Sitting through quarantine is tough. As of now, the days of hanging out at the bar and going to music festivals are paused. Adjusting to this new way of living can be difficult. Even though it feels like the start of the quarantine occurred a while ago, that doesn’t make it any less challenging to transition from a social life filled with exciting activities to one where you are stuck at home for the foreseeable future.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch with your friends and family. Video chatting and texting will become your favorite tools during these stressful times. Building a care package for your friends is also a great way to remind them how much you care about them! Check out these awesome gifts to add to your care packages for friends in quarantine now.
Keep your friends entertained and amused with these fun gifts
Keep your friends entertained with these fun and inexpensive gifts. Whether your friend loves a fun mind teaser or wants to catch up on the latest summer flicks, these gifts are perfect for helping them pass the long hours of quarantine. The next time you video chat with them, you can even play against them in a card game them or watch a film together!
Board Games and Cards
Spending hours inside the house can get boring pretty quickly. That’s why it’s important to change things up every once in a while with fun and safe activities like a game night. You can send your friends some classic games like Monopoly or Checkers or change it up with some new games. The Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis and Game of Thrones Monopoly add a fun twist to the games you and your friends grew up with.
Puzzles and Brain Teasers
Does your friend love a challenging puzzle or mind teaser? Send them fun puzzle games and brain teasers to keep them occupied and entertained as they pass the hours in quarantine. Jigsaw puzzles, crossword games, and sudoku books are also fun and laid backlaidback activities to dabble in during one’s downtime.
TV Shows and Films
Now is the perfect time to binge that TV show you had on your radar for a while. Even though most people stream TV shows and films nowadays, you can still send your loved ones the gift of entertainment with gift cards to different streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Some platforms like YouTube and Amazon let you purchase movies or TV series alone instead of having to subscribe to a particular service.
There’s nothing better than wrapping yourself in a blanket and diving into a riveting book. Whether your friend is an avid book reader or they haven’t picked up a book for pleasure since high school, they can always benefit from a good novel as well. Choosing a book that appeals to their tastes shouldn’t be difficult. There are so many genres out there that appeal to a wide variety of tastes, from soapy romance novels to spine-chilling mysteries that will keep your friends up until the late hours of the night.
What better way to cheer up your friends than with their favorite foods?
There are few quicker or more enjoyable ways to cheer up your friend than by sending them their favorite snacks and treats! Send them a bundle of chocolate covered pretzels or sweet macarons that will satisfy their cravings in your care package. Whipping up your own treats is also a great way to pass the time yourself!
Comfort Food and Snacks
Who doesn’t need a delicious pastry every once in a while? Treat your friends with their favorite snacks and comfort foods. Even better, send them a Mrs. Fields Sunny Side Cookie Cake! This cute cake is perfect for lifting your friend’s spirits while dealing with quarantine.
If you consider yourself a master baker, don’t be afraid to create your own unique cupcakes and treats. Store-bought is also acceptable, especially if you are still working on your baking skills. Luckily for you, there are a wide variety of snack gift baskets filled with everything from chocolate cookies to gourmet popcorn available for you to choose from.
Is your friend a health nut? Purchase a premium healthy gift basket for them! This basket is filled with all sorts of healthy goodies, including pretzels, cheese, almonds, and tea. Not only are they healthy and guilt-free, but they are also flavorful and delicious.
Treat your friend with their favorite beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. You can plan a sophisticated wine night with a bottle of their favorite red wine or send them a pack of their favorite health juice to keep them feeling energized and refreshed. Herbal tea packets are also perfect for helping your friends unwind and relax.
Make sure your friends are taking care of themselves
Staying at home with the parents and siblings can be draining. Many people are still struggling to adjust to their new work-from-home lives. Being restricted from attending certain events and places can also make it difficult to get out of the house and enjoy some much-needed alone time. Sending your friends some lotions and scented candles is a great way to help them de-stress.
Pamper your friends with some luxurious face masks! Face masks come in a variety of styles, from charcoal peel masks to rose-infused masks. Not only are they a fun addition to any skincare routine, but they also leave you feeling replenished and hydrated.
Soaps, Bath Bombs, and Lotion
Sometimes, you just need a nice bubble bath to help you unwind. Give your loved ones the gift of a luxurious bath with some deluxe soaps and bath bombs. Bath bombs are not only great for setting up a relaxing atmosphere for your bath, but they are also great for your skin! Many of them are filled with nourishing ingredients that hydrate and smooth over your skin. They can also come in a variety of calming, aromatic scents.
Scented candles are great tools for livening up a room or just sitting back and tuning out your noisy surroundings. If your friend recently had to move back home, send them memories of their favorite cities with homesick scented candles. These candles come in a variety of scents, including beach cottage and birthday party. You can also choose a candle based upon a different city or state, such as Nashville or Miami. Reminding them that their old city is not so far away after all can help lift their spirits in an instant.
Activities for Meditation and Fitness
Self-care is critical during this period of uncertainty and fear. Learning how to meditate and manage your stress will be helpful in guiding you through the endless hours of quarantine. Make sure your friend is also doing the same by sending them meditation gifts such as apps for guided breathing exercises, meditation beads, or even herbal tea.
Staying fit can also help your friend relieve stress and make their days spent in quarantine move by much faster. Exercise bands, fitness apps, energy drinks can make fun and practical additions to any care package. Don’t forget to add some healthy snacks in there too!
Arts and Crafts
Help your friends find new hobbies to keep themselves from growing bored
Watching hours of TV can be bad for your eyes. Help your friends tear their gazes away from their screens with these fun and simple arts and crafts gifts. Even if your friend doesn’t consider themselves “artistically gifted” they don’t have to be the next Claude Monet to enjoy these fun and easy activities.
Adult Coloring Books
Adult coloring books are a great option for people who don’t necessarily have an artist’s touch but enjoy the soothing act of coloring and creating their own projects. Many illustrations you find in coloring books today are intricate and eye-catching, making them perfect to hang up or just keep around in a notebook. Don’t forget to add some crayons, colored pencils, or markers along with the coloring books!
Paint by Numbers
Paint-by-numbers kits have also grown in popularity since the start of the pandemic. Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before in your life, you can create gorgeous paintings with these intricate and detailed designs. You can often choose what types of designs you want to paint, such as buildings, landscapes, or even images from your favorite TV series. The possibilities are endless.
Sketchbooks are also great tools for everything from mindless doodling to careful bullet journaling. They are often versatile and compatible with a wide range of tools including pencil, charcoal, and oil pastel. If your friend has an artistic flair, a sketchbook will make a wonderful addition to their care package.
Living through this pandemic has been tough on everyone. Whether your friend is a nurse on the frontlines or someone who recently got laid off from their job, it can be difficult for them to keep their spirits up. Remind them how important they are to you with these special care packages. Sometimes, we just need a reminder that our loved ones are there for us.
Are there any fun care package ideas you love using that we didn’t mention? Let us know!