College students are now back in the swing of things for the Spring semester, and we're all just trying to see the proverbial light at the end of the winter tunnel. What better way to show your loved ones you're thinking of them than to send a thoughtful and practical care package?
Whatever you choose to include in a care package will show your recipient that you care. Below are some tips for putting together a care package for anyone in your life.
1. Create a care package theme.
If you're putting together a package to be shipped, you'll want to get the most out of the experience. Think of a theme that your loved one would like (and need) this time of year. Whether it's a cozy blanket and tea to get them through the rest of winter, or new sneakers and running shorts to get them amped up for Spring, a theme always helps make a gift feel more thoughtful.
2. Include items they may not buy themselves.
We all have those items that we love, but we don't typically splurge on them for ourselves. This can be fresh-roasted coffee beans, a favorite brand of clothing, or even cute decor items to bring a smile to their face. Think of things that they love, and include those "nice-eties". Throwing in a bottle of Fire Cider to keep them healthy through this last stretch of winter can help brighten their spirits, too!
3. Make it a surprise!
The best gifts are ones that are completely unexpected. Let them be surprised by the arrival of the care package, and include a nice note to make the opening experience even more special. And don't forget to get creative and enjoy the process! Gift-giving can be a serious pick-me-up.