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25 Care Packages We’re Sending to Friends

Send some smiles via snail mail with these fun care package ideas.

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Happy Box

Sending your BFF a custom care package has never been easier, thanks to Happy Box. You start with a package, then add as many gifts as you’d like. (There are tons of fun selections to choose from, including sweet treats, socks, candles, stickers and more). Finish your gift with a card and custom note. Check out these other “thinking of you” gift ideas.

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Frosted Cookie Tin

There’s no doubt this cheerful “Enjoy Your Day” tin from Cheryl’s Cookies will add a spring to your recipient’s step. It’s packed with 16 melt-in-your-mouth frosted cutout cookies in a variety of sweet shapes.

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Coffee Gift Basket

Whether your bestie is studying for a big exam or is simply tired on a Tuesday, this coffee basket from Harry & David is a delicious pick-me-up. It includes coffee, plus cookies and stroopwafels for a sweet break. If you’re looking for more caffeinated goodies, check out these coffee subscription boxes.

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Sunshine Box

This sunshine box from Etsy will bring smiles—even on a cloudy day. It’s loaded with cheerful goodies, including yellow candies, a candle and a succulent. Here are even more ways to create a sunshine box.

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Moose Munch Gift Tin

Your college student will appreciate this care package when exam season rolls around. It includes four decadent varieties of Harry & David’s famous Moose Munch popcorn.

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Everyday Joy Gift Set

Sending a gift out of the blue? Look no further than this set from Knack that celebrates life’s simple joys. Your friend will enjoy a moment of reflection and peace, thanks to this collection of inspiring notes, a candle and everything they need for a refreshing cup of tea.

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New York Bagels

Anyone who’s ever visited or lived in New York will delight at this Ess-a-Bagel box showing up at their door. These massive, hand-rolled delights are worth the wait. Choose up to four bagel flavors—and add cream cheese, if desired—then get ready for breakfast heaven.

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Tea Gift Set

Craving something cozy? This gift set from Tea Forte has everything your pal needs for an at-home tea party. She’ll find luxurious tea infusers, a lidded cup and a tea tray—all packed inside a stunning floral box. Find more gifts for tea-lovers.

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Succulent Heart Kit

The recipient can put their own special touches on this sweet succulent heart care package from Uncommon Goods. It comes with moss, a shaped frame and six succulents that can be arranged to their heart’s content. If you’re shopping for sympathy gifts, consider these other gifts for a friend who’s going through a hard time.

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Blind Date with A Book Box

If you want to treat the bookworm in your life, Etsy’s blind date with a book gift box is the care package to get. It includes a book of your chosen genre, three tea bags, a bath bomb, a fruit bar, cookies and a handwritten note with a wax stamp for an old-world feel.

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Cookie Sampler

For the friend with a major sugar craving, you can’t go wrong with a Milk Bar Sampler. This care package nestles truffles, cookies and a pie slice from the iconic bakery into a cozy tin, then ships it straight to their door. Psst! Learn how to make the Milk Bar birthday cake, too.

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Soap Bundle

Any guy in your life will appreciate the practicality of a Dr. Squatch soap bundle. Enjoy a variety of natural, pampering soaps in classic scents—like grapefruit, pine tar and deep sea goat’s milk.

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DIY Embroidery Kit

Crafty friends will be delighted by this thoughtful embroidery kit from Etsy. It’s perfect for beginners as well as those looking to hone their craft. Choose from eight nature-inspired patterns. Find more gifts for crafters they’ll love.

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No matter the occasion, a Sugarwish fits the bill. This genius service makes it easy to gift someone candy, cookies or even popcorn! Plus, they get to choose exactly what treats show up at their door. Sweet!

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Love and Hugs Care Package

For the pal in need of a cozy pick-me-up, consider this sweet care package from Etsy. It’s loaded with everything she needs to unwind, including tea, a mug, honey, socks and a heartfelt card. We love these “just because” gifts, too.

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Comfort Food Care Package

When feeling under the weather, the last thing your friend needs to worry about is cooking dinner. This gift set from a Spoonful of Comfort is packed with heartwarming soups, rolls, cookies and more for anyone in need of a wholesome, heartwarming meal. It tastes like grandma’s cooking!

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You control every inch of this personalized care package idea. Start by choosing a box design, then add a small token and a gift card, if desired. Finish your Greetabl with custom messages, photos and graphics for the sweetest (and simplest) gift ever.

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Coffee Subscription

For the pal in need of a pick-me-up, try a Partners Coffee subscription. This 6-month option delivers a bag of beans or grounds directly to their door. We suggest selecting the “Roaster’s Choice” option so the recipient has a chance to try a variety of roasts.

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Italian Cheesemaking Kit

Mamma mia! Who wouldn’t appreciate Uncommon Goods’ Italian cheesemaking kit? This care package has (almost) everything they need to make 10 batches of mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone and more. Just add milk!

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Gourmet Soft Pretzels

Everyone has a friend who’s on team salty instead of sweet. Satisfy their savory cravings with a soft pretzel gift box from Eastern Standard Provisions. It features a variety of soft pretzels and slider buns, but also fun flavored salts.

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Candle Set

Candle queens, listen up. This set of four is ideal for anyone looking to add a little fragrance to their home. Each box contains lavender, fig, lemon and spring scents. Check out these food-scented candles, too.

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Scottish Whisky Gift Pack

If you know your friend’s favorite way to celebrate is with a dram of whisky, Lagavulin’s Scottish expedition set is the perfect care package. It includes two tasting glasses and five mini bottles of single malt Scotch from four signature regions. We’ll drink to that! Check out more gifts for the at-home bartender in your life.

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Personalized M&M’s

Sure, M&M’s are a great gift on their own. But they get even better when you add personalized colors, messages, clip-art and even photos! Send over one of our favorite M&M cookie recipes, too.

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Hug in a Box

When you can’t give them an actual hug, gift the next best thing. This Etsy care package includes a snuggly stuffed animal—choose from a sloth, llama, bear or dog—plus a candle and matchbox.

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Bath Bombs Set

Gift some TLC with this bath bomb set. Made in California with natural ingredients, this box of 12 is perfect for your pal’s stay-at-home spa day.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.