The year 2020 has been difficult for everyone. Since March, staying connected with those we love without their physical presence, the hugs, the kisses, the hand-holding or even the simple friendly tap on the shoulder has been exceptionally hard and impossible for most us. 

It’s challenging, but this has become our new normal and we’ve all had to adapt to it. While our current circumstances do not make it easy to replicate the joy we experience when spending quality time with family and friends in one room, technology has given us the means to stay connected with those we care about even through isolation.

This holiday season, even if we cannot spend it with many of our family members, relatives and friends who are isolating, we can still show them our appreciation by giving gifts that show just how much we care and appreciate them. Christmas in 2020 need not be a glum one. With these great gift ideas, you can show your loved ones how much you care and how much they are missed without breaking isolation as well as your wallet.

DaVinci IQ2 Vaporizer
Believe it or not, cannabis sales went through the roof ever since the pandemic and the home isolation protocols started. Don’t get me wrong, cannabis sales were already high (pun intended) before the lockdowns began, but it virtually shattered sales records across the board by the time we hit the middle of 2020. You could argue that a lot of people took on this horrible year by probably smoking weed, not to say that smoking weed, or tobacco for that matter, is a good idea when we’re practically dealing with a virus that attacks the respiratory system. But enough of that; we’re here to talk about gifts.
DaVinci IQ2

What is this DaVinci IQ2 vaporizer? If you regularly partake in the consumption of marijuana, also referred to as “the devil’s lettuce,” then you’re probably familiar with the brand DaVinci. No, it has nothing to do with the famous High Renaissance artist. Rather it is a brand known in the cannabis industry for its premium precision vaporizers. Their latest offering is the IQ2 vaporizer, a dual-use (herb & extract) vaporizer with improved temperature control and customizable air flow. If you have a loved one who enjoys a toke every once in a while, this is a great gist to consider.
The IQ2 costs $295 and it comes with the dual-use vaporizer, a 10mm bubbler adapter, a 0.2g dosage pod, a ceramic extract tab, a USB charging cable, a pick tool, nine pieces of organic cotton and nine pieces of alcohol wipes. They currently have a promo where upon purchase of the IQ2, you will get a 4-bay/slot battery charger for free.

Streaming Services and Bundles
Nowadays, finding an individual or a household without some kind of video streaming service might be a little harder than you think. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Peacock, just to name a few, are among the many streaming services that have perhaps benefited from the pandemic and the lockdowns and isolation protocols that have resulted from it. As such, a one-year subscription from any of these streaming services would make the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, especially those who have yet to experience the wonderful world of video-on-demand (VOD), i.e. you grandparents, boomer moms and dads, boomer uncles and aunties, and so on.

If you have an uncle or a dad who loves to go to sporting events before the pandemic, you can bring the sporting event to them by gifting them with a Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ bundle subscription. For $12.99 a month, they can discover new and exciting TV shows and movies on Hulu, watch classic family films, MCU blockbusters, The Mandalorian on Disney+, and root for their favorite teams in the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, NHL and other sporting leagues and events on ESPN+. This gift idea is perfect for individuals and families who are doing their part and isolating to keep everyone safe.

Kindle Unlimited Subscription
Do you have a family member who loves to read? What do you think of Amazon’s entire book selection as a gift? This gift idea will most certainly tickle the pickle of any bookworm in isolation. Amazon has an extensive library of eBooks from a wide variety of authors in different genres. The pandemic and the isolation protocols have given bookworms a lot of time to catch up on their reading. With the Kindle app, they can read their favorite authors on virtually any mobile device.

Kindle Unlimited

The Kindle unlimited subscription makes for a perfect Christmas gift for that family member who finds unlimited joy in the literary arts. For $9.99 a month, you can show your appreciation and love for that one family member in isolation with this wonderful gift idea.

Entry-Level/Beginner Embroidery Kit
Here’s something to keep mom and nana busy while in isolation. Even if the person you’re planning on giving this gift to has no previous experience with embroidery, the lockdown and the isolation should give them plenty of time to learn the craft. Embroidery is a very effective stress reliever for people in both genders, if given the chance. With a beginner kit, any person can start learning the craft and maybe discover a new appreciation for it by the end of the project.

If you’re interested in a beginner embroidery kit, Etsy the online store for handmade, vintage items, arts and crafts supplies has a few embroidery kits available for beginners for as low as $9.79. There are a few designs/patterns available. You can send your loved one an embroidery kit with all the materials and supplies they need for a single design or a pack of three.

While this is only a shortlist of possible Christmas gift ideas you can give your loved ones who are still isolating this holiday season, it can also hopefully inspire you to come up with other perhaps even more amazing gifts that you can give your family and friends in these hard times. A vaporizer, a streaming subscription, or an embroidery kit may not be much, but what matters most is the thought, and your family and friends knowing that you are thinking of them and praying for their well-being in the time of the 2020 pandemic.