There’s no denying that COVID-19 lockdowns have scuppered the plans of many couples to spend time together. It’s only recently that lockdown restrictions in the UK began to get relaxed, meaning people can now stay over at each other’s homes, and celebrate special occasions together. This means birthday treats can be in person!
The thing is, some couples must still maintain long-distance relationships, even if they’ve only just started dating, partly due to COVID-19 restrictions and perhaps also because one person might be living in another country for now.
If your significant other has a birthday coming up soon, and circumstances prevent you both from being together in person, what can you do? Well, there are some different ways to bring some birthday treats and cheer to the love of your life. Check out these excellent examples for size:
Send a Large Bouquet of Flowers
Thanks to the power of the Internet, it’s now easier than ever to order flowers online and get them sent to any destination. Now you can send happy birthday bouquet flowers to anyone, whether you’ve just started dating them or are in a long-term relationship.
There are many online florists you can use, and each offers various floral arrangement options. Plus, you can get flowers delivered for specific dates, so there’s no need to worry about your floral surprise arriving later than expected.
Send a Box of Their Favorite Things
Whether you’ve not long started dating your significant other or you’ve been with them for a while, one thing’s for sure: you will have some idea of the things in life they like the most. With that in mind, you could send over a care packaging containing their favorite things!
It can be anything like sweets, chocolates, cookies, books, DVDs, or just about anything that you can post. It will be a welcome surprise for that special person in your life, and it’ll certainly win you some brownie points and raise you in their estimations about you!
(Remote) Netflix and Chill
One of the saddest facts about being apart from the person you’re dating is that you can’t spend time together doing absolutely nothing. Still, there’s always the next best thing: remote Netflix and chill!
Did you know that you and your significant other can watch a movie on Netflix and “chill” together thanks to the marvels of modern technology? There are several methods you can try, such as the Netflix Party extension for Google Chrome.
It’s never going to be as good as being with your other half in person, but it’s better than nothing.
Write a Letter
Lastly, there was once a time when people used pens and paper to write messages to each other (“letters”), and those messages would get sent to the recipient in the post. A day or so later, they would receive the said message and feel elated that someone wrote to them.
These days, people just text or video chat with each other. However, you could show your significant other that you’re still a hopeless romantic at heart and write them a lovely letter and post it out to them. If you time it right, they can receive your letter on their birthday!