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20 Pick-Me-Up Gifts to Send During Covid-19

These are trying times. COVID-19 has affected us all in some way, whether we are ill, or know someone who is; or we have lost employment, or we're isolating at home. Or all of the above. If you have a loved one who could use a pick-me-up, we have more than 20 gifts to make them smile, and organized by price point to suit your budget.

UNDER $25

Aubert & Amandine
Aubert & Amandine

Aubert & Amandine Pastel Collection Luxury Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candle for Stress Relief & Relaxation ($18.99 at AubertAmandine.com)

Certain scents can positively affect our mood. These soy-wax candles have aromatherapeutic fragrances like Lavender Sage Peppermint and Bergamot Cedar, and come in colored etched-glass jars with wooden tops.

BestSelf
BestSelf

BestSelf Co. Little Talk Deck ($24.99 at BestSelf.co)

These thoughtfully curated, beautifully designed cards help to facilitate conversations between parents and their reticent tweens and teens. And through Feeding America, BestSelf donates a meal to someone in need with every order.

GiftCardGranny
Gift Card Granny

Restaurant Gift Cards (prices vary, at GiftCardGranny.com)

Give them a night off from cooking with a gift card for takeout from their favorite local restaurant. GiftCardGranny offers countless restaurant gift cards, many at a discount. A great way to support local businesses.**

LaCrema
La Crema

La Crema Russian River Valley Sparkling Brut Rosé ($45, or $36 for club members, at LaCrema.com)

Special occasion coming up? Send bubbly! This sparkling rosé is a party in a bottle with delicate notes of ginger, strawberry and lemon meringue.

UNDER $50

Saltworks
Saltworks

Bokek Dead Sea Salts Gift Set by SaltWorks ($37.95 at SeaSalt.com)

Baths are a great way to relax and recharge. This set of bath salts contains three calming scents: lavender, citrus and eucalyptus. The mineral-rich salts are harvested from the southern Dead Sea in Israel and will help to detoxify and exfoliate the skin.

The Stationery Studio
The Stationery Studio

The Stationery Studio Sticky Memo Cube ($29.95 at TheStationeryStudio.com, originally $34)

In these times when one day bleeds into another, these personalized sticky notes are an efficient and stylish way to stay organized. Available in several styles and colors.

Burnett Dairy
Burnett Dairy

Breakfast by Burnett Gift Box ($46.95 at BurnettDairy.com)

Breakfast, handled. This gift contains delicious breakfast goodies like coffee, muffin-and- pancake mix, Wisconsin maple syrup, and Wisconsin Colby and mild cheddar cheeses.

Lumion Skin
Lumion Skin

Lumion the Miracle Mist ($28 at Lumionlife.com)

If a loved one is feeling particularly nervous about running essential errands, combining this facial and body mist with their other protective measures might give them some peace of mind. Its main ingredient, Hypochlorous acid, has antiviral and antibacterial properties and LUMION's formula is FDA (Food & Drug Administration) cleared as a medical device for both OTC and Rx skin uses. The refreshing mist can be used liberally—before and after errands or walks or during the course of the day to freshen up.

Hush Puppies
Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies Bouncers Slide ($49.95 at HushPuppies.com)

They have to go outside sometime, and they might as well wear something colorful on their feet to grab the mail or catch a breath of fresh air. Available in flip-flop style as well.

UNDER $100

PlantOGram
PlantOGram

PlantOGram Carrie Semi-Dwarf Mango Plant ($98.70 at PlantOGram.com)

This indoor tree arrives wrapped in burlap, inside of a five-foot gift box tied with silk ribbon. The vibrant leaves add color and cheer to any room, and it grows actual fruit that smell heavenly. Save 20 percent off from May 18 to June 2 using code Newsweek20.

andSons Chocolatiers
andSons Chocolatiers

andSons Chocolatiers Signature Box ($59 for 24 pieces at and-Sons.com)

These aren't just any old chocolates. The Los Angeles–based andSons chocolatiers have created a mix of unique and delightful flavors, including pop rock praline and passion fruit caramel, nestled in a gorgeous gift box.

FortuneandFrame
Fortune and Frame

Fortune and Frame Dashed Envelope Fortune Locket ($78 at FortuneandFrame.com)

This envelope-shaped locket is a beautiful way to send a message. Choose from 300 sayings, from a simple "I love you" to an inspiring "let yourself dream again." Or write your own! Available in gold- or platinum-dipped brass in a beautiful gift box.

Starling
Starling

Starling Calm Cleanser and Revive Serum ($98 at BuyStarling.com. Originally $120)

This skin care set contains a gentle plant-based cleanser, a vitamin-packed face oil and a jade roller for facial massage. Much-needed TLC for sensitive, redness-prone skin.

VIZIO
VIZIO

VIZIO 20-inch 2.0 Sound Bar ($69.99 at BestBuy.com)

Most of us are watching a lot of movies these days. This soundbar enhances your experience by mimicking the auditory experience of the movie theater. You can also unplug it and pair it with your phone to play music anywhere, from another room to the backyard.

Life Print
Life Print

LifePrint Ultra Slim Photo and Video Printer ($99.95 at LifePrintPhotos.com)

Sharing lots of photos during quarantine? This tiny printer allows your loved one to print water- and tear-resistant 2-by-3-inch photos–which are also stickers!—via Bluetooth, right from their phone.

AeroGarden
AeroGarden

AeroGarden Harvest ($99.95 at Amazon.com. Originally $149.95)

Fresh herbs for your favorite foodie! This smart little unit makes it easy to grow a garden of herbs, flowers or vegetables indoors. It tells you when food or water is needed. Simple as could be, no green thumb required.

Helinox
Helinox

Helinox Chair One in Crimson ($69.95 at Helinox.com. Originally $99.95)

We all need to get outside so we don't go stir crazy. This lightweight portable chair makes it easy to sit just about anywhere, even a tiny front walkway. When not in use, it packs down into a portable carrying case. Additional colors available at $99.95.

JJwinks
JJwinks

JJwinks (separates available at $49 and up, at JJWinks.com)

If all she is wearing are PJs, they might as well be the comfiest around. We're fans of The Light Hug Collection, which offers chic styles with enough built-in support for errands if she needs to dash out.

UNDER $250

Brooklyn Bedding
Brooklyn Bedding

Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket by Brooklyn Bedding ($139 and up at BrooklynBedding.com)

Is someone you know struggling to get a good night's sleep? This weighted 60-by-80-inch blanket has a washable cover and is designed to provide a safe, comforting feeling, which can promote a deeper sleep. Available in 15- and 20-pound versions.

Schwinn Cruiser
Schwinn

Schwinn Wayfarer Hybrid Retro-Styled Step-Over Cruiser: ($219 and up at Amazon.com)

Know someone who needs some motivation to get outside? This cool cruiser-style bike is easy to assemble and ride, and it comes with a rear rack. Also available in a step-through style for shorter riders.

Vybes Candles
Vybes

VYBES Candles ($20 at IDrinkVybes.com)

The right scent can have a beneficial effect on your mood. These hand-poured candles are designed to help you feel more mellow. Our favorite is Ambiance 22, which is a soothing blend of sandalwood, amber, musk & vetiver.

Allswell
Allswell

Allswell Spa Bundle ($92.70 from Allswell.com, originally $103)

This bundle contains a luxurious waffle-weave robe and cushy slippers, perfect for slipping into after a relaxing bath. Your loved one might just want to wear them all day—and who cares if they do? Available in white and gray.

Nixplay
Nixplay

Nixplay's 10.1-inch Smart Photo Frame ($143.99 through May 10 at Nixplay.com, originally 179.99)

It's easy to stay in touch with this digital photo frame. You send photos through the Nixplay app, Google Photos, Instagram or Facebook, and the images automatically appear in the frame, anywhere in the world.

**The writer has a financial relationship with this brand, but does not receive compensation for editorial inclusion like this.

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