Printables and Creative Care Package Ideas


For various reasons, loved ones may be split over the world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be there for them. Send them a thoughtful care package filled with joy, love, and memories wrapped up in an attractive box. From college students to military personnel, these care package ideas will ensure that your long-distance loved one receives something delicious.


We’ve included some one-of-a-kind printables to go with your care box so you can customise it for any occasion. They contain cut-to-size box flap decorations, fun tags to decorate with, and matching stationery on which to write a loving letter.


Students at college

A surprise delivery in the mail is the next best thing to a visit from family for college students who are far away from home. Care packages are an excellent way to express your feelings and let a college student know you’re thinking about them. These graduation gift ideas will offer a tiny piece of home to comfort and encourage them, whether they are homesick or under pressure during finals.


You’re feeling under the weather.

Catching a cold in college is difficult, especially without a mom to make you feel better. So send your college student medicine and feel-good products, and let them know it’s alright to take a break to rest.

Ideas for care packages:

  • Medicine for colds and flu
  • Cough syrup
  • Tea\sMug
  • Soup in the microwave
  • Soft socks
  • Wipes for disinfection
  • Thermometer\sBand-aids
  • Tissues
  • Sanitiser for the hands


Cleaning supplies

Taking care of your place with few excursions to the grocery store means running out of standard household supplies regularly. Stock up on products your college student may forget to pick up and have on hand.

Ideas for care packages:

  • Pods of laundry detergent
  • Hangers for clothes
  • Razors
  • Body soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Q-tips
  • Sunscreen\sLotion
  • Scissors
  • Stain remover pen Lint roller


Dear Wife

Sentimental goods from home are a wonderful way to send your affection while providing your spouse with a taste of life at home. These products are small enough to carry with you and will mean a lot to your military spouse!

Ideas for care packages:

  • Photos on paper
  • School crafts for children
  • Calendar with upcoming family birthdays photo pendant printed
  • Home video flash drive
  • Stamps and stationery
  • Baby wipes, deodorant, and toothpaste are examples of personal care items.
  • Interesting items from the local newspaper or magazine clipped or printed


My role model

This superhero-themed care package contains heroic goodies and entertainment for your service member. With these entertaining items, you can show them how powerful and respected they are.

Ideas for care packages:

  • Socks with superhero designs
  • Sports beverages (preferably powdered mixes)
  • Granola and energy bars
  • Snacks made with jerky
  • Games for the table
  • Cards for playing
  • Loaded movies or music onto a flash drive


For a long-distance relationship

Long-distance relationships make it difficult to spend meaningful time together, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bond in other ways. For example, send a care box to your boyfriend or girlfriend to let them know you’re thinking about them. Of course, you could be commemorating a special anniversary or simply because. But a care package will have to suffice until they can be in your arms again! And, when you’re able to be together physically, try some of these date ideas so you’re never bored.


An anniversary is being celebrated.

Whether you’re celebrating one month or ten years together, send your sweetheart a nice present in the mail and have a home date night. These ultra-romantic presents will make it appear like you’re not even separated. Send your lover a flash drive or a link to a secret playlist you made only for them to spice up your date.

Ideas for care packages:

  • framed photograph
  • Confetti\sChocolate
  • Cologne/perfume in travel size (via ground shipping only)
  • Petals of roses
  • Candles
  • Lipstick or lip balm
  • Breath mints
  • Initial or coordinating jewellery
  • Takeout a gift card so you may have a virtual date together


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