Even though some of your friends and family don’t live close to you these days, it doesn’t mean that you don’t want to celebrate special occasions with them. You probably make an effort to get together for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, at least as often as possible, but other than a phone call or virtual card, when was the last time you did something special to mark their birthday?
Most everyone enjoys having a “fuss” made about their birthday, and while you might not be able to whisk them off to Playa Del Carmen or Las Vegas, we’ve got some great tips that will help you celebrate their special day with them from afar.
For Those Special Birthdays
Life can keep us all super busy sometimes, and it can be easy for the occasional birthday to sneak up on us. This is where same day delivery birthday gifts can come in super handy.
However, there are a few birthdays, such as when you turn 21, 30, or 50, where you should go above and beyond to make the birthday person feel special.
For a surprise that takes just a little prep time, send them a variety of birthday cards separately through snail mail in a number matching their age. Imagine their surprise when they open the mailbox and have 30 individual cards from you.
Or, embrace and utilize technology by sending them a virtual singing telegram. A relatively wide variety of entertainers are available, so you’re sure to find one that is perfect for your friend.
To crank it up and make it even more special, there are websites where you can hire celebrities to record a special video message for them. Snoop Dogg, Rudy Giuliani, Savannah Chrisley, and Gilbert Gottfried are just a few of the celebs ready to send your birthday wishes.
A Virtual Get-Together
You’ve likely spent a decent amount of time on a video call or conferencing service over the past year or so. Even if not, there are plenty of free options that are easy to use, so you can throw a birthday party.
Set it up in advance, ask the birthday person who they want to invite, and make sure everyone has the same tool (i.e., FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, and so forth). Even if it’s only long enough for everyone to sing Happy Birthday and share a piece of cake virtually, it’s sure to be a fun time, and the thought and effort will be special to the recipient. Another way is to create a group video message by sharing your personalized wishes in the form of text or photos. Combine them to create a short video message and make the birthday friend special.
You can also use a tool like video casting services to have a virtual movie night together. Plus, since it can be hard to make friends in a new city, this is a great idea for hanging out regularly.
A Special Gift
A new watch can be a great birthday gift, but take the time to get your friend something extra special this year. Tailoring their present and making it something that you know they need, collect, or that is unique and customized specifically for them can be the perfect present.
From personalized wines and decanters to t-shirts featuring your face plastered all over them, there are several customizable options for almost any type of gift you want to give.
Your friends are special to you, and even though they are spread near and far, you can still celebrate special occasions with a bit of flair. Whether you send them a special present, go out of your way to throw a virtual birthday party, or utilize one of the other tips we shared today, they’re almost sure to appreciate it immensely.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.