12 Isolation Gifts for Anyone Who's Feeling a Bit Lonely Right Now

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Welcome to the Hunker Holiday Gift Guide. From joyful decor picks to gifts that give back, these items are sure to delight everyone on your list.

Between lockdowns, quarantines, and limited opportunities for socializing, a lot of people are spending more time alone. If you have a loved one who's flying solo for the holidays, there are a handful of gifts you can send that will lessen the loneliness. From personalized photo books to virtual classes, these presents will make your favorite person feel a little more connected during this tough period of isolation.

1. Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book, from $69

Remember the good ol' days with a nostalgic, fabric-bound book of family photos. Artifact Uprising allows you to customize your album with beautiful dust jackets and minimalist layouts that will truly honor your memories.

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2. Bearaby Velvet Napper, $269

The sensation of a warm hug is almost as good as a real one with this cozy, lustrous weighted blanket made from upcycled eco-velvet. Its heaviness stimulates the production of serotonin, producing feelings of happiness.

3. Great Jones Fully Baked, $245

In order to bake your heart out, you need the right tools. With two loaf pans, two cake pans, a sheet pan, a pie dish, and a casserole dish, this new bakeware set from Great Jones comprises all the colorful essentials for whipping up banana bread or crafting a cobbler.

4. Highline Wellness x HBFit CBD Bath Bomb (Pack of 3), $35

Sometimes, a little self-care is just what the doctor ordered. A peaceful soak with this fragrant, hemp-derived CBD bath bomb will help to soothe skin, relieve stress, and alleviate tension.

5. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams The Holiday Collection, $68

Ice cream makes everything better. That simple fact means that this pack of six cheer-infused pints is guaranteed to improve your day. Seasonal flavors like Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Skillet Cinnamon Roll, and Lemon and Blueberries Parfait will not disappoint.

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6. Martha Stoumen Wines The Fancy Bundle, $150

Sipping fine wine is another sure-fire way to spark joy. The Fancy Bundle from beloved California natural wine producer Martha Stoumen features a Nero d'Avola for festive staycations, a Petite Sirah for a moment to yourself, and an Italian blend for dreaming.

7. MasterClass Annual Membership, $180

A new hobby is a fulfilling way to spend free time. A MasterClass subscription includes a library of on-demand lessons from renowned experts, so you can learn cooking from Alice Waters, skateboarding from Tony Hawk, and scientific thinking from Neil Degrasse Tyson.

8. Piecework Puzzles Buns Out, $36

Bright and summery, this 1,000-piece jigsaw recalls backyard barbecues and sunny weather. With artful photography and challenging details, it's just the meditative, relaxing activity to distract you from any gloomy feelings.

9. The Sill Snake Plant Laurentii, $40

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Beyond serving as quality decor, potted plants offer lots of benefits. Greenery is proven to boost your mood and caring for a flora friend provides a sense of purpose. Ideal for beginners, the snake plant requires very little light and water.

10. Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One​ by Anita Lo, $19.65

Cooking for one can be a challenge, but Michelin-starred chef Anita Lo makes it a celebration. She believes creating a meal for yourself should be empowering. With her delicious, contemporary recipes like duck bolognese and chicken pho, it really is.

11. Vitruvi Stay Diffuser, $159

The long-lasting Vitruvi Stay Diffuser is designed to remain in the heart of your home, spreading calming scents throughout for up to 18 hours so that you don't have to go anywhere to enjoy the aromatherapy.

12. Wilde House Paper Rituals & Wellness Journal, $28

Focus on the positive and express gratitude with this daily journal designed to inspire intentional, mindful rituals. Each page is sectioned off to organize your thoughts in a productive, wellness-forward way.

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Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.

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