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No matter who you are or what your situation right now, COVID-19 has very likely increased your sorrow. This extended period of isolation, anxiety and trauma has rearranged our lives in a way that is particularly painful, because so much of the joy of human connection feels incredibly out of reach.
I’m here to propose the smallest antidote that’s worked for me: send a gift. When you can’t physically hug, and another video chat or phone call doesn’t really feel like enough, sending a real! physical! thing to your loved one can feel a little bit like a hug, even if it’s just a box of cookies.
But you don’t have to take my word for it! I spoke with Tiffany Dodson, Associate Market Editor at SELF magazine. She’s put together round-ups of gifts for the wine aficionado you know and gifts