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Old 02-12-2010, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What would you like to recieve in a care package?

I'mm making a care package for my best friend and I'm looking for some ideas. What would you like to find in a care package?
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I was gonna say porn, cocaine, and Jameson....


I'm thinking tea, a book, some chocolate, and a mug.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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porn, cocaine and jamson sounds WAY better than that other stuff.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It depends on what it's for. Is it a get well soon care package? Is your friend a member of the military? A new parent?
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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She's just awesome. We've been good friends for a long time and we started sending letters and packages to eachother a while ago. It's just a.. Hi, how's life, miss you, heres some cool shit.. package.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey! I like this thread.
Ive made care packages and received them.
Both are good.

Right now, in my care package
I would like some tulips, a tin
of lapsang souchong tea, some
take-out Chinese, a deck of cards,
hand warmers, and a blanket.
Im feeling homey right now.

If you could arrange for Jem
to deliver it, it would be ever more fab.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^^ Can you and I be friends?

sorry, I have nothing to add. I am male.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah. Well play poker.
Bring some brewskis for the Chinese
and your gold spray paint.

And if you could arrange to come with Jem
it would be ever more fab.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Care packages of that nature seem to be pretty personal things. So, naturally we can't get too specific.

In general terms I would go with:

Favourite foods.
Some stuff everyone needs (favourite cologne/lotion something similar).
Pictures of her/the two of you.
Some kind of a memento to remind her of a good time together with you.
If you're motivated enough, go back to a place special to the both of you and take new pictures to send. Even without her there it will still be special.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Chocolate, always chocolate, and make it good chocolate. For example:
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You can do themed care packages--say she's a tealover. Do a care package with a variety of teas, tea accessories (tea infuser, teaspoon, mug, whatever), and a box of shortbread. Coffee? Variety of coffees and a mug. Puzzles? A whole boatload of different kinds of puzzles. Maybe she's into knitting? Yarns, a knitting book, and a size of needles she doesn't have.

Ultimately, the care package isn't about us, but who you are sending it to. And if you don't feel like spending too much $, baked goods are generally appreciated.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Monkie makes AWESOME packages.


That said, I've done the following:

~Hand-painted small flower pot, small baggie of organic soil, forget-me-not seeds.
~Word games (large print, har har) books, a really giant pencil, and a bookmark.
~Assorted teas and/or coffees, a hand painted mug or funny one, and the Splenda packets with sayings on them.
~Bittersweets, a box of kleenex, chocolate, and a good book for a friend who was recently post-breakup.
~Raid on the $1.00 travel size bins at Target or Walmart to make a pamper-box.
~Small canvases (2" x 2") painted with single words that were inside jokes. I did pairs of four or six.
~Microfleece blanket, thick socks, can of Muir Glen chicken noodle soup, a beanie, and mittens for a sickie friend up north.
~Funnily decorated flip flops (glitter, FTW!), tube of sunscreen, funky sunglasses and a cheesy visor for one of my snowed-in friends.

I used to collect little things that were on sale or whatnot at Ross or Michaels, etc, whenever I went out and about and at the end of a month, I'd tuck the randomness in a box and mail it out just for a smile. Things that reminded me of that person, greeting cards that would crack me up (and sent blank ones for her to send out), etc. It's fun.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You're pretty much my hero Noodle. Keep the ideas coming guys, this is awesome.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How about something that she may not be able to get where she's at? I had a friend that had moved and in a conversation they mentioned they couldn't find a Big Red(Cream soda) anywhere. Sure it sounds like a lame gift but it was much appreciated.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hmm, that's a good idea Reese. There's this Aero Eggs at my school that I've never seen anywhere else, I'll send her a few of those in the package.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Make a tie-blanket out of fleece.



Instructions are super easy to make and find on the interwebz. Note: my favorite size to make is 2 1/2 yards in length. Makes it long enough to cover someone (tall,) from over head to over toes with enough leftover for a dog or to squish up with like a teddy bear.

...Then wrap up above mentioned items inside it.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That's a really good idea Woods! I've heard of that before, but I never put the two ideas together!
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I can only get Aero Chocolate in two places, UK and Newfoundland when I stop for gas. If somebody sent me Aerochocolate in the USA I'd probably carve an ice statue in their image. Do it!
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:26 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I can only get Aero Chocolate in two places, UK and Newfoundland when I stop for gas. If somebody sent me Aerochocolate in the USA I'd probably carve an ice statue in their image. Do it!
Is this the chocolate your talking about?
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah that stuff. In Russia is called Vuzdushen schokolad, in Bulgaria its LZ chocolate (LZ being their country code). Awesome stuff that I horde and stockpile.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I know what I'd want from a care package: a mail-order bride, and maybe some cashews. It's tough to go wrong with cashews.
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