Celebrating a very special friend's birthday-Pandemic style!

Like many things this year, birthdays haven't quite been the same. Across the UK, restrictions remain in place on social gatherings to prevent the spread of Covid19 and so many events, get togethers, parties and meet-ups have had to be cancelled or put on hold. What a strange time it has been! And so, this year, more than ever, it has perhaps never been quite so important to keep in touch to let friends and family know you are thinking of them, even if this hasn't been able to be done in person. Despite the restrictions in place, there are many ways to celebrate the birthdays, anniversaries and special events in our loved ones' lives. 

This month a very special friend of mine had her 40th birthday. We haven't been able to see each other very much at all due to the lockdown and the restrictions that the pandemic has brought about; in fact we have only met once, in my garden, just after my baby was born. Despite living very close to each other, her postcode is now in a higher tier of restrictions than mine is and so for her, household meet ups aren't now possible. It felt more important than ever to make sure she still had a wonderful birthday and knew that I was thinking of her and celebrating her birthday with her- lockdown style!

Luckily Moonpig came to the rescue to help me treat my friend. As I'm sure you'll be aware, Moonpig stock a vast array of cards which can be personalised. Personalised items always add a little extra something to any card or gift and make a lovely keepsake for the recipient too. My friend is a big gin fan and so I knew the card I selected for her would make her smile! You can opt to have the card sent directly to the person which must have been such a big help to so many people who have had to be apart in these strange times!

Moonpig also stock a wonderful selection of gifts too including, plants and flowers, food and drink hampers, balloons, gift experiences and much, much more! How much would any gin fan, love this gin hamper packed full with gin, tonic, gin flavoured treats, and glasses? My friend certainly did!

gin hamper
And any chocoholic like my dear friend would be so thrilled to receive this chocolate hamper packed full to bursting with chocolate treats!

chocolate hamper
Flowers and plants are a wonderful way of showing someone you care and so I just knew my friend would love this beautiful red Anthurium plant. What a stunning plant to gift my lovely friend!


Moonpig has certainly come to the rescue this year to enable me to properly treat my friend and help her celebrate her birthday in style! With so many gifts and cards to choose from and with super fast delivery on their items, you can be confident that Moonpig can help you celebrate that special person's birthday- even in the midst of a global pandemic!

*We were kindly sent these items in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.