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20 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.

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Milk Bar 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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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.

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GOAT Care Package

A GOAT—aka Greatest of All Time—friend deserves a GOAT care package. This fun idea from Cute Dose takes the title literally and packs up a bunch of goat-themed goodies into one box. Your recipient is sure to smile at the socks, card and cuddly plush.

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Hot Cocoa in a Box

When you can’t give your friend a hug, gift them the next best thing. This Etsy box set has everything they’ll need to whip up a cozy, comforting mug of hot cocoa. By the way, these are the toppings you should be adding to your hot cocoa.

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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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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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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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Spoonful of Comfort

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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Candy Bento Box

For your fancy friend, a Sugarfina Bento Box is the ultimate gift. You can choose luxurious candies—like champagne gummy bears and cold brew cordials—to suit her tastes.

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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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Lots of Little Goodies

Candy makes the perfect care package—it’s sweet, well-loved and appropriate for nearly any occasion. And this gourmet crate from Olive + Cocoa will make your friend think he hit the candy jackpot. It’s loaded with rocky road popcorn, white chocolate peppermint bark, milk chocolate pretzels and more.

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Taste of Italy

Mamma mia! Who wouldn’t appreciate Uncommon Goods’ pantry box stuffed with tasty Italian eats? This care package has everything for a delicious, restaurant-worthy meal. You can also order boxes inspired by Greece, Spain, Peru, India and more.

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Me Time Gift Basket

If your BFF is always thinking of other people, treat them to everything they need for some quality self-care. The me time gift from Baskits features spa products, tea and even a chocolate bar. Plus, everything comes packed inside a chic planter! (Perfect for that kitchen herb garden).

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Cake Explosion Gift Box

For a care package they’ll never forget, turn to an explosion box from Send a Cake. This sweet surprise features, of course, a mini cake. But, you can also customize your order with photos, flying paper butterflies, candy and even music!

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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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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.

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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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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.
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