Being away from home for Thanksgiving is tough. But you can still be a part of your family’s turkey dinner in spirit!
Here are four long distance Thanksgiving gift ideas that are sure to make your presence felt even though you can’t be there in person:
Make a Card by “Hand” — Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a handmade card on the holidays. Remember those turkeys you used to make in kindergarten by tracing your hand on a piece of construction paper? Just fold the paper in half, cutout the tracing, decorate, and voila! You’ve got an adorable “hand”-made card.
Use Skype to Say “Thank You” — When everybody sits down at the table, lots of families like to say what each person is thankful for. If you have a tech-savvy family member, have her call you on Skype when the time comes and set the virtual you at an empty spot at the table. That way you can join in and tell everybody what you’re thankful for this year.
Send a Sweet Surprise — A phone call is sweet, but a cake is sweeter! We make it easy to send gourmet cakes anywhere in the United States overnight. Choose from several Thanksgiving Day favorites, and say exactly what you’re thinking with a personalized “Happy Thanksgiving” card.
Frame a Favorite Picture — Thanksgiving is all about family in all shapes and sizes. Do you have a favorite picture of when you were all together? Get it framed and send it to your family to open at Thanksgiving meal. It will serve as a heartwarming reminder of how much you love one another.
Of course, if you’re really gung ho, you could give all of these gifts and surprise the heck out of your family this year!
Have any heartwarming gift ideas of your own? Share them in the comments below. And have a terrific Turkey Day!