If you won’t be seeing your loved ones this Christmas, it’s time that you began thinking about how you can bridge the distance with the perfect gift this season.
Simple, yet personal gifts are the most meaningful and are sure to get your family thinking about you this Christmas time.
From Christmas hampers to photo albums – we’ve come up with the ultimate list of gifts you can send your long-distance family members, without it costing you a fortune.
1. Send a Christmas hamper!
You can’t go wrong with a Christmas hamper, and if you begin thinking about it now, you’ll have plenty of time to find the perfect one! Whether you’re sending these to a number of relatives or just that special someone, there’s no reason to neglect this idea.
Christmas hampers are perfect because you can ensure you get a personalised one for each individual. For example, if you have a grandfather who just loves a bit of mulled wine and cheese – you’re sure to find the perfect hamper for him. Hampers are the ideal gift this Christmas, involving minimal effort and maximum impact.
2. Make a calendar
It’s Christmas and the perfect time of year to give your family members a personalised calendar! Create one yourself online and include plenty of fun family photos that have been taken over the last 12 months. This is personal, effective and shows that you care – meaning that despite the fact you can’t be there in person, they’ll know you’re there in spirit.
3. Sending to little kids? Stamped post cards!
If you live in another country, why not send a pile of stamped post cards to the little ones of the family to encourage their letter writing skills. This is a fantastic idea for encouraging them to keep in touch and tell you all about their Christmas.
You’ll also find this present is pretty cheap too!
4. Make a collage
Use Facebook to find a load of photographs of your entire family over the last year and create a huge collage and send it to them. It shows that while you may be far away, you’ve spent plenty of time thinking about them – which is exactly what Christmas is all about!
Many online florists now deliver further afield which means that there’s no reason why you can’t send your grandparents or family members a beautiful bunch of Christmas roses. There’s nothing better than a bunch of blooms that arrive over the Christmas period to show you’re loved. They’ll also complement their dining table during Christmas dinner too! Perfect!
But don’t forget to include a loving note with them!
6. You can’t go wrong with chocolate
Absolutely everyone loves a bit of chocolate every now and again – young and old alike. So, why not get your hands on some personalised choccies and send them to your nearest and dearest. If you get it personalised you could also use it as the perfect opportunity to write a little message to your loved ones.
7. Personalised jigsaw puzzle
Just because you can’t be with your family on Christmas Day doesn’t mean you can’t show them how much you’d love to be. Why not get a personalised puzzle made? Use an old picture of you all together and get them to make it – they could even frame it afterwards if they fancied.
There are plenty of services online that offer this at pretty good prices!
8. A mixed tape
If you want to send something personal to your brother or sister this Christmas, why not make a mixed tape of some old classics you both loved as children? This is guaranteed to put a smile on their face and remind them just how much you love and care for them.
Trust us; they’ll love it!
9. Spa vouchers
Can’t find anything for your beloved mum? Why not send her to the spa? This is the perfect way for her to begin the New Year; fresh, relaxed and feeling vibrant! You could even plan for you both to go, giving her something to look forward to at Christmas. What more could she ask for?
Christmas is the perfect time to tell your friends and family just how much they mean to you and with plenty of services delivering flowers and Christmas hampers up and down the country, you can give the perfect gift to your loved ones without it costing you an arm and a leg.
To find the perfect Christmas gift this year, take a look at Serenata’s Christmas hamper range and pick the perfect one for your family this season.