While we might be closer to a near-normal lifestyle, we are far from ending the fight against Covid-19 as cases are back on the rise again. Social distancing measures are back in place between friends and family and finding unique ways to show your loved ones you care despite the distance. If you’re looking for a care package to deliver to a friend in quarantine who needs some comfort and a boost of motivation to get better, we give you 19 essentials you can send to your loved ones! ?
1. Sterra Breeze™ Air Purifier
When we’re unwell, every little thing can easily irritate our noses and throats. And it’s even more frustrating when we can’t pinpoint the cause of it! ? But with Sterra Breeze™ Air Purifier, you’ll be able to at least eliminate pesky smoke and air contaminants to help you breathe better. It’s also highly efficient in getting rid of even micron particles, sieves out your pet's fur, neutralizes odor, and much more. ? Not to mention that its a hospital-grade purifier that’s lighter than the average and even has a sleep mode setting which lets it operate silently so you can focus on recovering.
While it won’t prevent you from getting Covid, some experts say that putting an air purifier in a poorly ventilated space or where someone is isolating themselves will come in handy and improve the air quality!
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Good food is one of the best medicines for you! Many nutrients in food promote health and protect your body from disease. From delivering halal bento sets for your loved ones to some good ol’ local dishes such as chicken rice or other delicious halal hawker fares, there are so many options for you to choose from and send over to your loved ones! ?
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Growing up, one of the first few things our parents made us when we’re feeling unwell is definitely a warm, comforting bowl of soup, so we’re really big believers in the power of soup for those kinds of days. Send over a soul-nourishing bowl of soup and your loved one will be feeling souper douper in no time. Some places like The Soup Spoon offer deliveries, while other places like hawker stalls might only provide takeaway options but you can simply drop it off outside their home!
4. Vitamin C tablets or drinks
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Vitamin C is often hailed as a natural remedy for the common cold. While it may not necessarily prevent colds or do much when it comes to reducing cold symptoms, it still plays an important role in your health. It helps with cell protection, absorption of iron, immune system functioning, and producing collagen, which helps heal wounds. You can buy your friends Vitamin C tablets such as Redoxon, or even the cooling YOU-C1000orange- or mango-flavoured vitamin drink. Remind your friends to take these in moderation though! ?
And if your loved one is a Bubble Tea addict, why not grab a cup or two and send them their way? There are hot options you can choose from too if you're worried cold drinks may slow down their recovery process. But sending this delicious and bubbly drink t might just help perk them up after not being able to be outside for so long!
5. Herbal remedies & supplements
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If your loved one is the type who swears by herbal remedies, perhaps getting a care package filled with these is the way to go! Some places you can check out is Jamu by Dana Safia, which makes the traditional Javanese herbal drink is known to boost one’s immune system and maintain good health, or Moom Health, which curates personalised daily vitamin packs suitable for specific needs! You might also want to check out the halal-certified Brands Essence, which can help reduce physical fatigue, a common side effect of Covid-19.
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You can also give your loved ones honey jars from Honey Spree! Honey contains antioxidants, which can protect the body from inflammation. Your loved ones can mix it up with water and a slice of lemon, or simply eat a spoonful per day! Do remind your family and friends to consume them in moderation. You should also check for halal ingredients, potential side effects and allergies as well!
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Jamu by Dana Safia
Halal status: Jamu is made from plants, thus it's vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. Do consume at your own discretion.
Halal status: All of their products are halal-certified and vegan
Halal status: According to their website, their mini honey jars have all the necessary Halal certification and health documents.
Sometimes, it’s simply much better to go all-natural, and fruits are one of the best ways to do so! "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" isn’t just a saying — apples actually do help prevent illnesses such as the common cold. If you prefer organic vitamin C, buy them a pack of oranges! Blueberries are also loaded with antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and minimize symptoms, including the runny or stuffy nose, which is common for Covid-19 sufferers.
7. Flu medication
If your friends have mild symptoms, giving them basic off-the-counter medication such as panadol and cough syrup might do just the trick to alleviate those sneezy noses, dry coughs or mild fevers! However, please check with them if they already have medicines prescribed for them.
8. Hand sanitizing wipes
An alternative to hand sanitiser in gel and spray forms, hand sanitizing wipes are great for convenience purposes. Get your loved ones wipes that include ingredients like aloe to keep their hands from drying out.
9. Antiseptic spray for common areas
Those who have been infected with Covid-19 now are required to quarantine at home, and sometimes their living space may not necessarily be disinfected properly. Why not help your loved ones make their living space a little cleaner and get them antiseptic sprays for common areas? They can use them to spray high-touch surfaces around them like toilet sinks, kitchen, beds and more.
10. Ready-to-drink packets for hot drinks
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Imagine feeling all shivered up from your illness despite the sweltering heat from the sun outside. A hot drink will definitely warm your loved ones up and make them feel a little better instantly. Buy them a set of 3-in-1 coffee or Milo packets, or get a tea gift set from Iman.Co! They offer loose tea leaf blends, such as chamomile, lemon ginger and even rooibos which are rich in antioxidants and good for your health, for your loved ones to brew a warm cuppa for themselves ?
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11. Sweet treats
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We definitely understand cooping up at home and feeling even worse about yourselves! Send your loved one a little perk-me-up with some indulgent treats! Many halal bakeries deliver all over Singapore, so check out which one is your friend or family member’s favourite and choose accordingly! There are literally so many baked goods for you to choose from, such as halal cakes, cookies, croissants, and more. Remind your friend to eat in moderation though: staying healthy is still the priority here!
12. Savoury snacks
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If your loved one is the type who loves to nibble on small foods, pack them a bunch of savoury snacks instead! A packet of Garrett’s popcorn with an assortment of mixed nuts and chips sounds like comfort right about now ?
12. Face masks
Some might read this as the surgical masks we all need to go out with, others might think it’s for skincare purposes! Why not just get both? Stocking up on surgical masks is never a bad idea, and having a little skincare routine at home keeps your loved ones from feeling too bored at home, with the little added benefit of better skin! ?
Cooping at home all day can be truly stressful, so why not send over a bunch of candles? Candles can help you relax and feel rejuvenated, especially when they're made with soothing ingredients designed to help you de-stress and unwind! Some brands you can check out are Bath and Body Works, Maison 21G, or even local brand Hush which uses natural soy wax! Also, your house will be kept fresh and clean, and if you're stuck at home for days, having a candle will help!
When you can’t be physically there to offer support, flowers can come in handy by providing them with fresh blooms to enjoy while they're stuck inside. Not only it's inexpensive, but there's actually research that prove that flowers are a mood booster!
16. Gift cards
Not sure what to get? A gift card is what you're looking for! They can buy what they truly need, and it gives you the satisfaction of having gifted well. You can get them food delivery gift cards, or entertainment gift cards; the options are limitless!
17. Arts and crafts
If your child, or a kid you know of, contracted Covid-19, why not cheer them up by doing up some DIY arts and crafts? Colouring books, painting, DIY craft kids from famed arts and craft store in Singapore, Paper Markets; it's a good distraction for them as well!
18. Board games
One way to fight the boredom? Board games to the rescue (see what I did there ?)! You can buy up the classics at Toys 'R' Us or Popular, or venture into uniquely themed board games (care a game of Dungeons and Dragons, our dearest Hellfire Club members?) from Games@Pi, Singapore's largest board games shop!
19. Vapor rub/balm
There's nothing worse than dealing with a stuffy, congested nose and throat when you're unwell. Whether it be vapor rubs, syrups, sore throat candies, all these have a minty fresh flavour to them. Help your loved ones clear their noses and feel a comforting warmth with vapor rub products to help them breathe a little better.
With cases on the rise, it’s truly important to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy! These essential gifts as part of your care package to your loved ones who are not feeling well remind them that they are not alone in their journey of fighting Covid-19 ?