October 23, 2020

How to build the perfect Birthday Care Package

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Since not only does everyone have a birthday, it comes around once a year every year. If you’re lacking creativity or struggling to find a great gift for your loved ones, consider putting together a birthday care package. For starters, it takes some of the pressure off of one big gift and with the options of lots of small gifts. Sometimes gift giving is a numbers game. Plus receiving a care package is genuinely just a very thoughtful gift and generally brings a smile to most faces. You can buy a pre-made birthday care package or put one together DIY style. Have no fear as always there are few friendly suggestions to follow!

Treats

Food is possibly the best gift anyone can receive because it’s the sustenance of life. So here are a few great birthday treats and snack related gift ideas to get a friend!

Cake pops

The safest way to send a guilty pleasure in a in a birthday care package. Image courtesy Etsy

What’s a birthday without a little treat! Since putting in a whole cake is tricky and a slice has potential to get smushed, play it safe by putting cake pop in your birthday care package. Small, delicious, and fits into the traditional cakey goodness of the holidays. Don’t know where to but some? Try CelestialDesignsCo20’s Etsy shop! They offer a variety of flavors such as milk chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream, red velvet, strawberry, lemon, and the traditional birthday cake! An easy transaction, with a variety of flavors, and they last up to a month frozen so your loved one can spread their calorie count around.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

For your friend who enjoys a little salty with the sweet.There are lots of places you can find this tasty treat like  SweetsNTreatsLV. They offer not only chocolate dipped pretzel but add goody toppings to go with your pretzel. They come in a few delicious flavors!

  • Kit Kat
  • Reese's PB Cup
  • Crunch
  • Twix Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Drizzle
  • White Chocolate Drizzle
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Nuts
  • Mini M&M's
  • Coconut
  • Oreo
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Toffee bits

They also offer a variety pack if you’re feeling indecisive from all the amazing choices. These products ship out Monday-Wednesday to ensure quality and freshness so keep that in mind if you are ordering.

Frozen Yogurt Pops

The perfect healthy treat to put in your birthday care package. Images courtesy of OutshineSnacks.

These little guys are a fun and healthy way to celebrate a birthday. Try getting Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars. They are made out of 100% yogurt, fruit and juice. They come in two different flavors: peach and strawberry. OUtshine Simply Yogurt Bars are also dietary friendly: 

  • Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
  • Fish Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Shellfish Free
  • Soy Free
  • Treenut Free
  • Wheat Free

Delicious doesn’t have to come at the price of taste with these frozen yogurt popsicles. 

Party Favors

What birthday is complete without party favors? Just because there isn't a party doesn’t mean you can’t spice up any birthday care package with a few party favors. Because every birthday should be a par-tay.

Caspari Birthday Party Crackers

Party crackers are the ultimate party favors. The streamers, the confetti, and the iconic popping sound when one is used. It’ll add a pop of color to even the dreariest of birthdays, not mention some good ol fashion fun. Seriously who uses a party cracker and is sad afterwards? They’re a magical pick me up that creates joy. 

A Party Hat

Party hats are small and compact making them a great stuffer for your birthday care package. 

Because why do kids get to have all the fun with party hats? They are fashionable fun for all ages. The novelty and nostalgia a party hat provides is unmatched. Plus if you send a few they can make you and other friends join in the festive hat fun. It also provides an amazing Instagram photo-opt!

Birthday Sash

The rarity of such an opportunity is always important because life is too short not to maximize the amount of fun you can have. Unfortunately dramatic sash wearing is generally only acceptable after winning a beauty pageant at bachelor/bachelorette party, Halloween, and last but certainly not least Birthdays! Put a customized sash into your birthday care package to add another fashionable item and a level of whismy. 

Balloons

Unlike most of the other gifts this one doesn’t exactly go into your care package, but rather tied too! This gift leaves plenty of space in your birthday care package container and utilizes one of the most important birthday party favors. It’s a little something extra that will add a lot to the birthday care package style. A fun, simple, and inexpensive gift.

Happy Birthday Party Blowers

These little whistles bring the party vibes anywhere they go. A noise whistle is iconic to any birthday present. It brings a musical element to your birthday surprise. Plus it’s just down right fun.The roll of the whistle out and back in. Something about it is oddly stimulating, it’s why they’re essential fun party favors! 

Candles

You can't go wrong putting a candle into your birthday care package. Image courtesy of Etsy

No birthday is complete without making a birthday wish. Bring the gift of wish in your birthday care package with a scented candle. Candles are a great way to stimulate the sense of smell. We recommend getting a birthday cake scented candle to stay on theme, but you can pick whatever scent you please. With endless possibilities you can't go wrong with packing a candle into your birthday care package.

Birthday Cards

You could get a 3D pop out card, one that sings, record your own message, or even just a good ol fashion regular one. Take the time out and write or record out how you feel about your loved one in your birthday messages. While memory fades birthday cards don’t. They are great reminders of the past and the perfect way to preserve a special birthday moment. 

Extra gifts

Of course getting in the birthday theme is important. The best part of the birthday theme is the extra gifts! These don’t fit into a category per say but they still are a great addition to any birthday care package. Additionally, these gifts are what make your birthday care package stand out a little and give them a more personalized touch to your loved one's tastes.

Insulated Mug

Everyone needs an insulated mug. Whether they drink coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or warm apple cider they’ll need an insulated mug to keep it good and warm. Besides who doesn’t love a festive mug. You can get a funny mug or something that relates to one of their special interests since in today’s modern era, the aesthetic coffee mug is an absolute must. Since you can’t avoid cracking or fading designs there’s a good chance your loved one will appreciate another mug to their collection. 

Scented Soaps

A gift guaranteed to get used from your birthday care package. Image courtesy of The Mad Optimist

Personal hygiene just doesn’t go out of style. Since soap is a commodity that continuously needs stocked your loved one will appreciate the back bar of soap. Try The Mad Optimist to create a customized soap scent for your loved one’s birthday. You can select up to four scents that go into the bar, plus three extra add-ins to create a unique product for your loved one to enjoy. 

Slippers

Slippers help keep your feet warm, cozy, and comfy. What better way to show your love by slipping slippers into your birthday care package. They’re great for house wear, if you're just going through the drive through, the quick walk to the mailbox, or even when you’re traveling. The versatility of slippers is almost never ending making them the perfect gift. 

Gift Cards

Sometimes the best gift is the simplest gift: money to spend. A gift card provides the present of a guilt free shopping spree. With so many amazing options to choose from check out a few of these great gift items

  • Amazon gift card- This is perfect for a little shop therapy. With a variety of knick knacks and brick a brack to be found on the internet your pal can splurge on nonsense of their choice. Also there’s a good chance that whatever he or she may order will arrive in 2-3 days.
  • Restaurant Gift Cards- Fast food for a little quick and easy tempting treat or go for a sit-down restaurant for a higher quality meal experience. Remember food is in fact one of the best gifts you can give.
  • Gaming gift cards -Since there are so many system available this might be tricky, but here are a the most popular gaming gift cards you can get 
  • Xbox- for the average Halo player
  • Nintendo eShop- If your friend plays Mario, Legends of Zelda, or Smash Bros odds are this the option you’ll want
  • PlayStation Store- for the Sony user
  • Steam- This one is perfect for the PC Gamer
  • GameStop gift card- this covers most of the spread if you just don’t know what your loved one uses to game.
  • Walmart- this one sounds a little silly, but honestly the bedding options, kitchen utensils, bathroom decor, self care products, and much more there is endless possibility of what you can get with this card. 
  • Bath and Body Works- perfume, cologne, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, body butter and more. This gift card will be a fun treat for anyone who loves going into Bath and Body Works for a buy two get one free sale end ups walking out with way more than the three products. 

These are just a few simple ideas to get yourself started with your birthday care package. Of course, this is just a starting point you can add in more items tailored to your loved one’s interests. There are no wrong choices when putting together the birthday care package as long as it is sent with love.

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