There’s no arguing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of chaos around the world - from locking down entire countries and effectively halting international travel to putting a stop to many events that are dear to our hearts. While the world ground to a halt for a period of time last year, it couldn’t stay that way. States began to open up again and people started to celebrate occasions and events that had been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic.
However, with sporadic outbreaks still catching us unaware and the virus creeping up when we least expect it, many people are choosing to stay away from the special occasions they would previously have attended without a second thought. With guest capacity being drastically reduced too, more and more people are choosing to instead send their good wishes in other forms.
Gift hampers for when you can’t attend
A couple's wedding day is one of the most important days in their partnership. Traditionally, it would be a day to celebrate with friends and family. Gifts would often overflow for the happy couple, helping to provide them with everything they might need or want for their upcoming life together. If your friends' wedding has ended up turning into an intimate affair from necessity due to lockdowns and social distancing, the happy couple may not be expecting to receive many gifts on their wedding day. This doesn’t always have to be the case, however. With some forethought and planning on your behalf, you can still send the happy couple a gift to help make their day that much better, even if you are unable to attend due to lockdown restrictions and social distancing rules.
Organising the perfect wedding gift online and having it sent to the venue is a great way to show that you care and wish you could celebrate with them in person on their special day. It will likely be a lovely surprise for the couple, which will make it that much more special. Showing your friends or family that you’re there with them in spirit will really mean a lot, even if you can’t attend like you wanted to.
So, what kind of gift do you send when you can’t attend the wedding due to a lockdown or social distancing rules and restrictions? We believe that you can’t go wrong with a gourmet hamper!
What can you include in a hamper?
One of the best things about hampers is that they’re so versatile and can be customised with just a quick phone call to our team. You can opt to send a pre-made hamper or you can always enquire about adding some gourmet extras to the basket to make it extra special. Pamper hampers that include gourmet savoury food and sweet treats, a bottle of wine and some luscious smelling candles or soap are always a great way to show the bride and groom that you’re thinking of them on their special day. You might not be in attendance, but they’ll certainly be thinking of you and will know how much you care when they receive your thoughtful gift.
You can also include some fun extras such as some luxurious bathrobes for the bride and groom to relax in while they’re enjoying their treats. If you’re unable to attend the wedding why not add some fun extras such as a Polaroid camera so that the happy couple can take photos and share them with you later?
Wedding gift hampers for when the event is cancelled due to restrictions
With social distancing limits and government restrictions making it difficult for many couples to have the big family weddings they originally planned, it’s even more disappointing when events have to be cancelled entirely due to fresh outbreaks and snap lockdowns. For couples who have had to cancel or postpone their destination weddings due to travel restrictions, the disappointment can be intense.
When this happens, and your friend or family member is feeling down due to the cancelled or amended date, it can help immensely to send a gift and thoughtful note. Their wedding may not be happening on the date they originally planned, but being reminded that it will happen soon and surprising them with a special gift is a thoughtful way to let them know you’re thinking of them. Consider sending a personalised gift basket with some of their favourite treats and beverages included. Giving them something they can enjoy on the day that will help take their mind off the postponed wedding can go a long way towards softening the blow of enforced COVID-19 restrictions.
Celebrate from afar
Constant lockdowns and strict social distancing rules have made having a big lavish wedding day more than difficult. From overseas travel being basically non-existent to event numbers being heavily restricted, having the wedding of their dreams seems almost impossible at the moment for many couples. Many people are unable to attend and events have had to be cancelled or rescheduled time and time again. This can make it a bittersweet day for many couples trying to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with friends and family.
We all want to send the happy couple the best possible wishes, even if we are unable to attend the event, and a gift basket can help convey these thoughts. In-person attendance may not be possible for a number of reasons, but with a little thought and effort, you can still make it a day to remember for the bride and groom.If you need ideas on what to include in your gift hamper or you wish to order a hamper to send to your loved one, get in touch with us. We can help you create the perfect hamper that will make the bride and groom's day that much more special. With everything from gourmet food and wine hampers to beer and wine date night hampers for the couple to enjoy at their leisure, you are sure to find something to help make their day just a bit more special.