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Recovery gift ideas to prevent feelings of isolation

Recovery gift ideas to prevent feelings of isolation

As I lay here, two weeks into my foot surgery recovery, I’m thinking about the many types of recovery—post-surgery, cancer, addiction, mental health—and how each of them can result in a similar feeling: isolation. If we can’t be in person with our loved ones or coworkers who are recovering, there are gifts and gestures that can make them feel less alone, like a handwritten note or a care package. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas to help prevent feelings of isolation.

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Meaningful condolence gifts for someone grieving a loss

Meaningful condolence gifts for someone grieving a loss
When I lost my sister in May 2020, I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. The weeks following felt like a fog; my brain could barely process or handle the simplest tasks. Some gestures and gifts from friends and family really comforted me at a time when I felt a deep sense of loneliness. Besides sending flowers, here are some meaningful condolence gifts for someone grieving a loss... Continue reading

Thoughtful graduation gifts for high school and college grads

Thoughtful graduation gifts for high school and college grads

Besides the most welcome gift of money and gift cards, what other thoughtful gifts can you give to a new grad to make them feel extra special? Read my 5 suggestions including a handwritten note of advice, custom artwork, custom word art, book recommendations, and a song lyrics print.

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