|It’s easy to focus on what you can’t do while you’re stuck at home these days. But here’s something you can do: Show thanks to the essential workers in your life. Health care professionals, grocery store employees, first responders, mail carriers, and many others are still going to work every day. They’re risking their health to help our community. We might not be able to spend time together in person, but we can still be there for our friends and neighbors. So how can you show your appreciation? Consider sending one of these gifts.|
Gift Cards: Essential workers might not have as much time to cook for themselves, so give them gift cards to local restaurants or food delivery services.
Entertainment: They could probably use an escape now more than ever. Help them take a mental break with a streaming subscription, a book, or a pre-loaded e-reader.
Home Essentials: Your favorite frontline workers are also braving the grocery store for the basics. Gift them a healthy stash of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and other must-haves to save them a trip.
Self-Care Items: Everyone deserves a few minutes to relax each day, no matter how busy work might be. Help local essential workers take a load off with soothing soaps, lotions, and bath bombs.
Thank-You Note: Sometimes the best gifts are the simple ones. You can leave a handwritten thank-you card, send a friendly text message, or write a thoughtful email.
Remember: We’re all in this together, and supporting each other is important during these uncertain times.