Nothing brightens someone's day quite like receiving a care package. Lockdown has kept a lot of us isolated from our friends and family, which can be difficult. You don't need to wait until its someone's birthday or for Father's Day to come around to show someone that you're thinking of them. Even a small, thoughtful gift can lift someone's day.
Food is one thing that has always had the power to bring people together. Baked goods are especially appreciated, luckily, Etsy has many care packages that contain freshly baked goods such as blueberry muffins and Oreo brownies, to help satisfy someone’s sweet tooth.
For a more curated selection of foods, Borough Box specialises in artisan foods, unusual finds like DIY smores kits and other delicious snack boxes.
For food packages perfect for a cosy night in, Not on the Highstreet have hampers filled with things such as wine and cheeses, pasta making kits, craft beers and floral gins. Most of the hampers can also be personalised with a message from you inside.
The stationary lover
Book Block is a great care package company that allows you to buy pre-packaged gifts or build your own. You can choose from things such as uniquely illustrated notebooks, moustache wax, cider, ground coffee, and bath bombs, to name a few.
For the one who needs relaxation
Self-care is essential to keeping our well being in check, and we’re always reminded of that in times like these. Box Tree Gifts have pre-made hampers as well as the choice to create your own. Choose from face masks, alpaca socks, scented candles and tea, among many other things like snacks and stationery.
Lush has always been the go-to for luxury bath products. Their gift sets cover a broad range of prices and offer luxury scented bath products like soaps, shower gels, bath bombs and body lotions. Most of their range is vegan, and they also use biodegradable materials in their packaging to minimise the carbon footprint of your gift.
For the one who needs a pick me up
If you want your gift box to be filled with inspiration, Treat Box UK have notebooks, enamel pins, note cards, coasters and cookies covered in positive messages. A reminder that staying positive in times of adversity is always well received.
The outdoor explorer
Getting outside can change your day, boosting your mood by giving you an endorphin rush from the exercise. Seeing nature has also been proven to lower stress levels too. If the person you want to treat loves getting their daily walk in, why not create a hamper themed around the outdoors, to make their next walk the best yet.
A nice beverage
A reusable coffee cup doesn't just have to be for hot beverages. With the weather being so warm and sunny, you could include some of their favourite tea bags in the hamper so they can walk around with a lovely iced brew. Keep Cup, and E Coffee Cups are brilliant options for coffee lovers. Swell bottles are excellent for long expeditions outdoors because they keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and drinks hot for up to 12 hours.
Whether it's cloudy or sunny, protecting your eyes is essential all year round. Our collection of designer sunglasses and our own Feel Good Collection have a wide variety of styles to choose from, so your loved ones can enjoy the sunshine and protect their eyes in style.
Everything is better when there are snacks involved. Trail mix is the obvious choice to include in this hamper, but other great options are protein bars, granola, crackers, mixed nuts and their favourite whole fruits like bananas, oranges and pears.
If you know their foot size, socks are always a useful gift, particularly if their merino wool socks that come in a wide range of prints and patterns.
It's the thought that counts.
If you're trying to cut back on costs, but you still want to show your loved ones some appreciation, there are many homemade hamper ideas you can achieve on a low budget. You could bake someone's favourite cake for them. As we've all exhausted online TV streaming services at this point, anyone would be thankful to borrow one of your favourite books or DVDs. Scented bath salts are a cost-effective yet luxurious gift to include. Whatever you choose to include, tailoring each item to the person and adding a handwritten note will ensure your personalised care package makes an impact.