimberly Smith

    Get a set of two from Tattoorary on Etsy for $3.

    21. The Little Book of Self-Care for Cancer, one of a series of self-care books tailored to people's signs, so they can unwind however the stars intended (*crosses fingers that "watch Netflix in the bathtub" is included*).

    Barnes & Noble

    Each book starts out with an explanation of what self-care is, what the different types of it are (and aren't!), and how it relates to astrology before diving in deep on all the ways each sign can take care of themselves and the people around them ✨.

    Get all 12 astrological signs from Barnes & Noble for $12.99 each.

    22. A quarantine ice cream spoon so they'll think of you every time they're chilling with the only two figures we're un-socially distanced from: Ben & Jerry.

    Corner Craft Shop/Etsy

    Get it from Corner Craft Shop on Etsy for $12.71+ (available in two sizes and with personalization options).

    23. A sloth tea infuser, since most of your friends are all spending their days ~hanging around~ the house anyway.


    This heat-resistant, slow brew infuser also is designed to seal tightly so loose tea leaves don't escape (*Trelawney voice* "My dear ... you have the GRIM!!").

    Get it from Aerie for $9.95.

    24. A set of Mickey Mouse popsicle molds perfect for freezing juice, ice cream bars, or even ~boozy ice pops~, so your friend can elevate their quarantine afternoon snacking game.


    *Ahem* I was not kidding about the boozy part — here are a bunch of recipes for boozy ice pops you can make at home!

    Get it from shopDisney for $12.99.

    25. Glossier milk jelly cleanser that'll help keep their skin hydrated and glowing for one of my personal new favorite quarantine-themed pastimes: taking a FaceTime call, but secretly watching your own face in the screen for half of it.


    Promising review: "Literally this cleanser is the best! I have VERY dry skin so I am usually skeptical about trying cleansers, BUT THIS STUFF IS SO WORTH THE MONEY!!! After I wash my face, it looks like I have primer on! I've noticed my pores look sooooo much smaller and my face isn't tight or dry. AND THAT'S BEFORE I PUT ON MY MOISTURIZER! This stuff is magic! Definitely recommend!" —Mariah

    Get it from Glossier for $9 in mini, $18 in full.

    26. A gorgeous and long-lasting glass pie pan for the friend who is blessing everyone's timelines with their nonstop baking adventures, so they can have their pie and 'gram it, too.

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "Great quality glass pie pans. Love them! Great size & stackable!" —Ruby W.

    Get it from Sur La Table for $15.

    27. A mystery Harry Potter bag clip to inject a lil' excitement in your friend's day — they can get one of 10 beloved characters or icons from the series. Basically a Sorting Hat, but for super cute keychains.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $6.32 (originally $7.90).

    28. A personalized view finder so even when you're far from view, your friend can take a quick glance in this and feel instantly transported to your past shenanigans together ❤️.

    lil e creations/Etsy

    Promising review: "This was a fun filled little birthday gift! A blast from the past for all. Seller is friendly and easy to ask recommendations." —K. Travie

    Get it from lil e creations on Etsy for $4.95 (available in six colors and four phrases).

    29. A set of reusable Mickey and Minnie Mouse ice cubes to take their quaran-cocktails to the next level (and tbh, free up some freezer space that we all know is better used on tater tots and pizza rolls).


    Promising review: "These reusable ice cubes with Mickey and Minnie features are too cute! I keep them in the freezer and can add to drinks any time. A unique item!" —Disneyfaninthevillage

    Get a set of 24 ice cubes from shopDisney for $9.99.

    30. A Birchbox x BuzzFeed limited edition beauty box, which comes with all the skincare, haircare, and beauty bargains they need to make FaceTime a time for their face to shine.


    Get it from Birchbox for $62 (a $205 value, plus get $10 off when you use the code BUZZFEED at checkout!).

    Here's everything your friend will get:

    💫 Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask (travel size): A treatment for dry or damaged hair that you can apply in the shower to get those luscious post-quarantine locks — especially now that most of us aren't blow-drying or styling our hair as often! (Retails for $12.)

    💫Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer (travel size): A primer that helps minimize pores whether or not you're wearing makeup, and will help products roll on more smoothly. (Retails for $15.)

    💫First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask (full size): A moisturizing treatment for dry indoor skin — time to socially-distance any uncomfy dryness from your friend's face! (Retails for $32.)

    💫Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream (full size): This cloud-like moisturizer comes encapsulated probiotics that will help skin feel firm and supple, so your friend can get that coveted ~Zoom glow~. (Retails for $57).

    💫Glamsquad The Untamed Texturizing Finishing Spray (travel size): A residue-free hairspray that not only adds texture and volume to your hair, but will strengthen it — all your friend has to do is spray and tousle. (Retails for $12, or $22 for the full size.)

    💫Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner: An easy-to-use, opaque eyeliner that stays in place — no smudging, skipping, or streaking during all those at-home mini workouts, and ideal for practicing the perfect cat-eye. (Retails for $35.)

    💫Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer (full size): A super light leave-in hair treatment that not only de-frizzes and detangles dry or damaged hair, but also protects it from heat and breakage. (Retails for $28.)

    💫Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask: Y'all, this mask FOAMS, so it's like giving your face a bubble bath. Except this bubble bath also deep cleanses your skin and leaves your face feeling totally refreshed. (Retails for $9.)

    💫ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix in Love Life: A matte red lipstick with a pen-like applicator to give a little pop of color and instantly turn any "blah" day into one full of colorful selfies abound. (Retails for $6.)

    31. A teensy "hug" pocket pebble they can tuck into a jacket pocket or purse or even keep on their nightstand, so every time they stumble on it they'll think of the next time they get to hug ya.

    Sea Glass Seaham/Etsy

    Get it from Sea Glass Seaham on Etsy for $4.55.

    Your friends FaceTiming you after getting one of these lovely lil' gifts:

    TV Land

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