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Quarantine Comfort Gifts

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This holiday season will be different than any other in countless ways. Many of us will be spending the holidays at home without our usual holiday companions. We know we need to send gifts, but what to send? Here arer some ideas for our loved ones who will be home alone, home with kids, and home with their partner. 

HOME ALONE

WE ARE KNITTERS: This DIY brand sells kits for knitting, crochet, petit point, and latch hooking. Perfect for someone who wants to learn a new skill! I love this scarf kit  ($49.50) and this throw blanket ($63). Save 30% off sitewide for Black Friday!

Modern Terrarium Bar by ReCreateU: This small, NY-based company offers adorable DIY terrarium kits. There are many kits to choose from, with prices ranging from $35-$68. Each kit includes a glass vase, succulent, and all the materials – easy to use and clean up! 

HOME WITH KIDS

Skyrocket Chocolate Pen ($29.99): Get the family baking together and flexing their creative muscles with this easy-to-use tool for creating one-of-a-kind decorations on baked goods; from cookies to cakes.

CreateOn myMagna-Tiles ($40 and up): Magna-Tiles magnetic building tiles are favorite with kids and now you can have them made featuring family photos!  You can use them for play or display! A great way to connect from afar. Save 20% off for Black Friday!
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HOME WITH A PARTNER

Best Self Discovery Decks ($24.99)  This productivity company makes these beautifully-designed question cards that are made to help spark conversations, ideas, and creativity. This Intimacy Deck for couples helps partners get to know each other better! There’s also a Little Talk for chats with little ones. Save 30% off for Black Friday!

SPLURGE (FOR ANYONE ON YOUR LIST)

Brite Lite ($150 and up): These customizable neon lights are so unique. You can design them for your recipient, or you can gift them one that they can design themselves, choosing every detail of its personalized design. They are great for kids’ rooms or common areas – they are cool to the touch and use less electricity than that bulky old lamp they’ve had for years. Save 25% off neon signs for Black Friday!

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