Whether your friend lives in another country or you both lead such busy lives that you don’t spend as much time as you’d like to with them, care packages help you send a message of love, friendship and (yes, you got it!) care to these treasured friends.
And here are some gift ideas as to what you can include in this type of package:
A Heartfelt Letter
First things first, a lot has probably happened since you last saw your friend. And while you may keep in touch via text or social media, there’s nothing quite like a handwritten letter to brighten up someone’s day.
Even if you’re getting in touch because it’s her birthday, writing a heartfelt letter or passage inside a fun or quirky card can mean so much to your friend. A photo journal of what you and your family have been up to is also a great gift idea for a long distance friend.
A Gift from Your Piece of the World
If you’ve moved countries or states, why not send a quirky gift from your part of the world? Even something as tacky as a tourist mug can put a smile on someone’s face!
Or, if your friend is the one who’s moved, why not send them a piece of home? This could be their favorite candy that’s not available in the state or country they’re in or a postcard of somewhere you traveled to together.
A Relaxation and Rejuvenation Kit
A lot of things are happening, and everyone’s a little stressed (an understatement) these days. Your friend may be in dire need of something to help them relax and recover from the stressful happenings lately.
Create a personalized kit for relaxation and rejuvenation that consist of a humidifier, bath bombs, essential oils (e.g., lavender, chamomile, and peppermint), a pack of Mayan copal resin incense, and a variety of tea blends. You may not be there to give your friend a hug, but your thoughtful package is sure to give them some warmth and comfort.
A Pamper Treat
Is your friend going through a stressful time? Or do they just love to indulge themselves every once in a while?
Then why not gift them some of their favorite makeup or some pampering skin care products? This can really make them feel special and will give them the perfect excuse to relax and unwind (something many of us are guilty of not doing!). This is a great gift idea for someone who doesn’t usually treat themselves.
A Piece of Jewelry
If it’s your friend’s birthday or you want to treat them just because, a piece of jewelry is a great way to do this. This is an excellent gift idea because not only will it offer something sentimental to your friend but it’ll also fit easily into a package if you’re sending something halfway around the world.
Choose something that matches their personality and style and tell them why you’ve picked it. This explanation will really add to the heart-warming touch of this gift.
All the Essentials
Don’t fancy going with the usual gift ideas and treats? Then why not consider what your friend needs most?
For example, if they’re doing an exam, they might appreciate some magazines, candy, and a few DVDs that’ll help them relax at the end of a hard day. Or, if they’re going through a break-up, a book that renews their faith in love may be just the ticket (and some chocolate, of course). Or, if they’re moving home, some handy items for this new place are sure to impress (or just a bottle of champagne for them to enjoy in celebration of their new move).
Overall, then, care packages are a great way to spread the love and joy of your friendship with others all over the world. They don’t need to be large, expensive or time-consuming to do, either – just choose personal touches that’ll really put a smile on your friend’s face.