With Covid-19 still around, people have had a difficult time seeing those they care most about. Friends and family have been isolated from one another, missing everything from birthdays and anniversary parties, to family gatherings. But just because this pandemic has us quarantined from those we love, it doesn't mean we can't show them how much we care! Here are twenty-five wonderful care packages for friends and loved ones, so that you can show your love and appreciation for those who matter most!
25 Excellent Care Packages for Friends and Loved Ones
1. Spa Treatment at Home
During these stressful times, it makes perfect sense to send a gift that helps relieve some of the tension. And with the state of the world, it isn’t always feasible to go to the spa. But rather than suffer through the stress, why not create the same experience at home for less? Here are just a few ideas that would group well together in an ‘at home’ spa care package:
Fidget toys are perfect for adults or children who have trouble staying focused, keeping their anxiety at a minimum. These items are specifically designed to cater to those with ADHD. ADD, Anxiety, or anything that could potentially interfere with everyday life. A perfect care package to create with this in mind would include:
For the Pablo Piccaso’s in the family, creating a care-package specifically aimed at painting supplies is the perfect way to show them your support and encourage their hobby. There are tons of products and brands when it comes to painting, so here are a few to consider to get your artist on the right path to painting a masterpiece:
Paint brushes (Artist Loft is a nice choice for an inexpensive but good quality brush.)
If your recipient is more of a crafter than the artsy type, making a crafting care package would be ideal. The type of crafts depends on their interests, as there are thousands of crafts to pick from! But here are a few ideas to get you started:
Journaling is a therapeutic way to express emotions, which is needed now more than ever. For those who like to write, or may have trouble expressing themselves outside of pen and paper, a care-package that aids them in their self-help journey would be a kind and thoughtful gift. A few things to include are:
For those stuck working from home during the pandemic, or those starting their own business, it makes sense to send them something to help them with the essentials. With so much they already have on their plate, why not ease a bit of the pressure by taking a few of these items off their bucket list so they can manage what’s really important?
For those that crave sweet treats, making a junk food care crate would satisfy their sweet-tooth. There are so many ways to make a ‘sweet treats’ themed package with more than just the junk food itself. Here are a few whimsical ideas:
Anyone who enjoys cooking would love to receive a basket catered to the kitchen! With so many people opting to stay home and learn to cook, it makes sense to give them a gift that reflects their newfound interest. Somethings to help them create a ‘chef’s kiss’ dish are:
Movie nights are fun and entertaining for the whole family. But for those who are addicted to the cinema, a ‘movie night’ themed care crate would give them hours of entertainment, and they would have you to thank for it! Here are our suggestions:
Family nights are important for creating familial bonds and long-lasting memories. And the perfect way to enjoy time together, while still having a blast, is with board games. Board games are a great way to bring people together, and a fun-filled experience opens up trust and communication for all ages. A few of our favorite games are listed below.
What pairs well with wine? A good cheese. Wine enthusiasts would enjoy a basket that contains different types of gourmet cheeses for the nights when they want a complimentary snack to go along with their drink. Here are a few kinds of cheese that pair well with some reds and whites:
Gardening experts will appreciate a care package made with their green thumbs in mind. Whether they are elbow-deep in soil or grafting plants in their own backyard, here are a few things they are bound to love:
We all have our Mr. Fix it. From changing bulbs in the ceiling fan to working on the air conditioning unit in hundred-degree weather, they never seem to stop working on their honey-do list. What would make their work just a little bit easier? A care package with these handy little items:
Wine enthusiasts aren't the only ones on our list. For those who like the hard stuff, a crate based around their favorite liquor would really quench their thirst. Whether it’s a mini-sized or a full bottle, there are a ton of brands of alcohol-based drinks that they are sure to love. Here are a few fan favorites:
15. Tropical Paradise
Summer is in full swing, with people missing the warm waves of the ocean and the sand between their toes. But just because our vacationing days are far from sight, doesn’t mean we have to let the summer slip by. There always the backyard with a pool to lounge by, or a soft spot in the grass to lay out a lawn chair and relax. So instead of mourning your beach-going days, send your favorite beach bud a care crate packed with their favorite summer items!
Fruit baskets are a classic gift, and they aren’t just a special treat for teachers! Healthy and delicious, anyone would appreciate a care crate packed with all their favorite produce. The best choices for summer fruits are:
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Shop with your heart and remember he will love the gift simply because it's from you.
17. Picnics that Pack a Punch
Packing a picnic basket is a great way to get out and get fresh air while still maintaining quarantine guidelines. For anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, or the dining out experience without the worry of catching or spreading the virus, a ‘picnic essentials’ crate would do them a world of good. A few things you could include are:
Gaming is a favorite pastime of many individuals around the globe, especially now when staying home has become so imperative to health and safety. So, what do you get for the gamer in your life? Here are a few ideas we think would be greatly appreciated:
For those that want to give their recipient the option to choose their own gift, gift cards are a great option. A theme can even be garnered around whatever type of card you plan to purchase. For example, a Starbucks gift card would go great with a coffee mug, thermos, and creamer. It's all about how creative you want to be! Here are a few popular gift card options that can be purchased online or at the store location:
20. Caffeine Addicts
Coffee lovers who need their fix will enjoy a box made with their favorite caffeinated beverage. Great for starting their mornings off with the energy they need, this is the type of gift that they can get a lot of use out of! Here are a few things to include in your care package:
We can’t forget about our vegetarian and vegan friends! What do you get for those with plant-based diets or restrictions? The answer is a crate made with their tastes in mind. A few gluten-free and vegan options are as follows:
Anyone who has a pet knows just how much love and loyalty are received from them. And for many of us, they are a part of our family. It is important to treat them from time to time, and what better way than with an animal-based care crate? The possibilities of what can be added are endless, but here are a few things you may want to include:
For those accessory lovers and haberdasher patrons, you might be interested in assembling a package made with embellishments that satisfy their need for flare. These can be difficult to shop for, but if you know the person's particular tastes, it’s worth a trip to the store to pick up a few of these items:
And last, but certainly not least, for those who want to avoid shopping for the items individually, we offer you a Broquet! Broquet Boxes are designed for the men in your life, whether they enjoy food, fashion, or personal care. The website offers easy to use tabs that help you search for what you are looking for. And, with the quality products offered, we're sure there's something they're bound to enjoy! Here are just a few of our crate options:
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These are just twenty-five ideas that we hope inspire you to send someone you love something they will cherish! A care crate is about more than just buying expensive gifts, it’s about showing those you love that you are thinking about them, especially during the hard times we're facing now. So, whether it’s a gift for an event you couldn’t attend or just a friendly reminder that they were on your mind, Broquet is here to make sure you find exactly what you are looking for!