Being alone can be challenging both mentally and emotionally. Luckily, Scout has found a lot of options to show someone you care, thanks to technology. Small gestures can make a big difference when everyone is feeling uncertain or anxious. If you’d like to safely spread some cheer, here are a few different ideas for brightening their day from a safe distance.

Send them some greenery

Nothing brightens your day like receiving a plant or flowers when you’re least expecting it. You can have your favorite houseplant from Cast & Grey Botanical delivered straight to their doorstep without having to hand it to them from six feet away. You can also order an orchid from Dr. Orchid himself at Oglethorpe Orchids.

Send a personal note

Bring back the days of having pen pals! Buy yourself some cute stationary from Emily McCarthy and start corresponding with those you miss most. Anyone would love to open the mailbox to a package of affirmation cards from Hygge Savannah. Spreading positivity in every way.

Put together self-care baskets

If you’re able to support small businesses right now, curating a self-care basket for your loved ones is a great option that not only spreads cheer, but also helps local business owners during a stressful time. Emily McCarthy offers delivery of a number of Joy Boxes, the East End has teamed up to curate a sweet care package and The Happy Honeypot can deliver organic, sustainable self care products that will prove indispensable during these times. Everyone loves a candle, check out ElonWick candles for the great scents and who doesn’t love a cheeky named candle?

Put your money where your mouth is

How about practicing a little self-care by giving back to those deserving folks risking it everyday. Call Bull Street Taco and order a Health Heroes Taco box to be sent to health care professionals. Zunzi’s is offering buy one, give one family meals, donating one family meal to Second Harvest for every family meal purchased. Also, be sure to leave a healthy tip when getting curbside or delivery for the great folks who are risking it to bring us great food safely.