Lockdown birthdays don’t have to be pants!

The coronavirus lockdown has put all in-person celebrations on hold. And for many, that means a gloomy, anti-climatic build-up to their birthday. It can be difficult wondering how on earth you celebrate the birthday of one of your nearest and dearest, especially with family so far away.

But just because you’re self-isolating at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate reaching a new milestone. This blog will show you can have a birthday that isn’t totally pants - and it’s chock-full of gift ideas, to boot!

Have a little fun together - even if you’re apart

The beauty of the internet is you can still have a virtual party. Whether you opt for a full lockdown boogie, or a more sedate video lunch, you can still have a little fun. So set up the latest tunes on your Spotify playlist and have a video party. It will burn off that excess energy and the children will love it!

But if you’re after something a little less energetic, why not opt for a sit down affair? Settle in for a video lunch date, with a little cheese and wine ploughmans, served on a gorgeous engraved mini bamboo chopping board, or a cheeky gin and tonic (or two!). Or opt for breakfast with a loved one with our cheeky little egg & soldiers board.

Throw in a little of your character

A little light-hearted banter always helps a party go with a swing. But during a lockdown and self-isolation, you need to get a little creative with this one. Why not add a little character to your gifts instead? Our personalised gifts can be sassy, risque, cute or motivational - perfect for raising an eyebrow or a smile! (And in case you’re wondering how personalised gifts work, here’s what happens once you’ve placed your order for a personalised gift.)

If you really want to add a little character to a parent or grandparents birthday, why not take a look at our handwritten frames? Get the children to write a message, and we’ll engrave an exact match to it on your frame of choice!


Useful gifts make for the best presents (just look at how great the surprise wood carving machine my husband bought me, turned out to be!).So celebrate those useful gifts - and spread the joy (and usefulness) around! From platters and coasters, through to engraved handwritten photo frames and engraved hammers - they’re all great gifts that serve a purpose, long after the celebrations are over.

And if you want to showcase the birthday guy or gal’s achievements, why not opt for a medal hanger? Youngsters and the young-at-heart alike, will love it.

The coronavirus lockdown may have put a stop to in-person celebrations, but it doesn’t mean a birthday has to be pants. It just takes a little out-of-the box thinking and a few great gift ideas, and you’ll be able to make the birthday guy or gal feel special and loved!

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Posted on May 18th 2020

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