Escape from the winter blahs with these perfectly themed care packages
It happens to all of us who deal with cold weather in the winter– the seasonal winter blues! Even though we can’t change the temperature, it helps to think that spring and warmer weather aren’t really that far away. In the meantime, why not send someone you know who is dealing with the cold a helpful winter care package? We have a couple of amazing ideas that are sure to bring a smile to their face, and help them get through the rest of the winter. It’s fun to mix and match items that you know your friend or family member will love, but also consider a couple of these themed options as well.
A warming pad with a beachy image can get anyone to shake off the winter blahs. Image courtesy of Etsy.
Spend a Day at the Beach
We all wish we could spend more time at our favorite beaches– whether it’s one we’ve been to in the past, or one we dream about going to! Help someone you love beat those pesky winter blues with some beachy items sure to brighten their day. Flip flops are super inexpensive and such an easy item to include in your beach package– they come in all kinds of colors, designs, and materials, just fine a pair that looks comfy! You’ll then want to include something for your loved one to sip on as they dream of dipping their toes in the sand– we like lemonade, ice tea, or even their favorite soda or beer (if they’re over 21). While you’re at it, it’s also a good idea to throw in some tropical themed snacks, especially ones that feature coconut, mango, or lime!
Speaking of sand, include a sand art kit that sure to bring back happy memories of past trips to the beach. These kits contain everything they’ll need to make their very own beach in a bottle. While they’re waiting for the warmer weather, include this helpful, and beachy, pad that can be used warm or cold. When it’s not in use, it makes for a great couch or bed addition!
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
Who doesn’t love a good dose of self-care? Sometimes it seems we get so busy that we forget to take some time to pamper ourselves. Another great idea to send to a friend who just can’t wait for winter to be over is a spa and skin care package. Regardless if they have a spring break trip planned yet, we’re pretty sure no one will say no to having nice skin, hair, and nails! Include in this package some facial scrubs, masks, and toners. We especially like the exfoliating properties of charcoal peels as well as the calming nature of a good witch hazel toner. These will have skin looking its best and brightest in no time.
Another good idea is to include something to keep their nails and toenails looking spot on. Keeping your feet looking fantastic through the cold, dry winter can be tough, but with a little TLC, you can have those feet feeling beach ready! Because winter can be drying to all skin, make sure to include a hydrating moisturizer as well to your spa package. Bath bombs and luxurious hair oils are also some easy items to place in your care package as well.
Who doesn’t want a sweet treat at the end of a long, cold winter day? Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Enjoy Some Well-Deserved Sweets
In order to make it through the winter blues, sometimes you just need a treat once in a while. If someone you know has a sweet tooth– and would appreciate something to help them wait for warmer weather– a care package with their favorite sweets is just what they need! Since you know your friend or loved one best, creating one of these from scratch is super easy. That way you can include their favorite treats, whether that’s chocolate covered fruit, their favorite bite size candy bars, lolly pops, a collection of gummies– or all of the above! We recommend doing a nice variety of sweet snacks but don’t forget those salty treats either. Mixed nuts and popcorn are typically at the top of the list when it comes to those treats, but don’t neglect to include their favorite homemade treats as well!
No one will say no to a batch of chocolate chip cookies, brownies, or other delicious morsels that you can whip up in your kitchen. Other great accompaniments to a sweet care package are hot chocolate– to fight the cold– and mini marshmallows to place on top. When they find themselves in need of a quick picker upper, they’ll have so many choices!
Fight the cold by getting cozy with some warm drinks and fuzzy slippers.
Let’s Get Cozy!
Sometimes if you can’t beat something, join it! One of the best ways to fight off the winter blues is with a cozy care package, which is sure to warm up those cold days and nights ahead. You can include in this package almost anything that makes your loved one feel all warm inside. We think a winter care package that includes their favorite snack, some gourmet tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, is just what the doctor ordered to beat the cold. You could also decide to include some fuzzy slippers or even a nice, soft throw perfect to snuggle up on the couch with.
Speaking of couch time, books– whether paper or electronic– are a fantastic way to let your friend or loved one’s mind wander away from thoughts of the cold. Include some by their favorite author, or try something completely new! Another great way to keep cozy on the couch is to binge some great TV or movies. Hulu and Netflix gift cards make fantastic gifts, and there is always something new to choose from!
Don’t let the winter blues get someone you know down and out, send them a winter care package instead! We’ve listed a couple of ideas to get you started, but feel free to add as many items as you can fit!