How to Create a Care Package for Your Long Distance Lover

How to Create a Care Package for Your Lover

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.

How to Create a Care Package

How to Create a Care Package

Cater to His Current Mood

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.

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  1. 2

    This is such a great idea! I’m getting married in a little less than three months, but my fiance is six hours away. I’m going to put together a package for him soon and use some of your brilliant ideas! I love Christinedel’s suggestion of the “Kiss” jar too! Brilliant!

    • 3

      Thank you so much, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Before we married, my husband and I dated long distance, and I always sent him care packages. I hope your fiance loves them as much as mine did. By far, his favorite item ever was the pillowcase with my perfume on it. He still sleeps with that pillowcase, even though I’m right here with him now!

  2. 4

    I like my neighbor’s “Kisses from Daddy” jar. Hershey kisses fill a jar and the kids get to eat one every night before bed until Daddy gets home from deployment.`

    • 5

      I love the idea of a “Kisses from Daddy” jar! How creative. I may use it with my own child some day! When I was young and my dad deployed, my mom had me build a chain out of construction paper. I added on one link for every day he was gone. It was something I really enjoyed (and my dad still has the chain!).