Are you trying to figure out what to send in a care package? It can be hard trying to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, especially when you live far away and can’t visit them in person. Maybe your child has gone off to university, or a friend moved to a different country for work. Whatever the reason, finding a way to express your love can be difficult through phone calls or texts alone.   

Many people are opting to send care packages filled with unique items that provide a sense of home and comfort. We thought it would be good to make a list of what to send in a care package to make sending these gifts even easier! Keep reading to get ideas of what to send in a care package.   

1) A taste of home   

If you are sending a care package to someone who has recently moved away from their hometown/country or someone who has to live somewhere new for a long time, it is always nice to receive items that remind you of home. Nothing feels better than being reminded of home. Sending unique items that are unavailable to them in their current area are such a nice touch to any care package.  

2) A tasty treat  

You can never go wrong with their favourite treats! Chocolate, their favourite crisps or even a bag of sweets are such a nice touch to add to the top of any care package. Just make sure not to send anything that could be squashed (like cupcakes or soft food items) or anything that goes off quickly. I’m sure you don’t want your loved one opening a mouldy package.   

3) Something to look forward to   

Struggling with more sentimental ideas of what to send in a care package? A voucher or promise of something to do together once you are reunited is always a nice touch. This could be an actual voucher from a spa, favourite shop or restaurant. You could even create your voucher, with a promise to take them to see their favourite sports team or to have a movie night. This shows you are thinking of them and gives them something to look forward to when they next see you.  

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4) A note/card   

A handwritten note or card is a thoughtful addition to any care package. You can add this to the top of the box, so they have something to read from you when they first open it up! You can also add cute quotes or memories to this, or even explain the reasoning behind some of the items you picked.  

5) A hot drink – tea, coffee, hot chocolate  

Sometimes (especially in the colder months) nothing can quite beat a hot beverage. Adding in someone’s favourite hot drink, or a new discovery you think they would like can be the perfect way to make their day. For extra points, a new mug is always a good decision.   

6) Self-care items   

Nothing beats a little TLC, but sometimes we forget to take the time to do this for ourselves. Sending your loved one a face mask, candle or some bath products could be the help they need to take a little ‘me time’.   

Once you have put all this effort and thought into making these amazing care packages you want to make sure that they get to your loved one in perfect condition. Use a courier service to ensure that your packages are handled with care. Our courier services are reliable, flexible and cost-efficient to make sure you get the best service to ship your heartfelt packages. We ship all over the UK and the rest of the world. For more information visit the parcel delivery page or contact us for more information.