Keep in Touch with These Creative Care Package Ideas

Taylor Mueller | August 19, 2020
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There are countless ways to show those who are most important to you how much you care. Whether it be through the gift of flowers, a foot massage, quality time, or delicious food (my personal favorite), care can be expressed in bountiful ways. With new restrictions on freely spending time with one another, continuing to share love without having the pleasure of being together has become a challenge. Luckily, we have a solution: send a care package, of course! Hello! It’s in the name! Our current situation means it is the ideal time to send those who are most important to us what they want AND need.

Now, believe us when we say materials aren’t everything. However, materials can be a perfect representation of someone or something that isn’t physically there with you. The items you choose to put within your care packages can evoke a magnitude of feelings from happiness to nostalgia. So, whether your loved one is in the military or just not risking going out in public, give the sentimental gift of care packages!

Have a look at eight fantastic care package ideas to inspire you during this quarantine:

 

The “Home Sweet Home” Care Package:

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Is your beloved away from home? Then this care package is for you! From the smell of cookies to a cozy blanket, the items within this package are ideal for anyone who thrives on the comfort of home.

  • Mugs
  • Cookies
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Baking Utensils
  • Notebooks
  • Writing Utensils
  • Stationary
  • Gift Cards
  • Candles
  • Room Spray
  • Calendar
  • Religious Items
  • Blankets/Pillows
  • Encouragement/Self-Meditation/Gratitude Books
  • Water Flask
  • Slippers
  • Bath Robe

 

The “Practicing Good Hygiene and Health” Care Package:

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Let’s face it, sometimes, getting what you need is better than getting what you want. The way we see it, you will most likely end up needing these products at one point or another, so you might as well have them stocked up (especially while you’re taking limited trips to the store). Consider this care package as an emergency kit of sorts. After all, you never know when the need for band-aids or nail clippers may arise.

  • Body Wash
  • Band-Aids
  • Tums
  • Aspirin/Ibuprofen
  • Dayquil/Nyquil
  • Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Mouthwash
  • Lotion/Moisturizer
  • Nail Clippers/File
  • Razors/Shaving Cream
  • Tissues/Wet Wipes
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Face Wash
  • Lip Balm/Chapstick
  • Sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Q-tips
  • Shower Puff
  • Feminine Care Products

 

The “All Play, No Work” Care Package:

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Interested in the more entertaining side of life? Then this is the PERFECT care package for you. Use the contents of this care package to help get you or your loved one out of his/her quarantine slump. With games and other forms of amusement, you’ll never be left with nothing to do!

  • Tennis Balls/Golf Balls
  • DVDs/Video Games
  • Card Games/Board Games
  • Puzzles/Crosswords
  • Coloring Books
  • Magazines
  • Headphone/Earbuds
  • Posters

 

The “I’m Not Drooling, You Are” Care Package:

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Customize this care package to be filled with your favorite comfort foods or snacks that agree with your strict diet (I’m so sorry). This care package is truly for those who get tired of the same food or just can’t seem to shop for themselves.

  • Candy
  • Canned Fruit/Vegetables
  • Beef Jerky Sticks
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly Jars
  • Marshmallow Creme
  • Oreos/Other Cookies
  • Microwavable Brownies/Cakes
  • Tuna
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Granola Bars
  • Crackers
  • Gum/Mints
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Cereal
  • Trail Mix
  • Popcorn
  • Ramen
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Spices/Salt/Herbs
  • Coffee/Creamer
  • Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Salsa/Queso
  • Pretzels/Chips
  • Oatmeal

 

The “Treat Yo’ Self” Care Package:

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Everyone deserves to treat themselves every once in a while. Send this care package to your friends and let them know that it’s okay to have a little “you” time. Take a relaxing bath, get dolled up, or fix that eyesore you call a mani! The possibilities are endless!

  • Fuzzy Socks
  • Face Mask
  • Nail Polish
  • Hair Brush
  • Makeup
  • Makeup Remover Wipes
  • Pajamas
  • Perfume
  • Body Butter/Body Scrub/Sugar Scrub
  • Hand Cream/Lotion
  • Bath Salts
  • Bar of Soap
  • Lip Balm/Lip Scrub

 

The “Going To The Chapel of Love” Care Package: 

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Let’s face it, on your wedding day, you have A LOT to worry about. This care package ensures nothing goes unforgotten from a mint before that big kiss to a little mascara touch-up. As they say, hope for the best,  prepare for the worst.

  • Toothpicks
  • Deodorant
  • Mini Hair Brush
  • Nail Clippers
  • Q-tips
  • Wet Wipes
  • Lint Roller
  • On-the-Go First Aid Kit
  • On-the-Go Sewing Kit
  • AntiStatic Spray
  • Mouthwash/Mints
  • Mascara/Eyeliner
  • Top Coat Nail Polish

 

The “Sick As A Dog Care” Package:

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When you’re sick, you’re too exhausted to think about anything other than getting better. This care package provides you with all you need to begin your recovery process. Send this to your loved ones to let them know that you’ll always be there when help is needed!

  • Can of Soup
  • Cough Drops
  • Hand Soap
  • Gatorade
  • Salty Pretzels/Crackers
  • Vitamin C Packets
  • Honey

 

The “I Can Cry If I Want To” Care Package:

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If you had a birthday at the beginning of 2020, we seriously feel sorry for you. Rest assured, we have a solution to your birthday blues! Birthday care packages are a great way to help those celebrate that special day without having to worry about the pressures of social distancing.

  • Cake in a Mug
  • Birthday Candles
  • Birthday Ribbon/Sash/Crown
  • Birthday Banner
  • Frosting
  • Balloons
  • Confetti
  • Candy

 

The thought is worth more than the gift!

In testing times such as these, it is all about getting creative! The beauty of care packages resides in the idea that there is no limit to what can be put into one (so long as you have a big enough package)! Care packages are completely unique and entirely thoughtful towards the individual making and receiving one. So, what are you waiting for – start sending care!

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