Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, people have begun to notice the little things they miss about their previous lives. Maybe you miss the stand where you normally buy your coffee on your way to work, but you don’t go there anymore because you’re working from home. Or, it might be stopping to browse in a store, even when you don’t need anything. In fact, while we’ve found countless creative ways to work, worship, and socialize safely, it’s increasingly common to miss the little things in life – and one way to break up this monotony is by having those little things delivered right to your door.
Yes, even in the age of Amazon, when seemingly anything can be shipped, you might be surprised by what you can get delivered. These 5 special deliveries could be just what you need to bring a little joy to you or a loved one.
Restaurants have been one of the hardest-hit industries during the pandemic, and being stuck inside, away from family and friends, has people feeling especially homesick for familiar flavors.
Well, there’s good news. Reaching far beyond the local takeout delivered by apps like Grubhub or UberEats, Goldbelly offers national delivery of popular local foods, including tricky to ship items like ice cream or layer cakes. Though they can’t deliver from every hometown restaurant, they’ll happily ship you nostalgia-fueling treats ranging from Magnolia Bakery’s famous banana pudding to a variety of New York bagels and authentic king cake from New Orleans.
Bring On The Brews
Bars are a definite no-go right now, representing a huge risk of viral spread, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great beer – and you don’t even need to go to the store to do it. Instead, the order in a beer tasting gift basket complete with paired snacks and even proper glasses. Try regional beers, experiment with new styles, or plan a date night around your delivery.
An At-Home High
Marijuana dispensaries have held an unusual status during the COVID-19 pandemic, in part because they serve as a medical resource for a subset of the population, though most also continue to allow recreational sales. But while it may not be so surprising that dispensaries remain open, you might be surprised to learn that you can get marijuana delivered to your home from some shops. Many dispensaries offering this service prioritize medical orders, but will still deliver regardless of order type
Give A Goat
Sometimes we all need a laugh, and the current pandemic has made small moments of joy even more important. That’s why if you’re hoping to surprise someone in your life, why not mail them a goat? Not a real goat, of course, but a plush one from the gift company You Goat Mail. This funny little operation sends out anonymous plush goats with hand-written notes, all for the sake of entertainment and connection. You can also stuffed whales, elephants, sloths, and other friendly creatures.
Hatch A Plan
The pandemic has unleashed people’s homesteader instincts, as demonstrated by all the bread baking and canning on Instagram. For those ready to take the next step toward being self-sustaining, or maybe just looking to upgrade their homeschool science curriculum, though, it’s actually possible to get live chicken eggs shipped to your home, as well as duck, pheasant, and turkey eggs. Although shipping live animals through the mail are generally prohibited, eggs are an exception and are commonly transported this way.
There’s virtually no limit to what you can have delivered to your door these days, and your options go far above and beyond what’s available on Amazon. So, whether you’re in a rut and need something to boost your mood or need a great gift for a friend, don’t limit your imagination because the options are truly endless.