When Is It Appropriate to send a Care Package?

Many people do not know when it is appropriate to send a care package. There is an abundance of generic gift options currently on the market, such as bunches of flowers, hampers, gift baskets and so on. However, when is it appropriate to send a gift that is more meaningful and personal than those gift options?

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A Caring Canary care package can convey the emotions you want to express

We believe it is appropriate to send a care package to someone during a time of need and also celebration. Just think, have you ever felt it inappropriate when a friend, family member, colleague or partner dropped you a line to let you know they were thinking of you? Of course there are boundaries, but a general rule of thumb is that if you think it would make them feel better to send them a care package, then it’s probably appropriate to do so. If you don’t know exactly what to do or say, we have created care packages such as the Pick Me Up and Keep Calm Kit care packages that are a unique gift solution for any occasion.

An ideal situation to send a care package is to a new parents or family. If you think about what a huge milestone it is in their life, and the physical and emotional journey that they have embarked on, sending them a thoughtful gift box containing all natural, useful, nourishing, indulgent and parenting items are a great gift idea (and way more useful than sending a bunch of flowers). Check our our Bundle Of Joy care package, new mums and dads love it because we’ve covered all bases. There’s healthy muesli for sustenance, herbal tea for long nights, an ethical Fairtrade toy and onesie for the baby, a scarf and organic moisturiser that doubles as a nipple cream for mum and other special items they can all enjoy.

If it’s a gift for a close friend of family member, the more personalised the better. Include items such as their favourite foods (chocolate is always a winner), an inspirational book or magazine, items that reflect a personal or ‘in’ joke you have with them, and also skincare and body products. If you don’t know the person super well, but still well enough to want to send them a little box of happiness, it’s always a good idea ot stick to more generic items that still show you’ve thought about what they are going through. Herbal tea and a scented candle is good if they are grieving, sad, unwell, going through chemotherapy or cancer treatment, or just need cheering up. Food items such as chocolates, sweets, handmade marshmallows, spiced nuts and gourmet snacks are always a winner and will never go to waste.

If you are sending a care package to a hospital, make sure you aren’t sending anything that is forbidden in that ward. Flowers are usually not allowed in cancer wards, and certain foods aren’t allowed into specific treatment areas too. It’s always a god idea to ring up the hospital and double check what is allowed ot be sent in. Remember, if you are sending them a Caring Canary care package we can always take care of this for you.

We have done lots of investigating into what people want to receive for different occasions. That’s why we’ve taken the hassle out of gift-giving for you if you want ot send a thoughtful care package or gift hamper, but don’t know where to begin. Our Deepest Condolences and Sympathy care packages are suitable to send someone during times of grief, death, loss or tragedy. The items have been specially chosen from boutique Australian businesses and are suitable to send a loved one, or as a corporate gift on behalf of a workplace.

If you would like to brighten someone’s day with a premium gift box full of thoughtful, high quality products, we can help! We offer overnight delivery to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and express delivery to Hobart, Darwin and regional cities a little further afield.