Happy hump day everyone! Wednesdays will always be a favorite day of the week for me (besides Saturdays) because it’s like a light at the end of the tunnel. Friday is almost here and I can convince myself to keep going for another two days. Mid-week pick-me-ups like a little shopping trip, dinner out, or a fresh manicure are always a great motivator for me as well. Last week, I sent one of my best friends a care package to give her some encouragement as she goes through this semester at college. When I was in school, my mom used to send them to me a lot and it always made my day! Here are some basic things to put in a care package that won’t break the bank!
Inexpensive Care Packages
Start with the fabulous Target dollar section! That dollar spot stole my heart a long time ago. The goodies you can find in there are so cute and so affordable. If I’m looking for little things to put in a package, I always start here. The paper straws, pencils, notecards, and memo mousepad are all from the dollar spot!
I also like to go to the clearance sections of beauty stores like Ulta because often times they have lip glosses or nail polishes on sale and those are always fun to include. If you’re sending your package through the postal service, be sure to check with the post office about how you should send the package if there are any liquids in it.
If you plan on sending a box as opposed to just a padded envelope, a coffee mug is also a fun thing to send! You can pad it with cute socks or pretty tissue paper for added glamor. A few other cute things to include are kiddy band aids (think Disney), small bag of coffee, bubble gum, seasonal decorations (‘Happy Easter’ banner), tassel garland, or $5 gift cards to a few places.
A care package will definitely brighten your friend’s day! It always nice knowing that someone is thinking of you and wants to show that they care. Just the other day my mom sent me a cute cupcake notepad and $20 buy a coffee maker! My day was totally made!