All About Our Care Packages

Create a truly memorable gifting experience with our thoughtfully curated gift boxes.

Pocket Hug, Sending you a bear hug pocket hug card. Sending Hugs in the post, care packages and gift cards.
Send a gift. Self care package: A gift box wrapped in brown paper and finished with lavender stems and pampas grass. Gift in the post.
Send A hug in a box gift: Create your own pamper package and personalised gift box gift selection
Mens Relax Care Package. 1

What is a care package?

A care package is carefully curated parcel of items or goodies that is sent or given to someone as a gesture of kindness or support to lift their spirits . It is often sent to someone who is far away and out of arms reach, such as a friend or family member who doesn't live close by, a student who is studying and living away from home or a soldier who is deployed overseas. The contents of a care package can vary widely depending on the recipient and their needs, but they typically include things like snacks, personal care items, books or puzzle books, and small gifts or mementos. Care packages can be a great way to show someone that you care and are thinking about them, even if you can't be there in person.

Sending Hugs Notecard: Biggest of hugs post card print- Blue.
Peppermint and Cocoa Lipbalm
Duvet Day Candle
Everyday Brew Tea TeaPigs Two Temples
Sloth Socks
Sunflower growing kit

What Should I Include In A care package?

A care package is a thoughtful gesture to show someone that you care about them. Depending on who the care package is for, there are many items you can include to brighten their day.

  • Snacks: Everyone loves a little treat! Be sure to include their favourite treats, wether that's chocolate and sweets, or a comforting cup of tea and a biscuit or even some healthy treats instead!
  • Pamper Treats: Consider including some lovely treats to encourage a little bit of self care, items such as face masks, lip balm, bath salts and perhaps some aromatherapy oils can help your loved one to take some time out to relax and recharge.
  • Comfort Items: Items such as a cosy socks, a wheat bag, or a scented candle can make someone feel relaxed and comforted.
  • Entertainment: A good book, a puzzle, or a game can provide a great distraction and entertainment.
  • Personal Touches: Add in a personal gift note and a gift card to let them know that they are in your thoughts.

Remember, the best care packages are tailored to the individual. Think about their interests and what they might need or enjoy. A little thoughtfulness goes a long way.

Send A Care Package- Where Bluebirds Fly Book and Treats
Emily Brooks Tiger Pencil Case

What Occasions are care packages for and who should i send one to?

A care package is typically for someone who could use a little extra support or encouragement. This could include someone who is going through a difficult time such as a breakup, illness, or loss of a loved one. It could also be for someone who is far away from home or going through a stressful time such as student taking exams or even work colleagues who perhaps need to be reminded how valued they are. Care packages are a thoughtful way to show someone that you care and are thinking of them and to be completely honest you don't even really need a reason to send one.... we frequently send care packages 'just because!'

Happy Birthday To You Balloon
Birthday Wishes Candle
Speckled Elephant Ring Holder

Can a care package be sent as a Birthday Gift?

Absolutely! Sending a birthday care package is a wonderful way to show someone you care and to help them feel special on their birthday, especially if you can't be there to celebrate with them in person.

There are many different things you can include in a birthday care package, depending on the person's interests and preferences. Some ideas might include their favourite snacks or treats, a small gift or two, a personalised card and a birthday balloon. Whatever you decide to include a care package is a wonderfully different way wish them a very happy birthday!

Send a gift- Where Bluebirds Fly, stars and feather Care package box-.
Send a Gift In The Post. Letterbox Spa care package with self heating eye mask, hair scrunchies, facial sheet mask, hair care mask and clay face wash.
Thinking Of You Pocket Hug
A little box of sunshine care package
Send a gift: Create Your Own Self Care Package.

Where did the idea of care packages come from?

Where Bluebirds Fly was launched in 2015, we started by creating handcrafted gifts but quickly expanded and sent our first care package in 2016! All of our hand crafted gifts were beautifully presented in gift boxes and gift wrapped, following feedback from our lovely first customers we became to understand the difficulty they were having finding a special, personal gift that could be sent through the post. We found that you could order a pre-made gift basket or hamper online, however there was no way to customise this to create something truly personal and meaningful and we began to look at creating a website where you can design and send your own meaningful gift box to any UK address from anywhere in the world! We now have our 'Box Builder' available to use on the website, which is a step by step gift creator where you choose exactly how you would like your gift to look and what you would like to include, our easy to use care package builder will let you create your own box of treats, select if you would like it gift wrapped and write your own gift card, once you designed your gift we will put it all together for you and send it direct in the post!

Although our care packages launched in 2016 the concept of care packages dates back much further! The idea of care packages has been around for a very long time in fact, but it became popular during World War II. During the war, millions of soldiers were far away from home and often had limited supplies. To help boost morale, family and friends would send care packages filled with food, toiletries, and other items to their loved ones serving overseas. These packages were a way to show support, provide comfort, and remind soldiers that they were not forgotten. Although the concept of care packages has since expanded beyond the military, the thought and care put into creating them remains the same.

Cosy Treats: Book and Tea

What size should a care package be?

It's completely up to you! The size of a care package can vary depending on the contents and the intended recipient.

Traditionally care packages were packed into shoe boxes- these are the perfect size to fit in lots of little treats and goodies but still small enough and light enough to be sent through the post. Our most popular sized gift box for our care packages is still one that is slightly larger than a shoe box, however when you create your own gift on our website you can add as much or as little as you would like for the occasion. We have a variety of sized boxes and will choose the perfect gift box (or gift boxes for very large deliveries!) for your care package -our postage fee's are fixed and we don't charge any extra for larger, heavier boxes... in fact delivery is free if you spend over £45! You can also build a your own letterbox sized care packages too which are the perfect size to fall straight onto the doormat if they aren't home to receive the gift! We have three item care packages for £12.95 and five item care packages for £19.95 both of which include free UK delivery! A care package doesn't need to be a big expensive gesture, it is all about the thought that is put into the contents and the beautiful presentation- this is what makes a care package extra special.

Send a gift. Create your own care package. Photo shows a letterbox gift with eye mask, aromatherapy roll on, coffee, bath salts.

We hope you have enjoyed leaning a little bit more about our care packages!

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If you have any questions at all or would like to learn more please feel free to get in touch with our the Where Bluebirds Fly team:

Create Your Own Care Package. A selection of items from our send a care package service
Lavender & Lilac Massage Soap
Sun Shower- Shower Steamer and box. Create and send a care package, gift option