Finding gifts for family and friends this year is proving difficult due to the limited opportunities for browsing in shopping centres, so I'm turning to finding unusual and useful gifts online instead.
One of the nicest gifts I've found is a "hug in a box" that brings positivity to people's lives from PositiveParcel, especially as a survey has found that 40% of adults in the UK are concerned about their mental wellbeing,
The parcel is full of handpicked treats to put a smile on your face, to encourage self-care and to spread positivity as we cope with the current lockdown and restrictions and very little sunny weather in these winter months. My box included a luxury candle, some Belgian chocolate, organic tea, some post-it notes, an adult colouring sheet, and a "Happy News" newspaper. This would be a perfect gift for a loved one, a friend or a neighbour - or anyone who needs their day brightening up.
PositiveParcel is donating a percentage of the profits from the sale of every box to the NHS and a selection of mental health charities. Find out more, and order your box, from their website.