Finding friend care package ideas is one of the best ways to gift your friends and let them know you’re thinking of them! Whether you’re missing a friend’s birthday, missing someone, or just trying to make it through quarantine…care packages help!
These are easily the most fun and affordable way to package your friend’s favorite things together or something new that leave a smile on their face. That’s what we all want right?
Friend Care Package Ideas
Just recently I sent an old roommate and close friend a mini care package! It was more of a “Here’s the beauty bag you’ve been waiting to receive for months and here are some cool earrings for funzies” but hey still counts as a friend care package!
If I were to make a real care package out of it I probably would have added a little succulent plant and maybe some hot sauce (her two favorite things), but I guess that leaves room for future friend care package ideas!
Come February my brother is turning 20 (scary) and this year will be the first year he’s not with the family for his birthday because he’s away at college. SO my mom and I thought the ultimate birthday care package would be perfect for an alternative celebration. Knowing us it’ll be huge and filled with a mix of things he loves and things he didn’t know he needed in college. I’m excited! I love surprising the people I care about and close friends when they least expect it. It’s a fun experience for everyone! Better yet Facetiming them and seeing their reaction when they open their care package, PRICELESS.
Care Package for Girlfriend Ideas
- Last Minute Cheap Box Ideas
- Decorating your best friend care package box
- DIY ideas friend care packages
- Boxes to Buy
And if you LOVE to send fun care packages, be sure to check out our post on care packages for college students too!
Last Minute Box Gifts (cheap too!)
Did you remember a gift for your friend at the last minute and don’t have time to shop? That’s where these cheap and FAST Amazon Prime care packages to send to friends when you need it TOMORROW come in!
Ultimate Snack Box
Want a cute and thoughtful self care box idea that not only works as a care package idea for a friend, but for a sister, other relatives, or for mom when you’re thinking of her! This might cost less than going out to buy the supplies yourself plus it’s hard to resist fast shipping!
If your friend is a lover of scents like me, buying this 4 pack of gorgeous soy candles in a gift box will surely make someone happy!
Decorating the Box
While many of us can think up ideas for a box when we want to send a care package to a friend when you go on Pinterest and see clever ideas for signs, labels, and box stickers, who honestly has the extra time?
To take your care package ideas for girlfriend box up a notch, check out these clever and inexpensive ways to decorate your care package for your besties!
Know what your best friend care package favorites are but you want to make the box itself extra special? For inexpensive you can actually BUY box stickers to make your gift extra creative!
If you’re putting together a cute care package for a friend’s birthday, you can even buy box stickers for special occasions like your bff’s birthday!
Get the box stickers here
Care Package for Friend
When making care packages for friends, a care package for a girlfriend, or a best friend care package, there are some prime occasions for when best to send them or the reason for sending one. There are endless opportunities and care package ideas that will make you want to send one! Splurge on these friend care package ideas for the most fitting care package that your gal pals will love!
Some of the care package ideas for friends can be purchased as-is and in others, you’ll want to create a DIY friend care package so you can customize it and also keep costs down.
Netflix and Chill
Image source kimspireddiy
Netflix and chill and candy is the ultimate cure, even for a Birthday celebration! Who doesn’t love some movie snacks for a good binge-watching day?! The sky is the limit and if Netflix isn’t your thing more friend care package ideas include just picking their favorite color and going wild!
Idea from Etsy
Send a booze basket to a booze friend in need! Here’s a fun assortment and excuse to gift your friend with their favorite booze and snacks! That is until you can be boozed with them. What fun friends care package ideas that’ll easily become their favorite gift.
Social Distancing care package
Get the box stickers on Etsy
Do you have a clever care package idea for a friend and want to take it up a notch and buy pre-made box stickers?
Here’s to the friends you need in quarantine that you’d rather just social distance with. We’re all at that point- send a social distance care package to the ones you’re missing most!
Miles Away care package
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The perfect birthday care package! Can’t properly celebrate with the birthday gal or birthday boy this year? Well, miles away feels a little closer when sending a family member, spouse, or friend the cutest birthday package that will have them feeling the birthday vibes no matter the distance. I’ll be using this idea for my brother’s birthday coming up!
Care packages for friends are most popular when their birthday comes around.
Cure for a Bad Day
If your friend had a bad day or maybe went through a recent break-up, why not send them a care package for a stressed friend? This funny and clever box will surely brighten their day!
Recovery care package
Buy on Etsy
All friends need a good care package when they’re recovering or going through something. This friend care package idea will lift their spirits in no time! The assortment is so cute and has the necessities for a fast recovery. Get creative with it!
When you Need a Hug
When you want to send a hug my mail, then send this sweet DIY best friend care package to let them know you miss them!
Military care package
Purchase the care package stickers on Etsy
Been without your military girlfriend or boyfriend and want to send them something special to remind them how much they mean to you? Here’s a perfect care package you can put together! The theme is there, the words are so fitting and all you need is some of their favorite snacks! They will appreciate you from across the world for sure!
And while our post might be about friend care package ideas, they’re seriously great for anyone like your significant other, a relative, or anyone special to you.
Crazy plant lady care package
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The book says it all. Whether it be your mom or a close friend I think many of us have a crazy plant lady in our life (maybe it’s us). I don’t know a more fitting plant care package that will remind them how plant-obsessed they are! But that’s why you love them.
Quarantine Succs care package
Buy it on Etsy
Oh wow, the friends I’d love to send this care package to! Literally, quarantine succs, but you can make your friends quarantine a little better by gifting them with a super cute plant (you can find even at a grocery store) and a nice smelling candle! Is there a better combo??
Sending Love care package
Image Source: Lace and Twig Inc
The perfect pieces to gift any friend for a care package and let them know you’re thinking of them! The words and quote really set the theme and make it all the cuter. A simple but darling friends care package idea!
Thinking of You care package
Purchase it from Etsy
This is another fabulous “thinking of you” care package but I love the spa and relaxation vibes I get from this idea! Gifts with scents are some of the best and this is a whole variety. Love it!
Happy Vibes care package
Image Source: jisabeldesigns
I think this care package for friends idea has just about everything you need and it’s not too big! I’m getting happy, positive, and CUTE vibes from this and your friend will too.
Good Things Ahead care package
Photo Source and idea: Intimiateweddings
It’s a tropical theme for me. Don’t let the link intimidate you 😉 this is a favorite of mine I love how fun, colorful, and hopeful this feels! An adorable idea if you had a vacation planned with friends that never happened but you still know good things are ahead for you!
Self-care care package
Image Source: Etsy
More sparkle! More love! I love this friend’s care package idea for a close girlfriend! Especially to a friend you know shines all the time or just loves glitter- let her know!!
A Box Full of Sunshine
Get the friend care package sticker kit on Etsy
Sometimes all it takes is a box full of (your) sunshine to brighten a friend’s day! I’ve seen this care package idea several times and I think it’s the cutest. An easy and quick care package gift idea with all things happy and bright!
Get Well care package
Buy from Etsy
The card is a whole mood and the bath necessities are just bound to make any friend feel better when you’re away from each other! I would melt at the thought of receiving this from a friend, so thoughtful and cute!! You can play around with what scent and spa-like gifts you’d want to fill your box with.
Donut forget care package
Image Source: Pinterest
OMG donut care how long this takes, a must do!! The friend you know who needs more love and donuts in their life and sweet care packages from you! Everything about this is amazing.
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