It is that time of year again. Soon February 14th will be upon us and people everywhere will be scattering to find the perfect gift for their significant other. It can be stressful, especially if you need to send a care package to a loved one who is far away. To help you in your planning, I have compiled a list of Valentine’s Day care package ideas to give you inspiration.
Date Night in A Box
One awesome care package idea for Valentine’s Day is to include all the ingredients for a special date night in one box. While this can be a great idea for relationships that are long-distance and won’t be able to be together on February 14th, it can also work really well as a Valentine’s day activity for you and your significant other together. There is a lot of room for personalization in this DIY. There are a few ways you can go about making this care package. You can either recreate a date that you and your boo have had before, or you can create a really unique date night kit so you can create new memories. For example, if you were going to recreate a fancy dinner you would want to send the cheap and easy version of everything (paper plates, linen table cloths, microwavable meals, plastic champagne flutes, etc.) If your loved one is far away, then they can recreate the dinner on their end and you can do the same on yours. Or, if you are together, this is a great way to recreate a fun memory on a budget and in the comfort of your home.
Scrapbook Care Package
This care package idea is yet another DIY that can be used for any relationship, long-distance or not. You’ll want to start by gathering a bunch of memories from your relationship. Obviously, this is going to be different for everyone. They can be old photos, handwritten letters, plane tickets, text messages, etc. Include literally anything that brings meaning to your relationship. Get these all printed out and ready to put in your care package, then get to work! You can put your memories together in a literal scrapbook if you’d like, or paste them in a notebook and write a little message about why that is important to you. Get creative with the presentation of your special moments. You can even paste them on the box when you ship out.
All their Favorite Snacks
No matter what the occasion is, you can never go wrong with snacks. Everyone has their favorites, making it a fool-proof care package idea for your Valentine. Head out to your local grocery store and start collecting all your loved one’s favorite treat. To make it fun, attach a cute V-Day pun or memory to each item. To skip out on the hassle, try sending a premade ‘I heart you’ package. This will get you a complete collection of snacks and a personalized note all wrapped up in a cute box and delivered straight to your Valentine’s doorstep. It can’t get much better than that.
Reasons Why I Love You
This care package idea if for the more sentimental sweethearts. Use this gift if you want to show your Valentine how much they mean to you. The ‘Reasons Why I Love You’ care package is exactly what it sounds like. You write out all the reasons you love your significant other. There are a lot of creative ways to do this. A popular way is to do fifty-two reasons and write each reason on a playing card. That way when you are finished, you have an entire deck of cards to give to your loved one. Other ways include writing each on a post-it note and sticking it in a jar, just writing a heartfelt note with all the reasons, and doing 365 reasons so your significant other will have one to open each day of the year. The options are endless with this Valentine’s Day care package.
This clever care package idea can work for those on even the smallest budgets. There is a lot of customization you can do to this package, In fact, there is really only one rule to ‘Heart Attack’ care packages. You have to include a TON of hearts, thus the heart attack. Start by cutting out paper of felt hearts in various different sizes and colors. Include any extra gifts or cards, then pile on the hearts. This way, when your valentine opens up the box, they will be surprised to see a ton of hearts. To make things a little more interesting, you could write a short and sweet note on each of the hearts.
Movie Date Bundle
This idea is mainly for those sweethearts who will be spending Valentine’s day together, but it can be slightly altered for anyone who won’t get to see their Valentine this year. To create this package, pick out a couple of great movies for you and your significant other to watch on V-day. This is completely dependent on the couple. It may be romantic comedies for some couples, and animated children’s movies for others. Once you have chosen your movies, fill your package up with a bunch of snacks and candy. Make sure you don’t forget the popcorn! Then, on Valentine’s Day, you and your valentine will have an entire evening already planned. If you will be separated this Valentine’s Day, send your loved one the package and then watch the same movies and talk about them later.
Baked Goodies & Other Sweet Treats
There really is no situation where choosing sweets is a bad idea. The purpose of you sending your valentine a care package is to show them how much you love them, by giving them something they love. And who doesn’t like sweets? Include whatever you would like in this care package. Make your grandmother’s famous chocolate chip cookies, go out to the store and buy some of your loved one’s favorite candy, or order a Chocolate Passion care package online.
You Mean The ‘World’ to Me
This is yet another DIY care package for your valentine. The only necessity in this box is to use some type of globe or map to drive the V-Day pun home. You can line the box with a map, include a cute globe or even a keychain. After you have the decoration figured out, you have a few options. You can continue to play on the ‘world’ pun and include snacks and different trinkets from around the world. This can be as simple as including different gift cards to restaurants that are themed around different countries. The other option is to forget about the pun and just include a bunch of things your significant other will love. You will have to decide which option best suits your valentine.
Chocolates, Flowers, Etc.
If all else fails, go with the classic Valentine’s Day gifts. They may not be super unique, but everyone loves them. So go out and get your significant other a nice card, a box of chocolates, or a teddy bear. Order them some flowers. Do whatever you can to make them feel special. In this case, the cheesier the better. If your valentine is far away this year, you’ll probably want to use a company to send any sweets care packages.