40 Great Lockdown Gifts To Cheer Up Friends & Family

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As we wade our way through the third lockdown, seeking out the little chinks of light in our daily routines, there is no doubt that this experience is tough on all of us, but some more than others. Many are isolating and isolated, others are burning out on the frontline of the fight against the virus, and parents across the country are juggling home schooling, or entertaining little ones, with work commitments and grappling with their own wellbeing.

However, when we are all being asked to stay at home, it’s difficult to know how to support friends and family from afar, especially when zoom socialising has lost it’s appeal! Sending a gift is a great way to spread a little love and kindness, and support local businesses in Oxfordshire too. Here are our top tips to sharing a little cheer during the lockdown. >>

Bath & Body

Indulging in some time to yourself can be a great treat, especially for those juggling family life, so sending a bath and body gift could be just the ticket. >>

Brownies & Bakes

Brownies by post was a huge hit in lockdown last year, and sending delicious bakes still remains a great way to treat a loved one and their family. >>

Happy Cakes Oxford

Happy Cakes, Oxford

Essie Bakes Watlington

Essie Bakes, Watlington

Celia's Cafe Oxford

Celia’s Kitchen, Carterton

Gatineau Oxford

Gatineau, Oxford

Skogen Kitchen Cinammon Buns

Skogen Kitchen, Oxford


There’s nothing quite like a surprise bunch of flowers to bring some cheer, and The Garden are delivering seasonal bouquets as well as houseplants and garden supplies for those planning ahead.

The Garden Oxford


Journaling, weaving, painting and well, anything creative, can be a real mood booster, so sending kits and art materials could be a great way of spreading some cheer. Why not arrange a crafty afternoon on zoom with friends to make it even more cheerful?! >>

Beautiful Things

Sometimes, just a gorgeous pair of earrings, or a lovely scented candle are all you need to make someone feel loved. >>

custom made Oxford

Custom Made, Oxford

Indigo dalit candles

Indigo, Oxford

Objects of Use Oxford

Objects of Use, Oxford

Books & Records

When we’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable future, books and records provide the escapism we’re all craving without breaking any lockdown rules. >>

rapture Witney

Rapture, Witney

mostly books Abingdon Oxfordshire

Mostly Books, Abingdon

truck store Oxford

Truck Store, Oxford


You can’t go wrong with a decadent hamper, gift box or an immune boosting fruit and veg box to provide a wholesome dose of cheer in January. >>

Fallow & Field Oxfordshire

Fallow & Field, Nuneham Courtney

Bonners Oxford

Bonners, Oxford

Pickle and Lime Oxford

Pickle & Lime, Oxford

team tea oxford

Team Tea, Charlbury

Oxonbox Oxford

Oxonbox, Oxford

Cranston Pickles hamper

Cranston Pickles, Horspath

Wine, Beer & Gin

This year, when new years resolutions feel like another mountain to climb, dry January is probably off the cards for many, especially when a glass of wine on a Friday night is the highlight of the week! Here are some Oxfordshire businesses delivering the good stuff to your door. >>

L'Altre Vi Oxford

L’Altre Vi Wines, Abingdon

Grape Minds Oxford

Grape Minds, Oxford

The Oxford Wine Company

The Oxford Wine Company, Oxford & Standlake


When energy levels are low, there’s nothing like the smell and taste of great coffee in the morning to perk you up. Luckily we have some awesome coffee roasters in Oxford to choose from.

Horsebox Coffee Oxford

Horsebox Coffee, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

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