Let's face it - social distancing is challenging. We're not seeing friends and family, celebrations have been canceled, and we're all beginning to miss face-to-face human connection.
At a recent virtual meetup for mothers in business, there was a discussion about buying small things from each other as a way to offer support and bring some happy mail into our lives.
But why limit it to purchasing just for yourself? This is a wonderful time to spread sunshine by sending a little something to a friend or family member and support a small business at the same time.
We've collected a list of items under $15 (plus shipping) that can be ordered online and sent to anyone you think needs a pick me up!
1) Guatemala Chichen Coban whole bean coffee from Elliot & Murrey Coffee Roasters - $15
This is a medium blend with flavors of milk chocolate, lavender, and hints of brown sugar. Delicious after a meal or as the first cup of the day! Order here.
2) Rosemary Pecan Brittle Bites from How Sweet It is - $10
Don't miss the chance brighten someone's days with award-winning Rosemary Pecan Brittle Bites! These are a perfect blend of sweet and savory and a 2020 Good Food Awards winner! Order here
3) Button Up Earrings from Premier Designs with Cynthia - $14
A timeless staple that brings a classic, feminine look to any occasion, including getting dressed up from the neck up for all those video calls! Order here.
4) Nature Sticker Sets from Super Nature Adventures - $11
Right now even more that usual our kids deserve any chance for joy they can get. These nature themed sticker sets with hand-illustrated drawings are here to brighten spirits. Use for outdoor exploration, home school, or free play. Order here.
5) Custom & Personalized Wooden Easter Eggs from Sudie's Corner - $10
If you're looking to send a little happy mail to someone who seems to have it all, this is a great option! Order here.
6) Clip It from Sparkle with Christie - $14
Know someone who loves jewelry? A Clip It from Premier Designs can make any long necklace short! Order here.
7) Beeswax Lunchbox Sets from Heather's Treasures - $5 to $10
Fun and playful, these reusable beeswax wraps are a fantastic alternative to plastic and perfect for all types of leftovers! Order here.
8) Halisi All Natural Lip Balm - $4
Halisi's Bizzy Lips is a delightful peppermint lip balm that gives lips an invigorating, tingly feeling. Vegan formula (without beeswax or lanolin) also available. Order here.
9) Photo Notecards from Malaina Kinne Photography - $5
Missing the connection with your loved ones and friends? Send them a thoughtful note! Order here.
10) Bad Chrome-ance from Colors and Chaos
Dry nail polish that is mess and smudge free and will get you through your social distancing with a smile on your face! Even if you have acrylic or gel dip nails (cover that grow out until you can get to the salon again). Removes with finger nail polish remover. Order here.
11) Reusable Produce Bags from Stacy Rice, Norwex - $6.99
We all know someone who either forgets their bags or talks about upgrading what they have! Send them a surprise! This sturdy reusable shopping bag is made with food-grade material. Order here.
12) Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Nourishing Shea Cream - $12
During this time of extra hand washing, sending a friend hand lotion might be the most thoughtful gift of all! Satin Hands Nourishing Shea Cream for those dry hands from the extra hand washing, lip care with SPF 15 for the extra sun while enjoying the outside more. Order here.
13) Rose City Bath Salts from WholeTree - $10
These bath salts will make you feel refreshed & pampered! Made with natural and non-toxic ingredients. Ingredients: Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, rose buds, vitamin e, rosehip oil, essential oil. Order here.