A list of long distance care package ideas to spoil your LDR lover
Care packages are one of the sweetest things to receive in a long distance relationship. When you are away from family and friends, getting something from home is going to take part of the loneliness away.
If you have loved ones that are miles away, a care package will bridge the distance and show them how much you care. But it’s not always easy to keep those boxes delightful and unexpected.
That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of different care package ideas for your inspiration. You will also find a list of items to fit the theme of your package. Plan ahead and add your personal touch to spoil your SO.
Cheerful long-distance relationship care package ideas
The Superman care package
Show your support and respect with an affirmative quote as your theme.
Whether he is the toughest guy ever, or he is fighting hard to accomplish goals, this box will be his best personal energy booster. And it’s super easy to make as well.
Grab all the 1)superman-theme items, 2)nutritious snacks and give them an ultra-powerful surprise.
What to put in a superman theme ldr care package:
- Red bull
- Beef jerky (like those from Jack Links)
- Superman figure
- This fidget spinner (to keep him “super” focused)
- Protein bars
- Drink that Pussy
- Superhero cookies
A box of sunshine
Can’t spend a sunny beach day together? Send your SO his very own box of sunshine.
Since the box of sunshine is all about bright yellowish color, it’s time to gather the best yellow snacks, treats and gifts for your boyfriend care package.
What to put in this care package:
Movie night care package
Movie night can be the best long-distance date idea for couples. You can pick a movie and watch it at the same time. And a date night care package like this one will add more fun to it.
No matter the distance, you can still enjoy a perfect movie marathon together!
Send him a box of popcorn, movie ticket and his favorite snacks, pick a time to do this together and you are good to go!
What to put in the movie night care package:
- Popcorns of course! What are you thinking?
- To make your long-distance date night more authentic, download a free popcorn box and tickets from Long live learning. Print them out and sneak them into the package!
- An Amazon Prime membership so you can watch endless movies together online (30-day free trial)
Don’t know what to pick as your date night movie? Here are the top 50 best date night movies of all time:
- Dirty Dancing
- Pretty Woman
- Notting Hill
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Love Actually
- When Harry Met Sally…
- The Notebook
Read the full list here >>>
Send virtual hugs
Though you are miles apart, hugging is still possible. If you have red stickers, cardstock paper, and red markers, you can turn an ordinary care package into a sweet virtual hug care package.
Netflix and chill care package
Your best date night shouldn’t be absent because of the distance. If you love snacks and Netflix, this cute box will be perfect for your next LDR date night.
What to put in the Netflix-and-chill care package:
- A small weighted blanket to cuddle with
- Your Netflix password
- Pajamas, better if matching with yours
- Candles (if you want to make the date night more romantic and official)
Something out of the blue
Go to the grocery store. Pick those blue snacks and items that fit in the box and you are good to go! Easy, right?
Distance means so little
Decoration is king when it comes to care packages. Do you have a sentimental LDR quote that speaks to you? Write it on the flaps so your loved one will feel you.
Care package ideas for special occasions
birthday care packages
It sucks not being able to celebrate birthdays together. Besides sending your SO birthday messages, you can also put together a care package to show your love.
If your sweetheart is spending the big day alone, why not bring the party to them?
Grab some party decorations, a birthday card and a just-add-water cake. It won’t be the same as celebrating together, but this thoughtful gift will make a birthday alone less lonely.
Anniversary care package
Christmas care package
Thanksgiving care package idea
If your LDR Significant Other can’t come home for Thanksgiving, why not surprise them with a box of seasonal goodies?
What to put in a Thanksgiving care package:
Valentine’s Day care package
4th of July care package care package
A spooky Halloween care package
Easter care package
St. Patrick’s Day care packages
If you are thinking about what to put in a care package for St. Patrick’s Day, here is a perfect example from Emily Sexton.
Going green is a must. Snacks like Crispy Green, Pringles, M&M’s and these Irish breakfast tea are perfect in this case. And you don’t wanna miss these Irish-themed treats and snacks that are screaming St. Paddy’s.
College care package ideas
College finals survival kit
The finals are like the last mile of a marathon. The finish line is almost in vision and your SO is back home waiting for you.
But that last few weeks are always the most exhausting and mentally draining.
That’s why it will be considerate to send your LDR a kit full of love and support to make his finals easier.
What to put in a college finals survival kit:
- A handwritten note to cheer him up
- Multimineral and Vitamin Supplement
- Essential oil of his/her favorite scent to take away his stress
- Brain Booster Supplement for better performance during exams
- Voodoo exam passer for some extra power
- Keep calm and pass your finals shirt
- Emoji stress reliever
A just-add-water care package for busy bees
Not all college students have the luxury to cook, especially when finals or project deadlines are approaching. A box of instant food and snacks might be what they need.
Freshman care package
Take care of yourself
The Military Care Packages
If your boyfriend is deployed overseas, you may be preparing for your very first military care package.
Here is a brief list of things that your soldier may need:
- Personal Hygiene: Toothbrushes / Toothpaste /Body wash …
- Food: Hot cocoa/Hard candies and gums/Iced oatmeal cookies …
- Sentimental Stuff: An Open-when Package /Drawings from kids…
Heart-warming care packages for long-distance relationships
A Get-well-soon care package for him
Let your bae know that you care about him through the tough times.
This Get-well-soon care package is perfect for those who are sick, over-stressed or are in recovery.
Let them know you care. Sometimes caring works magic!
What to put a “get well soon” care package:
- Tons of Kleenex (for colds)
- Ear plugs and sleep mask
- Alcohol wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Running nose relief(for colds)
- Benedryl (for itches)
- Waterproof bandages (for wounds)
A hang-in-there care package
10 things I miss about you
An apology care package
A homecoming care package
What do you think of these long-distance care package ideas?
Which one you’ll be making next? Share in the comments!