Times are tough right now, but we’re doing our best to stay hopeful and keep spreading joy, and we’re trying to come up with really creative ways to stay connected with those we care about. We’ve got all this time stuck at home, right? Let’s use it to add something good to someone’s life! While social distancing and quarantine might keep us physically apart, we can remain close through thoughtful gestures that let our loved ones know we’re thinking about them.
Whether you’re missing a birthday or a holiday or you are simply thinking of those far from home, putting together a custom care package is a great way you can show your love. From cute journals to friendship cards, here’s some inspiration for what to put in a care package.
Include a good book for the avid reader in your circle.
If you have a friend or family member who always has a book in their bag, why not include that new arrival they’ve had on their list or a special edition copy of an old favorite? If you know a bunch of people who all enjoy a good read, you can even start up your own virtual book club where you get together regularly to discuss through Zoom.
For friends who can’t get to the salon but are dying to, put together a self-care inspired gift pack to help them enjoy a little R&R.
With many salons and spas closed for safety reasons, some of our friends might be missing the indulgence of that monthly mani-pedi or spa treatment. You can pamper them with a collection of self-care items like a bath bomb, some soothing lotion, a face mask and nail polish to help them recreate the experience at home. You can even include a candle or oil diffuser in a relaxing scent like lavender or eucalyptus that smells like going to the spa.
A journal is a great way to gather thoughts and process emotions.
You don’t need to be a professional writer to make use of cute journals; in fact, giving one to somebody you care about shows you value their thoughts and ideas! They’ll appreciate that you’ve given them a creative outlet to get through these times.
If they’ve been on a cleaning kick, storage items will help them achieve their goal.
With more time spent at home, some of us are using it to go through every little thing we own. If you have a friend who’s been organizing up a storm, include some items in their care package that will help them get their space in order, like some storage bins, drawer dividers and a funny trinket dish for all their little doodads.
Showcase all of your favorite memories together with a photo book they’ll flip through again and again.
If you’re missing your loved ones’ purty faces, odds are, they’re really missing yours, too! Take some time to put together some of your favorite photos, and turn them into a special book of memories. There are quite a few companies that offer this option entirely online, so you don’t even need to set foot inside a store to create one.
Send love to your team (from a safe distance) with corporate gifts that make them smile.
We sure do miss seeing our sock fairies’ smiling faces every day while many of us are home in quarantine, and we totally understand how hard it can be to not get to see your team as much as you used to! A great way to surprise them is with a delivery of sock bundles or other comforting corporate gifts inspired by your unique company culture that warm their toes — and their hearts.
DIY fans will love a new project that inspires their creativity.
If you have a friend who’s been using their newfound free time to catch up on the crafts that they Pinned, but never tried, help them out with a care package that lets them get ultra creative. Whether it’s a cookie decorating kit, a jewelry making kit or even a coloring book, they’ll appreciate the gesture and the chance to have some fun.
Send them a sweet greeting card with a thoughtful handwritten note.
There’s something so special about a handwritten message that makes everybody smile. Whether you include one in a care package, or send it on its own, a friendship card will let them know you’re thinking of them all the same.
Caring from a Distance
It’s really hard to be far from the people we love, but there are many ways we can keep close in spirit through small gestures that remind the people we care about just how much they mean to us.