12 Thoughtful Gifts For Friends Going Through A Hard Time
Cheering someone up is no small task. Whether they’re dealing with the death of a friend or family member, just went through a breakup or divorce, are working through a nasty bout of anxiety or depression, or are just really, really exhausted by the world today, when a loved one is going through a tough time, it’s hard to know what to do or say to make things better for them.
Posting this one again today, in honor of all the folks who have no choice but to keep going in the face of so much hatred and pain. I don’t have any more wisdom than this. Double down on love and stand up for what’s right. And for the love of God and Buddha and the Universe and the Flying Spaghetti Monster and whatever else you believe in: VOTE.
While finding the perfect gift for a friend going through a tough time isn’t going to pull them completely out of the depths of their despair, knowing that you care enough to surprise them with something thoughtful, comforting or just downright silly will remind them that they’re not alone.
If you need some ideas for gifts to cheer someone up, we’ve found 12 thoughtful ones for people who are really going through some sh*t.
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This middle finger patch, for the year that deserve an “eff you.”
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CBD oil, to chill out.
A plant, to brighten up their space.
A weighted blanket, to help them sleep better.
A pillow with their pet’s face on it.
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A home-cooked meal, when they need it most.
A card that says the words you can’t.
A cheese platter fit for a goddess.
A subscription box filled with something they love.
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A sampling of fruity teas.
A ticket to their favorite theme park.
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A gift set from LUSH.