How to make a lockdown Christmas the best one ever

Will it be a lockdown Christmas?

2020 has been seriously strange for everyone, and with Covid-19 cases rising once again, Christmas is set to be somewhat different this year. Whilst it’s clear that there won’t be any big office parties and fewer places at the dinner table for family and friends, there’s still lots to look forward to. Here’s how to make Christmas in lockdown the best one ever.

Snuggle under a blanket and watch a Christmas movie

There are few things more enjoyable at Christmas than grabbing a blanket and snuggling down to watch a festive movie. Choose a classic blockbuster such as Home Alone or Elf, dim the lights, and get cosy with the family. Many people are purchasing the Quishion from iBeani – the perfect quilt and cushion combination for those cosy days watching movies on the couch! As well as being warm and snug, it’s also space-saving, making it easy to store away when not in use.

Enjoy winter walks

Whoever said that winter isn’t the time for exploring the great outdoors? The British countryside is particularly dramatic during the winter months. So, why not get outside for a walk to blow away the Christmas cobwebs? Pull on your coats, hats, and scarves and head out as a family to discover your local area – it’s still allowed during lockdown!   

Rediscover your love of reading

Research has revealed that reading books has surged during lockdown, with one in three people becoming more active readers. Reading isn’t just something to do though. Getting lost in a book is one of life’s greatest pleasures and a wonderful way to escape boredom and stress. Plus, reading books no-longer requires a trip to the local library or bookstore. You can download eBooks to your tablet or kindle at lightning speed, giving you access to hundreds of stories within seconds. What could be better than snuggling under your Quishion and digging into the latest thriller?!

Spend the day baking

If there’s one thing that Christmas calls for, it’s baking! As long as the flour shortages of earlier in the year are behind us, there’s no reason why you can’t cook up a storm in the kitchen and create some festive dishes that will get everyone in the festive spirit. Think mince pies, iced cakes, and festive breads like stollen and panettone – yum!  

Shop independent online

The pandemic may have put a stop to the big Christmas markets this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still shop for unique and exciting gifts for your loved ones. Grab your tablet or smartphone and search online for the best independent retailers. If you’re looking for fantastic tech gifts for your friends or family, head to iBeani!

There’s no getting around the fact that Christmas will be different this year. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure the holiday isn’t a damp squib. Often, the most enjoyable and satisfying festive activities are the simplest, from cuddling up with the family and watching a classic Christmas movie to getting lost in an eBook in front of the fire.

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