The Best Care Packages to Send This Christmas

Wednesday, 11 November 2020
The Best Care Packages to Send This Christmas

With coronavirus seemingly on the rise, it’s highly likely that you may not be able to fly home this Christmas to visit your loved ones and handover gifts.


Or maybe every year you take a flight to visit a son or daughter who has started a new life in a different area of the country or in another country altogether. Local lockdown restrictions and social distancing rules mean it may not be possible to visit this year but that doesn’t mean you are unable to involve yourself with the festivities.


Sending a Christmas care package will not only get you into the festive spirit, but it will give you a sense of togetherness with your family or significant other that is so important this time of year. With all this in mind, Send My Bag has outlined the best care packages to send this this Christmas to ensure joy is spread to all.


1. The ‘Decorations’ Box

Christmas Care Packages - Decorations

This would be perfect for students studying abroad who are unable to return home this year, for one reason or another. When away from home at Christmas, some students may not see the importance of or wish to spend money on decorating their dorm or student accommodation.


Therefore, sending them a box full of decorations from a small tree to baubles and novelty homeware would be very useful to get them into the festive spirit and give them a little sense of home.


Possible items to include:


  • Small Christmas tree
  • Baubles
  • Lights
  • Wreath
  • Christmas pillowcases
  • Advent calendar
  • Stocking
  • Christmas duvet cover/bedding
  • Snow globe
  • Ornaments


2. The ‘Winter Clothing’ Box

Christmas Care Packages - Winter Clothing

With the cold weather already in full gear, this is one care package you may have already sent. One of our favourite parts of winter is the woolly jumpers and hats so we reckon everyone would enjoy and appreciate being surprised with some good, warming, and cosy clothing.


Possible items to include:


  • Christmas jumper
  • Fleece
  • Pyjamas
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Boots
  • Slippers
  • Thermals
  • Big coat
  • Scarf
  • Christmas themed face mask
  • Santa hat


3. The ‘Toys’ Box

Christmas Care Packages - Toys

This one is for spoiling the grandkids. You’ll no doubt be devastated about not being able to hand deliver gifts this year but don’t allow that to deter you from sending a parcel full of toys to the little ones. Have mum or dad record the kids opening their package and watch their reaction; it’s sure to bring you joy.


Possible items to include:


  • Toys
  • Toys
  • Toys
  • And more toys


4. The ‘Xmas Foodie’ Box

Christmas Care Packages - Xmas food

Christmas is a time of indulgence and this year should be no different. You may not be able to send a stuffed turkey but there’s nothing stopping you sending non-perishable festive treats.


Possible items to include:


  • Chocolate (Quality Street/Roses)
  • Shortbread
  • Gingerbread
  • Cookies
  • Mince Pies
  • Candy
  • Hot chocolate powder
  • Popcorn


5. The ‘Stuck Indoors at Christmas’ Box

Christmas Care Packages - Indoors

You may not wish to venture too far away from home this Christmas and dependant on how things proceed over the next few weeks; you may not even be allowed to. Families all over the world will be spending more time than ever before indoors so if you’re going to send a parcel, you best put in a few items to pre-occupy your recipients.


Possible items to include:


  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Christmas DVDs
  • Colouring books for kids
  • Christmas story books
  • Board games
  • Craft material
  • Cookie/cake mix


Remember these are just suggestions and you can mix and match contents to form your own type of care package; whether you’re sending to a student, romantic partner, family member, or a dear friend.


If you would like to send a care package using our luggage delivery service, please remember not to include any prohibited items. You can find information on what you can’t send here.


Is your Christmas going to be impacted by COVID-19 this year? Join the conversation on our Instagram or Facebook page.


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