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30 Care Packages We’re Sending to Friends

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

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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. It’s loaded with everything they need to unwind, including tea, a mug, honey, socks and a heartfelt card. We love these “just because” gifts for every occasion, too.

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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, bath bombs, stickers and beyond). Finish your gift with a card and custom note. Read our Happy Box review for all of the details. And if you’re looking for more “thinking of you” gift ideas—we’ve got you covered.

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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. You can even learn how to make the Milk Bar birthday cake, too.

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Hug in a Box

When you can’t give them an actual hug, gift the next best thing. This cute care package includes a snuggly stuffed animal—choose from a sloth, llama, bear or dog—plus a candle and matchbox. For more plush pals, check out the best weighted stuffed animals.

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Donuts & Coffee Gift Pack

Whether your bestie is studying for a big exam or is simply tired on a Tuesday, this Stan’s Donuts gift box is a delicious pick-me-up. It includes a half-dozen donuts, one bag of Stan’s whole bean coffee and a ceramic mug. If you’re looking for more caffeinated goodies, check out these coffee subscription boxes and gifts for coffee lovers, too.

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Sending You Sunshine Gift Box Ecomm Via Etsy.comvia merchant

Sunshine Box

This sunshine box brings smiles—even on a cloudy day. It’s loaded with cheerful goodies, including a bright yellow card, a candle and a succulent. Here are even more ways to create a sunshine box.

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Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Thinking Of You Tin Ecomm Harryanddavid.comvia merchant

Moose Munch Gift Tin

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

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Gift Box With Blanket Ecomm Etsy.comvia merchant

Cozy Gift Set

This cozy gift set screams relaxation. Not only does it come with a throw blanket and socks, it includes chai tea, cookies, candle and a mug for helping your loved one cozy up with their favorite brew. It doubles as a fall gift for those who are obsessed with spooky season.

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Everyday Joy Gift Set

Sending a gift out of the blue? Look no further than this gift set 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 Essa-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 to spoil your friend with breakfast heaven.

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The Peaceful Postpartum New Mom Gift Box Ecomm Nurtured9.comvia merchant

New Mom Care Package

“Curated by moms who’ve been there,” this peaceful postpartum new mom gift box is the ultimate push present (yes, that’s a thing). Goodies include slipper socks, a non-toxic candle, tea and luxury hand cream. Finish it off with a custom message. Take a peek at these other gifts for new moms, too.

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10 Piece Lip Balm Gift Set Ecomm Uncommongoods.comvia merchant

Lip Balm Gift Set

These aren’t your ordinary lip balms. This 10-piece lip balm set contains essential oils for the most luxurious lip soothing experience. Each lip balm is made from goat’s milk to moisturize skin. Your friend will enjoy treating their lips to fragrances like orange blossom, apricot and honey and ylang ylang and tuberose.

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Assorted Teabag Sachet 9 Section Gift Box Ecomm Artoftea.comvia merchant

Teabag Sachet Gift Set

This assorted teabag sachet set has everything your pal needs for an at-home tea party. They’ll enjoy English Breakfast, Green Pomegranate, Orchid Oolong and Dark Chocolate Peppermint, to name a few. It comes in a beautiful box that’ll make them feel like they’re sipping pretty. 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. It comes with moss, a shaped frame and six succulents they can arrange 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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Chicago Restaurant Tour

If you can’t make it to the Windy City, gift them the next best thing. This beautiful gift box is packed full of delicious treats from Chicago chefs and restaurants. Dig into cheddar and caramel popcorn mix, house-smoked sea salt, spicy chili crisp oil—and much more. This food gift contains 11 treats, all expertly wrapped for shipping, so it’s a decent value, too.

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Sugarwish Snack Boxvia merchant


No matter the occasion, a Sugarwish fits the bill. This genius service makes it easy to gift someone candy, cookies, popcorn and more! Plus, they get to choose exactly what treats show up at their door. Sweet! Get the full scoop in our Sugarwish review.

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Blind Date with a Book Box

If you want to treat the bookworm in your life, this blind date with a book gift box is the care package to get. It includes a book of your chosen genre, tea, stickers and more fun freebies.

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Soap Bundle

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

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Diy Embroidery Kitvia merchant

DIY Embroidery Kit

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

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Bump Boxes 2nd Trimester Pregnancy Gift Box For Expecting And First Time Moms Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Bump Box

There’s no better way to shower a soon-to-be momma than with a Bump Box. With curated boxes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester, each box features goodies like a bath bomb, sleep mask, belly butter, water bottle and more items to brighten their day. This 2nd trimester bump box contains the perfect amount of practical and relaxing items like a bath soak, belly butter and an adorable sonogram frame to show off their little one.

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Cookie Gift Box

There’s no doubt this cheerful assorted cookie gift box will add a spring to your recipient’s step. It’s packed with 12 assorted, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, like chocolate chip, frosted, sugar cookies, oatmeal raisin and chocolate obsession cookies. A cookie-of-the-month club is an equally sweet gift.

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Dinnerly Meal Kit

When feeling under the weather, the last thing your friend needs to worry about is cooking dinner. Dinnerly comes to the rescue with quick, easy and delicious meal kits. It’s a more comforting alternative to eating out when the last thing you want to do is cook. Customize their plan and cancel at any time.

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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 gift with custom messages, photos and graphics for the sweetest (and simplest) gift ever.

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Old Fashioned Box Ecomm We Tried Itvia merchant

Old Fashioned Gift Box

Here in Wisconsin, we know a thing or two about perfecting an old fashioned. And this cocktail care package has everything they’ll need to pour the perfect drink—minus the booze. This gift for bartenders is loaded with quality crystal glassware, cocktail syrup, dehydrated orange garnish, an ice cube tray and a whiskey-infused chocolate bar. We’ll drink to that!

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Coffee Subscription

For the pal in need of a pick-me-up, try a 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 Kitvia merchant

Italian Cheesemaking Kit

Mamma mia! Who wouldn’t appreciate an Italian cheesemaking kit? This care package has (almost) everything they need to make 10 batches of mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone and more. Just add milk! It’s one of our favorite cooking kits.

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Gourmet Soft Pretzel Gift Box Ecomm Esprovisions.comvia merchant

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. It features a variety of soft pretzels and slider buns, but also fun flavored salts.

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Candle Gift Boxvia merchant

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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Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine Gift Box Ecomm Via Hickoryfarms.comvia merchant

Wine and Snack Box

Whether you’re looking for a last minute birthday gift for a wine lover or a “just because” treat, this wine and snack box fits the bill—and then some. Your friend will enjoy snacks like garlic and herb flatbread, salted caramel cookies and smoked Gouda, plus a bottle of sparkling wine. Cheers! While you’re at it, check out these birthday gifts for her and for him. These birthday gift baskets won’t fail to impress, either.

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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
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.
Madi Koetting
As Associate Shopping Editor, Madi is an expert at helping Taste of Home readers find everyday household products to level up their life. She covers everything from Instagram-famous products to the internet’s best deals and discounts. When she’s not deep in a story, you can find her honing her at-home mixology skills and scouring TikTok for the next trendy product.