For many military families, the joy of the holidays can feel a bit marred by long deployments, last minute TDY's, and friendships separated by distance. One thing that always helps us ease the pain of long distance during the holidays is snail mail. Spending time thoughtfully curating the perfect care package for a loved one helps us feel a bit more connected. And for the recipient on the other side of the mailbox, a smile is guaranteed. But, finding those unique gifts and making your care package feel exceptionally thoughtful doesn't have to be hard! Today we're sharing a few of our favorite finds that will level up your care package from simple gifts to a bespoke masterpiece.
For the Service Member
- Deck the halls! Dress up the inside of your care package box with decorative care package stickers! There are stickers for every theme available on military spouse owned Spouse-ly. We love this "Thankful, Grateful, Blessed" Thanksgiving Care Package Sticker Kit from Sea to Sea with Love's shop!
- Send a taste of home and a bit of humor! We love sending homemade goodies in mason jars, and our "Better than MREs" mason jar toppers will surely put a smile on his/her face
- Send a handwritten sentiment.
In this digital age, receiving a handwritten letter or a heartfelt note is a rarity. Your words of love will not only bring comfort, but will be a keepsake treasured for years to come. Our Sketch + Sentiment Camo Greeting Cards are perfect for this, exclusively available on Spouse-ly!
For the Long Distance Bestie
- Every military affiliated bestie needs to see Woman and Warrior's shop! Filled with on-trend apparel, designer Ashlee offers something for everyone. Our favorites include her "Consider It All Joy" tee; it's retro vibe and positive mental attitude is just the kind of comfort every milspo needs.
- A gratitude board is the perfect home accessory to share with a long distance loved one! Focusing on what we do have to be thankful for can help put our pain points in perspective. Don't forget to write "YOU!" on the gratitude board before sending it to your pal!
- The Dainty Forces Co. offers beautifully handmade jewelry chock full of meaning. Her "From Sea to Sea" necklace was tailor made for your closest friend. Let your loved one know you are only a sea away <3
Do you have a favorite gift you love to add to your care packages? Let us know in the comments!
All my best,