There are many ways to cope with the difficulties associated with a long distance relationship, and one such coping method is creating a care package to show your partner how much he is missed. It’s a simple gesture that doesn’t take a lot of time but is so full of thought and love.
Here are several ideas for creating the perfect package:
Personalize the Care Package Contents
The more you personalize your care package, the more impact it will have. If you include store-bought items, add your own personal touches to make them unique and special. For example, if you buy him a book, write a note on the inside cover or make a bookmark and hide it inside. If he likes chocolate, you can order personalized M&M’s.
Get Creative With Your Gifts
While it’s great to include some of his favorite store-bought items, it’s also a good idea to include something homemade and from the heart. For example, you can:
- Create a mix CD or DVD.
- Bake his favorite homemade goodies.
- Draw or paint a picture.
- Create a scrapbook or photo book.
- Write a poem or love letter.
- Sew, crochet, or knit him something special.
- Create a calendar, puzzle, mug, or other gift from photos of the two of you.
- Spritz a pillowcase with your favorite perfume so he’s reminded of your scent every night.
If you want a theme to your package, consider catering to his current mood. For example, if he’s been fighting the flu and feeling miserable, you could fill the package with items that will help cure his symptoms and lead him to recovery. If he’s been feeling stressed, you could fill it with items meant to relax him, such as his favorite movie and a bag of popcorn, a massager, bubble bath, or a stress ball.
As long as you fill your package with mementos of your relationship, his favorite things, and lots of love, you’re guaranteed to lift his spirits and put a smile on his face, even from many miles away.