From the name alone, care packages are an excellent way to show someone you care about them and let them know you are thinking of them. It is a testament to your bond, as you actively try to keep the friendship alive despite whatever distance comes between you.
Care packages are like gifts but even better because you could include more things in your box. You can even curate your box to stick to a creative theme that your loved one will surely appreciate.
You can have so many options to choose from, and you can make a different care package for each friend you want to give. So, here are four creative ideas we’ve come up with that you can use for your care packages.
A Taste of Home
Childhood friends are amazing. You grew up with them and witnessed them grow into the amazing people they are today.
But often, our childhood friend groups grow apart due to distance. We end up in different colleges and different cities. But that bond will always be there.
If you plan to surprise a childhood friend with a care package, arrange something that will make them a little less homesick. For this care package, you should include some snacks and food from your favorite places in your hometown. If you’re close to their parents, you can even try to ask them to bake your friend’s favorite pastry and add it to the box.
Throw in other things that will remind them of home. You can even take some photos of your go-to hangouts as kids and write a cute little anecdote on the back. They will surely appreciate this lovely taste of home.
Sometimes, our busy friends need a reminder to take a break and relax. A self-care package is a great way to communicate this message to them.
Give your friends everything they need for a relaxing spa night at home. Include some skin care products such as masks and rubs. If they own a bathtub, throw in a cool bath bomb as well.
But self-care isn’t just skincare. So, you could also include a water bottle with a reminder to keep themselves hydrated. You could also give them a relaxing book to read with a lovely scented candle to add to the ambiance. Think about what you’d want to have when you want a silent and calm night at home.
If you live in the same area as your friend, but your schedules just don’t align, consider getting them a care package with some of your local favorites. This is a great way to support small businesses and discover what hidden treasures your city has to offer.
You can get them some locally made wine and cheese for a wine and cheese night. Visit the local deli and make them a charcuterie board. Check out local cafes and bakeries for delicious meals and pastries. Who knows, you might even help your friend discover their new favorite restaurant.
Cooking and Baking
Sometimes, our friends don’t have the time to do what they love anymore. A great way to encourage your friend to start cooking and baking again is to give them this awesome care package.
One of the hassles of cooking is getting all the ingredients prepared. Well, you can save your friend that trouble by doing it for them. You can make them some marinades and sauces and put them in a jar. If your friend loves to bake, premix the dry ingredients and prepare the correct measurements for the dry ones. Just make sure that you include the recipes they’d need so they won’t be confused.
Whatever you decide to give your friend, we’re sure that they will love them. After all, finding out that your friends are thinking about you is a gift all on its own. What matters is that you put in the effort to make them smile on their special day.
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