Not so long ago care packages were reserved for elderly relatives or malnourished students. However now we are living through a pandemic and no one can leave the house, they have really expanded their audience. Everyone is sending eachother care packages because it's just so nice to be receiving treats in the post at the moment, isn't it.
So we have rounded up some lovely ideas for your care packages – whether you are putting them together yourself or looking of a pre-curated set up. There are so many options out there at the moment.
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1. Encourage them to get crafty
We think a craft care package is a fab little gift to send as what could be better than gifting a hobby right now? You can buy a one off Craftosity (opens in new tab) box or you can sign someone up to get a box for three or six months. Ideal for killing an hour or two in the evening and they end up with a very cute DIY craft at that they can show off on social media like everyone else seems to be doing.
2. Give the gift of monthly beer
A beer subscription counts as a care package right? We are going to go with yes. You can order a monthly delivery for a craft beer lover in your life from Beer52 (opens in new tab) and every four weeks they will get delicious beverages from top notch breweries delivered to their door. Oooh you could order one too and do little tasting over Zoom.
3. Post a box full of beauty gifts
Because for some people self-care means face masks and bath oils galore so a beauty box would be a fab little treat to receive. Glossy Box (opens in new tab) is a fab beauty subscription service that is great value too and you can order a one off box as a gift. You get loads of samples and always one full sized item to test out – plus the packaging is adorable.
4. Send some all important snacks
If food will be appreciated above all else, check out Borough Box (opens in new tab). They have loads of edible care packages to suit all tastes. Potentially the most apt one right now is the Recovery Box (opens in new tab), which is filled with healthy snacks to make you feel great, but let's be honest the Artisan Sweet Treats Box (opens in new tab) sounds much more enjoyable.
5. If in doubt, everyone loves tea
Anyone would enjoy getting some tasty tea in the post, especially since if you order it from Bird and Blend (opens in new tab) and it comes in a cute box with a personalised card. There are a few boxes to choose from including a gin infused tea box (opens in new tab) (yes please) and a Best of British (opens in new tab) selection. You can also build your own, too.