5 Ways to Brighten your Post-Lockdown Blues

Welcome to the new normal. 


We at Warmies® know that 2020 has been, for most, an unprecedented and surreal time - the strangest we have encountered in our lifetimes. COVID-19 has shaken the world and created a new norm for most. But life can never just be all doom and gloom, 2020 has reminded us of the importance of family and the moments in between we simply look past. Everyday things we took for granted have become all the more important - a hug; a coffee with your family at a cafe; a lunch break walk with your work colleagues; a trip to the park with your children and their friends; a hard workout with your gym buddy. But every cloud has a silver lining, and one thing we can all be thankful for is that 2020 has reconnected us with the most important things in life; each other. 

It's easy to get carried away in everyday life. To spend the days checking our e-mails or getting caught up with the paperwork you promised your boss would be on their desk by 5 pm. But in the eight long months we've experienced of this strange year, most of us have just simply yearned for a hug from those closest to us, whilst they're further away than ever. The most important things in life have been reimagined. But on the subject of simply needing a hug - here at Warmies®, we have put together five COVID-friendly ideas that can help you through the new-norm blues, and keep you happy, cosy and most importantly; connected.  


1. Connect with your loved ones through the warmth of a hug

Most of us are missing, or have missed someone close to us throughout this odd time, so let's not put a downer on this; after all, we're all about making you happy! Let's get a little creative with the way we approach the next few months. If we told you that you could send a loved one a warm hug, risk-free, you'd jump at the chance, right? Well, you can! You could even treat yourself to one too, and hug them at the same time to feel more connected than ever whilst there's still distance between you. Why not capture the moment using social media? Make sure that you're using the hashtag '#Warmies' so we can spread the positivity, too! Send a hug to your loved ones today!


“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.” 

Ann Hood 


Warmies® Warm Hugs (9")


2. Gift the elderly in your community with a sense of belonging

Whilst the world returns to some kind of normality, spare a thought for the elderly amongst your community. Perhaps they're shielding and still can't connect with their family or friends. A small gesture could brighten their day more than you could imagine. The gift of a microwavable Warmies® could fill a void they didn't even know needed filling and keep their hearts warm until their loved ones can heat them back up again. Remind the people of your community that they are loved, and they are important, with the gift of warmth, comfort and aromatherapy.


"The simple act of caring is heroic." 

Edward Albert 


Warmies® Long Hot Water Bottles 


3. Reward your little ones for their ability to adapt

With all the bad news in the world at present, it's easy to forget that every day we are surrounded by tiny little miracles that make our day's special and filled with happiness. The Lockdown measures may have been hard on us adults, but we should take a moment to appreciate the little ones around us who have faced significant change and disruption in their lives, from their kitchen becoming their new classroom, to zoom calls being their new playtime with friends, even going to the supermarket can seem scary in these times! It's the perfect time to recognise how great they've been, and nothing means more than a warm hug! Gift them with a friend for life who can be there whilst their other friends still can't.


"Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children." 

Diana, Princess of Wales 


Warmies® Large (13")


4. Keep yourself cosy when you need it the most

We may be in the height of summer, but us Brits know that even in the months we've waited year-round for, we'll most probably still need a few extra layers. With a year that has tested us, it's important to recognise that you've done well, you've made it; why not treat yourself? With all this extra time at home, you may as well take advantage and give yourself some extra comfort in the shape of Warmies® Plush Body Boots. Warm and cute, what more can you ask for? Besides, the new norm is smart on the top and comfort from the waist down! 


"Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom"  

Holly A. Bay 


Warmies® Boots 


5. Get yourself coming-out-of-lockdown ready!

You've spent countless days confined to your home, wondering when your next social encounter will be, or at least one that doesn't require phone charge and Wi-Fi. It's time to let loose on your local pub (not the family zoom pub quiz this time, how many questions on flags can one person endure!?) And of course, you want to look your best, right? Well give those tired, laptop-laden eyes a rest and get the nights' sleep you deserve; all while rejuvenating yourself with a Warmies® Eyemask that gives off a calming lavender scent, offering microwavable warmth to give you that final touch of comfort. It's the key to a well-rested, youthful look! Purchase yours now. 


“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”  

Maya Angelou 


Warmies® Eye Masks 


So, there you have it! Here at Warmies®, we have put together a simple five-step guide to making yourself and those around you feel great, and lifting low spirits while getting you ready to face the world. We have it all, a one-stop-shop for happiness and comfort, from gifts for others, to self-indulgence when you need it most. Look no further and shop the Warmies® range today!