This post is to give you all kinds of awesome & unique care package ideas!
You know what’s great for showing someone you’re thinking about them? A care package.
I mean…it’s kind of in the name right? You’re telling someone you care….with an awesome package.
Any care package is a good package to give (or receive). But, if you can choose something that’s specific to the person, or just something they’re interested in, then you’ll warm their heart on a whole other level.
Take, for example, my sunshine care packages. They are perfect for cheering up a friend who is down and bringing some brightness into their life.
Basically, if you really want to make a difference to someone’s day, unique care packages show that you put maximum effort into the gift.
Below, I’ve included care package ideas that are one-of-a-kind. Both ready-made package options, as well as ideas for making your own.
Use these as inspiration – your friends and loved ones are just as unique as these care packages need to be, so think of these as ideas to help you come up with the perfect package for the lucky recipient.
Ready-Made Care Packages That Are Unique
Assembling, packaging and sending a care package can be so time-consuming that it keeps you from sending one. You can take the stress out of the process with a ready-made care package. The trick is to avoid generic care packages and choose unique and specialized options like the ones below.
Delicious snacks are always appreciated. If someone is feeling low, or you just want to thank a friend, then sending them a box of tasty treats is a great idea.
The problem is that a box of sugary sweetness might seem perfect, but a lot of people feel guilty indulging or they're trying to watch their blood sugars. Want to show them that you care about their preferences? Pick out a no-sugar snack box like this one.
They can go to town, with no bad feelings. So, if you know someone who is glucose intolerant, they’ll really appreciate you finding something they can enjoy too. (This brand also has other unique care package options for PMS, Hangovers, etc.)
For the rollercoaster journey that is new motherhood, this care package is carefully curated to meet her needs.
This care package includes unique snacks, a clay mask for some much needed self care, a pour-over coffee kit, second day dry shampoo and best of all, inspirational quote cards to let them know they can do this!
Personalize with a gift card and quickly ship this gift box to first time moms, IVF mamas, veteran moms... any moms really! Who wouldn't appreciate this? Such an amazing care kit!
So many people can’t start the day without their cup of joe, and if you base a care package around this coffee gift set, then you'll brighten up their every morning. A care package should make someone feel cared for, and when they think of you each day, they’ll remember how loved they are.
Buying someone the same old candies or chocolates for a care package is nice, especially if you know their favorites. But, if you want to do something different, look at the international options on Amazon.
This is a Japanese box but you can easily find British snacks, or South American options. Maybe your friend loves foreign cultures? They might have even moved from a different country and are feeling homesick? This is a great way to make them feel special.
We all know someone who likes to unwind by cooking. (And if you don’t, find one ASAP – having a friend that loves cooking is amazing).
Most of the gift ideas that you will find for cooking themed care packages are all themed around the same things – BBQ... oils....pizza. Nothing wrong with those, but for something that stands out, this dumpling kit is really cool.
It includes all of the authentic items that are needed to make traditional Chinese dumplings. If you know someone who de-stresses in the kitchen then this is fun, different, and will definitely put a smile on their face. Just make sure they send you an invite to dumpling night.
Blankets are a classic care and comfort item. Anyone can enjoy them. But what about a blanket that can warm you up and keep away boredom. This word search blanket is super unique and perfect for the friend or family member who is stuck in bed or sick.
For a lot of people, a good way to care for them is to give them something to care for. A Bonsai Tree kit is a unique care package idea that lets you brighten up someone’s home and give them a fun activity to do.
This kit includes everything needed to grow four different types of trees. They’re low maintenance, so you’re not burdening someone with a gift they’re going to resent, but instead you get to treat your green-fingered friend with a really sweet little gardening set.
One of the best bits of this kit is that it includes twice as many seeds as you need. Because who gets gardening right the first time? If you know someone who kills more plants than they manage to grow, but they just won’t give up the hobby, you at least get to double their chances.
I don’t want to overload this list with snacks, but food items just work so well in any care package. The reason I’d suggest gourmet marshmallows is because they’re versatile. Buy them for someone who loves hot cocoa, unique snacks or for someone who is outdoorsy. Can you imagine luxury s’mores around the campfire. Blissful!
A care package is a really good way to give someone the chance to enjoy a little slice of spa life at home. But instead of a usual bath set, go for something a little more exotic like these aromatherapy oils.
What’s great is that they can be used for aromatherapy or with a diffuser, or as massage oils. And if you gift a friend some massage oils, you’re telling their partner that they owe them a massage. It’s two gifts in one! This set has 14 different oils, and is beautifully wrapped already, so just order it and you look super thoughtful.
If you know someone who’s been a little down lately, give them the gift of inspiration with this poster! You can challenge them to complete as many of these fun activities as possible, and you can offer to join them too.
Every panel could be a day you spend together – and with 100 unique options, you're bound to have some amazing experiences together.
A book is a classic gift to include in a care package, but why not enhance it with an engraved bookmark? There’s nothing more unique than a personalized present. Add your own special message and they’ll think of you at the end of every chapter.
If you’re putting together a home-spa care package, a foot peel is the latest must-have beauty treatment item. Never mind your face masks or bath bombs – a foot mask will freshen up their tired tootsies and leave them feeling so relaxed. It’s like a foot massage in a packet.
People don’t use diaries anywhere near as much as they should. But for those that have just experienced loss in their life, an opportunity to reflect might be welcome. This mindfulness diary could really help – it includes practical tips for happiness and encourages the recipient to jot down their feelings every day. It’s also useful for staying organized.