Care Packages

25 Incredibly Helpful Items to Put in a Period Care Package for Her

Make a DIY period care package for your girlfriend, wife, daughter, BFF etc, with these fabulous period gift ideas.
(If you’re not into DIY, I’ve added 8 period subscription boxes that you can sign her up for).

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Menstrual cycles are nothing like the flowery commercials that you see on TV.

But, if you’re here looking up how to build a care package for that time of the month, I’m going to guess that you already knew that.

  • You may be looking for period care-package ideas for your girlfriend, bestie, family member or wife…
  • You may have a daughter around the age of puberty and you wish to prepare her by making her a first period gift…
  • Or perhaps you know someone that is in between homes or has fallen on hard times.
    In my post about homeless care packages, we learn that feminine products are one of the most needed but least donated items.
(Learn how to host a period party for the homeless project here)

No matter the reason, you’ve come to the right place because I have put together an epic list of period care package ideas that are thoughtful, unique and practical.

How to Pamper a Girl When It’s That Time of the Month


Pamper her with a curated selection of gifts packaged into a beautiful box or basket.

As an endometriosis warrior, I unfortunately know what it’s like to have severe menstrual cycles.
And if you’re asking me? I’d tell you that a menstrual cycle care package would definitely help take the edge off.

A period care package is a unique type of care package stocked specifically with period related gifts – both menstruation essentials as well as things that make it more pleasant to live with Aunty Flo.

First, it’s important to determine what type of sanitary product that she prefers and then consider what she needs. Ask yourself these questions-

– does she like tampons, pads or menstrual cups?
– are you preparing for her first period (where she doesn’t have any supplies) or is she a veteran with a stockpile of supplies?

Based on your answers to these questions, you will know just what to include in the gift box that you make her.

How to Make Her First Period Special 

Do you remember puberty?

For me, it was a confusing and overwhelming time.

That doesn’t have to be the case for your daughter, niece, mentee, etc.

This care package for first period will include menstrual products and self care items that will give her confidence and empower her. With these first period gift ideas, she won’t have to go to the school nurse to get supplies. Instead of being confused or overwhelmed, she will be prepared.

All of the items below are phenomenal additions to this care package. And, if you’d like to add a personal touch, write her an Open When Letter that is titled “Open The Day Your Period Starts”.

Practical Period Care Package Ideas for Your Girlfriend, Wife, or Bestie 

Putting together a DIY period care pack?

Here are 25 ideas on what to put in a period care package.

You will find period gift ideas, PMS care package ideas, period pain care items, organizational items and other wonderful things to make Aunt Flo's visit as pleasant as possible. These goodies will fit in a period care package for daughter, wife, girlfriend, niece or bestie.

(and if they have endometriosis (or adenomyosis), make sure to check out my endometriosis gift guide).

Best Period Care Pack Subscriptions (When You Don’t Want to DIY)

In my opinion, a period subscription box is the most logical type of subscription box. Why? Because periods come every month (for most women) and a subscription box comes every month. It makes so much sense.

If you want to skip the DIY and send a period subscription box or you’d like to order one for yourself, I’ve got you!

Below, you will find information to help you discover the best period care package for that special time of the month.


With a Cora subscription, a custom 3 month supply of organic products (pads, tampons, cups, liners) is sent to your door for as long as you’re subscribed.

To empower girls worldwide, Cora donates health education and pads to a girl in India, Kenya or the United States with every purchase! It’s lovely to think that by subscribing, you are simultaneously making life easier for someone else. Over a million girls have been impacted.

Ruby Love

Ruby Love offers both a First Period Kit and a Monthly Period Kit – both targeted towards teens.

Their monthly boxes feature monthly themes and are full of fun gifts! They include period-proof underwear, pads, fashion accessories and many other fun treats. Their first period kit is even more stocked with goodies. Some included items are: a period book, period-proof underwear, socks, a warming pad, compact mirror. Check out the full list on their website!

Lady Box

Lady Box offers a “Lil’ Lady Box” which is their first period kit. it’s an easy way to order a variety of the items listed above with one click.

They also have the:
– “Basic Needs” box – period care + a few self care items
– “Just The Goodies” box – for the lady that already has her period essentials and just wants the snacks, comfort items and a magazine
– “Pampered AF” box – premium period care + premium high end self care items

My First Period Kit

With an adorable website, offers a kit that fits discreetly in your girls purse or backpack. This kit guarantees that they never get caught off guard. The testimonials on their website alone are sure to convince you.

This first period kit currently includes: 2 Feminine Pads, 1 Pair of ‘Rescue’ Undies, 1 Floral Hairband, 1 Deodorant Towelette, 1 Moist Towelette, 1 Makeup Remover Towelette, 1 Feminine Towelette, 1 Stain Remover Towelette, 1 Mini Lip Balm and 1 Disposable Baggie all housed in a very beautiful watercolor floral zipper pouch.

Tampon Tribe

Despite their name, Tampon Tribe’s monthly subscription boxes can include pads, pantyliners and tampons, all made of 100% certified organic cotton.

Tampon Tribe prioritizes sustainability and they are completely plastic free. For those looking for vegan, hypoallergenic, chemical-free and recyclable feminine products, check out Tampon Tribe. All of their orders ship using zero-waste materials.

Shark Week Survival Kit

Side note: “Shark Week” is one of my favorite nicknames for the cycle.
That being said, this box might be your new favorite subscription package for the cycle.

As a subscriber, you would receive organic period essentials, snacks, PMS tea, pain medication and self care, monthly. They prioritize products made by small and female-owned businesses.


Blume emphasizes period care that is both good for the woman and good for the environment. Their tampons and pads are made of 100% organic cotton with a transparent & simple ingredient list.

In addition to period care, Blume also offers clean skin care and deodorants.


This company also has a ‘Lola First Period Kit’, which caters to the young lady menstruating for the first time. Some unique items that they offer in their kit are a sheet of stickers and a digital guide with expert tips and advice. They also have various other kits that you can pick from.

Lola is unique in that they have formed a Period Support Group where you can talk openly about periods with others.

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There’s nothing like a care package to bring sunshine to someones day. In this case, you’ll be bringing sunshine to a crummy time of the month, with an amazing period care package.

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