Explore 11 of our favourite thoughtful, nurturing gift ideas. Lockdown gifts from creative craft kits to cosy handmade blankets and thoughtful cards, delivered safely and direct to loved ones.
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Perfect as a "thinking of you" lockdown gift, this mindful care package contains a 10 Deep Breaths Mindful Bracelet, A6 "write" notebook and recycled card for your own message, written by us. The set is plastic-free and ethically and sustainably sourced.
10 Deep Breaths Mindful Bracelets are popular for their minimal, effortless style, but they also help provide a moment of calm. Work your way along the 10 brass beads, taking a longer and deeper breath for each bead. Feel yourself relax. Made from waxed cotton and brass, unisex and adjustable.
Choose the uplifting Panda Party card from ARTHOUSE Unlimited, or You've Got This from 1 Tree Cards, including a seed token. Mindful Moment Gift Set, £23
Sometimes showing you're thinking of someone is enough. Check out gorgeous recycled cards - available with your message, written by us. 1 Tree Cards (above) plant a tree for every card sold, and include a bee-friendly wild flower seed token in every card. Recycled cards, from £2.99
In troubling times a bit of sound advice goes a long way, and these stickers provide just that. A lovely little something to send to a friend or colleague, this tin contains 20 stickers full of sound advice including "trust your gut", "sometimes it's ok to get lost" and "do the right thing (even when no one's watching)". Simple reminders to stick on the fridge door, your desk or laptop. Simple Reminders Stickers Tin, £7.95
We're at home and it's cold outside. What does that mean? It's the perfect time for a strategic game! Sproutword is a fun and challenging game that's a bit like Scrabble or Bananagrams but with a strategic twist. Launched in 2019 it's already been shortlisted for Best Literacy Game at the Imagination Gaming Awards 2020. It's also completely plastic-free and contains beautiful sustainably sourced colourful wooden tiles. Sproutword Game 2-Player Tin, £15 or 2 - 4 Player Box, £23
Brighten their day
This lightbulb garland is sure to bring some cheer to a home office or living space. It's Fair Trade and handmade from completely biodegradable felt and rattan string. By buying Felt So Good products you help provide fairly paid work in excellent conditions in Nepal. Needle Felt Decorative Garland | Lightbulb, £24
Keep them busy
With everyone at home it's fair to say lots of us are scrabbling round for ideas to keep kids and teenagers occupied. These build and colour-in cardboard craft sets are great to keep kids busy for an afternoon. Elephants, unicorns and ponies are good for young children, while the tipper truck, pirate ship or castle will provide more of a challenge for slightly older kids. For even more of a challenge - for adults too! - check out paper pets, a great mindful activity with a fabulous structural and decorative result! Build and colour in play sets, £9, or Paper Pets, £12
Spark an idea
We've all got more time to think and this Ideas notebook is perfect for capturing thoughts, poems, songs or sketches (noughts and crosses is also fine). This gorgeous sustainable stationery supports children's education worldwide. Ideas A5 Notebook with Soft Cover | Recycled & Sustainable, £9.99
It's cold and it's time to get cosy. What's better than a hand-woven blanket? These gorgeous blankets are soft and snuggly, and even better, they provide Fair Trade work and opportunities for people with disabilities in Tanzania. Big Blanket in blue, grey or pink, £55
When things are feeling tough we need to look after ourselves. ARTHOUSE Unlimited provide a gorgeous range of indulgent soaps, candles and lip balms that make every day a bit more special. They're all vegan-friendly, made from natural and organic ingredients and they support the ARTHOUSE Unlimited charity in their mission of challenging perceptions and increasing acceptance and inclusion for those living with disabilities. Nourishing organic lip balm, £5.95
A colourful little friend
These can feel like lonely times but I highly recommend a little felt friend for your home office. These colourful creatures are handmade from natural felt and they're made in Nepal where they provide good wages and protect ancient skills in rural areas. Unlike other office colleagues they won't spill coffee or mutter under their breath and they're a whizz at spreadsheets too! Needle Felt Blue Tit Decoration, £8
Give the gift of Good Things
Still not sure? Give the gift of good things! Treat a loved one to a gift voucher and they can use it towards any of our lovely gifts with positive impact. Good Things gift voucher available in increments of £10, £25, £50 or £100
Whether it's a little lift, inspiring stationery that support education projects, or a card with a message of support, we've got you covered. For more than 80 thoughtful gift ideas for all ages check out our new thoughtful gifts collection.
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At Good Things you’ll find inspiring ethical and sustainable gifts that support charities, empower people and protect our planet. Discover gifts for all ages and inspiring ideas like cards that plant trees, handmade cushions empowering people in Tanzania and eco toys made from recycled milk bottles. Have a look at our collections.