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21 Best Care Packages to Send from a Distance

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoJul 27, 2021 | 11 comments

The Best Care Packages and Care Package Gift Subscriptions List

Are you someone who expresses your love by sharing food? Maybe by carefully mixing cocktails tailored to your friends' tastes? Or perhaps wrapping up gifts selected especially with someone special in mind? By sending a care package, you can do what you do best, but from afar! The care package ideas on this list are for everyone. They range from delicious snacks and pantry additions to soothing teas and other beverages. There are also gift boxes with beauty and skincare items that will elevate your loved ones' rhythms and routines (and think of you every day)! And, all have the added bonus of giving your pals the thrill of receiving a package in the mail. Read on for our suggestions of the best care packages to send to your people while maintaining a social distance.

Care Package Ideas to Show Your Love From a Distance

1. Universal Yums

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $15 per month. Buy it here!

What's Included: A variety of authentic snacks from a different featured country each month. You can always expect a mix of flavors: salty, sweet, spicy, fruity, and more. Choose from the Yum Box for $15 a month, the Yum Yum Box for $25 a month, or the Super Yum Box for $39 a month, and send just 1 box or a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription. See gifting options here!

Read our Universal Yums reviews for info on the monthly subscription. Ships to the contiguous US for free, and the rest of the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Israel for varying rates.

2. Goldbelly

The Cost: Varies by selection. Sign up here!

What's Included: Looking for a care package that will touch the hearts and tummy's of your loved ones? Look no further than Goldbelly. This curated online marketplace for regional and artisanal foods is crafted by local food purveyors throughout the United States. Goldbelly's staff curates products from restaurants, bakeries, delis, etc. to feature on the site and facilitates shipping across all 50 states. Choose from a large selection of care packages, from H&H bagels in New York to Georgia peaches to even a handful of Philly cheesesteaks, whether a recurring subscription of favorites around the country to a one-time delivery, this will be the memorable arrival to show how much you care.

Ships within the U.S. Check out our Goldbelly details to learn more.

3. Vine Oh!

Vine Oh! Winter 2020 box with all contents shown.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $59.99 per quarter to subscribe. $69.99 for a one-time box. Buy it here!

What's Included: Two bottles of premium custom wine with your choice of reds only, whites only, a mix, or all sweet wine. Plus a spread of wine-relevant items, decadent treats, and fun gifts. Each box has a retail value of $120 or more.

Read our Vine Oh! reviews for info on this quarterly subscription. Ships to the except the following states: AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, RI, UT. Boxes ship via FedEx.

4. Bean Box Good Morning Gift Box

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The Cost: $54. Buy it here!

What's Included: Breakfast in bed, which in this case looks like 4 gourmet coffees (your choice of whole bean or ground) and 8 breakfast treats including stroopwafels, biscotti, artisan granola, and preserve jams. Make it extra special by including a note! Want to keep the good coffee flowing in the direction of your friend? Sign up for a Bean Box subscription here.

Read our Bean Box reviews for info on the monthly subscription. Ships to the US for free.

5. Raaka Three Bar Box

Raaka Three Bar Box.

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The Cost: $15 + shipping. Buy it here!

What's Included: Your choice of three chocolate bars from Raaka's selection of certified organic, kosher and non-GMO, gluten- and soy-free chocolates. Some of their exciting flavor options include Lemon Coconut Cream (60% cacao), Bourbon Cask Aged (82% cacao), and for the intense dark chocolate lovers, 100% Cacao. Raaka also offers a monthly subscription, First Nibs, which sends two bars ($19.95/month) or three bars ($24.95/month) on a recurring basis.

Ships to the US for $9.95, free for orders over $35.


6. Olive & June Studio Box

Olive and June Manicure Kit Review

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The Cost: $50. Buy it here!

What's Included: A 9-piece at-home manicure set, complete with a smartphone-supporting slot in its box so your gal pal can document her nail art process. Supplies include nail polish remover, a nail clipper and file, a buffer cube, nail polish in the color of your choosing, The Poppy universal polish bottle handle, a top coat, cuticle serum, and a clean-up brush for touching up.

Check out our Olive & June review for more info. Ships to the contiguous US. 


7. Bespoke Post

"Carve" knife-carving kit from Bespoke Post.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $55 + shipping for a one-time purchase; $45 per month + shipping for members. Buy it here!

What's Included: Each month, Bespoke Post unveils a new collection of about 12 different high-quality boxes for you to choose from. They range from gadgets and gear, to clothes and accessories, to lifestyle items like luggage and coffee brewing kits. Each box is $55, unless you sign up for a monthly subscription, in which case they're $45. Even if you subscribe, you get to preview and select what you want to send (or receive for yourself) each month!

Read our Bespoke Post reviews for more info on the monthly subscription. Ships to the lower 48 US states for $3.95, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $10. All orders over $75 qualify for free shipping.


8. Candy Club

Candy Club April 2019 review all candies

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The Cost: Starts at $49.99 + shipping for a 1-month gift box. Buy it here!

What's Included: Your choice of six 6-oz candy cups or six 13-oz candy cups in sweet, sour, tart, chocolatey, chewy, and sprinkly varieties! Send a one-time gift or a recurring 3-month or 6-month subscription.

Read our Candy Club reviews for more info on the monthly subscription. Ships to the contiguous US for $9.99.


9. Spoonful of Comfort Away From Home

The Away from Home care package with soup, rolls, and cookies.

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The Cost: Starts at $69.99. Buy it here!

What's Included: Soup with enough servings to feed 4-6 mouths, rolls, cookies, and a ladle. Soup options include chicken noodle, creamy corn and potato chowder, tomato basil, chicken wild rice, and poblano chicken chowder. For the half dozen cookies, you can choose between chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sugar cookies, or snickerdoodles, or opt out of cookies to save $10. Don't forget to add a custom note for your recipient at checkout!

Ships to the US. 

10. Harry & David Classic Favorites Basket

Harry & David gift basket filled with pears, crackers, truffles, moose munch, and more.

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The Cost: $59.99. Buy it here!

What's Included: Some of Harry & David's most popular treats, such as pears, Moose Munch® chocolate popcorn, sharp cheddar cheese, crackers, pepper and onion relish, and chocolate treats. Or, if you want to upgrade the experience, there are Deluxe Favorites and Summer Deluxe Hearthside gift baskets available for upcharges.

Ships to the US and Canada. Additional shipping fees may apply for deliveries to US P.O. boxes, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.


11. MOUTH The Peanut Butter Fix

The Peanut Butter Fix gift box from mouth.com.

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The Cost: $63 + shipping. Buy it here!

What's Included: A spread of peanut butter themed snacks for the nutty pal you wish you could hug! This box includes two straight-up jars of peanut butter—one that is chai-spiced—as well as a granola bar, pretzels, brittle, and puffs with PB as a prominent ingredient.

Ships to the US + APO addresses at varying rates.


12. Simone LeBlanc Good Vibes Basket

Good Vibes Basket care package from Simone LeBlanc.

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The Cost: $158 + shipping. Buy it here!

What's Included: A beautiful basket with handles, filled with high-quality olive oil, chocolate, and linen napkins to help your recipient enjoy moments at home more fully.

Ships to the US & internationally at varying rates.


13. L'Occitane Verbena Care Package

Verbena bar soap and hand creme from l'Occitane.

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The Cost: $20 + shipping. Buy it here!

What's Included: This bar soap and hand creme duo invites freshness in, care of a citrusy verbena scent. The two items arrive in a cardboard box inspired by the houses in Provence, which is where a majority of l'Occitane's ingredients are sourced.

Ships to the contiguous US for $4.95, and Alaska and Hawaii for $17.99.


14. GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box

Savvy themed box from GlobeIn April 2020 subscription.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $40 per month + free shipping for the first month. Save with longer commitments. Buy it here!

What's Included: A curated box of handcrafted items from global artisans, with a monthly theme. This subscription sends along information about each handmade piece that was included, typically including a photo of the maker. Expect lifestyle goods, small decor items, decorations for your garden, wearable accessories, and the occasional thing to eat!

Read our GlobeIn reviews for more info on the monthly subscription. Ships to the US (free shipping for the first month, $10 shipping for future months), Canada ($22), and internationally ($25).


15. 1-800-Baskets Fresh Fruit & Cheese Gourmet Gift Box

Apples, pears, and blocks of high-quality cheese are sent in this 1-800-baskets gift basket.

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The Cost: $49.99. Buy it here!

What's Included: High-quality fruits and cheeses. The fruit includes orchard D'Anjou pears and Braeburn apples; the cheese spread contains Bellwether Farms Carmody cheese and Fiscalini Cheddar—both are handmade on small farms in California.

Ships to over 195 countries including the US. Same-day and next-day delivery is available in some locations.


16. Aesop The Reveller Gift Kit

The Reveller gift kit includes a spread of hand and body care products.

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The Cost: $120. Buy it here!

What's Included: Four high-quality hand and body products in a zipper toiletry pouch. Included are a hand wash, hand balm, and a body cleanser and balm. The scents are citrus-infused, the formulas are gentle and hydrating, and the experience is meant to inspire joyous movement!

Ships to the US for free.


17. Sugarfina Boutique Tasting Box

Sugarfina Tasting Box Candy Care Package

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The Cost: $38 + shipping. Buy it here!

What's Included: Four pieces each of Sugarfina's 24 best-selling candies, organized behind little doors so you can strategize your tasting experience! Think champagne bears, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, watermelon gummies, martini olive almonds, and all sorts of additional gourmet treats.

Ships to the US for $14.95.


18. Cocktail Courier Seasonal Margarita Sampler

Four margaritas and tequila from Cocktail Courier.

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The Cost: $159.98. Buy it here!

What's Included: All the ingredients needed to make 16 cocktails using four different margarita recipes (inclusion of tequila depends on where you live). The bitters, syrups, rim salt, limes, oranges, and other exciting ingredients are all there, so your recipient can shake up Grapefruit Honey Margaritas, Hibiscus Jalapeño Margaritas, Passionfruit Spice Margaritas, and classic Fresh Citrus Margaritas every taco Tuesday or whenever they want!

Good to Know: Just the Mix Kit subscriptions, which include all ingredients except for the alcohol, ship to all regions in the contiguous US. Just the Mix Kits are $29.99 per month with free shipping. Upgrade to the Classic subscription ($49.99 per month) if you would like alcohol included in your kit—you'll be prompted to enter your zip code to check if alcohol ships to your region.

Ships to the US.


19. Knack The Ultimate Care Package

The Ultimate Care Package, including snacks and sweets, from Knack.

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The Cost: $78 + shipping. Buy it here!

What's Included: A spread of gourmet snacks in sweet, salty, and crunchy varieties! This box includes sprinkle cookies, butter toffee pretzels, a classic chocolate bar, caramel popcorn, salted peanuts, sea salt chocolate caramels, pork pepperoni sausages, and even vegan salami—so much yum.

Ships to the US at varying rates.


20. Seven CBD Care Package

CBD oil, gummies, melatonin, and more from Seven.

Image via Seven.

The Cost: $249.99 (currently on sale from $278.70) + shipping. Buy it here!

What's Included: High-quality CBD-infused products. This care package includes a CBD + melatonin supplement, CBD gummies, CBD oil, CBD + curcumin softgels, a CBD oil cartridge, and a 5-pack of CBD recovery powder—basically everything your pals need to chill out.

Ships to the US and some international countries at varying rates.


21. Giften Market The Man Crate

The Man Crate men's products from The Giften Market.

Image via Giften Market.

The Cost: $80. Buy it here!

What's Included: A box of goodies for men, including grooming essentials, sweet treats, and your choice of cocktail mix—select from an Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, Spicy Margarita, or more sweets (caramel corn). With awesomely branded body products and deliciousness alike, you'll be setting your loved one up.

Good to Know: Among many other box theme options, Giften Market has one for man's best friend. See their dog care package ($32) here!

Ships to the US for free.


Have you been considering sending a care package to someone? Let us know which box from this list you would choose!

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Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen! I've been writing with MSA since 2017. I am all sorts of things: a writer, a mother, an outdoors-lover, a low-maintenance self-carer, and general hungry person.

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in colors and silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.

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Wow, 85%of these are severely over priced. A gift card would be a better idea. Then they could get what they wanted.

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Christen Russo

They do tend to be a bit expensive (this is why I was sure to include a few less-expensive favorites like Universal Yums & Raaka!)—I learned this awhile back as I was looking for something to send to a friend who’d just had a baby. I was NOT prepared for the price tag! Depending on the circumstances I think it can feel worth it, but I agree that sending a gift card is an awesome alternative. Especially now while local businesses are really counting on their communities to support them during the tough times!

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Does anyone know if you can a skip month on the Bespoke box?

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Yes, but you have to go on site and cancel the box they auto-chose for you within 3 days. You can do this as many times as you want.

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Thank you!

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Ink cards has been a wonderful way to send photo cards to my grampa who is in a nursing home. It’s really brightened his spirits which is much needed right now.
I’ll look through these boxes and see if any are a good fit. Thanks for the suggestions MSA.

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Christen Russo

Oh that’s such a good idea! Plus, it’s so rare that pictures we take on our phones get printed, so it’s good for posterity. 😉

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Thanks for this awesome list!

When I was feeling really sick a couple of years ago, a very dear friend sent me the spoonful of comfort box. Soup and cookies were delicious and we still use the ladle regularly. I felt very loved and cared for. Highly recommend it.

Also, I noticed the Sugarfina box is on sale right now. Score!

I’m going to check out more of these. 🙂

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Christen Russo

Thanks for sharing your experience with Spoonful of Comfort, Chris! As I was poking around their website I got such a warm feeling inside, thinking how nice of a treat this would be to receive. I’m glad to hear it’s as good as it seems!

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is there any way to get free shipping for sugarfina? Their shipping is super expensive

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They used to have that sometimes, but not that I have seen recently. Hopefully they bring it back eventually. I ended up ordering this box and some other items in their sale section. They are having a bunch of sales now. I stocked up on some for gifts for Father’s Day and other upcoming occasions and also was able to get the free surprise candy cubes deal they are offering now. I don’t like paying for shipping, but I feel that I was able to get a great deal overall even with the shipping cost. My friends/family seem to always enjoy their candy. Good luck!

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