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20 Thoughtful gifts to give a friend who is having a hard time

A little gift can go a long way...

Arianna Chatzidakis

Do you remember how you felt when you last received an unexpected bunch of flowers, or a little ‘thinking of you’ card? It’s no secret that a little gift can go a long way when you’re having a hard time. If you know someone who needs a little pick-me-up, why not give them something that will put a smile on their face? From uplifting wall art to thoughtful jewellery, see which are the besst thinking of you gifts to send, below. 

Best thinking of you gifts: The HELLO! edit

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Kit Heath x HELLO! Kindness necklace, £99.99, Kit Heath

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For a truly thoughtful gift that will cheer your friend up, opt for HELLO!’s exclusive Kindness Necklace. Together with the award-winning British jewellery brand Kit Heath we’ve created a beautifully elegant sterling-silver necklace with an oval charm of two interconnected elements to represent protection and support.

The necklace, which has been spotted on the likes of Lorraine Kelly, Saira Khan, and Andrea McLean, can be worn showing the smooth outer layer or reversed to reveal the core that is cradled inside and bears a tag branded with our special message of kindness. Plus, £5 from every purchase goes to charity, so your friend can pay forward your kind act.

OFFER: The next 200 people to purchase a HELLO! Kindness Necklace will get a FREE 6-month digital subscription to HELLO! Magazine worth £42.50!

 

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Thinking of You Bouquet, Shortbread & Scented Candle Gift, £40, M&S

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This lovely gift from M&S features some mood-boosting flowers, biscuits and a candle - lush!

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Tranquility Candle, £32, M&S

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Bring some tranquility into your loved one's life with this relaxing candle.

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Personalised Rainbow Mug Set, £22, Notonthehighstreet.com

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Brighten someone’s day with this rainbow mug set, which you can personalise with two names. That’ll put a smile on their face!

MORE: 13 Personalised jewellery pieces that she'll love

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Wellness Journal, £24.99, Papier

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Help your friend reclaim a moment of ‘me time’ with this chic wellness journal, which they can use to help start their day with a fresh mindset.

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De-stress On The Go Collection, £25, Neom

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If your friend is feeling particularly stressed, why not treat them to this relaxing self-care kit, which includes a bath & shower oil, hand cream and stress relief pulse point roller.

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The Monique Bouquet, £36, Bloom & Wild

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Nothing quite says ‘I’m thinking of you’ than a fresh bouquet of flowers, sent straight to your door.

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A Box of Comfort Hug Gift Box, £40, Box of Hugs

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Cheer someone up with this delightful package in the post, which contains a variety of lovely gifts including a candle and mug.

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hush Superstar Sweat Top, £55, John Lewis

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This effortlessly cool superstar slogan sweatshirt is perfect for boosting morale. We love.

MORE: Long distance gifts to send to your best friend to show you care this Christmas

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Bunch Of Biscuit Flowers, £33, Notonthehighstreet.com

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For those who don’t like IRL flowers, why not opt for this delicious biscuit variety?

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'This Too Shall Pass' Handwritten Mindfulness Print, £12, Notonthehighstreet.com

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Remind your loved one that ‘this too shall pass’ with this thoughtful print that they can hang in their home.

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Magic Quote iPhone Case, £20, Notonthehighstreet.com

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There is magic all around us, and your friend will no doubt appreciate this gentle reminder.

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'Be Brave' Meaningful Word Bangle in Rose Gold, £12, Lisa Angel

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This 'be brave' bangle is the perfect piece of inspiring jewellery to gift to someone going through a hard time.

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Girly Letterbox Gift, £18, Moonpig

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This cute mini hamper box is filled with lots of delicious treats that will put a smile on your loved ones face, including chocolate chip cookies, chocolate and marshmallow biscuits, cocoa dusted truffles, berry tea sachets and tasty drinking fudge. Yum!

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HELLO! Magazine Subscription, from £5.99, Subscription.co.uk

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We know just the thing that will make your loved one's day - a subscription to HELLO! Magazine, which will be delivered straight to their door every week. Plus, between now and 31st December 2020, you can get 50% off, with six months costing just £29.90 and one year costing £58.65.

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Bee Happy Gift Set, £21.98, Arena Flowers

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This lush gift set includes orange & neroli scented goodies such as shea butter hand cream and a natural wax votive candle - both of which will make your loved one super happy.

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It's Ok Not To Be Ok Book, £8.99, Oliver Bonas

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This book is a lovely little reminder that it's okay not to be okay, which your loved one will appreciate.

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Yes She Can Embroidery Kit, £23.50, Oliver Bonas

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Embroidery kits are great for helping someone take their mind off of their daily stresses, and we love the uplifting slogan message on this one from Oliver Bonas.

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Millie Marotta's Brilliant Beasts, £8.19, WHSmith

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Adult colouring books help ease stress and anxiety, making them the perfect gift for someone going through a hard time.

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Thinking Of You Treat Selection, £35, Cartwright & Butler

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Treat your friend to this thamper which is packed with a variety of tasty treats including shortbread biscuits, coffee and chocolates.

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ESPA 'A Holder Of Happiness', £17, LookFantastic.com

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This happy vibes gift set from ESPA will help lift moods and provide a moment of relaxation.

HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.

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