Why Care Packages Make The Best Gifts

Send A Thoughtful Gift That Says A Thousand Words

Do you want to deliver some rays of sunshine to someone special? Care packages are a fabulous way to show them exactly how much you miss them. Plus, they’re guaranteed to lift their spirits no matter what. Putting together care packages for friends and family is always an exciting experience. The options are virtually endless, and the reward is making your loved ones happy. Priceless.  


Care packages can be practical, thoughtful, personal and funny. Getting a surprise package is thrilling, so it often doesn’t matter what’s inside. Just the thought itself will always give them a warm glow and make them feel extra special. Remember too; every gift is meaningful, however big or small. Knowing that you cared enough to send a little something is what makes it extra special. 


If you’re looking for inspiration, take a tour of the care package ideas from the team at Gifts Australia. Get ready to send a box overflowing with good wishes, happiness and love! 


What Should I Put In A Care Pack?

Picking gifts and putting together care packages will depend on the recipient and can be as complex or simple as you like. Make a DIY care package by organising the items in a basket or box and adding some colourful wrapping paper and a cute card. Choose gifts you know your loved one will adore or base them on their interests, hobbies or life needs. They can be as quirky as you like, but here are some of the top gift choices for including. Take your pick! 


  • Books, magazines, movies, games or puzzles
  • Favourite snacks, treats, choccies and drinks
  • Candles, diffusers or scented aromatherapy oils
  • Lotions, potions, soaps and scented hand creams
  • A fluffy robe, new slippers, throws or cosy blankets
  • Seasonal items, accessories and room decorations
  • Photos, albums, scrapbooks, journals and stationary


What Is A Nice Care Package For Friends?

Whether your friend needs a pick-me-up, some pampering treats or a reminder of happier times, care packages can work magic. Sending a thoughtful something their way will brighten anyone’s mood and make their day. So, if you’re ready to get started, here are just a few of the many loving care package ideas that will spread a little sunshine. 


Cosy Evening In

A gift box packed with fun supplies for a cozy night on the sofa is the perfect feel better care package for nearly everyone. From romantic couples to singles, most people love any excuse to snuggle up with their favourite things. Fill your care package with tasty treats, choccies, a new movie, fluffy throw and scented candles. For the ultimate in relaxation gifts and self-care, you could even include a bottle of bubbly and some beautiful new glasses.   


Fun Games Night Bundle

Care package ideas don’t have to be restricted to pampering products, they can be fun too. If your loved one likes nothing more than some healthy competition, give them a games night! Curate a collection of supplies that will keep them engaged for hours and some nibbles to keep them going. You could include new board games, puzzle books, drinking games, Mensa challenges or even retro table games, depending on what they enjoy. 


Home Lovers Delight

A great care package for someone away from home or friends who are home lovers is a box of cool kitchen homeware. Anyone who enjoys homemade food will adore these too. Send them things that will inspire them to cook healthy meals, from cookery books and wall plaques to handy spice sets. There are hundreds of things you could include, from everyday items like cheese boards and wooden bowls to humorous, quirky accessories. You could also make a care package full of gardening goodies to encourage them to get outside.


Relaxing De-stress Care Package

Anyone in desperate need of stress relief will value a self-care package for some pampering beauty gifts. They’re simple to put together as there’s an immense selection of products to choose from. Think silky eye masks, bath salts, skincare products, robes and slippers, candles, a great book or soothing music. These treats take self-care to a new level and are also perfect as get well care packages, for friends who need to take a deep breath, or as new mum care packages.


gin pamper pack


Home Booze Tasting

From fun cocktails to spirits that make ideal as care packages for men, any loved ones who appreciate a good drink will enjoy this one. You can include a bottle of something extra special or choose craft beers or even a cocktail recipe book. A selection of varieties means they can have their very own tasting adventure. Adding in some fancy accessories, barware or gadgets will make it all the more enjoyable.  


Divorce Care Package

Mark the end of an era with a gift delivery that is equal parts understanding, celebration, and commiserations. Help your friend say, "good riddance" with a gift that acknowledges their loss and hopes for the future. You could even send an annivorcery gift care package for the anniversary of their divorce. Wine is essential. If the mood calls for it, you could choose a bottle of champagne instead. Find both in our wine hampers range. Candles, a journal, an inspirational book, or even just gifts related to a new hobby or hitting the dating scene are all things you could include in a divorce care package for a friend.


Cheerful Inspiration

If you want to send a care package message of love and support, then fill it up with little things that bring comfort, joy and hope. Inspirational quotes and books can help them escape, or journals and arts and craft supplies can help them express their feelings. You can also add some pampering gifts like essential oils or make it personal with a unique jar of messages. Finish it off with a gorgeous teddy bear for endless cuddles. These make great ideas for a Covid care package.


Family Fun Time

An interesting busy parents care package or for friends struggling over the holidays is a family night in a box. Help them keep the kids occupied or up the ante on a weekend tradition. Theme your care package around goodies they’ll all enjoy while mum takes some time out. You could include jigsaw puzzles, memory games, charades or the latest Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Top up with treats and nibbles, and the night’s bound to be a big hit. 


kids care package


Care Package Delivery Across The Miles From Gifts Australia

There’s an almost endless amount of gifts and themes that make care packages a straightforward way to share your love. When you browse Gifts Australia, you’ll find a whole host of unique ideas. You can even make a pet lovers pack for those crazy about their four-legged friends or pack one with novelty gifts to make those quirky friends smile again.


If you don’t have the time or energy to make a DIY care package, you can choose from a wide range of fabulous pre-packaged options. No need to deal with wrapping and delivery; you can have gourmet treats or pampering care packages delivered straight to their doorstep. Why not send a little joy to the people you love most? We offer fast gift delivery in Sydney and Australia wide.



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