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Care Package Ideas for Friends and Family
Published on 29/04/2021 Updated on 29/04/2021

Care package ideas to make someone's day

Care packages are a great way to show someone special that they are very much in your thoughts, and even more so now when it can be difficult to connect in person. So many of us have faced tough times as of late and are in need of some cheering up – and a care package filled with indulgent, luxury treats is one way to show some love and bring that smile back.

It doesn’t just have to be for those going through hard times – there are plenty of reasons to send someone you love a care package they’ll love – whether it’s a landmark birthday, a new job, an employee who deserves special recognition – anything that deserves a bit of extra recognition.

It isn’t always easy come up with care package ideas for friends or loved ones – indeed, often it’s the people closest to us that have us racking our brains for inspiration! It’s all about striking the perfect balance between giving things they will use and love, while making sure it’s meaningful and packed with tenderness.

It’s important to avoid the temptation of overthinking your care package. One good rule of thumb is to give something you’d be delighted to receive yourself; there’s an excellent chance your loved one will adore it, too. Even if you go for a particular theme, it’s best to make sure your gift basket is packed with variety.

Simply put, a care package is the perfect way to send love from afar. Here’s a round-up of care package ideas for a variety of situations, all of which can be personalised to suit the recipient:

Wishing a speedy recovery

A Get Well Soon hamper can lift the spirits of those in need and help them on the path to good health. These care package ideas are an incredibly thoughtful gesture for loved ones who have been unwell, bringing extra joy to their recovery.

Fresh fruit is always a welcome addition to a get well soon hamper, alongside cosy mementos like a soft toy, comforting treats like chocolates, and even perhaps some alcohol-free fizz or pressé to celebrate as things get better.

Alternatively, if you know they’re crackers about cheese, you could theme your hamper on everyone’s favourite treat.

Another great care package idea for someone who is recuperating is an afternoon tea gift set. After all, who doesn’t adore the sheer indulgence of this superb British tradition? Think top-quality tea and coffee, some luxury biscuits and perhaps a personalised mug too.

And, of course, this care package idea for a friend wouldn’t be complete without scones, clotted cream and the finest strawberry jam.

Personalised care package hampers

Personalised hampers always work well, whether for someone having a baby, moving house, or as a gift for your employees or a colleague at retirement, and they’re especially thoughtful when it comes to care packages.

It means you can add that extra individual touch with an engraved box and a special message for the recipient. Select contents that you know the person will love, have an additional greeting on some items and, of course, order safe in the knowledge that everything will be beautifully presented.

Personalisation is a sure way of letting the person know you’re thinking of them, even if you can’t be together.

Fruit hampers

As care package ideas go, fresh fruit hampers are a lot more versatile and exciting than you may have realised. So, it’s perhaps not surprising that fresh fruit is a staple when people are wondering what to put in a care package. Theme your gift on exotic or tropical items, team it up with a refreshing drink or partner with some extra nibbles like in our fruit and nut hamper – the choice is yours!

Luxury gift hampers

Still looking for care package ideas for a friend? Gift hampers and baskets have always got you covered. A classic luxury gift basket will cover all bases with food and drink, pampering goodies, and extra treats like personalised glasses; all presented in a beautifully crafted basket that will last years to come, with a gorgeous hand-tied ribbon and gift message to tie it all together.

At Regency, we offer a range of classic British gift packages, like our Wordsworth and Mayfair hampers, all packed with delightful favourites from Stilton to steamed pudding. Whatever you choose, you can rest assured your basket will be packed with quality.

Putting together the perfect care package, tailored to suit your loved one, is one of the best ways of strengthening the bonds with someone close to you, and showing how much they truly mean to you. If you can’t actually be there for someone in person, this is the next best thing.

So, when it comes to the best care package ideas, you really can’t go wrong with a hamper filled with top-of-the-range food and drink for a gift guaranteed to put a smile back on the face of someone special, however tough times may have been.

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