The Best Virtual Presents to Give to Family and Friends

From graduations to birthdays to Father’s Day, there are plenty of milestones and holidays to be celebrated! Social distancing is putting a unique twist on these festivities, especially the gift giving aspect. In order to help alleviate some of the stress, we have come up with a completely virtual gift guide that will help to ensure recipients stay safe and healthy because they can enjoy these presents in their own home. 

Get ready to binge-watch

Although states are in the beginning stages of opening back up, there are still many people who would prefer to continue to stay home when possible. No matter what, there is plenty of spare time to indulge in guilty pleasures, such as TV series and movies. If you know someone who loves a good movie night, consider getting them a Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or Youtube TV membership. If they already have one, opt for a giftcard or to upgrade their viewing plan. This gift is simple, but will provide much needed entertainment for their cozy days inside!

Getting active from home

If you have a fitness junkie on your hands, they are likely struggling with the fact that they can’t get to their local CrossFit gym right now. Luckily, there are thousands of virtual gym memberships and classes that offer a variety of fitness options such as Zumba, yoga, spin, HIIT, and more. Most of the memberships also include creative ideas to replace dumbbells and other types of gym equipment with household items. Depending on what your friend or family member is into when it comes to their fitness regimen, there are a variety of options to choose from that will fit their needs. If they prefer high-intensity, bootcamp-style workouts, consider Effect Fitness to really help them get moving. Have a pilates fanatic? Check out Housework by Sydney Miller for fun, minimal-equipment pilates workouts. If your loved-one prefers to have variety, then Crunch Live is the perfect fit for them! Give your gym enthusiast friend or family member the gift they really want, and can enjoy at any time of the day.

Celebrity shoutout

Does your special someone have a favorite celebrity? Imagine their excitement if you got them a celebrity cameo, where TV personalities, actors/actresses, musicians, and athletes give them a personal shoutout! All you have to do is write out a quick script and the celebrity will read it (and likely put their own spin on it) through an app called Cameo. This video can also be shared on social media for friends and family to view as well. 


MasterClass, an online platform, was designed to teach people skills such as cooking, writing, science, technology, sports, design, and photography from masters of the craft! For only $15 a month, your recipient will have access to thousands of online lessons that are both inspiring and interesting. There are over 80 courses to choose from, and each class only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Some household names involved in MasterClass are Gordon Ramsay, Natalie Portman, Usher, Serena Williams, and Stephen Curry.

Coming up with special gifts for upcoming celebrations right now can be a tricky task. It’s time to count out ordinary gifts and give some credit to the amazing opportunities that virtual gift experiences provide. Give your dad, birthday girl/guy, or recent grad personalized gifts that play into their interests, while keeping social distancing in mind.